NeitherRuleNorBeRuled on January 18, 2020, 02:15:17 am
I am confused as to the timeline. Strips 2021 and 2034 appear to occur not long after the conclusion of Chateau Perilleau, which was when Alyss left Bubbleopolis. However, strip 2025 establishes that Melissa, AKA Alyss (strip 2045), has been away for at least 16 seasons.

How does the timeline work for this?

Scott on January 18, 2020, 03:46:25 pm
This Means War begins roughly five Standard years (30 megaseconds) after the end of Chateau Perilleux. But a "season" on Nyumbani is not the same length of time as a season on Terra or even Bubbleopolis. Nyumbani orbits a somewhat hotter star than Sol and its orbital period is about 445 Standard Days. So, 4 Nyumbani years (divided into 4 seasons each) roughly equals 5 Standard years.