timeline lists all known events in the universe of , dated following the Dishonored modern calendar established across the Empire of the Isles.
Creation of the Outsider.
1st Day, Month of Earth
End of the Great Burning, dated as the beginning of the modern calendar.
Disappearance of the ancient civilization established on Dunwall's grounds, in Gristol.
Founding of the Academy of Natural Philosophy in Dunwall.
14th Day, Month of Songs: End of the War of Four Crowns.
2nd Day, Month of Nets: Coronation of Emperor Finlay Morgengaard I, marking the foundation of the Empire of the Isles.
20th Day, Month of Timber: The Parliament is created in Gristol.
Coronation of Empress Valessa Morgengaard.
Coronation of Emperor Jalle Morgengaard.
Coronation of Emperor Aneirin Rhydderch.
Coronation of Emperor Ailish Rhydderch.
Coronation of Emperor Hurien Morgengaard.
Beginning of the construction of the Abbey in Dunwall, as ordered by Overseer John Clavering.
Coronation of Emperor Yefim Olaskir.
Beginning of the Rectification War, led by the Abbey of the Everyman.
End of the construction of the Abbey.
Siege of White Cliff, marking the end of the Rectification War.
The Abbey of the Everyman is named State Religion of the Empire.
Coronation of Empress Zolana Olaskir.
Coronation of Emperor Daniil Olaskir.
Coronation of Emperor Alexy Olaskir.
Birth of Vera Dubhghoill.
Vera Dubhghoill receives a marriage proposal from the Emperor.
Coronation of Empress Larisa Olaskir.
12th Day, Month of Seeds: Birth of Anton Sokolov.
Vera Dubhghoill marries Lord Preston Moray.
13th Day, Month of Ice: Birth of Daud in Serkonos.
25th Day, Month of Nets: Birth of Corvo Attano in Karnaca, Serkonos.
27th Day, Month of Nets: Burning of the ESV-Ridgegate at Wynnedown, Morley.
1st, Month of Ice: Beginning of the Morley Insurrection.
8th Day, Month of Clans: Assassination of the Empress Larisa Olaskir.
17th Day, Month of Clans: A Regency is established to rule the Empire during the crisis.
15th Day, Month of Seeds: End of the Morley Insurrection.
Morley settlers immigrate to Karnaca.
An unknown woman is marked by the Outsider.
13th Day, Month of Wind: The Morley Famine is officially declared.
3rd Day, Month of Seeds: Coronation of Emperor Euhorn Jacob Kaldwin I.
16th Day, Month of Rain: Birth of Delilah Copperspoon.
3rd Day, Month of Earth: Birth of Jessamine Kaldwin.
Anton Sokolov paints a portrait of Vera Moray.
Lord Preston Moray and his wife Vera explore the Pandyssian Continent. Vera is marked by the Outsider.
Sokolov explores the Pandyssian Continent, looking for the Outsider.
1st Day, Month of Timber: Foundation of Dunwall's City Watch.
Construction of the Wind Corridor in Karnaca.
Vera Moray takes Morris Sullivan as her apprentice.
Daud arrives in Dunwall.
2nd Day, Month of Hearths: Birth of Billie Lurk.
Discovery of ancient ruins beneath Dunwall.
Vera Moray kills her husband.
Corvo Attano wins the Blade Verbena competition in Karnaca. He is given an early officer ranking and starts serving in Serkonos's army.
Vera Moray starts living in the streets and becomes known as Granny Rags.
28th Day, Month of Rain: Corvo is delivered to Dunwall by the Duke of Serkonos as a political gift to the Emperor.
7th Day, Month of Songs: Jessamine Kaldwin names Corvo Royal Protector.
22nd Day, Mont of Ice: The emperor's wife, Beatrix Blayne Kaldwin, dies in childbirth along with the child.
Thaddeus Campbell is appointed High Overseer.
Inauguration of the Royal Conservatory in Karnaca.
Anton Sokolov meets Esmond Roseburrow and learns the secret of his processed whale oil.
Daud is marked by the Outsider.
Sokolov is named Royal Physician and Head of the Academy of Natural Philosophy.
2nd Day, Month of Rain: Jessamine and Corvo become lovers.
19th Day, Month of Darkness: Death of Emperor Euhorn Jacob Kaldwin.
1st Day, Month of High Cold: Coronation of Empress Jessamine Kaldwin I.
Beginning of the industrial boom across the Empire.
Delilah Copperspoon becomes a painter as Sokolov's apprentice.
2nd Day, Month of Rain: Birth of Emily Drexel Lela Kaldwin.
Luca Abele's brother is killed by Billie Lurk.
8th Day, Month of Clans: The first carriage railways is built in Dunwall.
Billie Lurk joins Daud and his Whalers.
Hiram Burrows is appointed Royal Spymaster.
Pistols carried by City Watch officers are upgraded with whale oil technology, under the advise of Burrows to the Empress.
Delilah is marked by the Outsider.
Sokolov invents the Arc Pylons and the Walls of Light for the City Watch.
Esmond Roseburrow commits suicide.
Delilah begins a relationship with Arnold Timsh.
Month of Clans: The Rat Plague strikes Dunwall.
Month of Songs: Drapers Ward crashes.
Delilah founds her Coven of witches. Daud meets some of them.
The " Lonely Rat Boy" is marked by the Outsider.
Sokolov invents Tallboys for the City Watch.
Delilah moves her coven to Brigmore Manor, thus becoming the Brigmore Witches.
Piero Joplin has a vision about a mask in the Void
The water barriers of the Rudshore Financial District break, flooding the place which becomes known as the Flooded District.
18th Day, Month of Earth: Assassination of the Empress Jessamine Kaldwin and abduction of her daughter, Corvo Attano is incarcerated in Coldridge Prison.
Hiram Burrows is appointed Lord Regent by the Parliament.
Month of Rain: The Dead Counters commisionned by the Lord Regent start their duties under the authority of the newly appointed City Barrister, Arnold Timsh.
 Between the Months of High Cold and Hearths: Corvo escapes from  Coldridge Prison and is marked by the Outsider. Daud has a vision of the Outsider and starts searching for Delilah. The events of Dishonored, and The Knife of Dunwall take place.
The Brigmore Witches 28th Day, Month of High Cold: Lady Boyle's Last Party takes place.
1st Day, Month of Timber: Coronation of Empress Emily Drexel Lela Kaldwin.
Most of this timeline was revealed in the official artbook, , as well as a few events unmentioned in-game. The rest are based on comments from Dishonored: The Dunwall Archives Dishonored's co-creative director, Harvey Smith.
The Great Burning which led to the beginning of the modern calendar is described as a time dominated by cultural destruction – the period was effectuated by a roving cult which grew to enormous size and visited ruin upon all cities. This suggests that the Great Burning was an event orchestrated by human hands and not something linked to the supernatural.
Developer Commentary - Corvo's Youth
Field Survey Notes: The Royal Spy
Dead Counter Responsibilities
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