There's a lot of discussion lately about vagueness in the time that's passed in FQ. This reminded me that time in Elfquest often passes at a mysterious pace, feeling other than what it is. These facts often blow fans' minds:Book 1 covers a couple of weeks
. Burned out on day 1. Stranded by trolls on day 3. At Sorrows end on day 6. Trial is on day 8; Leetah eavesdrops on the howl that night. There are an indefinite number of "passing days", then the zwoots turn up and bob's your uncle, they're lifemates that very night.The entire quest lasts only a few weeks
. From the wolfriders killing Kureel's bond bird to the elves entering the palace could be as little as a week; the war for control of it lasts a few hours
. How long the quest takes depends on how much you can fill into Cutter and Skywise heading west from the burned out holt, before they hit Nonna's woods. The Deathwater to Blue Mountain is not far; 20 miles or so as depicted by sight
, with the forbidden grove somewhere between them. The Wolfriders' stay with the Go-Backs is vague, but it's surely not more than a few days.
Siege at Blue Mountain covers like, a long weekend with a Presidents Day, and Kings picks up days later. From the Wolfriders deciding to deal with Winnowill to Rayek stealing the palace is a couple of weeks, too.
Then? Then we wait for 500 years
It's weird, time in elf-land! As it should be.