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SAO Timeline

Tentative timeline of the events/Books in SAO

The Sword Art Online Timeline lists the known time and date of all the events that have occurred in the Sword Art Online series in chronological order. 10 years need to be added to the events whose date and time can only be sourced from the web version of SAO to maintain consistency.

2007

September 30th

2008

October

October 7th

After October 7th

  • Kazuto is adopted by the Kirigaya family after his birth and his parents' apparent death.[3]

2009

2010

October

October 4th

2011

May

End of the year

  • Shino's family encountered a traffic accident, due to which her father passed away.[7]

2016

  • Kirigaya Kazuto gives up on Kendo.[8]

2018

  • Kazuto planted Salvia on a countryside land.[9]
  • Kazuto finds out about his parents' deaths from the deleted entry record he found on the Internet.[10]

2020

September/October

2021

  • The NerveGear is announced.[12]
  • Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF) and U.S. Army start developing training software utilizing the NerveGear together.[12]

2022

May

August

August 31st

  • The Sword Art Online Closed Beta is closed.[15]

October

October 31st

November

November 2nd

  • People start queuing up at stores for the release of Sword Art Online.[18]

November 5th

  • Sword Art Online sales in stores begin.[19]

November 6th

  • 13:00 JST: Start of Sword Art Online Official Server Service.[13]
  • All players are Level 1.[20]
  • Kirito shows Klein the basics of the game.[13]
  • After 17:30 - 18:00 Aincrad Standard Time - Kayaba Akihiko successfully traps nearly 10,000 Players in the game. Of this 10,000, between 700-800 are beta testers. 213 people died because their family or friends attempted to remove the NerveGear from their head.[13][21][22]
  • Kirito parts ways with Klein and heads to Horunka village.[14][21]
  • 18:15 Aincrad Standard Time: Beginning of "The First Day"[14]
  • 19:00 Aincrad Standard Time: Kirito goes off to complete the «Secret Medicine of the Forest» quest.[14]
  • Kirito meets Coper, another beta tester and both agree to help each other complete the «Secret Medicine of the Forest» quest.
  • ~20:30 Aincrad Standard Time: First in-game death in Sword Art Online occurred. The player, Arvin,[23] attempted to test the theory that he would regain consciousness after being disconnected from the server by jumping off from Aincrad.[24]
  • ~20:30-21:00 Aincrad Standard Time: Coper tries a monster PK on Kirito only to end up dying himself.[14][† 2][25]
  • 21:00 Kirito returns to Horunka village, finishes the quest and obtains an Anneal Blade. Kirito reached Level 4 with the completion of the quest.[14]
  • End of "The First Day"[14]
  • SAO Case Victims Rescue Force established.[26] Kikuoka Seijirou joined and leaded it.

December

  • Suguha finds out about Kazuto's parents' death and their actual relationship.[27]
  • About 2,000 people had died while playing Sword Art Online. Of this number, roughly 300 deaths were beta testers.[28]
  • The top class proto-front-lines group is barely level 10 on average.[citation needed]

December 2nd

December 3rd

  • Afternoon: Diavel's party finds the boss room.[31]
  • Before 17:30 - Aincrad Standard Time - The second First Floor Boss Strategy Meeting was held. Asuna temporarily joins Kirito's party.[31]
  • Asuna borrows Kirito's bathroom.[31]
  • Night - Asuna obtained Wind Fleuret from a monster drop.[32]

December 4th

  • 10:00 Aincrad Standard Time: The First Floor Boss Raid Group bands together.[33]
  • 12:40 Aincrad Standard Time: First Floor Boss fight begins.[34]
  • Kirito deals the Last Attack on Illfang the Kobold Lord. He gains the Coat of Midnight as a bonus.
  • The term «Beater» was created.
  • End of Progressive Volume 1, Chapter 1 - Aria in the Starless Night.
  • Beginning of Progressive Volume 1 Intermission - Reason for the Whiskers. .[35]
  • Kirito opens the teleport gate to the second floor. The first Town Opening is held.[35][† 3]
  • Kirito helps Argo out. He starts the acquisition quest for the Martial Arts Extra Skill.[35]

December 7th

  • Kirito completes the acquisition quest for the Martial Arts Extra Skill.[35][36]
  • End of Progressive Volume 1 Intermission - Reason for the Whiskers..[35][36]

December 8th

  • Beginning of Progressive Volume 1 Chapter 2 (Rondo the Transient Sword).
  • Kirito is Level 13.[37]
  • 15:00 Aincrad Standard Time: A certain player consecutively failed to strengthen his Anneal Blade four times at Nezha's Smith Shop.[37]
  • Asuna persuades Kirito to help her hunt «Needle of Wind Wasp».[37]
  • 19:00 Aincrad Standard Time: Kirito and Asuna go to eat a Tremble Shortcake together, with the expenses paid by Kirito due to him losing their challenge to kill 50 Wind Wasps first.[37]
  • After 19:30 Aincrad Standard Time: Asuna's Wind Fleuret appeared to have vanished, seemingly because of a failure in strengthening.[37]
  • 20:28 Aincrad Standard Time: Asuna got her Wind Fleuret +4 back.[37]

December 9th

  • Morning - The only Field Boss on the 2nd Floor, The Bullbous Bow defeated[37]
  • Kirito is Level 14, Asuna is Level 12.[37]
  • Evening - Kirito and Asuna meet Argo in a pub.[37]

December 11th

Spoiler Alert! The following pertains to Untranslated, or Non-Released Content!

  • Near 20:00 - Kirito resolved the method used by Nezha to do the Enhancement scam, and he let Nezha give up his one-handed weapon production skill to acquire the Martial Art skill.[38]

December 14th

  • The second floor boss is defeated.[39]
  • Concerto of Black and White takes place.
  • Asuna and Kirito party together. With Kirito and Asuna's help, the Dark Elf Kizmel defeats the Forest Elf.[citation needed]

Spoiler Alert! The following pertains to Untranslated, or Non-Released Content!

December 15th

  • Dawn - Asuna melts her Wind Fleuret +5 into an Argentium Ingot, then uses it to make her new rapier, the Chivalric Rapier.[40]
  • Kirito Level 15, Asuna Level 14[41]
  • 17:00 - The first clearing meeting for the 3rd Floor takes place.[41][42]

December 18th

  • Kirito is Level 16, Asuna - Level 15, Kizmel - Level 16[43]

December 20th

  • 17:00 - The last clearing meeting for the 3rd Floor takes place.[44]

December 21st

  • 13:12 - The 3rd Floor Boss, Nerius The Evil Treant, is cleared.[39][45]
  • Progressive Volume 3 takes place.
  • 13:32 - Kirito and Asuna reach the 4th Floor.[46]
  • Kirito and Asuna swim to the main city district for the 4th Floor.[46]
  • 14:02 - 4th Floor's main city district reached[47]
  • 14:12 - The town opening for the 4th Floor.[48]

2023

  • Argus disbanded, RECT Progress Inc. takes over SAO server management. [citation needed]
  • Konno Yuuki begins using the Medicuboid.
  • 22nd Floor Boss was cleared within 3 days of the 21st Floor being cleared.[49]
  • On the day the 22nd Floor Boss was cleared, Kirito's Level was less than 40.[50]

February

April

April 8th

May

May 9th

  • Lead Group makes it through the 28th Floor.[55]

June

June 22nd

October–November

November

  • ALfheim Online (ALO) created.[59]
  • Kirito learns rumors of a rare item drop which can revive dead players from Argo. Kirito starts power leveling even more so than before in order to solo the event.[citation needed]

December

December 20th

  • Kirito reached Level 69.[60]

December 24th

  • Kirito reached Level 70.[61]
  • The front line is at the 49th Floor.[61]

December 25th

2024

January

  • Kirito acquires the sword Elucidator from a rare drop.[65]
  • Suguha joins ALfheim Online.[66]

January 1st

February

February 14th

  • The Silver Flags guild is attacked by the members of the Titan's Hand. 4 members of the guild are killed by the orange guild and only the leader managed to survive.[68]

February 23rd

February 24th

  • Silica and Kirito come to the 47th Floor and acquire the Pneuma Flower.[70]
  • The Titan's Hand guild's members are arrested and sent to the prison in the Black Iron Palace.[70]
  • Pina is revived.[70]
  • Kirito is level 78.[69]
  • End of "The Black Swordsman".[70]

March

March 6th

  • Beginning of ME1 - "The Progressers".[72][† 8]
  • 56th Field Boss Strategy Meeting[72]
  • Duel between Asuna and Kirito.[72]

March 7th

April

April 22nd

April 23rd

June

June 24th

June 25th

  • Kirito arrives at Lisbeth's shop and requests a custom sword to be made.[78]
  • Kirito and Lisbeth fall down into the X'rphan the White Wyrm's lair.[78]
  • "Warmth of the Body" takes place(non-canon).

June 26th

August

September

  • ME4 - "Cold Hand, Warm Heart".

October

October 1st

  • The Story Pencil Board story takes place.[82]
  • Asuna and Lisbeth take a bath together in an open-air bath located outside the AREA, with Kirito guarding the two from monsters.[82]

October 4th

  • The boss of the 73rd Floor was defeated a couple days prior to the events of The Fourteenth Autumn.[5]
  • Beginning of "The Fourteenth Autumn"[5]
  • Silica and Kirito celebrate Silica's birthday on the 35th Floor. Kirito gives Silica the Ring of Angel's Whisper as a gift, but she never gets the chance to actually use it.[5]
  • End of "The Fourteenth Autumn"[5]

October 9th

  • Front liners actively begin exploring the 74th Floor.[83]

October 17th

October 18th

October 19th

October 20th

  • Kirito duels with Heathcliff and loses. Kirito joins the "Knights of the Blood ".[93][94]
  • Volume 1 - Chapter 13.

October 22nd

  • Kirito wears Knights of the Blood's white uniform for the first time.[95]
  • Kirito tells Asuna about his past guild, "Moonlit Black Cats", and his reason why he refuses to form a party or joining a guild with anyone since then.[95]
  • Argo ended up being trapped in a flying log house after accepting the «Witch of the West and the Three Treasures» quest without bringing Toto with her.[96]

October 23rd

  • Volume 1 - Chapters 14-16.
  • Kirito meets with Godfree and Kuradeel to train in the 55th Floor Labyrinth.[97]
  • Kuradeel kills Godfree during training, and reveals that he is actually a member of "Laughing Coffin". Asuna arrives to save Kirito, but as she is about to deal the finishing blow, she had a moment of hesitation which Kuradeel used to disarm her. Kirito then rushes in and kills Kuradeel.[97]
  • 21:00 Kirito proposes marriage to Asuna in her house in Selmburg.[97]
  • Chapter 16.5 takes place. (non-canon) [97]

October 24th

  • Kirito and Asuna request leave from the "Knights of the Blood".[citation needed]
  • "The Day Before" takes place: Kirito, Asuna and Argo took the "Wizard of Oz" side quest. After that, they get married on this day.[97]
  • Sword Art Online Material Edition 10 (16.6) takes place.[98]
  • 17:19 Kirito and Asuna get married.[98]

October 25th

October 26th - 29th

  • ME6 - "Algade Showdown".

October 30th

October 31st

  • Kirito and Asuna travel to the Starting City with Yui; they encounter Sasha and the orphanage.[101]

November

November 1st

  • Kirito and Asuna are approached by Yulier. They enter the dungeon under Black Iron Palace.[104]
  • Yui used the «Object Eraser» GM feature to delete the The Fatal Scythe.[104]
  • Yui is erased by Cardinal, but Kirito manages to extract her core file and saved it to his NerveGear's local memory.[104]

November 2nd

  • Kirito and Asuna leave the Starting City and return to the 22nd Floor.[105]

November 3rd

November 3rd-November 5th

November 6th

  • Kirito and Nishida successfully manage to fish the local fish god.[108]
  • Scout party of 20 people departs for the 75th Floor boss room. Half of the party is wiped out.[citation needed]

November 7th

  • Volume 1 - Chapters 20-24.
  • 10:00 Aincrad Standard Time: Kirito and Asuna report at Granzam[citation needed]
  • 13:00 Aincrad Standard time: Raid party departs for the 75th Floor boss room using a Corridor Crystal.[citation needed]
  • ~14:20 Aincrad Standard Time: The Skull Reaper is defeated. About fourteen players became casualties of this boss battle.[citation needed]
  • Kirito reveals Heathcliff's identity, which no less than Kayaba Akihiko himself.[citation needed]
  • Heathcliff duels Kirito as the final boss of SAO.[109]
  • Asuna dies in the game.[109]
  • Beginning of "The Final Promise". [111]
  • 14:55 Aincrad Standard Time: Kirito defeats Heathcliff; Sword Art Online is Cleared.[109]
  • ~15:00 Aincrad Standard Time: Around 6,000 remaining players are automatically disconnected, 300 of them (including Asuna) got transported to ALfheim Online instead of returning to the real world.[109]
  • Keiko wakes up in her hospital room.[111]
  • Ending of "The Final Promise".[111]
  • Kirito wakes up in his hospital room.[109]
  • SAO Deleted.[109]
  • Kayaba Akihiko commits suicide by scanning his brain with a modified FullDive machine (a Soul Translator (STL) prototype) and is successful in transferring his scanned conscience onto the Internet.[109][112]
  • Volume 1 - Chapter 25.
  • End of Aincrad Arc.
  • Volume 3 - End of Prologue.

2025

  • Creation of «The Seed»[citation needed]
  • The Seed package became available to the public for free[113]

January

  • ME5 - "Salvia".
  • Volume 4 - Chapters 6, 7.
  • Volume 4 - Chapter 8..
  • ALO suspended.[citation needed]

January 19th

  • Beginning of Volume 3 - Chapter 1.[114]
  • Kazuto visits Asuna at the hospital and meets Sugou Nobuyuki. During their conversation, he finds out about Nobuyuki's plan to get married to Asuna.[114]

January 20th

  • Kazuto finds out about ALheim Online from Andrew and finds out about the picture of Asuna taken at the World Tree.[114]
  • End of Volume 3 - Chapter 1.[114]
  • Beginning of Volume 3 - Chapter 2.[114]
  • Noon - Kirito enters ALO, meets Leafa and helps her defeat several Salamanders. At Swilvane, they decide to meet up the next day for a journey to the World Tree.[114][115]
  • End of Volume 3 - Chapter 2.[114]

January 21st

  • Volume 3 - Chapter 3-4.[116]
  • Kirito and Leafa departed from Swilvane, and were attacked near the city of Legrue by 12 Salamanders.[116]
  • Kirito stopped the Salamanders from attacking the Sylph and Cait Sith meeting.[116]

January 22nd

March

  • Kayaba Akihiko's hiding location is discovered.[112]
  • Kazuto met Koujiro Rinko after asking her for a meeting to find out more about Akihiko.[112]

April

April 10th

April 12th

  • Main events and ending of The Celeste Fairy [125]

May

May 16th

May 17th

  • 00:00 Establishment of New Aincrad inside of the New ALO.[112][126]
  • The first 10 Floors of New Aincrad are opened up for conquering (the Floor Bosses still need to be defeated to gain access to the Floors though).[126]
  • End of Fairy Dance Arc.

End of May

June

June 21st

June 22nd

  • ~4:00 PM: The boss battle of the 8th Floor of New Aincrad begins.[129]
  • ~5:00 PM: The boss raiding party is wiped out.[129]

June 23rd

  • The clearers attempt another raid on Wadjet the Flaming Serpent. Before the battle, Kirito changes his hairstyle from his previously spiky hair to his SAO day style.[130]
  • End of The Day After

July

July 25th

July 26th

August

September

  • 11th to 20th Floors of New Aincrad are opened up for conquering.[134]

September 14th

October

November

November 9th

November 14th

  • Shigemura Tamotsu's body is found.[137]

November 25th

November 28th

  • Usujio Tarako's body is found.[137]

December

December 7th

  • Volume 5 - Chapters 1, 2.[140]
  • ~11:00 - Kazuto meets up with Kikuoka Seijirou, who asks him to investigate a case in Gun Gale Online.[140][141][† 7]
  • ~15:00 - Kazuto meets Asuna outside the Imperial Palace.[142]
  • Volume 5 - Chapter 3.[136]
  • Volume 5 - Chapters 4-5.[citation needed]

December 13th

December 14th

December 15th

December 16th

  • Volume 6 - Chapter 16.[150]
  • 16:00 - Kazuto and Shino meet Kikuoka.[150]
  • Shino meets Asuna, Rika, and a victim in the post office's case.[150]
  • End of Phantom Bullet Arc.[150]
  • Sinon joined ALO.[151]

December 24th

  • 21st Floor of New Aincrad unlocked.[134]
  • The boss of the 21st Floor of New Aincrad is defeated by the 7 member party of Asuna, Kirito, Klein, Agil, Lisbeth, Silica and Leafa and other parties.[134]
  • 22nd Floor of New Aincrad unlocked.[134]
  • Kirito and Asuna leave their previously rented home in Yggdrasil City and reacquire their old wooden house that they had bought on the original Aincrad on the 22nd Floor.[134]

December 28th

December 31st

2026

January

  • 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th Floors of New Aincrad are unlocked prior to the events of Mother's Rosario.[134]

January 6th

January 7th

January 8th

  • The boss of the 27th Floor of new Aincrad is defeated.[155]

January 11th

  • Asuna meets Yuuki at the Yokohama North General Hospital[156]

January 12th

  • Yuuki spends the first day at the SAO survivor school with Asuna.[156]
  • Yuuki and Asuna visit Yuuki's old house.[156]
  • Asuna shows her mother the forest around her house in New Aincrad and, the next day, she gets permission to continue her studies in the SAO survivor school, under the condition that she keeps her grades up.[156]

January 16th

  • Asuna holds a barbecue at her house in the forest, with 30 players participating. The 30 players, having built up enthusiasm over the party, rush up to the 28th Floor's boss room and defeat the boss.[156]

February

  • Asuna and the Sleeping Knights defeat the 29th Floor Boss of New Aincrad.[156]
  • United dueling tournament in ALfheim Online. Yuuki wins first place, while Kirito comes second.[156]

March

  • Asuna, Rika, Keiko and Suguha go on a 3 day and 2 night trip to the Yuuki family home in Kyoto, with Yuuki and her guild members using the Bidirectional Communication Probe to enjoy the sights as well.[156]

Last Sunday of March[† 13]

April

First Saturday of April[† 14]

  • Yuuki's funeral.[159]
  • End of "Mother's Rosario".[159]

May

  • Publication of "All Records of SAO Incident".[160]

May 18th

  • ME3 - "Ceramic Heart".

June

  • Volume 15 - Chapter 14 takes place.
  • Sinon obtained second place in 4th BoB.[161]
  • Beginning of Alicization Arc.

June 26th-28th

June 29th

  • Kazuto is attacked by "Johnny Black".[165]

June 30th

  • ~13:45 JST: Kazuto transported away from Setagaya General Hospital.[165]

July

July 1st

  • Asuna contacts Rinko about Kazuto having disappeared, and Kikuoka's possible involvement.[166]

July 5th

July 6th

  • Volume 12 - Alicization Rising.
  • Volume 13 - Alicization Dividing.
  • 07:15 - The Destroyer DD-127 Nagato drives away from the Ocean Turtle.[168]
  • Volume 14 - Alicization Uniting.
  • Ocean Turtle being invaded.
  • Kirito's soul being burnt by over current as electricity being cut off.
  • Chapter 15-17 of Volume 15 - Alicization Invading.
  • "Cradle of the Moon" takes place.

August

  • End of Alicization Arc.

August 29th

End of Year

  • 5th "Bullet of Bullets".[170]

Underworld Timeline

Due to the Fluctlight acceleration function of the Soul Translator, the time in Underworld passes at a much different rate than in real life (the FLA rate can be set anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 times the rate of the real world). Therefore, a different calender, called the Human World Calendar (HWC), is used for events in Underworld. This calender only starts counting the time about 30 years after Quinella created the Axiom Church though, so some events do take place before the HWC.

70 Before HWC

  • Underworld is created.[171]
  • 4 Rath employees log in and start raising 2 families of 8 Artificial Fluctlights each.[171]

52 Before HWC

  • The Artificial Fluctlights reach the age of 18 and start families of their own.[172]
  • The 4 Rath employees log out one at a time under the guise of an "epidemic".[172]

17 HWC

30 HWC

  • The Axiom Church is established.[174]

30-97 HWC

97 HWC

  • Quinella discovers the existence of a system command list in Underworld.[176]
  • Quinella increases her System Control Authority to the maximum and becomes the Administrator of the Human World.[176]
  • Quinella stops the natural degeneration of her maximum Life and greatly increases the value of her maximum Life.[176]
  • Quinella accidentally fuses the Cardinal System with her Fluctlight.[176]

97-117 HWC

  • Quinella experiments with a command that directly manipulates the Fluctlight of a person on captured Underworld residents.[177]

117 HWC

  • Quinella uses the Fluctlight altering command on herself and gets rid of her emotions.[178]

167 HWC

  • Quinella discovers the Fluctlight memory limit and that she is about to reach it.[179]
  • Quinella invites a nun to the top of the Central Cathedral and attempts to take control of her Fluctlight, to create a backup of her memories.[179]
  • Cardinal gains control of the nun's body and retreats to the Great Library Room.[179]

167-361 HWC

  • Quinella turns her research subjects into unconditionally loyal Integrity Knights.[180]
  • Cardinal sends out observers to look for collaborators to aid her in fighting against Quinella.[180]

361 HWC

7th Month of the HWC, 372

  • Beginning of Prologue I[181]
  • Kirito, Eugeo and Alice venture to the cave at the Mountain Range at the Edge.[181]
  • Alice touches the soil of the Dark Territory.[181]
  • The next day, Deusolbert Synthesis Seven comes to Ruild Village and takes Alice away to the Central Cathedral.[181]
  • End of Prologue I[181]
  • In the following 2 days, Alice arrives at the Cathedral and goes through a «Synthesis Ritual», having her previous memories erased and becoming an Integrity Knight.[182]

3rd Month of the HWC, 378

  • Beginning of Chapter 1[183]
  • Kirito wakes up in Underworld after being injected with Succinylcholine by Kanemoto Atsushi (Johnny Black).[183]
  • Kirito meets Eugeo for the first time after awakening in Underworld.[183]
  • Selka ventures into the cave at the Mountain Range at the Edge and is captured by goblins.[183]
  • Kirito and Eugeo catch up to Selka and fight the goblins. Eugeo is severely wounded but is healed with a «Life» transfer command.[183]
  • Alice somehow makes an appearance as a spirit and tells Kirito that she is waiting for him and Eugeo at the Central Cathedral.[183]
  • The Gigas Cedar is chopped down. Eugeo chooses his next Sacred Task to be a Swordsman.[183]
  • Kirito chops off a single branch of the Gigas Cedar.[183]
  • Kirito and Eugeo leave for Zakkaria.[183]
  • End of Chapter 1[183]

3rd to 8th Month of the HWC, 378

  • Kirito and Eugeo reach Zakkaria and start working for a family of farmers.[184]

8th Month of the HWC, 378

28th Day of the 8th Month

3rd Month of the HWC, 379

7th Day of the 3rd Month

  • Kirito and Eugeo visit Sadore's shop and give him the branch of the Gigas Cedar.[185]

4th Month of the HWC, 379

3rd Month of the HWC, 380

6th Day of the 3rd Month

  • Beginning of Chapter 4[185]
  • Kirito promises to show his Aincrad-style skills to his mentor, Sortiliena, as a graduation gift to her.[185]

7th Day of the 3rd Month

  • Kirito and Eugeo visit Sadore and claim the sword that he crafted over a year's time.[185]
  • Kirito stains Uolo's uniform while practicing his Sword Skills and is then ordered to spar with Uolo as punishment for this insult.[185]
  • Kirito spars with Uolo. Although Kirito manages hold out against Uolo and is even on the verge of winning, the match was halted by Azurika and claimed as a draw.[185]
  • A celebration of the match is held in Sortiliena's room.[185]

8th Day of the 3rd Month

  • Sortiliena defeats Uolo during the final graduations selection battle and graduates as the top ranked student of the North Centoria Imperial Sword Mastery Academy that year.[185]

Last third of the 3rd Month

  • Sortiliena Serlut and Uolo Levanteinn are defeated in the Empire Swordsmanship tournament by Eldrie Woolsburg. Eldrie becomes a representative of the Norlangarth North Empire in the Four Empires Unity Tournament.[185][187][188]
  • End of Chapter 4[185]
  • Kirito and Eugeo are placed in 5th and 6th place during the promotion examination at the end of the year and become elite swordsmen-in-training.[187]

4th Month of the HWC, 380

  • New school year at the Sword Mastery Academy begins.[189]
  • Kirito and Eugeo are assigned valets of their own, Ronye and Tieze.[189]

5th Month of the HWC, 380

17th Day of the 5th Month

20th Day of the 5th Month

  • Eugeo and Kirito go on a picnic with their valets, Tieze and Ronye.[190]
  • Eugeo and Kirito confront Humbert for mistreating his valet, Frenica.[190]

22nd Day of the 5th Month

  • Tieze and Ronye confront Humbert and Raios and "insult" them.
  • Humbert and Raios attempt to "punish" the girls.[187]
  • Eugeo breaks the «Seal of his right eye» and attacks Humbert, cutting off his arm.[187]
  • Kirito attacks Raios to protect Eugeo. Both Raios' hands are cut off with «Whirl Current».[187]
  • Raios dies due to his Fluctlight breaking down.[187]

23rd Day of the 5th Month

  • ~09:00 Eugeo and Kirito are arrested by Alice Synthesis Thirty.[191]
  • End of Chapter 5
  • ~12:00 : Kirito and Eugeo are thrown into the Central Cathedral prison.[192][† 7][193][† 2]

24th Day of the 5th Month

  • Beginning of Chapter 6
  • ~03:00 : Kirito and Eugeo escape from the Central Cathedral prison.[188]
  • The two encounter Integrity Knight Eldrie Synthesis Thirty-one and battle with him. The battle is interrupted after the two boys start reminding Eldrie of his past life and Deusolbert Synthesis Seven interferes.[188]
  • ~06:00 : Cardinal rescues the boys by leading them to the Great Library Room.[188][194]
  • End of Chapter 6
  • Beginning of Chapter 7
  • ~09:00 : Kirito and Eugeo leave the Great Library Room and arrive on the 3rd floor of the Central Cathedral.[194]
  • End of Chapter 7
  • Beginning of Chapter 8
  • Kirito and Eugeo defeat Deusolbert synthesis Seven.[195]
  • ~11:00-12:00 : Kirito and Eugeo meet Fizel and Linel, who attempt to paralyze the intruders with poison.[195]
  • Kirito and Eugeo defeat Fanatio Synthesis Two, as well as her 4 accompanying Knights, in battle. Fanatio is mortally wounded and Kirito uses one of Cardinal's daggers to have Cardinal save the dying Knight.[195]
  • Kirito and Eugeo encounter Alice Synthesis Thirty on the 80th floor of the Central Cathedral. During the battle, Kirito and Alice fall out of the Cathedral after accidentally breaking its wall during their battle.[195]
  • End of Chapter 8
  • Beginning of Chapter 9 and 10[196][197]
  • ~15:00 Kirito manages to stop his and Alice's descent by stabbing his sword into a gap in the wall. They soon start ascending the cathedral using pitons generated via Sacred Arts and ascend to where the eighty-fifth floor is located by nightfall.[196][† 15]
  • Kirito and Alice encounter gargoyles guarding the walls of the cathedral and, after defeating them, take shelter on a gargoyle terrace.[196]
  • End of Chapter 9[196][† 15]
  • Eugeo fights with Bercouli Synthesis One. At the end of the battle, Eugeo released his sword's recollections, freezing Bercouli in place.[198][† 15]
  • Chief Elder Chudelkin casts a Sacred Art that "deep freezes" Bercouli. Chudelkin then seizes Eugeo.[198][† 15]
  • End of Chapter 10
  • Beginning of Chapter 11
  • 20:00-21:00 : Alice overcame her «Seal of the Right Eye».[199][200]

25th Day of the 5th Month

  • Just after 00:00 - Eugeo is tempted by Quinella and removes his "Core Protection"[201]
  • End of Chapter 11
  • Beginning of Chapter 12
  • Around 02:00 - Kirito fights with Integrity Knight Eugeo Synthesis Thirty-Two.[202]
  • Eugeo regains partial self control.[202]
  • End of Chapter 12
  • Beginning of Chapter 13
  • Kirito nearly kills Chudelkin.[202]
  • The Sword Golem is formed.[202]
  • Charlotte dies.[202]
  • Cardinal arrives to Quinella's room.[202]
  • Eugeo, along with Alice's memory fragment, are turned into a sword.[202]
  • Cardinal dies.[202]
  • Eugeo-Sword is broken.[202]
  • Kirito dual wields against administrator.[202]
  • Terminal that connects to the real world is revealed.[202]
  • Chudelkin is burnt.[202]
  • Quinella's soul vanishes.[202]
  • Kirito remembers a locked memory fragment.[202]
  • Eugeo names Kirito's black sword.[202]
  • The Lightcube storing Eugeo's Fluctlight and another other storing the memory fragment of Alice are formatted.[202]
  • Kirito contacted the real world via the terminal.[202]
  • Seijirou asked Kirito to bring Alice to the World End Altar.[202]
  • Kirito's Fluctlight was damaged.[202]
  • End of Chapter 13

10th Month of the HWC, 380

  • Volume 15 Chapter 15 takes place.

11th Month of the HWC, 380

  • Volume 15 Chapter 17 takes place.

2nd Month of the HWC, 383

17th Day of the 2nd Month

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18th Day of the 2nd Month

  • ~11:30 - A Human World resident killed, cause unknown.[205][206]

Notes

  1. While some places indicated the date Nov. 5, that's for store-front sales, so this date is probably the sale over the Internet.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Date reference
  3. 40 minutes after the First Floor was cleared.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Contradictory, as the average clearing speed between 3rd and 25th Floor does not match with the description saying clearing time taken for 22th Floor is much less then other neighboring Floors.
  5. 5.0 5.1 In the anime, this date was changed to June 12th, 2023.
  6. In anime it was April 2024 from atwiki[citation needed]
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 Time reference
  8. In the story, Kirito is Level 71, Asuna is Level 70, Klein is Level 67. However, it contradicts with The Black Swordsman side story, where Kirito is level 78, while the story takes place a couple of weeks before this story takes place.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 In the anime, this date was changed to April 11th, 2024
  10. In the anime, this date was changed to April 12th, 2024
  11. Kunori's Episode 6 live twitter feed stated that the coalition happened 3 months before Asuna made the Ragout Rabbit stew, which lands in July.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Relative date reference.
  13. 29th March according to calendar
  14. 4th April according to calendar
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Order unknown

References

  1. Kawahara's Twitter message.
  2. Kawahara's Twitter message.
  3. Kazuto was not even one year old when this happened, according to V3P.
  4. Kunori's live comment on SAOII episode 3
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 The Fourteenth Autumn
  6. Volume 7, Chapter 8
  7. 15 years before the events of volume 5, chapter 4.
  8. Suguha claimed that Kazuto only had experience in bamboo sword when he is 7-8
  9. 7-8 years before the events of ME 5 - Salvia.
  10. When Kazuto was 10 years old, according to Volume 3, Prologue
  11. When Shino was 11 years old, after the start of the second school semester, according to V5C4.
  12. 12.0 12.1 5 years before 2026, Volume 10, Chapter 2, Part 2
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Volume 1, Chapter 2
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 The First Day
  15. Progressive Volume 1, Chapter 1, Part 14
  16. Progressive Manga Chapter 1
  17. Episode 1
  18. Players had been in queue for 4 days before Sword Art Online's offline sales officially began.
  19. The game's offline sales began the day before the official service.
  20. Data from closed beta would be deleted
  21. 21.0 21.1 Volume 1, Chapter 3
  22. The tutorial ended 3 hours before Kirito returned to Horunka to receive the reward for his quest.
  23. Sword Art Online - Aincrad Volume 01 Chapter 2 Page 26
  24. It was said in Volume 1, Chapter 4 that it happened approximately 3 hours after the death game started.
  25. First death was recorded at around 20:30 Aincrad Standard Time (wasn't Coper's death, so it had to be after this time), while Kirito returned to Horunka by 9 PM., according to The First Day.
  26. Volume 3 p.37 last line, "SAO事件勃発後すぐに結成されたらしいのだが" formed immediately after SAO incident
  27. Winter, around the time Kazuto was trapped in SAO, according to V3P
  28. One month into the game, according to Volume 1, chapter 4.
  29. 29.0 29.1 Progressive Volume 1 Aria in the Starless Night, Part 2
  30. Progressive Volume 1, Aria in the Starless Night, Part 4.
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 Progressive Volume 1, Aria in the Starless Night, Part 6.
  32. Progressive Volume 1, Aria in the Starless Night, Part 9.
  33. Progressive Volume 1, Chapter 1, Part 7
  34. Progressive Volume 1, Aria in the Starless Night, Part 11.
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 Progressive Volume 1, Reason for the Whiskers
  36. 36.0 36.1 Kirito spent 3 days and 3 nights to finish the quest, according to Progressive Volume 1, Intermission
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 Progressive Volume 1, Rondo of the Transient Sword
  38. Progressive Volume 1, Rondo of the Transient Sword, Part 10
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 Sword Art Online History Chart 2014 temporary edition, included in attachment of Dengeki Bunko Magazine Vol.37
  40. 39 Days after the game started, according to Progressive Volume 2, page 133, and additionally web mc part 14
  41. 41.0 41.1 web monochrome concerto part 31, 6 days before 2022-12-21
  42. web monochrome concerto part 26
  43. web monochrome concerto part 32
  44. Progressive Volume 2, page 361
  45. web monochrome concerto part 52
  46. 46.0 46.1 web version serialization for the 4th floor, part 1/update 1
  47. Web version serialization for the 4th Floor, part 2/update 5, 50 mins after the 3rd floor boss was defeated
  48. web version serialization for the 4th Floor, part 2/update 5, 1h after the 3rd floor boss was defeated.
  49. Volume 1, Chapter 17
  50. 1.5 years before The Day Before (October 24, 2024)
  51. 51.0 51.1 51.2 51.3 The Day Before Part 2
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 Episode 3
  53. Progressive Volume 2 Afterword
  54. Created 6 months after the beginning of SAO, according to Volume 3 Chapter 1.
  55. Weekly Argo newspaper in Episode 3
  56. The 27th Floor Labyrinth is said to be 3 levels below the front line
  57. 57.0 57.1 The Day After
  58. In Volume 1, Chapter 12, after cleared 74th Floor boss, Kirito said that he discovered it a certain day one year ago.
  59. ALfheim Online was released twelve months after the SAO incident, according to Volume 3, chapter 2.
  60. Less than 5 days to 24th night according to Volume 2, Red-nosed Reindeer, Part 1.
  61. 61.0 61.1 Volume 2, Red-nosed Reindeer, Part 3
  62. 62.0 62.1 Nicholas the renegade spawned at midnight, according to Volume 2, Red-nosed Reindeer, Part 1.
  63. Kirito got back to his hotel at around 3 AM, while the boss spawned at midnight.
  64. Volume 2, Red-nosed Reindeer, Part 4
  65. Volume 10, Chapter 4, Part 3 mentions that he got the sword from a boss on the 50th Boss. The front line was still at the 49 by Christmas.
  66. In volume 3, chapter 2, it is said that Leafa and Recon had been playing ALO for nearly a year in January 20.
  67. Stated in Volume 5 that the guild was announced 1 day after the New Year's Eve of 2023
  68. Killed 10 days before the Titan's Hand guild was arrested on the 47th Floor, according to The Black Swordsman side story.
  69. 69.0 69.1 The Black Swordsman
  70. 70.0 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 Episode 4
  71. Opened three months before the events of Warmth of the Heart, according to Volume 2, Warmth of the Heart, Prologue.
  72. 72.0 72.1 72.2 Episode 5
  73. 73.0 73.1 One day after Kirito and Asuna's duel.
  74. 74.0 74.1 74.2 74.3 Date on Monument of Life in Volume 8, A Murder Case in the Area Part 3
  75. It was said that the 5 o'clock bell chimed as the "avenger" escaped.
  76. Warmth of the Heart Part 2
  77. 77.0 77.1 Episode 7
  78. 78.0 78.1 Stated in the novel that it happened the day after Asuna left to meet up with Kirito
  79. 79.0 79.1 2 days after Kirito and Asuna's meeting.
  80. Sound of Water, Sound of Hammer
  81. Volume 5, Chapter 6
  82. 82.0 82.1 Story Pencil Board (Dengeki Bunko Magazine vol. 30)
  83. According to Volume 1, Chapter 8, the day the Aincrad Liberation Force challenged the 74th Floor's boss (Oct18) is the 9th day after they started clearing the floor.
  84. Volume 1, Chapter 5
  85. 85.0 85.1 According to Volume 1 Chapter 6, these two events happened one day before Kuradeel challenged Kirito
  86. Volume 1, Chapter 7
  87. In Volume 1, Chapter 12, it was said that Kirito met with Heathcliff the day after this day's event.
  88. 88.0 88.1 88.2 88.3 The day Kirito proposed to Asuna is 4 day since The Gleam Eyes was defeated according to The Day Before
  89. Volume 1, Chapter 10
  90. Volume 1, Chapter 11
  91. 91.0 91.1 Volume 1, Chapter 12
  92. A day after defeating 74th Floor Boss.
  93. Volume 1, Chapter 13
  94. Kirito wears Knights of the Blood's white uniform for the first time 2 days after Kirito's duel with Heathcliff, according to Volume 1, Chapter 14
  95. 95.0 95.1 Kuradeel killed Godfree the next day according to Volume 1, Chapter 14-15
  96. Two days before the events of The Day Before
  97. 97.0 97.1 97.2 97.3 97.4 The Day Before
  98. 98.0 98.1 Material Edition 10 - 16.6
  99. Material Edition 11 - 16.7
  100. Material Edition 12 - 16.8
  101. 101.0 101.1 101.2 Episode 11
  102. Material Edition 13 - 16.9
  103. Toranoana's description for ME13 says 今回はキリトとアスナが結婚し、ログハウスに移り住んでからの新婚生活を掘り下げて描く「ソードアート・オンライン16.9」を収録。
  104. 104.0 104.1 104.2 Episode 12
  105. Left one day after the event at the Hidden Dungeon.
  106. 10 days after Kirito and Asuna moved into their new home.
  107. Had to happen between the time Kirito and Asuna met Nishida and the day they left for the front line.
  108. 3 days after Kirito and Asuna met Nishida.
  109. 109.0 109.1 109.2 109.3 109.4 109.5 109.6 Volume 2, Warmth of the Heart, Part 4
  110. Interview with SAO: HF game's producer in Taiwan
  111. 111.0 111.1 111.2 The Final Promise
  112. 112.0 112.1 112.2 112.3 Volume 4 Chapter 9
  113. EX3.2 VRMMO Development Tragedy
  114. 114.0 114.1 114.2 114.3 114.4 114.5 114.6 Volume 3 Chapter 1
  115. Kunori's Tweet
  116. 116.0 116.1 116.2 The day after Kirito's first meeting with Leafa.
  117. Leafa claimed that it was already past 2 AM when they got trapped in Jötunheimr, according to Volume 4, Chapter 5.
  118. 118.0 118.1 118.2 After midnight of the day Kirito and Leafa interfered with the Salamander attack on the Sylph and Cait Sith meeting.
  119. According to Volume 4, Chapter 5, it was already past 3 AM when Kirito and Leafa began travelling on Tonkii, but they reached Alne before 4 AM.
  120. System announcement claims that it was nearing 4 AM.
  121. 121.0 121.1 121.2 121.3 121.4 121.5 In the afternoon of the day during which Kirito and Leafa escaped from Jötunheimr to Alne.
  122. It was 3PM when they logged in, according to volume 4, chapter 7.
  123. Silica Edition A Spot of Sunshine in the Winter
  124. 8 months before events in Volume 5#Chapter 4
  125. 125.0 125.1 125.2 Celeste Fairy
  126. 126.0 126.1 126.2 126.3 Episode 25
  127. Just before Shino joined GGO
  128. Half a year before the 3rd BoB, according to Volume 6 Chapter 8
  129. 129.0 129.1 The Day After Part 2
  130. The Day After Part 4
  131. Extra Edition
  132. Directly succeeds the Extra Edition
  133. Rainbow Bridge part 4
  134. 134.0 134.1 134.2 134.3 134.4 134.5 134.6 Volume 7 Chapter 1
  135. 3 months before the events of Volume 5, Chapter 3. Chapter 4 was said to have taken place 156 days after the academic year start (April for Japan), while it was said that the events of Chapter 3 happened the day before.
  136. 136.0 136.1 SII Episode 02
  137. 137.0 137.1 137.2 137.3 137.4 Volume 5, Chapter 1
  138. According to the story, ~8 months after The Seed package was made available to the public.
  139. 139.0 139.1 139.2 Volume 6, Chapter 13
  140. 140.0 140.1 Volume 5, Chapter 2
  141. 4 hours before Kazuto meets Asuna, as described in SII episode 1
  142. SII Episode 1 Asuna phone time
  143. 143.0 143.1 One week after Kazuto's meeting with Kikuoka as stated in Volume 5 Chapter 6.
  144. 144.0 144.1 The day before Volume 6's Chapter 7
  145. 145.0 145.1 145.2 145.3 145.4 145.5 145.6 Volume 6, Chapter 7
  146. Volume 6, Chapter 10
  147. Chapter 14 states that the tournament lasted for 2 hours, 4 minutes and 37 seconds. Tournament began at 20:00 (8 pm) according to Volume 6's chapter 7.
  148. Within a 40 minute interval, according to Volume 6 Chapter 16
  149. Within 2 hours after the arrest of the other two.
  150. 150.0 150.1 150.2 150.3 40 hours after the end of 3rd BoB incident as stated in Volume 6's chapter 16.
  151. 2 weeks before Caliber events, according to V8Caliber.
  152. 152.0 152.1 152.2 152.3 Volume 8, Caliber, Part 1
  153. Caliber SS
  154. 154.0 154.1 Volume 7 Chapter 3
  155. Happened the day after Asuna met with the Sleeping Knight
  156. 156.0 156.1 156.2 156.3 156.4 156.5 156.6 156.7 Volume 7 Chapter 10
  157. Volume 7 Chapter 11
  158. Versus
  159. 159.0 159.1 Volume 7 Chapter 12
  160. A month before Shino, Kazuto and Asuna's meeting at the Dicey Cafe, according to Volume 9, Prologue II, part 2.
  161. a week before Volume 9 Prologue II
  162. Volume 9 Prologue I, Prologue II part 1,3
  163. 163.0 163.1 In Volume 9 Prologue II, Parts 1 and 3 it was stated that Kazuto slept continuously during that Friday to Sunday for his part-time job at Rath. According to Volume 10, Chapter 2, Part 1, that day was June 29, while the calender states that June 29, 2026 is a Monday.
  164. 164.0 164.1 164.2 164.3 Kirito, Eugeo and Alice were 11 in 372HWC (Prologue I)
  165. 165.0 165.1 Volume 10, Chapter 2, Part 1
  166. Two days after Kazuto was attacked by Johnny Black, according to Volume 10, chapter 2, part 1
  167. Volume 10, chapter 2, part 2
  168. Volume 13 Interlude IV
  169. 3 days to the end of summer holiday.
  170. Excerpt (Vol 9, page 115, line 11 (Prologue II, Part 1): ないじゃない? ちょっと気が早いけど、年末の第五回BoBに向けて、ソイツを予約しとこ.
  171. 171.0 171.1 Cardinal states that UW was created 450 years before 380 HWC.
  172. 172.0 172.1 Stated in Volume 11 Chapter 6 Part 3 that the "Original Four" stayed for 18 UW years. 70-18=52
  173. Stated in Volume 11 Chapter 6 Part 3 that Quinella founded the Axiom Church when she was 13
  174. Stated in Volume 11 Chapter 6 Part 3 that it was formed roughly 350 years before 380
  175. Bercouli established the village after the Axiom Church was founded and his village had already been founded when Quinella got the power to experiment with Fluctlights
  176. 176.0 176.1 176.2 176.3 Stated in Volume 11 Chapter 6 Part 3 that she found it at the age of 80. 17+80=97.
  177. Quinella could only start such experimentation when she had acquired a max level of SC authority and had perfected it enough by the time she used it on herself.
  178. Happened when Quinella was about 100 years of age. 17+100=117
  179. 179.0 179.1 179.2 Quinella was reaching 150 years of age at the time. 17+150=167.
  180. 180.0 180.1 Happened after Quinella accidentally allowed Cardinal to take up a body of her own
  181. 181.0 181.1 181.2 181.3 181.4 Prologue I
  182. Volume 10 Chapter 2
  183. 183.0 183.1 183.2 183.3 183.4 183.5 183.6 183.7 183.8 183.9 Volume 9 Chapter 1
  184. 184.0 184.1 184.2 184.3 184.4 Volume 10 Chapter 3
  185. 185.00 185.01 185.02 185.03 185.04 185.05 185.06 185.07 185.08 185.09 185.10 Volume 10 Chapter 4
  186. The school year in the Sword Mastery Academy, like in Japanese schools, begins in April/4th month.
  187. 187.0 187.1 187.2 187.3 187.4 187.5 187.6 187.7 187.8 187.9 Volume 11 Chapter 5
  188. 188.0 188.1 188.2 188.3 Volume 11 Chapter 6
  189. 189.0 189.1 It was stated that Kirito and Eugeo were assigned valets 1-1.5 months before 17th Day of the 5th Month.
  190. 190.0 190.1 Eugeo's talk with Tieze happened one day before the 22nd, while the picnic happened 1 day before the talk.
  191. Volume 11, Chapter 5, Part 1.
  192. Volume 11, Chapter 6, Part 1
  193. The day after Raios died, according to Volume 11, Chapter 5, Part 5.
  194. 194.0 194.1 Volume 12 Chapter 7
  195. 195.0 195.1 195.2 195.3 Volume 12 Chapter 8
  196. 196.0 196.1 196.2 196.3 Volume 13 Chapter 9
  197. Volume 13, Chapter 10 describes actions Eugeo took after Kirito and Alice were blown out of Cathedral's wall
  198. 198.0 198.1 Volume 13, Chapter 10
  199. In Volume 13 Chapter 11, it said that after Alice had done so, Kirito waited for her and hoped she would wake up from her state of unconsciousness caused by a Fluctlight shock, and then used about 2 hours to climb to the 95th Floor, and at the time they reached 95th Floor, the time had just passed 12
  200. Kirito had mentioned that he had heard the clock for 8 o'clock.
  201. Volume 13, Chapter 11
  202. 202.00 202.01 202.02 202.03 202.04 202.05 202.06 202.07 202.08 202.09 202.10 202.11 202.12 202.13 202.14 202.15 202.16 202.17 202.18 Volume 14, Chapter 12
  203. 203.0 203.1 203.2 Cradle of the Moon Part 1
  204. 3 years after Ronye first met Kirito
  205. Cradle of the Moon, Part 9
  206. Cradle of the Moon, Part 11

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