Talk:Reldo's ages seventeenth edition

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Length of the Fifth Age[edit source]

Before this book, it was always known that the fifth age lasted 169 years. Yet Reldo says here that it lasted 182 years, 189 if the fifth and sixth ages are considered to be the same. Any explanations for this discrepancy? NeutralinoTalk?This is a pale wisp. 05:51, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

As you say, prior to this book there was no reference to the Fifth Age lasting more than 169 years (except holiday events), and if you dig around you'll probably find a lot of JMod quotes talking about how so many events happened in one year. There appears to be an intention by Jagex to retcon this and spread apart the events of Fifth Age quests, mapping the years to their release dates (generally). A lot of inconsistencies are likely arise from this. For example, from the History of the Order, we learn that the time between the establishment of the Edicts and Guthix's death is 2169 years, which doesn't work with this new information regardless of if the Fourth Age lasted 2000 or 1952 years (as Reldo claims), not to mention the countless pieces of dialogue of characters claiming things happened x years ago, and the only way we have to determine it is subtracting that from 169. Habblet (talk|c) 21:22, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
Very interesting. This implies that all the fifth age quests take place over 13 years? 20 years for all quests? Wow, how old is the player character then? They must be in their mid-30s by now. It looks like Jagex has some rewriting and clarifying to do. Keeping true to a timeline when writing can be difficult. NeutralinoTalk?This is a pale wisp. 22:22, 25 November 2020 (UTC)