(A note to non-Umbagollian readers - please keep in mind that an Umbagollian year is half the length of a year in the European calendar. Thus, 1888 in Umbagollian years is somwhere around 944 in Western, European years. Additionally, Umbagollians give their years names, not numbers. The unusual numbered timeline you see here is an experimental innovation of the Lady Mbuku. It did not catch on. Other dates throughout the site will have numbers appended to their proper names, to make it easier for non-Umbagollian visitors to relate them to the events on this timeline.)
? - 000 Refugees cross the Two Shows
Ranges and arrive in Umbagollah. A rough camp is set up on what is
now the main street of Gum Gooloo Gum Jublet. More
000 - 477 The city slowly establishes itself.
Farmers spread out into the countryside. More detail.
477 Sebastian Opal
Fighammer establishes control over a small area of the Flatlands and
announces that he is now a Duke. Gum Gooloo discovers that it does
not have the power to stop him. More
477 - 1524 Other self-styled aristocrats set up
their own small principalities. Bickering and warfare periodically break out between them.
1000 Jail is recognised as a major town
roundabout now-ish. More
1115 The Forty Foolish Travellers leave Gum
Gooloo Gum Jublet and disappear into the northern forests where they
found the city of Ex. More
1523 Ex conquers Gum Gooloo Gum Jublet.
Everyone is astonished. More
1524-25 Ex conquers the rest of the country and
deposes the aristocrats. The Fighammer bloodline is wiped out. More
1526 - 1570 The Umbagollian Renaissance. Ex's
dominance unites the country for the first time in history. The arts
and sciences flourish. More detail ...
1600 The penal colony of Cumber Poidy
is established. More detail...
1687 The colony is abolished and Cumber Poidy
becomes a town in its own right. More detail ...
1888 - The present day.
(taken from Lady Mubuku's Guide for the Bewildered)
The extracts under "More details" are chapters from
Understanding the past, a school textbook by Prof. Mufudazi