Since the recent posting of the graphics I made have been pretty popular among AH.com, I figured why not and I am deciding to make a thread dedicated towards the setting in which the posted graphics I had displayed. Ball of Confusion is the canon timeline of my constructed world, Erecond. The Overview of things This is the current progress of the political map as of 34 IE, aka the current and present year on this planet. Much of the development so far has been lopsided towards one country, the Confederation of Concordian Republics (the turquoise country in the top left corner), a behemoth of a state, it's economic prowess is mostly accented by its most progressive stage it has been in for decades, and was once a former dominion of the Kingdoms of Calhoun (the dark red country just east of Concordia), which it had formally exited and transitioned to a republic almost a century ago. Erecond has it's very own universally recognized calendar, the Common Timing Structure, which categorizes the years into eras of certain periods. Sapient Era - The period in which agriculture is cultivated, civilization and societies begin. Promise Era - A time of steady growth as sprouting civilizations grow, technology improves greatly. Firehand Era - For many unknown reasons, magic was a dominant mystical force that dominated much of Erecond. As magic provided many advantages and an easier life, it led to a stagnation in the improvement and got in the way of technological progress. Second Promise Era - The Second Promise Era was the era that began after magic had no longer began to influence the souls of others (The last known person possessing any form of genetic mutation associated with it, died in 280 SPE). This began another age of growth for countries, like colonization, the rise, and dominance of democracy, and philosophical thought, as well as many inventions that would further make life easier on this planet. It ended in 685 SPE, as treaties following the Panthalassic Wars (the largest, deadliest war most recent to occur in Erecond), effectively ended the era. Information Era - The current period and most advanced of the last four. The Information Era categorizes in the existence of the internet, space travel, and so much information passed down towards the younger generation born within this era. The Calendar is mandated by a hereditarily appointed committee situated in Roberplan (The capital city of Calhoun), who usually convene during trying times in voting to end an incumbent era to usher in a new one, they typically decide what said era will be known as. Other than that, here's another graphic I recently made! The 3 most major figures in Concordian politics at the moment, Margaret Major, a former Chief Councilor and leader of the opposition party, the Concordian Party, and was once secretary of state under Chief Councilor Kip Snyder. Geoffrey Todd, leader of the Equality Party and the incumbent Chief Councilor. Veers Samuel, the leader of Society & Labor, and also a former mayor of the Todesoro state capital of New Roberplan, as well as having the position of the Speaker of Union Congress and the General Secretary of the Concordian Alliance of Trade. Tl;dr This is just a depository for Ball of Confusion related graphics, writings, and cartography .