The Shadow Rising Timeline

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This is a breakdown of the timeline and all the events happening in each chapter in The Shadow Rising. The main story in the book begins after the fall of the Stone of Tear, an event that ended The Dragon Reborn.

The following assumptions have been made:

  • The Great Hunt ends around the month of Danu, 998 NE, and the beginning of The Dragon Reborn is said to be around the beginning of spring, which would make the events start in the month of Saban 999NE, almost a year after departing from Emond's Field.
  • Whenever there are multiple points of view in a chapter, it's assumed the events are happening at the same time, or at least closely together.


For a broader timeline, please check The Wheel of Time Timeline.


Date, Month, Year (Farede Calendar) Day of Timeline Chapter Name Characters and Events
possibly Aine, 999 NE Day 1 Ch.1, Seeds of Shadow Min reaches Tar Valon and talks with Siuan about a possible attack, Elaida sees Min and talks with Alviarin about her suspicions about Siuan
possibly Aine, 999 NE Day 1 Ch.1, Seeds of Shadow Dain Bornhald is with his leagion in Tarren Ferry in the Two Rivers, Fain as Ordeit is also there
possibly Aine, 999 NE Day unknown Ch.1, Seeds of Shadow High Lady Suroth is in Cantorin and knows about Rand proclaiming himself to be the Dragon Reborn
beginning Adar, 999 NE Day 1, at least two weeks after the fall of the Stone, but less than a month Ch.2, Whirlpools in the Pattern Perrin, Mat and Rand are attacked by bubbles of evil
Adar, 999 NE Day 1 Ch.3, Reflection Perrin goes to visit Rand and finds him all bloodied, Moiraine, Lan and Rhuarc join them
Adar, 999 NE Day 1 Ch.4, Strings Mat visits Thom in the servants quarters and they talk
Adar, 999 NE Day 1 Ch.5, Questioners Egwene and Nynaeve question the Black Ajah prisoners - Joiya and Amico.
Adar, 999 NE Day 1 Ch.6, Doorways Moiraine tells the girls about her plans about Rand and Egwene tells Elayne that she does not love Rand anymore
Adar, 999 NE Day 2 Ch.7, Playing with Fire Egwene and Elayne try to help Rand with channeling, then Egwene tells him she no longer loves him
Adar, 999 NE Day 2 Ch.8, Hard Heads Elayne tells Rand that she is fond of him and Egwene tells Mat about the redstone doorframe ter'angreal
Adar, 999 NE Day 5 Ch.9, Decisions Three days pass, on the third day evening Selene comes to Rand and reveals she is actually Lanfear
Adar, 999 NE Day 5 Ch.10, The Stone Stands The Stone is attacked by Trollocs and Myrdraal
Adar, 999 NE Day 5 Ch.11, What Lies Hidden Egwene tries Dreamwalking without the ter'angreal and finds Amys in Tel'arhan'rhiod
Adar, 999 NE Day 5 Ch.12, Tanchico or the Tower Egwene wants to go to the Waste to learn from the Wise Ones. Elayne and Nynaeve will go to Tanchico
Adar, 999 NE Day 5 Ch.13, Rumors Mat hears a rumor that Whitecloaks are in the Two Rivers and talks to Perrin, who has decided to leave
Adar, 999 NE Day 5 Ch.14, Customs of Mayene Perrin pushes Faile away by not letting her join him to the Two Rivers. Faile tries to fight with Berelain, but Rhuarc breaks them off
Adar, 999 NE Day 5 Ch.15, Into the Doorway Mat goes through the redstone doorway ter'angreal. Rand and Moiraine had also walked in at the same time
Adar, 999 NE Day 6 Ch.16, Leavetakings Perrin goes to search for Loial and Faile is already there. They will get ready to travel through the Ways, Gaul will join Perrin
Adar, 999 NE Day 6 Ch.16, Leavetakings Elayne, Nynaeve and Egwene are preparing to leave for Tanchico
Adar, 999 NE Day 6 Ch.17, Deceptions Thom speaks with Moiraine, she asks him to join Elayne and Nynaeve on their way to Tanchico
Adar, 999 NE Day unknown Ch.17, Deceptions Min speaks with Gawyn and Galad and later with the Amyrlin Seat. They receive Moiraine's message about Rand drawing Callandor
Adar, 999 NE Day unknown Ch.17, Deceptions Sahra is murdered by an Aes Sedai


In total the events in The Shadow Rising happen during the month of Adar, 999 NE and last around a month.