No...not courting customs or fruit. I happened to be rereading Decrypted and realized that one could get a good idea of the current date using the information provided. So I whipped out the timeline I use for fanfiction and ran some numbers. Here is what I came up with. KAC = Kayatt After Colonization and Ty = Turgonian year.

1. Kyatt Islands colonized 700 years prior to Decrypted (Decrypted p. 143) KAC 0; Ty -55.

2. Turgonia colonized 55 years later (Decrypted p. 292) KAC 55; Ty 1

3. Date of last map with the basin on it. (Decrypted p. 239) KAC 374; Ty 319

4. Date of first map with the basin removed (Decrypted p. 239) KAC 469; Ty 414

5. The basin disappeared from maps 400 years ago (Decrypted p. 238)

6. Therefore: Decrypted is approximately KAC 869; Ty 814

So knowing this, when does EE occur?

1. Sicarius is 17 in Encrypted (Encrypted p. 461)

2. Sicarius was 15 when Starcrest met him on the Kyatt Island mission (Encrypted p. 470)

3. Sespian was conceived when Sicarius was 15 while he was punished for failure (Dark Currents p. 397).

4. At the start of Emperor's Edge Sespian is 19 (EE1 p.21, 133).

5. Therefore: If Encrypted occurs in KAC 868/Ty 813 then Sespian was conceived in KAC 866/Ty 811. Sespian's birthday is in winter/early spring (EE1 p 21) so he was born in KAC 867/Ty 814. Add Sespian's age of 19 and the current date is approximately KAC 887/Ty832

Yes, I went a little OCD on this last night. Did I miss anyting or do the math wrong?

Edit: Grumble...I forgot that the forum gremlins like to eat anything cut/pasted with quotation marks or apostrophes.

Edit 2: Per Request Copy of Timeline in Excel and PDF added at the top of the thread. I've added a few more items and organized a bit.