The timeline of The Bone Season universe dates back many centuries, starting with the nineteenth century.[1]

19th century (1800-1899)Edit


  • The Rephaim arrive in the corporeal world when the ethereal threshold reaches its highest ever point.
    • They persuade Lord Palmerston, the British Prime Minister, that he needs to hand control of the country to them in order to prevent an invasion by the Emim. Palmerston does, but the rest of the country has no idea that this has happened. Life appears to continue as normal. The Rephaim reach an agreement with Palmerston that they will occupy the city of Oxford.
  • A secret military unit is deployed to clear the city.
  • Bone Season I begins.


  • Jack the Ripper's reign of terror begins in August and ends in November, leaving chaos in its wake.
    • Whitechapel's H Division is unable to identify the murderer.

20th century (1900-1999)Edit


  • Queen Victoria dies.
    • Marks the beginning of the end for the monarchy.
  • At his coronation, her son, Edward, is accused of being Jack the Ripper after "evidence" of his involvement is found in his quarters.
    • Within days, the hysteria and rage on the streets forces Edward and the rest of the monarchy (and many members of the aristocracy) to flee for their lives. Edward will for ever be known as the Bloody King, or "fallen prince."
  • Republic of England is founded, led by the Marquess of Salisbury, who declares an overriding mission for his new government: the destruction of "unnaturals" like Edward. This mission is justified by the fact that Edward supposedly summoned evil spirits to perform the murders.


  • After decades of preparation, the Scion Citadel of London is declared open on 29th November by the first Grand Inquisitor, Ramsay MacDonald.
    • This is the first time the word "Scion" has been used in public.
  • The republic is renamed the Republic of Scion England.
    • This day continues to be marked with the annual celebration of Novembertide.
  • Bone Season VII begins.

21st century (2000-present)Edit




  • Ethereal batteries are invented.
  • Scion turns its attention to creating Radiesthesic Detection Technology (RDT), a more efficient means by which clairvoyance can be detected.


  • The Molly Riots begin in Ireland.
    • Its epicentre is Dublin, where an enormous protest, organised by students and staff at Trinity College, meets the first Scion soldiers on the banks of the Liffey.
    • The protest swiftly turns violent when Scion turns its weapons on the crowd.
    • This day becomes known as "the Incursion."
    • The student leaders, including Paige's beloved cousin Finn McCarthy, are sentenced to hang at Carrickfergus.


  • After a long, bloody struggle, the north of Ireland surrenders to Scion.
    • It is agreed that Scion Belfast will be established at the end of the year.
  • Southern Ireland continues to fight for some time, but its people face brutal suppression.


  • In Ireland, Andrew Mahoney is conscripted by Scion under "special circumstances."
    • He and his daughter relocate to London.


  • Bone Season XIX begins.
    • A large number of humans are gathered to replace those lost in the rebellion. Among the captives is Liss Rymore.


  • The first RDT Senshield, which can detect aura at up to twenty feet, is trialled at the Paddington Terminal complex.
  • Bone Season XX begins.
  • March: