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This timeline has all the story of the world used as the setting of the first Ar Tonelico game, Sol Ciel. Note that the prehistory begins from the origin of the world until the people learned to harness the power of sounds, and the AD means "Ammue Dius", which roughly translates to "Era of the Divine Sounds".
Before the First Era
|BC||The people begins to know about the power and effects that some words manifest when they are pronounced.|
|-1022||Many nomads cross the sea, and arrive at the Grassroad Plains.|
|-484||Many dances and songs are created and prosper among the people.|
|10||Many communities gather, and form three kingdoms: Blast, Sylva and Valna.|
|348||Confirmed year of the creation of the first word: [chs] (change, turn into).|
|421||Confirmed year of the creation of the first sentence: [Was yea ra chs hymmnos mea] (I'll be happy to turn myself into a song).|
|440||Confirmation of the existence of the Moon Chanters, and date of oldest written description of them.|
|768||Among the three nations, the Kingdom of Valna begins using an strange kind of magic.|
|770||The strange magic spreads among the three kingdoms in a flash, and end up being called Prayer Songs.|
|1228||The singers of the Prayer Songs, who could use them to converse with nature, end being called the [Moon Chanters].|
|1883||Beginning of the decay of the Moon Chanters. From the society that worshiped mysterious things, the [Realistic Society] is formed.|
|1890||The Kingdom of Valna obtains a great power.|
|1919||A country called Metafalss summons the Tsukikanade from around the world, and begins to harness the powers of the Sounds. Then, in Metafalss, an special dialect called the Metafalss Note is created.|
|1998||The Songs played by the Moon Chanters begin being called [Hymmnos] out of respect.|
|2022||A delegation arrives from Sol Cluster.|
|2050||The Thousand-Year War with Sol Cluster begins.|
|2665||Among the territorial devastation caused by the war, the three kingdoms join forces, and form the nation of El Elemia.|
|2912||Discovery of the power of the Songstones by a Moon Chanter called the Father of Sound Science.|
|2934||Decay of the Moon Chanters, remaining only as a handful of lineages.|
|2915||Establishment of the El Elemia Songstone Research Center|
|2919||Succesful creation of the first songstone crystal|
|2929||Succesful separation between Grathnode and Parameno crystals.|
|2930||Discovery of the creation method of the Ardel Crystals.|
|2932||Begins the construction of the Tower of Origin.|
|2944||Begins the “only in name” technological exchange between Sol Ciel and Sol Cluster.
Inauguration of the New Generation Mankind Project: Reyvateil.
|2962||Death of the the "Father of Sound Science”|
|2968||"Tower of Origin" completed. Test runs begin.|
|2971||Begins the service of the Public Soundwave Network “SONATA”.|
|2973||Begins the study of Hymmnos, and it crosses paths with the Songstone research.|
|2975||"Ar tonelico" project begins.|
|2977||El Duel begins investigation on the problems and effects of LDSW on the environment.|
|2978||Demands on El Elemia are made to stop LDSW testing. Temporary suspension of experiments.|
|2982||Discovery of ultrahigh frequencies in the composition of the natural voice.
Begins the use of the Tower of Origin (the real first Ar tonelico). However, this one failed because the database had more info than what the Tower could manage.
|2983||Construction of “Ar tonelico” begins.|
|2990||"Horus, the New Continent" project starts.|
|2992||Development of the "Plasma Bell".|
|2993||Guidebook and world regulations concerning limitations on sound power for the environment enacted.|
|2997||“Ar tonelico” 50% complete.|
|2999||Birth of Eleno, descendant of the "Father of Sound Science”|
|3000||The Plasma Bell succesfully elevates a landmass, and creates the Wings of Horus.|
|3001||People from many inhuman nations take refuge in El Elemia.
Discovery of the ω Spectrum (fourth-dimensional expansion form of the FFT Spectrum), allowing the analysis of Hymmnos. With this, the development of Hymmnos took a great step forward.
|3013||“Ar tonelico” is completed.|
|3018||Regional Soundwave Network "SONATA" begins service.The Tower Administration Bureau of El Elemia introduces the draft for the International Standad Norm for Hymmnos: The Central Standard Note.
Definition of the International Standard of 52 Characters (a~z, A~Z) for Hymmnos.
|3020||Birth of Eleno´s daughter, Shurelia.|
|3022||Horus, the new continent, reaches critical height.
Beginning of the investigations related to the Reyvateils.
|3023||Eleno is transferred to an investigation center.|
|3025||Reopening of the studies on LDSW. The "World Commune Demands" is proposed to the other nations, but it's fiercely rejected.|
|3026||Second and Third Amplification Tower projects begin.|
|3027||Tactical Soundwave Network "JAM" begins operations.
Proposal to Sol Cluster of removal from the signatory nations.
Around this time, the prime field of the Reyvateils begins to be available.
|3028||Beginning of the West War with Sol Cluster.|
|3029||Eleno’s daughter, Shurelia, is killed by a security failure.|
|3030||El Duel begins to develop the idea of an unmanned tactics network.|
|3031||The incident of the Seven Bloodstains ends the West War.
Sol Ciel turns into the leading potency, and the most powerful country.
Functional Reyvateil of the α-testing phase completed, birth of the First Origin "Eoria".
|3032||Birth of the Second Origin Reyvateil "Frelia".|
|3033||Birth of the Third Origin Reyvateil "Tyria".The first β-Type Reyvateils are created.|
|3035||Eoria is connected to Ar tonelico and appointed as its Administrator.
Meeting of Eoria and Eleno
|3037||Begins the mass production of β Reyvateils.|
|3038||The Teru Tribe defies the law and assists in the war.|
|3040||Catastrophe of the "Grathnode Inferia." All the technology and information the humans had for learning and using Hymmnos songs was lost in it.|
|3040||People evacuate to the Right Wing of Horus, the central resort city, which was still under construction at the time.|
|3046||People begin to come together around Fropth Yivardi.|
|3047||A council of about 100 people is organized under the president of El Elemia.|
|3048||The concept design of the Silver Horn begins. A memorial monument for the ones that died in the Grathnode Inferia is built and placed in the Tail of Reminiscence.|
|3052||Rovar and Shurelia complete the first airship of the Second Era.|
|3055||The subject of building an airport in the Tail of Reminiscence is denied, and therefore delayed.|
|3056||Shurelia and Tastiella meet for the first time.|
|3065||Begins the construction of the Great Airport of the Tail of Reminiscence, Neo Elemia.|
|3067||The Great Airport of Neo Elemia is completed.
The first long distance airship takes off from the Wings of Horus.
|3068||90% of the world's surface is covered by the Sea of Death.|
|3069||The region of Sol Cluster is completely destroyed.|
|3176||Begins the outbreak of the Sonic Bursts.
Abnormal beings appear and begin attacking the people.
|3188||Beginning of the Ar tonelico Restoration Project, and Shurelia assumes the charge of Highest Advisor.|
|3202||Shurelia makes an announcement to the β Reyvateils.|
|3205||Creation of the first Pureblooded β-Type Reyvateil.|
|3280||Shurelia advocates her position as the controller for the Reyvateil Control mechanism located in the Silver Horn.|
|3341||The total Reyvateil population triplies.|
|3348||Humans begin to feel doubt and uneasiness toward Reyvateils.|
|3390||Pureblooded β Type Reyvateils are selectively bred and created.
Creation of a problem, birth of the Pureblooded β-Type Reyvateil “Mir”.
|3409||A Reyvateil uprising occurs in Neo Elemia.|
|3411||Humans suppress the riot. Reyvateil rules and regulations are strengthened.|
|3420||Control is enforced upon the Reyvateils.
The right wing of Horus falls.
Mir creates Viruses and hides them inside the Tower.
|3421||Shurelia and the Teru Tribe build the “Crescent Chronicle”.Mir is sealed. The Teru Tribe and Humans write and sign the Covenant of Elemia.|
|3422||The Humans that signed the Convenant of Elemia go to the top floors of the Tower and build the city of Platina.|
|3500||Gasaki and Leila visit the landlord of the town of Nemo, and spread Grathmelding.|
|3510||Grathmelding is popularized on a large scale. Nemo's landlord builds the Sakura store.|
|3522||The Sakura Store begins to research measures against the abnormal beings.|
|3624||Establishment of the quest company "Tenba".|
|3641||The Golden Age of Grathmelding.|
|3709||Concept for an "Academic City for the Cloud Sea Investigation" launched by the Tenba Conglomerate.|
|3713||Begins the administration of the floating Firefly Alley Reactor by the Power Department.|
|3734||[Firefly Alley Construction Organization] established. Management is setup.|
|3752||Birth of the 31th Lune: Misha Arsellec Lune. Birth of Lyner Barsett, son of the Platina Commander Leard Barsett.|
|3753||Aurica is born as a 3rd generation Reyvateil in Skuwat village.|
|3755||Kyle Clancy fails in his attempts to revive the Mother Virus.|
|3759||Misha departs for Town of Light and Magic Em Pheyna to sing in the Crescent Chronicle.|
|3761||Jack Hamilton leaves Em Pheyna.|
|3764||Bourd orders the Tenba troops to attack Em Pheyna, and kidnaps Misha.
Battle of Skuwat. Jack receives a serious wound.
The number of virus manifestations in the Symphonic Reactor begins to increase rapidly.
|3770||Outbreak of "ELMA-DS," an atrocious Virus never before seen, in the Symphonic Reactor.
In Hymmnos story, in this period of time, the Hymmnos language has been mostly forgotten, and everyone has forgotten the reasons behind the existence of the Tower.
|3772||Jack, Krusche and Mir depart on a journey.|