16

First I just wanted to know how much time has passed between "Winter Is Coming" (Game of Thrones, S01E01) and "The Dragon and the Wolf" (Game of Thrones, S07E07), but I guess a more specific answer would be of more value to the community.

Even after having read all of the books, I just have lost the overview how much time has passed. E.g. Sam is riding slowly from Oldtown to Winterfell during the winter. Even that must have taken a year or so... Anyone who can help me.

  • The wiki seems to state each season lasts a year and they are consecutive. However, that doesn't seem to fit with what we see. – TheLethalCarrot Aug 30 '17 at 9:53
  • It's roughly the same amount of time as the meta, non-fictional time that passes out-of-universe: ~1 year. – Ghoti and Chips Aug 30 '17 at 9:54
  • 1
    It's already been explained by the writers of the show that time passes differently between scenes for different characters, depending on what the plot demands. In other words, Sam leaving Oldtown and arriving 2 episodes later in Winterfell doesn't really say anything about how much time has passed by comparing it to other characters' paths. This is the reason why we see Varys cross continents within the same episode in Season 6. I'm not saying it's good, in fact I'd argue it's bad, but it's what it is. – Ghoti and Chips Aug 30 '17 at 10:00
  • Adding timeline to each event would be way too complicated for the writers, and harm the overall quality IMO. Free of this constraint, they can focus on other things, which is a good thing. :) – Shadow Wizard Aug 30 '17 at 10:09
6

According to the wiki each season lasts a year with them being consecutive:

  1. 298 AL
  2. 299 AL
  3. 300 AL
  4. 301 AL
  5. 302 AL
  6. 303 AL
  7. 304 AL

However, this doesn't appear to be too accurate and doesn't make much sense to the events we see in the show but it appears to be the only information we have.

  • 4
    That's a wikia, not wiki - essentially that means it's most likely inaccurate or based on pure speculation. As a relevant example, the numbers you quote are not even explained or cited with a valid source to back the claims in the wikia article. – Ghoti and Chips Aug 30 '17 at 13:18
  • @GhotiandChips I know it isn't reliable as I state in my answer but as I also state it appears to be the only information we have so it's better than nothing. – TheLethalCarrot Aug 30 '17 at 14:05
  • What's "AL"? Years in the Westerosi calendar are noted "BC" and "AC" for "Before the Conquest" and "After the Conquest", respectively; "the Conquest" actually being Aegon I's 2nd coronation in OldTown, some ~2 years after the beginning of said conquest. – Mathieu Guindon Aug 30 '17 at 18:27
  • 2
    Besides 304 AC would mean Arya is 15 and I think they make an effort to make her look younger than that (Maisie Williams is 20 now after all), she is far too small to be 15 and looks more like 11-12 to me. The current book, dance with dragons, is set in 300 AC, the series handles those events in season 4 and 5 though. – Dulkan Aug 31 '17 at 6:56
  • 2
    @Dulkan The show and books timelines are different with dates from Roberts Rebellion onwards having been changed for the show, especially to make characters older. – TheLethalCarrot Nov 22 '17 at 12:27
-7

It’s been 299 entire time, otherwise we would have seen them experience many Winters already, rather than the one that’s been coming since the beginning of the series, and only in the last season will we experience it, as “Winter is Here”. Finally.

  • 2
    You know that the seasons last for man years in Westeros? – Skooba Jan 8 '18 at 16:30
  • 1
    I believe that it's been established that the world of GoT doesn't follow standard seasons. there's even a quote that the current generation has experienced the longest summer in living knowledge. – DForck42 Jan 8 '18 at 16:38
  • He is right. Aren't they on earth? – Rheatey Bash May 14 at 6:22

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .