The Sorcerer's Conspectus:

A comprehensive view of Andre Norton's Witch World

by Four Sorcerers ~ Elwher, Metaldragon, Indagare & Lotsawatts


Character Ages

 

Given the constancy problems, the chart below lists how old some of the characters ought to be in a given year. In some cases, like Gillan, Elys, and Jervon, this is a best guess based on text in the books. In the case of Kasarian two different ages age given due to the irreconcilable statements that he was five when the war began in the Dales and twenty-two when the Turning occurred. This is irreconcilable because he would then be only a year older than Kyllan, Kemoc, and Kaththea. Since Web of the Witch World mentions that Simon had been in love with Jaelithe half a year or less at the time of the events the Triplets were not likely even conceived, much less born. Since the Kolder Gate was closed in Web of the Witch World it could not have happened much sooner than the end of the Year of the Fire Troll or early in the Year of the Leopard, since the Year of the Leopard is mentioned in The Crystal Gryphon as being the year that the first victories against Alizon were being made, as well as the fact that the supplies of Kolder weapons seemed limited. The Kolder nest was also wiped out during the events of Web of the Witch World making it unlikely that any shattered fragments of Kolder would risk the wrath of the Alizonder barons if their scheme should fail.


 First Generation:

   

Jaelithe1

Simon

Koris

Loyse

Kerovan

Lisana

Jervon

Joisan

Elys, Elyn

Gillan

Lorcan

Meive

1010

Year of the Serpent King

17

17

3

3

0

             

1011

Year of the Ringed Dove

18

18

4

4

1

0

0

         

1012

Year of the Bicorn

19

19

5

5

2

1

1

0

       

1013

Year of the Salamander

20

20

6

6

3

2

2

1

0

     

1014

Year of the Sea Serpent

21

21

7

7

4

3

3

2

1

     

1015

Year of the Pronghorn

22

22

8

8

5

4

4

3

2

     

1016

Year of the Kestral

23

23

9

9

6

5

5

4

3

0

   

1017

Year of the Pard

24

24

10

10

7

6

6

5

4

1

0

 

1018

Year of the Yellow Dwarf

25

25

11

11

8

7

7

6

5

2

1

 

1019

Year of the Mandrake

26

26

12

12

9

8

8

7

6

3

2

0

1020

Year of the Spitting Toad

27

27

13

13

10

9

9

8

7

4

3

1

1021

Year of the Winged Bull

28

28

14

14

11

10

10

9

8

5

4

2

1022

Year of the Horned Worm

29

29

15

15

12

11

11

10

9

6

5

3

1023

Year of the Gorgon

30

30

16

16

13

12

12

11

10

7

6

4

1024

Year of the Barrow-Wight

31

31

17

17

14

13

13

12

11

8

7

5

1025

Year of the Cameoleopard

32

322

183

184

15

14

14

13

12

9

8

6

1026

Year of the Crowned Swan

33

33

19

19

16

15

15

14

13

10

9

7

1027

Year of the Moss Wife

34

34

20

20

17

16

16

15

14

11

10

8

1028

Year of the Fire Troll

35

35

21

21

18

17

17

16

15

12

11

9

1029

Year of the Leopard

36

36

22

22

19

18

18

17

16

13

12

10

1030

Year of the Sword Smith

37

37

23

23

20

-

19

18

17

14

13

11

1031

Year of the Raven

38

38

24

24

21

-

20

19

18

15

14

12

1032

Year of the Night Hound

39

39

25

25

22

-

21

20

19

16

15

13

1033

Year of the Gryphon

40

40

26

26

23

-

22

21

20

17

16

14

1034

Year of the Fire Drake

41

41

27

27

24

-

23

22

21

18

17

15

1035

Year of the Hornet

42

42

28

28

25

-

24

23

22

19

18

16

1036

Year of the Unicorn

43

43

29

29

26

-

25

24

23

20

19

17

1037

Year of the Red Boar

44

44

30

30

27

-

26

25

24

21

20

18

1038

Year of the Hippogriff

45

45

31

31

28

-

27

26

25

22

21

19

1039

Year of the Roc

46

46

32

32

29

-

28

27

26

23

22

20

1040

Year of the Basilisk

47

47

33

33

30

-

29

28

27

24

23

21

1041

Year of the Black Adder

48

48

34

34

31

-

30

29

28

25

24

22

1042

Year of the Frost Giant

49

49

35

35

32

-

31

30

29

26

25

23

1043

Year of the Fox Maiden

50*5

50*

36

36

33

-

32

31

30

27

26

24

1044

Year of the Snow Cat

50*

50*

37

37

34

-

33

32

31

28

27

25

1045

Year of the Horned Hunter

50*

50*

38

38

35

-

34

33

32

29

28

26

1046

Year of the Lamia

50*

50*

39

39

36

-

35

34

33

30

29

27

1047

Year of the Chimera

50*

50*

40

40

37

-

36

35

34

31

30

28

1048

Year of the Harpy

50*

50*

41

41

38

-

37

36

35

32

31

29

1049

Year of the Orc

50*

50*

42

42

39

-

38

37

36

33

32

30

1050

Year of the Kobald

50*

50*

43

43

40

-

39

38

37

34

33

31

1051

Year of the Werewolf

50*

50*

44

44

41

-

40

39

38

35

34

32

1052

Year of the Horned Cat

50*

50*6

45

45

42

-

41

40

39

36

35

33

1053

Year of the Manticore

51

51

46

46

43

-

42

41

40

37

35

34

1054

Year of the Weld

52

52

47

47

44

-

43

42

41

38

36

35

1055

Year of the Hydra

53

53

48

48

45

-

44

43

42

39

37

36

1056

Year of the Triton

54

54

49

49

46

-

45

44

43

40

38

37

1057

Year of the Centaur

55

55

50

50

47

-

46

45

44

41

39

38

1058

Year of the Weldworm

56

56

51

51

48

-

47

46

45

42

40

39

1059

Year of the Sumurgh

57

57

52

52

49

-

48

47

46

43

41

40

1060

Year of the Remorhaz

58

58

53

53

50

-

49

48

47

44

42

41

1061

Year of the Elder Tree

59

59

54

54

51

-

50

49

48

45

43

42

1062

Year of the Wild Hunt

60

60

55

55

52

-

51

50

49

46

44

43

1063

Year of the Troll-Dame

61

61

56

56

53

-

52

51

50

47

45

44

1064

Year of the Silversmith

62

62

57

57

54

-

53

52

51

48

46

45

1065

Year of the Bitter Herb

63

63

58

58

55

-

54

53

50

49

47

46

1066

Year of the Alfar

64

64

59

59

56

-

55

54

53

50

48

47

1067

Year of the ???

65

65

60

60

57

-

56

55

54

51

49

48

1068

Year of the ???

66

66

61

61

58

-

57

56

55

52

50

49

1069

Year of the ???

67

67

62

62

59

-

58

57

56

53

51

50

1070

Year of the ???

68

68

63

63

60

-

59

58

57

54

52

51

1071

Year of the ???

69

69

64

64

61

-

60

59

58

55

53

52

1072

Year of the ???

70

70

65

65

62

-

61

60

59

56

54

53

1073

Year of the ???

71

71

66

66

63

-

62

61

60

57

55

54

1074

Year of the ???

72

72

67

67

64

-

63

62

61

58

56

55

1075

Year of the ???

73

73

68

68

65

-

64

63

62

59

57

56

1076

Year of the ???

74

74

69

69

66

-

65

64

63

60

58

57

1077

Year of the ???

75

75

70

70

67

-

66

65

64

61

59

58

1078

Year of the ???

76

76

71

71

68

-

67

66

65

62

60

59

1079

Year of the ???

77

77

72

72

69

-

68

67

66

63

61

60

1080

Year of the ???

78

78

73

73

70

-

69

68

67

64

62

61

 


Second Generation:

   

Kasarian

Una

Kyllan7, Kemoc, Kaththea

Khemrys

Simund, Trusla8

Kethan, Aylinn, Hyana

Eleeri

Eydryth, Alon

Firdun

Trevon

1023

Year of the Gorgon

0

                 

1024

Year of the Barrow-Wight

1

                 

1025

Year of the Cameoleopard

2

                 

1026

Year of the Crowned Swan

3

                 

1027

Year of the Moss Wife

4

0

               

1028

Year of the Fire Troll

5/0

1

               

1029

Year of the Leopard

6/1

2

0

             

1030

Year of the Sword Smith

7/2

3

1

             

1031

Year of the Raven

8/3

4

2

             

1032

Year of the Night Hound

9/4

5

3

             

1033

Year of the Gryphon

10/5

6

4

             

1034

Year of the Fire Drake

11/6

7

5

0

           

1035

Year of the Hornet

12/7

8

6

1

           

1036

Year of the Unicorn

13/8

9

7

2

0

         

1037

Year of the Red Boar

14/9

10

8

3

1

0

0

     

1038

Year of the Hippogriff

15/10

11

9

4

2

1

1

0

   

1039

Year of the Roc

16/11

10

12

5

3

2

2

1

   

1040

Year of the Basilisk

17/12

13

11

6

4

3

3

2

   

1041

Year of the Black Adder

18/13

14

12

7

5

4

4

3

   

1042

Year of the Frost Giant

19/14

15

13

8

6

5

5

4

   

1043

Year of the Fox Maiden

20/15

16

14

9

7

6

6

5

0

 

1044

Year of the Snow Cat

21/16

17

15

10

8

7

7

6

1

 

1045

Year of the Horned Hunter

22/17

18

16

11

9

8

8

7

2

 

1046

Year of the Lamia

23/18

19

17

12

10

9

9

8

3

 

1047

Year of the Chimera

24/19

20

18

13

11

10

10

9

4

 

1048

Year of the Harpy

25/20

21

19

14

12

11

11

10

5

*9

1049

Year of the Orc

26/21

22

20

15

13

12

12

11

6

 

1050

Year of the Kobald

27/22

23

21

16

14

13

13

12

7

 

1051

Year of the Werewolf

28/23

24

22

17

15

14

14

13

8

 

1052

Year of the Horned Cat

29/24

25

23

18

16

15

15

14

9

 

1053

Year of the Manticore

30/25

26

24

19

17

16

16

15

10

 

1054

Year of the Weld

31/26

27

25

20

18

17

17

16

11

 

1055

Year of the Hydra

32/27

28

26

21

19

18

18

17

12

 

1056

Year of the Triton

33/28

29

27

22

20

19

19

18

13

 

1057

Year of the Centaur

34/29

30

28

23

21

20

20

19

14

0

1058

Year of the Opinicus

35/30

31

29

24

22

21

21

20

15

1

1059

Year of the Sumurgh

36/31

32

30

25

23

22

22

21

16

2/11*10

1060

Year of the Remorhaz

37/32

33

31

26

24

23

23

22

17

12

1061

Year of the Elder Tree

38/33

34

32

27

25

24

24

23

18

13

1062

Year of the Wild Hunt

39/34

35

33

28

26

25

25

24

19

14

1063

Year of the Troll-Dame

40/35

36

34

29

27

26

26

25

20

15

1064

Year of the Silversmith

41/36

37

35

30

28

27

27

26

21

16

1065

Year of the Bitter Herb

42/37

38

36

31

29

28

28

27

22

17

1066

Year of the Alfar

43/38

39

37

32

30

29

29

28

23

18

1067

Year of the ???

44/39

40

38

33

31

30

30

29

24

19

1068

Year of the ???

45/40

41

39

34

32

31

31

30

25

20

1069

Year of the ???

46/41

42

40

35

33

32

32

31

26

21

1070

Year of the ???

47/42

43

41

36

34

33

33

32

27

22

1071

Year of the ???

48/43

44

42

37

35

34

34

33

28

23

1072

Year of the ???

49/44

45

43

38

36

35

35

34

29

24

1073

Year of the ???

50/45

46

44

39

37

36

36

35

30

25

1074

Year of the ???

51/46

47

45

40

38

37

37

36

31

26

1075

Year of the ???

52/47

48

46

41

39

38

38

37

32

27

1076

Year of the ???

53/48

49

47

42

40

39

39

38

33

28

1077

Year of the ???

54/49

50

48

43

41

40

40

39

34

29

1078

Year of the ???

55/50

51

49

44

42

41

41

40

35

30

1079

Year of the ???

56/51

52

50

45

43

42

42

41

36

31

1080

Year of the ???

57/52

53

51

46

44

43

43

42

37

32

 


Third Generation:

   

Elona and Keris: Mouse/Jenys11

The first child of Hilarion and Kaththea

The second child of Hilarion and Kaththea

1052

Year of the Horned Cat

0

   

1053

Year of the Manticore

1

   

1054

Year of the Weld

2

0

 

1055

Year of the Hydra

3

1

 

1056

Year of the Triton

4

2

0

1057

Year of the Centaur

5

3

1

1058

Year of the Opinicus

6

4

2

1059

Year of the Sumurgh

7

5

3

1060

Year of the Remorhaz

8

6

4

1061

Year of the Elder Tree

9

7

5

1062

Year of the Wild Hunt

10

8

6

1063

Year of the Troll-Dame

11

9

7

1064

Year of the Silversmith

12

10

8

1065

Year of the Bitter Herb

13

11

9

1066

Year of the Alfar

14

12

10

1067

Year of the ???

15

13

11

1068

Year of the ???

16

14

12

1069

Year of the ???

17

15

13

1070

Year of the ???

18

16

14

1071

Year of the ???

19

17

15

1072

Year of the ???

20

18

16

1073

Year of the ???

21

19

17

1074

Year of the ???

22

20

18

1075

Year of the ???

23

21

19

1076

Year of the ???

24

22

20

1077

Year of the ???

25

23

21

1078

Year of the ???

26

24

22

1079

Year of the ???

27

25

23

1080

Year of the ???

28

26

24

 


Footnotes:
1. There is no way to even hazard a guess as to Jaelithe's age, but since she and Simon are the parents of the next generation, she is included on this table with the estimate that she and Simon are probably around the same age.
2. Simon is older than 25. He enlisted on March 10, 1939 (presumably at 18) and rose in rank fairly quickly. He served in the Allied occupation of Germany (post 1945). It's not clear when the black market deal had happened, but it could have been in 1946 when Simon was 25. He's been on the run for seven years at the time of his meeting with Petronius. See: Witch World
3. Koris is mentioned as being 'a boy who had only recently come into manhood' when Simon first meets him.
4. She seems to be about the same age as Koris.
5. Jaelithe follows Simon into another world. Time there passes much more slowly than in the Witch World so that several years are only a few days. See: Sorceress of the Witch World
6. When Simon and Jaelithe return to the Witch World they do not age to what they would be if they had not left. See: Sorceress of the Witch World
7. Kyllan is born at the last day of the year and thus, technically, a year older than Kemoc and Kaththea. For sake of simplicity they are listed as the same age in the table.
8. The ages of these two are a best guess.
9. Trevon should have been born this year but, due to the enchantment placed on Elys, he was not born until nine years later when Elys was freed.
10. in The Warding of Witch World it is mentioned that Trevon has rapidly aged to what his proper age would be if he'd been born in his proper year.
11. We really don't know much about Jenys's grandparents but she's about the same age as Elona and Keris and so included here.


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