Wednesday, 3 May 2017
(iv) Colombia, 1826 AD;
(iii) Peru, 1610 AD;
(i) Phoenicia, 976 BC;
(ii) Bactra, 209 BC.
(i)-(iv) is the historical/chronological order of these Patrol-Exaltationist encounters.
After some Exaltationists escape in Phoenicia, the Patrol lays a trap for them in Bactra. Thus, for both the Patrol and the Exaltationists, the encounter in Bactra, 209 BC, comes "after" the encounter in Phoenicia, 976 BC. Further, Everard captures Varagan in Phoenicia. Therefore, for both of them, Phoenicia comes "after" Colombia and Peru. However, Varagan might have experienced Peru before Colombia.
In general, there is no reason why two time travelling groups groups should experience their encounters in the same order. But think of the additional complications if, e.g., Everard met for the first time a Varagan who had already met Everard for the first time. In fact -
- worst case scenario:
younger Varagan kills older Everard;
younger Everard kills older Varagan.