Talk: Aegon's Landing
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Is it really true that the Westerosi calender counts from Aegon's landing? I remember something about him dating his reign fom the day he got the High Septon's blessing.
- Well, I didn't write that the Westerosi calendar is based around the event, since I don't think their calendar is ever specifically mentioned within the story. The books use years since Aegon's Landing in the peripheral materials, and I believe that it's the only system we've come across. -Oorag 09:48, 7 May 2007 (CDT)
- The Targaryen appendix in AGOT is "Dated by years after Aegon's Landing". According to it Aerys II reigned until 283. In the books it is repeatedly said that the Rebellion took place 15 years before the start, placing them on 298 after Aegon's Landing. That is consistent with what Tywin's anouncement:
- “Joffrey and Margaery shall marry on the first day of the new year, which as it happens is also the first day of the new century. The ceremony will herald the dawn of a new era.” Tyrion I from ASOS.--The hairy bear (Send me a raven) 10:16, 7 May 2007 (CDT)
- Nice pull. I updated to the article to confirm that the Seven Kingdoms does in fact use that date.-Oorag 22:31, 7 May 2007 (CDT)