I have been looking at various mentions when events happen in many of the Dark Sun products and trying to resolve some of the discrepancies. I thought I would post some of the problems in the arena here to see if we can discuss and come to a consensus. Note that by timeline, I am not referring to the Timeline of Athas that appears on athas.org, but just use the term in general.
So my first question is from the 3E magazine articles. When were the Elan created?
FY 352 is the current year for the 3e articles.
Du 110 pg 71 states that the Elan appeared almost 300 years ago in Nibenay. When the Order was splintered, one faction released their research project, the elan race. So FY 52 approximately.
Dr 319 pg 21 says The Order was factionalized and driven underground after a failed plot, 100 years ago. Was this the factionalization that lead to the Elan being released? So FY 252 approximately.
Dr 319 pg 22 Says there are no Elan older than 25 years old, because that was when the Order first created them. So FY 327 approximately.
Or a fourth option. Is the splintering of the Order referring to the Dragon Crown event, which would put this at 348 years ago? FY 4.