I’m having trouble with my planet’s history. I have over 9000 immortal kings and queens in history and they’ve all had one rule to follow. The rule is every ruler first in line cannot be eligible take the throne until they are over 1018 and their predecessor has stepped down and every ruler who has ruled must step down exactly 100 years earlier than their predecessor.
King Raphel ruled for 999,000 years
Queen Amora ruled for 998,900 years
Queen Lily ruled for 998,800 years
King Sanders ruled for 998,700 years and so on down the line
I am currently writing out all their ruling years and adding them up so I can figure out exactly how old my planet would be because a new era starts when a new ruler takes the throne.
I did it this way because I wanted my planet to be old as hell, and for my main character to have an old as family heritage but I’m starting to doubt my decision because it stopped making sense to me. They’re all immortal like gods I guess and the people that live on the planet are like the equivalent to humans they watch over. But one person doing it for hundreds of thousands of years seems really boring, and I’m more or less concerned if it would be realistic if it stayed that way for so long and nothing about that rule changed.
I’m also worried it won’t make sense, like why was this rule made in the first place, even I don’t know but the only idea I have is that the first ruler wanted something like a timer? For something?
My story starts when the ruling years get down to around 2000 and that’s when they finally break that tradition so it’s been that way for a LONG time. And I don’t know if I should keep doing what I’m doing or scrap it all and start over. But I really don’t want to do that because it took me almost 2 years to write everything down like this.
Am I just overthinking this whole thing?