Time Line
The Vampire Chronicle
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Around 4000 B.C.

(around the fall of Jericho)
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Akasha brings the twins to her court; Khayman
rapes them, and Mekare then asks the spirit of
Amel to avenge them. Amel fuses with Akasha
and makes her a vampire; she in turn makes Enkil
a vampire.

Maharet has a mortal daughter, Miriam, who starts
the Great Family; Khayman takes Maharet and
Mekare back to Egypt.

Akasha makes Khayman a vampire.

Khayman makes Mekare, who makes Maharet.

Maharet and Mekare are seperated and sealed
into coffins; both escape but fail to find each other.

Akasha and Enkil make other vampires; they are
worshiped, then trapped for many years so other
vampires can steal their blood. Finally, they free
themselves, but gradually begin to withdraw from
the world.

Khayman makes vampires who war with the
vampires Akasha and Enkil made.
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Around 3000 B.C.
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Akasha and Enkil go into their trance.
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Around 1000 B.C.

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Maharet makes Eric a vampire.
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Roman Empire
(about 46 B.C.)

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The Elder places Akasha and Enkil in the sun,
causing vampires everywhere to be burned or
destroyed.

The God of the Grove (the Druids vampire) makes
forty year old Marius a vampire.

Mael becomes a vampire.

Marius takes Akasha and Enkil out of Egypt to
Antioch.

Maharet goes to Antioch and puts a dagger in
Akasha's heart to establish the truth of the legend
that Akasha must exist for all other vampires to exist.
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1300's
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Santino becomes a vampire.
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1400's

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Marius makes Armand a vampire when Armand is
seventeen years old.

Magnus becomes a vampire.
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1760

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Lestat's mortal birth.
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1767

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Louis's mortal birth.
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1778

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Mortal Lestat goes into the forest and slays the
wolves.

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1779

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Lestat goes with Nicolas to Paris, to become an actor.
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1780
(January-February)

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Magnus makes twenty-year old Lestat a vampire,
then goes into the fire.

Lestat makes Gabrielle a vampire.

Lestat encounters Armand's coven.

Lestat makes Nicolas a vampire.

Lestat gives Renaud's theater to four vampires who,
with Nicolas, turn it into the Theater of the Vampires.
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1780
(May)

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Lestat and Gabrielle begin their journey on the
Devil's Road; Lestat writes his first of many
messages to Marius.
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1789

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Nicolas goes into the fire.

Lestat's mortal family is killed during the French
Revolution.

Gabrielle leaves Lestat to go into the jungles.

Lestat goes underground.

Marius comes to Lestat and takes him to the island
where Akasha and Enkil sit as statues. Lestat
awakens Akasha, but Marius then sends Lestat away.
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1791

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Lestat makes twenty-five-year-old Louis a vampire.
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1794

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Slaves drive Lestat and Louis from Point du Lac.

Lestat makes five-year-old Claudia a vampire.
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1795

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The three then settle into the town house in New
Orleans.
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1862

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Claudia attacks Lestat and throws his remains into
the swamp; when Lestat survives and returns,
Louis burns the town house and he and Claudia flee
to Europe.

Claudia and Louis seek out Old World vampires in
Europe. At first they find nothing.

Claudia and Louis go to Paris.

Louis meets Armand and and is invited to the Theater
of the Vampires by Armand.

Louis makes Madeleine a vampire.

Armand's coven destroys Claudia and Madeleine.

Louis retaliates by burning down the Theater of the
Vampires.
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After 1862

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Louis travels with Armand, then returns to New
Orleans, where he claims to have seen Lestat again.

Armand and Louis part.
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1917

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David Talbot's mortal birth.
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1929

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Lestat goes underground in New Orleans.

Armand takes over New Orleans as his own territory.
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1950

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Jesse's mortal birth.
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1955
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Daniel's mortal birth (possibly 1953)
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1974

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Louis tells his story to the reporter in San Francisco.

The reporter, Daniel, seeks out Lestat but encounters
Armand.
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1976

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The publication of Interview with the Vampire
under the pseudonym Anne Rice.
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1984

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Lestat rises from his coma, after hearing the music
of Satan's Night Out; upon reading Interview with
the Vampire
, he decides to become a rock star.
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1985

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Killer makes fourteen-year-old Baby Jenks a vampire;
she is destoyed later that same year.

The publication of The Vampire Lestat under the
pseudonym Anne Rice.

Jesse, as a member of the Talamasca, investigates
the New Orleans town house and documents the
vampire activities there.

Lestat's rock concert is scheduled on Halloween
in San Francisco; other vampires plot to annihilate him.

Louis reunites with Lestat.

Armand makes thirty year old Daniel a vampire.
(He may have been thirty-two.)

Akasha awakens from her trance, destroys Enkil, buries
Marius in ice, and begins her worldwide slaughter of
vampires.

Mekare sends dreams to vampires worldwide about
the twins and their story.

Khayman remembers who he is after a long period of
amnesia, and follows Akasha to San Francisco, where
he attends Lestat's concert.

Pandora and Santino rescue Marius and accompany
him to Sonoma.

Vampires gather at Lestat's rock concert; Akasha kills
most of them.

Gabrielle reunites with Lestat.

Akasha abducts Lestat and with him begins her slaughter
of mortal men.

Maharet makes thirty-five year old Jesse a vampire.

The vampires who survive Akasha's destruction gather
at Sonoma.

Marius reunites with Armand.

Akasha and Lestat arrive at Sonoma.

Mekare destroys Akasha and becomes the new
Queen of the Damned.

Lestat records the aforementioned events.

Lestat meets David Talbot.
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1988

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The publication of Queen of the Damned.
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1991

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Lestat tries to end his existence.

Lestat meets Raglan James and switches bodies
to become mortal again; James absconds with
Lestat's vampire body, but Lestat retrieves it and
kills James.

Lestat makes David Talbot a vampire. David is
seventy-four, but currently has the body of a
twenty-six year old man.

Louis and David agree to live with Lestat in the
New Orleans town house.
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1992

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The publication of The Tale of the Body Thief.
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1992-1993

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Louis, David, and Lestat part ways.

Lestat returns to Rio and senses his stalker.

Lestat sees Roger and starts to stalk him.
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1994

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Lestat discusses his stalker with David.

Lestat kills Roger, then speaks with Roger's ghost;
he meets Roger's daughter, Dora.

Lestat's stalker introduces himself as Memnoch the
Devil, and asks for Lestat's help.

Lestat accompanies Memnoch to Heaven and Hell.
He meets God, hears the story of creation, and sees
Christ's passion and the making of Veronica's veil.
He visits Hell but decides against helping Memnoch.
In leaving Hell, he loses his left eye to Memnoch.

Lestat gives Veronica's veil to Dora; Dora uses it to
fan the flames of Christianity.

Armand throws himself into the sun to affirm the
veil's authenticity; many believe him to be dead but
he is not.

Dora gives St. Elizabeth's to Lestat. Maharet returns
his eye and chains him to restrain him. She gives him
a note from Memnoch, which thanks him for aiding
him. Lestat dictates his experience with the Devil to David.

Interview with the Vampire is made into a movie starring
Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Kirsten Dunst.
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1995

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Publication of Memnoch the Devil.
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1998

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Publication of Pandora: New Tales of the Vampires.
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1999

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Publication of The Vampire Armand.