Our story takes place in the 1200s, according to the calendar system of Andalusia.
There aren’t many reliable records or accounts of the continent of Andalusia before the splitting of the three families. Record-keeping became a trend about two hundred years before the split, as each family began chronicling events from their own perspectives in the hopes that their version would be THE definitive version once the war has ended. It was in this period that the years began being numbered as they currently are.
This “History” isn’t “required reading”
It isn’t required that you read all of this to have a full understanding of the story. It’s provided merely for interest and lore (and to possibly give you an idea of the kinds of stories you can expect beyond “Lost in the Vale”).