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03 December 2004 @ 01:16 am
Time Question  
Does anyone know the approximate amount of time it would take to go from Resembol to Central? IE has any character ever made note of the total travel time? If I can figure that out I could nail Ed's birthday down to within 2 or so weeks of its actual date using Gracia Hughes’ pregnancy.

They burned their house/left on October 3rd 1910, when they got on the train with Bard, Gracia was 5 month pregnant with Eylsia. (Taken from Hawkeye’s comment to Hughes.) Assuming their journey took a week or so (since they used trains and didn’t hitch it) Gracia would be 9 months pregnant in February of 1911. She gave birth on Ed's birthday which would put Ed's birthday in February. The lynch pin here is how long it takes to get from Resembol to Central (with a 3-4 day stop over in Majhal's village). As long as it’s less then 3 or so weeks we can say fairly certain that Ed’s birthday is Feburary.

I’m going with Feburary over March since a good solid snow like what was in episode 6 would seem more likely in February then in March. I’m also assuming that Gracia wasn’t excessively late and that Hawkeye’s “5 months” comment was on the very beginning of the 5 months.

So as of right now without the travel time Ed’s birthday is between February and March of 1899.
Marikaitou_marina on December 2nd, 2004 10:19 pm (UTC)
Actually, Hughes comments in the episode that Gracia's labor is too early. People have theorized that Ed's birthday is in January.
Yuuki Hikari: Edwardyuukihikari on December 3rd, 2004 05:42 am (UTC)
what bushbaby said!

It takes 3 days to get from Risembool to Central. Ed said that at some point in time (I think when he was talking to Marco)
Rhelrabidtanukichan on December 3rd, 2004 09:12 am (UTC)
I'm so confused.
*strokes chin*
Perhaps early February...?