NOTE! POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD!
I just found a rather interesting thing concerning the timeline of this game. If you read Sarevok's diary (I know he wasn't evil when I found out he wrote a diary) you'll see that he has made certain moves in the years 1369 and 1370. The only problem is, according to your own journal (heroes doesn't keep diaries!) it's only 1368!
Now, I know that the general BG timeline is completely out of tune with the official Forgotten Realms timeline but shouldn't it at least make since *in-game*?
Any thoughts on the matter? I personally wouldn't mind the fact that Sarevok visited Candlekeep when you were still a young ward of Gorion, both of you unaware of the other's heritage. For me the timeline would go something like this:
Year X- Basically whenever, Bhaal finds out that he will die sometime in the future. He hatches a plan and starts impregnating women all over the realm.
Around 1330- Gorion and CHARNAME's mom are friends and occasional lovers.
Around 1340-1350- Impregnates Sarevok's mom. Meanwhile CHARMOM is being drawn into a cult of Bhaal. A few years later, she is also impregnated by B.
1348- CHARMOM gives birth to CHARNAME. Gorion is forced to kill CHARMOM and raises CHARNAME as his own child.
1358- Times of Troubles. Bhaal is stuck in whatever form he was in, is slain.
1368- Sarevok, being a few years older than CHARNAME, has started to grow more powerful and goes to Candlekeep to learn about the Bhaalspawn Prophecy. Is being met by suspicion by Gorion. Sarevok decides to investigate Gorion and his ward.
1370- As according to Sarevok's diary, BG1 takes place.
Sometime after 1370- CHARNAME and his companions go to Ulgoth's Beard, the werewolf island and Durlag's Tower. Meanwhile alot of his old friends move south for the winter. Many of them decide that the area around Amn seems like the place to be.
The reason I like this timeline is that it makes more sense. It explains how so many people you knew from BG1 can show up in BG2 and it explains how Bhaal can be a granddad in ToB. As for the age of the Bhaalspawn in general, my theory is that the blood of Bhaal both makes you mature faster and keeps you alive way past your normal lifespan. This would explain a 20-something PC even if you play as an elf and also why there are Bhaalspawn of races with a much shorter life-span (like kobolds) still around during ToB.
So, what's YOUR take on this whole mess?