Timeline of the Realms
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Shar retaliates by attempting to snuff out all light and heat in Timeline of the Realms Realmspace Yugoloths interlope from another universe ? to -3889 - Realms Pre-History: Days of The Blood Rift is created or splits off from the Barrens of Doom Thunder to the birth of Nether the Elder and Despair ? to ? Devils interlope from another universe Ao attains divine ranks in excess of 20, becomes an overgod Baator is created Ao finds an unoccupied patch in the plane of Shadow or Demons interlope from another universe Phlogiston and uses salient overdivine ability to create Realmspace The Abyss is created After the creation there is a period of timeless nothingness, Eladrins take up residence in the Gates of the Moon Realmspace contains nothing but misty shadows and dim chaos Archons interlope from another universe 13 entities known as the Shadevari come to inhabit the empty Mount Celestia is created Realmspace Guardinals arise and take up residence in the House of Nature Twin goddesses Selûne and Shar coalesce out of the primordial essence Selûne tears the essence of magic from herself and hurls it at Shar Shar establishes her divine realm in the Plane of Shadow The essence of raw magic tears through the body of Shar Selûne creates her divine realm of the Gates of the Moon attached to the Astral Plane In passing through Shar the embodiment of raw magic bonds with some of Shar's divine magical energy and rips it free of Shar Selûne and Shar create all the heavenly bodies of Realmspace The combined essences of light and dark magic reform as the Selûne and Shar infuse Realmspace with life, creating Chauntea, goddess Mystryl goddess of life of all Realmspace The plane of Cynosure is created Dendar the Night Serpent comes into existence after the first living being to sleep in Realmspace has a nightmare Mystryl negotiates an uneasy truce between Selûne and Shar Chauntea establishes here divine realm on the plane of the House Shar adds bitterness and loss to her portfolio of Nature Shar vows eternal revenge Chauntea begs Selûne and Shar for warmth in order to nurture Mystryl establishes her divine realm of Dweomertor life on all the planets The god Oghma interlopes from another universe Selûne and Shar become divided at Chauntea's request, disagreeing for the first time Oghma creates the plane of the House of Knowledge The War of Light and Darkness Oghma gives names to the concepts and gods of Realmspace A conflict ignites between Selûne and Shar Selûne has sons and daughters The god of war is created Life arises on the planets of Realmspace The god of disease is created Chauntea at some point contracts her essence from the whole of Realmspace to just the planet of Abeir-Toril The god of murder is created Chauntea leaves fragments of herself as the embodiment of life The god of death is created on each of the other planets of Realmspace, or relinquishes Other gods are created out of the residues of the deific battle control altogether to later arising powers on those worlds between Shar and Selûne The god of chaos/destruction is created The god of war creates the plane of Warrior's Rest attached to Kozah/Talos creates the plane of Fury's Heart the Astral The plane of Deep Caverns is created The god of disease creates a divine realm attached to the Astral - possibly the Barrens of Doom and Despair or A god or gods of primordial sea creatures create the plane of the Rarandreth/Offalmound Fated Depths The god of murder creates a divine realm attached to the Astral - Animal Lords arise and take up residence in the House of Nature. possibly the Barrens of Doom and Despair or The Fugue Plane The Days of Thunder: This is the time of the fabled Creator The god of death creates or occupies the Fugue Plane Races, when many gods came to the consciousness of mortals, and many races still hid in caves. No mention can be found of The remaining other gods establish divine realms for themselves elves, dwarves, and other races in this time. Still, their absence on existing planes or create new planes attached to the Astral on ancient cave paintings is hardly sufficient evidence to say that The god of Murder murders the god of Death and takes his they did not exist in the Realms. portfolio, consolidating his power on the Fugue plane in the first -35,000 to -30,000 act of Tyranny [Planes] The god Annam interlopes from another universe OR During the battle with Shar, Selûne reaches beyond the universe Annam is born of Law and Chaos to the Plane of Fire and draws on its fiery essence to create the Sun [Planes] Annam marries Othea The god of the sun was created [Planes] Othea gives birth to Lanaxis, father of the Titans, eldest son of Othea and Annam The god of the sun creates his divine realm of the Keep of the Sun [Planes] Othea gives birth to Vilmos, father of the Storm Giants, son of Othea and Annam Page 1 de 123 [Planes] Othea gives birth to Nicias, father of the Cloud Giants, [Planes] Dragons fall from sky as eggs son of Othea and Annam [Planes] The dragon pantheon creates the plane of Dragon Eyrie [Planes] Othea gives birth to Masud, father of the Fire Giants, -30,000 son of Othea and Annam [Planes] Corellon fights with Gruumsh and blinds him in one eye [Planes] Othea gives birth to Ottar, father of the Frost Giants, son of Othea and Annam [Planes] Ityak-Ortheel, the Elf-Eater, emerges from a pool of the mingled blood of Gruumsh and Corellon in the aftermath of their [Planes] Othea gives birth to Obadai, father of the Stone Giants, battle and flees to the Abyss son of Othea and Annam [Planes] Ghaunadaur joins with Araushnee and the Anti- [Planes] Othea gives birth to Ruk, father of the Hill Giants, son Seldarine of Othea and Annam [Planes] Araushnee is cast down into the Abyss with the Anti- [Planes] Othea gives birth to Arno/Julian, father of the Ettins, Seldarine faction deities son of Othea and Annam Seldarine Wars [Planes] Othea has an affair with Vaprak and bears the progenitor of the Ogre race [Planes] Auril is cast out of the plane of Olympus/Arvandor for allying with the Anti-Seldarine in the war against Corellon [Planes] Othea gives birth to Dunmore, father of the Wood Giants, last son of Othea by Ulutiu -30,000 to -24,000 [Planes] The Days of Thunder [Planes] Dawn Ages/Time of Dragons: Dragons and giants rule Toril at this time; elves and dwarves settle in small but growing [Planes] Sarrukh Empires communities all over Faerûn. The dwarves overthrow the giants [Planes] Tyche interlopes into Realmspace and start their empires. Toward the end of this time, the elves start doing the same against the dragon overlords of this era. [Planes] The giant pantheon creates the plane of Jotunheim [Planes] Reign of Dragons [Planes] M'daess fragments from the World Serpent -30,000 to -19,000 [Planes] Merrshaulk fragments from the World Serpent [Planes] Orcs arrive through portals left by creator races, [Planes] Shekinester fragments from the World Serpent bringing the Orc gods with them [Planes] Jazirian fathers Parrafaire by Shekinester [Planes] The Orc gods create the plane of Nishrek [Planes] A yuan-ti named Sseth devours the sleeping Merrshaulk [Planes] The Solar Malkazid is thrown down into the Nine Hells and assumes his mantle as patron of the yuan-ti -28,000 to -25,000 [Planes] Sarrukh create Lizard folk [Planes] Reign of Giants [Planes] World Serpent creates aspect of Essylliss for worship by Lizard folk -25000 DR [Planes] Semuanya fragments from either the World Serpent or (circa) First mentions of Ironfang Keep on the Dragons' Sea Essylliss appear in draconic legends. [Planes] Demogorgon frees the Khaasta -25,000 to -24000 [Planes] Ssharstrune fragments from the World Serpent (circa) [Planes] Elves come to Toril from Faerie [Planes] Shekinester eats Ssharstrune causing herself to -25,000 to -12000 fragment into 5 aspects (circa) [Planes] Dwarves arise on Toril [Planes] The Seldarine takes control of planar territory formerly (circa) [Planes] The dwarven pantheon creates the plane of under the control of the giant pantheon Dwarfhome [Planes] The Seldarine establish the plane of Arvandor -24000 to -12000 [Planes] Tyche establishes her realm of Olympus--probably The First Flowering: The elves reach their peak here, more attached to Arvandor than 15,000 years ago. The great elven civilizations of Faerûn [Planes] Batrachi Empires include Aryvandaar, Illefarn, Ilythiir, Keltormir, Miyeritar, and Shantel Othreier. With the elves' success against the orcs and ? to -14000 dragons and giants, the other races thrive in safety and begin the The First Epoch (Time of Beginnings) in Seros (the Inner Sea). All the races slow climb on civilization. currently living under the Sea of Fallen Stars take to the waters during this -24,000 period, which only the whales have much knowledge of. This Epoch ends with the elven migration into Seros, and their rise to power.-35,000 to - (circa) [Planes] Halflings arise 20000 (circa) [Planes] The Halfling pantheon creates the plane of [Planes] Gnomes arise on Toril Golden Fields [Planes] The Gnome pantheon creates the plane of Green Hills -23900 -31,500 Establishment of the first elvish settlements of Aryvandaar (Present Day: High Forest). [Planes] Lizard folk abandon worship of Essylliss in favor of Semuanya -23600 -31,000 Establishment of the first elvish settlements of Shantel Othreier (Present Day: Green Fields). [Planes] [Planes] -23200 Aeree Empires -30,500 Page 2 de 123 Establishment of the first elvish settlements of Ilythiir (Present Aryvandaar's rulers begin attempts to diplomatically and Day: Shaar & Forest of Amtar). peacefully annex Miyeritar into their realm and under their control. -23100 -14000 Establishment of the first elvish settlements of Syòrpiir (Present Day: Ankhwood and Chondalwood). (circa) Tribal barbarian clans of humans roam Keltormir, hiding and hunting in the great forests and avoiding the greater races of -22900 elves, giants, and dragons. Establishment of the first elvish settlements of Illefarn (Present -14000 to -215 Day: Ardeep & Kryptgarden Forests and parts of the Dessarin valley). The Second Epoch (Time of the Elves) of Seros (the Inner Sea). The Seconf Epoch officially begins with the building of the -22500 undersea capital of Aryselmalyr, and ends with forty years of war Establishment of the elvish settlements of Orishaar (Present Day: between the sea elves and other undersea races. It is also during Duskwood & the Shaar). this Epoch that the first land- dwellers began exploration of the waters (wizards of Netheril), the initial migrations of shalarin into -21400 the Inner Sea, and the trapping of the sahuagin behind the Establishment of the elvish settlements of Thearnytaar (Present Sharksbane Wall. Day: Thornwood). -13900 -21000 Miyeritar becomes the center of elven Art and High Magic on Establishment of the elvish settlements of Eiellûr (Present Day: Faerûn. Winterwood). -13200 -20000 Skirmishing and trade interference starts between Aryvandaar (circa) First skirmishes between the Orishaar and Ilythiir elvish andMiyeritar. tribes begin, and continue off and on for seven millennia. -12000 to -9000 Evidence from carvings in some sea caves under the Inner Sea The Crown Wars: The Crown Wars of the Elves are fought during suggests that the merfolk, locathah, and sahuagin inhabit the this period, pitting nearly four generations of elf against elf. The deeps and have battled each other since this time. two greatest events of the Crown Wars that still have impact on -19,000 to -15000 the Realms are the Dark Disaster and the Descent of the Drow. The Dark Disaster utterly destroyed the forest realm of Miyeritar, [Planes] Goblinoids arrive through portals leaving the blasted plains that are now the High Moors. Perhaps [Planes] Goblin deities establish the plane of Clangor due to the savagery of the Crown Wars or other factors long lost to time, the Dark Elves became corrupt during this era, broke -18800 away from their brethren, and after much warfare and cruelty Establishment of the first elvish settlements of Miyeritar (Present they descended beneath the planet's surface to become the Deep Day: High Moor, Misty Forest), by green and dark elves due to Elves, the drow. political differences with the gold elves of Aryvandaar. -12000 -17800 The Crown Wars begin with the rise of the Vyshaantar Empire of Establishment of the great elvish settlements of Keltormir Aryvandaar. After centuries of fruitless diplomacy, the impatient, (Present Day: Forest of Tethyr which spanned all of Tethyr, Amn, grasping rulers of Aryvandaar attack Miyeritar and begins putting Erlkazar, and Calimshan) by moon and green elves of Thearnytarr political pressure on Shantel Othreier to join them or suffer the and elsewhere, seeking peace and simple lives away from the same fate. strife of the other elven realms. -11800 -17500 Miyeritar is militarily occupied and annexed by Aryvandaar, The independent sylvan elf realms of Thearnytaar, Eiellûr, and though a number of clans and strongholds resist and continue to Syòrpiir open discussions of unifying the elves of the Satyrwood fight. Many elves of Illefarn, despite its officially neutral stance, (Present Day: Thornwood/Chondalwood). provide secret safehavens for Miyeritari refugees. -17100 to -16800 -11700 The War of Three Leaves: The unification of the Satyrwood is (circa) The dragon's war against the giants of Keltormir leads to thwarted by dark elven Ilythiiri spies and assassins, killing their the First Tethrift; a great burning of southern Shantel Othreier leaders and framing opposing heirs, driving the three realms to a that separated the soon-to-be-called the Wyrmwood from the multifront war. Ilythiir's influence is not discovered for centuries. greater body of the forest. Tethir, kin of Keltormir and the first recorded elven dragonslayer, single- handedly slays two ancient -17000 red wyrms of the Ridge and saves many elves. A portion of (circa) Elves migrate from Thearnytaar, Eiellûr, and Syòrpiir to Keltormir's woods are named for him. the Inner Sea over the next seven millenia. Tethir's stand earned the elves the respect of the dragons, who -16900 had previously dismissed them as ignorant, two-footed cattle. (circa) Numerous elves abandon the surface realms of Eiellûr, Over time, humanity slowly builds in the clearings created by the and Syòrpiir during the War of Three Leaves to settle in the dragon fires. Selmal Basin of the Inner Sea. This begins the elven migrations The Second Crown War flares up in answer to the aggressions of into the Sea of Fallen Stars, which continue for seven millennia. Aryvandaar. Ilythiir rises up and viciously strikes out at any who -15300 support the gold elves of the north. Its nearest neighbor of Orishaar, as a major trade partner with Aryvandaar, falls swiftly in The elvish Vyshaan clan rises to power in Aryvandaar under a brutal surprise attack. Coronal Ivósaar Vyshann. -11600 -14700 Page 3 de 123 The Ilythiiri destroy Syòrpiir by fire, separating them from their largest and costliest of all the Crown Wars' battles. Nearly 70,000 allied neighbors and burning their homes to the ground. elves die at the hands of elven and orcish enemies, as an orc horde 100,000 strong falls upon the already-embattled elves. -11500 Aryvandaar wins the day, and occupies the northern half of Thearnytaar and Eiellûr band together and declare war on Ilythiir, Shantel Othreier. decrying their use of fire and wanton destruction far more than -10600 the power plays of the northern elves. They fight a holding action, preventing the Ilythiiri from advancing north. Shantel Othreier is conquered by the Vyshaantar Empire of Aryvandaar after the mysterious death of Coronal Ynloeth. -11450 Guerilla fighting and rebel mages arise in parts of Miyeritar and The Sable Wars: Thearnytaar and Eiellûr, with minimal allies from the newly conquered territories. Keltormir and Shantel Orthreier, invade Ilythiir, intent on -10500 destroying or reforming the dark elves before more realms fall. More than half their forces are decimated by the corrupt magics The Dark Disaster: Miyeritar is engulfed in killing storms, which of the dark elves. reduce this entire forest and realm into barren wastelands in three months. While no proof could ever be found, many believe -11400 the High Mages of Aryvandaar inflicted the Dark Disaster on Fall of Eiellûr as the Ilythiiri once again use fire to destroy their Miyeritar. realm around them and isolate them from aid. They also were Shock over the Dark Disaster established an uneasy four decades helped by traitor green elves, who thought their appeasement of peace, as nearly every elf of Faerûn shrank back in awe and actions could help restore peace. horror from what havoc the Crown Wars wrought. The start of the Crown Wars (and the Sable Wars and the Fall of -10450 Eiellûr) sees a sudden influx of elves entering the Inner Sea, forcing the elves out into the sea and away from the coastal (circa) The Fourth Crown War: Ilythiir's seething counter-attack waters. This ignites the first major conflicts with merfolk and to avenge Miyeritar sees their open use of the corrupt powers of sahuagin. Ghaunadar and other dark, evil gods for the first time. -11300 -10300 End of the First Crown War: Miyeritar conquered by Aryvandaar. The Keltormir elves, opposed on both sides by the Vyshaan of Aryvandaar and the dark elf clan Hune of Ilythiir, strategically -11200 withdraw from eastern Keltormir, holding their lines at Highland's Thearnytaar falls to the savage and now-unrepentant dark elves, Edge. who use enslaved monsters and undead to occupy the thorn-and- -10270 bramble choked woods. Ilythiir now directly skirmishes with the major realm of Keltormir along its eastern and southern expanses. The Stone and Claw Campaigns: The withdrawal of Keltormir's forces to close and defend its own borders pitted the forces of With another major migration into the Sea of Fallen Stars after Aryvandaar and Ilythiir against each other. They soon closed the fall of Thearnytaar, the sea elves expand militarily beyond the ranks and fought incessantly for two centuries. Battles raged Selmal Basin and establish the undersea kingdoms and regions of across the giant-infested mountains and wemic-claimed plains Coranthys, Tor Meraliir, Ullythan Reef, and Ryeniir. north of Keltormir. -11003 -10110 Rise of the Aryselmalyr Empire in the Sea of Fallen Stars. In opposition to the corrupt dark elves of Ilythiir and their Coryselmal, the grandest of the sea elf cities of Selmalyr (an elven continued destruction of the forested elven homelands by fire (an kingdom of the Selmal Basin), becomes the capital of the elven enemy of long-standing), over 1,000 priests and High Aryselmalyr Empire over all the sea elf kingdoms in the Inner Sea. Mages in neutral Illefarn and other free areas spend decades in -11000 fervent prayer for salvation by Corellon Larethian and the Seldarine gods. (circa) Dwarves from the great stronghold of Bhaerynden establish the first holds of Deep Shanatar in the southern -10100 Underdark (Present Day: Alimir Mountains, Lake of Steam). Through enslaved dragons and other powers, the dark elves of The illithid enclave of Oryndoll is settled by refugees from Glyth, a Ilythiir engulf all of Shantal Othreier in flames, destroying over planet in Realmspace. 70% of its trees over the course of 50 years. (circa) [Planes] Githyanki successfully rebel against their Illithid -10,000 to -1700 overlords in a great war [Planes] Humans from other worlds migrate to Zakhara (circa) [Planes] Illithid refugees colonize the Underdark Humans from other worlds migrate to Maztica (circa) [Planes] Ilsensine establishes its divine realm in the Humans from other worlds migrate to Kara-Tur plane of Deep Caverns Ao allows the gods of Zakhara to create a pocket cosmology (circa) [Planes] Githyanki and Githzerai factions split and fight a contained in an Astral Plane connected to Zakhara civil war Ao allows the gods of Maztica to create a pocket cosmology [Planes] Githyanki colonize the Astral Plane contained in an Astral Plane connected to Maztica [Planes] Githzerai colonize Warrior's Rest Ao allows the Celestial Bureaucracy to establish a special -10900 transitive plane of the Spirit World attached to Kara-Tur The Third Crown War erupts as accords finally fail between The Celestial Bureaucracy establishes various divine realms Shantel Othreier and Aryvandaar. attached to the Spirit World -10700 -10000 Battle of the Gods' Theatre: The Gods' Theater (Present Day: The [Planes] Descent of the Drow: Corellon's magic, as directed Tunlands) on eastern Shantal Othreier is the site of one of the through his priests and High Mages, transforms the dark elves, Page 4 de 123 whether the corrupt Ilythiiri or others, into the drow. Whether by abandoned for an age, leaving the forest open so the gods might magic or by the weaknesses that banish them from the sunlit restore its peace. lans, all drow retreat within two month's passing into the The Wandering Years of elven colonization begin. Many elves Underdark. begin migrating back to Elven Court in its eastern forest. Illefarn Elves are summoned by the Seldarine to the site that becomes and Keltormir are the sole remaining civilizations to emerge intact Elven Court one month after the Descent of the Drow, to settle from the Crown Wars. The end of the Crown Wars brings the last differences and restore peace among the elves. of the great elven migrations into the Inner Sea. -9900 Drow overwhelm the dwarves of Bhaerynden and take their fifth- city for their own. Aryvandaar's covert persecution of High Mages and priests begins, as they attempt to destroy or control any who might -9000 to -3859 somehow force their descent as they did the drow. While not The Rise of Civilization/The Founding Time: This era signals the destroyed utterly, Illefarn and its colony in the Llewyrrwood is rise of all the humanoid civilizations, as the many dragons and annexed by Arvynandaar as its nobility of priests and High Mages giants were long overthrown and the elven wars no longer died under the persecution of the increasingly-crazed Coronal loomed over everyone as a threat. The elven realms of Evereska Giilvas Vyshaan. Many elves of both lands flee to the remnants of and Evermeet grow by colonization along with other realms, from Shantel Othreier. the human Unther or Coramshan to the dwarven realms of High -9872 Shanatar or Oghrann. Sea-elven garrison towers are built among the Sharksteeth -9,000 to -3000 Mountains under the Inner Sea, with the help of Vodos the Great [Planes] Northmen arrive in the Trackless Sea through portals Builder. from another world bringing interloper gods Silvanus, Mielikki, -9845 Oghma and others Construction begins on the Sharksbane Wall (uniting the existing Age of Proud Peoples Tower Garrisons) by clergy of Deep Sashelas, Trishina, and Eadro. -8938 -9839 The 135-mile-long Sharksbane Wall, built to keep the sahuagin Start of the First Serôs War. The burgeoning Inner Sea empire of out of the waters of the Inner Sea, is completed in this year. sea elves allies with the merfolk against the sahaugin of eastern -8830 Serôs. The five Tunnels of Iratis are completed by the end of this year. -9833 -8800 End of the First Serôs War. This war destroys the major sahaugin kingdom in "Sekolah's Trench" (the Trench of Lopok). Wars and An elven tale, "Inferno," tells of a great drought lasting two skirmishes continue across the centuries to slow or stop the summers in this year. After an attack by a flight of red dragons on continuing construction of the Sharksbane Wall. the center of the great elven forest of Keltormir, the dragon fire sparked a forest fire that raged out of control. This fire -9800 extinguished four entire clans of elves, eleven giant settlements, The Vyshantaar Empire's forces occupy all elven realms (save at least four green dragons, and thousands of miles of Keltormir) from the High Forest of Aryvandaar to the sweltering woodlands. The fires clear all the wooded area between the two southern forests of Ilythiir. They begin the colonization and great rivers (Present Day: the rivers Sulduskoon and Ith). settlement of Evermeet. Founding of Rystall Wood and its First Rysar begins with its first A large force of Llewyrr elves escapes the oppressive mainland crowned Coronal. and resettle in isolation and safety among the mountains of the -8640 Moonshae Islands. Their new land becomes Synnoria, after the elfqueen who led the Llewyr to this island sanctuary. (circa) Dwarves are believed to live in great numbers in the eastern mountains of present-day Semphar. -9600 -8600 (circa) Rise of the first drow civilizations in the Underdark beneath southern Faerûn. Their constant harassment of the Evereska is founded in secret by surviving clans of the former Vyshantaar forces over the next five centuries help prevent their Shantel Othreier, Miyeritar, Orishaar, and Eiellûr as an elven annexing Keltormir or any other lands. safehaven in the woods east of Aryvandaar. The drow city of Guallidurth is founded. -8500 -9200 (circa) Dwarves migrate north from the Great Rift and enter the cavernousrealms beneath the Sword Coast South. The Fifth Crown War: The First Proclamation of Elven Court leads to the revolt of the nobles of Aryvandaar and the last Crown War -8500 begins. The Elven Court, the Seldarine priesthoods, and the long- Keltormir's Fall: Due to fire-sundered and otherwise ravaged hidden High Mages restore pockets of resistance and freedom homelands, Keltormir dissolves into three separate forests: The across the entire Vyshantaar Empire, fragmenting the armies and Wyrmwood, Darthiir Wood (Present Day: Forest of Mir), and the noblesto limit their coordination. Forest of Tethir. -9000 -8400 (circa) The illithids dwelling in Oryndoll's outlying holdings clash End of the First Rysar of Rystall Wood. Year of Founding for with the Shanatar dwarves in a protracted conflict known to the Jhyrennstar. The Coronal is crowned and the First Rysar starts. dwarves as the Mindstalker Wars and to the mind flayers as the War of Cloven Thoughts. Founding of Siluvanede in the northwestern reaches of the High Forest. -9000 (circa) Founding of the realm of Ar'Tel'Quessir of Siluvanede in The Fifth Crown War ends with the utter defeat of the Vyshaan the northwestern and western reaches of the High Forest. and the dissolution of Aryvandaar. Much of the High Forest is Page 5 de 123 -8298 allying with and sharing their power with the other aquatic races. The Marid States are in deep water beneath the Hmur Plateau, Start of the Second Serôs War. The sea-elven empire uses allowing them to claim territories out of reach of from direct elven locathah forces to rally the enemies' enslaved locathah against retribution. them, as well as merfolk and crabmen. -7700 -8282 Start of the Second Rysar of Uvaeren. End of the Second Serôs War. The war destroys the Kuo-Toan Consortiums. All their caravan cities along the underwater Plains -7690 of Duna collapse, and their people are put to the slaughter, The djinni lord Calim reaches an accord with the elves and rendering the kua-toans nearly extinct in the Inner Sea up til the dwarves and the borders of his empire halt at the southern banks present day. of the River Agis and encompass all the lands south and east to -8200 the western slopes of the present-day Alimir Mountains. Calim continues warring with the giants and dragons of the Marching Founding of Uvaeren and its First Rysar begins with the crowning Mountains. of its first Coronal. -7687 -8130 Ajhuu, a greater marid, breaks away and establishes a realm Yrlaancel, the city of peace, is built within Rystall Wood. within Calim's lands while the noble djinni is away. On Calim's -8100 reutrn, the Steam Clashes begin between them. Creation of the Maridflow and Hajluar's Falls (present-day: Azure Falls) in the The dwarven realm of Deep Shanatar is at its greatest expanse Alimir Mountains. beneath southwestern Faerûn (Present Day: Amn, Tethyr, Erlkazar, Calimshan, Alimir Peninsula). The empire is ruled from -7684 the Wyrmskull Throne in Alatorin's Brightaxe Hall. Within 150 The Shattering: With this event, the Steam Clashes end and years, trade is underway with surface elves. Ajhuu and his rebels are destroyed. The coastline between the -8,100 to -8080 mouth of the River of Ice and the southern tip of the Alimir range is forever changed, and the Spider Swamp comes into being. [Planes] Illithids capture dwarves from clan Duergar to use as slaves during the Mindstalker Wars -7600 -8000 The Second Rysar of Jhyrennstar begins under the Coronal Hoccar. Founding of Semberholme in the Elven Court. Founding of Sharrven (a moon-elf realm) in the southern reaches All sahuagin settlements in the Inner Sea lying west of the of the High Forest, due to overcrowding in Evereska and elitism of Sharksbane Wall are destroyed by this time. Siluvanedenn elves. -7950 Llurth Dreier, City of Ooze, is founded by the drow under the Full trade exists between the dwarves of Deep Shanatar and the Shaar. elves of Darthiir, Tethir, and the dwindling remnants of Shantel -7500 Otheier. Dwarves establish the realm of Sarphil. -7800 The Second Rysar of Rystall Wood gives way to the Third Coronal. (circa) The Great Arrival: A large force of djinn (known as the Djen) led by the djinni lord Calim arrive in the areas around -7400 present-day Calimport, along with a large force of servants and a Ilodhar falls under an orc horde this year. few slaves, mostly humans and halflings. Within months of the arrival, the spires of Calimport rise above the plains and The Third Rysar of Uvaeren begins after the sudden death of woodlands of southern Faerûn. The Djen quickly clear and seize the Coronal while hunting. The new Coronal is more militarily all the lands south and west of the Marching Mountains; the Calim disposed, and begins proactively attacking orcs and giants in the empire has begun. mountains. [Planes] Calim and his Djinn arrive in Faerûn and found -7130 Calimport Rise of the Dukars. This quasi-mystical order of monastic and -7790 military wizards arises from the efforts of its four founders in the small town of Nantar on the Lower Hmur Plateau. The orders are The Dragon Wars: Calimport falls before a flight of dragons. The composed of only lorekeepers at this time. djinni lord Calim begins a century-long campaign against the dragons of the Marching Mountains. By its end, every dragon in -6946 the mountains dies at the hands and magics of the Djen. The The Mervae Alliance. The Dukars develop their powers and genies' magic rebuilds Calimport within a year of its initial become peacekeepers across Serôs (the Inner Sea) with the destruction. alliances made with Aryselmalyr here, though unlike any other -7717 forces, they do not bid oaths of fealty to the sea-elven empire. The reigning Dao Ataman of Imir of the Great Dismal Delve -6900 establishes a permanent two-waygate between his holdings on Coronal Kiyuigh dies on his 100th foray into the mountains. The the Elemental Plane of Earth and a cavern complex beneath the Fourth Rysar of Uvaeren starts with the new Coronal, the blind site of present-day Kzelter. Great Scholar Eltaor, who restores Uvaeren's reputation as a -7700s learned realm. (circa) Rogue genies abandon the Empire of Calim and settle the -6800 lands and waters of the southwestern Inner Sea. A horde of efreet called the Army of Fire, led by the great pasha Rise of the Marid States. Rogue marids from the surface Calim Memnon, magically arrive near the location of its' current Empire trespass in Selmalyr, sparking war with the elves. Within a namesake city. The efreet establish the short-lived realm of year, marids and their jann spread into Serôs (the Inner Sea), Page 6 de 123 Memnonnar and found the settlements of Memnon, Myratma, and Fifth Rysar. The newest Coronal of the Sixth Rysar is his Shoonach. apprentice and wife, the Lady Mnuvae. The Third Rysar ends in Rystall Wood, and the Fouth Rysar starts -5642 at the crowning of Naevys Caersaelk, the first female Coronal of Elves found the city of Evereska. the realm of Arcorar. Djen settle in Calimshan area. [Planes] Memnon and his Efreet arrive in Faerûn and found Memnonnar -5600 -6500 (circa) The dwarves of Shanatar and the giants of the Giant's Plains break out in war. 25 years later, more than half the giant (circa) A group of elves, mainly immigrants from Syorpiir, settle population of the Cloud Peaks are exterminated by the dwarves. the great forest now known as the Chondalwood and name their home Nikerymath. The dwarves of Shanatar build the Axe and the Star Bridges in present-day Amn. -6500 -5590 Coronal Hoccar dies, ending the Second Rysar of Jhyrennstar. The Third Rysar begins with his niece, the Coronal Haalija. Esyae dies in a High Magic ritual gone wrong, and her young brother Mhaenal becomes the Sixth Coronal of Rystall Wood. -6452 -5500 Founding of the dwarven House Axemarch in Shanatar. By this time, shape-shifting oozes are emerging from the mud -6400 flats of Llurth Dreier with increasing regularity. The elves meet the dwarves of Sarphil on the battlefields of the -5400 Vast, and forge a tenuous alliance since the elves saved the dwarves from death at orc hands. (circa) Ambril's Bane. Dwarves kill human tomb robbers on the slopes of Mount Kellerak, including an heir to the throne of -6300 Coramshan. Three millennia of war between Coramshan and The Coronal Eltaor dies by palimpset. The Fifth Rysar sees the Shanatar ensues, with the elves allying with the dwarves. election of the young, vibrant Coronal Intevar. -5350 -6200 (circa) Battle of Karlyn's Vale. The dwarves of Shanatar slaughter Beginning of the age known to the elves of Tethir as the Era of the last major giant tribes of the south. Later, a monstrous Skyfire. Memnon and Calim bring their forces to bear against each likeness of Karlyn, the warleader of the dwarves, is built over the other and battle until -6100DR. course of two centuries to honor him. The Fourth Rysar of Rystall Wood gives way to the Fifth Rysar The Murabir (warlord) Mir of Coramshan seizes much of High under the Coronal Esyae, daughter of Naevys. Shanatar while the dwarves are fighting the Giant Wars to the north. -6100 -5300 End of the Era of Skyfire: Battle of Teshyllal Fields. Calim and Memnon destroy each other, but the forces unleashed in that (circa) Between this time and -2600 DR, the dwarven realms of battle scar the landscape forever, creating the Calim Desert. Oghrann, Haunghdannar, Gharraghaur, Belsimer, Ammarindar, Delzoun, Ironstar, the Fallen Kingdom, and Dareth are founded as -6060 dwarves flee the constant warfare enveloping Shanatar. Fall of Calim's Rule: The last of the djinn are ousted by humans in The First Kingdom of Mir is founded in the lands west of the alliance with the dwarves of Shanatar. The lands east of the Calim Darthiir Woods and south of the Wurlur (present-day: River Ith). Desert and south of the Marching Mountains become the human For the next 300 years, Mir and Coramshan aggressively expand nation of Coramshan. eastward and share the conquered territories until their defeat by [Planes] Humans rebel and oust Calim and his djinni, founding the kingdom of Jhaamdath. the human nation of Coramshan Beginning of the First Age of Calimshan (until -3200DR). -6000 -5215 The Fourth Rysar of Jhyrennstar begins. Oghrann established as the first colony from Shanatar; few -5960 dwarves remain in this realm, and most continue north. King Adiir Velm of House Axemarch leads 5000 dwarves onto the -5,112 to -4835 plains of former Memnonnar and founds the realm of High [Planes] From now until -4835, the Webfire Wars rage Shanatar. Over the next few centuries they settle the lands now throughout the drow city of Llurth Dreier, pitting the faithful of considered Tethyr. the Spider Queen against the followers of Ghaunadaur. -5800 -5000 (circa) The nation of Jhaamdath is founded with a few The Twelve Nights of Fire: The elven realm of Uvaeren is settlements north of the great forest Nikerymath. destroyed by a falling star whose impact opens a 100-mile-long -5700 and 30-mile-wide clearing in Cormanthor's treeline. The Coronal and nearly all of its noble houses die instantly or during the Tales of Intevar's Librarium in Uvaeren spread throughout all conflagration. Few Uvaeranni escape to the safety of deeper elven lands, as this allegedly contains the collective knowledge of Arcorar, aside from those few dozen away from the realm during the elves. this disaster. -5660 Rystall Wood becomes a separate forest and realm after the Intevar's Librarium and some strongholds in Uvaeren are attacked Twelve Nights of Fire clear away the mountain and hill trees that by greedy elven wizards seeking knowledge of High Magic, to no attached it to Arcorar. While an independant forest now, its avail. However, Intevar dies of a poisoned wound, ending the Coronal still convenes often with the leaders of the Elven Court. Page 7 de 123 (circa) Clash at Earthrift. Two elven princes are accidently killed -4420 in a dwarven-instigated landslide, and the alliance between the The surface dwarven realm of Belsimer is founded by Torhild elves of Keltormir and the dwarves of Shanatar falls apart. Flametongue. The dwarves of Belsimer build the Halls of the Coramshan and Mir unite under Ukhar IV to form the Calimshan Hunting Axe, the Hall of Four Ghosts, Hammer Hall, the building Empire, which claims all lands south of the Wurlur (present-day: now known as the Stronghold of the Nine, the Stone Bridge, and River Ith) and west of the Iltkazar Mountains. are believed to have also built Southkrypt. Belsimer crumbles when Torhild is slain, and its' people flee south to join the Fallen (circa) [Old Empires] Gargauth battles Lathander on the Plains Kingdom. of Sulhantar (present-day: northwestern Shaar). The Morninglord wins, and imprisons the Fallen Lord deep in the Pit of Sorrows (an -4400 ancient dwarf-hold; present-day: Peleveran). The Dark Court Slaughter: Drow and duergar attack and destroy -4974 Elven Court and Sarphil beginning at the start of the year on Midwinter Night. Within days, Elven Court is in ruins and Sarphil is The dwarven realm of Haunghdannar is established this year by occupied by the drow and duergar. The Slaughter claims the lives dwarves centered in the mountains east of present-day Leilon. It of many clan leaders of Elven Court and both the Coronals of was the home of the only known seafarring dwarves. Rystall Wood and Jhyrennstar. -4973 In the aftermath of the Dark Slaughter, the archer-guard The drow city of Sshamath, City of Dark Weavings, is founded. Shevarash, in an anger-tinged prayer to Corellon, vows to become the Seldarine's hand against the drow to extract revenge -4970 for the loss of his family. The Black Archer never smiles again, as Death of Coronal Mhaenal by monsters summoned into his he sought to kill Lolth and all her followers. bedchambers; the Sixth Rysar of Rystall Wood ends with the The Eighth Rysar of Rystall Wood (the child wizardess Enajharas) murder investigation lasting for 90 years. and the Sixth Rysar of Jhyrennstar (the prophet of Labelas, the -4900 aged Oacenth) begin with somber coronations and the call-to- arms against the drow, their now-revealed enemy. (circa) Plague hits Calimport and Almraiven. Known as the Warrior's Plague, for the berserk rages and battle madness in -4300 those afflicted; most casualties among military forces. End of the Seven Citadels' War with the full forces of Sharrven -4900 brought to bear against the oft-victorious Siluvanedenn. The gold elf realm is humbled by superior magics and elven dragonriders; The Fifth Rysar of Jhyrennstar convenes under the warrior hereafter, Siluvanede remains exclusive, but it is a vassal realm of Coronal Khilseith. Eaerlann. -4880 -4274 Three nobles are uncovered as the plotters who slew the aged Three hunting clans and five fishing villages on the northwestern Coronal Mhaenal; the actual caster of the monstersummons is coast of Faerûn unite under a single leader. The humans call their executed, and the others banished from Rystall Wood and community Illusk, naming themselves after the elven nation Arcorar. Illefarn, whom they attempt to emulate. The Seventh Rysar of Rystall Wood finally begins with the rise of -4200 Coronal Injros. The impressionable Coronal Enajharas isolates Rystall Wood from -4819 all dealings with Arcorar, as her nobles say conspiracies against Rise of the dwarven realm of Gharraghaur, centered on present- them whirl among the elves of Jhyrennstar. day Mirabar. -4160 -4770 Fall of the dwarven realm of Besilmer. (circa) The Plague of Terror: mysteriously affecting only -4100 Calimport, this plague drives many mad from imagined spectral foes and other fears. As a result of the plague, the entire (circa) Rise of the dwarven realm of Ammarindar. waterfront and other inner parts of the city burn as a few -4070 dockworkers imagine great sea monsters attacking the city. Shevarash the Black Archer dies, but undergoes Apotheosis to -4700 become the Night Hunter and Arrow Bringer. This green elf (circa) Eaerlann rises among the ruins of Aryvandaar due to the demigod of the Seldarine is still a hunter and vengeful destroyer efforts of young elven nobles from Sharrven. Their interests in of drow, but now hunts Lolth and Vhaeraun directly (though he restoring the elder realm while also allying with the dwarves of no longer considers Eilistraee and her worshipers to be among his the North were matched in the interests of the Elders of Sharrven prey). and Evereska to preventing the elves of Siluvanede from doing -4000 the same and repeating the same mistakes of the past. The Coronal Oacenth of Jhyrennstar falls ill; the Ruling Trials last -4642 from Midsummer to Harvestide; the threeelfblades are forged. Efreet invade Djen through Gate, Start of 100 years war Coronal Kahvoerm Irithyl becomes the ruler of Semberholme, Jhyrennstar, and Elven Court, all of which are now the elven -4542 nation of Cormanthyr. End of 100 years war. [Planes] The Duergar win their freedom from the Illithids -4500 [Planes] Laduguer establishes the realm of Hammergrim in Deep (circa) The Seven Citadels' War: Skirmishes break out between Caverns the elite forces of Siluvanede and the fledgling forces of Eaerlann -4,000 to -1800 (with support from Sharrven). These conflicts, which last for the next 200 years, are sometimes collectively referred to as the Sixth [Planes] Hammergrim is ripped free of Deep Caverns to become Crown War. its own plane Page 8 de 123 -3983 -3654 The birth of the city of Cormanthor begins here, with the [Netheril] The Terraseer appears for the first time. He shows Summoning of the Rule Tower. the early Netherese how to hide and fight a league of orcs pouring from the mountains. -3917 -3650 The drow city of Menzoberranzan is founded by Menzoberra the Kinless. (circa) Dwarven realm of Shanatar founded. Drow city of Menzoberranzan founded. -3900 -3637 (circa) Establishment of Delzoun, the Shield Kingdom of the dwarves. [Netheril] The town of Zenith is founded. -3611 -3889 to -338 - The Rise and Fall of Netheril Fall of the dwarven realm of Gharraghaur. -3889 -3595 [Netheril] Birth of Nether the Elder. (-30 NY) War breaks out between the elven nations of Eaerlann, Mieyritar, -3869 and Illefarn. The humans, caught in the middle, are unable to [Netheril] Nether the Elder takes control of the village of Gers. trade with one for fear of retribution from the others. -3859 -3552 [Netheril] Alliance of the fishing villages of Fenwick, Gers, Gilan, [Netheril] Northreach is founded. Gustaf, Moran, Nauseef, and Janick into Seventon. This alliance is -3544 soon renamed Netheril. (1 NY) [Netheril] Frostypaw is established as the Rengarth port to the Beginning of the First Age. Narrow Sea. -3848 -3533 [Netheril] Birth of Nether the Younger. [Netheril] The Nether Scrolls are uncovered by the Netherese in -3847 the ruins of Aryvandaar; the humans soon abandon the magic taught by the elves for greater power. [Netheril] The Abbey of the Moon is established on the peak of Selûne's Crest, the highest peak on the Abbey Mountains. End of the First Age, Beginning of the Nether Age. (326 NY) -3859 -3520 Alliance of the fishing villages of Fenwick, Gers, Gilan, Gustaf, (circa) [Netheril] The elves of the North begin aiding in the Moran, Nauseef, and Janick into Seventon. Soon renamed escapes of gnomish slaves from their Netherese captors, helping Netheril. (1 NY) them move south and east across the Realms. Beginning of the First Age. -3500 -3843 (circa) Menzoberranzan is founded. The drow city of Ched Nasad is founded. -3495 -3830s [Netheril] Birth of Congenio Ioun. (circa) [Netheril] Eaerlanni elves approach Netheril. -3462 -3835 [Netheril] Creation of Congenio's pebbles (ioun stones). [Netheril] The elven realm of Eaerlann open dialogues with Annagoth dies, drowning in the waters of the northwestern Netheril; humans begin to learn magic from the Eaerlanni elves Narrow Sea. This gives the sea here its name of Annagoth Bay. during this decade. -3458 -3827 [Netheril] After 269 years of searching the Netherese discover [Netheril] Assassination and death of Nether the Elder. and establish trade with the dwarven kingdom of Delzoun. -3772 -3447 [Netheril] Death of Nether the Younger. [Netheril] Conch established at the base of the Columns of the Sky. -3770 -3,432 Fall of the dwarven realm of Oghrann. [Planes] The Tears of Selûne appear in the night sky -3727 -3408 [Netheril] Word of a nation of "humanlike rock beings who dwell in earthen mountains and hills" reach Netheril. Netheril scouts [Netheril] Congenio Ioun changes the name of Congenio's begin search for dwarves. pebbles toIoun stones. -3717 -3400 The Duergaran city of Gracklstugh is founded. Start of the Ninth Rysar of Rystall Wood. -3655 -3392 [Netheril] Netheril scouts befriend a tribe of Rengarth The Duergar King Horgar Steelshadow II proclaims the founding barbarians. of Deepkingdom with Gracklstugh as its royal seat, claiming sovereignty over all gray dwarf enclaves north of the Sharnlands An orc horde emerges from the Spine of the World and begins to and west of the Buried Realms beneath Anauroch. move towards Netheril. Page 9 de 123 -3389 Half of the Nether Scrolls is stolen by elves of Cormanthyr and secreted away by the High Mages of that realm. One of the Fall of the dwarven realm of Haunghdannar. The sea is believed thieves is the gnome elf-friend Rilmohx Sha'Quessir. to have made all the dwarves of this nation mad and the realm dwindles and is abandoned. Their descendants are thought to be -3014 the Madbeards of today. Ioulaum creates the first mythallar. A mythallar is established in -3386 Northreach. Hoyden is established by elves seeking to end the squabbling Beginning of the Mythallar Era. (845 NY) between the nations of Eaerlann, Mieyritar, and Illefarn. -3011 -3381 Ioulaum creates theMantle of Ioulaum, the first magic item to use [Netheril] Two of the Nether Scrolls are stolen during an the mythallar. excursion in the High Forest. The mages carrying the scrolls are -3109 slaughtered by a grove of treants. The Scrolls are never recovered. [Netheril] Basin Lake becomes a popular Netherese resort area. -3358 -3106 [Netheril] Flight arrows and short bows become available in [Netheril] The Netherese farming town of Grog is established. Netheril. -3095 -3354 [Netheril] Half of the Nether Scrolls is stolen by elves of War between the two remaining elven nations comes to an end. Cormanthyr and secreted away by the High Mages of that realm. The 240 year war decimates their numbers thrice over. One of the thieves is the gnome elf-friend Rilmohx Sha'Quessir. -3332 After the destruction of theZweihausen, the River Zweihaus is named after them. In less than a tenday, the Sunset Plague claims the lives of almost everyone in Calimport, including more than half the ruling family. -3014 Calimport lies empty for nearly a century, as many are afraid of [Netheril] Ioulaum creates the first mythallar. A mythallar is the plague. established in Northreach. -3326 Beginning of the Mythallar Era. (845 NY) [Netheril] The Abbey of the Moon burns in a forest fire. It -3011 becomes haunted by powerful apparitions who destroy all who enter. [Netheril] Ioulaum creates theMantle of Ioulaum, the first magic item to use the mythallar. -3315 -3002 [Netheril] Birth of the Netherese arcanist Ioulaum. Raising of the Mythal/Birth of Myth Nantar. Nantar, a small town -3309 on the slopes of the Hmer Plateau and long the center of Dukar The Numosi and Jhimari schools of the Dukars are destroyed by culture, becomes Myth Nantar, City of Destinies, as the High kraken out of the Trench of Lopok. Mages raise amythal around the soon-growing city. This becomes the site for much magical research and lore. It is also the location -3249 of a new central academy for Dukars and other schools and (circa) [Netheril] Unity is established as a base of operations towers in the city teach numerous other methods of magic against the goblins. brought by the former surface elves (and some hidden marids' magic). Any Dukars trained at Myth Nantar, for the first time, -3218 must vow oaths of fealty to the Empire and the Coronal at [Netheril] The Abbey of the Moon is refounded at the Coryselmal. headwaters of the Gillian River. -3000 -3200 (circa) The dwarven realm of Ammarindar flourishes. End of the First Age of Calimshan. Beginning of the Second Age The Gate of Iron is built by dwarves to protect the region of (until -1900DR). present-day Durpar and Ulgarth from the Imaskari empire. -3145 Tibold, in present-day Erlkazar, is founded as an outpost of the [Netheril] Ioulaum leads the Netherese against the orcs in the dwarves of High Shanatar to resist the Second Calimshan Rampant Peaks. He also starts the Excursion into Extinction, Empire's advances. slaughtering over 140,000 orcs. Trade relations open between the surface elves of Cormanthyr Netheril and the orcs of the Rampant Peaks clash on the slopes of and the sea elves of Arselmalyr at Myth Nantar. Thunder Peak. The Netherese militias clear a small mountain of The Kuo-toan city of Sloopdilmonpolop, City of Pools, is founded. orcs. They name the mountain Bone Hill. [Planes] The Age of Humanity -3136 -2993 [Netheril] A small but influential tribe of Rengarth barbarians establishes Vandal Station. [Netheril] Ioulaum creates the first floating city - Ioulaum's Enclave. -3116 -2919 [Netheril] An earthquake forms Basin Lake. Two years later, druids of Jannath (Chauntea) begin seeding the lake with fish. The Ironstar Kingdom of dwarves begins this year under the lone Ironstar clan. -3095 -2966 [Netheril] Dagger's Point is established. Page 10 de 123 -2959 power-hungry mages of Netheril, and vow to slay any Netherese wizard that strays into their western High Forest realm. (circa) [Netheril] The enclave of Thiefsward is established by guildmasters who are concerned about the use of magic putting -2758 an end to a thief's profession. It quickly becomes the training [Netheril] End of the Mythallar Era. Beginning of the Silver Age. ground for thieves and arcanist/thieves from all over Netheril. (1101 NY) -2949 The Mines of Dekanter are discovered. [Netheril] A mythallar is created in the trading port of -2745 Harborage. [Netheril] A large temple of Tyche is built in Imbrue. This leads -2940 to a boom in that city. [Netheril] A weather-controlling mythallar is established in -2722 Zenith. [Netheril] The city of Arisome is established. After a bounty is Goblins sack the town of Cantus. set on orc ears, the city is renamed Earsome. -2900 -2716 The incredibly ancient Coronal Kahvoerm dies upon placing [Netheril] The city of Arctic Rim is founded. hisselu'taar upon the hilt of theRuler's Blade. His fourth son attempts to take his place, but theRuler's Blade rejects him and -2709 destroys the greedy elf in a gout of greenish flame. Sakrattars (circa) [Netheril] The Marsh of Simplicity becomes the home Irithyl, the youngest of the Coronal's great-grandsons, takes up for tribes of lizardmen. These tribes are ruled by a sucession of the blade and is proclaimed Coronal by ancient blade-rite, as was powerful lizard kings, including the infamous Gr'Zhad. Kahvoerm. So begins the Second Rysar of Cormanthyr. -2700 -2881 (circa) The fey'ri unleashed monsters in southern High Forest. [Netheril] Goblins re-settle the ruins of Canthus. -2686 -2871 [Netheril] A temple of Moander is built within the Pox in the [Netheril] A clutch of ghosts inhabits the Abbey of the Moon. mountains known as Moander's Footstep. Many adventuring groups and paladins die attempting to cleanse the temple of their foul influence. The enclave known as Quagmire is established. -2858 -2650 [Netheril] The arcanist Halavar is born. (circa) The city of Bhaluin is founded by the Raurin Empire. -2855 -2646 [Netheril] Netheril, led by the arcanist Miren, attacks the ogre [Netheril] An extremely harsh winter causes orc hordes to raid community of Chanth. This starts the seven year war that comes Northreach. to be known as "Ogres' Stand." -2642 -2848 [Netheril] Halavar, a popular Netherese arcanist, establishes the [Netheril] Canlespiere is founded on the ruins of the ogre city of enclave of Palter. Chanth by the arcanist Miren. (circa) Height of Netheril, Dwarven Realm of Ammarindar -2832 founded. [Netheril] The amethyst dragon Gembright is first sighted in the -2639 Channel Locks. (circa) Dwarven Realm of Dareth founded. -2811 -2637 [Netheril] There are now a total of 13 floating Netherese cities. Mezro, in Chult, is founded by Ubtao. Cantus is destroyed after several battles; goblins vs. goblins and [Netheril] Scourge is founded. dwarves vs. goblins. The town of Algid is founded. -2791 -2615 [Netheril] Bandits kill Halavar for hisHalavar's Universal Pantograph. ThePantograph is never found again. [Netheril] Three sects of Amaunator travel to Trinity to escape the persecution of followers of Shar. The three sects set aside -2786 their differences and begin to work together. They soon combine [Netheril] Remembrance is established. Its' center is a into one religious sect; one that is more relaxed than other monastary devoted to Jannath (Chauntea). Amaunator-controlled regions. -2785 -2613 [Netheril] Imbrue is founded. [Netheril] The sea monster known as Diemondar begins to haunt Basin Lake. -2770 -2612 The Slaughter of Sharrven: The elven realm of Sharrven fragments and falls due to an inexplicable explosion of the [Netheril] The Rengarth barbarians establish Coldfoot. monstrous population within the southern High Forest. Survivors Sanctuary is established as a Netherese enclave. flee to Eaerlann and Evereska, and the realm lies vacant but for a few settlements and outposts (though the southern forest retain -2600 the name "Sharrven" until the modern era). While proof is sorely Dareth, the dwarven "Ice Kingdom," is founded. Orloebar lacking, the paranoid elves of Siluvanede quickly blame the Snowbeard is crowned king. Page 11 de 123 The last known dwarves of Shanatar fall on the northern slopes of [Netheril] A group of Vandal barbarians destroy another group the Sulduskoon River. High Shanatar falls into human hands. of miners and warriors who were desecrating their burial mounds. Work begins on the Twisted Tower. -2442 -2589 [Netheril] The first recorded instance of the Channel Mountains being home to a cloud giant clan happens when Harborage begins [Netheril] Conifera reaches its height in population, as 15,000 to trade with them. These cloud giants are identified as the people now live there. Amanir clan. -2586 -2436 [Netheril] A group of adventurers disappear while traveling near [Netheril] An apprentice working for the phaerimm steals seven Thunder Peak. Divinations reveal that a powerful undead creature of the Nether Scrolls. The mageling is killed as he leaves the city, was responsible, but no one is able to find either traces of the but the Scrolls are never recovered. adventurers or any undead. Founding of Bandor Village. -2550 -2415 [Planes] Ulutiu exiles himself to the Astral Plane to sleep next to the corpse of Othea, his necklace sinks creating the Great Glacier. [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Tolodine is born. Year 0 of Ulutiun Calendar. -2400 -2549 (circa) Calimshan garrisons eastern Iltkkazar in the vincinity of Despite repeated attacks and attempts to stop them, the drow the Omlarandin Mountains, south of the Wurlur (present-day: complete the Twisted Tower this year and build up their presence River Ith). here. -2391 -2540 The beholder hive of Zokir, the City of Orbs, is founded. [Netheril] Death of Congenio Ioun. (circa) [Planes] The Great Mother takes up residence in the The Netherese arcanist Sadebreth is born. plane of Deep Caverns. -2539 [Planes] 3 beholder colony ships from H'Catha crash land in the Alimir Mountains and colonize the Underdark. The Spiderfires: Drow inflict their greatest damage upon the forests since the Twelve Nights of Fire by setting the southern -2387 Rystall Woods aflame with a swarm of spiders made out of arcane [Netheril] A work strike by the gnomes of Netheril is successful, fire. After a long, dry summer, the woods burn easily. This clears and the gnomes are released from servitude to the Netherese. more than 100 miles of forest south of the River Tesh, and severs Most gnomes head immediately south, fleeing from Netheril. the southern part of the woods around and to the west of the Twisted Tower from the greater Rystall Woods and widens the -2386 cleared lands between them and Cormanthor. [Netheril] The logging community of Sepulcher is established. -2520 -2381 [Netheril] The Netherese enclave of Spiel is established. It The palace of the Bakkal of Calimport erupts in flames, ending quickly becomes home to many magic schools and universities. that corrupt and vicious dynasty. The fires spread and destroy the Within ten years, the number of schools outnumber the taverns western half of Calimport. and festhalls put together. -2368 -2513 [Netheril] The Caravan Wars start. 3,000 owlbears are killed. [Netheril] Founding of the town of Moniker. The trading post of Old Owl Well is established, manned by -2488 scrying mages who keep a close watch on the elven nation of Empire of Raurin (Imaskari, Artificers) destroyed. Exiles flee to Illefarn with spells and crystal balls. the west, eventually settling on the shores of the Alambar Sea. -2361 [Planes] The Untheric and Mulhorandi pantheons arrive in [Netheril] Death of the Netherese arcanist Sadebreth. Faerûn -2359 [Planes] The Untheric and Mulhorandi pantheons defeat the Imaskari, freeing their peoples [Netheril] The town of Conch decides to live with the harrassment of the Rengarth barbarians. [Planes] The Untheric pantheon creates the plane of Zigguraxas -2358 [Planes] The Mulhorandi pantheon creates the plane of Heliopolis [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Tolodine dies of old age in Imbrue. -2486 -2354 [Netheril] A temple of Kozah is built in the town of Moniker. The temple is nine stories tall, and shaped like a whirlwind. [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Noanar is born. -2484 -2325 [Old Empires] Solon, the only surviving Imaskari city, begins (circa) [Old Empires] The Circle of Stars is built in Thesk by the building a new empire out of the ashes of Raurin. mysterious Lyricaith peoples. -2475 -2324 (circa) The Great Glacier continues to expand, covering the lands [Netheril] Ioulaum gives the arcanist Noanar the title of Fire that will eventually be known as Vaasa & Damara. Warden. -2447 -2300 Page 12 de 123 [Netheril] Noanar is killed in a skirmish with ogres, but his body -2135 is never recovered. The god Re founds Skuld and gives it the name "City of (circa) The Earliest human-built boats sail the southern Alambar Shadows." coasts as Raurinese refugees flee north and along the seacoasts. Year 1 of Mulhorand Calendar. Easily attacked and sunk by sahaugin, boats are small and usable only for coastal fishing, not exploration. Raurinese refugees -2105 continue their expansions over land. [Netheril] The city of Scourge is attacked by the goblins of the -2292 Shining Tooth clan. [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Trebbe is born. -2103 -2287 [Netheril] The Chronomancer aids Illusk against orc hordes. He stands nearly alone against them and is grievously injured. [Netheril] Lashia the Dagger takes over a large portion of Dagger's Point, ending the rule of petty street lords and gangs. -2100 -2280 [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Cragh is born. He is deaf from birth. The Erehnir Reconstruction: After guild wars and other conflicts destroy much of Calimport, many areas are rebuilt in the religious -2095 and artistic manner they are known by to this day. The walls of at [Netheril] Death of the Chronomancer from a war wound that least two western sections of modern Calimport retain hints of never healed. murals that graced the walls when they were created during this decade. -2087 -2274 The god Enlil finds pearls on the west coast of the Alambar. He founds the city of Unthalass ("City of Gems"). A clan of dwarves from the Tortured Land are exiled to the Great Glacier. Four survive the trek to the Novularond and become the Unther founded forebears of the Innugaakalikurit. -2075 -2267 [Netheril] The Wont Surge floods and causes extensive damage [Netheril] The arcanist Trebbe establishes the enclave of to the town of Remembrance. Shadowtop Borough. Shadowtop opens relations with the elves of -2064 the Eastern Forest, unlike most Netherese enclaves. [Netheril] A tremendous orc horde, led by giants and their ogre -2237 generals, completely razes the human civilization of Illusk. [Netheril] The arcanist Trebbe is killed when he attempts to -2059 enchant a magical crown and the spells go awry somehow. This crown becomes known later in history as theCrown of Horns. [Netheril] Scimitars are introduced to Netheril. There is speculation that the scimitar was originally a drowish weapon. -2207 -2055 [Netheril] End of the Silver Age. The Golden Age of Netheril begins. (1652 NY) [Netheril] Ogres begin to attack the farms around Canlespiere. A very canny ogre named Storm leads the ogres. Birth of Jeriah Chronos, who laters becomes known as the Chronomancer. The Netherese arcanist Fourfinger is born. He comes to specialize in weather magic. -2200 -2051 Start of the Tenth Rysar of Rystall Wood. [Netheril] A group of Netherese hunters encounter Storm and Two Rystall elves, forbidden lovers long kept apart by their his ogres. Two hunters survive the battle to report that Storm is feuding noble families, secretly ask the Coronal for aid. He helps an ogre mage. them stage their "deaths" and the two are transformed together to become the first baelnorn sworn to the Coronal and [Old Empires] Construction of the Ziggurat of Enlil in Unthalass Cormanthor, rather than to a particular House. Forever apart in with the help of powerful magic. life, the Guardian Paramours become the most faithful defenders -2049 of the grounds of Castle Cormanthor. [Netheril] Storm and his ogres battle a group of Netherese -2189 arcanists at the shores of the Southfill River. It is assumed that [Netheril] Lashia the Dagger executes two of her apprentices for Storm perished in the battle, but in any case, the ogres never creating a mythallar in Dagger's Point. It becomes illegal to own a trouble Canlespiere again. mythallar in the enclave (this extends to mythallar-powered magic -2047 items). The punishment is severe beating or even death. [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Quantoul is born. The arcanist Aksa the Destroyer is born. -2031 -2176 [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Lucke is born in Conifera. [Netheril] The Netherese discover the properties of flint and steel (i.e. making fire from the sparks of flint and steel). -2029 -2145 [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Anglin is born in Seventon. [Netheril] The hunting village of Wreathe is established. -2019 -2136 [Netheril] The arcanist Quantoul creates the enclave Jockteleg. [Netheril] A mythallar is created in Earsome. This allowes the The arcanist Aksa dies. residents of the city to keep ears as trophies with the aid of -2018 preservation spells. Page 13 de 123 [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Jarm is born. without incident; Sinaht Irithyl becomes the third Coronal of Cormanthyr. -2011 -1932 [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Volhm is born. [Netheril] While experimenting with Jockeleg's mythallar, the -1997 arcanist Quantoulpolymorphs the entire enclave into Voadkyn (circa) [Old Empires] Anti-dwarven sentiment in Solonese (wood giants). A side effect of the transformation allowed the territories reaches its peak with the founding of Duirtanach, an transformed citizens to retain their intelligence and abilities they aboveground dwarven realm in eastern Semphar. Unlike their posessed while within the mythallar. However, if the transformed reserved and little-seen cousins to the east, the dwarves of voadkyn left the mythallar they continued to change into a Duirtanach enjoy flaunting their wealth and superior voadkyn, completely losing their magical abilities as the voadkyn craftsmanship in the face of Solon's racial pride. mind took over. -1996 -1931 [Netheril] The arcanist Fourfinger dies. The armies of Calimshan destroy the Idol of Nomog-Geaya and its hobgoblin worshipers. Henceforth, this area is known as the [Old Empires] Beginning of the Seven Citadel's War: Solon Gorge of the Fallen Idol. launches a centuries-long war against the seven dwarven realms of the Teyla Shan and A-Ling Shan Mountains. -1927 -1994 [Netheril] Conch and the Rengarth barbarians begin to war again, over the opening of tunnels into the Cave of Lost Souls. [Netheril] The arcanist Cragh dies. [Old Empires] The Mulhorandi god Ptah crafts theChariots of -1990 Re,Horus, andOsiris. [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Dethad is born. -1926 -1967 [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist establishes the enclave of Unther and Mulhorand clash at the River of Swords. The first Opus. Unther-Mulhorand War begins. -1925 -1965 [Netheril] The Cave of Lost Souls and the tunnels leading to it [Netheril] The arcanist Chever dies. are taken over by the Rengarth barbarians and collapsed. Due to the Rengarth resistance, they are never repoened. The arcanist Dethad unprecedentedly transforms himself into a lich. -1921 -1964 [Netheril] The arcanist Anglin disappears through a mystic portal that appears when his research into a gateway spell [Netheril] Jarm becomes the resident arcanist of Earsome. He is backfires. He is presumed dead. feared for his power and his proficiency with poisons. -1900 -1963 From now until -1400DR, the Caltazar Hills, in present-day Tethyr, [Old Empires] The Tars Tarkas, a barbaric tribe formerly come under constant attack from the beholder nations of the subjugated by Raurin, settle on the Hill of Stars and found the city Lake of Steam. of Phelzol. The building of Citadel Felbarr, the surface garrison to protect -1962 Delzoun against the orcs. [Old Empires] The dwarven kingdom of Duirtanach falls to The Final Fall of Shanatar sees the dwarves seal their deep realms Solonese forces. from any entrants, and all but disappear from southern Faerûn. -1961 (circa) By this time, Calimshan rules as far north as the Re and Enlil agree that the River of Swords will be the eternal Snowflake Mountains and is composed of four separate kingdoms boundary between Unther and Mulhorand. There are occasional within its empire; Calimshan (the original lands of Coramshan and clashes, but never is there a major war between the two powers the Calim Empire), Mir, Tethyr, and Iltkazar. End of the Second again. Age and beginning of the Third Age. [Netheril] Jarm battles and kills the sorceress Volhm in a -1899 spellbattle. Volhm's apprentices seek to avenge their mistresses [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Chever is driven insane after death, but they are killed one by one by Jarm. repeated contact with other-planar beings. He dies when he leaps -1955 into asphere of annihilation. [Netheril] Lashia the Dagger is assassinated. The resulting -1897 street war over power in Dagger's Point lasts for the next five [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Dace is born. Throughout his years. life, Dace is an ardent worshipper of Mystryl, unlike most [Old Empires] Solonese forces overwhelm the isolated dwarven archwizards. settlements of Taerdarunn and Rhaevarift. The surviving dwarves -1896 flee north, to eventually settle the ore-rich depths of the Firepeaks. [Netheril] 24 scrolls of the remaining Nether Scrolls are stolen. The thieves, fearful of Netherese retribution, destroy the golden -1950 scrolls, pounding them into gold chunks. Fighting a drow incursion into the western woods, Coronal Khopesh swords fall completely out of fashion in Netheril. Sakrattars sacrifices himself to create ablood dragon and destroy the massive horde of drow occupying the last ruins of Uvaeren -1895 and the Twisted Tower (though not the Tower itself). The [Netheril] Macht Lake is named for the Rengarth word for Coronal's chosen blade-heir recieves and draws theRuler's Blade "power" or "might." Page 14 de 123 -1885 [Netheril] The arcanist Lucke leaves Conifera and is never heard from again. He is assumed dead. [Netheril] The arcanist Jarm is assassinated by his enemies. -1726 -1871 Dragonslayers led by Rafak el Cajaan sorely wound the Rose [Old Empires] The Seven Citadel's War grinds to a halt, as Dragon and drive her out of Calimport; while she escapes the almost all of the dwarven kingdoms in the A-Ling Shan and Teyla humans, Ylvera dies under the jaws of their bronze dragon ally, Shan mountains are either shattered or abandoned. Although the Cadasalmpar. The Cajaan dynasty refounds human rule of the Solonese claim victory, it is a pyrrhic one, for they are never able Calim empire. to regain the magical and military might they held at the start of the war. -1720 -1859 [Netheril] Netherese wizards arrive near the blasted ruins of Uvaeren, fleeing something; they die within two years after (circa) [Netheril] A group of experienced warriors stumble uncovering a hidden library cache and unwittingly setting loose upon the lair of the blue dragon Brightstrike. More than 15 some of its magical defenses. warriors and the dragon herself are killed in one battle. Most of the warriors areresurrected, and they continue to hunt the area. (circa) Netherese explorers start to build and settle undersea cities on the Inner Sea continental shelf over the Plains of Duna -1846 within territory claimed by the sea elves and the merfolk. Records show that the dwarven realm of Ammarindar has its Netherese mages either keep Aryselmatyn forces at bay or King's Seat at Splendarrmornn, the Shining Mountain. enslave any Serôsians that eneter their sphere of influence. -1838 -1718 In retribution for Calishite adventurers plundering her hoard and [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Brightfinger is born. slaying one of her brood, Ylveraasahlisar the Rose Dragon -1708 destroys Calimshan's army, the Caleph's Court, the Bakkal Raor, and two-thirds of Calimport before she settles onto the throne By this time, the once-widespread Cajaan dynasty of Calimshan is and rules the heart of the empire. Much of Calimport Muzad reduced to its last male heir. (under-Calimport) comes into being with the wyrm's attack, as The worship of a "great sun god" arises in Calimshan. her demands for the city's immediate reconstruction forces builders to simply smooth out the rubble and begin again. -1700 [Netheril] The lich Dethad is destroyed by Ioulaum for using his The Pasha of Calimport's third son becomes Emir of Tethyr. His spellDethad's Trap (trap the soul) to take over the body of debauchery soon drives the elves of Tethir into conflict with the another arcanist's apprentice. humans. -1826 (circa) Netherese begin to explore the Inner Sea and establish the three subsea colonies of Deep Netheril. [Netheril] A landslide damages many of the outlying fields feeding Remembrance. -1694 -1806 Rise of power of the Merynth dynasty of Arselmalyr under the warrior Essyl Merynth, nephew of the dying Coronal Tanrah [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Efteran is born. Eshalniith. -1803 -1660 Occurring from now until -1350, the Deepbear Battles, a war "The Three Seaflame Battles": The aquatic elves of the Inner Sea between the duergar and a nation of quaggoths, marks the march on the three cities of Deep Netheril. The enclaves are beginning of Deepkingdom's decline. destroyed by the elven High Mages, creating the bays where -1,800 Saerloon and Selgaunt stand today. [Planes] Deep Duerra ascends to godhood [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Enollar is born in Harborage. -1791 -1658 [Netheril] Floating bubbles are designed and perfected in [Netheril] The Mines of Dekanter begin to fail. They are soon Netheril. They come into widespread use as a means to transfer abandoned. objects or people from one place to another. -1657 -1783 [Netheril] The floating Netherese city of Sunrest falls from the The Dragon's Wrath: A great fire levels all of central Calimport. sky and is destroyed when ill-planned spell research on an imporved version of themeteor swarm spell calledSunrest -1776 Sunshock fails. There are no survivors. [Netheril] The arcanist Dace is killed after one of his rivals slips -1655 him a cursedpotion of longevity, aging Dace rather than making him younger. [Netheril] The Mines of Dekanter are re-opened as a testing ground for dangerous spells. -1766 -1648 [Netheril] The arcanist Efteran dies, apparently from natural causes. Aresurrection attempt by her apprentices fails to bring her Sossalian ancestors of the Ulutiuns settle by the Lugalpgotak sea. back to life. -1647 -1754 [Netheril] Tournaments of chance are established at the temple [Netheril] The Apothecs, a people derived from Netherese stock, of Tyche in Imbrue. These tournaments are incredibly popular, but unwilling to live by magic, are wiped out from a plague drawing even the enclave of Ioulaum there for several years. supposedly sent by Moander. -1646 -1741 Page 15 de 123 [Old Empires] First discovery of gold in the Smoking Mountains. [Netheril] A plague originates in Bandor Village, causing the The city of Dalath is founded. death of all life in the village. It is rumored that the plague was caused by contact with a winged humanoid race. -1645 The plague from Bandor sweeps through Vandal Station, [Netheril] Quagmire and its temple of Targus fields 20,000 decimating the population. troops to turn back an orcish horde marching on Netheril. 11,000 Quagmiran troops die, but over 150,000 orcs are killed as well. -1530 The Netherese archwizardess Tempera of Fenwick transforms the Frontier Wars between the Calimshan Empire and the elves of bandit hideout of Doubloon into her own enclave. Doubloon Tethir last until -1300DR. It is during this time that the Calishites becomes a rogue enclave, searched for by many arcanists for its discover the method of making shortbows, from captured elven counterfeiting practices, but is never brought to justice. longbows. -1643 Trade roads in today's Tethyr and Calimshan date from this period. [Netheril] Enoller stows away on a ship bound for Seventon. Once there, he becomes an apprentice at Alimon's Mental Agents of Coronal Essyl create theEmerald Eye of Kyron for the Academy. mad merfolk King Kyron. -1632 -1527 [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Decampus is born. The First Dukars' War. Within the scope of the Third Serôs War, the fifth Dukar Order of Nantari (those that vowed allegiance to -1621 Aryselmalyr), go to war against the other Orders. [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist/fighter General Matick is born. -1525 Matick becomes one of Netheril's greatest military leaders. He is also a xenophobe, hating elves and halflings especially. The Merrow and koalinth of the Inner Sea band together into the Horde of the Bloodtide, only to be defeated again by the mad -1598 King Kyron of Thalorlyn. The rebel Republic of Tivaan rises among [Netheril] A gold mine is discovered in the Dementia mountain the merfolk to unite the Hmur Plateau against Aryselmalyr's mad range. ruler, once spies reveal that Coronal Essyl and King Kyron have allide with kraken to supplement their power. -1570 -1524 The fishing town of Zazesspur becomes a fortified city, with the emir's palace built at its' center. Kyron and his loyalists are desposed and outcast from the Hmur Plateau, despite the mer- king's kraken ally and the -1561 powerfulEmerald Eye. [Netheril] A monastary of Jannath is established on the slopes -1523 of Glorifier Mountain. End of the First Dukars' War with the destruction of the House of The arcanist Enollar dies. the Nantari Order in Myth Nantar. This loss sets back Essyl General Matick dies. greatly, and twenty years of tense détente begin. -1550 -1522 The eastern expanse of the Darthiir Wood, between the The Four Arcana of Humbar, the usually isolationist morkoth from mountains and down the Almraiven Peninsula, is consumed by the deep-waters of the Inner Sea, ally with Tivaan after numerous fire. attacks from the Coronal's forces. -1542 -1509 [Netheril] A troll ear regenerates into a troll, slaughtering a The First Shalarin Passing. The first "Wildtide Gate" opens and the noble family in Earsome before it could be dealt with. shalarin arrive within Serôs (the Inner Sea). Immediately attacked by the magically attunedEmerald Eye and the madmen Kyron and -1539 Essyl, the shalarin lose more than 75% of their number. Tivaan, Start of the Third Serôs War. Coronal Essyl lashes out against the Dukar Orders, and Humbar all rush to the aid of the shalarin minor koalinth and scrag raids to the north, and ignites the war and quickly gain powerful allies. by uniting the koalinth and merrow against a common foe. -1507 -1537 [Netheril] The Lady Polaris is born. The merrow kingdom of P'Karnis falls. -1506 -1535 The mer-King Kyron dies at the hands of the Dukars, who take The ixitxachitl Imperium of Ilvanyv falls. In the same year, the theEmerald Eye of Kyron into their custody. The merfolk traitors long loyal merfolk of Thalorlyn on the Hmur plateau rebel against either return to Tivbaan or remain allied with the Coronal Essyl. the oppressive violence of the Third Serôs War. -1502 -1533 End of the Third Serôs War. War ends with the death of the Mad Establishment of Thalorlyn as the independent First Kingdom of Coronal Essyl Merynth by his brother, the Grand Dukar Jholar of Hmur, and they claim Myth Nantar. the Jhimari Order. Jholar abdicates the Coronal's throne in favor of his younger sister, the devout priestess Vaeqiis. -1535 [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Fahren is born. Yrlaphon established among the eastern woods, across the River Lis from Cormanthor. -1501 -1531 The Dukars again become an independent group of peacemakers not answerable to Aryselmalyr. The Nantari Order is dissolved, Nearly one-third of the merfolk of Serôs (the Inner Sea) are killed though the school at Myth Nantar is rebuilt as an academy where as the Aryselmalyr Empire puts down the rebellon at Thalorlyn. Page 16 de 123 all four orders convene to keep a closer eye on the magic of -1416 Aryselmalyn elves. [Old Empires] Phaidus, a powerful Untheri noble, forms the -1500 Lords of the Shadowy Fist, an organization dedicated to overthrowing Enlil. He gathers many disaffected nobles under his Expansion of Unther and Mulhorand. banner. -1496 -1411 [Netheril] The Lady Decampus tires of being an arcanist and the [Old Empires] Amanhur's second invasion of Thesk. The native politics associated with it. She leaves the enclave of Ioulaum and Lyricaith, already decimated by disease and humanoid problems becomes a wandering bard. to the north, are defeated and pass from history. The Circle of -1492 Stars is turned into a temple dedicated to Amanhur's victories. Shalarin survivors of the Third Serôs War settle Es'krin on the -1410 northeastern Hmur Plateau. Alliances with the Dukars and [Old Empires] The city of Amanhuria (present-day: Milvarune) is Humbar provide protection for the city-state until they can restore founded around the Circle of Stars as the seat of government for their own warrior caste. the province of Thesk. -1489 -1403 [Netheril] An unknown rival for an unknown reason marks the The Cajaan Vengeance: The outer districts of Calimport are set arcanist Brightfinger for assassination. afire in an attempt to smoke out the occupying beholders during -1486 a seige of the city. [Netheril] The Ashwind Assassins assassinate the arcanist -1402 Brightfinger. All that is left is a small pile of ashes. Qyraaptir the Bloodeye and his beholder forces fall or flee before -1481 the Drakhon priests and their allied human soldiers. Calimport is the first city freed of beholder domination, and Calimshan is free [Old Empires] Unther attacks the elves in the Satyrwood. The of beholder rulers within three years, thanks to the rule of the City of the Summer Stars stands strong, but the woods suffer Drakhon pashas. The beholders retreat to their strongholds great devastation. beneath the Alimir mountains or along the Lake of Steam. The Methwood is seperated from the greater body of the forest, -1401 as the entire region of the Satyrwood between the Adder River and the Winding Water is razed and burned by Untheri magics. [Netheril] The arcanist Lady Polaris creates an enclave from the town of Delia. -1480 -1400 [Old Empires] The elven prince Darnakurian crafts the evil swordHunger; overwhelmed by the malign intelligence, he Start of the Eleventh Rysar of Rystall Wood. The Coronal Faahresc slaughters the entire Untheri army and then turns the sword on is a rabid drow-hating warrior who leads his people on numerous his own people. Overnight, the City of the Summer Stars is raids in the Underdark caverns and the Twisted Tower to the emptied of living beings. Darnakurian is bound in enchanted south. stasis, and the fallen city begins to fade from the face of Faerûn. (circa) The first crude ships cross the Inner Sea as Unther Beginning of the Coldwood in the Satyrwood, as Hunger's evil expands across and along the Alambar. grows. -1399 -1477 Start of the Fourth Serôs War. The Hmur Plateau becomes [Old Empires] The Elven King of Cormanthor sends the first overrun by a horde of koalinth and merrow, ending the peaceful Sentinels to the Coldwood, to preventHunger from ever leaving merfolk Republic of Tivaan. A desperate mermaid steals the woods. theEmerald Eye of Kyron from the Dukars' Tower at Myth Nantar to drive the horde off the plateau, only to become corrupted by -1471 its power and lead the horde herself against her remaining people [Netheril] The Netherese enclave of Shade is established. This and the rest of Serôs. community is continually shoruded in twilight due to a spell -1396 similar todarkness. The arcanists of Shade are primarily interested in planar research. End of the Fourth Serôs War. This war destroys the Second Kingdom of Kyron, setting back the koalinth population of the -1462 Inner Sea for decades. TheEmerald Eye is recaptured, and the [Netheril] The arcanist Fahren is killed when a rival journeys to possessed mermaid is believed dead, buried in a collapsed reef on Thiefsward and uses asphere of annihilation to kill him. the Plains of Duna, which are hereafter called the Haunted Plains. The new merfolk community, under the auspices of the kindly -1428 Coronal Vaeqiis, is the kingdom of Thalvan, led by King Darmox. Calimport falls with the death of Syl-Pasha Violir Cajaan IX, and -1390 beholders rule the ruined city of Calimport and its vassal empire. Qyraaptir the Bloodeye, a beholder mage of frightening power, [Old Empires] The Lords of the Shadowy Fist engineer the claims the Pasha's Throne. Beholders now rule all major assassination of Gilgeam's bride-to-be. He vows vengeance, and settlements throughout Calimshan and the Lake of Steam. begins a massive inquisiton to discover who was responsible. -1423 -1389 [Netheril] The arcanist Requiar takes control of Shadowtop [Old Empires] Mulhorand and Solon clash for the first time over Borough in a ruthless attack that leaves more than 30 of his peers control of the Gbor Nor. Although Mulhorand loses the first battle, dead. Requiar is noted as wearing theCrown of Horns. it will eventually win the war. -1422 -1384 [Old Empires] Under the leadership of Amanhur, an incarnation [Netheril] Gr'Zhad, a lizard king shaman, takes control of the of Anhur, Mulhorand begins its' first invasion of Thesk. lizard men tribes of the Marsh of Simplicity. The lizard men begin Page 17 de 123 many forays against the town of Zenith. Eventually, many come The dwarf Melair strikes a rich vein of Mithril, thus beginning the to believe that Gr'Zhad is an alias for a shape-changed Ioulaum, mining of the Underhalls of Clan Melairkyn (present-day: who was demonstrating the need that Netheril's ground-based Undermountain). cities had for the enclaves. Ioulaum denies this, but it is never -1286 disproved. [Netheril] The town of Blister is founded. -1382 The arcanist and naturalist Hamring dies of a heart attack. Two [Netheril] The Barbarian Schism occurs as the Angardt tribe less-talented simulacrums suvive him, and attempt to continue his begins to learn magic from an unknown arcanist. studies and research. [Old Empires] Enlil's son Gilgeam discovers the existence of the -1280 Lords of the Shadowy Fist; he gathers his men and attacks the group's headquarters in the Riders to the Sky. Gilgeam battles Aided by advances in weaponry (especially the shortbow and the Phaidus, and the Lord of the Fists is defeated, horribly scarred chariot), the Calimshan Empire attacks the restored beholder and left dead amidst the collapsing ruins of his stronghold. nations of the Lake of Steam. The beholder-mage Qyraaptir the Bloodeye now commands all the hive's surface armies, not just -1375 one legion. The war rages up and down the Almraiven Peninsula, [Netheril] The Barbarian Schism ends when the Rengarth and ends in -1080DR with the beholder's defeat. barbarians have driven off all of the Angardt. The barbarians are -1275 denfinitely two separate tribes from this point onward. [Netheril] Trothas Helgaras takes control of Dagger's Point. -1362 -1271 Discovery of the Writings of Ulutiu, splintering of the tribes of the Great Glacier into the Nakulutiuns and the Iulutiuns. [Old Empires] The Battle of Raramura's Wrath: During a particularly bloody naval battle between Mulhorand and Solon, the -1359 amount of blood in the water attracts the ancient dragon turtle (circa) [Netheril] The Angardt and Rengarth become mortal known as Raramura ("Terror of the Depths" in Imaskari). The enemies, attacking each other on sight. dragon turtle goes into a frenzy, sinking every ship, Mulhorandi and Solonite alike. Thousands of men perish before the sated -1354 beast disappears back below the waters, leaving as suddenly as it Unified armies of Rystal Wood and Cormanthyr infiltrate and rout came. the majority of the drow forces around and under the lands of -1250 Rystall, Uvaeren's ruins, and the Old Skull, the granite crag within the hills that lie in the clearings among the three forests. [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist M'dahl is born. However, they cannot penetrate the Twisted Tower, allowing [Old Empires] Unther battles against the Elves of the Yuirwood many drow to escape. and the Dwarves of the Great Rift. Mulhorand, for the most part, -1338 ignores them. The Fourth Rysar of Cormanthyr begins under the Coronal The squalid fishing village of Eldanth's Hold (present-day: Miirphys Irithyl, who only draws theRuler's Blade once to establish Laothkund) quickly becomes a staging area and supply depot for his reign; as a priest of Sehanine, he prefers his bow. Imperial troops making sorties into the woods. Along with the soldiers comes an inevitable influx of suspect merchants, -1332 prostitutes, dealers in illegal substances, thieves and other such [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Hamring is born in the village camp followers. Over the next decade the village grows in size, of Specie. acquiring a defensive ditch and wooden palisade in the process. -1322 [Planes] Year 0 on the Shou calendar of Kara-Tur [Netheril] A platinum mine is discovered in the Dementia -1247 Mountain Range. [Netheril] Kismet is founded by Angardt refugees fleeing the -1320 Barbarian Schism. The current road from Zazesspur to Memnon is built by slave The Angardt of Kismet and the thieves of Thiefsward have their labor for moving troops to the frontier wars against the elves of last major confrontation, although the two groups continue to Tethir. harass each other. -1300 -1212 A road is started from Zazesspur to the east, though it regresses [Old Empires] A tarrasque is awakened in the land south of the to a dirt road 10 miles to the east until its completion in -1130 Sempharwater. It rampages westward, destroying much of the DR. Caliphate of Turamar before crossing into the eastern Mulhorand mountains. It is confronted by the mage- priests of Thoth, who -1299 manage to divert the beast away from Mulhorand and into the [Old Empires] The minor Mulhorandi deity Enki crafts the Plains of Purple Dust. artifact known as theGalley of the Gods. -1207 -1293 [Old Empires] Mulhorand invades the weakened Caliphate of Coronal Miirphys helps raise the Crescent Court, the temple of Turamar and swiftly penetrates to Zindalankh, which is besieged. Sehanine in Cormanthyr. -1206 -1290 [Netheril] TheCrown of Horns drives Requiar of Shadowtop (circa) The blue wyrm Maldraedior reigns as the suzerain of the insane. A concerted attack by his enemies kills Requiar, but the blue dragons of Unther and Mulhorand. Crown disappears. -1288 [Old Empires] The Mulhorandi forces breach Zindalankh's walls and fighting rages in the streets. The last Caliph, Suraman the Silken Fist, falls in battle amid the ravaged capital, although his Page 18 de 123 vizier, the treacherous Uzuur, escapes amid the chaos, taking armies, the Qysanallojal swiftly expands Calimshan's political and with him the contents of the Royal Treasury (neither of which trade influence. have been seen to this day). -1145 -1205 [Netheril] Coldfoot is attacked by marauding orcs, but manages [Netheril] End of the Golden Age of Netheril. Beginning of the to repulse the warring humanoids. Age of Discovery. Frothwater is established where a series of small streams Discovery ofchardalyn in ore found between the Zweihaus River converge into the Hungry River. and Wont Surge. This causes the small mining community of Holloway is established as an archeological base to study the Fluvion to grow faster than expected. caves of the first humans on Toril. -1204 The blue dragon Lightningdance raids Palter. The wyrm does this [Old Empires] Using Zindalankh as a base, the Mulhorandis every spring until -883 DR. finally win the long war against Solon over the Gbor Nor. A church of the treacherous aspect of Tyche is built in Shade. Beginning of the end of the Solon Empire, as the lands north of This church shares a great rivalry with the church of Tyche in the Raurin Alta are lost to them. Imbrue. -1202 -1130 Ali yn Enar Samesaj, the future Great Vizar of Calimport, is born The Battle of Samesaj Gate: The eastern garrison of Akkabel on the last day of Alturiak. (present-day: Ithal Pass) is the scene of a great victory for -1200 Calimshan, as the besieged forces of Akkabel gain reinforcements from Calimport via a magicalgate. They break the seige and inflict Numerous settlements and many more elven patrols fall before a great losses on the beholders. The gate remains intact after the trio of nycaloths rampaging through the Cormanthor forest. battle, but only its caster (the vizar Ali el Samesaj) knows that it Rumors say jealous Netherese archwizards summoned and then is keyedto the full moon's light more than other magic. This great sent the yugoloths into the Elven Woods merely to test what victory over the beholder forces sees Samesajraised to the title of magics they had to array against Netheril. Grand Vizier at the right hand of Syl-Pasha Ruj el Drakhon. After three months of cat-and-mouse games and a climactic battle The road from Zazesspur east to Akkabbel is finally completed. within the streets of Cormanthyr, the elves subdue the Nycaloths. Coronal Miirphys, the High Magi, and a number of priests use -1123 High Magic to imprison the trio, who had become known [Old Empires] Demons take over the Vanishing Tower after a asKhov'Anilessa (the "Trio Nefarious"). summoning goes awry. -1186 -1114 The nomadic Angulutiun clans of the Great Glacier are founded. (circa) [Netheril] The magic of spelljamming is discovered by -1186 the Netherese. Netheril's main spelljammers are from the enclave of Yeoman's Loft. The space marines of Netheril quickly acquire a [Old Empires] The land east of the Gbor Nor is finally pacified reputation akin to that of the illithid race, when they begin by the Mulhorandi empire. The new province is named Semphar, vivisectioning anything they run across. These acts isolate the after Amun Semphosis, the victorious general. Netherese from the spelljamming community. The nomadic Angulutiuns founded. -1110 -1183 (circa) [Old Empires] After the conflicts in the Yuirwood to the [Old Empires] The Godsdeath: The Mulhorandi pantheon north end, the village of Eldanth's Hold continues to grow as establishes itself in Semphar by destroying all vestiges of the many veterans of the elven wars settle in the region, establishing native religions, including mass burnings of pagan priests and any lucrative logging businesses. Also drawn to the settlement are traces of the old Rairunese gods. adventurers still looking to plunder the ancient tombs and ruins of the woods, enterprising merchants seeking contacts with the -1166 Mulhorandi province of Thesk, and aspiring warlords looking to [Netheril] The Lady Decampus is killed in spellbattle with the found their own realms in the wild lands beyond the Yuirwood. arcanist Delzjhava while exploring Netheril's frontier. -1105 -1161 [Netheril] Sanctuary is attacked by an unknown cloud dragon, Ali el Samesaj saves the daughter of a Drakhon sultan from and battlemagic is used within the enclave for the first time. kidnapers, and he comes to the notice of Syl-Pasha Adjam The Trollflame War begins between trolls and the community of Drakhon of Calimport, her grandfather. As a reward, he becomes Conifera. a fixture in the sultan's court, and his unofficial court wizard. -1102 -1156 [Old Empires] The largest horseclan army to raid Semphar yet The Villaflames: Fire destroys much of Calimport's waterfront sacks Phelzol. before spreading westward into the pasha's villas. Folk hero Kharun Chephren is born in Semlithol. -1150 -1100 (circa) After the Villaflames, the Drakhon dynasty takes control of the cleared areas of Calimport and restructures the areas to The last great wyrm of the Wyrmwood falls to the elves. The best suit their political allies and their own motivations. The remaining younger dragons flee west into the Cloud Peaks or massive stone docks and defenses that grace Armada Ward for south towards the Small Teeth. Wyrmwood becomes Arundath, centuries to come replace the dock areas destroyed. the "Quiet Forest" of the elves. Syl-Pasha Kamal el Drakhon commisions the building ofel -1100 Qysanallojal (the Imperial Navy), and this allows Calimshan to begin controlling the coastal lands and waters of the Shining Sea. Originally built to speed troop movements against the beholder Page 19 de 123 [Old Empires] Unther founds the town of Soorenar as a base to streets, killing everyone within. Much of the Hold burns in the launch attacks against the city-state of Ithiir (present-day: pillaging that follows, and for a time the ruins become the Cimbar) and the turami of the Glondarym (present-day: Akanul). stronghold of Iyannakul "Grimfang," an orcish chieftan of monstrous size. -1095 Untheric attempts to land a fleet of warships in Eldanth's Hold are The Grand Vizier Samesaj creates his final resting place to the hampered by the wreckage of the Eldanthan fleet, lying half- east of Calimport's city walls; the Khamarnari, the Tomb of Fire. submerged in the shallows where they burned under orcish Once its fiery marble walls rise from the earth, Samesaj enters arrows. The empire turns its forces eastward instead, joining the through one wall, never to be seen again. armies of Mulhorand attacking the orcs swarming the Priador. -1089 -1072 Belkram's Fall/The Shaft is discovered by the dwarves of [Old Empires] Ithiiri forces sack Soorenar as Unther's attentions Undermountain. are focused northward, across the Alambar. This marks the -1088 Ithiiri's greatest, and last, military triumph over the Untheri. Annual trade begins at the future site of Waterdeep, between the -1071 ships from the South and Northern human tribes. [Old Empires] Battle of the Gods. Orc god Gruumsh kills -1087 Mulhorand deity Re: first known deicide. TheAnkh of Life is lost amidst the battle. [Old Empires] The Theurgist Adept Thayd, last surviving apprentice of the Imaskari wizards, rebels, along with most of the The deities Inanna, Girru, Ki, Marduk, Nanna-Sin, Nergal, and Utu wizards in Mulhorand and Unther. are also slain in the battle. -1085 -1069 [Old Empires] The Great Library of Gheldaneth is immolated in [Old Empires] Orcs in Thay defeated; many flee north and west. a spellbattle between priests of Re and a circle of Thaydian The two southern empires, nursing their wounds, abandon their elementalists. northern territories for a time, withdrawing across the Alambar. -1081 The Orcgate is destroyed [Old Empires] Thayd and his conspirators are defeated. Thayd In the absence of the great armies, the orcish Warchieftan is executed, but prophesies that Unther and Mulhorand will never Iyannakul carves his own empire, based in the Hold (re-named be great again. "Trauulgarth," or "The Great City" by the orcs), from which he wars with the elves of the Yuirwood and scattered bands of [Planes] Thayd creates a portal to the world of Orcs surviving humans. Iyannakul eventually falls beneath the blades -1080 of a younger, stronger orc, and a series of intercine power- struggles effectively prevents the orcs of Trauulgarth from End of the wars between Calimshan and the beholder nations of overrunning the entire region. the Alimir Peninsula with the victory at Mintar. The Pasha's Throne at Calimport now rules from the Sword Coast to Mintar. -1068 The increased trade and influence sees Calimport nearly double in [Old Empires] Beginning of a Dark Age in Mulhorand; the size (to nearly the size of present-day Waterdeep). pursuit of magic, knowledge, and the arts falls off as the populace Calimshan's armies slowly eradicate all remaining beholder of the empire deals with famine, plague, bandits, and bands of influence (beholder rulers or beholder cult-controlled cities) on orcs that survived the wars. the Arnaden surface lands (around the Lake of Steam) over the -1067 next twelve decades. Calishite forces occupy Velmhold, an ancient fortress and port city -1079 of Shanatar. They rename it Zazessovertan, or "fortress [Old Empires] The raiding clans of the Hordelands, a continual overlooking Zazesspur". threat to the Semphar province, are crushed at the Howling Gap -1066 by a Mulhorandi army led by Kharun Chephren. It is many years before the horseclans are strong enough to raid that far south [Netheril] Arctic Rim begins to wither and die as Netheril turns again. its attentions towards Realmspace. -1076 -1065 [Old Empires] Opening of the Orcgate in southwestern Thay. An (circa) [Old Empires] Several southern tribes, the ancestors of orc horde from the world of orcs pours through the Orcgate the Nar and Raumathari peoples, begin their northward trek after being released from service as mercenaries by Mulhorand. -1,076 to -1069 -1064 [Planes] The Orcgate Wars [Netheril] An illithid spelljammer is sighted in the Skyward -1075 Realms (Realmspace). [Netheril] Vandal Station ceases to be a village, as the only ones The floating Netherese city of Yeoman's Loft opens trade with left are Vandals too stubborn to leave their ancestral home. spelljammers. [Old Empires] 1st battle of the Orcgate Wars in Thay. Orcs -1063 overrun many northern Unther/Mulhorand settlements, slaying thousands. [Old Empires] The squabbling orcs of Trauulgarth (present-day: Laothkund) are finally defeated and driven from their warrens by -1074 the Tchandar, one of the southern tribes used as mercinaries by [Old Empires] The town of Eldanth's Hold repels the attacking Unther and Mulhorand in the Orcgate War. Instead of migrating humanoids for a time, aided by the orcs' inability to blockade the north with the other clans, the Tchandari spread along the North Hold by sea, but its defenders are eventually overcome by sheer Coast, reclaiming the region from the orcs and bandits. numbers; the orcs swarm the city walls by climbing over the -1061 bodies of hundreds of their dead and rampage through the Page 20 de 123 [Old Empires] Kharun Chephren is named Precept of the two years until the disease subsides. The warlords and sorcerers Semphar Province of Mulhorand, the only native Sempharan to of Jhaamdath's Twelve Cities of Swords are suspected of creating hold that high office. the plagues, but nothing is ever proven. -1050 -988 Set kills Osiris in power struggle to succeed Re. [Old Empires] The Nars found the First City of Mintas. Their leaders form a Tribunal, and elect Sujaelan the Elder as First- From this time until -450DR, the Imperial Navy of Calimshan Speaker. becomes a dominant force on the Shining Sea and the Lake of Steam. Infrequent, tentative raids begin on Chult and the -986 Tashalar. [Old Empires] Several large tribes of orcs (refugees from the (circa) [Old Empires] Turami in the Akanapeaks come into Orcgate Wars) arrive in the Giantspire Mountains, where they are increasing conflict with orcish tribes fleeing the Orcgate War. The set upon by the hobgoblin empire of Ashatabarne (the "Realm of orcs settle in the mountains, displacing many of the native the Iron Crown") and further decimated. The survivors continue humans, and establish their presence there for the next several their westward journey, and eventually ally with the orcs of the millenia. Vastar. [Planes] Miyeritar is destroyed in the Dark Disaster [Netheril] Lured by abundant caribou, an Iulutian faction moves to Angalpuk and becomes the first of the nomadic Angulutians. [Planes] The Sharn arise beneath Faerûn -982 -1045 The green dragon Venominhandar, called Venom for short), [Netheril] A silver mine is discovered near Earsome, causing a settles in the Emerald Vale of Cormanthor. Soon thereafter, the brief population boom until the mine runs dry. Vale becomes twisted and tangled by means of the green -1048 dragon's magic, rendering it fit only for the dragon. [Old Empires] Osiris resurrected by Isis, Horus-Re drives Set -975 into the desert and becomes chief of the Mulhorand pantheon. [Netheril] The arcanist Buoyance kills his rival Kartaklys. Set worship is abolished, and the Tower of Set in Skuld is destroyed. -973 -1026 [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Xanad is born. [Netheril] Tempest Freion Chagringhost is killed when Netherian -963 arcanists raid Moniker. Chagringhost was working with phaerimm Several Iulutian settlements unite to wage war on their to overthrow and bring down Netheril. Angulutian neighbors. Start of the Keryjek Wars (named for the -1022 mountain range in which most of the fighting occured). [Netheril] A force of 12,000 orcs unsuccessfully attacks Xanth. -955 The city makes an example of the survivors by using their [Netheril] Arctic Rim is abandoned and falls into ruin. Its mythallar to send back the arms of the captives to their clans. residents flee to Sepulcher. -1020 -954 [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Oberon is born. He becomes [Netheril] The arcanist Oberon dies. the principal proponent of Netheril becoming a spelljamming power. His contemporaries largely ignore him, but he becomes -950 well- respected in Realmspace. (circa) [Old Empires] The Nars, with their summoned servants -1014 and expert horsemen, swiftly subjugate the neighboring tribes of the Ashtanath Plains (present-day: Ashanath), and expand into [Netheril] Netheril deserts spelljamming magic and technology the Ahrimarel Plains (The Endless Wastes), driving the as too costly and expensive; this is due, in part, to constant Raumathari before them. harrying within Realmspace by the Imperial Elven Navy. -946 -1004 [Old Empires] Three southern Rauman clans discover the [Netheril] The Hazardous Climb Volcano ceases being active and knowledge of powerful conjuration and invocation magics in becomes a popular mountaineering spot for explorers and ancient Imaskari ruins on the Priador. Rengarth barbarians. -945 -1000 [Netheril] Candelspiere's population peaks at 2000. (circa) The war between factions of the drow and the dwarves causes the world's fire to flow into the Underdark and separate -942 members of each race from Faerûn. These fragments become the [Old Empires] The city-state of Ithiir finally falls to Untheri ancestors of the dwarves and the Ancient Ones of Maztica. forces. Priests of Gilgeam use magic to raze the fallen city, wiping [Old Empires] The Nars and the Raumathari coalesce into two it from the face of Faerûn. distinct tribes. The Raumathari, led by the aged Rauthar, migrate -933 east across Lake Ashane. The Nars, following the lead of their shamans and demonologists, move north, through the Nelathym (circa) [Netheril] Rumors of winged humans in the Barren ("World-Forest" in elven: present-day Rawlinswood/Lethyr Forest) Mountains begin to arise. All Netherese expeditions to find them until they reach the foot of the Great Glacier. return unsuccessfully. -990 -931 Intermittant plagues over the next century ravage the populations [Old Empires] A massive earthquake shakes south-western of Shamedar and Calimport. The first plague, which strikes this Unther, shattering the slope of Talaph Hill and revealing a large year, kills nearly half of Calimport's slaves and forces the syl- amount of drow tunnels. A massive battle ensues as Untheri pasha and his family to remain trapped in their palace for nearly forces drive the newly-revealed drow back into the Underdark. Page 21 de 123 Talaph Hill soon becomes known as Drowmount and, later, as the called empire is the name, which is quickly applied to the small Broken Hill. fishing village by Untheri traders. -927 -901 [Old Empires] The Beast Wars: The Nars attack the gnolls of Attempt at relations between Iulutiuns and Innugaakalikurit. the Nelathym Forest. Beginning of a long and cordial relationship between the Innugaakalikurit and the Iulutians. -926 -900 [Old Empires] Battle of Wyvern's Frost: Falsely believing the elves of the forest to be allied with the gnolls, the Nars descend (circa) [Old Empires] Rise of Narfell and Raumathar. The upon the elven village of Wyvern's Frost, slaughtering the entire southern empires of Unther and Mulhorand take notice of the population. Elven retribution is swift and deadly, and within a fledgling northern realms for the first time. month the tide of the war begins to turn against the Nars. Start of the Fourth Age of Calimshan. -925 -899 [Old Empires] Kharun Chephren dies, leaving behind a [Old Empires] Nenethym becomes First-Speaker of the Tribunal. prosperous province and a heroic legend. -897 The Beast Wars end. Although the gnollish population of the Nelathym is decimated, the Nars suffer severe casualties at the [Old Empires] A Narfellian invasion of Raumathar is defeated, hands of the elves, and withdraw from the heart of the woods. with help from the Raumen's new ally, the dwarves of the Firepeaks. -920 -885 [Old Empires] The Nars found the Second City of Rhelgor across Lake Thanmere from Mintas. [Netheril] The city of Specie begins to use magic in an attempt to irrigate the land around Mill Lake. They hope to use this (circa) [Old Empires] Worship of the elemental gods becomes farmland to "feed the world." widespread throughout the Rauman Territories. -883 -919 [Netheril] The blue dragon Lightningdance is killed by a group [Old Empires] The southern Rauman begin conquering and of adventurers who surprise the dragon in the middle of his spring absorbing the central clans. Their Imaskari magics give them a raid. powerful advantage over the traditional Rauman rune-mages. -880 [Netheril] The arcanist M'dahl is killed when he attempts to summon a balor tanar'ri and is unable to control it. The balor (circa) [Old Empires] The river-godling Ilissos comes to inhabit escapes its captivity, killing all but a handful of fighters, and flees the river that bears his name, amidst rising numbers of goblinoids into the North. and other monsters infesting the western Chessentan Territories. -916 -877 [Old Empires] Cymbeline, King of Milvar (the largest of a [Old Empires] In a treacherous act duplicated centuries later by number of small realms and holdings that arose in Thesk with the the Sembian general Rauthauvyr "The Raven," First-Speaker withdrawal of Mulhorand following the Orcgate War), is Narulynn forces the elves of the Nelathym to open the length of aknowledged as King of Thesk by Mulhorand. He places the seat Ashtaryth's Vale (present-day: The Great Dale) to Nar traffic by of his realm in the city of Amanhuria, which he renames threatening to destroy the isolated eastern elven realm of Milvarune. Braeshayl (modern: Firwood). -915 -871 [Old Empires] Battle of Riualyn: The Raumatharians first major [Netheril] The forked river Lark-Rindle is transformed into a victory over Narfell. With the help of the southern battlemages, swampland when magic attempting to irrigate the land around the Raumen drive the Nars back across Lake Ashane, regaining Lake Mills fails, creating the Marsh of Deception. dominance of the Ahrimarel Plains. -870 Establishment of the battlemages as the ruling class of (circa) After some decades of increased travel and colonization, Raumathar. The Grey Council is established at Channathlun. The Calimshan opens full, regular trade with Chult and the Tashalar. Emperor remains in power as a courtesy to the northern clans, but is reduced to little more than a figurehead. -859 -913 [Netheril] Lady Polaris decides to retire from adventuring and takes up residence in the enclave she creates, the city of Delia. The Keryjek Wars end with a treaty between the Iulutian and Angulutians. The first koatulit is held, becoming a yearly event -841 thereafter. [Old Empires] First contact between the expanding Raumathar -909 Empire and the reclusive Sossalian natives. Trade between the two nations soon blossoms, and maritime traffic on the Great Ice [Netheril] The Netherese arcanist Candlemas is born. Sea grows frequent. -902 Garandral becomes First-Speaker of the Tribunal. He begins [Old Empires] The First City of Mintas and the Second City of fighting for the rights of the poor and the slave classes, turning Rhelgor are officially merged into one metropolis, Mintas Rhelgor. many in the Tribunal against him. The Untheric warrior Laothus marries into the largest of the -840 Tchandari clans of the North Coast, and builds a fortified keep [Old Empires] First-Speaker Garandral is torn apart on the near Eldanth's Bay. Proclaiming himself "Axe-Lord" of Laothkund Tribual floor by a fiend summoned by his enemies. The ("Empire of Laothus" in the regional Tchandari dialect), Laothus' necromancer Belkuloth becomes First-Speaker, and immediately aspirations far exceed his abilities, and all that results from his so- orders that all images and references of Garandral be destroyed. Page 22 de 123 -839 -826 [Old Empires] Civil war erupts in Narfell as the lower classes rise [Old Empires] Narfell invades Thesk. The hero-king Caratacus in rebellion. leads the Theskan resistance, but is finally defeated in -802 DR. -838 -825 [Old Empires] First sighting of Garandral's ghost haunting the [Old Empires] Triarch Druuthil is fatally poisoned at a banquet catacombs of Mintas Rhelgor. in Minas Rhelgor. -837 -822 [Old Empires] The Nar civil war widens, as the tribes of the [Old Empires] Triarch Verenthar is killed in battle with the Ashtanath revolt against their overlords. Theskans at Therolyth. The Short War: This marks the first time Raumathar invades -820 Narfell, as the Grey Council seeks to take advantage of the chaos [Old Empires] Uldorlynn, the sole remaining member of the in Narfell. The northern Nar border towns, their garrisons Triarchy, proclaims himself Emperor at Mintas Rhelgor. siphoned off to the south, fall easily to the Raumathari legions. Beginning of the Imperial Age in Narfell. The Raumathari build the Many-Windowed Tower, to serve as a lighthouse for the increased maritime traffic on the Great Ice Sea. -819 [Netheril] The Temple of Time, a large temple of Amaunator, is A Dukar allegedly assassinates the sea-elf Coronal Lynsal, and his finished in Trinity. paranoid daughter, Vaeqiis (soon to be known as Vaeqiis the Dark) begins sanctions and crackdowns against the Dukar Orders -836 and all mages. [Old Empires] Battle of Hlammadar's Fall: The Nar general [Old Empires] Rich veins of ore and gemstones are found in the Hlammadar "Far-Sighted," realizing the impending Raumathari Giantspires. The Emperor of Narfell sends in an army to threat, gathers a legion of 1,200 men and boys and marches exterminate the hobgoblins of the mountains, leading to several north in hopes of delaying the enemy until Narfellian centuries of continual warfare with the Realm of the Iron Crown. reinforcements can arrive. In the broken territory near Nar Oreth, Although the Narfellians never manage to drive the hobgoblins his small force engages the nearly 24,000-strong Raumathari out of the mountains, with the Battle of Augranaglaur's Charge in army. The fighting lasts for an entire month, until the end of the -226 they shatter the Ashatabarne Empire, and with it the civil war, when Nar reinforcements are brought to bear. hobgoblins power for the next several centuries. Hlammadar and his entire legion perish, though they manage to stop the Rauman advance. -817 The Nar reinforcements are only able to drive the Raumathari [Netheril] The arcanist Buoyance destroys his rival Lesten. back as far as Tezambryl, where they dig in. The Grey Council -812 appoints the Raumathari commander, Tiruvhal, as Overlord of the newly-conquered territory (which soon becomes known as [Netheril] The Trollflame Wars end with 12,000 trolls dead, and "Raumarel," or the Raumathari Front, and retains that name even the town of Conifera heavily damaged. after the Nars reclaim the region). -802 The Nar civil war and the Ashtanath Uprisings end. The Narfellian [Old Empires] Caratacus, King of Thesk, retreats to the realm of legions, led by the generals Verenthar, Uldorlynn, and Druuthil, Marid (present-day: southeastern Ashanath) near Lake Ashane. crush the rebels and pacify the tribes of the Plains. After the war, Unfortunately, Cartimandua, Queen of the Marids, bound by a the three seize power and install themselves as the Triarchy, client-ruler relationship with the Narfellians, hands him over to ending the rule of the Tribual. them. Caratacus is taken to Narfell. [Netheril] A spelljamming vessel crashes near Westwendt -801 Village. Eyewitnesses report beholder-like shapes within the flames of the downed vessel. The crash starts a forest fire that [Old Empires] In Narfell, Caratacus comes to the attention of burns thousands of acres of woodland. the Emperor. Due to his courtesy and bearing, Caratacus and his family are permitted to live out their lives in Narfell. Caratacus' The old black wyrm Acridtooth takes up residence in the Marsh of sister-in-law, Icidicca, disagrees and escapes back to Thesk. Deception. Acridtooth is unusual in that he demands tribute from anyone who enters his territiory, rather than eating them. -800 -835 Start of the Twelfth Rysar of Rystall Wood. [Netheril] Conch is attacked by phaerimm. The phaerimm Synnorha Durothil becomes a baelnorn to guard the Library of the destroy the abode of the arcanist Tyvern, and the appearance of Durothils, far beneath the petrified roots of its original villa. the creatures sends shockwaves throughout the community. Rise of the Purple Order of Pamas. A small band of forty Dukars -833 abandon their normal colors and allegiances to form the Pamasi order, dedicated to a harassing war against the undersea empire The elves begin their great exodus to the island of Evermeet, of Aryselmalyr and its increasingly draconian tactics against leaving their ruins for others to explore and inhabit. wizardry. The two score Dukars seek to embarass Coronal Vaeqiis -830 II and raise awareness of the problems among the common folk, not just the wizardry orders. [Old Empires] The Narfellian demonologist Baalraunn forges theNameless Blade (also variously known asKingslayer, theHand [Old Empires] Tlabrinthyl, greatest of the Raumathari of Fate,Naeloth's Blade, andBeshaba's Black Blade). battlemages, falls into a month-long trance. When he emerges, he utters the words;"Light a flame from the misty shore to the -829 peaks of Graunthil or Narfell shall reign o'er all." After divulging [Old Empires] Battle of Aranos: The united turami city-states of his prophecy, Tlabrinthyl never speaks again for the rest of his the Glondarym (present-day: The Akanul) are defeated by Unther. life. Soorenar begins to grow as the administrative center of Untheric Construction begins on a series of towering mage-beacons, from Chessenta. the shores of the Great Ice Sea to the peaks of Graunthil (the Page 23 de 123 Rashemi High Country), in accordance with Tlabrinthyl's Calimport against the drow and making a home for themselves in prophecy. the dark areas where few wish to tread. -797 -734 [Old Empires] Icidicca, wife of Caratacus and Queen of Thesk, [Old Empires] Unther's chief god, Enlil decides to leave the leads an uprising against the Narfellian occupiers, but is captured Realms for the Great Mountain of the East (Toril), abdicating his and killed by the Narfellian Overlord, Kherular Nethann. throne in favor of his son Gilgeam, who becomes King of Unther. -791 Year 1 in Untheric calendar. The Fifth Rysar of Cormanthyr convenes under the rule of [Planes] Soon thereafter, Ishtar also decides to leave Faerûn, Tannivh Irithyl. secretly delivering her power to the Mulhorandi goddess Isis -790 -733 The Night Wars begin between the drow and many surface Tulan el Akada releases over 100 aranea into the Forest of Mir powers of southern Faerûn. The primary military foe of the drow both to propagate and to fight the drow that had taken up is Calimshan. residence within. From this date until -530DR, the garrisons and towns of eastern -722 Tethyr and Iltkazar come under attack by drow forces. Elves of Yrlaphon suffer drow attacks in winter, and the orc -789 hordes of summer overwhelm them, causing the fall of the city. The Second Shalarin Passing. Below the Hmur Plateau, the -719 wildgate opens again and more shalarin emigrate to Serôs (the [Old Empires] The remnants of the Solonite Empire falls to the Inner Sea). Initially, many of the new shalarin come to Es'krin, invading Kao Dynasty of Shou Lung, as Solon burns after a brief though some move farther east and look for a home of their own. seige. -788 -712 Start of the Fifth Serôs War. Aryselmalyr's paranoid concerns The Srinshee dies, becoming a baelnorn. about the second arrival of shalarin bring them to mobilize troops around Es'krin and the northern Hmur Plateau. Objections from -709 other allied or neutral states are ignored or responded to with [Netheril] An unknown arcanist designs the process of magically force, bringing war to Serôs again. inscribing a tattoo. -780 -700 / Year of Twelve Gods The Kraken Gambit. Coronal Vaeqiis II desperatedly allies with (circa) The dwarven realm of Delzoun is at its' height. two kraken to shatter the Four Arcana of Humbar, the peaceful markoth magocracy. The few survivors of this offensive dive into (circa) Rise of Vastar, the orcish kingdom in the Vast. deeper waters, away from Aryselmalyr's persecution. -699 / Year of Moon Blades Clashing -777 [Planes] The Star Elves depart Yuireshanyaar for Sildeyuir End of the Fifth Serôs War. With the deaths of Vaeqiis and her -698 / Year of Plentiful Herds two kraken allies (whom many suspect controlled her for quite some time, despite Vaeqiis' beliefs), the Fifth War ends. The -697 / Year of Furious Giants many casualties are the Arcana of Humbar and the shalarin Drow erupt from beneath the cities of Calimport, Manshaka, and kingdom of Es'krin. Aryselmalyr's new ruler (approves by the four Almraiven, establishing footholds in the cities as well as the Grand Dukars as well as the sea elven nobility) is the Coronal outlying wilderness areas that they hold for several decades. Pravis Orlson, who restores the peace missed for over six centuries. -696 / Year of Great Rains -760 End of the Netherese Age of Discovery. Beginning of the Shadowed Age. (3163 NY) Year of the Great Flood of the Great Glacier. Hundreds of Ulutians drown when their villages are washed away. Birth of Karsus, the Netherese human who later becomes known as the "child-who-would- be-a-god," "the Unmaker of the Weave," -752 and "the ape who would fly" by the elves. [Netheril] A gold mine is discovered in the Dementia Mountain [Netheril] End of the Netherese Age of Discovery. Beginning of Range. the Shadowed Age. (3163 NY) -750s Birth of Karsus, the Netherese human who later becomes known (circa) Drow attacks on Cormanthyr and Rystal Wood begin as the "child-who-would- be-a-god," "the Unmaker of the Weave," again in earnest, but only as slash-and-run raids by drow seeking and "the ape who would fly" by the elves. magic, slaves, or destruction. The impregnable Twisted Tower -695 / Year of Kings Clashing expands twice in the next decades. -694 / Year of Embattled Ground -741 [Netheril] Sepulcher's population drops to 15,000. Tulan el Akada yi Calimport creates the aranea, a lycanthropic arachnid race with the ability to disguise themselves as drow or The arcanist Candlemas is killed by his rival, Sysquemalyn. giant spiders. Tulan's magical controls make the aranea the most Karsus casts his firstcantrip, at the age of two. effective soldiers in Calimshan's war against the drow. -693 / Year of Keening Whales -736 [Netheril] The Eaerlanni elves begin hiring adventurers and Tulan el Akada's 40 most loyal aranea remain in Calimport and mercinaries to try and rid themselves of the arcanist Xanad who take up residence in hidden byways beneath the city and among took up residence near the elves. caverns in the upper regions of the Underdark (former scouting posts of Shanatar). They begin fortifying the defenses of -692 / Year of the Shadowed Traveler Page 24 de 123 -691 / Year of Stolen Fire With eastern Tethyr embroiled in strife and resistance, many human natives of Tethyr escape captivity between now and - Attacks by the drow in Calimport destroy the Caleph's Palace with 370DR, and flee northwards. all the ruling family within it, bringing the Vihad dynasty to a close. The qayadin (general) of the sadimmin takes control as Syl- (circa) [Old Empires] Looking for a durable, loyal slave force, Pasha Akim el Ehjoliq. the mages of Raumathar use their arcane arts to meld men and bulls, creating the first of the minotaur race. -690 / Year of Fragile Beginnings -669 / Year of Summer Frosts The deep gnome community of Blingdenstone is founded in the Underdark region of the North. -668 / Year of Eagles Striking -689 / Year of Final Fates [Old Empires] Construction of the Andrion Wall, a series of watchtowers and forts along the northern Priador, for the purpose [Netheril] Orcs attack a religious festival near Earsome, killing of containing incursions of humanoid tribes and bandits into over 2000 people. This becomes known as the Kraal Book Thesk. Massacre, and signals the resurgence of orcs near Earsome. -667 / Year of Harrowing Legends -688 / Year of Fettered Talons -666 / Year of Hordling Armies -687 / Year of Eternal Summer -665 / Year of Crumbling Ruins -686 / Year of Fireshadows [Old Empires] Haelicia, wife of Emperor Gemmglar of Narfell, -685 / Year of the Ill-Timed Truth dies in childbirth. Her son, Haelarus, is saved by magical means, -684 / Year of Exacted Oaths although the process leaves him permanently frail and afflicted with albinism. -683 / Year of Fleeting Courage -664 / Year of Turning Tides [Netheril] The arcanist Xanad's fortress is levelled and looted by a force of over 30 mercinaries and adventurers. Xanads body is The Enslaving of Keltar: The drow nearly destroy this town over never found. the course of a 37-hour battle, given their magical superiority and a globe ofdarkness that they use to surround the city. Calimport's -682 / Year of Humble Heroes army arrives after the drow conquer the city and have shipped -681 / Year of Nightmares more than 50% of the surviving population into the Underdark as slaves. While the Calishites free the town and force the drow back [Old Empires] Crown Prince Gemmglar of Narfell launches his into the Underdark, over 3,000 Keltarns are never seen again. plot to become Emperor by subtly castingfeebleminding andconfusion magics on his father, Jorius II. [Netheril] The remaining Nether Scrolls are stolen en route to the Netherese city of Karsus. A witch- hunt begins, ending seven -680 / Year of Creeping Thieves years later at the expense of 125 lives. (circa) Calimshan begins colonizing the coast of the Lake of -663 / Year of Encroaching Weeds Steam beyond the Alimir Peninsula. The original plans were to colonize the area as conquerers, but many are settled as places -662 / Year of Ravens for refugees fleeing Calimshan proper and the irregular but -661 / Year of Heavy Fogs terrifying Night Wars against the drow. [Old Empires] Andrion Nistur, Overlord of Thesk, is sent to the -679 / Year of Ebon Scrimshaw Ashane to crush the revolts there. -678 / Year of Hot Springs -660 / Year of the Guarding Icon [Old Empires] Emperor Jorius II is declared insane by his son, -659 / Year of Slaying Arrows Gemmglar. Beginning of the Regency, as the Emperor is removed to Icealgard, and Gemmglar is declared Regent for his father. -658 / Year of Friends Rejoicing -677 / Year of Fervent Glances -657 / Year of Dancing Drakes -676 / Year of Frenzied Tempests [Netheril] The search for the stolen Nether Scrolls ends. Dumathoin's temple is built on the Lost Level of Undermountain -656 / Year of Cool Breezes by the Melairkyn dwarves. -655 / Year of Troubled Nights The Temples Plague flares up in Calimport, Almraiven, and the -654 / Year of Drifting Sands Tashalar cities. Infectious by touch, it is unwittingly spread by priests, giving it its name. -653 / Year of Reverent Threnody -675 / Year of Cresting Waves -652 / Year of Joyful Colors -674 / Year of Dwarves Beseiged -651 / Year of Stirred Hearts [Netheril] Ioulaum perfects the spellIoulaum's Longevity. -650 / Year of Flames Rising Karsus creates a mythallar and becomes an archwizard. Due to drow attacks on Calimshan, the dwarves and humans around the Omlarandin Mountains and the Kuldin Peaks (the The enclave of Karsus is founded. lands of Old Iltkazar) become independant of Calimshan's control. -673 / Year of Hidden Wisdom -649 / Year of Falling Copper -672 / Year of Giant Shoulders The Calishite army surrounds Calimport as wizards and priests set -671 / Year of Crawling Carrion it magically aflame, the light and fires driving the drow that claimed more than 25% of the city onto the waiting spears of the [Old Empires] Emperor Jorius II dies at Icealgard. His son, sadimmin or deeper beneath the city. Once again, the syl-pasha is Gemmglar, becomes Emperor. forced to destroy his capital to save his empire. -670 / Year of Unfurled Sails Large parts of Calimport are purposefully destroyed to bury the drow temples and partially subterranean villas, but some remain Page 25 de 123 relatively intact though buried. Those same wizards who burned -630 / Year of Orphaned Princes the city help rebuild it and seal off all areas between Calimport (circa) [Old Empires] The city of Kensten (present-day: and the Underdark with stone and new buildings. Despite their Bezantur) is founded by the Raumathar Empire as a southern diligence, the drow reopen those passages within a decade and outpost and trading post with Mulhorand. reestablish their hold on Calimport Below, now nicely protected by the city above. -629 / Year of Dreaded Comings [Netheril] Logging returns to normal (pre-Trollflame War levels) -628 / Year of Empty Crowns at Conifera. -627 / Year of Blinding Lightning Orcs from the Dementia Mountains begin to raid Sepulcher. -626 / Year of Oaths Forsaken Orcs from the Eastern Forest begin to raid extensively into -625 / Year of Molten Fury Seventon. [Netheril] A party of adventurers tracks Embercoat back to his -648 / Year of Tribes Reunited lair and attacks him. They manage to severely wound the wyrm, [Netheril] The Demiplane of Shadow is discovered. but are ultimately slaughtered, leaving only the paladin Reliaz Justmarch as a survivor. Shadow, the first arcanist to theorize the existence of demi- planes, publishes (with the help of Karsus)"Shadows: Palpable -624 / Year of Bountiful Harvests Cohesion of Formless Corporeality." [Netheril] Reliaz Justmarch confronts the red dragon Embercoat -647 / Year of Craven Hungers again as the wyrm begins to raid Frothwater. The two fight and kill each other. [Netheril] The Demiplane of Imprisonment is discovered. -623 / Year of Clipped Wings The arcanist Falious attempts to make an example of Dagger's Point. Unfortunately for Falious, Trothas, the arcanist and ruler of [Old Empires] The Battle of a Hundred Sails: Narfell attempts an Dagger's Point, is ready for the attempt. Trothas and several of invasion of Mulhorand and Unther by sea. The two southern his former apprentices destroy Falious' enclave of Tanathras by nations defeat the Narfell fleet. Neither Narfell nor Raumathar disintegrating its mythallar. attempts to invade the Old Empires again. During the battle, the swordAshram falls into the hands of an unnamed Narfelli warrior, -646 / Year of False Hopes who takes it north with him. -645 / Year of Eternal Amber -622 / Year of the Drowning Darkness [Netheril] Gembright, an ancient amethyst wyrm, is driven from -621 / Year of the Blessed Rulers the Channel Locks by something unknown. She never returns. -620 / Year of Noble Souls The red dragon Embercoat attacks Frothwater for the first time. Over te next twenty years, Embercoat raid the town twice After more than 60 years of negotiations, Calimshan's syl-pasha seasonally. strikes some confidential trade agreements with the Matron mother of Guallidurth, the closest drow city, in exchange for the -644 / Year of Vacant Wharves withdrawal of her forces from beneath Calimport and the other [Netheril] A large force of humans attacks the orcs in the Calishite cities. The withdrawal takes another 90 years, as not all Hidden Forest. 12,000 orcs and 4,000 human warriors are killed. forces answer to the Matron Mother of Guallidurth, and a House rebellion within that city also adds fuel to the Night Wars. --The arcanist Shadelorn finds theCrown of Horns. -619 / Year of Bright Water -643 / Year of Melodious Minstrels -618 / Year of Mired Wagons -642 / Year of Requiem -617 / Year of Black Teardrops [Netheril] Jockeleg is visited by the Deshwind cloud giant clan and their floating cloud castle. [Old Empires] Beginning of the "Alambar Shore" fort system, a chain of costly coastal forts along the North Coast built by Narfell Founding of Delzoun. against a feared (yet ultimately phantom) invasion from the -641 / Year of Mountain Snows south. -640 / Year of Flashing Daggers The Nar overlords force many of the inhabitants of Laothkund into press-gangs that work to build the chain of coastal forts along the -639 / Year of Cruel Rocks North Coast, including several sites that would later grow to [Old Empires] Emperor Gemmglar of Narfell dies. His son, become the cities of Delthuntle, Teth, and Nethra. Haelarus, becomes Emperor, although he is more commonly -616 / Year of Newfound Spells referred to as "The Pale King," due to his appearance. -615 / Year of Billowing Dust -638 / Year of Nimble Fingers -614 / Year of Maleficient Counsel -637 / Year of Velvet Tongues -613 / Year of Stampeding Hordes [Netheril] Holloway's wizards cease to support Halloway, citing other concerns. -612 / Year of Sudden Mourning Orcs begin annual raids of Seventon The Coronal's seventh son, Eltargrim, is born in Semberholme. -636 / Year of Unending Sorrow Duathamper is relocated underground to protect it from airborne foes, in particular the green dragon Venom. -635 / Year of Surrounding Darkness -611 / Year of Power Usurped -634 / Year of Dwindling Darkness -610 / Year of Reluctant Passion -633 / Year of Eleven Lords -609 / Year of Six Cats -632 / Year of Brazen Hetaera [Netheril] The arcanist Buoyance attempts to strike at Karsus, -631 / Year of Mirthful Gnomes but backs down when he realizes Karsus' power. Page 26 de 123 -608 / Year of Turned Knives -570 / Year of Raised Cups -607 / Year of No Wars -569 / Year of Silken Sabres -606 / Year of Valor -568 / Year of Iron Golems -605 / Year of Lingering Nightfall -567 / Year of the High Harvest -604 / Year of Jade -566 / Year of Greed Regretted -603 / Year of Held Breaths -565 / Year of Dweomers -602 / Year of Joys Ephemeral -564 / Year of Fearful Looks -601 / Year of Humble Beginnings -563 / Year of Earnest Gallantry -600 / Year of Moonlit Unicorns -562 / Year of Dust -599 / Year of Hasty Messengers -561 / Year of Unknown Fates The Spiders Plague strikes Calimshan; those affected are covered -560 / Year of Dreams Attained with sores filled with spider's eggs, and the victims are then -559 / Year of Hidden Passions consumed by the hatching spiders. [Netheril] The arcanist Buoyance dies and becomes a lich. -598 / Year of Quiet Thunder -558 / Year of Fading Tides Innugaakalikurit & Frost Giants argue over great catapult. The dwarven thieves are enslaved by the giants; their descendants -557 / Year of Life's Bounty remain that way today. -556 / Year of Small Gifts -597 / Year of Frequent Betrayals [Netheril] The army of Seventon meets the orcs of the Eastern -596 / Year of Dancing Ladies Forest in battle on the plains east of Seventon. Instead of fighting, the orcs outflank the army and attack the city of Jannick, -595 / Year of the Clever Ettin sacking and burning it. -594 / Year of Valiant Blades -555 / Year of Furtive Magics -593 / Year of Summoned Heroes -554 / Year of Dwindling Light -592 / Year of Deep Questions -553 / Year of Plentiful Wine -591 / Year of Echoing Prayers -552 / Year of Voices Resounding -590 / Year of Masking Shadows -551 / Year of Kindred Spirits -589 / Year of Neverending Storms -550 / Year of Glistening Dust -588 / Year of Smiling Infants -549 / Year of Clammy Tentacles -587 / Year of Homecoming -548 / Year of Venemous Scribes -586 / Year of Grand Offerings -547 / Year of Toppled Trees -585 / Year of the Rumbling Earth [Old Empires] The Tarn Uprising: Widows of two local Marid -584 / Year of Pyramids nobles, the Tarn sisters, lead an uprising against Narfellian rule. The elder sister, Uove Tarn, establishes herself as Queen at -583 / Year of Lingering Mists Marilann. -582 / Year of Glittering Coins -546 / Year of Erstwhile Travelers -581 / Year of Toil Unending -545 / Year of Deep Waters -580 / Year of Melodies -544 / Year of Leaping Fish -579 / Year of Jewels Glittering [Old Empires] Narfell re-conquers the realm of Marid. In -578 / Year of Haste response to the uprising, the Emperor strips the realm of its' semi- independant state and imposes harsh crackdowns on the -577 / Year of Neverending Carnage populace. -576 / Year of Licentious Behavior [Netheril] Three ancient blue dragons attack Wreathe. These -575 / Year of Spectacular Art dragons, the children of the wyrm Brightstroke, have returned to avenge their mother's death. The wyrms destroy Wreathe within -574 / Year of Hanged Martyrs a fortnight. -573 / Year of Full Depths -543 / Year of Merry Jesters [Old Empires] Mount Thrulbane erupts violently, shearing off -542 / Year of Peaceful Dawns the top half of the mountain and raining flaming death as far away as Messemprar, and ash as far as Unthalass. The semi- -541 / Year of Benevolent Lords autonomous region of Cephalonia (present-day: Threskel) is -540 / Year of Stallions destroyed overnight, buried under tons of ash and lava. The few surviving refugees gather to the west, on the shores of the Bay of -539 / Year of Harkened Mounts Chessenta. They later intermarry with the natives and found the -538 / Year of Twilight Celebrations city of Mordulkin. -- The eruption of the volcano causes major weather disruptions around the entire Alambar region - in the Old -537 / Year of Lights Lurking Empires, this is referred to as the Year of No Summer. -536 / Year of Mirrored Spirits -572 / Year of Fateful Handshakes -535 / Year of Glistening Dew -571 / Year of Meager Portions Page 27 de 123 -534 / Year of Long Strides [Netheril] Jockleleg is visited by a stone giant embassy. [Old Empires] Rise of the Witchqueen in northern Semphar. Her Wolves raid the ruins of Vandal Station, removing what few undead and goblinoid forces whelm out of Shalhoond and overrun bodies are left there. The village is a complete ruin after this the defenses of the local Mulhorandi Precepts. point. -533 / Year of Runes Abundant -505 / Year of Burnings [Old Empires] A great monsoon breaks over the Gbor Nor, [Netheril] The orc village of Shantraf is attacked by Earsome utterly destroying an armada of Mulhorandi ships bound for warriors and is burned to the ground. Phelzol. Within a tenday, the Witchqueen's forces are at the walls -504 / Year of Whispering Winds of the city, preparing for a seige. Phelzol falls to the Witchqueen. -503 / Year of Taut Cloths -532 / Year of Flowing Gold -502 / Year of Nothingness [Old Empires] A Mulhorandi army marching on the Witchqueen suffers heavy losses while passing through Shalhoond, but [Netheril] Lachery is raised to become an enclave by the manages to surprise the bulk of the Witchqueen's forces in the arcanist Veridon. Veridon uses his magic, the enclave's magic, Fields of Tarkal. After a massive battle, the Mulhorandis beseige and the mythallar to fish the Narrow Sea. the remnants of the army inside Phelzol. -501 / Year of Light Laughter -531 / Year of Deeds Undreamed -500 / Year of Running Unicorns [Old Empires] Both the beseiging Mulhorandis and the forces of (circa) The magicalBlades of Dragon's Tongue are stolen by the the Witchqueen are attacked and overwhelmed by the invading Prophet of Tiamat, Ochir Naal. Kao. The Kao Dynasty conquers Semphar and easily defeats the ensuing unorganized Mulhorandi recovery attempts. -499 / Year of Misplaced Trust [Netheril] The bandit-lord Olostin is born. -498 / Year of Bloodied Tears -530 / Year of Meager Means -497 / Year of Shining Beacons The Night Wars draw to a close in Calimshan, and the drow never -496 / Year of Hidden Ways again gain more than a remote toehold in the surface lands. In -495 / Year of Rising Fears all, more than 75,000 humans and other beings are captured and enslaved by the drow during these conflicts. More than 150,000 -494 / Year of Glowing Rainndrops others die fighting the dark elves, though nearly as many drow [Netheril] Dahla River City is established. and duergar die during the wars as well. -493 / Year of Deadly Cost -529 / Year of Imps Amuck -492 / Year of Broken Spirit -528 / Year of Wailing -491 / Year of Flowering Mint -527 / Year of Hideous Troops -490 / Year of Three Griffons -526 / Year of Returning Wonders -489 / Year of Endless Song -525 / Year of Golden Chains -488 / Year of Impossible Tasks -524 / Year of Felled Timber -487 / Year of Free Will Belkram's Fall/The Shaft is discovered in Undermountain by the drow of House Tanor'Thal. [Netheril] The armies of Seventon engage the orcs, but do not underestimate them this time. The orcs are shattered and driven -523 / Year of Calling Wonders deep into the Eastern Forest. -522 / Year of Vengeful Scions -486 / Year of Ringing Music -521 / Year of Untethered Yokes -485 / Year of Masks -520 / Year of Vast Diversions [Netheril] The town of Algid is destroyed by the phaerimm. -519 / Year of Lasting Hate After Algid is destroyed, the residents of Hoyden begin to -518 / Year of Defenses Forsaken abandon their homes as they flee south and west. -517 / Year of Foiled Pursuits -484 / Year of Driving Rain -516 / Year of Winds Westward -483 / Year of Closed Gates -515 / Year of Masks Divine -482 / Year of Warring Clans -514 / Year of Remembered Friendships -481 / Year of Wilting Vines -513 / Year of Great Misunderstandings -480 / Year of Tested Faiths -512 / Year of Freedom Granted -479 / Year of Enchanted Voyages -511 / Year of Dangerous Icicles -478 / Year of Lost Children [Netheril] Unity is terrorized by the brutal human bandit Olostin, [Old Empires] The Untherian hero Cimbarruk kills the river-god known as the "Baron of Dread." Ilissos, opening the area around present-day Cimbar for settlement. -510 / Year of Stirring Beauty [Netheril] Olostin is killed by aNoanar's Fireball spell when an -509 / Year of Harrowing Confrontations arcanist and a group of 250 warriors storm the Dread Keep, -508 / Year of Rattling Chains Olostin's home. The few notes and scattered plans that were found confirm that Olostin was in league with the phaerimm. -507 / Year of Frozen Breaths -477 / Year of Legacy -506 / Year of Deafening Thunder Page 28 de 123 -476 / Year of Tirades -447 / Year of Queries [Old Empires] The Raumathari mage Dahalesturym develops -446 / Year of Treasured Moments thedragonshape spell. Calimshan's dominance of the Lake of Steam and the Shining Sea -475 / Year of Glowing Embers comes to an end with the near total destruction of the Calishite Armada in Calimport's harbor. The resulting fires destroy over -474 / Year of Everlasting Slime 70% of the city once winds carry sparks and flames to the [Old Empires] The port of Cimbar is founded by Unther. wooden domes of many buildings. -473 / Year of Renewed Faith -445 / Year of Heroic Vindication -472 / Year of Wizard's Woe -444 / Year of Favors Withheld -471 / Year of Scorned Prophets -443 / Year of Clamoring Alea Dahast is born. -442 / Year of Kings Arising Sudryl Aeravansel is born. [Netheril] A large force of phaerimm attacks Blister. Blister repulses the invaders but never fully recovers from the attack. -470 / Year of Perdition's Flames Karsus nearly traps the renegade enclave of Doubloon, but The Shadow Wars of Cormanthyr and Rystall Wood against the Doubloon disappears as Karsus's enclave closes in. Doubloon is Twisted Tower begin. never heard from again. -469 / Year of Imparted Riches -441 / Year of Paths Unwalked -468 / Year of Grace -440 / Year of Scarecrows -467 / Year of Emerald Groves [Old Empires] The Emperor of Narfell dies heirless, setting off a -466 / Year of Clashing Swords civil war for control of the throne. -465 / Year of Lasting Myth -439 / Year of Chilling Laughter -464 / Year of Merry Wives [Netheril] The Temple of Time begins to radiate light so bright it can be seen for miles. -463 / Year of Parting Waters -438 / Year of Dripping Daggers -462 / Year of Arcane Prisms -437 / Year of Forgotten Passages -461 / Year of Bold Pioneers [Old Empires] Phagan the Crippled, Overlord of Thesk and a [Netheril] The phaerimm begin to cast themagic drain spells claimant to the Imperial throne of Narfell, is killed by the that create Anauroch by draining all the life out of their areas of Warmage Deuthinaral at the Battle of Inkrynn. effect. -436 / Year of Joyous Tears -460 / Year of Silver Warhammers -435 / Year of Passion's Fire -459 / Year of Sparkling Spires -434 / Year of Snowy Beards [Netheril] The arcanist Veridon perfects his control of Lachery's mythallar so he can separate fish into different types when they -433 / Year of Words Regretted are teleported into the storage rooms. [Netheril] Veridon is killed when Wintercloak, an ancient white -458 / Year of Sea Monsters dragon, is captured in one of the fishing holds of Lachery. Veridon's apprentices kill the wyrm after their master was -457 / Year of Hostile Badgers flashfrozen by the dragon's breath. -456 / Year of Rough Hands -432 / Year of Dryads Calling -455 / Year of Rebellious Streets -431 / Year of Crowded Walks [Netheril] Orcs attack Earsome and the farms around it. -430 / Year of Choking Cords Earsome's mythallar is destroyed, and the town begins to burn. Earsome is only saved after the enclave of Delia arrives. -429 / Year of Fluttering Wings -454 / Year of Pounding Drums [Old Empires] Deuthinaral marches to defend Thesk against increasing gnollish invasions, and repairs the Andiron Wall. [Old Empires] The Purple Plague ravages Unther and Mulhorand. So named for the coloration of the diseased corpses, -428 / Year of Broken Vows it is spread through the air, and kills a great many people before -427 / Year of Breaking Storms the local priesthoods get it under control. -426 / Year of Drying Wells -453 / Year of Fiends Rising -425 / Year of Ancestral Voices -452 / Year of Gathered Shields -424 / Year of Bold Faces -451 / Year of Graceful Surrender -423 / Year of Forsaken Love [Netheril] A gold mine is discovered in the Dementia Mountain Range. [Old Empires] Deuthinaral is killed in a spellduel with the night hag Zola Fel. The hag crowns the demonologist Ithtain as -450 / Year of Dwarves' Descent Emperor, ending the civil war. (circa) Around this time a Keltaran agricultural slave named -422 / Year of Four Shadows Ankar leads an uprising and an army of escaped slaves to the safety of the Purple Hills. -421 / Year of Mortal Consequences -449 / Year of Dawning Magic -420 / Year of Manacles -448 / Year of Lost Souls Page 29 de 123 (circa) [Old Empires] A rise in the number of temples and -393 / Year of Burning Winds shrines to Orcus in Narfell, as well as in the worship of the -392 / Year of Lanterns Demon- Prince. In Mintas Rhelgor, Emperor Ithtain himself personally leads many foul cerimonies. -391 / Year of Squalid Scarecrows -419 / Year of Yellow Musk -390 / Year of Enchanters -418 / Year of Cowardly Choices The juvenile black dragon Zarlandris settles in Glaun Bog at the behest of its' master, the green wyrm Venom. -417 / Year of Harbor's Lights [Netheril] The arcanist Shadow and the bard Alasar Crywinds -416 / Year of Howling Gibbets become involved with one another. Alashar reveals that she was -415 / Year of the Lost Way an assassin sent by Shadow's rival, the arcanist Grenway, to kill Shadow for his demiplane researches. The two come up with an -414 / Year of the Saint's Perdition alternate plan, and Shadow casts a spell to draw both of them -413 / Year of Seasons Unsettled into the demiplane of shadow forever. -412 / Year of Weary Kings The arcanist Grenway kills asimulacrum of Alashar when it reports that it killed Shadow. Only Shadow, Alashar, and Karsus know -411 / Year of Crimson Marpenoth what truly happened. -410 / Year of the Silver Cestus -389 / Year of Steelsong -409 / Year of Sailing Winds -388 / Year of Glad Roses -408 / Year of Sleeping Dragons -387 / Year of Shattered Walls (NOTE: Cult of the Dragon gives the [Netheril] Karsus discovers heavy magic. In one of his first name of this year as the Year of Ebon Husks) experiments with heavy magic, Karsus nearly causes his enclave The fortress of Zazessovertan falls to Tethyrian forces shortly to fall. He removes the heavy magic he created, pushing it over before Zazesspur falls. the side of the enclave. Zazesspur is sacked and burnt by a surprise attack of barbarians The heavy magic falls to the ground, where it slays the renegade from the Dragon's Neck Peninsula and the Purple Hills, marking arcanist Wulgreth, turning him into a lich when the heavy magic the first known collaboration among the native Tethyrians against absorbs his life energies. their oppressors. -407 / Year of Captive Pride Traditional beginning of Tethyr's First Age. -406 / Year of the Insurrection A group of young green elves discovers a group of aquatic elves -405 / Year of Lost Chances exploring the shallows of the River Veire. This leads to the sea elves coming to Semberholme. -404 / Year of Lashing Whips The elves of Semberholme discover an enclave of forest gnomes -403 / Year of the Lich's Tears just west of the Pool of Yeven. [Netheril] The Lodestar Mountain mines are abandoned due to -386 / Year of Smoking Snow monster infestation. -385 / Year of Medyoxes The river Dahla floods, nearly sweeping Dahla River City into the lake. -384 / Year of True Gages -402 / Year of the Zardazil [Netheril] The arcanist-lich Buoyance begins to research spells to attack the phaerimm and other enemies of Netheril. [Netheril] Diemondar, the monster of Basin Lake, is destroyed by the phaerimm's life drain spells. -383 / Year of Riven Tankards -401 / Year of Kyrie Arcanaon -382 / Year of Angered Ankhegs -400 / Year of the Gilded Sky -381 / Year of Fallen Goats By this time, only a few elven outposts remain on the Dragon's -380 / Year of Broken Gates Neck Peninsula. -379 / Year of Dancing Idols Gorandal Agayous becomes prelate of the temple of Corellon in Hobgoblins unite under the rulership of their first king. The realm Semberholme. of Holorarar is born. The domain of the green wyrm Venom, the Tangled Vale, reaches -378 / Year of Ebon Hawks its greatest extent. The pasha of Calimport orders a wall built across the Dragon's (circa) Prologue of "Cormyr: A Novel" Neck Peninsula. After nearly four years of constant attacks by (circa) Augathra the Mad travels the world. barbarians and Tethir elves, the construction is abandoned. -399 / Year of Risen Myths -377 / Year of Storm Currents -398 / Year of Phantoms [Netheril] The North Fira River is renamed the Dienere River after the explorer Dienere Falconholfer traverses it in a kayak. [Netheril] The explorer Dienere Falconholfer is born. -376 / Year of Sanctuary -397 / Year of Falling Stones -375 / Year of Clutching Dusk -396 / Year of Twilit Leaves The first major plague in Faerûn's history strikes the southern -395 / Year of Ashen Faces Shining Coast, killing over 30% of the population of Calimshan's -394 / Year of Clouded Vision cities in a five-year epidemic. The Empire Plague spells the end of Calimshan's control of the Calishar Emirates and the Lake of [Netheril] The Whitewater Bridge is constructed over the Dahla Steam colonies. River. Page 30 de 123 The Axash dynasty of Calimshan ends due to the plague, and -358 / Year of Shuddering Mythals those who survive cannot stop the rise of Syl-Pasha Akkab el -357 / Year of Sycophants Evyrtaan, cousin to the now-dead Khalid elAxash. The first order of the new syl-pasha is to put Calimport to the torch to minimize [Netheril] Karsus finally takes action against the fiends of Unity. the threat of the plague. The fires, for the first time in centuries, They are either ejected from the Prime Material Plane, or refuse to burn and thus the new syl-pasha is forced to abandon destroyed outright by an application of heavy magic imbued the city for the next five years. withOberon's Dismissal orAksa's Disintegrate spells. -374 / Year of Shattering -356 / Year of Stale Ale With the city all but abandoned due to the plague they framed on [Netheril] The town of Grog becomes a ghost-town, supposedly nearby Jhaamdath, priests of Talona attempt to conquer haunted by the ghosts of men who died here because of the grog Calimport and plunder its riches to build a temple to their goddess the town was famous for. of poisons. Many of those who remain in Calimport are rogues, -355 / Year of Lost Regalia escaped slaves, and necromancers. For a time, the capital becomes the Rogues' City. -354 / Year of Many Maws -373 / Year of Whispering Stones The first recorded clash between sharn and phaerimm occurs this year. The Basilica of Night, Shar's impressive seat of power in Calimport, remains one of the few places in the city that is not Illusk is re-founded in this year after a Netherese arcanist rebuilds fully controlled by Talona. Skirmishes around the temple grow the city with magic, losing his life in the process. more and more violent. In Eleint of this year, the Basilica finally [Netheril] The first recorded clash between sharn and phaerimm falls to Talona's forces, but Shar's priests collapse the temple on occurs this year. their foes. The bulk of the temple's wealth and reliquaries are moved into their new home within an ancient temple in the Illusk is re-founded in this year after a Netherese arcanist rebuilds Undercity, soon to be called the Temple of Old Night. the city with magic, losing his life in the process. -372 / Year of Owls' Watching -353 / Year of Enchanted Parchment [Netheril] The fortress of Ascal's horn is completed by the elves -352 / Year of Delights Unending of Eaerlann. -351 / Year of Dark Roads -371 / Year of Bruins -350 / Year of Craven Words [Netheril] The arcanist Ioulaum transforms himself into a lich. (circa) [Old Empires] The Time of Grey Death: A wasting -370 / Year of Rent Armor sickness, named for the ashen pallor of its' victims, sweeps the lands of Narfell and Raumathar. Almost half of the population of The Empire Plague finally ends early this year. By the end of the two empires is killed in the plague, which resists all efforts to Hammer, Syl-Pasha Akkab el Evyrtaan reenters Calimport and wipe it out until -331 DR. initiates a bloodbath that destroys all those who remain in the city as traitors or plague carriers. Many folk, including the clergy of -349 / Year of Bold Poachers Talona that ruled the city, survive by fleeing into the Undercity. A Netherese/Halruaan wizard by the name of Saldrinar of the (circa) [Netheril] Work begins on Citadel Adbar, since the Seven Spells, thought to be the creator ofSaldrinar's Slow Gem, Narrow Sea's destruction leaves Delzoun's eastern front exposed. uses a pre-set sequence of seven spells (so that the casting of one sets off the next) to destroy Kisonraathiisar, the topaz dragon -369 / Year of Falling Gold ruler of Westgate, and win himself the throne as the city's first [Netheril] Basin Lake is destroyed by the phaerimms' life drain human king. spells. The death of the Wyrmking Kisonraathiisar marks the beginning The process of magical tattoos is perfected. of a gradual southward migration of black dragons across the Lake of Dragons. The progeny of Thauglorimorgorus the Black -368 / Year of Simulacra Doom seek their own domains outside the lands claimed by the -367 / Year of Flaming Manes King of the Forest Country, in time giving name to the Dragon Coast among humankind. -366 / Year of Arumae -348 / Year of Moon Madness -365 / Year of Seven Tines -347 / Year of Shivered Staves -364 / Year of Creaking Corbels [Netheril] Morian arrives in Karsus and applies for a job with the -363 / Year of Paladin's Puissance constabulary. -362 / Year of Defilers -346 / Year of Rhymes -361 / Year of Mageserpents -345 / Year of Good Courage -360 / Year of Autumnfire [Old Empires] Cimbar becomes the new capital of Untheric [Netheril] An attack of extra-planar fiends raises havoc in the Chessenta. Historic beginning of the long-standing Cimbar- town of Unity. The fiends wish to use Unity as a base from which Soorenar rivalry. to attack the enclave of Karsus. [Netheril] Magically mutated beings begin to infiltrate Unity. It is Westwendt Village is decimated in a single night when it is believed that Karsus' use of heavy magic is causing the overrun by fiends. Fires ravage the city. The survivors flee north anomalies. and west. The Terraseer appears in Karsus and warns that the goddess -359 / Year of Boiling Moats Mystryl is about to face her greatest challenge - one that will change the way the Netherese view magic for all time. The dwarven nation of Delzoun is attacked by balor and tanar'ri. The dwarves begin fighting a ceaseless battle that lasts night and -344 / Year of Rolling Crowns day for 120 years. [Netheril] The arcanist Gneissenau perfects a method of The warrior Anoitus helps defend the dwarves of Delzoun. extracting 24-karat gold from gold-bearing ore. Page 31 de 123 -343 / Year of Chilled Marrow The Fall of Netheril is felt even in Calimport, as the temporary sundering of the weave causes the collapse of a number of -342 / Year of Soverign Truth minarets and palaces whose only supports were those of magic. [Netheril] Shadelorn discovers a method to make a more In the few moments when magic does not exist on Toril, more powerful mythallar. than 7,000 in the city die in the destruction. The arcanist Shenandra develops a counter spell to the [Old Empires] Mystryl, goddess of magic, is killed. All magic phaerimm's life drain and magic drain spells. Her spell negates ceases for a time, returning much changed. Due to the influence the effect caused by the phaerimm's spells. of the gods Thoth and Isis, the Old Empires region is spared much of the ensuing chaos. [D/M] TheCrown of Horns perverts Shadelorn's improved mythallar so that it absorbs all magical items, memorizable spells, and The populaces of the Narfell and Raumathar Empires, already continuous spell effects within a 20-mile radius. The result is that battered by the Grey Death, are thrown into a panic by the failure all arcanists that had extended their life through magical means of the Weave. Rioting and looting break out in the cities, and the are reduced to ash, Shenandra is killed before her spell can be governments, already spread thin from the plague, teeter on the passed on, Shadowtop Borough's mythallar is destroyed, and the edge of collapse. enclave crashes into the Jannick River. [Netheril] "Dangerous Games" Orcs attack Earsome en masse. The city is destroyed, burned to Ioulaum disappears. its foundations. Karsus casts the 12th level spellKarsus Avatar and all magic -341 / Year of Weeping Minstrels ceases for a time, returning much changed. [Old Empires] The Turami adventurer Orauntyl Omberdrynn The Fall of Netheril; all enclaves fall to earth and are destroyed. carves out the realm of Ombereene west of Cimbar, where the (3520 NY) foothills of the mountains meet the sea. He begins building a fortified abode, which he names Castle Airspur, after its' lofty The enclave of Buoyance falls. However, rumors tell of the perch. survival of Buoyance the lichlord. [Netheril] Lady Arilain, the archwizard of Opus, discovers The cloud giants of the Channel Mountains save the inhabitants of through her divination magic that Karsus is about to cast the city of Harborage. hisKarsus' Avatar spell. She warns the other wizards of Opus, and Quagmire plummets into the Marsh of Simplicity. The survivors then goes to confront Karsus. She is never seen again. battle their way out while the ruins are taken over by the lizard -340 / Year of Desire and Despair king Gr'Zhad and his lizard men followers. -339 to 720 Northreach is abandoned when its residents head west into the Savage Frontier. Cormanthor's Prime/The Glory of Myth Drannor: After the fall of Netheril, magic and the Weave had become corrupted. Elves Nyanza Lake begins to freeze as the weather magic keeping it found themselves in competition for territory with many more thawed fails. fecund races, and troubles dogged the Tel'Quessir at all turns, but The enclave of Shade is apparently pulled into the Demiplane of the great empire of Cormanthyr grew out of this age. Rather than Shadow. Its fate is never determined. stand alone, the elves chose to join with the good races against the orcs and other dangers, leading to the greatest era of Trinity is abandoned when the Temple of Time ceases to shine cooperation among the races ever seen on Toril. This era sees the and the sky above becomes crowded with storms and clouds opening of Cormanthyr to the other races and the rise of Myth blocking the sun from shining. Drannor. Lady Polaris is killed when the enclave of Delia crashes to the -339 to 136 ground. [Planes] Azuth ascends to godhood and establishes his realm of Jockteleg crashes to the ground, but rumors of its' ruler, the Azuth on the plane of Dweomerheart arcanist Quantoul, surviving the Fall circulate through the survivor states of Netheril. -339 to 700 Mystryl is destroyed, but is replaced by Mystra, the new goddess [Planes] Selûne gives birth (or fragments herself) into Sune of magic, who forever strips 10th level and greater magic from [Planes] Sune establishes her divine realm on the unified plane humanity. of Olympus/Arvandor across Lake Evergold from Halani Celanil's Anauria, Asram, and Hlondath (the survivor states) arise out of Crystal Palace the rubble of Netheril, saved by Mystra. [Planes] Sune leaves the Gates of the Moon -339 to 800 -338 to 400- The Survivor States to the (circa) [Planes] The plane of Dweomertor evolves into a planar Sinking of Northkeep metropolis and is renamed Dweomerheart -338 / Year of Guttering Torches -339 to pre-dawn cataclysm -337 / Year of Broken Charges [Planes] The dawn aspect of the sun rises to prominence in the [Old Empires] Led by Battlelord Orauntyl, the allied forces of incarnation of Lathander Ombereene and Lyraghul defeat the teeming orcs of the Ironeater Clan, opening the high passes of the mountains to human trade. -339 / Year of the Sundered Webs Orauntyl renames the mountains the Ombermounts, ignoring the Serôs (the lands under the waves of the Inner Sea) suffers more poetic Turami name of the "Mountains of the Morning's numerous blows during this year, as the wild magic (due to the Dawn." death of Mystryl and the Fall of Netheril) creates a whirlpool from [Netheril] Seventon's universities and churches are burned. the surface down to the mythal at Myth Nantar, destroying many Soon thereafter, the city is razed by a surprise force of orcs. buildings and dragging surface ships to watery graves. The Netherese enclaves of Mhalloth and Sakkors crash into the Inner -336 / Year of Dark Sunset Sea, coming to rest from forty to 300 feet beneath the sea's [Netheril] Scourge is abandoned. The city is consumed by the surface. earth, and magical fire rages though the streets. Page 32 de 123 -335 / Year of Seven Spirits [Old Empires] The small hamlet of Tarntown (present-day: Delthuntle) grows with the increasing trade between Narfell and [Netheril] Conch is abandoned after being buried in an the fledgling Chessentan Territories. avalanche. -312 / Year of Jade Roses Conifera falls to the trolls after a eight month battle led by Gilomide, a paladin. This became known as the "Flametongue [Netheril] Blister is taken by the kobolds of the Rat's Tail clan. Excursion" after the paladin's holy sword. -311 / Year of Patient Traps -334 / Year of Three Seas' Rage -310 / Year of Glassharks -333 / Year of Humbling Havens (circa) In gratitude for their aid in the Shadow Wars, the Coronal [Netheril] The elves of Eaerlann allow some Netherese to settle allows the settlement of some reformed, surface-acclimated drow in Ascalhorn, provided they relearn elven magic and abandon into some remote lands of Cormanthyr to the east of Cormanthor. their abusive powers of the past centuries. To practice any -309 / Year of Many Anchors Netherese magics in the city is a great crime, and is punishable ny banishment or death. -308 / Year of Proud Vixens -332 / Year of Burnished Books -307 / Year of Illuminated Vellums -331 / Year of Shadows Fleeting Tethyrian clans, under the rule of Warlord Karlag, conquer the Calishaite garrison at Myratma, which they rename Artrimmar. The elven armies of Cormanthyr and Rystal Wood finally break the greater defenses of the Twisted Tower and destroy all King Saldrinar vanishes suddenly, leaving the throne of Westgate remaining drow slavers within the tower. The Tower is left in the to his only apprentice, Mather, known posthumously as hands of good dark elf allies, and it becomes a great temple to "Wyrmshroud." Eilistraee within a century. [Netheril] A platinum mine is discovered in the Dementia TheSoldier's Blade is lost during this great battle, captured by the Mountain Range. drow in their slaying of Lord Orym Hawksong during the fall of -306 / Year of Wan Shades the Twisted Tower. The blade and the body of Lord Orym are taken down into the Underdark as spoils of war by the fleeing -305 / Year of Bold Bladesmen drow. -304 / Year of Erupting Crypts [Old Empires] End of the Time of Grey Death. -303 / Year of Dusky Dwarves -330 / Year of Empty Quests -302 / Year of Heirs Adrift [Netheril] Nyanza Lake ceases to exist as it is frozen solid. -301 / Year of Wafting Sorrows -329 / Year of Icefire Mather Wyrmshroud dies defending Westgate from the concerted -328 / Year of Drowned Hopes attacks of three black dragons from the lands of the Forest Kingdom. Glaurauth, a warrior who is Mather's closest friend and -327 / Year of Opened Graves the captain of the city guard, succeeds the fallen wizard-king. -326 / Year of Scorched Skulls Known as "the Great," Glaurauth becomes monarch of Westgate at a time when the city is still the northernmost human settlement [Netheril] The lich Wulgreth destroys a city built near Karsus's in the western Inner Sea lands. stony dead form in retribution. -300 to -216 -325 / Year of Crown Hatred [Planes] Torm ascends to godhood -324 / Year of Windriver's Loss -300 / Year of Cold Anger -323 / Year of Unseen Doom (circa) Westgate ruled by King Glaurauth. -322 / Year of Plunging Hooves (circa) [Old Empires] The small, independant realm of -321 / Year of Hollow Hills Ombereene grows rich off controlling trade through the -320 / Year of Netted Dreams mountains. Sanctus, a small village in the shadow of Castle Airspur, grows rapidly with the increased trade and an influx of The dwarven nation of Delzoun is attacked by balor tanar'ri. The refugees and prospectors from Untheric Chessenta. The village's dwarves begin fighting a ceaseless battle that lasts night and day name comes from the fact that the Battlelord grants sanctuary to for 120 years. those fleeing the authorities in Unther and elsewhere. -319 / Year of Rock Roses -299 / Year of Heartsblood -318 / Year of Crying Wolves -298 / Year of Nine Watchers -317 / Year of Vampiric Glee [Netheril] The city of Karse is built. -316 / Year of Drifting Death -297 / Year of Scrying Orbs [Netheril] An expedition to find the Last Ditch River, the Thieves who manage to loot most of the royal treasury steal King headwaters of Nyanza Lake, is organized by Dienere Falconholfer. Glaurauth's regalia, theCrown and Scepter of Saldrinar. The king's It is believed that Dienere dies on this expedition, but no body wizards pursue the thieves inland from their anchorage at what is was ever found, only a diary 30 years later. now Procampur, but the wealth of Westgate's monarch is -315 / Year of Vengeance eventually lost in Elvenblood Pass, located north of the Vast, when a horde of orcs falls on Glaurauth's agents. After a number of raids and a short siege, Zazesspur falls once again to the barbarians. It is rebuilt as a Tethyrian fortified town, -296 / Year of Factols and named Fort Karlag. -295 / Year of Harsh Words -314 / Year of Four Princes [Netheril] Specie is abandoned as the desert encroaches on it. -313 / Year of Humility -294 / Year of Sundry Violence Page 33 de 123 The Coronal Luszoch rises to power in Aryselmalyr, and makes -274 / Year of the Purring Pard veiled threats to all allied and subject powers during his forst tour -273 / Year of the Dancing Faun of the empire. While no one acts outwardly, all forces prepare for war but wait for the belligerent coronal to make the wrong move. -272 / Year of Songstones -293 / Year of Tyrant Hawks Citadel Adbar is completed this year. The Warlord Karlag falls at the battle for the garrison-town of -271 / Year of the Auburn Beauty Calimaronn. Another clan chieftan, Mong Ithal, leads the clans to -270 / Year of the Winter Wolf victory. Calimaronn, as well as the river it fords, is named Ithmong, after Ithal. [Netheril] Holloway is completely abandoned, being one of the last Netherese towns to disappear. -292 / Year of Envenomed Nectar -269 / Year of Mournful Moments -291 / Year of the Setting Suns -268 / Year of the Sunbright King Glaurauth of Westgate dies of heartstop. As his three offspring all died before reaching their tenth year, the aged -267 / Year of Crumbling Caverns monarch leaves his throne in turn to his successor as captain of -266 / Year of Hastening Heralds the city guard, Thorndaer of the Golden Helm. -265 / Year of Burgeoning Victory [Netheril] Netherese citizens fleeing conflicts between the Survivor States begin to filter into Cormanthyr. -264 / Year of Scriveners -290 / Year of Fiery Slumber -263 / Year of Midwives -289 / Year of Spiteful Stones -262 / Year of the Broken Promise -288 / Year of Eight Lightnings -261 / Year of the Lost Princess At Ithmong, Calimshan accedes independence to the lands of -260 / Year of Hunting Hounds Tethyr and its' people. The chiefs of Tethyr's clans create a ruling -259 / Year of the Pyre Council of Clans. [Netheril] Candelspiere is abandoned and swallowed by the -287 / Year of Hard Currency sand. [Netheril] The city of Karse falls victim to the begrudging -258 / Year of Many Moons followers who believe the god Karsus is a sham. -257 / Year of the Stricken -286 / Year of Foul Awakenings -256 / Year of Able Warriors Westgate falls during the course of a single night to a small army of elite mercenaries who emerge from catacombs beneath the -255 / Year of Furious Waves city. By morning's light, King Thorndaer and his entire family are Jhaamdath, a long-time rival of Calimshan, falls to a tidal wave dead, and King Orlak rules over the oldest port in the western summoned by the elven High Mages of Nikerymath. The resulting Inner Sea region. Until the end of his reign, the Night King holds cataclysm inundates Jhaamdath, forming what is known known as court only after the sun has set, is never seen during daylight the Vilhon Reach. hours, and always keeps his entire face (except his eyes) shrouded with a black-and-white-hatched porcelain mask, leading Fall of Aryselmalyr. Coronal Esahl Vesahliir and more than 40,000 many to suspect (correctly) that the long-lived monarch of sea elves and other aquatic sentients die instantly when the Westgate is a vampire. Esahlbane Monolith shatters Coryselmal. [Netheril] Dienere Falconholfer's diary is discovered. In it are Start of the Sixth Serôs War. After the destruction of Coryselmal notes of the last days of his expedition to find the Last Ditch and the end of the Aryselmalyr Empire, all the once subject River. Dienere apparently found the beginnings of a river, but the powers of the Inner Sea vie for control of Serôs. narrative ends there. [Netheril] Moniker is sacked by the Hlondathans. The temple of -285 / Year of Early Graves Kozah is destroyed and the city is burned to the ground. -284 / Year of Lost Faith Sepulcher is abandoned, as its' soil is now too sandy for logging or farming. -283 / Year of Shattered Portals -254 / Year of Quartered Foes -282 / Year of the Vampire's Cloak -253 / Year of Whirlwinds -281 / Year of Silvered Thoughts -252 / Year of Vindication [Old Empires] The town of Peleveran is established in the northwestern Shaar as a waystop and caravan base. -251 / Year of Black Apples -280 / Year of the Impudent Kin [Old Empires] The Dance of Demons: The night hag Zola Fel is banished to the Demi-Plane of Imprisonment by a fearful Emperor -279 / Year of Gems Aflame Narlaenn. In revenge for that act, Orcus unleashes a horde of -278 / Year of the Ruling Sceptre fiends upon the Nar capital of Mintas Rhelgor. Overnight the city is razed and the entire populace is slaughtered. Narlaenn is taken Tethyr's Council of Clans falls apart due to the greed of younger to the Abyss, to suffer eternal torture for his folly. -- Verisglaur, chiefs and the passing of the warlords who freed the land from Imperceptor of the Sixth Army and highest-ranking official to Calimshan. The clans fall into infighting for the next 60 years. survive the Dance, returns from the Raumathar Front and -277 / Year of the Winking Eye assumes command of Narfell. He moves the capital south to Nar Vathtel. -276 / Year of Overflowing Casks -250 / Year of Imprisonments Jhaamdath begins construction on the largest navy yet seen on the Inner Sea. (circa) Emigration of settlers across the Inner Sea from ruined Jhaamdath to what will become Thesk, Impiltur, and the Vast. -275 / Year of the Grinning Pack Page 34 de 123 (circa) Calimshan, under Syl-Pasha Faud yn Orun el Evyrtaan, -235 / Year of Laughing Crystal reclaims some small areas and towns among the Arnaden lands of (circa) [Old Empires] The border-town of Peleveran in the the Lake of Steam, now that Jhaamdath's control on these lands northern Shaar, lying just outside of Untheri taxes and tariffs, has fallen along with its primary cities. grows into a major trading center. -249 / Year of Silver Wings -234 / Year of Wizard's Doom General Halflar and his men storm Venom's lair and kill the green -233 / Year of Destinies Foretold wyrm. Unfortunately, they also find out that Venom is not one dragon, but two. The entire force is killed when the second -232 / Year of Forsaken Goblets dragon attacks them. -231 / Year of the Ringed Moon -248 / Year of Last Songs Three entire clans of elves fleeing Serôs (the Inner Sea) to save -247 to 1200 their lives and those of their children migrate to lake Sember within the elven nation of Cormanthyr. (circa) [Planes] Kezef is imprisoned on the plane of the Barrens of Doom and Despair by a coalition of gods including Tyr, Gond [Old Empires] The mage Sespetar isdisintegrated in an attack and Mystra by a circle of alhoon illithids. (circa) [Planes] Tyr loses his hand while helping to bind Kezef -230 / Year of Loss the Chaos Hound Calimshan attacks Tethyr, seizing Ithmong and Myratma. Able -247 / Year of the Striking Lance workers (more than a third of the population) of both these towns are enslaved and brought to Calimport to work on the new [Planes] Tyr establishes his divine realm, raising a new mountain Pasha's Palace. The 1,480 warriors among the 5,500 new slaves attached to Mount Celestia are all sentenced to the new Djen Arena, where many of them Tyr comes to Toril in the procession of Justice fight to the death against monsters and each other for the amusement of the masses. -243 to -216(circa) -229 / Year of the Myrmidon Maid [Planes] Ilmater establishes his divine realm, raising a new mountain attached to Mount Celestia [Old Empires] Emperor Bazanthar III of Narfell, looking for a way to fund the increasing conflicts on the Narfell-Raumathar -246 / Year of Much Cheer border, orders an all-out offensive on the Ashatabarne hobgoblins -245 / Year of Entombed Blades of the Giantspires. The hobgoblins, alerted by Raumatharan spies and aided by other-planar fiends, are ready for the Narfellians -244 / Year of Fleeting Fancy and immediately take the upper hand in the war. -243 / Year of the Rack -228 / Year of the Unknown Paraph Ilmater joins with Tyr -227 / Year of Rangers Lost -242 / Year of the Game Calimport increases in population and area to its largest size ever, -241 / Year of the Sand Shroud its true citizens numbering more than 75,000. For the next eight centuries, Calimport remains the largest and most frequented port -240 / Year of Enslaved Swords on Faerûn's shores. End of the Elf Purges. After fifteen years, the worst of the Shyael Ildacer is born. backlash against the sea elves of the Inner Sea dies down. Those who survived the attacks from koalinth, merfolk, and locathah -226 / Year of the Shallows zealots, and the newly returned (and far more evil) morkoth do so [Old Empires] With the war in the Giantspires going badly, by use of magic (including High magic) and some Dukar Emperor Bazanthar III orders a massive attack, hoping to break protection. the hobgoblins with one final battle. (circa) [Old Empires] By this time, Laothkund has shrunk to The Battle of Augranaglaur's Charge: The final climactic battle little more than an administrative center and base for the between Narfell and the hobgoblins of the Ashatabarne Empire. southern Narfellan fleet, which was never fully rebuilt after the The forces of Narfell, caught in a deep mountain canyon and aborted attack on the south. besieged, are rallied by the appearance of the great white wyrm -239 / Year of Whispered Lore Augranaglaur. The "Lord of the Northern Ice" sweeps through the attacking hobgoblins and fiends, allowing the Nars to mount a -238 / Year of Fortunes Fair counter-offensive. By the end of the fighting the bulk of the Start of the Second Dukars' War. After seventeen years of hobgoblin legions lie dead or dying, including the Iron Emperor. constant skirmishes amid the powers of the central sea (and a -225 / Year of the Golden Staff resurgance of the sahaugin presense due to lack of order at the Pillars of the Trident), the Dukar Orders of Jhimari and Numos -224 / Year of Forked Tongues take proactive steps toward maintaining the peace by attempting -223 / Year of Burning Briars to found a Dukar kingdom centered on Myth Nantar: Nantarum. The Sixth Rysar of Cormanthor begins with the realm's greatest -237 / Year of Windragons warrior Eltargrim taking up theRuler's Blade and taking his first -236 to -216 steps toward magic (and High Magic). (circa) [Planes] Torm joins with Ilmater and Tyr, completing [Old Empires] Cerelantyr, an exiled Narfellian auramancer (air the Triad elementalist) and adherent of Akadi, travels to Cimbar and builds the Tower of the Winds. (circa) [Planes] Torm establishes his divine realm, raising a new mountain attached to Mount Celestia -222 / Year of the Dessicated Corpse (circa) [Planes] The plane containing the Seven Heavens of -221 / Year of Shambling Shadows Mount Celestia is renamed the House of the Triad Chief Clovis Ithal of Tethyr dies at the Ithmong Slaughter. His son -236 / Year of Unfriendly Ports Darrom rallied the Tethyrians and led them into the city, defeating the Calishites. Page 35 de 123 -220 / Year of the Empty Soul -207 / Year of Tolling King Darrom of Tethyr marries the half-elven Saraala of Clan -206 / Year of Elfsorrows Tarseth. Jassin Aunglor, a moon elf warrior, sneaks into Venom's lair and End of the Second Dukars' War/End of Nantarum. Under attacks the green wyrm. Venom's lair collapses in the conflict, mysterious circumstances, the powerful undersea city-state of burying Venom, Jassin, and Jassin'smoonblade beneath tons of Nantarum loses the war for the Hmur Plateau while under siege rock. by the merfolk forces of "King" Ristan. Forces at the siege noted Mistale Audark, wife of the late General Halflar, requests that she only a strange humming rising from the mythal and numerous and the remainder of the Audark Clan be transformed into discharges of magical energy lighting the night-darkened sea. baelnorn to protect the Vale of Lost Voices. When the beseigers swam into the city, they found the only person left alive; the sea elf Dukar Yupal Narlis, his mind The Crown Prince of Tethyr, Darrom Ithal II, dies of a fever. destroyed. His thirty Dukar followers and "nobility" stood along -205 / Year of Good Hunting the avenue leading to the Council Academy of the Dukars, alll transformed into coral statues with looks of contrition on their Chapter 2 of "Cormyr: A Novel" faces. Lord of Scepters Illiphar Nelnueve of House Amaratharr is granted [Old Empires] Revolt by Carausius, commander of the Narfellian rule of the colony forests of the Forest Country (Cormyr) upon his legions in Thesk, who rules Thesk as emperor until he is besting of Thauglorimorgorus the Black Doom in a dragons' duel murdered by Allectus, a fellow rebel, in -214 DR. of honor. -219 / Year of the Sallow Orb Orc hordes engulf Rystall Wood throughout the year, with the worst hordes arriving in winter. -218 / Year of Dread [Netheril] Anauria's success as an independant city-state -217 / Year of Sumbril convinces Hlondath and Asram to abandon memories of Netheril. -216 / Year of Bloodied Orphreys [Old Empires] With the fall of Castle Airspur and the death of -215 to 750 Battlelord Tyrazel Omberdrynn and his men, Untheric forces succeed in capturing the realm of Ombereene. Enthal Ramastar, a The Third Epoch (Time of the Merfolk) of Seros (the Inner Sea). priest of Gilgeam, is given control of the region, under the This Epoch covers the rise and fall of the merfolk empire of Hmur, authority of the Unthlord at Cimbar. as well as the rise of the sahuagin empire of Aleaxtis. Many loyal Omberites, led by Tyrazel's son, Crown Prince Duirlun, -215 / Year of the Oracle escape into the mountains. They join forces with the orcs there End of the Sixth Serôs War. The new powers of Serôs are shalarin and, in future years, interbreed, forming the first of the Hill-Clans. As'arem, the morkoth Theocracy of the Deep Ones, and the -204 merfolk Kingdom of Hmurrath. The rise of Hmurrath signals the start of the Third Epoch. -203 / Year of the Obsidian Crypt -214 / Year of the Vengeful Mitre [Old Empires] The border-town of Peleveran is annexed by Untheri forces and becomes the capital of the Untheri [Old Empires] Carausius, Emperor of Thesk, is killed by Allectus, Protectorate of Peleveria. a fellow rebel. Narfell, occupied by increasing conflicts with Raumathar, is unable to capitalize on the situation and fails to -202 / Year of the Purchased Princess regain Thesk. [Old Empires] Gennar the Untheric, an ex-patriate of Unther, -213 / Year of the Great Bell defeats the other claimants to the throne of Thesk, and is proclaimed emperor at Milvarune. -212 / Year of High Thrones -200 / Year of Stonerising (NOTE: The name of this year is also At the Battle of the Purple Marches, Myratma falls to the given as the Year of Clouds) Tethyrians, forcing the second Calishite surrender of Tethyr. The completion of Ithalyr, the first royal palace of Tethyr, on the Darrom (-237 to -183), son of Clovis, founds the Ithal dynasty, seashore cliffs of the Purple Hills. and becomes the first King of Tethyr. Year 0 in Tethyreckoning. Coronal Eltargrim declares Semberholme and its environs as an Awakening of the beast Ulfoq in the Great Glacier. The beast elven sanctuary and refuge. devours dozens of Nakulutians before returning to its Crevasse. It has not been seen since. Syl-Pasha Kalil el Evyrtaan dies from thousands of viper bites, a magical trap laid by some of his closest advisors. Vizar Asraf el -211 / Year of Bound Branches Majizar rules over the start of the Fifth Age of Calimshan, and [Old Empires] The forces of the Unthlord attack Ombereene, Calimport becomes a more organized city with structured trade intending to gain control of the passes through the Ombermounts and skilled-workers' guilds. (the Akanapeaks). Sanctus is swiftly taken, although Battlelord First Dalesmen cross the Dragon Reach to Cormanthor. Tyrazel Omberdrynn and his men, all veterans of numerous orc wars, manage to hold out against the Untheri for nearly six years, [Old Empires] Theskan agents kidnap Ashala, daughter of the aided by an unmatched knowledge of the mountains, sympathetic Emperor of Narfell. Gennar marries her, and proclaims himself Turami city-states in the Vilhon and Maerthryn (the Far Akanul, ruler of Narfell. Civil war follows, as Narfell's southern provinces, present-day Thessavrae), and covert support from Mulhorand sick of the war with Raumathar, secede and join with Thesk. (part of a larger backdrop of "cold-war politics" that the two (circa) Candlekeep founded; calendar of Harptos begun. empires are engaged in). (circa) The humans who are to become the first of the Dalesmen -210 / Year of Holy Hands cross the Dragon Reach to the southern reaches of Cormanthor. [Netheril] Anauria gains its independence from the other two (circa) Start of the Fifth Age of Calimshan. Netheril survivor states. -199 / Year of Flowing Fire -209 / Year of Valiant Striving -198 / Year of the Beast -208 / Year of Shattered Havens -197 / Year of Talons Twelve Page 36 de 123 -196 / Year of Gilded Draperies Laummas the Liegelord becomes a lich. -195 / Year of the Chirugeons -179 / Year of the Huntress -194 / Year of Torment -178 / Year of the Cold Quarrel -193 / Year of the Hawkstaff -177 / Year of Leaping Wolves -192 / Year of Tourneys -176 / Year of Travel -191 / Year of Dark Villany -175 / Year of Shifting Sands -190 / Year of Three Heirs -174 / Year of the Bestiary -189 / Year of Stunned Serpents -173 / Year of Hale Heroes Shyllisyrr Ithal, elven wife of Corin Ithal (uncle of King Darrom Varytha Ithal, missing daughter of Corin Ithal of Tethyr, returns Ithal of Tethyr) dies of a snake bite. Beginning of six years of to Tethyr to warn of a coming goblin horde. escalating unrest between Tethyr's elves and humans. The Perry Accords are signed by Tethyr and Calimshan. Their -188 / Year of Wrongful Martyrs architect, Florian Perry, becomes the first Count of Tethyr. Despite a good heart and a business sense that nearly doubled -172 / Year of Sickles the trade coming to Calimshan, Syl-Pasha Malik yn Asraf el Florian Perry, the First Ambassador of Tethyr, travels to Calimport Majizar dies under assassins' knives on the third day of this year. to negotiate a long-lasting peace between the two countries. The Throne Wars: The assassination of Syl-Pasha Malik begins The Moonrise elves settle Ssrenshen, under Moonrise Crag. more than two years of conflict that ranges from trade wars to military campaigns against cities. Fourteen different Calephs claim -171 / Year of the Ogres' Rage the throne of Calimport (and symbolically Calimshan) by years -170 / Year of Many Eyes end, none of whom hold the post for more than 62 days. Zahyra Bardson-Ithal becomes the first Court Vizera of Tethyr. Seven different series of fires (known collectively as the Throne She creates the magicalShield of Silvam. Fires) engulf eastern and southern Calimport in this year, set by rival factions fighting for the throne. Beginning of the Eye Tyrant Wars: Calimshan allies with Tethyr and Iltkazar to fight the risen beholder powers of the Lake of -187 / Year of Gilded Burials Steam, which have pushed back Calishite aggressors and are now 28 more rulers claim the Caleph's Throne in Calimport. By advancing into eastern Tethyr. Almraiven falls to beholders within Midwinter, all true unity among the cities of Calimshan has the first three months of the year, and Suldophor follows by shattered. All areas of the empire stand individually, many Greengrass. Though a longer struggle, the beholders control the claiming to be the true heart of the empire and hoping to grab Spider Swamp and the southern Forest of Mir by the end of more land and control for themselves. Kythorn. This prevents much transfer of troops from western Calimshan save directly into beholder-controlled strongholds. The Throne Wars end with the rise to power of the once-meek wizard vizar Tasyn el Tarshaj yi Manshaka. The Tarshaj dynasty (circa) The Eshowe begin a 300-year war with the Tabaxi of (four brothers and their families, of whom Tasyn was the elder) Chult. simultaneously conquer the cities of Manshaka, Memnon, -169 / Year of the Well Women Calimport, and Almraiven, thus unifying the Pasha's Lands for the first time in nearly two years. Syl-Pasha Tasyn's first chores are to [Netheril] Rumor's of Ioulaum's continued existence begin rebuild the capital and reconquer the rest of Calimshan. circulating when an arcanist, Tabra, claims to have been an apprentice of Ioulaum. [Old Empires] Randagaral the Beseiged, last emperor of Narfell, defeats and kills the usurper Gennar at the battle of Milvian -168 / Year of Furrowed Brows Bridge, and pacifies the rebellious southern provinces. Faced with -167 / Year of Sudden Kinship the advancing Raumathari legions in the north, he begins summoning extra-planar help, swiftly escalating the war beyond The Storming of the Qatarn Hills: In the first five days of Uktar, control. King Silvam of Tethyr leads the Fourth Army to victory over nine beholders and thrice their own army's forces. The beholders -186 / Year of the Quiet Horde occupy Volothamp and Schamedar by year's end, though their -185 / Year of Unburdening entrenchment within eastern Calimshan overextends their reach, and they lose control of Ankhapur, one of their largest surface -184 / Year of the Abandoned Heart strongholds. -183 / Year of Larks -166 / Year of Seven Loves Lost King Darrom of Tethyr is assassinated on orders of Amir I, head The human realms declare victory in the Eye Tyrant Wars, though of Clan Tarseth. alliances remain to pursue renegade beholders for the next few Silvam (-209 to -118), 2nd son of Darrom, is King of Tethyr. years among all their lands (Calimshan, Tethyr, and Iltkazar). -182 / Year of Sleeping Giants Birth of Baerauble Etharr, the first Lord High Mage of Cormyr (- 166 to 429DR). Calimshan, in its attempts to reconquer its old territories around the Lake of Steam and the Shaar, discover that the old threat of -165 / Year of the Abandoned Hope the beholders has risen again. Beholders and their cultists control -164 / Year of Passing Dreams the majority of territory east of Ankhapur and are now pushing their forces west in retaliation against the Calishite invasions. -163 / Year of the Yarting -181 / Year of Rivers Rising -162 / Year of Boneblight -180 / Year of Tragedies -161 / Year of the Emerald Mage Amir Tarseth's role in the assassination of King Darrom is The alliance of Calimshan, Tethyr, and Iltkazar forged during the uncovered by his sons, Amir II and Ra'id II. The two sons slay Eye Tyrant Wars dissolves by this year. their father to restore the family's honor. -160 / Year of the Stone Giant Page 37 de 123 A cairn (undead stone giant) called Dodkong or "King of Death" [Old Empires] The remaining defenders of the Many-Windowed begins wandering the western Realms. Tower are swept away by the endless horrors outside. "Emperor" Berosius is killed in battle with several baatezu, ending the last -159 / Year of the Burning River vestiges of the Raumathar Empire. -158 / Year of the Deathdolor The God Kings final battle. An alliance of the Summoned is -157 / Year of Many Harvests defeated and they are sent back to their home planes. -156 / Year of the Flickering Sun -147 / Year of the Candlemaker -155 / Year of Revealed Chants -146 / Year of Cresting Floods -154 / Year of Bloody Hazard -145 / Year of Depths Unknown -153 / Year of the Starry Shroud -144 / Year of the Copper Kettle Proeskampalar (present-day Procampur), is founded by dwarves -143 / Year of Bright Lamplight and quickly becomes an important trading partner of Westgate. [Old Empires] Nazral the Icebringer, archmage of Gheldaneth -152 / Year of Wildwine and master of the Black Rune, disappears on an interdimensional journey. His tower is magically sealed by the God-Kings, and [Old Empires] The Stand at Dead Dwarf Bridge: The dwarven theTears of the Weeping Moon are presumed lost forever. hero Theodo Greataxe and his seven companions hold the Clearflow Bridge against a surprise force of over 1,000 Narfellian -142 / Year of Beauty Drowned calvalry bound for Almorel. Although all the dwarves perish, they -141 / Year of Ancient Coins kill many of the invading force and allow the Raumathari garrison time to arrive. -140 / Year of Blind Justice -151 / Year of Roving Bands -139 / Year of Burnt Ambitions -150 / Year of Recompense -138 / Year of Damsels Dancing The syl-pasha of Calimshan grants the lands west of the Forest of -137 / Year of Blooded Sunsets Mir and north of the river Memnon to Tethyr, moving Tethyr's The Chultian city of Mezro is sacked. southern border to its' present-day boundaries. While many in Tethyr believe this a reward for their aid in the Eye Tyrant Wars, A company of paladins from the Vilhon Reach in service to the it is really a political move to depower Calishite nobles amassing Morninglord overthrows the Night King of Westgate. Following the power against the syl-pasha. vampire's destruction, the group's commander, Dawnknight Gen Soleilon, is crowned king of Westgate in the undead monarch's [Old Empires] The great conflagration. Narfell and Raumathar stead. The Radiant King rules wisely for many years, rebuilding are destroyed in one final battle. Monsters and minor powers Westgate's fortunes and establishing the Soleilon dynasty. The summoned in the last battle invade the South after the battle paladin-king's most notable accomplishment is the erection of the ends. city's first stone walls and the construction of an extensive sewer Sossal is invaded by the summoned servitors of the Narfell- system. Raumathar conflagration. Besieged and decimated by the wild Unbeknownst to the general populace, Westgate's deepest magic storms and plagues that sweep the region, the Sossalians catacombs remain home to at least a dozen vampires created by turn inward, thereafter shunning the outside world. their former monarch. The undead legacies of Orlak war amongst The remnants of the Northern Raumathari Legions retreat to the themselves for nearly a year before a new Night King is chosen to Many-Windowed Tower, using it as a stronghold against the rule Westgate's underworld. From this day forward, theArgraal of horrors razing the countryside. The commander of the Legions, Orlak and theFangs of the Night King are held by the preeminent Berosius Greathelm, crowns himself "Emperor of Raumathar," an vampire "descended" from the original Night King. Any vampire empty title. [V/M] that slays the Night King assumes the bloody chalice, the dagger hilt with twin poniard blades, and the title in turn. On those rare The Nar commander Araumyn "Blood-of-Battle" leads a heroic occasions when the Night King is not slain by a rival vampire, all rearguard defense against the relentless hordes at Tarntown of Orlak's existing "descendants" war amongst themselves for the (present-day: Delthuntle), buying many refugees time to escape title until a single candidate reigns supreme (a feat most across the Wizard's Reach to Cimbar, but his stand is ultimately commonly achieved by killing all potential rivals and then creating futile as the horrors make their endless advance. a new group of servitor vampires). TheFirestar is lost with Araumyn, and presumed to have been -136 / Year of the Ruling Spectre carried off into the Wastes by the demons. -135 / Year of Old Beginnings Laothkund is once again laid waste, and the refugee-laden ships in its harbor are destroyed by the rampaging demon-lord Maram The Raumathari city of Kensten is rebuilt by Mulhorand. Official of the Great Spear. founding of the modern city of Bezantur. (circa) The great conflagration. Narfell and Raumathar are Other cities are soon built on the coastal areas of the Wizard's destroyed in one final battle. Monsters and minor powers Reach as Mulhorand and Unther once again expand northward. summoned in the last battle invade the South after the battle The Shaking Plague strikes several cities in Calimshan. ends. [Old Empires] The city of Kensten is rebuilt by Mulhorand. -149 / Year of Adamantite Ore (Official modern founding of Bezantur). [Old Empires] Construction is finished on the fortress of Other cities are soon built on the coastal areas of the Wizard's Greatwall, built across a strategic pass in the Akanapeaks in Reach as Mulhorand and Unther once again expand northward. response to increasing orcish attacks on merchant caravans. The natural harbor where Tarntown once stood is quickly claimed Plague begins to spread throughout the Old Empires, brought by by enterprising Cimbari merchants and explorers vying to exploit fleeing Nar and Raumatharan refugees. These plagues, the natural riches of the great northern forests. A ramshackle apparently magical in nature, persist for the better part of the collection of warehouses, livestock paddocks, merchant offices next decade, when they vanish as suddenly as they appeared. and everchanging market stalls soon arise around a number of -148 / Year of the Black Marble winding dirt trails leading northwards. Page 38 de 123 -134 / Year of the Scorpion -111 / Year of Terrible Anger [Old Empires] The ruins of Laothkund are re-built by Mordulkin -110 / Year of Shadowed Glances interests seeking access to the natural riches of the northern Akkabar el Shoon is born in Myratma. lands. The ramshackle town that soon arises, called Ulbrastar's Hold after the largest of the settling Mordulkin clans, quickly Ualair the Silent is born. comes under the thumb of the Untheric government. The heavy -109 / Year of Pixies Playing Foul taxes and trade tariffs of the Untheri serve to stifle trade, and many settlers move west to the looser town of Delthuntle, leaving -108 / Year of Wands the port little more than a sleepy fishing village. Start of the Seventh Serôs War. The morkoth theocracy of the -133 / Year of Silent Screams Deep One attack Es'rath and Hmurrath on two fronts. They free theEmerald Eye of Kyron, using it with astonishing effectiveness. Great sea-storms erupt along the Sword Coast this spring. On Midsummer's Night, a great wave engulfs the city of Velen, killing -107 / Year of Tapestries half its' population. -106 / Year of the Valorous Kobolds -132 / Year of Dragons Diving House Tanor'Thal creates the waterfall in the Shaft of [Old Empires] Fearing the expanding reach of Mulhorand and Undermountain. Unther, the warring factions of Thesk meet at the Council of End of the Seventh Serôs War. The war ends with the surprising Milvarune. They elect the ex-Mulhorandi mercinary general appearance of long-hidden triton forces from the deeper trenches Thetheri as King of Thesk. of the sea. Breaking the back of the morkoth Theocracy and -131 / Year of Favor sending the morkoth fleeing back into the depths, the tritons help maintain the balance among the shalarin and the morkoth on the -130 / Year of Fleeting Pleasures floor of Serôs. [Old Empires] The realm of Baerthalane arises in the Shining -105 / Year of the Bloody Goad Plains, founded by Turami driven out of Unther and Chessenta. Its capital is the now-vanished city of Baerdoum. Drow of House Tanor'Thal uncover a lost temple to Lolth in Undermountain. -129 / Year of Gleaming Shards -104 / Year of the Star Stallion -128 / Year of Hallowed Hills TheEmerald Eye of Kyron, after some study, is secretly sealed -127 / Year of Shackles within the black coral walls of Vynagyr, under the Inner Sea. -126 / Year of Rainbows Weeping -103 / Year of the Taint [Old Empires] The Dragonburning. The ancient red wyrm -102 / Year of the Spiked Gauntlet Zarathusintra, mightiest of the reds in the Old Empires, is driven mad by the Dragonrage and ravages Murghom and eastern -101 / Year of the Flame Noose Mulhorand, turning much of the once-fertile area into the -100 to 714 - After the Dawn Cataclysm wasteland that it still is today. The trading-center of Lahun (modern: Mulharahold) is razed, and fires rage unchecked across (circa) [Planes] The Dawn Cataclysm the land as all available men are marshalled to fight the dragon. Tyche splits into Tymora and Beshaba Zarathusintra is finally laid low in a titanic battle with Antaeamun, Murdane (lesser goddess of reason and pragmatism) is destroyed an avatar of Anhur. The battle rages across the Fields of Ganath for a night and a day, and the roars of the mighty wyrm could be [Planes] Beshaba establishes her divine realm on the Barrens of heard as far away as Sultim. Doom and Despair -125 / Year of Banished Wisdom -100 / Year of the Black Unicorn -124 / Year of Lessons Learned (circa) [Netheril] Fall of Delzoun to encroaching phaerimm and other dangers; surface Citadels survive. -123 / Year of Rich Rewards -99 / Year of Silver Sharks -122 / Year of Unleashed Sorrow Court Vizera Zahyra Bardson-Ithal of Tethyr dies. Her successor -121 / Year of Ample Rewards to Court Vizera is Princess Rhynda. [Old Empires] The dragon-killer Antaeamun travels north into -98 / Year of Hearts Pledged the Endless Wastes, in an attempt to pacify the region and claim it for Mulhorand. He disappears soon thereafter, but first founds Garynor (-159 to -75), 1st son of Nishan, King of Tethyr. the town of Antaeopolis (later known as Almorel, an important -97 / Year of Amulets stop on the Golden Road to Kara-Tur) atop the ruins of an earlier Raumathari city. Lady Symrustar Auglamyr is born. -120 / Year of Confusion -96 / Year of Eyes Afire -119 / Year of Close Scrutiny -95 / Year of Wan Shadows -118 / Year of Elven Delights -94 / Year of Many Bats Nishan (-179 to -98), 2nd son of Silvam, King of Tethyr. The 16-year old Akkabar el Shoon arrives in Tethyr and becomes a pupil of the Vizera Princess Rhynda on his reputation as a -117 / Year of Endless Bounty prodigy in Art. -116 / Year of Lost Messengers -93 / Year of Forgotten Smiles -115 / Year of Strident Bards -92 / Year of Honor Broken -114 / Year of Making Merry -91 / Year of Old Crowns -113 / Year of Ill Tidings Ithmong is besieged for a month by a combined force of goblins -112 / Year of Tortured Dreams and ogres. Page 39 de 123 A temple of Labelas Enoreth is founded in Semberholme. own son, the future King Nishan II to ensure the stability of both realms despite objecting nobles on both sides. The Moonshadows are established as a frontier scouting/fighting force by the army of Cormanthyr. The realm of Teshar is founded in the cleared lands between Rystall Wood and Cormanthor. King Gen dies in his sleep, leaving the throne of Westgate to his eldest child and only son. The reign of King Lemere I, known as -74 / Year of Splendor the Merchant King for his unceasing efforts to promote trade, is Marsember is founded for the first time, and Westgate cedes its notable for the rapid increase in commercial activity between status as the northernmost port in the western Inner Sea region. Westgate and southern realms such as Tethyr and Calimshan. Trade across the Neck and into the Lake of Dragons begins to -90 / Year of the Moonlit Mare slowly increase. -89 / Year of Battered Blades Late in the year, King Lemere I of Westgate dies of a wasting disease carried into the city by trade emissaries from the newly -88 / Year of Hostile Hails founded port of Marsember. The throne of Westgate passes to his Akkabar el Shoon leaves the tutelage of Princess Rhynda of only child, Crown Prince Lemere II. Within a year, the newly Tethyr and begins his movement among Calishite society and crowned monarch concludes a whirlwind courtship of Lady business, selling his powerful magical abilities to the highest Lharida of Tethyr, the eldest child of Rhynnel Ithal, the head of bidders. Within four months, Akkabar is a near-permanent fixture Clan Ithal. within Calimport society and his political savvy is only outmatched -73 / Year of Swift Courtships by his magic. -72 / Year of Enchanted Hearts -87 / Year of Dashed Dreams -71 / Year of Lurking Shadows Tarkhadale, an early northern Dale allied with Asram and Hlondath, falls to an orc horde. -70 / Year of Burnished Bronze [Old Empires] Semphar rebels against the Kao Overlords and -69 / Year of No Regrets establishes its' independence. The leader of the rebellion, The Third Shalarin Passing. For once, the shalarin arrive to a Rauthok I, becomes Caliph. peaceful Serôs, and quickly establish two more shalarin kingdoms -86 / Year of Goodfields within thirty years: Es'daan and Es'purr. By this time, a large enclave of pirates dominates the seacoasts of Founding of the Timesong Calendar in the lands of Serôs. Tethyr, operating out of the ruins of Velen and the northwestern -68 / Year of Discordant Destinies part of the peninsula. TheDawnmaid, the newly built flagship of the Westgate royal In response to the pirate threat, Tethyr re-occupies the fortress of navy, is scuttled in the harbor by merrow from the aquatic Zazessovertan. kingdom of Khuur. King Lemere II and much of his court either The moon elves of clan Tsornyl establish the settlement of drown or fall prey to the sea ogres' talons, as the attack is Tsornyl. launched during royal ball held aboard the ship to commemorate its christening. -85 / Year of Smoke and Lightning The crown of Westgate passes to the only son of King Lemere II, -84 / Year of Sloth the four-year-old Crown Prince Ryndarth. The Boy King survives -83 / Year of Bitter Fruit the tumultuous early years of his reign thanks to the wise regency of his mother, Queen Regent Lharida Ithal-Soleilon. By this time, waves and storms have washed away the seacoast around Ithalyr (the Tethyrian Royal Palace), turning it into an -67 / Year of Festivals island accessible only by stone bridges. -66 / Year of Hunger -82 / Year of Witches -65 / Year of Monstrous Appetites -81 / Year of Untaken Paths -64 / Year of Gleaming Frost -80 / Year of Tempered Blades Nishan II (-79 to -6), 2nd grandnephew of Garynor, King of -79 / Year of Scarce Steel Tethyr. -78 / Year of the Gleaming The elven realm of Rystall Wood falls in its Twelfth Rysar to giants and orcs. The survivors either remain in Yrlaancel or Akkabar el Shoon marries the fifth daughter of the Syl-Pasha of migrate to Cormanthyr. Calimshan on Midsummer. As a wedding gift, Akkabar becomes the Syl-Vizar (and ruler) of Memnon. -63 / Year of Quicksilver -77 / Year of Flaming Stones -62 / Year of Strong Winds By Midwinter, the deaths of nearly all members of the royal family -61 / Year of Thwarted Gambits of Calimshan places Akkabar el Shoon on the Caleph's Throne, as -60 / Year of Vain Questing he had planned. -59 / Year of Whims -76 / Year of Lasting Scars -58 / Year of the Smiling Prophet -75 / Year of Leather Shields (NOTE: Lands of Intrigue gives the name of this year as Year of the Fallen Guards) -57 / Year of False Sentiments Chapter 4 of "Cormyr: A Novel" -56 / Year of Neglected Tasks The nation of Rashemen is officially founded. -55 / Year of Traitorous Thoughts King Garynor Ithal of Tethyr dies suddenly. Queen Regent Lharida of Westgate consumes a virulent poison concealed within her supper during a state dinner with Rhynda (-159 to -45), twin sister of Garynor, becomes Regent representatives from Tethyr's royal court and dies immediately. Princess of Tethyr. She arranges a marriage between the Her only son, King Ryndarth I, takes up the mantle of leadership. daughter of Syl-Pasha Akkabar el Shoon of Calimshan and her Much of the Boy King's reign is consumed with his fruitless hunt Page 40 de 123 for his mother's killer or killers. Diplomatic relations with Tethyr -33 / Year of the Harpist's Delight (NOTE: Cormanthyr: Empire of collapse during his reign, although mercantile activity between Elves gives the name of this year as the Year of Slowing Sands) the two realms continues to flourish. [Netheril] Talona fights the goddess Kipyutto and kills her. -54 / Year of Tomes During the conflict, each goddess unleashes a series of virulent plagues upon Asram, hoping to draw power from the peoples' The pirates of Velen establish themselves in the isles of the prayers. Nelanther. Asram falls victim to the plagues, from which there are no The gold elf clan of Aluianti, tired of political strife in Cormanthor, survivors. settle in the village of Aluianti. -32 / Year of the Grinning Skull -53 / Year of Happy Children -31 / Year of the Crimson Embrace -52 / Year of the Choking Spores -30 / Year of the Dying Fear The Flower Plague spreads through several of Calimshan's cities. (circa) Ochir Naal, the Prophet of Tiamat, is killed. -51 / Year of the Cluttered Desk -29 / Year of the Corpulent Mount -50 / Year of the Phandar Starmantle is founded, beginning a mercantile rivalry with -49 / Year of the Irreverent Jest Westgate that lasts for centuries. Despite the efforts of the rulers -48 / Year of the Emblazoned Dirk of both cities to crush their trade adversaries, the ensuing competition actually makes both ports wealthier by increasing the -47 / Year of the Angry Centaur overall volume of trade passing through the Dragon Coast region. -46 / Year of Pranks and Mischief -28 / Year of the Laconic Prince Birth of Endeir "The Falcon" Falconhand, a retainer of the -27 / Year of the Masquerade Rayburton family and ancestor of Florin Falconhand (-46 to 44DR). King Ryndarth I of Westgate dies suddenly, as his heart stops one night while he is asleep. His eldest son, Crown Prince Ryndarth II, -45 / Year of the Raging Brook is apparently crowned king and rules Westgate unchallenged for [Old Empires] Mulhorand attacks Rashemen through the Gorge nearly a year. Before the year ends, however, an army of Mulan of Gauros, and is repulsed. mercenaries, led by Great Lord Ashtukzu of Unther, deposes King Ryndarth II. The Untheric noble reveals that his predecessor was -44 / Year of Giant's Rage actually a doppleganger who had secretly slain both King King Nishan II of Tethyr launches a major attack against the Ryndarth I and the Crown Prince and then assumed the identity pirates of the Nelanther. The pirates are defeated at the Channel of the latter. Best known for initiating the tradition of Masquerade Battle. Balls in Westgate, the doppleganger monarch is known posthumously as the Masque King. The first Black Alaric, founder of the Nelanther pirates, dies in battle. As monarch, King Ashtukzu I ignores Gilgeam's orders to make Westgate a vassal state swearing fealty to Unther's god-king, -43 / Year of the Open Sphere choosing instead to preserve the city-state's traditional -42 / Year of the Shattered Goblet independence. Despite Ashtukzu's rebellion against Gilgeam's planned westward extension of Unther's influence, the first king -41 / Year of the Sphinx's Riddles of the Mulan dynasty is instrumental in improving Westgate's [Old Empires] Battle of Greatwall: A massive orcish horde trading ties with ports on the eastern Inner Sea. storms the mountain fortress of Greatwall, beseiging it and -26 / Year of the Five Mountains storming the walls. The defenders hold out for over five months, but finally succumb as Untheri reinforcements are unable to reach -25 / Year of Lost Librams the high mountain pass. Expansionist policies grip Tethyr's eastern clans. With Greatwall gone, the orcs maraud through the Akanapeaks, -24 / Year of the Drenched Robe bringing a halt to merchant traffic. -23 / Year of the Commander's Tent -40 / Year of the Forge's Eldritch Sparks [Old Empires] Clans Rivarrow, Ithal, and Bardson unite to clear -39 / Year of the Fraudulent Truth the eastern end of Tethyr of ogres.They divide the newly- gained -38 / Year of the Insidious Smile territory between them. -37 / Year of Patriots Waves of ogres, driven out of eastern Tethyr, assault the realm of Baerthalane in the summer and winter of this year. Tensions rise The first recorded settlement of Alaghon. between the two realms as the humanoids rampage through the Clan Karlag of Tethyr makes peace with the elves after 50 years countryside. of skirmishes, feuds, and royal disfavor. -22 / Year of the Broached Gates [Old Empires] Alaghon is founded by several enterprising -21 / Year of Sorrow and Pain Cimbari merchant clans as a trading port free of Untheri interference and taxes. Asglaur Rendaeyos is elected as first Braerindra becomes the Watchnorn of Castle Cormanthor. Overmaster of the port after several potential rivals die suddenly -20 / Year of Peace under mysterious circumstances. [D/M] -19 / Year of Mazes -36 / Year of the Abyssal Choir -18 / Year of Honor's Price [Old Empires] Sanctus is sacked and burnt by the orcs of the Akanapeaks. The orcish leader, Rukhlaur "Great-Tusks," claims -17 / Year of Eldath's Heart theHunting Horn of the Mavran Maidens as his booty. -16 / Year of the Poisoned Pens -35 / Year of the Biting Shards The Plague of Scholars strikes cities across southern Faerûn, as -34 / Year of the Maedar far north as Baldur's Gate; lethargy and and heavy sleep leads to Page 41 de 123 coma and death, as some unknown agency poisons vast amounts of the Shoon Imperium with Akkabar's rule over both Calimshan of ink and quills used by scribes, scholars, and business folk. and Tethyr. -15 / Year of the Embrace -1 / Year of Shattered Relics -14 / Year of the Cloaker Zazessovertan's garrison is withdrawn by King Amahl II of Tethyr, leaving it abandoned. -13 / Year of the Bard's Challenge The ruins of Ithmong's walls and buildings are moved south piece -12 / Year of Laughing Lovers by piece to build a new capital at Shoonach. Former Clan Ithal [Old Empires] The Fell Winter: unnatural winter storms reach supporters are enslaved and made to haul stone ten miles south down into the Alambar region; wolves, humanoids, and monsters to the new city for the next ten years. descend from the mountains and attack outlying towns and Akkabar the Younger, eldest grandson of the syl-pasha of villages. Calimshan, dies in a tavern brawl in Memnon that is later revealed Seeking food and equipment, the orcs of the Akanapeaks drive to be a revenge assassination by vengeful Tethyrian clansmen. As into the Chessentan Territories. They avoid the legions encamped the father of King Amahl II of Tethyr and the proclaimed heir of in Sanctus and ransack the settlements of the Akanul. Their Syl-Pasha Shoon, his death brings much suffering to Tethyr. depredations grow so bad the Unthlord is forced to send the 0 / Year of the Rising Flame legions into the foothills to root the humanoids out; this bitter winter campaign sees the Untheri suffer heavy casualty and The treants of Semberholme complete their migration to the desertion rates. south of Lake Sember. -11 / Year of Frightening Turmoil 1 / Year of Sunrise -10 / Year of Burning Glades The Standing Stone is raised by the elves of Cormanthyr and the Dalesmen, starting the Dalereckoning Calender. -9 / Year of Fell Traitors Empire of Shoon (Iltkazar) in Calimshan. Clan Fyrson of Tethyr goes outlaw and joins the pirates of the Nelanther. 2 / Year of the Smiling Hag The Circle of Flames, a wizard's cabal, forms in the city of 3 / Year of the Faded Flower Cormanthor. The group consists mainly of retired or current Rise of the sahuagin empire of Aleaxtis. The sea devils emerge Akh'Faer wizards and their apprentices. from a century of war with the merrow of the Alamber to claim -8 / Year of Wraths more than half of that sea as their own. Great Lord Thunn, nephew of King Ashtukzu I, arrives in 4 / Year of the Slaked Blade Westgate from Unther on a trade mission from Unthalass. Within Ashtukzu II, son of King Ashtukzu I and a Turami noblewoman, a tenday of his arrival, Thunn's uncle dies suddenly, several hours besieges Westgate with a force of mercenaries from Alaghôn. The after naming Thunn as his heir to the throne. King Thunn's reign inhabitants of Westgate rise up in open rebellion, and King Thunn is marked by incessant civil strife as Westgate's populace fiercely is drowned in the small river that drains into Westgate's harbor resists the usurper king's efforts to impose the authority of and forever after bears his name. Gilgeam on this distant port city. [Netheril] Ioulaum is reportedly slain in a spellbattle with a cabal -7 / Year of Open Eyes of alhoon (illithiliches). -6 / Year of Scarlet Scourges 5 / Year of the Clutched Emerald During Tethyrian King Nishal II's birthday celebrations, Ithalyr The syl-pasha establishesgates between various sites in Calimport falls under seige by pirates and the outlawed Clan Fyrson. More and his new imperial capital rising at Shoonach. than two-thirds of the pirate fleet is sunk, but Ithalyr burns and most of the nobility is slain. Syl-Pasha Shoon of Calimshan 6 / Year of Firestars secretly arranged the coup, but his attempts to link the murders Chapter 6 of "Cormyr: A Novel" to the rising mercantile power of the Rundeen fails. Ondeth Obarskyr and his family settle in the forest of Cormyr. End of the Ithal Dynasty in Tethyr and beginning of the Shoon Dynasty (the Shoon Traitorum). 7 / Year of the Vampires' Sun -5 / Year of Feuds 8 / Year of Spellspheres Amahl I (-60 to -2), Calishite brother of the late Queen Arhymeria 9 / Year of the Falling Wall Ithal, becomes King of Tethyr. He establishes a new court and 10 / Year of Dreams palace within the walls of Fort Karlag, which is soon given its original name of Zazesspur. [Netheril] The Netheril region is renamed Anauroch after the greatest of its' two survivor states. -4 / Year of Pacts (circa) The city of Suzail is founded. -3 / Year of Ruins 11 / Year of the Mellifluent Sphinx King Amahl I of Tethyr dies from poisoning at a banquet. 12 / Year of Wistful Looks Amahl II (-37 to 15), nephew of Amahl I, King of Tethyr. Amahl II immediately sets about scourging the Ithal lands, as Clan Ithal is Rise of the Triton Protectorate of Vuuvax beneath the waters of dangerous to the new regime for its' once-close blood ties to the the Inner Sea. fallen Ithal Dynasty. 13 / Year of the Sweet Songs -2 / Year of Gruesome Streams 14 / Year of the Unknown Beloved After 18 months of war, Ithmong is sacked and burnt by Shoon 15 / Year of Glittering Glory forces. Nearly all of Clan Ithal is killed as traitors. Amahl III (-14 to 50), son of Amahl II, becomes Emperor of the King Amahl II of Tethyr swears fealty to Syl-Pasha Shoon of Shoon Empire. Calimshan at Greengrass upon his victory, marking the true start Page 42 de 123 The syl-pasha of Calimshan moves his court and much of the 36 / Year of Consuming Ice empire's power to Shoonach. As Calimport remains the primary 37 / Year of Dark Venom port for his empire even though it is no longer the capital, Syl- Pasha Akkabar Shoon establishes a tightly controlled puppet King Ashtukzu II of Westgate is slain by assassins, although their dynasty on the Caleph's Throne. employer is never discovered. The royal line of succession is thrown into dispute as the stepson and illegitimate half- brother 16 / Year of Distant Thunder of Ashtukzu II battle for the crown of Westgate. After three Chapter 8 of "Cormyr: A Novel" months of civil war, both men are slain on the very same night, mere hours after the arrival of a trade envoy from Unther, Great 17 / Year of Crashing Glee Lord Hurnmul. Fearing that Hurnmul seeks once again to impose 18 / Year of the Lasting Wonders Gilgeam's will on the city, Westgate's senior nobles blame Gilgeam's agents for the king's assassination and for fomenting 19 / Year of the Blessed Beast the chaos that ensued. After a week of battles in the streets 20 / Year of the Fallen Fury between the trade envoy's "bodyguards" and the nobles' private militias, Great Lord Hurnmul and his troops are driven from the The human Calendar of Harptos adopts the elven holiday city. Within the hour, the late king's seneschal, Kergaard ofCinnaelos 'Cor ("The Day of Corellon's Peace") and renames it Twinblade is crowned as king of Westgate. King Kergaard is Shieldmeet, celebrating it every four years since. universally acknowledged as a weak king, wholly beholden to the Iljak grows into a major trade city. Few villages remain outside a nobility. His reign marks the beginning of a period of decline for 50-mile radius of the expanding city. Westgate as royal authority slowly unravels. 21 / Year of Lamenting [Old Empires] The Drakelight, an 800ft-high lighthouse, begins construction on Watcher's Cape. 22 / Year of the Empty Fist 38 / Year of Verdant Pain 23 / Year of Falling Arrows 39 / Year of Proud Flame [Old Empires] Battle of Orcdrift: Several elite Untheri legions ambush the two main orc clans high in the Akanapeak mountains; 40 / Year of the Gaunt Wolf after the slaughter ends, the Untheris regain control of the high 41 / Year of the Branded Lady passes, re-opening them to merchant traffic for the first time in over sixty years. 42 / Year of the Charging Calvalry Sanctus is soon rebuilt and becomes a trade-stop and waystation 43 / Year of Frostbrands for merchants once again. 44 / Year of the Vow Manifest 24 / Year of the Evasive Hare The Night of Ringing Shields celebrates the creation of the 25 / Year of Many Runes threeDemonbane Shields by Anachtyr's clergy in the Alimir mountains. Church of Deneir founded. 45 / Year of the Torpid Arms 26 / Year of Opening Doors 46 / Year of the Hidden Fortress Chapter 10 of "Cormyr: A Novel" 47 / Year of the Crystal Orb The human realm of Cormyr is founded by Obarskyr family; the Elder Kings begin their reign. 1 CR (Cormyrean Reckoning). 48 / Year of the Bloodied Pikes Faerlthann (? to 55), 1st King of Cormyr. 49 / Year of the Deadly Joust 27 / Year of Shadowed Blades 50 / Year of the Barbed Wind The syl-pasha of Calimshan dies under mysterious circumstances Almost no growing season, many ice storms, and great loss of while enchanting magical items in his chambers deep beneath the life. Imperial Mount of Shoonach. King Amahl III succeeds his great- Qysar Amahl Shoon III dies and is succeeded by Qysar Shoon I. great-grandfather as ruler of Calimshan and Tethyr. After establishing another puppet regime on Tethyr's throne, Amahl III (circa) The Vilhon Reach grows. By this time, Hlondeth crowns himself Qysar ("emperor") Amahl Shoon III of the Shoon establishes itself as both a port city and a major landmark along Imperium. the Tunway. The cities of Mussum, Samra, and Arrabar spring up along the southeastern shores of the Vilhon. Daroush, Torl, and Rahman (4 to 63), son-in-law of Emperor Amahl III, becomes Asple are established on the northwestern shore. King of Tethyr. (circa) [Old Empires] Cimbaran merchants begin warring Start of the Sixth Age of Calimshan, also known as the Age of amongst themselves for control of the lucrative Vilhon Reach Shoon. markets. The Philochos and the Ardalos families wipe each other 28 / Year of the Barren Fields out before the Unthlord sends in the garrison to quell the fighting. 29 / Year of the Carved Cliffs 51 / Year of the Red Pearls 30 / Year of the Crushed Monument 52 / Year of the Thundering Horde 31 / Year of the Garrulous Gargoyle The first permanent farms are established in the Waterdeep area by locally settling tribes. 32 / Year of Errant Arrows 53 / Year of the Desert Kingdoms 33 / Year of Slowing Sands Sundryl Aeravansel leaves the city of Cormanthor and never 34 / Year of Purloined Power returns. The reason for this is some grudge that Sundryl held with The Melairkyn clan of Undermountain is decimated by a drow the Coronal and Sundryl's attachment to the eastern woods. onslaught; dwarven rulership ends with death of King Melair IV 54 / Year of the Forlorn Prince (buried in the Lost Level). 55 / Year of the Caustic Blood 35 / Year of Scaled Lightning Page 43 de 123 56 / Year of the Laughing Nightmare Moander the Darkbringer hurls his forces and the "creeping evil" against the elven city of Tsornyl, blighting much of the 57 / Year of Lamplit Nights surrounding woods. The magic of Moander twists all life, both 58 / Year of the Dazzling Dolphins follower and victim alike, into corrupt monsters, including deepspawn and shambling mounds. While the evil could not be 59 / Year of the Tangled Threads destroyed, High Magic severed the creeping evil from Moander 60 / Year of the Pirate's Lost Eye and imprisoned the corruption at Tsornyl (soon to be called the Darkwatch). This weakened the Darkbringer's presence in Toril, 61 / Year of the Branded Mage though it cost the lives of thirty-two elves, including two High Qysar Shoon I decrees the establishment of the Wizard's Mages, to sever and bind the power. Consortiums of all the cities of his realm, to which attendance is [Old Empires] Sivalalur, backed only by the legions of Port mandatory for all wizards. Those who resist are slain, and soon Kalthen, invades the south. His army is soundly defeated at the Shoon I knows of nearly every mage within his domain, which Battle of Shining Spears, and Sivalalur is killed. allows him better control over such forces. 76 / Year of Windsong 62 / Year of the Lonely Daughters 77 / Year of the Quivering Mountains 63 / Year of the Winsome Trio [Old Empires] Intending to recover control of northern Thesk, Leodom I (35 to 97), 5th son of Rahman, King of Tethyr. Untheri legions under the command of the bloodthirsty Sarduk 64 / Year of the Boisterous Orc the Impaler sack and raze the northern city of Aldagmor. The massacre backfires on the Untheris, causing the squabbling 65 / Year of the Foaming Wave Theskan cities to unite. Feljoun, a barbarian warrior from the 66 / Year of the Spellbound Heir east, is proclaimed King by the legions of the united cities. 67 / Year of the Redolent Innkeeper (circa) By this time, the dwarves are exterminated from all but three levels of Undermountain. 68 / Year of the Echoing Chasm 78 / Year of the Closing Darkness Saeval Ammath is born into House Ammath, and numerous portents indicate he will become the Archmage of the House later [Old Empires] Manipulated by priests of Gilgeam, King Doladane in life. II of Thesk declares Feljoun and his officers outlaws, and masses for war with the north. Drow raiding Mount Melairbode establish the prison adjoining the Lost Level of Undermountain. 79 / Year of the Whispering Woods 69 / Year of the Lit Pathway 80 / Year of the Mordant Blight 70 / Year of the Mournful Dance [Old Empires] With a ragtag army of Theskans and mercinaries, Feljoun attacks southern Thesk and occupies Milvarune itself, 71 / Year of the Entwined Sculpture capturing and killing King Doladane II. The Untheri legions retreat [Old Empires] Long decades of attacks on Thesk from the north east, to Nethentir. and east by bandits and humanoids lead King Doladane II to ask 81 / Year of the Vampiric Touch Unther for help. Untheri legions destroy many of the marauders, but garrison Milvarune and Thassalra, turning Doladane into a 82 / Year of the Preordained Youth virtual prisoner. 83 / Year of the Satyr's Adulation 72 / Year of the Climber's Rest 84 / Year of the Monotonous Speech 73 / Year of Wise Council [Old Empires] The Untheri general, Sarduk the Impaler, now 74 / Year of the Fearful Mercinary titular ruler of Untheric Thesk, defeats and beheads King Feljoun. Sarduk becomes King, paying lip service to Unther, but running [Old Empires] Sivalalur, son of King Doladane II of Thesk, Thesk like his own personal kingdom. escapes the Untheri garrison and flees to the lawless northern border. He takes control of the city of Port Kalthen (Culmaster), 85 / Year of the Orb Obsidious and proclaims himself the rightful ruler of Thesk. The cities of 86 / Year of the Eyeless Wraith Phent, Inkra, and Aldagmor refuse to recognize his claim over them, each preferring to remain independant. 87 / Year of the Hoar Frost 75 / Year of Clinging Death Braerindra dies, becoming a baelnorn to protect Castle Cormanthor. She is known henceforth as the Watchnorn of Castle Plague racks the civilized Realms (Empires of the Sands, Vilhon). Cormanthor. More than 50% of the total population of the Vilhon is killed in as little as 10 years. 88 / Year of the Flood More than half of Westgate's inhabitants fall victim to the deadly 89 / Year of the Faithful Oracle plague spread by sailors from the Vilhon Reach, including King 90 / Year of the Moor Birds Kergaard, who dies without an heir. Hygaarth Croam, an itinerant priest of Ilmater, is instrumental in organizing the city's 91 / Year of the Scabbard Peace priesthoods to combat the epidemic. By the first frost, the plague 92 / Year of the Vanished Tattoo has run its course and Westgate's surviving populace demands that the humble Hygaarth assume the mantle of kingship, thus 93 / Year of the Quiet Valley establishing the Croam dynasty. Seeing the duties of rulership as 94 / Year of the Multitudes another trial to be borne in the name of the god of suffering, Hygaarth rules ably for two decades until his death in the Year of 95 / Year of the Reluctant Hero the Mournful Harp. 96 / Year of the Mournful Harp Qysar Shoon I of the Shoon Imperium dies and is succeeded by 97 / Year of Flickering Nyths his third son, Qysar Shoon II. Hazam (64 to 113), 3rd son (adoptive; wife's son) of Leodom I, Alaundo the Seer arrives in Candlekeep. King of Tethyr. Page 44 de 123 98 / Year of Revealed Grimoires numbers are reduced for centuries in this area. (NOTE: The Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting mistakenly gives this date as [Old Empires] King Sarduk of Thesk dies. His top general, c.200 DR) Tanlur, acts as regent until Sarduk's son, Sarduk II reaches adulthood. He sets about reorganizing a kingdom decimated by 112 / Year of the Tusk Sarduk's tyrannical misrule, transferring much military and Cormyrean cartographers create the first recognized map of political authority from Sarduk's Untheri cronies to local Theskan Cormyr, Cormanthor, and the Dalelands. officials, and removing many of the draconian laws established by the occupiers. Height of the West Kingdoms (Asram, Anauria and Hlondath). 99 / Year of the Dragonstar 113 / Year of the Belching Boggle 100 / Year of the Greybeards Leodom II (85 to 136), 1st son of Hazam, King of Tethyr. The city of Athkatla is founded. 114 / Year of the Jagged Leaves Year 0 in Amnreckoning (little used except in official documents) 115 / Year of the Morning Glory [Old Empires] Tanlur, regent of Thesk, repulses an attack on 116 / Year of the Mortal Promise Thesk by barbarians from Ashanath. 117 / Year of the Swinging Pendulum 101 / Year of the Smiling Moon 118 / Year of the Monkey Josidiah Starym is born to the gold elven House Starym of Myth 119 / Year of the Mountain's Fire Drannor, to his gold elf father and moon elf mother. He has his father's features and golden hair, but has his mother's uncanny 120 / Year of the Remembered Pain sapphire-blue eyes, a strange combination for a noble gold elf 121 / Year of the Embroidered Button child. 122 / Year of the Mourning Armsmen 102 / Year of the Ormage 123 / Year of the Icy Axe 103 / Year of the White Hound With the death of el Aktorral this year, all governmental control of 104 / Year of the Preying Griffon Calimshan and the Imperium moves to Shoonach until the fall of [Old Empires] Tanlur moves the bulk of his forces to the eastern the Imperium. Calimport becomes merely the largest port, and its border of Thesk, to defend against rising humanoid attacks. northern quarters become more and more deserted. During the next centuries, the walls around the port wards rise higher than 105 / Year of the Tattooed Mistress ever to defend against intruders as more rogues take residence in [Old Empires] Encouraged by the weakening Untheri military the nearly empty upper city. Calimport Below also becomes larger presence in western Thesk, native resistance begins organizing in and more populous during the Imperium, as neglect sees the the cities. collapse of many buildings and the rise in montrous populations down below is a direct result of fewer garrisons in the Old City (as 106 / Year of the Adamantine Spiral upper Calimport becomes known for 300 years). Rhiiman "The Glorious" (? to 131), King of Cormyr. 124 / Year of the Biting Frost 107 / Year of the Fledglings 125 / Year of the Ironwood Qysar Shoon II dies and is succeeded by his first grandnephew, Hlondeth's population soars as a trade road - the Pikeman's Folly Qysar Shoon III. Hazamir el Aktorral, Syl-Pasha of Calimshan, is - is built between the two cities. made riqysar (regent-emperor). Aktorral moves some of the Imperial Court back to Calimport and the surroundings he trusts [Old Empires] The city of Ormath is established on the Shining rather than live in Shoonach. Plains by the kingdom of Baerthalane. [D/M] [Old Empires] Sarduk II reaches adulthood and is crowned King 126 / Year of the Cinnamon Haze of Thesk. Fearing the power and popularity of Tanlur, he has the [Old Empires] The realm of Nethen, beleaguered by attacks general declared a traitor, and when Tanlur returns from the from all sides, finally collapses. Thesk rushes in to take control of eastern frontier, has him arrested and exectued. the area, but is met by an advancing Mulhorand. Nethentir and 108/The Year of the Mortified Monk (Old Empires gives the name the surrounding area swiftly become a lawless border zone of this Year as the Year of the Flood) between the two nations. The First Great Flood of the river Alamber nearly destroys 127 / Year of the Defiant Stone Unthalass. 128 / Year of the Addled Arcanist [Old Empires] 1st Great Flood of the river Alamber nearly 129 / Year of the Mummy's Amulet destroys Unthalass. 130 / Year of the Dwarven Twins With the bulk of the military on the eastern border, and the weak king Sarduk II on the throne, Theskan loyalists rise up in the (circa) The Eshowe of Chult unleash Eshowdow the Shadow cities and take control. Sarduk II is killed, and the powerful Duke Giant. Vortigern of Phent is crowned as king. 131 / Year of the Cockatrice's Stare The Untheri legions on the eastern border, caught between The Silver Swordpoint, a mercinary company led by the warrior humanoids to the east, Thesk to the west, and cut off from Flaerivus Grevauldyn, is chartered in Athkatla. Unther, dig themselves in, briefly forming a realm centered around the city of Nethentir, called Nethen. 132 / Year of Thirteen Prides Lost 109 / Year of the False Ghost Dempster Turmish declares himself Mayor of Alaghon. He sends his mercinaries against his rivals. A brief, bloody civil war erupts 110 / Year of the Quirt in Alaghon, and Dempster emerges as undisputed leader. 111 / Year of Fallen Guards The official founding of Turmish. [Netheril] The kingdom of Anauria falls to an orc invasion, though it ensures the mutual destruction of the horde, and orc Page 45 de 123 The mages of the Circle of Flames begin to record theScrolls Battle of Elven Tears. The alliance of free cities in Chondath Ardentym this year. attacks the elves. Ariel-Than, an elven city, is burned to the ground, and more than 2,000 elves die in the war. The survivors 133 / Year of the Arduous Journey reportedly flee deeper into the wood to the city of Rucien-Xan, a [Old Empires] Faithful of Lathander announce their plans to mythical elven home. build a grand temple to the Morninglord in Sanctus, with spires to Six months after the Battle of Elven Tears, Lord Anthony Illistine rival the heights of the Untheric ziggurat itself. Unlike their is named governer of Chondath, and the city-states are finally eastern brethen, based in Mordulkin, the western branch of the united under one leader. church of Lathander agressively preaches the dominance of the Golden One, and most see the planned building of the temple as 145 / Year of the Pirates' Port the first organized challenge to Gilgeam's divine superiority. Dempster Turmish continues his campaign to conquer the Vilhon 134 / Year of the Impassable Chasm area. Hlondeth is beseiged. Alaghonian forces are unable to mount an effective seige without closing off access to the Vilhon, 135 / Year of the Halfling's Dale and after six months Dempster ends the seige. Arrabar's military forces wipe out the city of Mimph. Lady Ahskahala Durothil is born at Semberholme to Lady 136 / Year of the Stalking Beholders Uschymna and Lord Phaendar Durothil of Myth Drannor. Yusuf (109 to 136), 10th son of Leodom II, King of Tethyr. 146 / Year of the Risen Towers King Leodom III (117 to 175, original name Ali), 17th son of Lord Dempster attempts a second seige of Hlondeth, but is again Leodom II, King of Tethyr. defeated, this time by the city's high walls and a powerful barrage of magic. Shornthal Imynster becomes Magister (reigned 136-148DR). Avavae Irithyl is born, the first child of House Irithyl in centuries. 137 / Year of the King's Destiny Unfortunately, her mother dies giving birth, leaving tiny Aravae On the twelfth day of Flamerule, the army of Iljak engages the and the Coronal, her great-uncle, as the sole heirs of Irithyl. From forces of Mussum along the Sandshore. The battle rages for a birth, Aravae has a personal guard of three armathors whose sole fortnight until early Eleasius, when Samran forces sack the city of purpose is to protect the child who will be the Coronal's heir. Iljak and attack its forces on the unprotected left flank. Iljak 147 / Year of the Iron Colossus surrenders, and the twin forces of Mussum and Samra enslave the survivors. 148/The Year of Blue Ice King Dalious Croam, after two short years on the throne of Drow construct the original Crystal Labyrinth in Undermountain as Westgate, sets sail for the eastern reaches of the Sea of Fallen a training area for their young. Stars on an extended trade mission. The heirless king appoints a Shornthal Imynster falls in battle; the warrior-mage Flaerivus member of the city's nobility as Croamarkh, a title that means Grevauldyn becomes Magister (reigned 151-154DR). "Voice of Croam," to govern in his stead during his planned lengthy absence. 149 / Year of the Dwarf The Errant King, as King Dalious comes to be known, never 150 / Year of the Lost Library returns to Westgate, although the nobility maintains the fiction Lord Dempster rebuilds his army for a third attempt at Hlondeth, that Westgate's absent monarch continues to wander the Realms but dies in his sleep before it is ready. His wife, Florentine, long after he most certainly would have died of old age. For over becomes ruler and immediately calls off the attack. a century, under the aegis of the absent Croam Dynasty, Westgate is governed by a series of Croamarkhs selected from 151 / Year of the Kraken the ranks of the nobility. 152 / Year of the Severed Hand The warrior Flaerivus Grevauldyn rescues a priestess of Mystra 153 / Year of the Moving Ground from an orc raiding band. She begins to teach him the rudiments of magic. 154 / Year of the Jealous Hag 138 / Year of Sparks Flying Lady Florentine of Turmish is assassinated, setting off endless rounds of political maneuvering by various merchant houses. This 139 / Year of the Resolute Courtesans 100-year gap in leadership becomes known as the Calmwaters, By this time, the deforestation of the Chondalwood is in full and the region flourishes. swing. The city of Shamph is established along the Emerald The Magister Flaerivus Grevauldyn is killed by rival mages. Corridor, a road stretching from Shamph to Arrabar. Malanthus Stormstaern, "The Dark-Eyed Storm," becomes 140 / Year of the Executioner Magister (reigns 154-177DR). 141 / Year of the Impenetrable Mystery 155 / Year of the Mellifluous Heaps The warrior-mage Flaerivus Grevauldyn defeats Thaerdimor, the 156 / Year of the Imaginary Foe self-styled Mage-King of Daerimathlor, in spell-battle. 157 / Year of the Resounding Call 142 / Year of the Prowling Naga 158 / Year of the Imploring Widow Citadel Adbar is built by King Adbarruns of the dwarves. 159 / Year of the Lost Profit Qysar Amahl Shoon IV is killed by his brother Amahl of the Nine 160 / Year of the Smirking Knaves Whirlwinds, who sweeps him off the Royal Mount at Shoonach with agust of wind spell. 161 / Year of the Hangman's Noose 143 / Year of the Smiling Princess 162 / Year of the Great Dwarven Gate Lumberjacks in the Chondalwood are halted by a large force of 163 / Year of the Screeching Vole elves. Lord Anthony Illistine creates an alliance of the free cities Last reported use of the Ring of Winter, when a village and a of the region. Cormyrean lord's estates are destroyed in a massive ice storm 144 / Year of the Fear and Flame during high summer. Page 46 de 123 Founding of Elmwood on the southern coast of the Moonsea, as a [Old Empires] The arcanist known only as the Glandar, exiled small waystation for ship traffic to and from the River Lis. from Netheril several centuries ago, appears in Baerthalane. He immediately attempts to gain power by subtly influencing the Founding of the city of Crimmor, in Amn. nobles of the realm, and turning them against each other. [Old Empires] Founding of Altumbel by the Untheric Empire. 187 / Year of the Twisted Tree 164 / Year of the Fallen Temple Tasiiva Cormal (124 to 193), wife of Leodom IV, Widow Regent of 165 / Year of the Smoking Brazier Tethyr. Rise of the Triton Protectorate of Pumana beneath the Inner Sea. 188 / Year of Dissolute Drow 166 / Year of the Reremouse King Uthgrael Aumar (? to 216) of Athalantar marries Syndrel Hornweather (? to 216). 167 / Year of the Deep Wellspring 189 / Year of the Cowled Defender 168 / Year of Scattered Stars 190 / Year of the Apparition Halaster's Hold, the wizard's tower and fortified ramparts, is built to the north and west of the farms in the Waterdeep area. 191 / Year of the Broken Lands 169 / Year of the Weary Warrior The archmage Iniarv creates theTwinned Crown of Yarlith, companion to theTwinned Crown of Uthtower. 170 / Year of the Bloodties 192 / Year of the Magnificent Equine 171 / Year of Unkind Weapons Elthryn Aumar (192 to 224), the father of Elminster, is born to The elves of Cormanthyr complete a two-year-long seige and Uthgrael and Syndrel Aumar of Athalantar. running battle to destroy the sole surviving temple of Moander in the northern forest (at the site of modern Yulash). The elves raze 193 / Year of the Raised Brow the temple after slaying all of Moander's priests. The Coronal and Hazam II (178 to 209), 2nd son of Leodom IV, King of Tethyr. sixteen of Cormanthyr's High Mages cast the binding High Magic that banishes the Jawed God from the Realms until it is freed by a 194 / Year of Coiling Smoke nonborn child. The Shadowdale temple of Eilistraee and its good dark elves are From this time foward, Moander remains a lurking evil trapped slaughtered by a new infestation of drow from below; the temple beneath the ruins of his final temple. is restored as the Twisted Tower military garrison. [Old Empires] An enormous squall hits the Chessentan coast, Completion of the Fountain of the Qysars in Calimport. causing massive damages. The city of Vhaerol is completely 195 / Year of the Yeti destroyed. Worshippers of Umberlee claim the storm is a manifestation of their goddess, and go on an orgy of violence, 196 / Year of Yearning Elves rampaging through the port districts of several Chessentan cities. 197 / Year of the Unseeing Priest In Sanctus the seawall is washed away, and much of the city 198 / Year of the Almond Eyes suffers flooding, made worse by massive mudslides caused by torrents of water cascading down the steep hills surrounding the 199 / Year of the Cold Enchanter city. The temple of Lathander is ransacked and burned by looters, [Netheril] Hlondath instigates the Crown Against the Scepter although most citizens suspect the hand of the Precept in Wars, intent on raiding Cormanthyr for magic. The skirmishes removing a powerful rival and enemy of Lord Gilgeam. happen once every three years or so, and are more annoying 172 / Year of the Great Debate than damaging, but they bleed away forces that could fight the drow of the Twisted Tower. 173 / Year of Screaming Sharn 200 / Year of Leaping Flames 174 / Year of the Windswept Plains The Rogue Fires engulf all of northern and western Calimport as 175 / Year of the Black Boats opposing underworld factions fight for control of the city. Leodom IV (149 to 187, original name Kasim), 4th nephew of [Old Empires] Riven by internal conflicts, the kingdom of Leodom III, King of Tethyr. Baerthalane disintegrates into civil war. 176 / Year of the Wyrmclaws (circa) [Old Empires] With a rise in banditry and monster 177 / Year of the Troublesome Vixen incursions in the Glondarym, Soorenar stagnates from lack of trade. Over the next four decades, the city shrinks to little more The Magister Malanthus Stormstaern is killed by a "falling star." than a small village. His oldest friend and onetime apprentice Dorgon "Stonecloak" Heamiiolothtar becomes Magister (reigns 177-241DR). (circa) Anauria noted as being destroyed by goblins. 178 / Year of the Jealous Spouse 201 / Year of the Student 179 / Year of the Engraved Locket [Old Empires] The southeastern remnants of the realm of Baerthalane are seized by the Glandar, who forges a new realm, 180 / Year of Leaning Pillars High Glandara, with its seat in the city of Tulhaspyr (present-day: 181 / Year of the Sinking Islands eastern Vilhon Reach). 182 / Year of the Quenched Stirges 202 / Year of the Fanged Gauntlet 183 / Year of the Murmuring Dead Tribes of "barbarians" from the south invade southern Unther and Mulhorand. 184 / Year of the Leucrotta [Old Empires] Tribes of "barbarians" from the south invade 185 / Year of the Golden Elephant southern Unther and Mulhorand. At the battle of Bareluuk, the 186 / Year of Vestigal Wings elite Shining Mace Legions are wiped out to a man, the worst Untheric military defeat since the Orcgate war. [D/M] Moriann (? to 198), King of Cormyr. 203 / Year of Scattered Sands Page 47 de 123 204 / Year of the Avarice Birth of the great mage Mentor Wintercloak. 205 / Year of the Greengrass 220 / Year of the Sword Violets [Old Empires] Mulhorand & Unther chase the defeated Coronal Eltargrim opens the forest of Cormanthor to N'Tel'Quess, barbarians back to their base settlement and exterminate them. A primarily druids, great wizards, and demi-human craftsmen who dying shaman prophesies that their empires shall soon crumble. can add to the glory of Cormanthyr. 206 / Year of the Regal Doppleganger 221 / Year of the Melting Manscorpion 207 / Year of the Majestic Mace 222 / Year of the Ghosthunt Fall of the dwarven realm of Ironstar. The near-final remnants of 223 / Year of Dark Dreams the clan are slaughtered on the Stone Bridge. The rest flee south Emyr (208 to 229), 8th son of Hazam II, King of Tethyr. and join with the Fallen Kingdom (Kingdom of Man). The city of Trademeet is established as the caravan mustering 208 / Year of Riven Realms point for Tethyr and Amn. 209 / Year of the Dying Eye Ilhundyl, the Mad Mage, is exiled from the Calishite city of Tebalan Pahuk (158 to 211), Court Vizier and Tethyrian loyalist, Volothamp for his monstrous experiments and his inability to Regent of Tethyr. control creatures he summoned from the Abyss. 210 / Year of the Steelfall 224 / Year of the Flaming Forests Elthryn Aumar marries Amrythale Goldsheaf, a forester's In the winter of this year, many forest fires rage across the daughter. Northlands. 211 / Year of Spoiled Splendors Battle of Bloodrivers: At the site of present-day Yartar, the orc- chieftan Gluthtor emerges victorious and spends the year uniting Four tribes of barbarians fleeing the legions of Unther and the orcs under his command. Mulhorand settle in Dambrath and become known as the Arkaiun. Elthryn and Amrythale Aumar killed by the archmage Undarl. Moshafi Telerus (172 to 217), Court Vizier and Shoon loyalist, TheLion Sword is broken. Regent of Tethyr. Several Tethyrian garrisons in the Tejarn Hills are destroyed by Drow assaults force Bandaerl Dumatheir of Clan Melairkyn to seal Ilhundyl the Mad Mage. the dwarves within the Deep Temple of the Lost Level of Undermountain. 225 / Year of Shattered Skulls 212 / Year of the Awakening Magic Gluthtor's great orc horde is turned back by the elves of the Sword Coast lands, at the cost of much of their strength, in the Elminster, son of Prince Elthryn and Amythrale Goldsheaf of battles of Five Falcons (east of the Stone Bridge), and Hungry Athalantar, is born in Heldon. Arrows (southeast of present-day Everlund). The rise of archery The port of Murann is created in Amn. among orcs is said to date from these slaughters, wherein the surviving orcs saw a few thousand elven archers slay hundreds of 213 / Year of the Waking Wraith thousands of goblinkin. 214 / Year of Lost Voices 226 / Year of the Empty Turret [Old Empires] Phaeryn Orynglaur, a Battlelord of the sundered Despite the lack of major wars, disease and widespread realm of Baerthalane, comes to power in the city of Ormath. He lawlessness take many fighting-men to their graves all over seizes the surrounding territories, and founds the kingdom of Faerûn this year. Andlath (present-day: Shining Plains). [Old Empires] Widespread lawlessness. Bandits from what At this time the realm of Baerthalane, last of the great Turami would soon become Akanax rally under the banner of Gorgidas kingdoms, is little more than a memory, its territory divided the Iron Viper and attack Cimbar, looting the treasury and setting between the fledgling realms of Andlath and Glandara in the half the city afire. north and south, and the warring baronies around Shalane Lake. King Vortigern III is killed by bandits while on a hunting 215 / Year of the Shadowsnare expedition. His nephew, Antheoral Lioshand, takes the throne of 216 / Year of the Battle Horns Thesk and immediately orders a military buildup. The known Northlands erupt in battle as many orc bands vie for Beginning of the Lioshand Dynasty in Thesk. supremacy; countless thousands of goblinkin perish. 227 / Year of the Raised Banner King Uthgrael of Athalantar dies; his sons, the "Warring Princes," The dwarves of the Alaoreaum fight an epic battle with the red begin open battle for the throne. dragon Stormcrossing. The dwarves win, but the humans are 217 / Year of the Giant Skulls alerted to their presence in the mountains of Turmish. Matamid Korrunhel (180 to 251), Court Vizier and Shoon Loyalist, Three small realms are founded this year. They are the halfling Regent of Tethyr. realm of Meiritin in what is now eastern Amn; the human realm of Shavinar north of present-day Baldur's Gate; and Tathtar at the Cauln Aumar (191 to 217) of Athalantar is slain by a Calishite western end of the Vilhon Reach. All have since vanished. wizard in the employ of his brother Elthaun. [Old Empires] Aided by his cousin-in-law King Phaeryn of 218 / Year of the Dancing Lights neighboring Andlath, the noble Lord Tath ends two decades of Belaur Aumar (189 to 240), 1st son of Uthgrael, crowned King of fighting between the Shalane city-states by crushing his greatest Athalantar. He organizes the Magelords. rival, the barony of Golconda. Will o' Wisps are seen in profusion all over Faerûn this year; some Establishment of the realm of Tathtar in the western end of the sages believe this marks an invasion of the strange beings, Vilhon around Lake Shalane. perhaps through agate from another plane. 228 / Year of the Loremasters 219 / Year of Old Danger Page 48 de 123 Several sages publish important histories of human magical Ilhundyl the Mad Mage conquers Meiritin's largest settlement and achievements in the summer of this year. declares himself ruler of the Calishar Emirates. Mild unrest farther south near Shoonach delays a military response from the Shoon At this time, Elminster is an outlaw in the Horn Hills, on the Empire. borders of Athalantar. Emperor Shoon IV unleashes the Death Parade (a horde of [Old Empires] An Untheri army attacks the bandit-haven of skeletons and zombies) on rebels in Ithmong. Hectate's Redoubt and burns it to the ground. Gorgidas Iron- Viper is killed, and his forces scattered. To prevent the bandits 232 / Year of the Leaping Centaur from reclaiming the area yet again, Unther founds a garrison- In Andlath, centaur herds break free of human slavery, shattering town atop the ruins of the Redoubt, naming it Akanax, after that realm into small, besieged territories and outposts. King Akanur, a favored Templar of Gilgeam's. Dalagar spends much of the year in his saddle, fighting 40 battles 229 / Year of the Black Flame or more, but the road-building goes on. King Emyr of Tethyr dies without issue; end of the Cormal [Old Empires] The elves of the Yuirwood strike against the Dynasty and beginning of the Korrunhel Dynasty. Theskan logging operations; over 2,500 men are slaughtered in less than a single day. King Antheoral orders the army into the Matamid Korrunhel (180 to 251), Former Vizier and Regent, King woods, but they are unable to find the elves, who snipe at the of Tethyr. soldiers from the cover of the woods. After sustaining heavy During this year, Elminster, using the name Eladar the Dark, is casualties, Antheoral orders an end to operations in the wood. active as a thief in Hastarl, capital of Athalantar. In Andlath, centaur herds break free of human slavery, shattering Plague hits the cities of Keltar, Volothamp, and Manshaka. Named that realm into small, besieged territories and outposts. King the Ashes Plague for the skin tone of those infected. Dalagar spends much of the year in his saddle, fighting 40 battles or more, but the road- building goes on. [Old Empires] A cabal of wizards calling themselves "The Black Flame" forms in Unther and destroys several armies sent by local 233 / Year of Much Ale rulers to slay them. Over the 20 summers that follow, they A rich barley harvest this year makes beer plentiful and good in develop many important magics, but dwindle in numbers, the lands around the Inner Sea. destroyed by rivals, or lost in travels to other planes. They leave behind many powerful spells that later form much of the arsenal As a member of the Brave Blades adventuring band, "Elmara" of the Red Wizards of Thay. (Elminster) is busy exploring old ruins, dungeons, and subterranean olds in the lands north and west of Athalantar. Under the expansionistic King Antheoral, Thesk begins construction on the Golden Way, linking Thesk with reclusive The Brave Blades plunder the Floating Tower of the archwizard Rashemen. The waystops of Phsalt, Tammer, and Twostars begin Ondil of the Many Spells. to grow into towns. 234 / Year of Bloodflowers 230 / Year of the Wailing Dryads A red-leafed flower, called the Bloodflower for its hue and Trees are felled all over the over-crowded, human-held lands of prevalence on the open plains that often become battlefields, Faerûn this year, and many roads begun, cutting into the heart of seems to grow everywhere this year - until an alchemist in once-impassible woodlands. Calimshan discovers a magical use for its petals. In the decade that follows, the bloodflower is harvested so thoroughly that it Dalagar "Longwalker" becomes king of Andlath (a vanished realm disappears from Faerûn. that flourished on what is now the Shining Plains), and begins construction of a trade road linking the Sword Coast lands with 235 / Year of the Drawn Knives the Vilhon Reach. Intrigue, wars of succession, and assassinations are all rife across The Tathtar Wars: The fledgling country of Tathtar on the Faerûn; it is a time of defiance, violence, and short tempers. Deepwash invades eastern Tethyr, possibly in alliance with Elmara (Elminster) is studying and adventuring with the sorceress Tethyran rebels in Ithmong. Beginning of nearly ten years of Myrjala Dark-Eyes. warfare between the realms. [Old Empires] Theskan forces under the command of King [Old Empires] To gain materials for use on the building of the Antheoral defeat the united barbarian clans of Ashanath at the Golden Way, Theskan forces begin wholesale logging and cutting Battle of Ashane, bringing the area under the control of Thesk. of the Yuirwood. 236 / Year of the Plague Clouds King Phaeryn of Andlath is assassinated bysummoned monsters; most suspect the hand of the Scepter of Glandara, but his Elmara (Elminster) continues to study and adventure with Myrjala, involvement is never proved. traveling widely in Faerûn. Dalagar "Longwalker" becomes king of Andlath, and begins [Old Empires] A mage in Mulhorand devises a spell that creates construction of a trade road linking the Sword Coast lands with clouds of poisonous gas that last for several days. The wizard is the Vilhon Reach. slain by fearful neighbors and rival wizards, but not before someone steals at least one of the spells involved. The Tathtar Wars: The fledgling realm of Tathtar in the Vilhon begins to expand into eastern Tethyr. Beginning of nearly ten 237 / Year of the Disappearing Dragons years of warfare between the realms. Elmara's magic grows to outstrip Myrjala's; they decide to part 231 / Year of the Mist Dragon and Elminster reveals his true gender to his teacher. Boldovor "The Mad" (? to 242), King of Cormyr. [Old Empires] Ansryn Tehvyae, a crazed hermit-mage who dwells in Tsharoon (a land since swallowed by the Quoya Desert) A gigantic mist dragon of this rare species appears in the lands develops a spell that teleports unwitting and unwilling dragon around the Inner Sea, challenging and slaying any dragon it can from place to place, from afar. There is much tumult in the find. By winter, it has amassed a huge treasure, and the first of eastern Realms, until Tehvaye is identified and killed by the several hundred fruitless adventurer-forays sets forth from furious surviving dragons. The fate of his spell is unknown. Calimport in search of what bards come to call the Shining Hoard of the Great Dragon (for some 60 years the mist dragon slays 238 / Year of Many Mushrooms adventurers. After that, no trace of it or its hoard can be found). Page 49 de 123 Damp, cloudy weather and widespread rotting diseases promote 244 / Year of the Elfsands wild growth of mushrooms all across northern Faerûn. Evereska's existence is uncovered by N'Tel'Quess for the first Elminster goes mage-hunting across Faerûn, trying to defeat evil time, though the secret is kept for centuries by the human tribes mages and gain their powers. of the Greycloak Hills. Myrjala and Elminster destroy Ilhundyl the Mad Mage of the Brymmyn Thorl becomes Magister (reigned 244-246DR). Calishar. They reveal their love for each other, and decide to 245 / Year of the Dun Dragon dwell and work together. Chapter 12 of "Cormyr: A Novel" [Old Empires] The Black Flame of Unther attacks the Glandar, Scepter of Glandara. Although the Lord of the Undying slays many 246 / Year of the Sepulchre of his foes, in the end he is overwhelmed and utterly destroyed. The Magister Brymmyn Thorl is killed in spellbattle with Corthas His grimoire is seized by the surviving mages of the Flame. Mulheer. Corthas briefly becomes Magister before being killed in Dalagar "Longwalker," King of Andlath, completes his road linking turn by the crazed mage Galeerie Mulurkrath. Galeerie becomes Athkatla to Ormath. Magister (reigns 246-249DR). 239 / Year of the Wandering Leucrotta [Old Empires] Soorenar begins to grow again as the three merchant families of Shularin, Theras, and Ithios rise to A sudden increase in the numbers of leucrotta drives many of prominence. these nasty creatures to roam across the North, each seeking its own territory. Much fear, rumors (of various rulers being 247 / Year of the Moaning Maiden disguised leucrotta and suchlike), and bloodshed results. 248 / Year of Tumbletowns Elminster and Myrjala work together, building their powers for a 249 / Year of the Crystal Casket planned assault on Athalantar. The Magister Galeerie Mulurkrath is hit over the head with a [Old Empires] King Dalagar of Andlath is killed by a poisoned shovel and killed. Talana Brakuularn of Shoonach, founder of the centaur arrow at the Battle of Kings Tears; theNameless Blade first MageFairs, is awarded the office of Magister (reigns 249- vanishes in the battle. 256DR). 240 / Year of the Chosen 250 / Year of the Storm Crown Elminster achieves his destiny and shatters the rule of the (circa) Halaster Blackcloak makes Undermountain his domain. magelords, slaying King Beluar and the malaugrym Undarl. El then crowns the outlaw Helm Stoneblade king of Athalantar. 251 / Year of Strange Seedlings Myrjala reveals herself as the goddess Mystra; Elminster becomes Xandar (224 to 260), 3rd son of Matamid, King of Tethyr. one of Mystra's Chosen, and is sent to Cormanthor. 252 / Year of the Bloody Spider [Old Empires] Peace treaties signed between Tathar and Tethyr end nearly ten years of war between the two realms. 253 / Year of Somber Smiles Seeking land and the rumored magic horde of the Glandar, Lord "Guenhwyvar" (Realms of Magic) Vaerynn Illistine of Chondath orders his armies against the realm The panther Guenhwyvar is transformed into a uniquefigurine of of Glandara. The Chondathans sack the capital of Tulhaspyr and wondrous power by Andres Beltgarden, a human settler of recover much loot, but they encounter stiff resistance from Cormanthyr. The figurine is granted to the young bladesinger members of the Black Flame still active in Glandara. Josidiah Starym. Beginning of the end of Glandara, as the once-powerful realm is 254 / Year of the Ghost Horse slowly picked apart by Chondath, Andlath, and various petty barons and warlords. 255 / Year of the Magethunder 241 / Year of the Hippogriff's Folly 256 / Year of the Thousand Snows The Lord-Speaker Ildilyntra Starym of the Starym Clan attacks the The Magister Talana Brakuularn is killed at the second ever Coronal Eltargrim. This act causes the fall in power of the Starym MageFair. After a dozen or so mages attending the Fair were Clan in Myth Drannor. Ildilyntra dies when she transforms herself killed by rivals, the mage Eirl Rauthantannar, the "Whisperer in into ablood dragon to attack the Coronal. Shadows," becomes Magister (reigns 256-276DR). In late autumn, the former and sole-surviving Prince of 257 / Year of the Speaking Mountain Athalantar, Elminster Aumar, enters the city of Cormanthor both Mt. Ugruth, a volcano near the city of Hlondeth, erupts, to serve Mystra's will and return thekiira (lore-gem) of House blackening the skies for months. Alastrarra. He becomes both the first human to walk the city, and the first ever human Armathor. Under the cover of the eruption, Chondath invades and conquers Hlondeth, toppling the ruling Gestin family. The Magister Dorgon "Stonecloak" dies in spellbattle with the mage Sirdan Aulauger of Shussel. Nelorth "Firefists" The eruption of Mount Ugruth indirectly leads to the fall of the Broamshoulder becomes Magister (reigns 241-242DR). Croam dynasty in Westgate and the end of the rule of the Croamarkhs. The volcano blackens the skies above Hlondeth with 242 / Year of the Hunting Horn ash for months, leading the various churches of the city-state to The Srinshee, once a baelnorn, is reborn as an elfmaid. This is conclude that the gods are displeased. The fall of House Gestin in rumored to have been done at the behest of the human goddess nearby Chondath leads to the abrogation of a treaty between the Mystra. city-state of Hlondeth and the pirates of the Inner Sea that grants the latter group safe harbor. Before the arrival of winter, a vast The Magister Nelorth "Firefists" dies in spellbattle with his third fleet of pirates descends on Westgate, determined to seize it as challenger for the office. The arrogant mage Weldrarn Orblin their new home and replace their base in Hlondeth. becomes Magister (reigns early 242DR). The arrival of the pirates in Westgate leads in short order to the Weldrarn dies in spellbattle with Tsanbrin Auleroevler, after a death of the reigning Croamarkh and much of the city's nobility. tower falls on him. Tsanbrin becomes Magister (reigns 242- Thus began the reign of the Pirate Kings in Westgate, a period in 244DR). which no less than 77 pirate lords rule the city in rapid 243 / Year of the Sad Orm succession. Some of the pirate lords reign no more than a few Page 50 de 123 hours, and the longest-serving pirate king lasts only a little more Battle of Fallen Trees. The Chondathian logging towns of than five years. During this period, Westgate's role as a trading Timindar and Orbech are destroyed by elves attacking from within hub declines precipitously, and much of the city falls into the Chondalwood. disrepair. The Crushed Helm Massacre. Chondath forces are led into a trap 258 / Year of the War Wyvern inside the Chondalwood. Of 10,000 men, only about 200 survive and escape the elves and wood giants. 259 / Year of the Magedirge [Planes] The Year of Bane's Shadow - Bane grows in power - 260 / Year of Sunless Stones possibly the year that Bane, Myrkul and Bhaal slew Borem Chondath establishes the frontier towns of Timindar and Orbech. Bane, Bhaal and Myrkul slay Borem The Grand Druid of the Gulthmere issues several warning to Chondath regarding the continued cutting of the Chondalwood, 267 to 700 but is ignored. (circa) [Planes] Jergal cedes a substantial portion of his A gold and silver rush in the Deepwing Mountains begins. Lachom portfolio to Bane, Bhaal and Myrkul who ascend to godhood is founded, and is swiftly controlled by Chondath. 268 / Year of Cruel Storms Vajra (244 to 310), sole heir of Xandar, Queen of Tethyr. (married 269 / Year of the Wild Roses Karazir Tiiraklar). 270 / Year of the Unheeded Warning 261 / Year of Soaring Stars Chondathan troops begin massing at the southern border of Laying of the Mythal at Myth Drannor. Myth Drannor created for Turmish. The squabbling Turmish merchant houses unite behind all races. Cormanthor changes its name to Myth Drannor (The the rule of Alesam Mischwin. The two forces reach a stalemate, City of Might, Bards, Song, Beauty, Crowns, Love). Establishment and Chondath retreats. of Myth Drannor Mythal. Crown against Scepter wars (Myth Drannor vs. Netheril) will soon begin. 271 / Year of the Port Stormed Lady Symrustar Auglamyr is re-born as a Chosen of Mystra, the 272 / Year of the Weeping Kingdom first of the elves to have this honor. 273 / Year of the Delighted Dwarves Elven and human mages devise spells needed to sail the skies in The first migration of dwarves arrives at Myth Drannor in three this year, and new skyships are seen in Faerûn - the first such small clans from Ammarindar and Citadel Felbarr. craft outside of Halruua since the fall of Netheril. 274 / Year of the Vested Vigil 262 / Year of Pages Perilous 275 / Year of the Wrath Sword While numerous members of many elven clans quit Myth Drannor rather than share it with the N'Tel'Quess, only minor families and Halaster discovers the Lost Level of Undermountain. the five major Houses of Bharaclaiev, Hyshaanth, Rhaevaern, 276 / Year of the Burnished Blade Starym, and Tellynnan abandon the city for other purely elven settlements in Cormanthyr and elsewhere (though a limited The forges of the dwarven clans Snowsbattle and Honedaxe number of each clan remain in the city). Only the Starym were a produce three great gifts in gratitude for their new homes in Myth senior clan, and in respect of that, their lands were left to be Drannor; theBeljuriled Belt of Battle for the Coronal; theShield of vacant for 300 years; if not claimed by the clan again, the manors Briars for the Arms-Major, and theHeralds' Horn for the Spell- and holdings would return to the Coronal. Major of the Akh'Faer (which would become better known later by its primary wielder's name asThe Harking Horn of Ishildé). 263 / Year of the Worn Pages The Magister Eirl Rauthantannar, nearing the end of his days, 264 / Year of the Vanishing Cat transforms himself into Greentree Haven, an enchanted grove in 265 / Year of the Masterful Plan the wilderlands of the Sword Coast North. The blustering mage Ergrith "Kingslayer" Klavulgrun becomes Magister (reigns 276- [Old Empires] The Wandering Trees of the Yuirwood wipe out 278DR). the logging town of Chalaeya overnight, after the humans there unwittingly threaten a revered Elder of the woods, a treant long 277 / Year of Broken Flame (NOTE: Cormanthyr: Empire of Elves since gone to slumber. Untheric soldiers sent from Delthuntle to gives the name of this Year as the Year of the Whispering) investigate are met with a withering hail of arrows from the Discovery of a gold deposit in the Aphrunn Mountains of Turmish wood's edge. creates the city of Aelor almost overnight. 266 / Year of the Black Buck The green elf warrior Tenyajn Haell is made a general in the Starting in early spring, a number of murders in the eastern Cormanthyran army, taking charge of the training of its ranks. quarter of Myth Drannor turn many immigrants against each 278 / Year of the Fallen Banner other. The eight victims (all humans) died of various poisons (to which all elves are immune). By the year's end, armathors The population of the Vilhon soars; many mercinaries are hired apprehend a bigoted servant elf of House Ammath, who this year. confesses to the crimes. (Secretly, the servant spied for House The Magister Ergrith "Kingslayer" is killed in spellbattle by the Symbeam, political enemies of the Ammath, and this gambit paid sorceress Adriyana "Leaf in the Wind" Voudsarr. Ardiyana off well in social and political damage to their rivals, though the becomes Magister (reigns 278-292DR). Coronal never found the family guilty of any wrongdoing). 279 / Year of Smiling Nyth [Old Empires] The Yuirwar: Due to continuing skirmishes between foresters and the elves of the Yuirwood, Unther sends in 280 / Year of the Secreted Phylactery an army to tame the woods. The Yuir city of Oth Chaladar is 281 / Year of the Weeping Flail razed but the elves exact a terrible revenge, slaughtering the invaders to a man and sacking the towns of Delthuntle and 282 / Year of the Watchful Hermit Laothkund. The Yuir then withdraw into the forest, thereafter The Aelor gold mines run dry. shunning large cities in favor of small clan groupings. 283 / Year of the Skillful Tailor 267 / Year of Bane's Shadow 284 / Year of Fallen Flagons Page 51 de 123 A great halfling migration hundreds strong arrives at Myth A bardic college called the Academia Vilhonus is founded, and Drannor from Meiritin and Tethyr via the first opengates set up to starts the Turmish custom of painting dots on the foreheads of bring folk to the city. learned men. The city of Aelor is reduced to a ghost-town. The theocracy of Minsorran, the "Lands of Balance," consecrates its lands in what is now eastern Amn. 285 / Year of Wasted Pride (circa) Ilgostrogue Sstar leaves Citadel Adbar with 35,000 [Old Empires] The slave-nation of Nimpeth arises out of the dwarves, of which 12,000 survive to found the settlement of ruins of Glandara and becomes the first Vilhon city-state to Ironmaster. withstand the armies of Chondath. [D/M] (circa) The arching stone bridge in Loudwater is built by the 286 / Year of the Jolly Mongrels dwarf Iirikos Stoneshoulder for the elves of Earlann. As most social clubs in Myth Drannor are privately owned and (circa) [Old Empires] Gilgeam's Templars turn the North Coast often held exclusive memberships, the halflings of the city into a dumping grounds for all of the empire's "undesirables," surprise all by opening taverns to everyone, the first and most including thieves, murderers, disposessed Turami natives, and storied of which is the Treant's Treat, located in a warren beneath "traitors of the state." The ports of Delthuntle and Laothkund gain a great, petrified tree. Within a decade, even elven taverns, inns, new life as the first destinations for such men. and halls are lessening their strictures on patrons (though some places still discriminate by trade, wealth, or other prejudices). By (circa) Asram and Hlondath recorded as having been destroyed 307 DR, only a few elite sites in the Kerradunath district restrict by the desert exact date unknown. themselves to established elven club members. 301 / Year of the Argent Cape 287 / Year of the Warped Narthex 302 / Year of the Deep Bay 288 / Year of the Xorn's Dreaming The Magister Malkith Undree is killed by an exploding scepter. 289 / Year of the Waking Dreams Oldo Tappard, a crafter of animated toys and golems, recieves the office of Magister (reigned 302-316DR). 290 / Year of Full Cribs 303 / Year of the Crimson Tiara This year marks the greatest number of births in Cormanthyr's history. While only half were elven babies, there are more full- 304 / Year of the Questing Raven blooded elves born in this lone year than in the previous decade. 305 / Year of the Barrows The Coronal deems this a sign of the realm's health and the righteousness of his quest for unity among all the races. 306 / Year of the Fanged Horde Death of Arkhenthus the Mage-Devourer, an ancient white wyrm, [Netheril] The Karsus Overwash is renamed Winding Water. by the swords of six flying elves and humans. This marks the first 307 / Year of Sundered Sails Cormanthyran dragonhunt involving N'Tel'Quess. The Seven, Halaster's apprentices, abandon Halaster's Hold and 291 / Year of the Vintner's Dagger enter the dark ways of Undermountain. The tower and surface 292 / Year of Frostfires holdings fall into decay and ruin. All settlers avoid this walled "cursed" enclosure. Gnomes walk the sylvan glades of Myth Drannor for the first time since escaped gnome slaves passed through Cormanthor in After decades of debate, the elves allow N'Tel'Quess to join the Netheril's time. Akh'Velahrn after training in the Cormanthyran methods of battle. More than 400 humans and 100 dwarves eagerly join up. The Magister Adriyana, sickened by the magical devestation of her beloved woodlands, pleads with Mystra to be removed from 308 / Year of Promise office. She is transformed into the magical artifactAdriyana's [Netheril] The Crown Against the Scepter Wars end as Garter. Cormanthyr makes it clear the Hlondathans are to cease or be 293 / Year of Hounds destroyed by the elves. Until this year, little loss of life occured during the war, though the Hlondathans were sorely outmatched Tathtar is overrun by an orc horde led by the chieftain Thaurgarl in weapons and skills. "Greatmaw" and falls. Only Lower Tathtar survives the collapse. 309 / Year of the Cascade Nasana Melnuthquel, princess of Procalith (a now-vanished city in the Tashalar), becomes Magister (reigns 293-297DR). 310 / Year of the Amber Hulk 294 / Year of the Yak Men End of the Korrunhel Dynasty of Tethyr; beginning of the Tiiraklar Dynasty. 295 / Year of the Wrathful Revenant Karaj (267 to 315), son of Vajra, King of Tethyr. 296 / Year of the Two Riders (circa) Chondath organizes the practice of each Vilhon realm 297 / Year of the Wailing Mothers sending troops every four years to Southsands, to engage in a The Magister Nasana Melnuthquel dies of heartstop. Her corpse is mock war. set afire by Sabral Faryre, a minor courtier, who proclaims himself 311 / Year of the Lupine Embrace Magister. Sabral then kills the King of Procalith and declares himself ruler. 312 / Year of the Aurum Bramble 298 / Year of the Scarred Wagon 313 / Year of Regretful Births Sabral Fayre, Magister and King of Procalith, is found dead on his 314 / Year of the Stammering Apprentice throne, a huge harpoon driven through his torso. The Halruuan 315 / Year of the Carnivorose expatriate Malkith "The Smiling Cat" Undree becomes Magister (reigns 298-302DR). Karaj II (290 to 345), son of Karaj I, King of Tethyr. 299 / Year of the Vassan Knot 316 / Year of the Vibrant Land 300 / Year of the Late Sun Page 52 de 123 The Magister Oldo Tappard dies of a wasting disease. The The cities of Ormath and Lheshayl meet on the Field of Tears sorceress Iolaeden "Firedragon" Stonehallow becomes Magister over a land dispute. The two sides battle for more than a week (reigns 316-318DR). before the Tenpaw wemic tribe drives both sides from the field. 317 / Year of the Riven Shield Halaster Blackcloak discovers the Crystal Labyrinth of Undermountain, and begins to change it to his own ends. Thargreve "The Lesser" (? to 334), King of Cormyr. After being trapped inside an elvenkiira by the mage Ansel 318 / Year of the Hero's Lament Burwyth, the Magister Onsilur Maerdrathom goes insane and The Magister Iolaeden "Flamedragon" is killed in spellbattle by the loses the office of the Magister. Gelthin Hornreach becomes mage Loaradden Derviir. Loaradden becomes Magister (reigns Magister (reigns 326-337DR). 319-321DR). 327 / Year of the Sullen Grimalken 319 / Year of the Unforgotten Fire 328 / Year of the Ermine Cloak Fire engulfs all Calishite cities and towns, as Qysar Shoon VII sets 329 / Year of the Closed Scroll the sewers aflame to root out criminal elements. [Netheril] Hlondath's grain fields are consumed by the Start of the Eighth Serôs War under the Inner Sea. expansion of Anauroch, and the city-state is abandoned, its folk 320 / Year of the Bright Plumage migrating east beyond the Moonsea or south into the Dales and beyond. Once Hlondath itself is overrun by the desert, Anauroch The cities of Nleeth and Amah are founded as training centers for ceases its spread, much to the relief of those in Cormanthyr. warriors competing in the Vilhon games. Hlondath's people flee east to the Moonsea or south to the Dales 321 / Year of the Blessed Sleep and beyond. The realm of Valashar is added into the Shoon Empire. Ruled by 330 / Year of Roused Giants the mad king Ashar Tornamn, Valashar spends the next fifteen Arun Maerdrym is born, the first half-elf among the senior noble years expanding northwards towards the High Moor. This houses of Myth Drannor; to the surprise of many elves, he is expansion brings it into conflict with King Azoun I of Cormyr, who accepted by the patriarch and allowed to retain his name and crushes Valashar's armies in 336DR. position in the family and clan. Valashar begins a series of border skirmishes with the halfling 331 / Year of the Cold Clashes realm of Meiritin. Elminster leaves Myth Drannor for the first time in seventy years It becomes general knowledge in Cormanthyr that the Vale of at Mystra's insistence. Lost Voices is protected by baelnorn. Treasure seekers stop visiting the tombs there as often. The orcs of Vastar launch an unexpected attack on eastern Cormanthyr late in this year, and occupy some of the lands east End of the Eighth Serôs War. This war destroys the ixitxachitl of the Old Elven Court for the next few years. The orcs spend the kingdom of Paolan Reef off Impiltur's southern and Thesk's next years both solidifying their forces here and exploring the western shores. The reef continues to exist as a geographic point, ruins of the ancient elven temple- city. but is no longer a political border. Kelvhan Olortynnal is born in Cormanthyr. Fallen from Mystra's grace, the Magister Loaradden Derviir is swiftly killed by the mage Onsilur Maerdrathom of Shiertalar. 332 / Year of the Crashing Steeple Onsilur becomes Magister (reigns 321-326DR). 333 / Year of the Drawstring 322 / Year of Seven Scales 334 / Year of the Humbled Fiend [Old Empires] The lands around Delthuntle and Laothkund are 335 / Year of Seven Stones claimed by the exiled Theskan brothers Marchantar and Tethchantar, who divide the territory between them. Ashar's March: Lord Ashar Tornamn, acting without orders from the Shoonite Emperor or the king of Tethyr, moves his armies Marchantar recieves Ulbrastar's Hold as his share, and quickly north, reaching the High Moor by late summer. He claims the brings order to the rabble and outcasts of the town, while Sword Coast from the Moor to Shoonach for the Shoon Empire. encouraging trade ties with the ports of Mordulkin and Messemprar to the south. He also restores the original name of King Azoun I of Cormyr finds trade routes to the west blocked by Laothkund, and managed to appease Unther by sending regular Shoonite troops demanding tariffs for "passing through the tariffs of gold. empire's lands." Azoun orders the creation of the swordIlbratha, "Mistress of Battles." The lands around Delthuntle are claimed by Tethchantar, who soon brings iron order to the exiles and raises a short wall around Aquatic elves begin to appear in a temple of Deep Sashelas in the port using his magicks. Myth Drannor and the Old Elven Court. 323 / Year of the Miscast Shadow The Darkwoods Massacre: The fourth major foray by akh'velahrn forces against the invading orcs occurs within the Darkwoods east 324 / Year of Freedom's Friends of the Old Elven Court's ruins in high summer. The battle is lost The Harpers at Twilight are formed in secret deep in Elven Court as the orcs surround over half of the allied forces and decimate woods by Dathlue Mistwinter, the Lady Steel, whose family crest them in their sleep; as the human guards were also among the (a silver harp between the horns of a crescent moon, encircled by slain, no explanation is apparent for their negligence. In all, more stars on a black field) becomes the badge of the Harpers. Among than 1,000 soldiers die that night, although only 100 of them are the early members were elf, human, and half-elf warriors, elves. rangers, druids, thieves, and mages (including Ruehar Oakstaff, Captain Fflar of Myth Drannor comes to Semberholme for the next Ioelena Audark, Lyari Pholont "the Shadesilk," and Elminster). eight years. 325 / Year of the Silken Whisper 336 / Year of the Whipped Cur [Old Empires] Semphar is decisively defeated by Mulhorand at Cormyr defeats the army of Valashar on the Fields of the Dead, the Battle of Dalasuntar, and again becomes a province of the then advances into Amn, Valashar, and Tethyr. empire. 326/The Year of Secret Slaughters Page 53 de 123 (circa) First reliable mention of the artifact known as the "Crown A group of outlaws, fleeing the justice of Mulhorand, settle in and of the Mountain," then wielded by the mage Larbrand in the found Ulgarth. Tashalar. Saeval Ammath hatches his foundling red dragon egg. Due to the 337 / Year of the Chosen's Blade many enchantments he placed on the egg, the dragon's shape is more similar to a blue dragon, though its tone is still red. Saeval The Magister Gelthin Hornreach is killed by the veteran warrior names the hatchling Garnetallisar. mage-for-hire Hortil Droone. Droone becomes Magister (reigns 337-345DR). 349 / Year of the Toad 338 / Year of the Envenomed Bolt [Old Empires] Barbarians from across the Easting Reach invade the coast of northern Thesk. They capture the city of Port 339 / Year of the Vanished Foe Kalthen, renaming it Culmaster. Human and elvish forces rout the orcs in eastern Cormanthyr. 350 Instrumental in the battles is the human warrior Velar. Velar and his human (and some elven) allies resettle the land around the (circa) Shoonish warriors battle on the Fields of the Dead. coastal forest. This area soon becomes known as Velarsdale. (circa) Citadel Adbar built by King Adbarruns of Delzoun. 340 / Year of the Uncrossed Bridge (circa) Creation of Northkeep (Moonsea). Shoonish warriors 341 / Year of the Black Wing battle on the Fields of the Dead. 342 / Year of the Cantobele Stalking 351 / Year of the Dancing Deer 343 / Year of Fraying Blinds Yrlaancel grows with an influx of refugees and becomes Ondathel, Eldath's City of Peace. 344 / Year of the Loom 352 / Year of the Dancing Piper 345 / Year of Flying Daggers The Great Fire of Alaghon. End of the Tiiraklar Dynasty of Tethyr, beginning of the Tornamn Dynasty. 353 / Year of the Gold Band Kallos (324 to 380), 3rd nephew of Karaj II, King of Tethyr and [Old Empires] Telflamm falls to the barbarian invaders. Tethyrian loyalist. 354 / Year of the Fleeting Pains The Magister Hortil Droone is killed in spellbattle with the 355 / Year of the Mourning Horns sorceress Phambra "The Laughing Doom" Chalyphar. Mystra transforms Hortil into theCrown of the Undying Flame, a royal Shoon VII slaughters the unicorn herds of Shilmista to create crown of Westgate, and Phambra becomes Magister (reigns for hisBook of Shoon. six months in 345DR). 356 / Year of the Errant Kings The Magister Phambra is killed in spellbattle with Arghorst "The 357 / Year of the Pendulum Tall" Talandor. Arghorst becomes Magister (reigns 345-404DR). 358 / Year of the Battle Talons 346 / Year of Blushing Stars Emperor Shoon VII fights the blue dragon, Iryklathagra Seven senior and junior akh-velarhn officers (five gold, two moon "Sharpfangs," on the plains of Valashar. The dragon flees but elven) are exiled from Myth Drannor and Cormanthyr after their Shoon VII loses hisStaff of Shoon to the dragon. court-martials reveal that they subjected their non-elven soldiers to barbarous treatment while under their commands, whether in Demron completes the first threeBaneblades of Demron, and they training or under patrol conditions. The blame for the Darkwoods are presented to their wielders amid great cerimony. Massacre falls on their shoulders, due to biased troop placements, Saeval's dragon Garnet becomes known to the folk of Myth failures to maintain communications or deliver orders among Drannor, as he takes to flying with the wizard astride his back. encamped forces, and a willing sacrifice of non-elven troops in Despite much uproar, Garnet proves himself trustworthy and favor of elven ones. humble before the Coronal and others. Saeval's enchantments Penitent over his failure to detect bigotry among his troops give this unique dragon a lawful good nature. The Coronal grants (especially his second-in-command), major Pirphal Faerondaryl his trust by providing a means for the dragon and his master to offers his resignation to the Coronal, which is refused, as live within the mythal, despite its normal defenses against Eltargrim bids him to solve the problem rather than avoid it. Major chromatic dragons. Pirphal commissions the first threebaneblades as weapons for his 359 / Year of the Awakened Witch new lieutenants (one each: halfling, dwarf, and human); the blades are dwarven forged, the hilts elven-crafted, and finally 360 / Year of the Dusty Shelf enchanted by the human mage Demron. (circa) The House of Stone is built by Turgo Ironfist. Saeval Ammath returns from an excursion into the western 361 / Year of the Fearless King mountains, and immediately sequesters himself in a House Ammath tower holding outside the mythal. While many find this 362 / Year of the Greedy Altruist curious, none suspect that he has found and claimed a dragon's 363 / Year of the Opal Key egg. 364 / Year of the Selfless Knave 347 / Year of the Sage's Fervor 365 / Year of the Swift Sword [Old Empires] King Antimios Lioshand of Thesk dies heirless. His seneshal, the corrupt and effete Rhenyth Akalantar takes control, [Old Empires] The Hill-Clans and orc tribes of the Akanapeaks aided by a cabal of powerful nobles. End of the Lioshand Dynasty hold a Bloodmeet. With the wedding of Siulana Omberos to and beginning of a decline in the kingdom. Overchieftan Draulgurth an alliance is formed between the two sides. A horde of hillsmen and goblinoids soon sweeps into 348 / Year of the Dagger western Chessenta, raiding and looting. Northkeep, the first human settlement in the Moonsea North, is Sanctus is beseiged by the Bloodhorde. The Shieldwall is founded. breached, and fighting rages in the streets before Untheric Page 54 de 123 reinforcements arrive from the Wizard's Reach and drive the hill- 385 / Year of the Lady's Gaze warriors back beyond the wall. Birth of Duar "Longyears" Obarskyr of Cormyr. Although the allied forces are eventually defeated and driven back 386 / Year of Dawn Moons into the deep regions of the Akanapeaks, trade and travel in the region is disrupted for some time. The hub of Chessenta's Priam (369 to 450), son of Nishan, King of Tethyr. A Tethyrian mercantile trade soon shifts from Sanctus to the more defensible loyalist who secretly aided King Silvyr's return. His sole regional capital at Cimbar. granddaughter later married Strohm I 366 / Year of Molten Anvils Arun Maerdrym, called the Half-Elven among Myth Drannan nobles, joins the Harpers at Twilight. 367 / Year of Shying Eyes 387 / Year of the River Candles Founding of Phlan. [Old Empires] An earthquake centered on the Plateau of 368 / Year of the Bitter Smile Ashabine in eastern Mulhorand destroys the city of Nherin, 369 / Year of the Maiden's Fancy burying it beneath the earth. 370 / Year of Sleeping Daggers 388 / Year of the Simoom [Old Empires] Lord Tethchantar of Delthuntle is assassinated by The city-state of Al-Anwahr is founded in the heart of what is now a treacherous lieutenant. Gilgeam's templars again seize control known as the Haunted Lands of Zakhara, by emigrants. of the port, in order to tax the goods moving through it. [Old Empires] Rashemen defeats the invading barbarian raiders 371 / Year of Emerald Eyes at Ashanelaros. The invaders fall back to their conquered territories, squabbling amongst themselves and looting the [Old Empires] The cities of northern Thesk are overrun by captured cities, allowing Thesk time to fortify the remains of its' barbarian invaders out of Telflamm and Culmaster. The Theskan northern defenses. legions are soundly defeated at the Battle of Phent, causing full- scale panic and revolts in Milvarune and southern Thesk. 389 / Year of the Wooded Altar 372 / Year of the Elder Crown Prince Azoun I of Cormyr battles and kills Dima, the Djinni- Lord of the Chondalwood on a trade mission to the Vilhon Reach. 373 / Year of the Pacifist The swordIlbratha, "Mistress of Battles" is lost in a shipwreck off 374 / Year of the Thoughful Man the coast of Cormyr. The House of Silvanus is established on the isle of Ilighon. 390 / Year of the Half Moon 375 / Year of the Woeful Resurrection Myth Lharast established as a "purer" temple city, with worship 376 / Year of the Leaping Hare dedicated solely to Selune rather than the orthodox theocracy of Minsorran. Chapter 14 of "Cormyr: A Novel" First Selunite worship in Waterdeep. 377 / Year of the Ghoul The Srinshee goes into deep mourning for a decade, as her first 378 / Year of Autumn Drums paramour (and apprentice) in centuries dies in a hunting mishap. 379 / Year of Seven Stars Hereafter, the young-appearing Srinsheee never appears clad in any color brighter than midnight blue, black being predominant. A septet of notable mages of Cormanthyr form an alliance and While she and others suspect that one of the noble Houses had a build the first school of wizardry open to all the races of Myth hand in poisoning the bear and driving it into a killing frenzy, no Drannor whose teachers were not exclusively elves. This group proof ever surfaced and the matter was dropped. soon becomes known outside the city as the Seven Wizards of Myth Drannor. 391 / Year of the Azure Cockatrice [Old Empires] The Akanan general Zalothryn Strongsword 392 / Year of the Firstborn begins a campaign to subdue the rebellious province of Maerthryn [Old Empires] King Rhenyth of Thesk is overthrown by his (the Far Akanul, present-day: Thessavrae). generals. They elect Helm Shattershield as ruler. Helm 380 / Year of the Guarded Stance immediately sets about regaining the lost northern provinces. Nishan (345 to 383), 2nd son of Karaj II, King of Tethyr and The city of Saden is founded in the Far Akanul as an advance Tethyr loyalist. staging camp for Untheri forces fighting the rebels of the Maerthryn (present-day: Thessavrae). (circa) Chondathan traders help establish the cities of Chondathan and Chancelgaunt (present-day: Saerloon and 393 / Year of the Dying Bard Selgaunt). 394 / Year of the Herald's Tale 381 / Year of the Broken Chalice 395 / Year of the Narrow Escape 382 / Year of Steel Roses [Old Empires] The Theskan legions under Helm Shattershield 383 / Year of the Quelzarn regain the towns along the Golden Way and drive the barbarians back to the coast. The Theskans are unable to decisively defeat Herakul (353 to 386), brother of Nishan, King of Tethyr and the barbarians, and continual battles and skirmishes take place traitor/kinslayer. for the next 20 years. Tales first spread throughout Westgate of a sea serpent haunting 396 / Year of the Purring Tiger the harbor and sewers. The quelzarn, as the eel-like beast is known, becomes a nigh-legendary denizen of Westgate's 397 / Year of the Swallowing Mists underworld and the favorite subject of bard's tales. 398 / Year of the Warning Ghost (NOTE: Cormanthyr: Empire of 384 / Year of Dreaming Dragons Elves gives the name of this Year as the Year of the Nightsun) Silverymoon Ford is built as a rope-and-wood bridge over the The Night Dragon's Attack: Five black and two green dragons shallows at the bend in the River Rauvin. assault the mythal directly over Myth Drannor, testing its defenses against them. Lieutenant Itham, as commander of the Page 55 de 123 dragonriders, brings their full compliment of six good dragons and 414 / Year of Omen Stars 100 hippogrifs against them. While all the evil dragons were On Higharvestide in Myth Drannor, Arielimnda, a human ranger, destroyed, they also killed one bronze dragon, half the hippogriffs fellow Harper, and wife of Arun Maerdrym, delivers a human son. and their riders, and four dragonriders, including Itham. The Since he is human, the boy is not allowed to bear the Maerdrym banebladeMorvian and the command of the Wing and Horn fall to name. Arun follows an ancient elven custom and does not name lady Ahskahala Durothil. the boy, allowing him the freedom to earn a name (and perhaps a [Old Empires] With the defeat of the self-styled "Axe-Lord" place in the clan) later. The boy becomes simply known as Thaejalun and his rebels, the Akanan general Zalothryn "Arun's Son." His green elf friends call him "Bhin," meaning Strongsword finally quells the Far Akanul for Unther. He begins "young human" in elvish. intermarrying his men with the natives, and encouraging settlers Ecaeris Aunglor is born. from the nearby Vilhon. 415 / Year of the Fiend's Kiss 399 / Year of the Frayed Rope [Old Empires] Thomadaur finally defeats the northern 400 / Year of the Blue Shield barbarians at Culmaster, re-unifying Thesk for the first time in Northkeep is sunk beneath the waves of the Dragon Sea over 75 years. (modern: The Moonsea) by a horde of over 40,000 humanoids 416 / Year of the Striped Moon and dragons. The city of Phlan is leveled. 417 / Year of the Brilliant Plan Chondath aides the cities of Chondathian (Saerloon) and Chauncelgaunt (Selgaunt) against orc and goblin hordes. After 418 / Year of the Eagle's Flight the hordes are driven off, Chondath keeps soldiers in the two [Planes] Aaracockra colonize Faerûn from Maztica cities. 419 / Year of the Hale Blacksmith (circa) The city of Escalaunt is founded by Unther. 420 / Year of the Last Breath [Old Empires] A conclave of mages, fleeing the destruction of Northkeep, arrive in southern Impiltur. They settle in the ruins of 421 / Year of the Peerless Foe the elven port-city of Songhold (present-day: Songhal). 422 / Year of the Murderous Mire (circa) [Old Empires] The city of Escalaunt is founded by 423 / Year ofthe Velvet Night Unther. As the inhabitants of Delthuntle have strong anti-Unther sentiments, and threats to local government and lawkeepers 424 / Year of the Ambitious Sycophant continue to boil just under the surface, Gilgeam decides to move 425 / Year of the Argent Shafts the administrative operations of the North Coast to a more defendable location further down the coast, in the newly-founded 426 / Year of the Black Dawn port of Escalant. Arun's human son joins students of the Seven Wizards of Myth Drannor as a pupil of Mentor Wintercloak. At age 12, he remains 401 to 952- The Archmages: Birth of unnamed, though he has a number of nicknames some elves give Khelben to the Rise of Ahghairon him: Biit ("garbage," used by commoner elves) or Zenar ("Less than half," as a nobles' double insult against himself and his half- 401 / Year of the Serous Fist breed father). His few green elf friends can him Bhin, a word for 402 / Year of the Banished Bard "young human." 403 / Year of the Black Dagger The shadow dragon Aurgloroasa is born to Shhuusshuru in the Far Hills. Silverymoon Ford becomes a permanent stone bridge with carvings of unicorns along its length. 427 / Year of Violet Fungi 404 / Year of Withered Flowers 428 / Year of the One's Tears Last recorded expedition to seek atime gate. 429 / Year of the Cat's Eye The Magister Arghorst "The Tall" is killed in duel with Anaslas King Duar of Cormyr defeats an orcish army near the King's "Doomwing" Raldimmar, one of his pupils. Anaslas becomes Forest. Magister (reigns 404-407DR). Mulsantir Illistine, a Chondathan mercenary lord distantly related 405 / Year of the Blinding Locusts to the royal family of Chondath, overthrows the last of the Pirate Kings of Westgate. Mulsantir's expedition is backed by a 406 / Year of the Catoblepas consortium of merchants in the city of Chauncelgaunt (later 407 / Year of the Ebony Cudgel Selgaunt) seeking to improve prospects for trade with lands to the south and west. The Magister Anaslas "Doomwing" is killed by the sorceress Eleedra Nathchant. Eleedra becomes Magister (reigns 407- Mulsantir besieges the city during the winter months, and wizards 409DR). in his employ freeze Westgate's harbor solid with ice. When spring arrives and harbor finally unfreezes, the pirates, greatly 408 / Year of the Goblin King reduced in number, flee the centuries-old port, and Mulsantir 409 / Year of High Eyes claims the throne of Westgate. As king, the newly crowned monarch restores Westgate's role as the preeminent port of the The Magister Eleedra Nathchant is killed by the mage-for-hire western Inner Sea. He does not accede to the commands of the Eldrus Wands. Wands becomes Magister (reigns 409-516DR). merchants of Chauncelgaunt, but he does grant them very 410 / Year of the Sun Crystal favorable trading terms. 411 / Year of the Wavering Shadow One unintended consequence of Mulsantir's successful siege is that the surviving pirates need a new port to call home. Within a [Old Empires] Helm Shattershield dies; his son Thomadaur matter of months, King Duar of Cormyr loses the city of Suzail to becomes King of Thesk. Magrath the Minotaur, the most prominent of the surviving pirate 412 / Year of the Burning Blazes lords. 413 / Year of the Beholder's Grin 430 / Year of the Floating Rock Page 56 de 123 431 / Year of the Hearth The Great Fires of Shoonach rage as the imperial family is killed. 432 / Year of the Sea Princess Tornamm Dynasty ends; beginning of the Strohm dynasty (end of the Shoon Traitorum). Chapter 16 of "Cormyr: A Novel" Strohm I (275 to 662), 1st elf son of Silvyr, King of Tethyr. [Old Empires] Through the use of their Art, the mages of Songhal conquer the nearby city-states and human tribes, uniting (circa) Many corrupt wizards and officials from the Shoon Empire them into one realm. They name themselves the "Council of the flee to the Inner Sea lands, settling everywhere. Many of their Mighty," and title their realm Guldethym (present-day: southern ships are sunk by vengeful folk, resulting in hoards of treasure Impiltur) after Guldeth Tanthalar, head of the Council. sinking into the Inner Sea. 433 / Year of the Rebellious Youth (circa) Shoon Empire collapses in what is now Calimshan. 434 / Year of the Stallion Triumphant [Old Empires] King Thomadel dies of an incurable wasting disease. His son Helm II is crowned king of Thesk. 435 / Year of Willing Sacrifice 451 / Year of Unleashed Fears 436 / Year of Steelscreaming 452 / Year of the Rolling Heads 437 / Year of Silver Holly Myntharan the Magus, one of the many courtiers fleeing the By this time, all the rivers and lakes in Anauroch have dried up, collapse of the Shoon Empire for the Inner Sea region, arrives in leaving an ever-expanding desert. Westgate, at the time ruled by King Mulsantir Illistine II. Before [Old Empires] Thomadan, eldest son of Thomadaur, King of year's end, the Magus King is firmly ensconced on Westgate's Thesk (to 439). throne, and his unfortunate predecessor's skull is affixed to the end of the Maguscepter. In the decades that follow, King 438 / Year of the Bitter Root Myntharan assembles the largest army ever seen along the 439 / Year of the Child's Tear Dragon Coast in his bid to form the realm of Mynth with Westgate as its capitol. At its greatest extent, Mynth encompassed the [Old Empires] Thomadir, second son of Thomadaur, King of Dragon Coast from Starmantle to Teziir, skirting the northern Thesk (to 444). edge of the Gulthmere Forest and the Lake of the Long Arm. 440 / Year of the Festering Heart 453 / Year of the Lady's Palace 441 / Year of the Haggling Merchant 454 / Year of the Glorious Windfall 442 / Year of the Relic's Vigil 455 / Year of the Dryad's Dowry Ithlom Dhaunart pens the book "To Serve Fair Fortune," a [Old Empires] King Helm II of Thesk decisively defeats the Nars narrative of his adventures. It is sold as popular entertainment in at Kront, bringing an end to the semi-constant attacks on the Vilhon Reach area henceforth. northern Thesk for the next several centuries. 443 / Year of the Thousand Enemies 456 / Year of the Swift Heart 444 / Year of the Infamous Wizard 457 / Year of the Unfurled Flag [Old Empires] Thomadel, third son of Thomadaur, King of Thesk 458 / Year of the Beast's Redemption (to 450). 459 / Year of the Blooded Dagger 445 / Year of the Beardless Dwarf Settlements at Silverymoon Ford, the bridge over the river 446 / Year of the Unblinking Eye Rauvin, grow into Silver Village as a logging camp is built around 447 / Year of the Awakening Treant the inn and bridge. The Moonsilver Inn is built at the northern end of Silverymoon 460 / Year of the Scorching Suns Ford. The wyrm Hoondarrh, the Red Rage of Mintarn, is born in the 448 / Year of the Haughty Fiend eastern Sword Coast North. 449 / Year of Killing Ice The Western Emirate of Amin becomes the country of Amn under King Esmel Torlath (also known as Serrus the Great), an ex- Silvyr, rightful heir to the throne of Tethyr, raises an army and Shoonite general and native of the area. Amn now exists as three marches on Ithmong, capturing it. He takes the crown offered by major city-states west of Lake Esmel. the abdicating King Priam, and restores the rightful monarchy of Tethyr. Major droughts bake southern Faerûn and cause many forest and brush fires along the Sword Coast. The son of Arun finishes his tutelage under Mentor Wintercloak and leaves Myth Drannor to learn of the world and teach it of the Demron of Myth Drannor is commissioned for anotherBaneblade, ways and magics of the City of Song. Secretly, he also plans on though this one is for the Spell-Major to replace the lost proving his worth to his father's clan and becoming one of the ary'faern'kerym elfblade lost a decade ago by Zaos Durothil in first Harpers outside of Cormanthyr and the eastern lands. He battle with the red wyrm Edallisufanzar. takes the only name he has been balled of which he is proud: 461 / Year of the Lissome Apprentice Arun's Son. He vows to claim his place among the Maerdrym once he has earned a true name. 462 / Year of the Empty Helm [Old Empires] The Nars attack Ashanath; they are defeated by Within two centuries of the Opening of Myth Drannor, objecting Thomadel at Ashdown. nobles and crowded conditions force the Coronal to end both the building of new homes and settlements within the city limits and 450 / Year of the Corrie Fist curb the N'Tel'Quess migration and allay the fears of his capital's King Silvyr of Tethyr invades Shoonach. After a tenday of Elder Houses. skirmishing and destruction, a reluctant truce is called. King Silvyr Demron completes Faervian, the fourthBaneblade and the only and Emperor Amahl VII meet in single combat in an area, where one for the Akh'Faer. King Silvyr is slain by the Emperor's foul treachery. Amahl VII is killed by Silvyr's son, Strohm. 463 / Year of the Burning Sands Page 57 de 123 464 / Year of True Names [Old Empires] Delthuntle and Laothkund break free of Unther. Thesk, eager to gain a foothold in the Wizard's Reach, aids the While wandering across Anauroch, Arun's Son saves a trio of rebel cities. [D/M] Evereskan elves from a phaerimm ambush nearly at the cost of his own life. Retrieved from death by Mystra, he becomes her The Unthlord of the North Coast, a templar of Gilgeam named Chosen, "As he whom magic, duty, and honor defines." As the Drensiruus "Iron-Staff," believing that the rebel councils would Nameless Chosen, he becomes the first human ever to stay tear themselves apart from within in time, opts to negotiate among Evereska's glades. rather than send in troops. This descision gives the rogue cities plenty of time to fortify their positions and settle their internal 465 / Year of the Dawn Blades problems. 466 / Year of the Burnt Spear 483 / Year of the Soaring Galleon Deadly disease brought to Great Glacier by Treasure Hunters from 484 / Year of the Lawless Hunt Sossal. Hundreds of Angulutians and caribou succumb to the sickness. 485 / Year of the Arcane Image 467 / Year of Four Winds 486 / Year of the Bleeding Altar 468 / Year of the Bared Sword 487 / Year of Hidden Relics 469 / Year of the Dusty Library 488 / Year of the Empty Hall 470 / Year of the Merciful Shadow 489 / Year of the Foaming Tankard 471 / Year of the Sundered Tower 490 / Year of the Crone's Council 472 / Year of Full Cellars 491 / Year of Faltering Fires A bountiful harvest year across the Realms. The halflings of Myth Unnaturally heavy precipitation falls all year long. Drannor claim this year's ales were hearty enough to warrant a Cortryn is founded by Tethyrian and Calishite immigrants and a visit from their goddess Arvoreen in the warrens of Brewers' powerful noble family of Calimshan to restore the Shoon Empire's Havens! lost glory. Cortryn absorbs and consolidates the bulk of the Ulbaerag Bloodhand and his people conquer the settled tribes of former realms of Valashar and Meiritin while extending its Waterdeep. Irrigation of the farms starts and extensive building northern border up through the Troll Mountains. Eshpurta is begins around the harbor area. founded as Cortryn's northernmost ciy and fishing center. A plague wipes out the city of Mussum. More than 75% of the 492 / Year of Azure Darkness population is killed, and the plague lurks in the ruins to this day. 493 / Year of the Ecstatic Priest 473 / Year of the Crowned Knave 494 / Year of the Ghost Ship 474 / Year of the Goblin Battles 495 / Year of the Listening Ear 475 / Year of the Maiden's Tears 496 / Year of the Ravaging Dragon 476 / Year of the Raging Hunter 497 / Year of the Spear 477 / Year of the Owlbear 498 / Year of the Unstrung Bow [Old Empires] The kingdom of Tathtar falls in a plague. 499 / Year of the Wager 478 / Year of the Coarse Wool 500 / Year of the Flame Tounge 479 / Year of Forestsfrost Citadel Amnur is completed and garrisoned this year. Prince Imnel Torlath of Amn and his armies clear the ogre-held Josidiah Starym mounts a campaign to recover the lostSoldier's passes through the Small Teeth, reopening trade between Blade of Cormanthyr after nearly 800 years; he does this as way Murann and Crimmor. The major battle-site, once called Imnel's to prove to Coronal Eltargrim that the heir of House Starym is Scar, is now the town of Imnescar. noble enough to marry his niece and heir. The opening gambit of The realm of Teshar falls. this search sees a temporary fall of the garrisoned drow at the Twisted Tower, since that was where theSoldier's Blade was lost 480 / Year of the Winter Sphinx to Cormanthyr. Josidah and his troupe of bladesingers and akh- King Myntharan of Westgate's attempted conquest of the entire faern venture into the Underdark beneath the Tower, vowing to Dragon Coast region comes to a sudden end along the eastern return in a century with the lost treasures. shore of the Lake of the Long Arm in the Battle of the Winter 501 / Year of the Lost Bird Sphinx. The Magus King is slain and his army defeated by a disparate array of forces assembled under the command of 502 / Year of the Crawling Vine Lyonarth, a white-furred androsphinx from Nathlekh, City of Cats. 503 / Year of the Galloping Gorgon Lyonarth claims Myntharan's crown, although the Maguscepter is not recovered, and the androsphinx rules Westgate wisely for Fishermen and fur traders begin to settle within Silver Village many years thereafter. (present-day Silverymoon). [Old Empires] Lord Marchantar of Laothkund is killed in a Seven halfling scouts of the akh'velahrn destroy a large spellbattle with the unleashed Raumathari lich Dzaelvhauuth, encampment of Moander's faithful near the ruins of his temple "The Whispered One." and his entombed remains. This septet becomes heroes of Myth Drannor, their deeds celebrated for much of the winter among 481 / Year of the Eversharp Axe their kin. Two of the seven also become the first halfling [Old Empires] A mob uprising, backed by agents of Thesk to the armathors of Myth Drannor at the bidding of Coronal Eltargrim. north, seizes power in the cities of Delthuntle and Laothkund. 504 / Year of the Eclipsed Heart 482 / Year of the Blighted Vine Teth & Nethra declare independence. Unther begins long campaign against North Coast cities. Page 58 de 123 [Old Empires] The coastal towns of Teth and Nethrar, 521 / Year of the Sea's Beauty emboldened by Drensiruus' inaction against Delthuntle and 522 / Year of the Unmasked Traitor Laothkund, declared their independence from Unther as well. [M/D] The druids of the Gulthmere send a delegation to Alaghon to halt logging, and are ignored. For his failure in handling the North Coast rebellions, Drensiruus is sent to the dungeons beneath Unthalass, and replaced by a more The Magister Thardon Ilvynner is killed by the Shiertalan mage militant commander, Indar Zurelann, who swiftly gathers his Morglord Iltriune. Morglord becomes Magister (reigns 522- troops and marches on the rebel cities. 577DR). Unther begins long campaign against North Coast cities. Both 523 / Year of Trials Arcane Cimbar and Thesk covertly aid the cities with shipments of Meiritin is abandoned due to abuses and enslavement at the weapons and food. [D/M] hands of the Duke of Cortryn. 505 / Year of the Humble Knight Founding of Phalorm, one of many realms referred to as the 506 / Year of the Opaque Eye Fallen Kingdom over time. 507 / Year of the Rotting Pox Younger moon elven members of the Starym clam return from Earlann, Illefarn, and elsewhere to Myth Drannor. Their arrival 508 / Year of the Stony Terror restores House Starym as a social power in the city and the new 509 / Year of the Thunder Lizard arrivals usurp the House lordship, as its heir Josidiah Starym is absent on a quest. As a test of their renewed loyalty to the 510 / Year of the Unwavering Glare Coronal and as a stalling maneuver to prevent Josidiah's loss of 511 / Year of the Fortress Scoured status, the Coronal demands that the current lord Starym draw his family'smoonblade, long held in trust and undrawn since it 512 / Year of the Wyvernfall forging, to attest the loyalty and worthiness of the clan and its Orc Hordes rampage out of Vastar and other strongholds, lord. engulfing many lands in war. Lord Illitran Starym undergoes a Cleansing march, a three-month- Turmish is invaded by a huge horde of orcs from the Candlekairn long trek out into the deepest woods of Cormanthor intended to clan of the Orsraun Mountains; the towns of Shaus, Marikor, and purify his spirit and ready him for the responsibilities of wielding Dauntshield are destroyed. amoonblade. Unknown to all, Illitran's trek takes him to the ruins of Moander's temple in the northern forest. There, he forges a The Coronal's Court receives the first of many visitations by pact with the imprisoned god of corruption and gains the power spelljamming elves of the Imperial Elven Navy at Shadusk and to cancel the moonblade's retributive powers against undeserving Green Monachs' Glade northeast of the city. wielders and corrupt it to a sword designed to slay humans and Otaehryn Hawksong is born. half-elves. Upon his return, he easily draws the blade, "proving his and his family's loyalty to Myth Drannor." Esmeltaran is completed and established as the new capital for the kingdom of Amn during the second year of the reign of King Second confirmed sighting of the artifact known as the "Crown of Imnel, grandson of Esmel. the Mountain," in the Underdark near Chessenta. [Old Empires] Several waves of orcs from Vastar and the The Vastan city-state of Proeskampalar is re-named Procampur. hobgoblins of the Giantspires attack Guldethym in this year, [Old Empires] The Testing of the "witch" Alaertha by the rampaging through the countryside and beseiging the cities of Council of the Mighty in Guldethym in this year leads to Lyrabar and Hlammach. incantatrixes being recognized as a distinct class of spellcasters. 513 / Year of the Blood Price 524 / Year of the Arcane Cabal 514 / Year of the Elk 525 / Year of the Cracked Bell [Old Empires] Peleveran is sacked by raiding Ishaari clans; the Hachaam Selorn is born. region is largely abandoned by Unther, as the Empire's attention is focused on the North Coast. 526 / Year of the Besieged Keep 515 / Year of the Frivolous Exchange 527 / Year of the Tatters 516 / Year of the Haunting Hawk Hlondeth is invaded through its sewers and attacked by kobolds. The city falls, except for the walls of House Extaminos. The The Magister Eldrus Wands dies of natural causes in the winter kobolds are repulsed by Extaminos' serpents. snows near present-day Hill's Edge. The archmage Thardon Ilvynner accepts the office of Magister (reigns 516-522DR). Growing bored of his duties and of grasping, petty human mages, the Magister Morglord asks Mystras for release from his office. 517 / Year of the Oaken Glade She agrees, and Morglord is transformed into a sentientgate. The Mount Andrus erupts in the Orsrauns; little damage is done to mage Tsjancy Yildree accepts the office of Magister (reigns 528- Turmish, but the orcs of the mountain are further decimated. 531DR). 518 / Year of the Pendulous Tongues 528 / Year of the Burning Sky 519 / Year of the Phoenix 529 / Year of the Evening Tree Sammkol Thistlestar, one of the two halfling armathors, is found 530 / Year of the Gluttonous Otyugh dead on Gondim's Ride. While there is no wounds on him, later 531 / Year of the Lily examinations find that his heart and lungs and other internal organs are missing. A culprit is swiftly found - a visiting The Magister Tsjancy Yildree is killed in spellbattle with the mage necromancer from Cormyr - and an overzealous armathor slays Urboltar Highymhelver. Urboltar becomes Magister (reigns 531- him immediately without a trial. (The armathor is later well paid 537DR). by House Selorn for keeping their part in the magical 532 / Year of the Perceptive Judge assassination of Sammkol quiet). 533 / Year of the Shattered Manacles 520 / Year of the Quiver 534 / Year of the Spitting Viper Page 59 de 123 535 / Year of the Upright Man 563 / Year of the Sable Basilisk Milvarn founded with the settlement of Milvarune by Aubayreer 564 / Year of the Brandished Axe the Mage-King. 565 / Year of the Encrusted Pendant 536 / Year of the Laughing Lich 566 / Year of the Ghasts Hlontar, the realm of Alokkair the Wizard-King, is forged out of 567 / Year of the Martyr remnants of Teshar and the Netherese survivor states. 568 / Year of the Pernicious Hauberk 537 / Year of the Basilisk 569 / Year of Tumbled Bones The now-mad Magister Urboltar Highymhelver is killed by the mage Tyvbolt Arsurath. Tyvbolt becomes Magister (reigns 537- Fall of Hlontar and the disappearance and presumed death of 544DR). Alokkair the Wizard-King. 538 / Year of the Amethyst Axe Ecmane Truesilver becomes an apprentice of Deynriir the Silver Sorcerer. Unknown to to him at the time, Ecmane also secretly 539 / Year of the Borrowed Crown becomes an acolyte of Windsong Tower under his moonelven Tellshyll the Aged becomes the first known wizard to live in tutor. Silverymoon. 570 / Year of Bright Fangs 540 / Year of the Colorful Costume Iymrith "The Dragon of Statues" is first mentioned in an 541 / Year of the Etched Chevron adventurer's journals. 542 / Year of the Grasping Claw (circa) First mention of Olothontor, the Minstrel Wyrm, in trail- lore books of the North. 543 / Year of the Lyre 571 / Year of the Scholar 544 / Year of the Killing Rose 572 / Year of Writhing Darkness After besting a pair of red dragons and a treacherous assisstant, the Magister Tyvbolt Arsurath is killed by the mage Annath The orcish realm of Vastar falls into chaos with the death of Ologh Sunfall. Annath becomes Magister (reigns 544-576DR). the Overking at the claws of the black wyrm Iyrauroth. 545 / Year of the Pernicon Zoar Moonflower is born in Semberholme. Reinhar, a great warchief, rises to lead the Arkaiuns of Dambrath. The Runemistress, Shyressa, becomes a vampire. The Arkaiuns invade the realm of Luiren, conquering the halfling 573 / Year of the Sable Spider inhabitants. 574 / Year of the Gored Griffon 546 / Year of the Rusted Sabre Once Vastar destabilized, orcish populations began to rise in 547 / Year of the Simpering Courtier northeastern Cormanthyr. In preparation, Pirphal commissioned 548 / Year of the Eloene Bride Demron for a fifth magical blade to serve as theBaneblade for the Arms-Major of the Akh'Velahrn. In this yearDragathil is finished. 549 / Year of the Unstoppable Ogre Silver Village grows to become Silverymoon and is one of the few 550 / Year of the Zealous thriving trading posts in the North; Bynan "Two-Axes" Oakfeller 551 / Year of the Barren Chamber becomes the first mayor. Estagund is conquered by Reinhar I, warchief of the Arkaiuns of 575 / Year of the Breaching Bulette Dambrath. Keczulla, a mining town, is founded by the Keczull family during 552 / Year of the Dead the height of local gold fever. 553 / Year of the Gnashing Tooth Thennaris Trollbann discovers the secrets of the "Pyramid of Magar's Hill." 554 / Year of Waving Wheat 576 / Year of the Sunless Passage Purskul is founded as an Amnian granary clearinghouse and caravan stop. The Magister Annath Sunfall, disillusioned with the failures of his experiments, renounces Mystra and all magic. He is stripped of 555 / Year of Dances Perilous the office of Magister. The half-elven sage Alvaerele "The Silent Ondathel's High Mages recreate their city once again as Myth Chosen" Tasundrym becomes Magister (reigns 576-592DR). Ondath upon raising a mythal. King Thorodil of Impiltur orders the "Great Muster," a huge Ecmane Truesilver is born in Suzail and his parents arrive in Myth military inventory and cataloging of the realm. Drannor by the year's end. 577 / Year of the Alabaster Mounds 556 / Year of the Green Man 578 / Year of the Floating Fish 557 / Year of the Melding 579 / Year of the Cultured Rake 558 / Year of the Mithral Eagle 580 / Year of Loose Coins Amn begins external trading. Ecamane Truesilver becomes one of the first humans to learn of 559 / Year of the Scarlet Dagger theQuess'Ar'Teranthvar and gain knowledge from it. After ten months of meditation with the artifact, Ecamane leaves Windsong 560 / Year of the Unknown Truth Tower, his hair prematurely white due to the magics and wisdom 561 / Year of the Three Setting Suns he gained from the transformed Nether Scrolls. The Guild of Naturalists (the "Beast-Tamers") forms in Myth The Orc-King Grimmerfang claims the throne of Vastar after Drannor and builds its hall within two years. defeating his rivals, and ends the wars among the orcs for a time. 562 / Year of the Waking Feyr 581 / Year of the Harried Harpies Page 60 de 123 After a hunting accident, the mayor's post of Silverymoon is The Magister Ozgor "The Black Scourge" is killed in spellbattle turned over to Bynan "Son- Axe" Oakfeller, ranger and son of the with the adventurer-mage Velgorn Kataclath. Velgorn becomes first mayor. Magister (reigns 601-607DR). 582 / Year of the Deep Wound 602 / Year of the Glimmering Sea The magical bladeIlbratha appears in the hands of Tarag, a 603 / Year of Frigid Ghosts merrow chieftan who uses it to carve the two Axe Kingdoms of 604 / Year of the Immured Imp Khuur and Nmaulk. Mayor Durind of Silverymoon is found beheaded under mysterious 583 / Year of the Furled Sail circumstances. Torus, a rich cattle-and-sheep merchant with 584 / Year of the Juggernaut much local influence, buys the mayorship. 585 / Year of the Ogling Beholder 605 / Year of Many Serpents 586 / Year of the Night's Dying More than twelve mysterious deaths occur in Silverymoon or in the forests around it, including the burning of the Oakfeller estate 587 / Year of Radiant Rods and the deaths of Bynan, his wife, and four children. Mayor Bynan's younger sister, Tara, leaves Silverymoon to travel 606 / Year of the Kindly Lich the North and becomes a ranger. Tara "Two-Blades" Oakfeller returns to Silverymoon to discover 588 / Year of Dragons Dawning her family dead. She reveals the culprit is Mayor Torus, who was Ecamane Truesilver leaves Myth Drannor with comrades and killing off any financial or political rivals by sacrificing them to pupils of his own to restore proper studies of magic to the Savage dark gods. Tara kills "the Butcher Mayor" and is elected mayor North and redeem the ill deeds of the Netherese archwizards of herself. the past. 607 / Year of the Crystal Vambrace 589 / Year of the Splintered Oak Weary of the strife and destruction that accompanied his years in 590 / Year of the Turning Leaf office, the Magister Velgorn Kataclath petitions Mystra for release. She agrees, and he is transformed into the artifact known as the Arms-Major Pirphal dies with most of his patrol in the western "Haunted Flagon." forest, victims of the black dragon Mrinabnahor.Dragathil is lost to the elves for the next four centuries, as the wyrm steals it away Velomar "The Roaring Mage" Dauntcastle becomes Magister for its mountain hoard west of the Dragon Sea. (reigns 607-612DR). 591 / Year of Silver Streams 608 / Year of Failed Daggers Oakengrove Abbey, a human stronghold dedicated to Silvanus, is 609 / Year of Old Bones founded roughly 70 miles west of the Standing Stone. 610 / Year of the Spellfire Cassius Durind, a popular, level-headed farmer, becomes Mayor Dwarves conquer the lands of the Vast, overcoming Grimmerfang of Silverymoon upon the retiring of Bynan "Son-Axe." and his orcs, and they found the Realm of Glimmering Swords. 592 / Year of the Supreme Duelist 611 / Year of the Normiir Growing weary of being Magister, Alvaerle Tasundrym is made a Draxius (? to 643), King of Cormyr. Chosen by Mystra. Ozgor "The Black Scourge" Hyelvel accepts the office of Magister (reigns 592-601DR). Amlaruil Moonflower is born on Evermeet. 593 / Year of the Yellow Locus Low cobblestone defensive walls are erected along the northern trail leading to Silverymoon, replacing a section of the wooded 594 / Year of the Couched Spear palisades. 595 / Year of the Coven 612 / Year of the Jester's Smile (circa) Jander Sunstar begins travelling the Realms. The armies of Phalorm and other allied settlements of the North 596 / Year of the Flightless Eagle led by the Helmite priest Helbrace, shatter the Everhorde at the Battle of Firetears, south of Triboar, at the cost of much of their 597 / Year of the Hungry Anelace strength and the life of the elven King Lathlaeril "Leafspear". The 598 / Year of the Pauper warriors of Phalorm spend the next two years hunting down the surviving orc bands that roam the area. 599 / Year of the Scourged Fool The Magister Velomar Dauntcastle dies in a trap, stabbed through 600 / Year of Fire and Frost by over sixty sword- thrusts. The Moonshaen sorceress Irithra The red wyrm Hoondarrh kills the mage Tharilim and gains Dawntanthra accepts the office of Magister (reigns 612- 641DR). theOngild. 613 / Year of the Glaring Eye Minsorran's four cities are mysteriously abandoned after being 614 / Year of the Shattered Scepter snowbound by a freak midwinter blizzard. Hlondeth finally becomes independant of Chondath. (circa) Bunko Battlehammer leads 13,000 dwarves to mithril mines northwest of Silverymoon. Orc hordes under the command of Grunnig "the Red" unite in the Fields of the Dead into an army called the Horde of the Wastes (circa) Clan Ironshield leaves Andalbruin and founds the city of and attack the realm of Phalorm (commonly referred to as the Settlestone. Fallen Kingdom). The dwarven King Oskilar, son of Fauril, is slain (circa) At this time, little remains of the dwarven realm of whilst leading a desperate rearguard action to gain time for the Delzoun. armies of the realm and the House of Stone is besieged. The savage fighting near present-day Dragonspear Castle, known as (circa) Open sea travel becomes common in the Inner Sea with the Battle of Sodden Fields, sees Phalorm emerge victorious, the development of better ships to sail farther from the coasts. though her battle strength is sorely damaged. Phalorm's army Trade lanes established within twenty-five years. retreats north seeking to rally at Iniarv's Tower, a fortress of the 601 / Year of the Desolate Warrior allied seacoast realm of Uthtower. Page 61 de 123 Nessmara, a lamia noble skilled in the Art who dwells amidst the (circa) The Sword Heralds of Cormyr begin their activities about ruined city of Illimar in the Gulthmere Woods, recovers the this time, creating many extradimensional hideaways during the broken fragments of theMaguscepter. Once reassembled, the next century and beyond. sentient scepter twists its mistress's desires towards its own ends: 621 / Year of Nineteen Swords ruling the city of Westgate. Chief Umggok of the Granitefang tribe establishes a small but 615 / Year of the Lamia's Kiss permanent orc settlement at the foothills of the Moonwood. The armies of Phalorm are defeated once more at Iniarv's Tower 622 / Year of Soaring Shadows (abode of the long-vanished Mage Royal of Uthtower) by the Horde of the Wastes. The battle rouses Iniarv, now a lich, from Donal "The Wise Bear" steps down as mayor of Silverymoon to crypts deep beneath the fortress. Iniarv attacks both the orcs and return to his studies and the building of a public library. His the armies of Phalorm in his fury, and the fortress is reduced to suggestion of an elven comrade to replace him sees the election ruins. With cruel humour, he unleashes great magics that cause of Mayor Paulorin Felinaun, later known as the "Elf Mayor." the seas to rise up and flood the surrounding lands, bringing the 623 / Year of Nightsilver realm of Uthtower to an end and devastating the armies of both Phalorm and the Horde of the Wastes. The remaining orcs flee 624 / Year of the Journey Home into the Sword Mountains (where centuries later their 625 / Year of the Torrents descendants found the realm of Uruth Ukrypt) and the area becomes a large swamp known as the Mere of Dead Men. 626 / Year of the Eagle and Falcon The realm of Phalorm falls apart as the elves, sickened by the 627 / Year of the Bloodcrystals endless warring, abandon the alliance and take ship to Evermeet. Ecmane Truesilver and his nine apprentices arrive in Silverymoon. The dwarves of Phalorm, their numbers greatly reduced, retreat Claiming five goddesses (Eldath, Mielikki, Lurue, Mystra, and to isolated holds deep beneath the Horn Hills or travel east to Sehanine) drew them here, the mages create a school of magic Ammarindar. The humans take council with the remaining patterned on elven teachings. gnomes and halflings in the region, and clear Phalorm's borders of orc raiding parties. 628 / Year of the Kobold Hordes The Winter Sphinx of Westgate falls to prey to the charms of In Silverymoon, Mayor Artus Natek, a rich fish merchant, is Nessmara, who has assumed the guise of a gynosphinx using the elected after Paulorin "Elf Mayor" elects to travel west to powers of theMaguscepter. Within a fortnight, Westgate has its Evermeet. Ecamane and his apprentices help rout a Granitefang first queen in nearly two centuries. attack against Silverymoon; this marks the first orc attack with no casualties suffered by town natives. 616 / Year of the Ensorcelled Kings The Far Horns Forest shrinks to about its current location in The remnants of the realm of Phalorm are re-founded as modern Faerûn. Delimbiyran, the Kingdom of Man. 629 / Year of the Empty Hearth The adult shadow dragon Aurgloroasa establishes her lair within the Thunder Peaks. Chapter 18 of "Cormyr: A Novel" A visiting wizard from the north, who identifies himself only as the The Silver Lady's Library, named after Mielikki, is established Handweaver, is one of many individuals granted a public audience adjacent to Ecmane's manse; Ecmane donates his collection of with the monarchs of Westgate on Midsummer's Day at the rare tomes from Myth Drannor to the library. annual Commoner's Court. Despite numerous wards protecting 630 / Year of the Winking Jester the monarchs, the Handweaver's spells shatter Queen Nessmara's charms, revealing her true nature to all. The ensuing combat pits 631 / Year of the Lone Lark the aged androsphinx king of Westgate against the lamia noble, The Granitefang orcs attack Silverymoon from both north and resulting in both of their deaths. south sides, fighting across the bridge and actually entering the The death of the Winter Sphinx and his unmasked mate throws city, but they are repelled by the militia and the mages. Due to Westgate into chaos, disrupting trade and undermining the profits constant troubles with the orcs, Mayor Artus Natek passes the of the city's merchants accustomed to over a century of relative mantle of leadership to his army commander, Warlord Kieth. stability. Most expect the Handweaver to proclaim himself the The crumbling ruins of Uthtower and its catacombs are seized by city's next king, but the wizard, who many suspect to be an the old black wyrm Chardansearavitriol "Ebondeath." Ebondeath avatar or proxy of Azuth, demonstrates no such intentions. After uses the ruins as a base to extend his rule over the Mere of Dead several months of instability, a group of prominent merchants Men. approaches the Handweaver regarding the empty throne. The sorcerer declines their offer, suggesting his most senior 632 / Year of Burning Skies apprentice might be more suitable. Before the year's end, Farnath The Ice Queen's Winter descends on Myth Ondath starting in Ilistar has been crowned king of Westgate, and his mentor, the Eleint. The seige army of the Ice Queen is led by the lich Vrandak Handweaver, has vanished from the city. the Burnished, and the army is accompanied by magical winter 617 / Year of the Needless Slaughter storms that last out the year. 618 / Year of the Seige Tower 633 / Year of Chasms 619 / Year of Orcsfall Myth Ondath is destroyed, mythal and all, by the Ice Queen's use of the artifact known as theGatekeeper's Crystal. An orc horde pours into western Cormanthyr and the Dales, threatening to overrun Semberholme and the southern Dales. The After toiling for years, Demron completesKeryvian, the Arms- ballad "Battlestars at Tilver's Gap" tells the tale of the destruction Major's Foebane and the greatest of theBaneblades. Demron of the orcs from Thunder Peaks by the combined Dalesmen militia succumbs to exhaustion due to his work on the blade, dying two and elven armies. days after the final magics are set into the sword. In honor of his work for the city of Myth Drannor and his magecraft, House After a dozen years as mayor of Silverymoon, Tara dies from a Ammath and numerous other contributors fund a temple to fever. The town elects the popular wizard and sage Donal "the Demron's patron god Azuth, which is built on and around Wise Bear" Ethen as mayor. Demron's Tower over the next four years. Once complete, 620 / Year of the Mountain Crypt Demron's remains are the first interred in the temple's crypts. Page 62 de 123 The Storm Prophet Tothur displays theChanting Chain, a Drannor. Humans remain and fight the orcs to retain their new spellbook holy to Talos, in the Great Bazaar of the Master of homes. Gargoyles in western Shaar. 650 / Year of the Falling Tower 634 / Year of the Darkspawn Travelers frequently pass between Ascalhorn and Silverymoon, Warlord Kieth leads the fledgling army of Silverymoon and a and trade opens with the dwarves. cadre of mages to victory over the Granitefang orcs in the Battle (circa) The noted mage Rathdaen roams the Realms. of Brokenfang. This battle destroys the humanoid's settlement and halts all orc attacks on the city for more than four years. 651 / Year of the Waning Sun 635 / Year of the Soldier's Forfeit The Fourth Shalarin Passing. 636 / Year of the Luminous Tabard 652 / Year of the Viper 637 / Year of the Silver Sun Zaor Moonflower becomes one of the youngest officers of the Akh'Velahr in Cormanthyr. Silverymoon elects Ecamane Truesilver as the first High Mage to rule the city; stone walls are constructed around the city's 653 / Year of the Killing Blow perimeter. Stone walls are constructed around the city's perimeter Start of the Ninth Serôs War under the Inner Sea. and are completed by Uktar. Year 0 in the Silverymoon Calendar. 654 / Year of the Coveted Briars 638 / Year of the Menial Phrases Many druids' enclaves, both human and elven, are established 639 / Year of Ire's Immolation this year throughout both Cormanthyr and the Realms at large. 640 / Year of the Fanged Beast Battle of the Haunted Plains. After their defeat here, more than First mining and trading encampments at Zhentil Keep. 80% of all merrow in the Inner Sea flee or are driven south, behind the Sharksbane Wall. The remainder survive within the The cities of Ormath and Lheshayl come under constant attack Hmer Plateau or among the ruins on the Haunted Plains. from saber-toothed tigers until the beasts are driven off. 655 / Year of the Volanth The archmage Tallrunner Tigris, later known as Tulrun, is born. Three years of war destroys the two Axe Kingdoms along the The Sword Heralds of Cormyr create an extra-dimensional coastal waters of the Dragon Coast and Sembia. The Axe labyrinth for the amusement of the jaded young nobles of House Kingdoms of Khuur and Nmalk are the last pretenses of "civilized" Auantiver and stock it with all manner of monstrous creatures. merrow in Serôs (the Inner Sea). 641 / Year of the Necropolis 656 / Year of the Peaceful Seas The adventurer-mage Dathchaunt Sandrach becomes Magister The Circle of Flames completes theScrolls Ardentym this year. (reigns 641-657DR) after accidentally slaying Irithra. Akh'Faer scholars and strategists receive six incomplete fragments 642 / Year of the Sifting Sands of the Scrolls, but only the Circle and the Srinshee have complete copies of them. Nytholops takes the throne as Mage-King of Milvarn. End of the Ninth Serôs War. Dure to merrow invading their Sundryl Aeravansel dies. territory and adding to their enemies' populations, sahaugin send Bellodar III, crowned king of Old Impiltur (?-922DR). massive raiding parties storming over the Sharksbane Wall. All this serves as retribution for the other races invading Aleaxtis, 643 / Year of the Nesting Harpy and that continues the Ninth War for another year. The wizard Nezram "Worldwalker" leaves his tower on the shores 657 / Year of the Nine Stars of Azulduth. The Magister Dathchaunt Sandrach dies in a violent summer [Old Empires] The wizard Nezram "Worldwalker" leaves his storm while experimenting with aball lightning spell. Jhesiyra tower on the shores of Azulduth. Kestellharp, an ex-apprentice of Halaster Blackcloak, accepts the Unther lays seige to Laothkund. Beginning of the "Seige of office of Magister (reigns 658-667DR). Tears." The seige lasts thirty-four years. In truth, Laothkund 658 / Year of the Dangerous Game would have fallen within the first ten years were it not for tunnels secretly dug by Theskan forces, extending from the fishing village Rathdaen, a Cormyrean mage and Realms-wide explorer of note, of Ashkelon to the east, allowing supplies and food to be brought arrives in Myth Drannor after a decades-long absence. While in right under the encamped Untheri forces. never a native, he is close friends with many practitioners of the Art in the City of Song, and remains as a guest for years at a 644 / Year of the Gleaming Gates time. 645 / Year of the Costly Gift A gate is secretly established between the Hall of the Naturalists The wizard Maskyr gains Maskyr's Vale from the dwarven King in Myth Drannor and the Underhalls of Mount Melairbode Tuir "Stonebeard" by plucking out his right eye as the cost of (Undermountain). gaining the vale. Humans soon begin making their first permanent During this time, it becomes fashionable among the settlements in the Vast adventuresome scions of Cormyr's noble houses to run the 646 / Year of the Tormented Souls gauntlet of beasts dwelling in the Sword Herald-created Auantiver Labyrinth. 647 / Year of the Wayward Heart 659 / Year of the Hunting Ghosts (NOTE: This Year is also known 648 / Year of the Dancing Daggers as the Year of Mages' Dawning) Death of Baron Hurst Amadin in an orc attack on his High Castle More than 50 wizards from Myth Drannor and other parts of the west of Semberholme. Realms migrate to Silverymoon. 649 / Year of the Bloody Crown The archmage Tulrun arrives in Silverymoon; Ecmane Truesilver The dwarven Realm of Glimmering Swords falls to the orcs in the sends him to Myth Drannor to study magic under the tutelage of Battle of Deepfires. A number of dwarven clans flee under the the Seven Wizards. earth, while other craftsmen and noncombatants migrate to Myth Page 63 de 123 660 / Year of the Morning Horn 668 / Year of the Telling Tome Due to the death and destruction of the just-ended Ninth Serôs Wizards begin mysteriously disappearing this year from Myth War, the Laws of Battle are drafted by the merfolk, shalarin and Drannor and all of Cormanthyr. The only clue is that all the Dukars to avoid that kind of genocidal violance from ever fouling visiblegates throughout the city crackle ominously and flash blue the waters of Serôs again. lightning within their boundaries. (In truth, Halaster Blackcloak of Undermountain is abducting wizards at random and banishing 661 / Year of the Bloody Tusk them to the Underhalls.) Height of Myth Drannor. 669 / Year of the Brutal Beast The Coronal Eltargrim of Myth Drannor, at dawn on the last day Abarat the Alabaster, an elf archmage with a reputation for plane- of Midsummer festivals, passes on to Aravandor, leaving only walking, resigns as head of the Six Tyryl Towers wizards' school theAr'Cor'Kerym, hisRuler's Blade, hovering in mid-air atop the and announces plans to build a tower north of the city and Rule Tower. Aravae Irithyl, his niece and heir, proclaims a city- Cormanthor in the western reaches of the Beast Marches (soon to wide period of Mourning for the next five years. Thus ends the be called Thar). Sixth Rysar of Cormanthyr after 866 years. The Magister Nerren Prentiyuel is slain, along with his five Ogres from the Cloud Peaks and Small Teeth sack the towns of attackers, in a spellduel. The office of Magister passes to the Imnescar and Trademeet, and nearly lay seige to Esmeltarann moon elf Filverel Donnathlascen (reigns 669-694DR). until stopped by the army of General Rashturl. [Old Empires] The settlement of Maerduuth is founded by 661 to 714 Soorenar as a mining and smelting town and a garrison against (circa) [Planes] Amaunator dies of neglect the Rangemen Clans of Rauthauvyn Vale. 662 / Year of the People's Mourning 670 / Year of Many Floods Strohm II (520 to 735), 2nd ½elf grandson of Strohm I, King of Entering the Vault of Ages for the first time in years due to an Tethyr. outbreak of drow within the northwestern forests, the Spell-Major Paeris Haladar finds it empty, the greatest and oldest treasures of The mage Rathdaen dies peacefully in his sleep, to the sorrow of Cormanthyr all gone! many of Myth Drannor's inhabitants. He leaves theTome of Rathdaen to his apprentice, a foolish braggart by the name of Drow infest the northern forests, seeking to build a stronghold Narsel, who fears attacks by jealous rivals trying to steal his over the ruins of Moander's temple. The Akh'Velahr clears all the master's legacy and immediately leaves for parts west. drow out within 20 months. The heirs of the Cormyrean houses of Bleth, Crownsilver, and (circa) The monument to the dwarven hero Karlyn of House Truesilver die in the monster-filled interdimensional Auantiver Kuldelver becomes known as the Wailing Dwarf. Labyrinth. 671 / Year of the Shrouded Slayer 663 / Year of the Baleful Song Travelers become frequent between Ascalhorn and Silverymoon Pyraan the Grim and Peridar Snowbrows secede from the faculty as trade opens up with the dwarves of the North. of the Incanistaeum, reducing the "Seven Wizards" of Myth Twenty months after building an ivory tower north of Cormanthor, Drannor to five. the moon elf wizard Abarat contacts former associates for aid 664 / Year of the Falling Petals against a besieging army of monsters. Though some arrive within hours of receiving the magical message, they discover that both The Heir's Passing: Aravae Irithyl, the heir of the Coronal of Abarat and the monsters are all missing, as are any external signs Cormanthyr, and all of her personal guard are found dead under of anything amiss. Abarat was never found or heard from again, mysterious circumstances the morning after Cinnaelos'Cor. The but his unfinished tower of pure ivory, thereafter known as Srinshee and the High Court Mages insist on maintaining the Abarat's Folly, still stands as a monument of elf wizardry and as a Mourning Days and add the funeral of Aravae to the solemn times beacon to adventurers seekinggates to the planes that many while staving off a succession war among the noble Houses of claim to have seen inside. Cormanthyr. 672 / Year of the Angry Caverns 665 / Year of Ashen Tears Many dwarf settlers of Myth Drannor, most of them refugee clans Due to political pressure amid his family, Taeral Olortynaal from the fallen Realm of the Glittering Swords, leave the city and discontinues his long association with the Incanistaeum of Myth move north to the southern shores of the Dragon Sea. They Drannor. reopen the westernmost mines of Sarphil, known as the Lost 666 / Year of Stern Judgement Ways, which honeycomb a lengthy escarpment (known as the Scarp) that looms over the eastern reaches of Tailings Bay. The Claiming Chaos: The end of the Mourning Days demands an immediate decision on the succession of the Coronal. A claiming 673 / Year of the Covenant Ceremony is convened to determine the next Coronal of Myth The fledgling town of Hillsafar, named in honor of the dwarf clan Drannor and Cormanthyr. After 40 elves and the Rule Tower itself of the same name, is founded by elves, half-elves, and humans are destroyed, the Srinshee steps in, easily swinging theelfblade on the western shore of Tailings Bay to trade with the dwarves of free of its perch. As it is brandished before her, the golden light of the Scarp. Some found this settlement to both keep drow out of the blade crystallizes around her in a massive diamond-shaped the area and maintain some vigilance over Moander's Crypt. energy field that engulfs and restores the Rule Tower. Finally, Within a few decades, the town's name is corrupted and with a whirl of magic, the Srinshee, the magical field, and the shortened to Hillsfar. weapon all disappear. Many of Myth Drannor's less-established craftsmen migrate to the 667 / Year of the Austere Cerimonies new city in search of new opportunities. By early summer, the Council of Twelve now rules over Myth 674 / Year of the Nomad Drannor, crafting a new form of representative government. The city is without a Coronal for the first time in it's existence. Soldier's Blade, but the Akh'Faer'sArtblade, retrieved from a deep dragon's lair far beneath the Storm Horn Mountains. After the disappearance of Jhesiyra Kestellharp, the office of Unfortunately, his reward is personal heartbreak as he realizes Magister passes to the mage Nerren Prentiyuel (reigns 667- 669DR). Page 64 de 123 that all he worked for is gone with the passings of both the 680 / Year of the Long March (NOTE: This Year is also known as Coronal and Aravae. the Year of the Storm Skeleton) Josidiah does not take up his rightful place as Lord-Speaker of Many Chondathian mercinaries return home from the North Coast House Starym, but he does (by right of the elf-blade he restores Campaign. Chondath begins to concentrate its efforts on fledgling to Myth Drannor) take over the leadership of the Akh'Faer and Sembia. thus rise to a seat on the Council of Twelve. Josidiah refuses to Many human and dwarf stonemasons migrate from Myth Drannor discuss it, but many notice that he no longer walks with his to Hillsafar to aid that fledgling city in constructing its first magnificent cat Guenhwyvar, and some whisper he had to trade encircling defensive wall. the cat's figurine of power for the blade. Of his 12 original comrades, only one survived: Onas Ulondarr, an elf bladesinger of After more than a decade, wizards of the Guild of Naturalists House Ulondarr. Returning to the city married to Maira Shieldark, piece together the clues and realize that Halaster Blackcloak has a human wizardess of Arabel, they bring with them four adult been abducting wizards all throughout Cormanthyr in retaliation half-elf children (three women, one man; all rangers): Alupiira, for their plundering of his monsters in Undermountain. The guild Vaeala, Shaeia, and Rahsil. mounts a rescue expedition into the dungeon, which never returns, and they quietly end their sorties to Undermountain. 675 / Year of the Bloodfeud Attempts to dispels or destroy thegate connecting their hall with The scandalous House Ulondarr, by openly accepting half-elves Undermountain meet with failure. among the direct succession, suffers censure and much grief (and [Old Empires] Nydane the Elder takes the title "Overlord of the not a few attacks by mercenaries and assassins) from the other North Coast," a move that does not go over well with the newly- Houses of Myth Drannor. The attacks and social intrigues last for independant city-states. the next 50 years. 681 / Year of the Zombie Lords [Old Empires] The Seige of Tears ends as Thesk officially enters the war and reinforcements finally break through to Laothkund. Nezram's tower destroyed by the green dragon Chathuulandroth. In the thirty-four years since Unther lays seige to the city, over Nezram's children are scattered or slain. 80% of the populace dies, either from the war or disease. During the festival of Greengrass, Achveult Tattercloak, a student 676 / Year of the Gruesome Grimoires of the Seven Wizards of Myth Drannor, and his consort, Tlanchass, depart from the Sixstars intersection in a most Taeral Olortynaal returns to the Incanistaeum and to the "Seven spectacular fashion. The latter, who had long maintained the Wizards," though they are still only five in number. Later this guise of a beautiful human female, revealed her true form by year, in a politically motivated spell battle among some noble transforming into a gold dragon, and the pair then go off to the elves and humans, gold elf students accidentally kill Taeral and south and west. two human students. These elves are never charged with the crimes, as they frame the only non-elf left, and the innocent [Old Empires] Nezram's tower is destroyed by the green dragon Arlesn of Arabel is forever banished from Myth Drannor for a Chathuulandroth. Nezram's children are scattered or slain. crime he didn't commit. 682 / Year of the Howling [Old Empires] Nydane the Elder becomes King of Thesk. The Masked and Mentor Wintercloak effectively disband the 677 / Year of the Resonant Silence "Seven Wizards" by leaving Myth Drannor with their last four students, all gnomes. Their departure, when one of Mentor's Hym Kraaven, senior among the "Seven Wizards", uncovers the properties (an old stone tower) abruptly uprooted itself and flew truth about Taeral's death and is swiftly killed in "an out-of- up into the sky, heading north by northwest, was surprisingly control tavern brawl" by agents and friends of the now-rogue and open. The Incanistaeum now lies solely in the hands of Sakaala of obviously power-mad magelings of House Faerondarl. the Seven Rings. 678 / Year of the Poignant Poniard 683 / Year of the Tainted Troll Lord Councilor Kharis Maerdrym and his hunting party, which The young but already learned mage Nezras arrives in Myth included several humans of note, mysteriously disappear off the Drannor where he joins the Six Tyryl Towers to learn more of coast of Delthuntle during a Grand Hunt of a near-legendary magic. The grand-nephew of Nezram the World-Walker, Nezras greater quelzarn. Agents of Unther are suspected in the attack (as seeks knowledge that will restore his uncle'sUnique Mageries are some of Lord Maerdrym's usual political foes). tome to his keeping. 679 / Year of the Scarlet Sash [Old Empires] Nydane garrisons Delthuntle and Laothkund, Unther is forced to recognize independence of the North Coast effectively bringing them under the dominion of Thesk. Cities. Unther never recovers from this long, costly, and bloody A great orc horde, led by priestesses of Shar, boils out of the campaign. Akanapeaks into the Chessentan Territories. The horde is finally End of second Untheric Empire. defeated at the gates of Cimbar itself. Hillsafar is nearly destroyed by an army of deepspawn-bred Beginning of the transformation of Cymbaril from local hearth monsters emerging from the tangled, treacherous Beast Marches goddess to her current incarnation with the rise of Haela to the west. The Akh'Velahr reinforcements of Cormanthyr Dovenstar, first of the Shieldmaidens. succeed in dispersing the beasts by the first snowfall of winter. A 684 / Year of the Sundered Crypt small garrison of troops remain stationed in Hillsafar for the protection of the northern forests and villages until Myth Dwarves of the clan Tarynstone are found digging deep tunnels Drannor's Fall. under Myth Drannor despite the long-held prohibition against such actions. Furthermore, some elf Houses are outraged that the [Old Empires] Unther forced to recognize independence of the dwarves' tunneling in restricted areas collapsed some nigh- North Coast Cities. Unther never recovers from this long, costly, forgotten deep crypts of the elder or long-gone Houses. Clan and bloody campaign. Tarynstone and its 350 dwarves, despite a cry within the Ruling End of the second Untheric Empire. Council for death sentences and an equally loud cry for acquittal, are exiled from Myth Drannor and Cormanthyr. The clan The North Coast League is convened in Delthuntle and a pact of emigrates west into the Thunder Peaks. alliance is signed by the newly-liberated cities. 685 / Year of the Wraithwinds Page 65 de 123 Two among the eight senior officers and one junior officer spilt Silverymoon in the trusted hands of colleagues there (in the cases off from the other armathors of Myth Drannor to join the of wizards not moving there themselves), though some wizards resigning High Court Mage and Councilor Shyael Ildacer to pursue take off with their secrets for parts unknown over the next twelve a new course as the "followers of the Srinshee's dream", the years. Eternal Srinnala. 695 / Year of the Fanciful Feasts 686 / Year of the Unshriven 696 / Year of the Great Escape Nezras the Scholar weds the elf wizardess Raejiisa Sicafei after 697 / Year of the Triton's Horn both graduate from their studies at the Six Tyryl Towers of Myth Drannor. 698 / Year of the Voracious Vole 687 / Year of the Wandering Sylph 699 / Year of Rampaging Raaserpents 688 / Year of the Zephyr The Magister Larongar "Firehands" is killed in a trap set by the beholder mage Quaervaxthanus. The beholder becomes Magister 689 / Year of the Eager Executioner (reigns 699-705DR). The displaced Archmage Paeris Haladar attempts to slay Josidiah King Amarkos II of Impiltur and a host of mounted archers slay Starym with spells, vowing vengeance for his loss of status. the great red wyrm Malagarthaul "Flaming Claws." To Josidiah survives four assassination attempts but is nearly slain in comemmorate the slaying, royal mages craft the bladeMalagar, an Honor Duel called to settle the feud. When Paeris seizes the "the Burnfang." fallenArtblade, he is found unworthy of its power and responsibility. Forever after, dead magic zone surrounds and 700 / Year of the Slain Raven permeates Paeris Haladar, making him a pariah to all within The forests of Moondale, founded shortly after the raising of the Cormanthyr. Josidiah reclaims theelfblade and returns to his post Standing Stone, are completely cleared by this date even though as Spell-Major with honor. no living tree was ever felled by its people. Matron Aunrae becomes Matron Mother of ruling House Nasadra 701 / Year of the White Jonquil in Ched Nasad. Her power in the city is nigh absolute. 702 / Year of the Clutching Death 690 / Year of the Clashing Blades [Old Empires] Organized by the lich Morgoroth, the undead of Sakaala of the Seven Rings disbands and dismantles the Shalhoond ravage northern Murghom and Semphar before being Incanistaeum, the school of wizardry run by the Seven Wizards of destroyed and scattered. Myth Drannor. She and her three remaining apprentice-students (two elves, one half-elf) leave for parts unknown after growing First appearance of the Cult of Mithras. wings from their backs and taking flight. At last sighting, they are 703 / Year of the Shambling Ice headed to the northwest. 704 / Year of the Emerald Citadel (circa) [Old Empires] Unified under the leadership of a powerful warrior, the Nars begin to raid into northern Thesk and The Ildacer clan, due to the internal machinations of the Ruling the Great Dale. Council and other factions (specifically Lord Venali Starym and the Guild of Wizards, Conjurers and Enchanters), loses much of its 691 / Year of the Stricken Sun holdings, monies, and social status in Myth Drannor. While the 692 / Year of Crawling Crags Ildacers lose all their estates, they move into and maintain four inns and taverns within the city. With the loss of Riirose, the Tulrun, a former apprentice of Mentor Winterclaok, journeys to Eternal Srinnala moves their base of operations into some old Ysgard this year (and remains for over a century) after abandoned mages' towers north of the city, which are owned by encountering a Shard of Selune in the long-forgotten ruins of the another member. Abbey of the Moon. 705 / Year of Watchful Eyes The Tejarn Purchase: Tethyr, due to financial troubles, sells the lands between the headwaters of the Sulduskoon and the Tejarn Ecamane's final apprentice miscasts afind familiar spell and mixes Hills to King Brinnaq of Amn. his form with that of a cat. Ederan Nharimlur now has light gold fur covering his skin and the green eyes of a cat. [Old Empires] Nydane the Elder dies from poisoned wine at a banquet in Milvarune; his son, Nydane the Younger, becomes The beholder Magister Quaervaxthanus is slain by the human King of Thesk. Almer Galarthund. Almer becomes Magister (reigns 705-709DR), but is horribly maimed in the battle. 693 / Year of the Engimatic Smile 706 / Year of the Realmsrage [Old Empires] Nydane the Younger annexes the rest of the North Coast, and forces the kings of the cities to submit to him. 707 / Year of Portents Perilous 694 / Year of the Ominous Oracle 708 / Year of Bound Evils High Mage Truesilver and twenty-one other wizards cast mighty High Mages and three battalions of Akh'Faer mages battle a protections and enchantments on the walls of Silverymoon. resurgence of evil beasts and cultists of the fallen god Moander near the site of his fallen temple. While the cult is dispersed, The elven Magister Filverel Donnathlascen is killed in a spellduel numerous "lost spells" of Moander's clergy are recovered from the with the gold elf Larongar "Firehands" Veverell. Veverell becomes ruins by the elder priests and restored to use. Magister (reigns 694-699DR). Three nycaloths escape their dimensional pocket prison that The first divinations and portents of doom arrive via Darcassan, floated invisibly high above Cormanthyr. Their freedom depended the diviner of Windsong Tower. He tells the Elders of Windsong on a "red dragon that never held malice or greed in its heart Tower of the signs, but they keep the knowledge from the public [flying] over the Coronal's throne." As Saeval Ammath and his to prevent a panic. Given the climate of distrust and factionalism, adopted dragon-mount Garnet flew above Myth Drannor, they this news is also kept secret from the Council, as it is uncertain weakened the dimensional prison enough for the nycaloths to where the threat to Myth Drannor's security lies. escape. The Circle of Flames and the wizards of Windsong Tower begin 709 / Year of the Earnest Oaths spiriting magical items and tomes (including theScrolls Ardentym and theKeryfaertel) safety. Many end up in Ascalhorn and Page 66 de 123 The three nycaloths and their summoned yugoloth allies spend 29 High Mage Truesilver dies in the Battle at Silversgate, but names months drawing together their forces amid the mountains and as his successor Aglanthol the Red, his great-nephew and head hills north of the Dragon Sea. In all, their army consists of orcs, apprentice; by year's end, High Mage Aglanthol adopts the Staff ogres, bugbears, hobgoblins, gnolls, flinds, trolls, and an ever- of Silverymoon as his symbol of rulership. growing assortment of lesser yugoloths. 713 / Year of the Firedrake Start of the Tenth Serôs War. This is the start of more than seven TheMonarch Mordent, an elven man-o-war, crashes into the Army separate civil wars that tear apart the nations under the Inner of Darkness outside of Myth Drannor. The site of the crash Sea, putting nearly all the other races against each other, with becomes known as Monarch's Fall Glade. conflicts spanning merman vs. merman vs. shalarin vs. sea elf. The Weeping War rages on, though the allies manage to The Night of Twelve Magisters: Cloning himself a dozen times, the eliminate Malimshaer and Gaulguth, two of the three nycaloths ambitious archmage Zunroun Ilber of Calimport attacks the leading the Army of Darkness. While three major campaigns Magister Almer Galarthund on the 4th of Eleasias. Almer dies in rocked the forest for much of the year, there is a tense peace the attack, leaving all nine surviving clones to become Magister. from Greengrass to Midsummer's Night. During this time, many The clones quickly go insane and slay each other. The original Myth Drannan natives emigrate either to sister cities outside of Zunroun, having survived the chaos, is killed by his apprentice, Cormanthor or to Semberholme and Tangled Vale settlements; Illinge Hardraw. Illinge is killed in turn by the local archmage After more than 200 years, the Twisted Tower falls once again to Belmer of the Six Thunders, who dies soon after under the hands the dark elves, marking the refounding of the Lands Under of his own apprentice, Turnrock Draether. After the night's chaos, Shadow in western Cormanthor. Turnrock emerges as Magister (reigns 709-762DR). 714 / Year of Doom 710 / Year of the Toppled Throne Fall of Myth Drannor. The final campaigns of the elves and allies Drow attacks in Cormyr claim the lives of three noble families of against the Army of Darkness see the reestablishment of Elven the realm. While believed dead, most of the nobles survive as Court as a seat of elven power in Cormanthyr while Myth Drannor slaves in the Underdark. falls under siege by the Army of Darkness. With the slaughter of Full summoning of the Army of Darkness begins north of the the army and cavalry, little can be done against the Siege of Dragon's Sea, and they march by year's end. Shadow, which descends on Myth Drannor on the 21st day of Kythorn. A gate to the Abyss opens above the palace of Westgate, and a large host of tiefling warriors flee through it, hotly pursued by a Battle of Burnt Ridge. Many of the city's mages fall here. small company of tanar'ri. Much of the royal palace is destroyed Lady Steel dies fighting the city's attackers; her contingencies in the resulting conflagration, and King Thartryn Ilistar I perishes trigger a massive explosion that slays many evil beings. under mysterious circumstances during the blaze. Although eventually the fiends are banished back to the Abyss and the gate Druth Daern hides during the final battle and later emerges to closed, the bulk of the tiefling army survives the battle, in far ransack the ruins. better shape than the city's own forces. Within a fortnight, the In Silverymoon, the group of allied warriors and mages known as leader of the tieflings, Iyachtu Xvim, seizes the throne of the Seven of Silver open a gateway to Myth Drannor to aid in its Westgate and the surviving scions of the royal house of Ilistar are defense, but they succeed only in allowing twelve elves and driven into exile. Once the throne is his, the Fiend King imposes humans to escape. The Seven of Silver are immortalized by the his draconian rule over the entire city, a reign of tyranny in bard's song "Seven Silvers Falling," sung by those wishing to keeping with his claim to be the Son of Bane. commemorate a noble sacrifice. 711 / Year of the Despairing Elves The Banes' Duel: The climax of the war was the duel between the Late in the autumn of this year, the Army of Darkness overruns two final opposing army leaders. The Banes' Duel between the the mining and trading encampments on the western Moonsea forces of Aulmpiter the nycaloth and Captain Fflar lasts for two (the site that will become Zhentil Keep). By early winter, the first whole days, and ends with the pair facing off in mortal combat on incursions into Cormanthor have begun. the 15th day of Flamerule. While neither body is ever identified, the magical blast that engulfs them robs both armies of their The Weeping War begins on the Feast of the Moon with the commanders. Northern Massacres campaign as the Army of Darkness engages many elf patrols and destroys many elf villages and clan enclaves. The Siege lasts until the Final Flight in Flamerule, as the now- direction-less hordes of the Army of Darkness simply swarm over [Old Empires] Gharamun, last Arch-Druid of the Methwood, Myth Drannor's last defenders by savagery and sheer weight of launches a Wild Hunt against the loggers and hunters of Unther. numbers. Only 200 elves allies out of the 3000 who remained to In the ensuing chaos many small villages and towns are razed, defend the City of Song escaped to tell of the city's passing, and the carnage threatens to spread as Gharamun, subtly among them, Zaor Moonflower. Among the casualties were influenced by the evils of Tiamat, widens his Hunt to include all of Josidiah Starym, who nobly sacrificed himself with the destruction Unther. Gilgeam marshalls his forces and attacks the druids in the of theArtblade. His remains were never recovered. heart of the Methwood. Many Untheri soldiers are slaughtered by the forces of the forest, but in the end Gharamun is killed, and [Old Empires] The archmage Shaeroon arrives in Alaghon, the druids are broken and scattered, with many of them fleeing fleeing the Fall of Myth Drannor. northwest to the Emerald Enclave. 715 / Year of the Hungry Jaws 712 / Year of the Lost Lance (NOTE: This Year is called the Year of The elves of Cormanthor spend this summer and the next hunting the Moon's Tears in the Pool of Radiance computer game) down and killing the remnants of the Army of Darkness, until the Beginning of the nycaloth-led assault on Myth Drannor, the woods are cleansed. This work takes all the magic they have, and Woods of Cormanthyr, and the Lands of the Dragonreach by the most of their best warrior blood. Army of Darkness. The Weeping War continues throughout the Monsters run wild in all the Realms this year. year, resulting in the deaths of many heroes and the collective Harpers at Twilight, including the Lady Dathlue Mistwinter. There (circa) The civil wars of the Inner Sea flare again with the are four major campaigns this year, and Myth Drannor nearly falls interjection of Myth Drannan refugees into the sea elven prey to the Army of Darkness. The Nameless Chosen is near- population. These migrations saw a sudden backlash of concern mortally wounded at Silversgate, and the Chosen Elminster is lost that the elves were trying to restore the 1,000-years'-fallen among the planes for a time. Aryselmalyr empire. Page 67 de 123 716 / Year of Reaching Regret 725 / Year of the Shorn Beard 717 / Year of the Druid's Wrath (circa) Reinhar IX "the Foolish" reigns in Dambrath. Turmish is routed by the druids of the Emerald Enclave, and the 726 / Year of the Dowager Lady wizard leaders of Turmish, the Windlass, are beheaded. The 727 / Year of the Purloined Throne druids establish themselves in Ilighon, the Chondalwood, and the Winterwood. - ise of Keryvyr. Unnoticed during the Tenth War, sea elves clear and resettle a portion of the cliffs above the haunted Plains (the The young boy Rhyester, blind from birth, sees the dawn on the Bay of Yhaunn off Sembia). Within twenty-five years, the first day of Ches and has his sight for the first time in his life. By settlement grows into a string of cities and outposts spanning the year's end, he and other folk faithful to Lathander have western cliffs. constructed a crude temple to the God of the Dawn in Silverymoon. [Old Empires] The border-town of Peleveran is re-founded by enterprising merchant concerns (subtly influenced by priests of End of the Dukars. The Dukars have remained outside the Gargauth, who turn it into a center of their faith). Hmurran civil wars aside from protecting bystanders and innocents and upholding the Laws of Battle. During this year, of 728 / Year of the Sleeping Princess which few facts are known, the Dukars slowly withdraw from all High Mage Ederan of Silverymoon marries the elven princess political sectors of Serôs. By year's end, the Dukars vanish, and Elenaril, one of the few escapees from fallen Myth Drannor. their schools either disappear or remain mute behind massive, impenetrable shields of magic. 729 / Year of the Twisted Horn 718 / Year of the Painful Price 730 / Year of the Jovial Mage (circa) Founding of the elven settlements of Lake Sember and 731 / Year of the Visions Tangled Trees as areas to begin training their young in the arts of The Ring of Eyes, a group of beholders and beholder-cultists war. originally from the Lake of Steam, destroys the ruling house of 719 / Year of the Lost Lord Cortryn and conquers its territories. The elves of Shilmista fight the Ring constantly from this year until the Ring's end in 757DR. The High Mage Aglanthol dies at the hands of rogue tanar'ri brought to Silverymoon by a reckless mage wishing to open a King Strohm II repulses the invading armies of Lower Tathtar, portal to the ruins of Myth Drannor; his successor is the noble and the fallen duchy of Elestam is officially recognized as part of Ederan Nharimlur, named High Mage Catseye, after his most Tethyr. common nickname. [Old Empires] 2nd Great Flood of the River Alamber devastates Lurskas becomes Milvarn's new Mage-King. Unthalass. 720 to 1358 Gilgeam orders a small group of his scribes to create a permanent archive of his triumphs in the Citadel of Black Ash. The Age of Humanity: With the elven and dwarven empires in decline, this era marks a dramatic increase in human expansion 732 / Year of the Proud Father on Toril. The High God Ao opens Realmspace to races from other 733 / Year of the Sad Refrains worlds. With these immigrants, came their faith in new gods. This era started and concluded on two prominant events involving the 734 / Year of the Splendid Stag Faerûnian pantheon of gods, The Dawn Cataclysm and The Time Due to overcrowding, the walls of Silverymoon are moved of Troubles. outward to almost twice the size of the city at that time (and 720 / Year of the Dawn Rose almost the walls' current location). The space behind the walls is used for garrisons and grazing lands for the cattle of the city. The Gathering of the gods at the Dancing Place. walls of the Old City are left partially standing for people to use as Refounding of the Harpers at the request of some elves from partial foundations and support for new buildings. Elven Court. In attendance are all 15 of the Harpers at Twilight On the eve of Greengrass, the reign of the Fiend King comes to who survived the previous decade, including Lady Alais Dree, an abrupt end following the sudden appearance of the Elminster Aumar, Khelben Arunsun (once the Nameless Chosen), Handweaver in the throne room of Westgate. The legendary and Meil "Darkhunter" Araeln. wizard and the king claiming to be the Son of Bane battle from The sylvan community of Elventree is founded as a site for the dusk to dawn, laying waste to a great swath of the port city, as elves of Elven Court to continue interaction with their allied races sheets of brilliant green flame race through entire city blocks. The (since Elven Court now is prohibited to the presence of non-elves) Handweaver never emerges from the wreckage their battle has and as a trading site. wrought, but, although his body is never found, few believe the sorcerer truly dead. King Xvim emerges from the ruins of his Myth Lharast is overrun by evil lycanthrope hordes; the city is palace bearing horrifying wounds and proclaiming a magnificent blasted out of existence by "lightning bolts from the moon." victory. However, the Fiend King's continued claim to Westgate's With the Dukars absent, sahaugin rading parties slaughter the throne is proven hollow when he and his most loyal troops are remaining sea elf and merfolk guardians and look to destroy as forced to flee in the face of a host of mercenaries, who had been much of Myth Nantar as possible, though they soon abandon the assembled outside the city walls while the conflict unfolded the city due to the uncomfortable nature (for them) of the mythal. night before. Led by Farnath Ilistar II, a great-great-grandson of King Farnath Ilistar I descended from King Belhendar's younger 721 / Year of the Hungry Pool half-brother, the army marches into Westgate in the face of token 722 / Year of the Last Hunt resistance. Farnath II is proclaimed king by acclamation of the populace, refounding the Ilistar dynasty in the process. [Old Empires] Shaeroon of Alaghon takes an apprentice, a young Chessentan girl named Tashara. 735 / Year of the Prophet's Child 723 / Year of the Underdark Afire Strohm III (715 to 769), Strohm II's human great-great-great- grandson, King of Tethyr. 724 / Year of the Prisoner Unfettered Ilbratha becomes the heir sword for the mer-kingdom of Eadraal. The two remaining Turmish wizards of the Windlass lead an Rise of the merfolk kingdom of Eadraal. Selana the Peacemaker assault on Ilighon and are killed. brings some merfolk back into harmony with Serôs as she founds Page 68 de 123 Eadraal on the city of Voalidru just off the plateau. The rise of Joridus, is crowned king. He takes the honorary surname of Eadraal does not end the war, as Eardraal exists for the next Marchantar, starting a tradition that lasts to the present day. fifteen years as but one city, an idea of peace among all races The North Coast League is re-established, although it soon and merfolk, and a line of noble merfolk whose drive to restore succumbs to the pressures of petty, power-hungry men and peace rises above all the chaos of war. warring factions. 736 / Year of the Gleeful Noise 752 / Year of High Treachery 737 / Year of the Purple Worm (NOTE: This Year is also known as Zhentar kills all of the Twelve Lords of Flostren's Hold who are the Year of the Winded Herald) opposed to him. (circa) King Strohm III of Tethyr battles the remnants of Thieves stealAubayreer's Workbook from the royal libraries of Tathtar's fading might. Milvarune. 738 / Year of the Gliding Man 753 / Year of Strife 739 / Year of the Staggered Minotaur Flostren's Hold renamed Zhentil Keep; the Dark Shrine, a temple 740 / Year of the Netherese Lai to Bane, is built. Zhentar and Lord Elephston kill each other in a duel. 741 / Year of the Shandon Eyes [Old Empires] King Helm IV of Thesk dies, leaving his twin sons 742 / Year of the Wavering Voice Thamar and Dosthann to argue over the throne. 743 / Year of the Snowy Addax 754 / Year of Midsummer's Dreams 744 / Year of the Jeweled Aerie Zhentil Keep starts a program of expansion, erecting new walls 745 / Year of the Proud Menhir and the first bridge across the Tesh. 746 / Year of the Somber Dancers [Old Empires] The Serpentmage, Kharus Zuul, conquers the city of Escalaunt and the surrounding territory, bringing the city under 747 / Year of Stagnate Water the banner of the Green Serpent. Flostren's Hold built at the sight of present-day Zhentil Keep. 755 / Year of the Enigma High Mage Ederan and High Mistress Elenaril of Silverymoon are Construction of Castle Spulzeer begins. Keczulla becomes a ghost blessed with their second and third children, a boy (Ederan the town after its mines play out. Younger) and girl (Lynnasha) who share the fur and cat eyes of their father. [Old Empires] The invading Nars scatter the legions of Thesk at the Battle of Mettledale. Thesk splits, as the Twin Kings fight for 748 / Year of the Coin control, with Thamar based in Milvarune, and Dosthann Flostren's Hold is bought out by a consortium of Sembian commanding from Telflamm. The Nars continue to attack, as merchants who are later known as the Twelve Lords. Thesk falls into civil war. [Old Empires] Increasing Nar raids in northern Thesk force King 756 / Year of the Leaning Post Helm IV to withdraw troops from much of the North Coast. The first fisherfolk settle in Milvarn and the area that will later Laothkund and Escalant remain garrisoned, while uprisings in the become Aglarond (mainly colonists from Chessenta). Velprintalar, other cities result in an overthrow of Theskan rule. Corth, and Indal's Arm are built. Tiranon Zardulphyn leads the uprising in Delthuntle and is [Old Empires] First fisherfolk settle in Aglarond (mainly colonists crowned king, beginning the Zardulphyn Dynasty. from Chessenta). 749 / Year of the Glass Eye 757 / Year of Lost Wayfarers 750 to 1369 [Old Empires] A Chessentan mage, Tashara of the Seven Skulls, The Fourth Epoch (Time of Tempering) of Seros (the Inner Sea): slays the five beholders of the Ring of Eyes and scatters their This era ends with the Twelfth Seros War, and is marked by the human lackeys. She then wanders north to the Tunland, where prophetic three great Forgers of Destiny; the rise to power of the she is slain by Azuth. tritons, the gods thrown into the sea during the Godswar, and the 758 / Year of the Scorched Sea coming of Iakhovas. 759 / Year of the Missing Blade 750 / Year of the Dying Dwarf 760 / Year of Drifting Stars (NOTE: this Year is also known as the The first walls of Flostren's Hold are built and Elephstron becomes Year of the Majesty) Lord of the Keep. The goddess Mystra, in the guise of the half-elven sorceress Elue End of the Tenth Serôs War. This war destroys the last warring Shundar, marries Dornal Silverhand, a nobleman and former remnants of Hmurrath, though other casualties include an Harper who lived near Neverwinter. ixitxachitl baron's plan to take over the plateau. Eadraal, having absorbed all of fallen Hmurrath's territory, is now the largest Amn conquers the former land of Cortryn, bringing its borders nation to survive into the Fourth Epoch, folloed by Keryvyr and its almost to their current state. sea elf allies to the west and the north. [Old Empires] Thesk as a nation exists now in name only, as the By this time, construction is completed on the great temple- Nars have shattered it into a handful of city-states and petty complex of Tyr in Phlan. baronies. The Twin Kings continue to war with each other from their strongholds but their authority extends no farther than the 751 / Year of Good Tidings city walls. Cathtyr becomes the first Queen of Dambrath. 761 / Year of Laughter Zhentar comes to Flostren's Hold and becomes a Lord. Anastra Sylune Silverhand (Sylune) is born. [Old Empires] Encouraged by events in Delthuntle, Laothkund 762 / Year of the Snow Sword successfully rebels against Thesk and regains its independence. The leader of the rebellion, an obscure ironmonger named Endue Alustriel Silverhand (Alustriel) is born. Page 69 de 123 The Magister Turnrock Draether is killed by the Mulhorandi battle- Eresseae Qilue Silverhand (Qilue) is born. mage Cauldyn Darthus Salanger. Salanger's reign as Magister Escalant, under increasing pressure from Murbant and Thasselen lasted little more than a month before he was killed by Turnrock's to defend them from bandit raids, withdraws from the war, vengeful apprentices. The office of Magister then passed to leaving Delthuntle and Laothkund to fight each other. Veldrin "Bluehands" Daerivyn (reigns 762-797DR), the most dominant and effective mage of Faerûn at the time. 768 / Year of the Prying Gods 763 / Year of the Sharp Edge 769 / Year of the Torm Cloak Ambara Dove Silverhand (Dove) is born. Strohm IV (745 to 802), 3rd son of Strohm III, King of Tethyr. 764 / Year of the Mistmaidens Tharduk the Watcher, mage-priest of Thoth, witnesses the duel between Valathond, elven bandit-prince of the Chondalwood, and Ethena Astorma Silverhand (Storm) is born. the arch-fiend Urdaerhuul. His account, known asThe Valiant [Old Empires] The itinerant mage Elminster and the wizardress Stand, becomes famed across the Alambar, and later inspires Dasumia kill Nadrathen, the "Rebel Chosen." Dasumia becomes Garumn Threskahar in his revolt against Unther. ruler of Galadorna (encompassing the city-state of Nethrar and 770 / Year of the Diamond Sword surrounding lands). She quickly turns the rulership of Nethrar into a tyranny, and begins to advance her dreams of empire. [D/M] 771 / Year of the Stalking Knight The War of the Ten: Escalant's ambassador is assassinated in Ederan the Younger, a ranger dedicated to Mielikki, disappears in Laothkund by suspected Nethran agents. War engulfs the entire the Lurkwood. coast, as the ten cities make alliances and march for war. The Rise of Naramyr. The depths of the Dragonmere off Cormyr war lasts for eight years, quickly becoming a matter of pride for becomes the new home of the sea elf kingdom of Naramyr, a each of the newly-independant cities, and is easily the bloodiest former barony of Aryselmalyr. Sea elves resettle here after being war fought on the coast thus far, with no side giving or asking denied permission to form colonies on the Hmur Plateau by any quarter. Eadraal. Their best protection is the Haunted Plains, which keeps Four Day's Battle: The first engagement of the war. Laothian and all but the koalinth and other monsters from their border. Nethran troops fight a relatively short battle and disengage. Alliances with Keryvyr also help. However, the next day's arrival of Delthuntian and Tethran 772 / Year of the Giggling Ogre legions locks the two sides into a stalemate which lasts for another three days before an attack on Laothkund by Escalant The War of Ten finally grinds to a halt, as neither side has any ends the fighting. resources left to spend. Both cities declare victory, sowing the seeds of later hostilities, and promptly slide into economic Battle of the Fens: Laothkund ambushes Escalantan relief depression. columns near the Umber Marshes, inflicting serious damage to Escalant's military capabilities. Delthuntle is particularly hard-hit, as it had become dependant on aid from Cimbar to keep the war effort going, aid that suddenly 765 / Year of the Cowl vanishes with the end of the war and Cimbar's desire to keep the Construction begins on the High Mages' Keep of Silverymoon, North Coast from becoming a threat to its domination of the completed 16 months later. Wizard's Reach sealanes. Anamanue Laeral Silverhand (Laeral) is born. 773 / Year of the Aurumvorax [Old Empires] Raid on Teth: The Unthlord of Cimbar takes Rhyester dies of natural causes and is laid to rest in the crypt advantage of the chaos on the North Coast. Unther's navy raids beneath the Lathander's Dawn temple in Silverymoon. Within a Teth Harbor and destroys the joint Tethan-Laothian fleet year, the temple is renamed Rhyester's Matins. anchored there. 770 / Year of the Scowling Duchess 766 / Year of Yearning 774 Alassra Shentrantra Silverhand (The Simbul) is born. [Old Empires] The populace of Delthuntle, angry at years of Construction complete on the High Mages' Keep of Silverymoon. hardship and war and whipped into a mob by agents of Gargauth, storm the palace and hang the Zardulphyn King, Osmoruth II. A The Brothers of the Black Hand, a cadre of Bane-worshipping evil string of weak-willed and ineffectual rulers follow, resulting in wizards exiled from Ascalhorn, steal powerful magical items from continued revolts and decline in the city, a situation encouraged Silverymoon, including High Mage Ederan'sStaff of Silverymoon, and aided by the Fallen Lord's faithful, who are busy attempting the chain mailGlove of Taarnahm the Vigilant, andTasmia's to set up cells throughout the entire Old Empires region. Necklace. Their safehouse in Ascalhorn proves the Black Hand's undoing as it falls to wizardry and baatezu manipulations, and the 775 / Year of the Bloody Stone Hand's slayers confiscate the stolen items. The new walls of Zhentil Keep are finished. [Old Empires] Lady Dasumia and her court mage Elminster 776 / Year of the Crystal Ball disappear in the flames of the House of the Unicorn. A tenday later, the armies of Laothkund set Nethrar ablaze, signalling an 777 / Year of the Fortified Mind end of the realm of Galadorna. Nethrar's involvement in the War 778 / Year of Awaiting Webs of Ten is effectively ended, although the Greatsword Annathaer and his legions remain in the field, temporarily continuing the war 779 / Year of the Crying Sphinx effort. Folk begin emigrating from Ascalhorn due to the abuses of the Battle of Sablat: All three sides of the North Coast war meet at town's archwizards. the small hamlet of Sablat. The ensuing battle results in the seven [Old Empires] The war-ravaged town of Teth is conquered by smaller city-states withdrawing as their battered military and Rhavin and Bhael Casplar, twin swordsmen from Aglarond. Rhavin weary public can no longer support the war effort. The three is crowned king, beginning the Casplardann Dynasty. remaining cities, Delthuntle, Laothkund, and Escalant, withdraw from the ruins of Sablat, but continue the war, each side seeing it 780 / Year of the Broken Crossbow as a matter of national pride. 767 / Year of the Awakening Wyrm Page 70 de 123 (circa) Jahorga, a realm that lay between the Nagawater, 800 / Year of the Black Fist Nagaflow, and the Great Road, is captured by the High Temptress Rise in the power of Bane in the Realms. Endreira of Loviatar and turned into the pirates-realm of Endrara. Drow influence in the now-Ashaba valley at its height. 781 / Year of the Elven Fortress Thentia founded by the Swifthand, Khodolis, and Birneir families. 782 / Year of the Gentle Hand Sealing of Myth Nantar. Mysteriously, the shields around the 783 / Year of the Lizard King Academy of the Dukars expand slowly over the years since Myth 784 / Year of the Shattered Tome Nantar's fall to sahaugin. Now, all areas where the mythal touches are made impenetrable by all matter and magic save High Mage Ederan dies of old age after a long and peaceful reign; corals, sea stars, and fish. For the next 500 years, folk will swim his daughter, Amaara "Goldentresses" Nharimlur, rises to the near Myth Nantar less and less frequently, given the haunting station of High Lady Mage and becomes Silverymoon's first singing that seems to emanate from the mythal when touched. female ruler. Folklore arises noting that the city is cursed, as are the Dukars, 785 / Year of the Manitcore Rampant until they perform some penance for all the races of Serôs. 786 / Year of the Moaning Gorge (circa) Sammaster First-Speaker, founder of the Cult of the Dragon, is born, though the location and exact date of his birth The Battle of Moaning Gorge: The Paladin-Princes Essys, Araln, are lost to time. and Nord of Impiltur foil the invasion plans of the demon lord Ndulu, but at the cost of two of the threeDemonbane Shields. 801 / Year of the Star Rose [Old Empires] Rhavin Casplar is secretly killed by his twin High Lady Amaara of Silverymoon announces her betrothal to brother Bhael. Bhael takes his brother's place and rules as Rhavin. Tilimarin Forestheart, a half- elf guard captain. Three days before the wedding, Tilimarin is murdered by a green dragon in the 787 / Year of the Rotting Orchard Moonwoods. Amaara slew the dragon with wrathful magics, and 788 / Year of the True Believer stripes of its emerald hide still adorn the borders of a tapestry that hangs in Alustriel's throne room to the present day. Called 789 / Year of the Flourishing Forests the "Weeping Lady," the tapestry depicts High Mage Amaara 790 / Year of Bend Sinister weeping over her fallen lover. [Old Empires] The hobgoblin warchief Ulglaur finds 802 / Year of the Patchworked Peace theNameless Blade deep in the Giantspire Mountains, and claims Strohm V (787 to 832), 2nd nephew and sole heir of Strohm IV, it for his own. King of Tethyr. 791 / Year of the Sister's Battles 803 / Year of the Reaching Hand [Old Empires] Drawing on racial memories and ancient tribal The paladin Mellethos, the "Old Lion of Tyr," gives the myths of the "Empire of the Iron Crown" (subtly fed to him by the bladeEllendrin to King Nord of Impiltur. fell blade he bears), the hobgoblin warchief Ulglaur "Bloodsword" unites the teeming goblinoids of the Giantspire Mountains into a 804 / Year of the Spreading Scourge single, endless horde. Promising them riches and a return to [Old Empires] Beginning of the Beastmen Invasions: for the power in the region, Ulglaur unleashes the Iron Horde into the next decade, southeastern Mulhorand is beset by beastmen lands to the south. driven out of Rairun by an unknown force. 792 / Year of the Crimson Thorn Rhavin Casplar's son, Prince Temorith, discovers the long-ago 793 / Year of the Furious Horse murder and replacement of his father by Bhael Casplar. He confronts and kills Bhael, but is forced to flee Teth by Bhael's son 794 / Year of the Grimacing Elf Ghaundar. Ghaundar seizes the kingship of Teth, while Temorith 795 / Year of the Firehawk is forced to seek refuge in Thesk. Castle Spulzeer is finally completed south of the Tethir Road in 805 / Year of the Unsung Bard the Purchase Lands. 806 / Year of the Warrior's Rest 796 / Year of the Gray Mists 807 / Year of the Bearded Maiden Merrydale becomes Daggerdale following vampiric infestation. [Old Empires] Precept Zanakht leads the Sempharan regiments Jander Sunstar relates this in Vampire of the Mists. on the infamous "Ride of the Golden Legion," raiding into Khazari Lower Tathtar and its capitol city, Dajaan, finally vanish when a and the southern Mai Yuan province of Shou Lung. He returns plague devastates the surviving populace. with 10,000 slaves and over 200,000 heads of cattle. 797 / Year of the Hearthstone 808 / Year of the Crescent Moon Dornal Silverhand, father of the Seven Sisters, is slain by orcs and [Old Empires] The archmage Tymessul leaves Skuld and retires becomes the Watcher of Mystra. to his manorial lands in Ouarda. The Magister Veldrin "Bluehands" lapses into insanity after Garumn "Greatcloak" Threskahar begins his apprenticeship under developing a spell to link his mind with three other archmages Tymessul. and falls prey to a pack of wolves. The office of Magister passes 809 / Year of the Boastful Noble to one of the mages he sought to spy upon, Kurtal of Sreve (reigns 797-886DR). 810 / Year of the Dark Mystery 798 / Year of the Holy Aspergill 811 / Year of Many Tears 799 / Year of the Laughing Gull Tulrun returns to the Realms, and becomes a marauding beast in the North. [Old Empires] The hobgoblin hordes of the Giantspire Mountains begin driving south, into the lands controlled by the mages of TheCrown of the Mountain is noted as being in the Nelanther, in Guldethym. For the next 97 years, the humans of that realm are the posession of a priest of Talos. constantly beseiged by the raiding hobgoblins and their ogrish allies. Page 71 de 123 [Old Empires] The exiled Prince Temorith of Teth marries Yhalia 832 / Year of the Slow Herald Brightstar, daughter of the king of Milvarune. End of the Strohm Dynasty, beginning of the Mallorhen Dynasty 812 / Year of the Gem Dragons of Tethyr. 813 / Year of Widows Tibor (799 to 838), Husband of Strohm V's elder daughter, King of Tethyr. 814 / Year of the Harper's Apprentice 833 / Year of the Flying Serpent [Old Empires] Antios Beleru of Cimbar organizes an expedition into the Endless Wastes, beginning the near century-long career 834 / Year of the Leaping Lion of one of Faerûn's greatest cartographers and explorers. Castle Greatstead (Grimstead) built on the borders of 815 / Year of the Heavy Heart Shadowdale. Elue Dualen, a white-haired human girl whose magic far outstrips 835 / Year of the Billowed Sail her age, arrives in Silverymoon and becomes fast friends and The Eastern Forest finishes its recession to match its current size confidants with the High Lady Amaara and her sister Lynnasha (and name) in modern Faerûn. "Lynx" Nharimlur. (circa) Sammaster achieves the status of an archmage at an age 816 / Year of the Laughing Swan almost unheard of at that time. He wanders Faerûn extensively 817 / Year of the Deadly Torch during this period. The traveling mage Mnethos takes the young Sammaster as an 836 / Year of Twelve Bells apprentice, noting the boy's fierce intelligence and fascination Aided by Lynnasha Nharimlur, sister of High Lady Amaara of with magic. Silverymoon, Tulrun recovers from his madness. Halaster and Arcturia create the vampire's lair on the Lost Level of The archmage Kartak Spellseer "the All-Seeing" is found guilty of Undermountain. the murders of at least 14 people around the Tejarn Hills. He 818 / Year of Broken Locks escapes punishment and flees south into the Iltkazar Range. Mnethos the mage introduces Sammaster to the glory of Our Lady 837 / Year of the Darkened Sundial of Mysteries, the worship of whom Sammaster soon adopts. 838 / Year of the Unfettered Genie 819 / Year of the Mendacious Page Samyte (818 to 841), 1st son, sole direct heir of Tibor, King of [Old Empires] Tymessul is slain by the necromancer Marune at Tethyr (He and his sons slain by Uthaedeol the Blood-Drenched). a Magefair in Innarlith. His apprentice Garumn takes theStaff and 839 / Year of Ten Atonements Dagger of Tsardha, and returns to Mourktar. 840 / Year of the Fighting Sage 820 / Year of the Roving Tyrant (circa) Sammaster's researches into the field of metamagic result (circa) Wulgrethsummons the first baatezu to Ascalhorn. in many new enchantments. 821 / Year of the Firewall 841 / Year of the Hunted Elk In Zakhara, a young man, Jafar al-Samal, becomes the first sha'ir. End of the Mallorhen Dynasty; beginning of the Bormul Dynasty Elue Dualen makes the first major expansion of the Silver Lady's (the "Queen's Dynasty") Library, and she establishes the Lady's College with Lynx. This is Alisande (816 to 847), Strohm V's daughter, Queen of Tethyr. the first open school for mages in Silverymoon that does not force students into apprenticeship with the teachers. The college takes [Old Empires] Rhavin II, son of the exiled Prince Temorith of payment in the form of service to defend the city with the army Milvarune, returns to Teth at the head of an army. He conquers for as much time as they study at the Lady's College. the city, and crowns himself as king after beheading his cousin, King Ghaundar. 822 / Year of the Wizard's Chalice 842 / Year of the Maverick 823 / Year of the Floating Petals 843 / Year of Amber [Old Empires] Led by the archmage Garumn Greatcloak, Mourktar breaks free of Unther, becoming a free city. The High Lady Amaara, Elue Dualen, Elenaril, Lynnasha "Lynx" Nharimlur and three other mages casting in concert create the 824 / Year of the Copper Coil magicalMoonbridge of Silverymoon, replacing the stone bridge 825 / Year of the Silver Flagon that lasted over four centuries. (circa) Sammaster leaves the service of his magely tutor, 844 / Year of the Midnight Sun Mnethos, having learned all he can from the itinerant wizard. 845 / Year of the Ruby Pendant 826 / Year of Wolfpacks 846 / Year of the Steadfast Dwarf (circa) The gold wyrm Valamaradace is given the title "Dragon 847 / Year of the Unmarked Path Queen" by the dying red wyrm Mairogra. Sybille the Great (832 to 885), daughter and sole heir of Alisande, [Old Empires] Mourktari forces conquer the area around Queen of Tethyr. Thamon, bringing the eastern Cephalonia region under their control. Garumn Greatcloak becomes king, and names his realm [Old Empires] Boryuth "The Bull" ascends to the throne of Threskel, after the family name Threskahar. Delthuntle by the force of his sword and the weight of his convictions. A cultured and urbane man who soon finds that he is 827 / Year of the Sacrificed Fortune more interested in wining and wenching than ruling, he brings an 828 / Year of Alarmed Merchants end to the infighting of the merchant Houses, cleans up the corrupt city guard, and expels or slays virtually all spies and 829 / Year of the Thessalhydra agents of foreign powers active in the city. His reign sees a 830 / Year of the Ambitious Proposal flourishing of the arts and music, ushering in what would soon come to be called the "Gilded Age" by reversing the decades of 831 / Year of the Deceptive Tongue Page 72 de 123 decline since the end of the War of Ten, and making Delthuntle 863 / Year of the Wondrous Sea famed across the Inner Sea as the "City of Festivals." The Chultan city of Mezro disappears. 848 / Year of the Vigilant Familiar 864 / Year of the Broken Branch 849 / Year of the Black Book Castle Grimstead destroyed by drow. 850 / Year of the Empty Throne Sammaster's relationship with Alustriel ends with disastrous [Old Empires] Under Boryuth's "anything-goes" rule of results for Sammaster's emotional and mental well-being. Delthuntle, the priesthood of Gargauth entrenches itself in the Rysellan the Dark founds the Twisted Rune. One of the Rune's administration of the city and begins to slowly mainpulate Boryuth earliest lairs lies deep beneath Calimport in what was once an through a combination of narcotic drugs and subtly corrupting ancient drow temple. spells. 865 / Year of Flamedance 851 / Year of the Jasmal Blade Sammaster meets and is befriended by Algashon Nathaire, a Our Lady of Mysteries appears to Sammaster. They dally, and the mage and priest of Mystra's enemy, Bane, near or in Baldur's Goddess of Magic offers to make the archmage one of her Gate. Chosen. It seems that Mystra has foreseen the death of a Chosen and Sammaster is to be her replacement. 866 to 874 Sammaster meets with the Sage of Shadowdale, Elminster, and Sammaster and Algashon travel widely, with the duplicitous learns how to use and control his Chosen powers, priest's words turning Sammaster toward bitterness, resentment, includingsilverfire. He leaves a year later. and evil. Rise of Selu'Maraar. Protected from prosecution by distance and 866 / Year of the Blessed Morning the abundance of surface-world fishing boats and ships, 867 / Year of the Cryptic Recipie Selu'Maraar is founded by sea elves in the Dragon Reach area. Contact is rarely made with either the surface-world or other 868 / Year of the Endless Scroll states of Serôs other than Keryvyr. 869 / Year of the Final Price [Old Empires] General Isellin is exiled from Escalant following a 870 / Year of the Hooded Tracker failed coup. He and his loyal men escape into the Yuirwood, where they form the Black Spear Raiders, a menace to Adventurers begin to clear the monsters out of the Yuirwood. neighboring realms for many years to come. Cyriana the Great Queen (870 to 922), 1st granddaughter, Queen 852 / Year of the False Smile of Tethyr. 853 / Year of the Hungry Box (circa) Kobolds become extinct in Tethyr. 854 / Year of the Indigo Inferno [Old Empires] Adventurers begin to clear the monsters out of the Yuirwood. The adventuress Dauntra and her lover Argaster 855 / Year of Cornerstones Shadowcloak become the first to successfully delve the ruins of In the spring, Sammaster first meets Zhent slavers. Many die, Oth Chaladar, evading the wrath of the Yuir and their allies. including innocent prisoners. 871 / Year of the Marching Golem Sammaster enters an extended period of exhaustive research into 872 / Year of the Moonbar Crest the processes of life, death, and undeath, creating several original necromantic enchantments before again taking to traveling Nimoar the Reaver conquers Bloodhand tribe, and he seizes the Faerûn. docks and harbor buildings. (circa) The elven sage Olaurae of Myth Drannor titles Suzail "the 873 / Year of the Opening Flower brightest jewel of Cormyr's crown." 874 / Year of the Roiling Cauldron 856 / Year of Thorns 875 / Year of the Stricken Star 857 / Year of Forgotten Flame Algashon coerces Sammaster into attacking his former lover, Alustriel, using her mother's name of Elué, takes the throne of Alustriel of Silverymoon. Alustriel is wounded in Sammaster's Silverymoon by the decree of the resigning Amaara; Amaara initial assault and calls for aid from Khelben Arunsun and Laeral accompanies Elenaril on her trek to Evermeet. Silverhand, two more Chosen of Mystra. Sammaster is stripped of his Chosen powers by Azuth. Algashon saves Sammaster from (circa) Huriot, the greatest Prince of Thieves Skuld has ever death. known, is captured and convicted of grave robbing. Sammaster, insane, embraces evil from this point onward. [Old Empires] Huriot, the greatest Prince of Thieves Skuld has ever known, is captured and convicted of grave robbing. 876 / Year of the Toothless Skulls 858 / Year of the Saffron Orb Warlord Lashtor takes control of Silverymoon after the High Lady Elue Dualen leaves her rule and the city abruptly, accompanied by 859 / Year of the Sea Crossing Lynnasha "Lynx" Nharimlur and the archmage Tulrun. His army 860 / Year of the Tired Horsemen begins slaying mages in the streets, and they put the Silver Lady's Library to the torch. 861 / Year of the Exploding Owl 877 / Year of the Scratching Claw Sammaster meets and begins a relationship with Elué/Alustriel, Chosen of Mystra. Lashtor is deposed by the mage Tanalanthara "She-Wolf" Mytersaal, who is named High Mage of Silverymoon. Yril 862 / Year of the Snow Rose Mytersaal, her brother, is named Warlord after Lashtor's [Old Empires] The city-states of Thesk meet at Phent and form execution a loose alliance, called the Cities of the Golden Way. Telflamm, 878 / Year of the Two-Edged Axe led by King Dosthann IV, refuses to join the alliance, as it holds its king as rightful ruler of all Thesk. 879 / Year of the Winter's Warmth Page 73 de 123 880 / Year of Unfettered Secrets After a magical mishap, the Magister Sharglar is left trapped with beast-limbs and unable to perform complex spellcasting. He is The first tanar'ri are summoned to Ascalhorn late in the year. killed by the battle-mage Kalgrathur Daycloaks, who becomes 881 / Year of the Brazen Vizier Magister (reigns 887-889DR). 882 / Year of the Curse 888 / Year of Twelve Teeth Nimoar's Hold rises at Waterdeep's current north end fortified by Tothur and over 40 Talassan priests perish in the Struggle of a log palisade. The city walls expand around the Hold and the Storms, a battle fought for control of the Talassan church. This city's perimeter. struggle breaks the back of the Talassan church in Faerûn for the next three centuries. TheChanting Chain disappears during the Nimoar drives worshipers of Selune out of the walled confines of battle. the city. 889 / Year of the Shining Shield Ascalhorn falls, corrupted from within by baatezu, and becomes known as Hellgate Keep. The mage Jaluster dies at the hands of The Bull Elk tribe of the Dessarin sets Nimoar's Hold afire, but the baatezu, but the bard Maerstar recovers hisOrizon. Nimoar's forces defeat them and drive them off. The Hold is rebuilt by year's end. Refugee mages and others from Ascalhorn form a small tent city within the walls of Silverymoon. A starving orc horde nearly King Zaor of Evermeet ascends to the Elven throne. overruns Silverymoon, but the city is saved by the sacrifice of The Magister Kalgrathur offends Mystra and loses her favor. He is High Mage Tanalanthara. killed by the mage Jonsryn Daerathal, who becomes Magister The dwarven realm of Ammarindar falls. Ammarindar's sister (reigns 889-902DR). realm of Oghrann falls soon thereafter, and the survivors occupy 890 / Year of the Burning Tree the Far Hills. A new High Mages' Keep and three new towers are constructed in The Night Plague descends on Zhentil Keep, but are destroyed. Silverymoon. The elven realm of Eaerlann falls. Many of the cellars beneath Hellgate Keep's buildings become The battlemage Kalgrathur Daycloaks seizes the Vilhon realm of connected to the sewers as the fiends attempt their first tunnels Maurmurra (which lay between the Nagawater and the River under the wards. Arran) and launches a series of conquests against his neighbors. The virulent Bluebottle Plague brings an end to the Ilistar dynasty 883 / Year of the Giant's Oath of Westgate, with the death of King Thartyrn II and all known royal heirs. In the chaos that follows, the Holy Council of After a mild winter spent in mourning over the loss of their Lady Westgate is established by the city's high priests, who rule Wolf, Silverymoon elects the humble Tanisell the Cloaked, a oligarchically as the Prince-Templars of Westgate. human originally from Ascalhorn, to become High Mage (the "Cloaked Lord of Silverymoon," as a popular ballad called him). 891 / Year of the Leaning Keep 884 / Year of the Singing Arrows With the influx of people from Ascalhorn and record trade years for the cities' merchants, Silverymoon is forced to expand the The elves destroy a large mercenary force in Sembia. city's north walls to the locations where they rest today. All the The red wyrm Hoondarrh attacks and kills the wyrm Skadaurak guards' garrisons and some support buildings are demolished and and claims his lair. rebuilt across the bridge on the southern shore of the Rauvin, with new high walls surrounding the Warriors' Quarter. [Old Empires] Kharus Zuul, the Serpent King of Escalant, is killed in a spellbattle with the current Magister, Chabarethym 892 / Year of the Open Tome (NOTE: This Year is also known as "Master of the Five Magicks." In a final act of desparation, Zuul the Year of Howling Winds) breaks his Staff of Power, unleashing a retributive strike that Jander destroyed its master "One Last Drink" (Realms of Valor) immolates both himself and Chabarethym, and levels much of the palace district of Escalant. The elven vampire Jander Sunstar destroys his vampiric master. 885 / Year of the Thistle 893 / Year of the Raised Sword Galaghard III (? to 910), King of Cormyr. War threatens much of Faerûn, but is averted. [Old Empires] The Black Spear Raiders, led by Isellin, take 894 / Year of Cold Flame advantage of the chaos in Escalant following the Serpent King's 895 / Year of the Spitting Cat death and attack the city. They sweep aside the squabbling and disorganized defenders, and Isellin is crowned King. 896 / Year of the Empty Hand 886 / Year of the Fell Firebreak Extensive poverty and famine from here to 900 DR. Wards are established around Hellgate Keep by the Harpers, to The red wyrm Hoondarrh demands tribute from the inhabitants of strip the tanar'ri of theirgating abilities. Mintarn. [Old Empires] Laothkund almost falls to an invading army from [Old Empires] Battle of Manyspells: Despite the combined nearby Teth. magical might of the remaining Council mages, the endless hobgoblin hordes of the north rout the last defenders of 887 / Year of Fell Pearls Guldethym at the Battle of Manyspells, ensuring the fall of the Pirate raids in force from the South attack tribes in Sword Coast. realm. All attacks on Nimoar's Hold fail. The realm of Guldethym is swept away by the Iron Horde. The The first "translations" of ancient prophecies by the mad members of the Council of the Mighty all perish, save for Soargar Sammaster are distributed, including his specious work on Half-Elven, the most junior member of the Council. Although Maglas'Chronicle of Things to Come. victorious, the hobgoblins' numbers are reduced, and their strength is shattered for the next two centuries. The Magister Kurtal of Sreve is killed in spellbattle with the mage Sharglar "Lord of Beasts" Dulrathran. Sharglar becomes Magister 897 / Year of the Calling Shrike (reigns 887DR). Page 74 de 123 In reaction to increased monster activity in the mountains of Amn 906 / Year of the Plough over the past decade, Citadel Rashturl is built this year as a log Azmaer the Drow Lord holds Tower of Ashaba. fort, replaced by stone in four years. Drow driven from the Twisted Tower. Shadowdale founded. 898 / Year of the Common Corpse [Old Empires] King Boryuth the Great of Delthuntle dies, leading The first shafts below the sewers of Hellgate Keep are opened, to a period of mourning which returns to wild partying soon and the tunneling fiends find some older hidden subterranean enough. His son Oserak assumes the kingship and continues his crypts that are soon plundered for magic. father's lecherous ways. [Old Empires] The remnants of the Iron Horde is turned back By this time, Delthuntle is the favored vacation spot for bored and from the walls of Lyrabar, last standing city of Guldethym. The jaded nobles of nations across the Inner Sea and anything, no legendary Last Councillor, the young Soargar Half-Elven, is matter how exotic or illegal, can be found for sale in the bazaars instrumental in the city's defense, and gains the title "Archmage and merchant villas of the city. of Lyrabar" for his valiant efforts. 907 / Year of Waiting 899 / Year of the Tolling Bell The upper (aboveground) city of Calimport is reclaimed and 900 / Year of the Thirsty Sword resettled by Mameluks who are shut out of the power circles of Chapter 20 of "Cormyr: A Novel" Manshaka. At the secret urgings of the Twisted Rune, they seek to reclaim the ruined greater city beyond the walls of the port. Widespread war; strong leaders emerge. The Rune's primary agent in this endeavor is Vizar Bollus el Beginning of the Rotting War in Chondath. Chondath finds itself Kahdan, a half-elven warrior-mage. embroiled in wars with the city-states that pop up around it. The Famine of the Red Plants: A plant rust, affecting most of the Hlondeth and the Emerald Enclave withstand many of Chondath's farmlands around Phlan, destroys harvests for the next three attacks. Hlath and Reth declare their independence from years and creates famine around the Moonsea. Chondath, causing Neveris Bikou, the ruler of Chondath, to send armies north. The armies are defeated by the two city-states 908 / Year of the Lone Tribe when they ally with one another against Chondath. 909 / Year of the Ogre The Vault of the Sages is built in Silverymoon and its initial 910 / Year of Deathblows Denied collection includes at least two tomes of knowledge, history, and magic from each mage of the city. The Harpers bestow the lost Rhiigard (? to 932), King of Cormyr. collection from the Silver Lady's Library upon the Keeper of the 911 / Year of Ruins Reborn Vault. Due to magical fluctuations in the woods and hills around On the eve of the Feast of the Moon, Favored High Reaver Silverymoon, Tanisell and his fellow mages reassert new Gostaraj, high priest of Garagos, unleashes a horde of berserkers enchantments and magics on the walls surrounding the city. against his fellow Prince-Templars of Westgate during a meeting of the Holy Council. None of Gostaraj's ever-bickering fellow At Midsummer, Vizar Bollus el Kahdan proclaims himself syl-pasha oligarchs survive the ensuing bloodbath, and the high priest of of Calimport, and nearly all of the surface ruins of the city are Garagos is crowned the Reaver King beneath a blood-red moon cleared of danger. before dawn breaks the following morn. Rise of the Morkoth Arcanum of Olleth beneath the Inner Sea. (circa) King Galaghard of Cormyr battles the forces of the Witch The First Arcane Xynakt begins his reign of terror among the Lords at Wheloon, Juniril, and Manticore's Crossing. The final morkoth and establishes the Nine Towers. battle between the two forces occured at the Vast Swamp, with [Old Empires] The mage Vardeghul, allied with the priesthood Cormyr winning with help from elven stag calvalry. of Gargauth, kills King Oserak during an orgy at the Great Palace. (circa) The mage Shangalar "The Black" lives in northeastern Vardeghul assumes control of Delthuntle and quickly institutes a Calimshan. series of harsh crackdowns and terrors, including rounding up and executing various "enemies of the state." These actions mark the [Old Empires] The warrior Ullen "Greatblade" rises to power in abrupt end of Delthuntle's Gilded Age, and a slide into tyranny. Laothkund and immediately sets about reorganizing the military and rebuilding the city's trade ties. He is aided in his efforts by 912 / Year of the Sudden Journey Kamanen, a former priest of Lathander and leader of the The first deep fiend-dug tunnels lead north out of Hellgate Keep Marchantans, a cult organized around the deification of the mage toward the Nether Mountains. Marchantar. 913 / Year of the Watching Raven 901 / Year of the August Armathor Sembia founded under the Raven banner. The cities of 902 / Year of the Queen's Tears Chondathan and Chancelgaunt become Saerloon and Selgaunt. The Rotting War in Chondath decimates the country. Chondath 914 / Year of the Book renounces claims on Sembian city-states. The cities of Chondathan and Chauncelgaunt become independant. 915 / Year of Bats Sammaster's research into necromancy results in the first [Old Empires] The archmage Soargar delves the long-forgotten successful Cult of the Dragon dracolich, Shargrailar. undercrypts of Mintas Rhelgor. He encounters the spirit of First- Speaker Garandral, who reveals the location of theCrown of The Magister Jonsryn Daerathal is killed in a spellduel with the Narfell to him. sorceress Taline Telgara, the "Flame of the North" (reigns 902- 946DR). 916 / Year of the Sinhala 903 / Year of the Trial The Harpers and the priests of Lathander ambush Sammaster and his entourage as they travel to visit two green wyrms in southern 904 / Year of the Rising Maeran Cormanthor. Sammaster and an avatar of the Morninglord do 905 / Year of the Rotting Word battle. Sammaster's actions wound the avatar slightly before he obliterates Sammaster. Sammaster finishes his principle work on theTome of the Dragon, and copies begin to appear across Faerûn as the Cult's philosophy Rise of Es'roch/Expansion of As'arem. The shalarin of the fourth spreads. Passing and children of other generations found a new kingdom Page 75 de 123 within the lower depths of Easting Reach to expand As'arem to its 927 / Year of the Red Rain "manifest destiny" from the Hmur Plateau to the coast. The young Ahghairon of Waterdeep arrives in Silverymoon and is 917 to 940 taught magic by numerous tutors, including High Mage Threskaal. After Sammaster's downfall, Algashon leads the Cult underground Fed up with the excesses of both the Reaver King and the Prince- for the first time since its creation in the prior century. Algashon's Templars who proceeded him, the merchant nobility of Westgate Cult adopts many of the revenue-generating schemes required to secretly hires another army of mercenaries to over throw Gostaraj finance much of the Cult's operations. in turn. The heads of the various noble houses choose Altarl Campion, the head of a powerful merchant family, as Westgate's 917 / Year of the Winding Road next king. As his first official act, King Altarl bans all organized 918 / Year of the Palace religious activity within the city walls, and all existing temples are torn down, their land seized in the name of the new king. The 919 / Year of the Chase Templeban Edict extends beyond the city walls as well, permitting Hellgate Keep's forces are forced from their deep tunnels for a only simple shrines within a day's walk of Westgate. time by the Morueme clan of dragons. In the nine decades that follow, hearkening back to an earlier 920 / Year of Great Riches age, no less than seven rings of standing stones are established on a ring of seven hillocks just beyond the last rise west of Ahghairon is born on Midsummer's Night, and many legends Westgate. One such site, the Hill of Fangs, is established by report Mystra's symbol glowing brightly among the stars of the worshipers of Moander. The Abomination's hilltop shrine consists North. of a ring of eight great red stone plinths shaped like fangs curving High Mage Tanisell succumbs to a fever and dies. His successor is inwards. The other faiths include Garagos, Ghaunadaur, Jergal, his closest advisor and friend, Nunivytt Threskaal, the Keeper of Savras, Silvanus, and one whose name has been forgotten. the Vault of the Sages and ranking mage of the Lady's College. Unbeknownst to the general populace of Westgate, secret, High Mage Threskaal's reign is a peaceful, studious one and is still subterranean temples are established beneath most or all of the considered one of the golden eras of magical learning for seven hillocks, as well as in the catacombs of the city itself, in Silverymoon and her pupils. direct violation of the Templeban Edict. The goddess Waukeen appears on Shieldmeet and establishes the A thieves' guild, forerunners of the Shadowmasters, begins Merchant's Peace at Trademeet in Amn. operations in Telflamm. [Old Empires] Renegade Mulhorandi mages under the 928 / Year of the Hurled Axe leadership of Ythazz Buvaar meet in secret with the leaders of the 929 / Year of Flashing Eyes Coast Cities and Thesk; Thesk, Laothkund, Escalaunt, Murbant, Thasselen, and Kensten agree to send military supplies and Chessenta rebels against Unther. Alliance of Chessenta drives troops in the upcoming revolution. Unther back beyond the Riders to the Sky Mountains. 921 / Year of the Falling Maeran Alasklerbanbastos, a blue dragon, competes with Tchazzar for control of western Unther (now Chessenta). 922 / Year of the Spouting Fish [Old Empires] Alasklerbanbastos, a blue dragon, competes with Red Wizards under the command of Ythazz Buvaar sack the the wyrm Tchazzar for control of western Unther (now regional capital of Delhumide. Chessenta). Battle of Thazalhar in Thay. Red Wizards declare Thay Chessenta rebels against Unther. The allied cities unite behind the independent of Mulhorand. Three Great Dukes of Soorenar (Shularin, Theras, and Ithios), End of the Second Mulhorand Empire. and drive Unther back beyond the Riders to the Sky Mountains. Teresa the Great Queen (893 to 957), 3rd niece, Queen of Tethyr. The warrior-mage Jonrathyn leads the Cimbaran forces against Unther. The city is heavily damaged in the fighting, and fire again The black dragon Ebondeath, ruler of the Mere of Dead Men, is sweeps through much of the city. transformed into a dracolich by Strongor Bonebag, a priest of Myrkul with ties to the Cult of the Dragon. Sparthrae, the Commander of Unther's Akanul forces, renounces his allegiance to Gilgeam. His legions aid the cities in driving the King Amarkos II of Old Impiltur dies of plague. Untheri forces out of Chessenta. [Old Empires] Red Wizards under the command of Ythazz While Sanctus fails to take part in the uprising with the rest of the Buvaar sack the regional capital of Delhumide. Chessentan cities, its remote location from Unther leaves it Battle of Thazalhar in Thay. Red Wizards declare Thay virtually independant anyway. The Precept of the city, a priest of independent of Mulhorand. Gilgeam named Zaorus, continues his rule, this time as an independant Lord. End of the Second Mulhorand Empire. 930 / Year of the Liberty Crest 923 / Year of the Bloodied Soldier (circa) The emergance of the orc realm of Uruth Ukrypt heralds The demon prince Eltab is bound under the city of Eltabbar. a collapse of trade along the High Road of the North. [Old Empires] Amunthoth, the current incarnation of Thoth, [Old Empires] Jonrathyn is elected as the first Avtokrator (king) becomes the only non-Horus-Re incarnation to ascend the throne of Cimbar by the populace of that city. of Mulhorand, as all of the Lord of the Sun's incarnations were slain in the war with Thay. Aided by Cimbaran interests, Maerduuth gains independence from Soorenar. The twelve heads of the influential Mining and 924 / Year of the Cracked Turtle Merchant Guilds form a Council of Guildars to rule the city. The rulers of Old Impiltur die in a plague. The sole survivor is the Sparthrae leads his men to Akanax, where he assumes power and Princess Aliia. becomes the first Avtokrator (king) of Akanax. 925 / Year of the Enchanted Trail 931 / Year of the Penitent Rogue 926 / Year of the Fearless Peasant 932 / Year of Fireslaughter Princess Aliia of Impiltur is betrothed to Crown Prince Rhiegard of Cormyr, but her bridal ship is lost at sea after leaving Hlammach. Page 76 de 123 First Troll War in the North. After a number of attacks on Nimoar's The Moonsea city of Hulberg is founded as a base for human Hold, Nimoar's forces clear the Evermoors of trolls, burning miles forces fighting giants and humanoids in Thar. of land bare while slaying the everlasting ones. Tulrun discovers the death of his companion Krustalonos and Thay conquers the independant city of Kensten, renaming it dedicates himself to killing the spawn of the great white wyrm Bezantur (after the high priest of Kossuth in the city). Sneighfanglen. [Old Empires] Thay conquers independant Kensten, re-naming 941 / Year of Sudden Sorrows it Bezantur (after the high priest of Kossuth in the city). With the merest hint of his first beard on his chin, Ahghairon Lord Zaorus of Sanctus is killed by monsters magicallysummoned shows some of his coming might by single-handedly destroying a into his bedchambers. In the chaos following Zaorus' death any pair of young green dragons intent on attacking Silverymoon. hint of central authority falls apart. Various guild factions, Ahghairon leaves the city soon afterward to learn more of the influential merchants, underworld figures and at least three Realms. separate divisions of the Lord's Guard wrestle for control of the 942 / Year of the Circling Vulture city, sparking almost three decades of turmoil collectively referred to as The Time of Drawn Daggers. End of the Eleventh Serôs War. This war destroys the central sea elf kingdom of Keryvyr, though the failed High Mage and would- 933 / Year of the Five Jugs be-Cororal Nyratiis escapes capture. Keryvyn's allies survive. Of [Old Empires] Battle of the Whitesails: Cimbar and Delthuntle the subordinate kingdoms and duchies of Aryselmalyr's golden clash in the first of many naval battles between Chessenta and era, only Naramyr and Selu'Maraar survive. the North Coast for control of the Wizard's Reach shipping lanes. [Old Empires] Under the leadership of the Sempharan noble 934 / Year of Fell Wizardry Thiakon and his half-brother Keramos, Semphar revolts, declaring itself free of Mulhorandi rule. Thiakon is crowned Caliph of First Thayan invasion of Rashemen. Semphar and moves the capital from Phelzol to Dhaztanar. The Thayans first demand tribute from Escalant. 943 / Year of the Flying Steed Founding of Mulmaster as a trading fortress between the 944 / Year of the Animated Armor Moonsea and the Dragonreach. Kurskos Ironhand of Aumreayum slays Amrok of the dwarves and 935 / Year of the Rearing Lion takesAdjatha the Drinker. 936 / Year of the Sky Riders [Old Empires] Fearing that Keramos is attempting to usurp his Heavy orc raids on Nimoar's Hold and outlying farms last the full throne, Thiakon falsely accuses his half-brother of being a traitor, year. Nimoar dies of old age, and Gharl replaces him as War Lord and banishes him from Semphar. of the tribe. 945 / Year of the Foolish Bridegroom Start of the Eleventh Serôs War. The New Aryselmalyr War begins 946 / Year of the Blazing Cell under the Inner Sea as three sea elf kingdoms unite under the wizard Nyratiis and try to use magic to reconquer Serôs. With the The Magister Taline Telgara is accidentally killed when her Dukars absent and the morkoth as current enemies, chances husband, the weredragon Caldauvur Maerglauthyn, is forced to seem slim of resisting the elven advances. change shape. Caldauvur becomes Magister (reigns 946- 949DR). 937 / Year of the Turning Wheel 947 / Year of the Advancing Wind Alliance of the Cities of the Golden Way into the nation of Thesk. 948 / Year of the Clarion Trumpet Milvarune, former capital of Milvarn, becomes Thesks's "capital." [Old Empires] Death of Avtokrator Jonrathyn. Much of Cimbar Milvarn is largely dissolved at this time, though it still provides burns once again as Jonrathyn's two top generals and several some defense for the fisherfolk south of the river Umber. Lurskas noble families vie for the throne. retains the title of High Mage of Milvarune and Mage-King of Milvarn until his death. The general Nrym Mhaelund vanquishes his rivals, seizing the throne of Cimbar. TheBook of Fangs and Talons is found atop Berun's Hill by the Slow Serpent band of adventurers. A local priest of Silvanus 949 / Year of the Forbidden Tome examines the book. Several nights later over 40 Malarites descend The Magister Caldauvur is ambushed by a group of evil upon the priest and tear him and his home apart, stealing the archmages. He is killed, but not before all but one of the book back. attacking mages are slain. The surviving wizard, the Calishite [Old Empires] Alliance of the Cities of the Golden Way into satrap Ildathchance Orlaer, becomes Magister (reigns 949- Thesk. 952DR). 938 / Year of the Unhanged Man 950 / Year of the Doomguard 939 / Year of the Vengeful Halfling (circa) Cult of the Dragon cells number near 100 at this time, the height of Cult power across Faerûn since the organization's Nyratiis creates numerous powerful items for his generals and inception. fellow sea elf rulers, includingArygantor the Coral Net, theChariot of Nyratiis, the fourUnicorn Saddles, theStaff of the Deep, [Old Empires] The exiled Sempharan hero Keramos becomes theHelm of the Sea Lion, theSwift-Swimming Anklets of Osura, Avtokrator of Cimbar, deposing the hated "Bloodlord," Nrym andAceal the Commander's Trident. Mhaelund. He immediately orders the building of a new palace, to replace the fire-damaged Untheri ziggurat. 940 / Year of the Cold Claws 951 / Year of the Empty Hourglass The name of Waterdeep comes into common usage. 952 / Year of the Rings Royal Second Troll War in the North. This year sees the start of continual troll raids and strife that last more than a decade. Six Ahghairon rises and is recognized as the premier mage of the War Lords of Waterdeep die in battle against the trolls. Despite Savage North. He becomes the official advisor for the War Lord of the problems, Waterdeep grows in population, as tribes gather Waterdeep. within the walls for safety. This year marks the end of the Second Trollwar. The trolls remain Ashaba, first Lord of Shadowdale, merges with river. nearly extinct around Waterdeep for nearly 100 years. Page 77 de 123 The Magister Ildathchance Orlaer is killed in an ambush by the Uruth found the kingdom of Uruth Ukrypt in what is now Thayan mage Baerzus Anagathiir. The Red Wizard becomes Kryptgarden Forest. Within a few generations the orcs are wiped Magister (reigns 952DR). out. The Magister Anagathiir dies under the massed magical might of (circa) The Cult reaches farther south than ever before with the the Red Wizards. The ensuing magical chaos requires the creation of the cell in, around, and beneath the city of Hlondeth in appearance of Azuth, who fixes the tear in the Weave, and the Vilhon Reach. confers the office of Magister upon someone far from Thay; the 963 / Year of the Deadly Duo enchanted gauntlet-maker Bilnur Faerglamer of Tethyr (reigns 952-977DR). The construction of Castle Waterdeep begins around the site of Nimoar's Hold on the eastern spur of Mount Waterdeep, just 953 to 1335 - The Rise of Waterdeep to the north of the city walls. Founding of the Zhentarim 964 / Year of the Pickled Privateer 953 / Year of the Guiding Crow 965 / Year of the Runelighting [Old Empires] Keramos, the Avtokrator of Cimbar, creates the 966 / Year of the Squire first order of Griffonriders, a military force that the other city- Wythyndle's Round Book, a holy tome of Milil, vanishes from a states eventually copy. temple in the eastern Cloven Mountain during a hard winter. 954 / Year of Perilous Halls 967 / Year of the Tearful Princess [Old Empires] The Havi, a large tribe from the Ejen Horo region 968 / Year of the Wandering Gnome of the Hordelands, invade Murghom. Although their initial attack is stopped in the Mountains of Copper, they continue to raid and Jholnareer becomes High Mage of Milvarune and Mage-King of drain resources from Mulhorand for the next few decades. Milvarn, though he rules only as one of the Oligarchs of Thesk. 955 / Year of the Telltale Candle In Zakhara, a war begins between the genie races. Barbarians attack Waterdeep in the depths of winter. In memory 969 / Year of the Bright Standard of their bravery, the Waterdhavians bury the barbarian's princess 970 / Year of the Child's Trinket at the foot of the peak that later becomes known as Maiden's Tomb Tor. 971 / Year of the Children The Great Rising of the Orcgates: A fell power (some say Thayan The Cult's further expansion in the south is halted by the church archmages experimenting with dangerous spells, others insist that of Tiamat when an underground Cult cell "trespasses" on a similar the gods of the orcs themselves were responsible) suddenly group worshipping the Dragon Queen in the city of Surkh. brought into being scores of dimensional portals that spewed 972 to 995 forth orcs from the mountain caverns of the far North to lay waste to half a hundred cities and realms all over Faerûn. The Cult of the Dragon refocuses its efforts to expand in the North, creating at least 10 new cells in this time period. The only 956 / Year of the Crooked Finger known failure of the Cult to infiltrate an area during this time is in Cathtyr is killed by her daughter Filina. Filina becomes Queen of Silverymoon. Dambrath. 972 / Year of the Cairngorm Crown 957 / Year of the Entombed Poet After the recent defeat in Surkh, dissidents within the Cult of the Teremir I (927 to 959), 5th son of Teresa, Queen of Tethyr (slain Dragon begin to openly question Algashon's leadership and the by Mhoaran). weighty influence the church of Bane has had in Cult operation in the preceding years. The mage Drakewings becomes a The volcanic isle known as the Ship of the Gods erupts in the particularly outspoken opponent of the God of Tyranny's place in Alambar, killing thousands of Untheri settlers. the Cult of the Dragon. [Old Empires] The vampire-mage Azirial becomes Lord of 973 / Year of the Empited Lair Sanctus. To supply himself with fresh blood, he institutes a series of harsh crackdowns and arrests. Until 980 DR, this is known as 974 / Year of the Haunting Harpy the Dark Times in Sanctus. Castle Waterdeep is completed at High Harvestide. The city walls The volcanic isle known as the Ship of the Gods erupts in the expand (now abutting the wall around Halaster's Hold for Alambar, killing thousands of Untheri settlers. defense) and the worn log palisades become new, high stone walls. 958 / Year of the Far-Flung Harp Laroun becomes the first female War Lord of Waterdeep. 959 / Year of the Haunted Crew Nearel (951 to 997), 32nd child/17th son of Mhoaran, King of End of the Bormul Dynasty; beginning of the "Tethyr" Dynasty Tethyr (slayer of Teremir I's eldest son). (the "Lion's Dynasty"). The stronghold of the retired adventurer Sulass Drowsbane grows Mhoaran "the Tusk-Bearded" (919 to 974), cousin of Teremir I into the city of Sulasspryn. and son of Cyriana's 3rd sister, King of Tethyr. 975 / Year of the Bent Coin 960 / Year of the Mageling Telflamm annexes Nyth and Culmaster and establishes itself as a (circa) TheBook of Fangs and Talons is rumored to be in the royal city-state under a grand prince. area of Secomber. Soon after it is taken to the Daggerford area. [Old Empires] Telflamm, snubbed by the city-states of Thesk, 961 / Year of the Pensive Gibberling annexes Nyth and Culmaster and establishes itself as an Cathakay Queen of Dambrath. independant city-state. 962 / Year of the Shandon Veil 976 / Year of Slaying Spells The village of Phandalin is conquered by orcs, and the mountain Mulhorandi invasion of Thay defeated at the River Thazarim. delve Wavecho Cave, home to dwarves and gnomes, is also destroyed by their depredations. The orcs under their chieftan Page 78 de 123 [Old Empires] Mulhorandi invasion of Thay defeated at the river newly-crowned Sceptanar also launches an Inquisition across his Thazarim. empire, seeking to ferret out "enemies of the state" and to establish himself as the Supreme God and Ruler of Chessenta. By 977 / Year of Swordforging the time his red- and black-garbed warrior-priests finish their task A circle of talons and blood is found outside of Daggerford. This is some ten years later, over 120,000 men, women and children linked to theBook of Fangs and Talons, a holy book of Malar. No (many of them faithful adherents or priests of rival gods) have trace is ever found of the book though. been put to the sword. The Magister Bilnur Faerglamer dies of natural causes, never 987 / Year of the Flaming Dwarf having faced a serious challenge for his office. Azuth picks the [Old Empires] Tchazzar orders the founding of Rodanar, as a Calishite courtier Malune Nalonkrivar (reigns 977- 983DR) to fort from which to protect the Akanul against frequent orc succeed Bilnur as Magister. incursions from the Akanapeaks. The citadel is also slated to be [Old Empires] Keramos dies in his sleep, poisoned by unknown the headquarters of the Pheregian Knights, the most feared and agents. His top general, Tchazzar, assumes the title of Avtokrator hated of the Sceptanar's inquisitors. and control of Cimbar, and launches a war against the rest of 988 / Year of the Meddling Avatar Chessenta. [Old Empires] Tchazzar conquers Threskel, absorbing it into 978 / Year of the Hooded Rogue Chessenta. It is at the Battle of Endymian where the Sceptanar 979 / Year of the Marching Forest confirms his deific powers. He transforms himself into a great red wyrm of monstrous appearance and single- handedly decimates 980 / Year of the Orator much of the Threskan army, which soon breaks and flees the field [Old Empires] Tchazzar and his legions push westward, easily of battle. The victorious Chessentans, along with their god-king, entering Sanctus. They find a virtual ghost-town ruled by chase down the routed Threskans and slaughter them by the vampires and subject to daily battles between the undead and the hundreds. News of the utter defeat reaches Mourktar and inspires forces of the thieves guilds. Setting the Untheri ziggurat which panic among the citizenry there - by the time the Chessentans houses the Lord aflame, Tchazzar flushes Azirial out into the Sun reach the city, they find it a virtual ghost-town, with the main Court, where he kills the undead creature in single combat. The gates left gaping wide open. joyous populace of the city joins the Dragonlord's army by the After a brief siege of the royal palace, Tchazzar completes his hundreds. conquest of Threskel. He executes the current king, Garumn II, 981 / Year of the Rebel Uprising and installs one of his generals, Ranais, as Lord. The Threskan prince, Garumn III, flees to Delthuntle, where he is given shelter 982 / Year of the Scythe by King Marridous (acting under orders from the priesthood of The red wyrm Thungarbarath Flamegout is killed by the Bold Gargauth). This marks the beginning of an alliance that is Broadswords adventuring band. The only survivor of the battle, cemented in 1021 with the marriage of the re-instated King Jorthan Twocastle, retrieves theFlame of the Spirit. Garumn III of Threskel to Princess Ellura, daughter of King Ouorn of Delthuntle. [Old Empires] Soorenar falls to the armies of Tchazzar, after an eighteen month seige which sees the first widespread usage of Until 1019 DR, this is known as the Interregnum in Threskel. Mulhorandibalefire (naptha) in Chessentan military history. The 989 / Year of Dark Stalking Dawnspires, the center of Lathanderism in Chessenta, is spared the wrath of the victorious general, but Tchazzar orders every Orjalun of Silverymoon is born on Midsummer's Night and is single priest, from lowly acolyte to the Grand Patriarch himself, marked as a wizard from birth, Mystra's symbol clearly evident in put to the sword. a birthmark over his heart. 983 / Year of the Submerged Country Dwarven miners from the remote outpost of Thunderholme in the Thunder Peaks break into the shadow dragon Aurgloroasa's lair The Magister Malune Nalonkrivar is killed in Tunland by the black and wake the dragon from a decades-long sleep; she kills the dragon Constulgrael. The Water King becomes Magister (reigns miners and caves in their tunnels. 983-986DR), the only true dragon to do so in the history of the office. The ranger Eldrum the Silent observes theCrystrum of Tranquility, a holy book of Eldath, in Hulluck Forest. At the time, the keeper 984 / Year of the Caravan of theCrystrum was the Eldathyn priestess Analauthé Brenewood. 985 / Year of Bright Nights 990 / Year of the Muster The Plinth of Moon and Stars, a small altar atop the tower of 991 / Year of the Breaking Ice Lunaven Moonstar in Waterdeep (present day: The Plinth), is dedicated to Selune. [Old Empires] Battle of Cape Foulwind: Tchazzar's armada wins a decisive victory over the city-state of Delthuntle, shattering the Fetitia Ledora, rumored to be the daughter of Alustriel Silverhand, Coast cities fleet, and establishing itself as the dominant force in and Yhelfanna the Masked, a Rashemaar witch of the Hathran, the Wizard's Reach for the next several decades. This is the first form the Sorority of the Silver Fire, an adventuring sisterhood of time the Delthuntan armada loses control of the strategic water incantatrixes. access to the riches of the Inner Sea, and marks the last time it [Old Empires] Tchazzar's unification of Chessenta is completed enjoys unquestioned dominion of the waves of the western with the rout of Mordulkin's navy in the Battle of the Killing Wizard's Reach. Waves. He proclaims himself Sceptanar of Chessenta (a new term 992 / Year of the Watching Helm that roughly translates into "The One Above All"), and deifies himself by building a temple-palace in the heart of Cimbar. Heralds of Faerûn created. (Note: FOR4 Code o/t Harpers has this date and year as 996). 986 / Year of the Dusken Ride The merchant factions in Turmish are subjugated by Lord Saros. The Dragon Magister is killed in an ambush by the mage Meldryn Saros forms trading and defense pacts with Hlath, Reth, and Jalensifer. Jalensifer, a master of disguise and stealth, becomes Hlondeth, and immediately begins shaping Turmish into a major the new Magister (reigns 986-998DR). naval power. (Note: 9520 The Vilhon Reach gives this date [922 [Old Empires] Tchazzar passes an Imperial Edict outlawing the DR] as the Year of Flashing Eyes). use of the Untheri language, making the "common tongue" of 993 / Year of the Slain Mountain Chessenta, descended from the Turami, the official language. The Page 79 de 123 994 / Year of the Weary Scribe 1003 / Year of the Labyrinth 995 to 1000 The Kamaar Slaughters. Below the waves of the Inner Sea, what was a territorial skirmish over one of the lower kelp beds along (circa) Factionalism within the Cult of the Dragon increases with the coastal slopes of Voalidru and Mount Teakal becomes an most members joining either Algashon's reformational Bane- infamous lesson in Eadraal's history. Five war parties comprised influenced camp or Drakewing's pragmatic faction. mainly of Clan Kamaar warriors willfully ignore the Laws of Battle 995 / Year of the Charging Mare and destroy an entire ixitxachitl city with their ignoble ambush. For their crimes, merfolk King Kosul I exiles the clan to the site of 996 / Year of the Disfiguring Scar (Note: FOR4 Code of the Harpers thier crimes among the ixitxachitl reefs west of Eadraal; the exiled gives the name of this year as The Year of the Watching Helm) merfolk eventurally turn the ixitxachitl cavern town into Thuridru, Arangor (? to 1021), King of Cormyr. named after their former home. [Old Empires] House Calatus instigates a failed assassination 1004 / Year of the Oracle's Carcass attempt against Tchazzar. The Dragon-Father retaliates by 1005 / Year of the Pillaged Crypt executing every single member of the House, down to the livery servants and doorwards, and orders the Calatus cattle herds 1006 / Year of the Second Son slaughtered in a two-day-long sacrifice to his deific magnificance. Felbarr, the last remnant of Delzoun, is deserted by the dwarves. This marks the last serious internal attempt on the Sceptanar's life. 1007 / Year of the Bold Barbarian 997 / Year of the Fearful Harper The city walls of Waterdeep expand, absorbing the ruins of Halaster's Hold (the walls run along the lines of what are now the Kortal (968 to 1022), 2nd son, King of Tethyr (slayer of Teremir northern borders of Dock and Southern Wards). Ahghairon builds I's daughter's family). his tower out beyond the city walls, and he also places magical Orjalun learns magic exclusively from High Mage Threskaal of barriers around the ruins of Halaster's tower, preventing many Silverymoon, who senses a greatness in his pupil resembling that dangers from escaping into the city. of Ahghairon. 1008 / Year of the Treacherous Path Kloroth of the Seven Curses gains theSceptre of Mystra, but loses [Old Empires] The wandering hero Ouorn Threeshields travels it due to acurse it bestows on him. It is taken by means of agate to Delthuntle and reveals King Morridane as a Malefactor of to Skullport by a thief who is slain by an illithid, which flees into Gargauth. Morridane is killed by Ouorn's blade, overthrowing the the Third Level of Undermountain with the item. The illithid is tyrannical rule of the priesthood of Gargauth and issuing in a new killed by drow, who are then killed by Halaster. TheSceptre age for Delthuntle. Ouorn soon crowns himself as king, wedding remains in the dungeon. the First Princess and founding the Threeshields Dynasty, the 998 / Year of Much Iron longest and most successful of Delthuntle's kingships. Waterdeep's War Lord Laroun establishes a naval guard to protect At the end of the year a girl, Ellura, is born to King Ouorn and the city and its trading partners. Construction begins on fortifying Queen Emilaara of Delthuntle. the harbor and Deepwatch Isle. 1009 / Year of the Broken Spear A temple and monastary to Lathander breaks ground to the north 1010 / Year of Three Signs of Waterdeep (at the present site of the Spires of the Morning). Laborers finish the extensive harbor fortifications at Midsummer, The Magister Meldryn Jalensifer surrenders his office to the and the Free City of Waterdeep is officially established. Laroun mighty archmage Sarndaen "The Opener" Dalabar. Dalabar becomes the first Warlord of Waterdeep. becomes the new Magister (reigns 998-1066DR). [Old Empires] Under the light of Mystra's Star, Queen Emilaara 999 / Year of the Gaping Sky gives birth to Belanthrym, the boy who will soon become 1000 / Year of the Wailing Winds mythologized as the Dolphin Prince of Delthuntle. Riatavin established as a trading post and temple city with the 1011 / Year of the Defiant Mountain backing of the Spulzeer, Krimmevol, and Coprith families. 1012 / Year of the Flamboyant Coif (circa) The dwarven realm of Dareth is found to be in shambles. 1013 / Year of the Hunted Whale The remaining dwarves fled to Mount Sundabar, where they are shattered by white dragons. 1014 / Year of the Grimacing Sage (circa) The archmage Ultham creates theMagical Chessmen of 1015 / Year of the Maid Enraged Ultham-Urre in Chessenta. 1016 / Year of the Roaring Tempest 1001 / Year of the Awakening Cathakay dies in battle against a gold dragon. Her niece Melanith Many ruins discovered and old magic and undead released. becomes Queen of Dambrath. Tuelhalva Drakewings encounters Gargauth trapped in a pit in 1017 / Year of the Stone Rose Peleveran. Gargauth's words inspire Drakewings to plot a break 1018 / Year of the Dracorage from the Sembian Cult of the Dragon cell. Chapter 22 of "Cormyr: A Novel" The shadow dragon Aurgloroasa begins to corrupt High Old One Dagan, son of Belgin, blood of Jangarak, by whispering to him in Death(?) of King Tchazzar, unifier of Chessenta, in battle against his dreams. the sahuagin. His body is never found. [Old Empires] Tuelhalva Drakewings, a high-ranking member of Rage of Dragons in Faerûn and the Heartlands. the Cult of the Dragon, uncovers theNameless Blade in the depths The cities of Lheshayl and Ormath are heavily damaged, and four of the Pit of Sorrows, the ancient prison of Gargauth. dragons are killed in the Shining Plains (including the great wyrm 1002 / Year of the Heavenly Rock Andraxis). Centuries of long skirmishes between Durpar and Ulgarth come to A great flight of dragons assaults Zhentil Keep. The old Keep is an uneasy halt as the two nations finally reach a balance of destroyed, but the city is saved by its wizards, and priests of power. Bane. The Cult of the Dragon is widely blamed for the Page 80 de 123 devastation, and the inhabitants of the Keep first take note of the warfare Tchazzar's top general, Imperator Aeruthax the "Iron Cult as a recognized enemy (as opposed to a dimly perceived Fist," Son of Ranais, gains control of the capital, although the war nuisance). still rages out in the countryside. The blue dragon Alasklerbanbastos contacts the Cult of the Brazar Arblethyn, the high priest of Tchazzar and a claimant to Dragon for additional power in hopes to rival the apparent the throne of Chessenta, is set upon and killed by unknown rivals. ascension to godhood of Tchazzar. His death throws the already-reeling priesthood into further chaos, and clears the last obstacle to Aeruthax's assumption of The wyrm Sapphiraktar the Blue joins in the massive flights of power in the capital. dragons ravaging the Realms. He emerges from his normal Calim desert habitat and destroys much of Calimport and Keltar in Taking advantage of the civil war, Threskel revolts, throwing off Kythorn and Flamerule. Chessentan rule. Garumn III, exiled in Delthuntle since 988 DR, returns to Mourktar and is crowned king. Westgate's harborside district is set aflame by a red wyrm of the Thunder Peaks, Thungarbarath Flamegout, and the royal family Members of Garumn's retinue, converted to the worship of and much of the populace is slain in the resulting conflagration Gargauth during their time in Delthuntle, return to Mourktar with that engulfs the city, bringing the Campion dynasty to an end. the king and establish a secret shrine to the Hidden Lord. Thungarbarath is eventually slain and the fires extinguished 1020 / Year of Smouldering Spells thanks to the heroics and able leadership of Sarvyn Eorn, a mercenary lord visiting the city in search of his next commission. Thay develops much of its unique fire magic. As the surviving inhabitants begin to rebuild their city, Sarvyn House Extaminos begins openly ruling Hlondeth. Eorn is crowned as King of Westgate by acclamation. King Sarvyn [Old Empires] Thay develops much of its unique fire magic. holds his throne for many years, widely recognized for his wisdom, craftiness, and principled nature. The Bane of Allying himself with Baronos, the powerful Lord of Mordulkin, Thungarbarath forges a strong relationship with the monarchy of Aeruthax manages to vanquish all other contenders for the the Forest King, and several years after his coronation, Sarvyn crown. At a victory banquet in Cimbar, Aeruthax has Baronos marries Lady Ardine Huntsilver of Cormyr, a favored second poisoned, removing the last threat to his assumption of the cousin of King Arangor and a granddaughter of Prince Tanalar, kingship. In the deceased Lord of Mordulkin's place Aeruthax the second son of King Galaghard III. places Khymerul Jedea, Patriarch of the influential Jedea clan and a staunch ally of his during the war. Early in his reign, Sarvyn of Westgate reverses the long-standing royal edict banning temples from the city proper. In the years (circa) [Planes] Gargauth is released from his long that follow, numerous temples are constructed in Westgate imprisonment in a pit in the deepest caverns below Peleveria, the proper, and the shrines and secret temples west of the city dating capital city of Pelerevan, by Tuelhalva Drakewings back to the Campion Dynasty are abandoned. Over time, the 1021 / Year of the Howling Axe seven hillocks become known as the Shrines of the Seven Lost Gods, even though several of those faiths are still venerated in Thay strikes against the Harpers. Liches walk the Heartlands. Westgate. (Curiously, the term 'Seven Lost Gods' has its roots in Elminster and Khelben agree to re-form the Harpers; the Harpers antiquity. It more properly refers to seven demipowers that go underground. bowed down before Bane long ago: Maram of the Great Spear, Haask the Voice of Hargut, Tyranthraxus the Flamed One, Borem [Old Empires] King Garumn III of Threskel marries Ellura, of the Lake of Boiling Mud, Camnod the Unseen, and two whose daughter of King Ouorn of Delthuntle. names have been forgotten.) Shaban, the Black Mage of Tsurlagol, appears in Bezantur with [Old Empires] Death of Sceptanar Tchazzar, unifier of the long-lostAnkh of Life. Agents of both Horus-Re and the Red Chessenta, in battle against the sahuagin. His body is never Wizards converge on the city, but both Shaban and the Ankh are found. apparently lost in a huge magical explosion that levels the Black Mage's rented dwelling. Each side accuses the other of posessing Tuelhalva Drakewings frees Gargauth from his captivity under the Ankh, and proceed to battle, destroying or setting afire much Peleveran. A horde of abishai baatezu summoned by Gargauth of the rest of the city. allows Drakewings to take over the realm. Drakewings' faction breaks from the Cult of the Dragon in Sembia and relocates to 1022 / Year of the Wandering Wyvern Peleveran. Less than one month later, Algashon incites a Rage of Refounding of the Harpers; Elminster recruits an adventuring Dragons and destroys the entire nation of Peleveran. Both group led by Finder Wyvernspur to become the core of the new Drakewings and Algashon perish. organization. Rage of Dragons in Faerûn and the Heartlands. The cities of Haedrak (988 to 1059), 1st cousin on father's side, King of Lheshayl and Ormath are heavily damaged, and four dragons are Tethyr. killed in the Shining Plains (including the great wyrm Andraxis). The archmages Delphin Sevenstars and Meldyn o' the Many Claws The half-elven hero Aglauntaras builds the Tower of the Rising kill two black wyms that attack Cimbar. Moon in Deepingdale. The blue dragon Alasklerbanbastos contacts the Cult of the [Old Empires] Sceptanar Aeruthax sends his legions against Dragon for additional power in hopes to rival the apparent Threskel, hoping to re-claim the kingdom for Chessenta (and for ascension to godhood of Tchazzar. the honor of his father, who was deposed and killed in the uprising). The invading army is routed at the Battle of Icefell, as a 1019 / Year of the Sure Quarrel surprise force of Delthuntan reinforcements wipe out the Assassin wars in the South; many satraps killed by crossbow- Chessentan's left flank. Aeruthax's desire to bring Threskel to heel wielding thieves. remains, but his growing preoccupation with malcontents in Soorenar and increasing troubles from Thessan and Rangemen The Dragon's Plague, named for the scaly appearance of those raiders preclude further full-scale invasions. infected, hits the cities of Calimport and Keltar. The royal Delthuntian shipGolden Lady is sunk in a violent storm; [Old Empires] The War Between Crowns: Infighting and riots all hands aboard are lost, except for Prince Belanthrym, who is sweep the Royal Complex in Cimbar as various courtiers and delivered safely to the city docks on dolphinback. generals attempt to gain Tchazzar's crown. The capital is further wracked with fighting as the Lords of the various Chessentan 1023 / Year of the Pirates' Trove cities bring their personal guards into the fray. After a month of Durpar and Ulgarth reach an armed peace settlement. Page 81 de 123 An attempt to clear a road through the Quivering Forest leads to Street) to handle the increased population. The system of Wards the death of the last surviving Great Prince of the Valjevo family comes into being, initially creating Castle Ward, Trades Ward, of Phlan. Temple (later Southern) Ward, and Dock Ward. 1024 / Year of Lathander's Light [Old Empires] The Seven-Day War: Aeruthax's sons, the Twin Princes, abduct Jhenyia, the daughter of the Thurltyrl of Amid some protest over tradition, though none over the young Procampur. The ensuing hostilities are ended shortly after man's ability, the 35-year-old Orjalun is named Keeper of the Aeruthax marries Jhenyia to his elder son, Mharkos. Vault of the Sages in Silverymoon. Enflamed with jealousy towards his sibling and enraged for not The Cult of the Dragon's cell in western Unther is driven out by being the one to recieve the hand of Jhenyia, Prince Valarenthos the repeated attacks by the faithful of the well-established begins to plot against his brother and father. followers of Tiamat. 1036 / Year of the Final Test [Old Empires] The Cult of the Dragon's cell in western Unther is driven out by the repeated attacks by the faithful of the well- [Old Empires] Prince Valarenthos of Chessenta is befriended by established followers of Tiamat. The few surviving cult members Sammelar, a Malefactor of Gargauth masquerading as a simple flee to the Chessentan cities of Cimbar and Mordulkin. lorekeeper. By gaining the support of the young prince, Sammelar intends to make Chessenta into a stronghold of the Fallen Lord, 1025 / Year of Screaming Princesses supplanting the ruined Peleveran. 1026 / Year of Crimson Magics 1037 / Year of the Immortals Warlord Laroun dies in a series of massive raids by the Black Claw Otherplanar creatures spill out of Undermountain into Waterdeep, orc tribes. Raurlor, leader of Waterdeep's army, proclaims himself but are turned back by Ahghairon and Kherris, a masked Lord Warlord of Waterdeep.. wieldingAzuredge. Ahghairon refortifies the magical and physical Ahghairon creates the magical axe,Azuredge. defenses around the ruins. The Black Claw orc horde meets its' final defeat at Stump Bog. [Old Empires] Relathos Mulmourn, an ambitious noble and distant cousin of House Shularin of Soorenar, joins Prince Fall of the orc realm of Uruth Ukrypt. Valarenthos. He pledges to lend his private guard and extensive The elder red wyrm Maerithryvvin slays the reclusive mage mercinary and merchant ties to the Rebel Princes' scheme. Artabranth, and destroys his tower in Eshpurta. Bards and playwrights, bought by Sammelar, begin to travel the 1027 / Year of the Tempest length of Chessenta, spreading lies and subtle whisperings against Sceptanar Aeruthax and Crown Prince Mharkos. 1028 / Year of the Wistful Nymph 1038 / Year of Spreading Spring 1029 / Year of the Bold Strides Rotational Shift of Toril. 1030 / Year of Warlords Global warming. Lands of Narfell, Vaasa, and Damara are fully Zulkirs established as the ruling body of Thay. free of ice. Large-scale immigration begins to these lands. Aencar becomes Warlord of Battledale. Aencar begins to unify the Dales, takes the title "Mantled King". Raurlor increases the size of Waterdeep's standing army and navy [Old Empires] Aeruthax dies after falling from his horse. His son to a size unseen since the Fallen Kingdom. His rulership turns Mharkos becomes Sceptanar. Waterdeep into a garrison and military encampment, "to protect Waterdeep from her many, jealous enemies." Prince Valarenthos, aided by Sammelar and Relathos, declares himself the rightful ruler of Chessenta by virtue of being "the 1031 / Year of the Comforting Hand firstborn." The "Rebel Prince" and his loyal men attack from their Internal strife in Thay as the Zulkirs continue to establish their stronghold in the Akanul, while Sammelar and his adepts continue rule until 1074 DR. to spread lies about Mharkos. 1032 / Year of the Nightmaidens The Three Dukes of Soorenar ally themselves behind the Rebel Prince, the result of Lord Mulmourn's advise and Valarenthos' Raurlor announces his plans to establish the Empire of the North. pledge to make Soorenar the new capital of Chessenta. Ahghairon defies him and causes Raurlor's death. The wizard takes the Warlord's seat, declaring himself the first Lord of Relathos weds his daughter Oulphyra to Valarenthos. Waterdeep. He restructures Raurlor's armies and navies into the 1039 / Year of the Haunted Haven city guard (army and navy), and the watch (city police), bringing order to Waterdeep. 1040 / Year of the Lion's Heart Allussus Korolx and Miliredarr Wardh, two ancient sages and [Old Empires] Valarenthos' uprising in the Akanul is short lived, trustworthy comrades of Ahghairon, become two of the first Lords as the Rebel Prince is too foppish and vain to be an effective of Waterdeep. leader. At the Battle of Equiyras, the Rebel Prince is killed by his father-in-law Relathos, who blames the deed on Sceptanar Year 0 of Northreckoning. Mharkos. 1033 / Year of the Dreamforging Using Valarenthos as a martyr, Relathos and Sammelar continue 1034 / Year of Bane's Blood their uprising against Mharkos, claiming that Valarenthos' widow Oulphyra (and her newborn son), is now the rightful ruler of the Bowgentle of Silverymoon is born on the last day of this year to a nation. Although forced out of the Akanul, the rebels retreat fisherman and his wife. Guards on the city walls later reported the across the Hills of Maerth to Saden, where they found the realm sighting of exactly 21 shooting stars at the time of his birth. of Thessavrae ("Heart of Chessenta" in the old tongue). High Old One Dagin, a dwarven priest of Dumathion, becomes 1041 / Year of the Mistmarch Soldier King of Thunderholme. The death of the old king and his son were caused by the Sibilant Shade, who had corrupted the priest. [Old Empires] After Valarenthos' rebellion fails, Sceptanar Mharkos marches on Soorenar and punishes it for aiding the 1035 / Year of Falling Stars Rebel Prince. His reprisal is especially harsh, as Mharkos seeks to Waterdeep grows under Ahghairon's and the Lord's rule, the walls make an example for other cities that might be thinking of expanding again (to the current area of Waterdeep Way and River rebellion. Page 82 de 123 Upon discovering the extent of Gargauth's influence in his Unther sends an army to reclaim Chessenta, but fails miserably. brothers' uprising, Sceptanar Mharkos orders a purge of the [Old Empires] Unther attempts an invasion of Chessenta Fallen Lord's faithful. Across Chessenta, priests and followers of through Trumpet's Throat Pass, and is utterly routed at the Battle Gargauth are rooted out and slain. The survivors flee to Mourktar, of Broken Blades. where their power in the Old Empires region is finally broken by Kabarrath Telthaug in 1281. 1058 / Year of the Spider's Daughter 1042 / Year of the Reaching Beacon Bowgentle leaves Silverymoon to embark on a great career matched in scope only by the deeds of Elminster of Shadowdale. [Old Empires] King Ouorn dies; his son, Belanthrym the Dolphin Prince becomes King of Delthuntle. The predominance of dolphin- 1059 / Year of the Broken Pillar frescoes and statuary in Delthuntle's architecture dates from this Coram (1010 to 1065), 5th son of Haedrak, King of Tethyr. period. 1060 / Year of Fantastic Spectacle 1043 / Year of the Dark Rider Retreat of Great Glacier. Bowgentle begins to learn magic at the feet of Quintas Uhlawm the Kind, an enchanter and Harper. Dwarves of the Herlinga clan from Sossal sail across the Great Ice Sea and inhabit the Glittering Spires. 1044 / Year of Singing Shards [Old Empires] Dwarves of the Herlinga clan from Sossal sail Aencar the Mantled King dies. The Dales split up into across the Great Ice Sea and inhabit the Glittering Spires. independent, though allied, communities. 1061 / Year of the Pious Dance Mt. Ugruth erupts on the last day of the year, doing little except to blanket Hlondeth in a layer of ash. 1062 / Year of the Shattered Lance By this time, Chondath has become little more than a collection of 1063 / Year of the Deluded Tyrant loosely-allied city-states. 1064 / Year of the Stranger [Old Empires] King Belanthrym of Delthuntle marries The city walls of Waterdeep swell (running along the current Chandalara, a mysterious and little-seen woman variously locations of Selduth Street and the Coffinmarch) to handle rumored to be some sort of incantatrix or witch, and embarks on increasing numbers of people. A low wall abutting the city walls an ambitious program of rebuilding the Delthuntan navy, surrounds the eastern cemetary of the city. diminished in size and morale since the Battle of Cape Foulwind a half-century earlier. Waterdeep's population surpasses 50,000 this year. 1045 / Year of the Singing Mushrooms 1065 / Year of the Watching Wood 1046 / Year of the Twilight Campaign Battle of Ingdal's Arm, the Yuir half-elves defeat the humans. The founding of Aglarond. 1047 / Year of the Vitriolic Sage Brindor, a half-elf with blood ties to Aubayreer of Milvarn, is 1048 / Year of the Chevalier elected first king of Aglarond. The nation retains close ties with 1049 / Year of Auril's Absence Milvarn. 1050 / Year of the Keening Gale Coram II (1050 to 1070), 2nd grandson of Coram, King of Tethyr (slain by Teremir II). High Mage Threskaal passes away after the longest rule of any High Mage of Silverymoon; Orjalun is named as his successor. Harpers in the North find the lair of the dracolich Alglaudyx and manage to destroy the undead creature, seizing its rich hoard for (circa) The noted conjurer Ulcaster founds a short-lived school of Harper coffers. With this newfound wealth, the Harpers invest in wizardry on the future site of Beregost. valuable properties and businesses in cities up and down the 1051 / Year of the Dogged Search Sword Coast. 1052 / Year of the Frozen Kingdoms 1066 / Year of the Lord's Dilemma 1053 / Year of Lashing and Torment The Magister Sarndaen "The Opener" dies when he steps through agate and is instantly crushed in an avalanche. The office of King Selkarin of Estagund mounts a failed naval invasion of Magister passes to the half-elven sorceress Immue Dathril (reigns Dambrath. 1066-1104DR). [Old Empires] The Delthuntan navy, under the command of the [Old Empires] The Tower of Mysteries, a temple-complex of Dolphin Prince, scores a series of decisive victories over the Azuth, is founded in Delthuntle, under the guidance of Queen Chessentan armada, returning control of the Wizard's Reach to Chandalara. the North Coast. 1067 / Year of the Minotaur Paladin 1054 / Year of Tolling Terrors 1068 / Year of the Seer Born The regent Dagan dedicates the newly completed temple of Dumathoin to Null, the draconic deity of death and undeath. The 1069 / Year of the Thunder's Child shadow dragon Aurgloroasa is summoned and soon 1070 / Year of the Spawning Thunderholme falls to the dragon's power. Teremir II (1045 to 1071), Teremir I's great-grandson, King of High Mage Orjalun of Silverymoon notes Bowgentle's skills in Tethyr (slew Coram II and temporarily restored line). magic and teaches him for a short time. The copper dragon Galadaeros is visited by the Waterdhavian 1055 / Year of the Grueling Story adventuress Ranressa Shiard; the two eventually become friends 1056 / Year of the Laughing Dead and found the all-female Galadran Company. [Old Empires] Chias becomes Sceptanar of Cimbar. 1071 / Year of Lion's Roars 1057 / Year of Azure Frost Alemander I (1038 to 1145), wizard and brother of Coram, King of Tethyr (slayer of all of Teremir's last heirs). The abandoned dwarf-hold of Felbarr is garrisoned by troops from Silverymoon. Page 83 de 123 1072 / Year of the Wandering Elfmaid (NOTE: This Year is also The Imnel Concession: Numerous monsters in the eastern known as the Year of the Shattered Goblet) grasslands and financial troubles (including paying the army) forces King Imnel IV of Amn to forge a treaty that returns all Chapter 1 of "Vampire of the Mists". 1072-1102: Vampire of the lands south of the Tethir Road to Tethyr in exchange for military Mist, p 5-16, i.e. 475 Barovia (p267) up to 1232 DR at the end of and monentary support. the novel. The temple of Arlast Halungh is destroyed in the Battle of Jander Sunstar enters the Mists and the Demi-Plane of Dread. Slaughterwyrm. Thalaxas the Tyrant is killed in the confusion and [Old Empires] Unnatural storms and typhoons sweep the theBlack Book of Beshaba was lost for a while. eastern end of the Inner Sea and the Wizard's Reach this year, as Battle of the Bones: A horde of 200,000 goblins and orcs arises Thayan mages attempt to develop new weather-control magics. from the High Moors due to extreme drought and attempted an Along with the rains come an expansion of the Umber Marshes, invasion of the North. The Battle of the Bones marks the spot of and heretofore unheard-of invasions of lizard men, bullywugs, the great battle that destroys the horde. and other foul amphibious creatures from the depths of the marshes. Aglarond and the North Coast suffer from these 1091 / Year of Watery Graves invasions until midway through the next decade, when they stop Aurgloroasa, a shadow dragon seen once before from Westgate's as suddenly as they started. docks, sinks the treasure- ladenWinsome Wyrm just outside 1073 / Year of the Bottomless Ocean Westgate's harbor, a long-popular tale in the city which is told and retold in the form of the "Ballad of the Shadow Storm." 1074 / Year of the Tightening Fist The green dragon Dretchroyaster and the very old black dragon Zulkirs quell rebellions and rule in Thay. The last of the renegade female Naxorlytaalsxar fight an aerial duel over the waters of mages is killed. Lake Sember. The fallout from this battle, which becomes known By this time, Bezantur is on its' way towards becoming the as the Battle of Falling Fishkill, poisons the lake killing fish by the mercantile and religious capital of Thay. hundreds and forcing a small colony of aquatic elves to return to their ancestral home in the Sea of Fallen Stars. [Old Empires] Anthemn becomes ruler of Cimbar after his father, Chias, dies. His first act as Sceptanar is to arrest his 1092 / Year of the Aimless Mystic mother, Helea, on grounds of treason. Anthemn orders the The last members of the Great Hunt are slain. Belegoss Wolfwynd construction of the Tower of the Lost Queen as a prison for her. is killed. 1075 / Year of the Bronze Banner A mages duel between Akham el Qaandan and Haneq el Fustaf 1076 / Year of the Defiant Salute sets part of Calimport aflame. 1077 / Year of the Friendly Jackal 1093 / Year of the Bursting Song [Old Empires] King Belanthrym of Delthuntle dies. At his 1094 / Year of the Crested Thrush funeral, Queen Chandalara lights his funeral pyre and then 1095 / Year of the Dawndance transforms into dolphin-shape. She disappears into the waters of the Wizard's Reach, never to be seen or heard from again. Imphras unites the cities of Impiltur. 1078 / Year of the Hierodulic Wolverines The Skeletal Finger thieves' guild wreaks havoc across Tethyr and Amn from hideouts in the Small Teeth. 1079 / Year of the Lazy Scribe 1096 / Year of the Diverged Path 1080 / Year of the Misguided Archer 1097 / Year of the Gleaming Crown 1081 / Year of the Disastrous Bauble Founding of Impiltur. The realm rises anew, heralding the end of 1082 / Year of the Prancing Korred the dynastic squabbles that had torn apart the kingdom of Old Building of the fortress of Emmech in Rashemen, at the mouth of Impiltur. The city-states of Lyrabar, Hlammach, Dilpur, and the Umber river. Sarshel unite under the banner of Imphras to face hobgoblin hordes advancing from the Giantspires. 1083 / Year of the Sighted Hand Imphras is elected 1st king of Impiltur and wears the Lost Crown 1084 / Year of the Tireless Lute of Narfell. 1085 / Year of the Vacant Plain The High House of Stars (temple of Selune in Waterdeep) finishes Building of the Watchwall (Giant's Wall) in Aglarond by the galeb construction. duhr of Tannath and Undergoth. 1098 / Year of the Rose 1086 / Year of the Seer's Fires Chapter 2 of "Vampire of the Mists" 1087 / Year of Forgotten Anger Thay attempts 1st invasion of Mulhorand. Thay is defeated at 1088 / Year of Shambles Sultim and withdraws. 1089 / Year of Three Faces [Old Empires] Thay attempts its first invasion of Mulhorand. The Red Wizards are defeated at Sultim and withdraw. 1090 / Year of Slaughter 1099 / Year of the Restless Followers of Malar led by the fanatical priest Belegoss Wolfwynd mount the Great Hunt. The Hunt permanently smashes the power New trade routes forged. First modern contact with Kara-Tur and of the southern Dragonreach cities. Elminster sets the Harpers to Zakhara. These routes, in some cases, are later forgotten for a slaying every member of the Hunt. The Great Hunt kills Lunaven time. Moonstar and desecrates Selune's Waterdeep shrine. In response, Lady Alathene Moonstar of Waterdeep founds the Maids of the an army of Selunites falls upon the Hunt, driving the Malarites Midnight Moon, an order of sorceresses dedicated to Selune. from the region following a great slaughter. By this time, the Moonstar clan has ascended into the ranks of Construction begins on the first true temple of Selune in Waterdhavian nobility. Waterdeep (completed in 1097). 1100 / Year of the Bloodrose Page 84 de 123 (circa) Searching for a way to immortalize his songs, Finder 1114 / Year of the Last Enclave Wyvernspur dabbles in magic that brings about the deaths of two 1115 / Year of the Haunted Herald of his apprentices. A tribunal of Harper judges decree that Finder's music and name are to be forgotten. He is exiled to a [Old Empires] The Altumbel War: Under the rule of the solitary existence on another plane for almost 300 years. expansionistic King Gaemon II, Delthuntle wars with Spandeliyon for control of the Altumbel peninsula. While Delthuntle lays seige 1101 / Year of the Maelstrom to Spandeliyon, the pirates of the city and their newfound The Spires of the Morning, the abbey and temple to Lathander, Chessentan allies rule the waves, wreaking havoc on Delthuntle's becomes part of Waterdeep as the walls expand to accomodate maritime commerce and eventually forcing an end to the war, more settlers. (The perimeter approximates the current paths of which cost the city-state the dominance of the western Wizard's Trader's Way and Andamaar's Street.) The plateau north of the Reach it had enjoyed. city is all irrigated farmland. 1116/The Year of the Empty Scabbard The city of Treshla is destroyed by the spells of an aroused colony The Heralds break from the Harpers. of beholders from the Thornwood. 1117/The Year of the Twelverule 1102 / Year of the Chaste Maiden Mordulkin defies the King of Cimbar and Chessenta breaks up into 1103 / Year of the Consuming Glory squabbling city-states through 1154 DR. 1104/The Year of the Dark Dawn Alzurth, Mage Royal of Westgate, seizes King Roadaeron's crown Birth of Zulkir Szass Tam of Thay. afterimprisoning his predecessor and former lord in his own throne room before a host of assembled courtiers. As king, The sage Aldiber of Memnon writes the widely-quoted Alzurth imposes his reign of terror on the populace of Westgate chapbook,A Year of Sorcery: Wizardly Doings in the Year of the through his command of sorcery and his absolute mastery of the Dark Dawn. Knights of the Silent Skull, a company of twelve armored warriors The noted explorer Vanrak Moonstar returns to Waterdeep from a who stalk Westgate's streets at night in search of opponents of disasterous expedition to the Black Jungles, a pale shadow of his King Alzurth's rule. former self. The Dark Horns temple to Beshaba is destroyed by an orc horde Vanrak Moonstar becomes head of the Moonstar clan in that raids and sacks the Seat of Beshaba. TheBlack Book of Waterdeep after the mysterious death of his father, Andvarran. Beshaba is lost in the battle. Vanrak cuts the House's ties with the High House of Stars. [Old Empires] Mordulkin defies the Sceptanar of Cimbar's In Silverymoon, warehouses, inns, and some homes are built on demands for more tribute-taxes, and Chessenta breaks up into the south shore of Rauvin, marking the first nonmilitary buildings squabbling city-states through 1154. placed in this part of the city. 1118 / Year of the False Bargain The Magister Immue Dathril runs afoul of something in 1119 / Year of the Sharn Suitors Undermountain, possibly a phaerimm, that leaves her little more than a pain-wracked head and upper torso. The office of Magister 1120 / Year of the Perplexing Sphinx soon passes to the mage who gave her a painless death - the 1121 / Year of the Shameful Plea drow Nelnfaen Sauntarae (reigns 1104-1126DR). 1122 / Year of the Rose Pearls 1105 / Year of the Guardian Imbrar King of Impiltur. 1106 / Year of the Solemn Halfling 1123 / Year of the Shattered Chains Auril's faith is first introduced to Calimport by Thaulatiiya, First Frostmaiden of the Chill Goddess. A violent series of storms known as the "Teeth of Talos" ravages the coast of Tethyr, smashing fishing fleets and sinking the 1107 / Year of the Skulk Dragonstail Peninsula, a low-lying serpentine spit of land Felbarr falls to an orc horde at the Battle of Many Arrows; its' stretching out from the Purple Hills. garrison is slaughtered and the fortress is re-named the Citadel of Roadaeron escapes his magical tomb deep beneath the surface of Many Arrows. the earth when an archmage in the Gulthmere Woods miscasts Amnwater, once a tavern and trail stop, becomes a village of local afreedom spell. The deposed monarch flees westward before King farmers and caravan drovers. Alzurth of Westgate discovers his escape. 1108 / Year of the Open Chest In Irieabor, Roadaeron reunites with Blaervaer, his youngest son and the only other member of the royal line to survive Alzurth's 1109 / Year of the Lover's Eyes bloody purge. Blaervaer, who had been fostered in the home of a 1110/The Year of the Bloody Fields simple shopkeeper, follows his true father into exile in the Rockshaws, the broken country of the northeastern High Moor, As prophesied, many battles were fought this year. after Alzurth's assassins track down the exiled king in Irieabor. Hulberg is sacked by an unexpected giant attack. 1124 / Year of the Shared Sorrows [Old Empires] Cimbar and Soorenar clash over a border dispute, 1125 / Year of the Lupine Torque the first armed conflict between two Chessentan cities since Tchazzar's death. 1126 / Year of Azure Blood 1111 / Year of the Old Giant Azuth appears to the mage Olohmber "Old Thunder" Starnardyn of Arrabar and offers him the office of Magister (reigns 1126- Roadaeron Lorndessar succeeds his long-lived granduncle, Sarvyn 1153DR). Eorn, as King of Westgate and founds the Lorndessar Dynasty. 1127 / Year of the Luminar Procession 1112 / Year of the Perilous Storm Imbrar and his guard are lost in the Giantspires; Ilmara is Shalgreth of the Wings bequeths theCrystrum of Tranquility to the crowned queen of Impiltur. rangers' adventuring society known as the Men in Green. 1128 / Year of the Peryton 1113 / Year of the Outcast Prophet Page 85 de 123 Althon king of Aglarond. archmage Ootheraum Deirin. It is said that seeing this struggle and the airship in which Ootheraum sailed the skies inspired the The red dragon Gotha is imprisoned under a mountain of ice Lantanna to begin their long (and continuing) researches into north of the Endless Waste and the Icerim Mountains. After 237 flying ships. years, Gotha emerges as a red dracolich. 1145 / Year of the Smiling Flame 1129 / Year of the Gilded Cormorant Coram III (1112 to 1181), 3rd great-grandson of Alemander I, [Old Empires] King Niall of Teth briefly becomes Emperor of the King of Tethyr. North Coast after his agents kidnap the eldest heirs of the other nine rulers. Holding them as hostages, he forces the other rulers (circa) TheBook of Bats is first mentioned as being among a to capitulate to him. satrap's treasures in Calimshan. 1130 / Year of the Howling Moon 1146 / Year of the Tardy Guests By this time, House Moonstar of Waterdeep is in open schism. 1147 / Year of the Glad Tidings The Lords of Waterdeep attempt to arrest Lord Vanrak Moonstar, Battle of the Ford of Goliad. Zhengyi's forces rout the Damarans. the Dark Ranger, but he mysteriously disappears. King Virdin of Damara is killed. Lady Alatheene becomes head of House Moonstar. 1148 / Year of the Angry Sea [Old Empires] Niall of the Nine Hostages' reign as Emperor of A massive earthquake rocks the Great Glacier, swallowing the ice the North Coast ends abruptly when his brother-in-law, King Gost castle of the Vassan wizards. They are presumed dead. of Nethra, an unstable man at the best of times, attacks Niall at a banquet, killing him with his bare hands. Gost, pierced by the Halaster quits the underground caverns which soon become the blades of Niall's twelve bodyguards, survives to continue his reign, pirates-city known as Skullport. and is crowned regent of Teth until his son is old enough to 1149 / Year of the Persuasive Trees become king there. 1150/The Year of the Scourge 1131 / Year of the Seven Kings Horde Due to Hellgate Keep's forces fouling the waters of the River 1132 / Year of the Talking Spiders Rauvin further upstream, a virulent plague strikes Silverymoon, Creation of Long Portage. resulting in the death of nearly half its population. Soon after, a resurgence in attendance at the groves sacred to Mielikki, Lurue, 1133 / Year of the Persuasive Voice Shiallia, and Silvanus also sparks the construction of a number of 1134 / Year of the Sylvan Winds new temples. [Old Empires] Ghaunlos, a priest of Talos, becomes Lord of Plague throughout the Sword Coast. Worship of Talona and Sanctus. He orders the execution of the entire Sanctan Loviatar soars. bureaocracy, installing faithful of the Stormbringer in their place. Waterdeep is hit hard by the plague, the situation made worse by 1135 / Year of the Petulant Dragon attacks by trolls and orc tribes. 1136 / Year of the Shadowkin Return Chondath regains control of Hlath. 1137 / Year of the Falling Menhirs Khelben Arunsun the Elder arrives and settles in Waterdeep, building Arunsun Tower (later known as Blackstaff Tower). Rise of Zhengyi the Witch King in Vassa. TheFlame of the Spirit resurfaces in Calimport as a means of 1138 / Year of the Sharpened Teeth murdering a number of satraps and several powerful shaleiras. 1139 / Year of Shining Waves About this time, Halaster grants Skullport to Shradin Mulophor. 1140 / Year of the Knight (circa) The drow queen Nathglaryst of Undraeth clashes with the 1141 / Year of Eyes Harpers along the coast of Turmish. The Harpers disrupt the slave trade between Undraeth and the Red Wizards of Thay. A contingent of evil mages from Vassa construct a castle of ice at the base of Mt. Okk, in the Great Glacier. They develop much 1151 / Year of the Molten Man unique cold-based magic which they plan to use to conquer their 1152 / Year of the Portentous Waters homeland. 1153 / Year of the Remembering Stones TheMonocle of Bagthalos is created by Bagthalos Deszhummer, High Priest of Helm, in Zazesspur, Tethyr. In 1142, theMonocle is The Magister Olohmber "Old Thunder" is slain in an ambush by stolen by the Skeletal Finger. the mage Horgyl "Stonebeard" Tusselvarr. Horgyl becomes the new Magister (reigns 1153-1204DR). 1142 / Year of the Sword's Oath 1154 / Year of the Sun Underground Redsail the Pirate retires to Aglarond. Siege of Cimbar by the Lords of Akanax and Soorenar. The king is The Bandit Lord Rivior has a hold built for him north of unable to get assistance from his allies and is forced to sign a Eveningstar by the dwarves. pact imposing harsh limits on his power. Akanax refuses to sign, 1143 / Year of the Talisman recognizing its lord as the true king. [Old Empires] Akanax sacks the fortress of Rodanar, sending (circa) The Halruuan conjurer Akhlaur is overwhelmed by his shock and alarm through the other Chessentan cities. The fall of experiments, creating the swamp that now bears his name. the citadel gives Akanax control over much of the northern Akanul [Old Empires] Siege of Cimbar by the Lords of Akanax and and also cuts off much of Cimbar's food supply. Soorenar aids Soorenar. The Sceptanar is unable to get assistance from his Akanax in this attack, the first step in an alliance that will allies and is forced to sign a pact imposing harsh limits on his eventually bring Cimbar to its knees and finish the break-up of power. In retaliation for the events of 1041, Soorenar executes the country. the remaining members of House Ieirmithym (the bloodline of 1144 / Year of the Giant's Maul Mharkos and Aeruthax). The venerable blue dragon Thoklastees is slain over the Shining Backed by Thessavrae, Akanax refuses to sign the peace treaty, Sea in an aerial battle against beasts summoned by the Halruaan recognizing its lord as the "rightful ruler" of Chessenta. Page 86 de 123 1155 / Year of the Tyrant's Lament their own warships, seeking to defend their merchant fleets and hunt the pirates in their own lairs. Westgate, still struggling to 1156 / Year of the Winged Gift rebuild its royal treasury and fleet of ships, does not participate. 1157 / Year of the Wizened Mage At the urging of his advisors, despite strong personal reservations, King Blaervaer issues a royal edict that defines 1158 / Year of the Blood Tusk Charge piracy as a raid against a ship docked in Westgate's harbor. As a TheFlame of the Spirit surfaces in Elturel, where it comes into the result, Westgate becomes a relatively safe port for pirates to visit, posession of the mage Helgarth. and the city's inhabitants need no longer fear pirate raids. 1159 / Year of the Cloven Stones (NOTE: This Year is also known Voonlar founded. as the Year of Tattered Banners) The Champions Vigilant knightly order is founded in Tethyr. Zulkir Szass Tam of Thay becomes a lich after being seriously 1165 / Year of the Obsidian Heart wounded in a failed invasion of Rashemen. 1166 / Year of Countless Scribes After years of dwelling in his simple cottage in the Rockshaws, Roadaeron chances upon a sword-hilt with an invisible blade, later 1167 / Year of the Parchment Heretical revealed to beZeladazar, the Ghost Sword, an event which Battle of Yonder Fields. rekindles the sense of injustice he has long held close to his heart. Over the course of the next three years, faced with the 1168 / Year of the Leering Orc inevitability of his own mortality and a desire to grant Blaervaer The Arena Efreetum and surrounding slaves and gladiators his birthright, the exiled king uses the magical weapon as a barracks are set afire by a mage attempting to escape combat in symbol to rally about him an army to retake the throne of the Calimport arena. Westgate for his son. Members of Westgate's merchant nobility who chafe under Alzurth's nightmarish reign secretly fund many 1169 / Year of the Earth Shaking of Roadaeron's mercenaries. Blaervaer goes along with his Imphras II King of Impiltur. father's plans, despite his preference for the quiet life that they had forged in the Rockshaws. 1170 / Year of the Moonlight Tapestry 1160 / Year of the Swimming Lass 1171 / Year of the Dark Mask 1161/The Year of the Quiet Earth 1172 / Year of the Hoary Host Merith Strongbow, eldest of the Knights of Myth Drannor, born. Ausitil Queen of Dambrath. The Karanak (Kurunak) Clan become lords of Luthcheq under The dwarves of Mithril Hall are forced out by the great shadow suspicious circumstances. dragon Shimmergloom. Battle of Manyswords: The final defeat of an orc horde led by Clan Battlehammer arrives in Icewind Dale. Krautharr Longfangs. 1173 / Year of the Fledglings [Old Empires] The Karanak Clan become lords of Luthcheq 1174 / Year of the Agate Hammer under suspicious circumstances. 1175 / Year of the Storm Skeleton 1162 / Year of the Prancing Centaur 1176 / Year of Prowling Naga Death of the bandit lord Rivior. [Old Empires] The great blue wyrm Shaeldraetha lays claim to Roadaeron and Blaervaer lead an assault on Westgate, with the Mt. Irayas, razing the verdant slopes and reducing the nearby city father wielding theGhost Sword. The long-suffering citizens of of Irayatorus to rubble. Various adventuring parties and questing Westgate rise in revolt as do many of Alzurth's own soldiers, and paladins sent to kill Shaeldraetha in the following centuries the invading army quickly overruns the city. King Alzurth is slain invariably fail to return. byZeladazar and his phantom image is captured by the blade's magic. As Alzurth's undead status is a closely held secret, the 1177 / Year of the Majesty exiled king is left defenseless when theGhost Sword vanishes 1178 / Year of the Secret Rider immediately after the lich's destruction. The elderly Roadaeron is then slain by Alzurth's elite company of armored knights - later 1179 / Year of the Stalking Satyr revealed to be skeletal warriors - before Blaervaer can reach his As a precursor to the Harpstar Wars, a group of Malaugrym attack father. In the aftermath of the two kings' deaths and after the Arunsun Tower. They are defeated and banished from Faerûn by posthumous restoration of his father's throne, Blaervaer is Khelben, Elminster, and a number of mages of Waterdeep crowned as Westgate's next sovereign. (including Hamiklar Wands, the father of Maskar). The Skeletal Finger guild is slain to the last thief by the venerable 1180/The Year of Sinking Sails blue dragon Iryklathagra, in the guild's own hideaway, after the thieves disturb her rest. The dragon moves into the guild's Sembia loses its' fleet in Pirate Isles. vacated hold, keeping theMonocle of Bagthalos. [Old Empires] The Wyrmwrend: The dragons of the Old Empires 1163 / Year of the Shrouded Sky are driven into a Dragonrage by unknown causes. The enraged beasts wreak havoc across the region during the height of the Founding of a pirate base on the Dragonisle. summer months, causing widespread death and destruction. 1164 / Year of Long Shadows The silver dragon Alypiarsabar battles the red wyrm Glaurdrageth Birth of Pryntaler Obarskyr of Cormyr (1164-1210DR). over the skies of Cimbar. It is from a poem written about this battle that the larger Wyrmwrend takes its name. Immursk "the Invincible" raids a merchant-ship of Procampur, capturing the coronation crown of Cormyr's new king, Palaghard The blue wyrm Gestaniius and two of her children raze the Great I. This marks the rise of piracy in the Inner Sea from their Vale, causing food shortages and rioting in Mulhorand; although hideouts in the archipelago that become known as the Pirate one of her offspring is killed by an incarnation of Thoth, the great Isles. wyrm escapes back into the eastern mountains. The nations of the Inner Sea, including Cormyr, Sembia, Impiltur, and the city-states of Procampur and Starmantle begin building Page 87 de 123 The blue wyrm Shaeldraetha rampages through the Akanapeaks, The clergy of the House of the Moon declares the ruins of the heavily damaging the city of Reth and razing the settlements of High House of Stars, Selune's old temple, desecrated ground, and the Barony of Eltaeren (present-day: Filraen's Kingdom). forbids any of the Moonmaiden's followers from setting foot on the site. The black dragon Azjaldrune "Soarshadow" emerges from the Flooded Forest and lays claim to the Deepwash region. She is The magical artifact known as theFlame of the Spirit earns the eventually seriously wounded and driven from her lair in the High name "Helgarth's Death" when an apprentice of Helgarth, Valley of Aralent by a determined force of Turmish and dwarven Magathra of Baldur's Gate, thrust the gem into Helgarth's mouth warriors. and held it there. With the death of Helgarth, the servitors and other apprentices of the mage attempt to kill Magathra. The 1181/The Year of the Shieldtree Flame of the Spirit is thrown into the streets and recovered by the Alemander II (1150 to 1202), 1st grandson of Coram III, King of owner of Amscoth's Ales, a nearby tavern. Tethyr. [Old Empires] The notorious pirate leader Immursk raids 1182/The Year of the Tomb Delthuntle harbor, setting afire many warehouses and damaging much of the Delthuntan armada. Cities of Calimshan recognize the rule of the pasha of Calimport. 1189 / Year of the Lynx The Malaugrym uncovered in Faerûn. Harpers report the shapeshifters have infiltrated the armies of Thay and Calimshan. Elthond, 1st son of Althon, King of Aglarond. The Harpstar Wars. Priamon Rakesk, later known as "Frostrune," born in Waterdeep. The Cult of the Dragon set several traps and managed to kidnap 1190 / Year of the Poisoned Quill or slay several Harpers. (circa) [Maztica] Tenoch II, a great-grandson of Tenoch I, is Talryn, the crown prince of Lyrabar, flees the court of his father crowned the sixth Revered Counselor of Nexal. He added no new and finds sanctuary with Immursk in the Pirate Isles. lands to the empire, although trade flourished and he built many roads, and made the temple of Zaltec the (then) highest in the Trade roads now link Amn and Tethyr to the Sword Coast cities of True World. Baldur's Gate, Dragonspear Castle, and Ahghairon's city of Waterdeep. 1191 / Year of the Bone Helm The High House of Stars, Selune's temple in Waterdeep, is Having grown old, King Blaervaer of Westgate steals away from attacked and utterly destroyed by invaders entering from his throne back to the Rockshaws, embittered by the vicious Halaster's Halls. Lady Alathene resigns as head of the Moonstar struggles among his four sons for the throne. His sons, having clan and throws herself into rebuilding the temple. been raised amidst the scheming nobles of Westgate, are nothing like their noble, if somewhat naive, father. In the aftermath of 1183 / Year of the Grisly Ghosts Blaervaer's sudden abdication, his eldest son, Roadaeron II, is Paladins of Osiris clear River of Swords of were-crocodiles and enthroned as his successor. Sebek worshipers. The were- crocodiles re-locate to the Adder 1192 / Year of the Guide River Delta. The Cormyrean king Pryntaler founds the Order of Freesailors [Old Empires] Paladins of Osiris clear River of Swords of were- (the Freesails). crocodiles and Sebek worshipers. The were-crocodiles re- locate to the Adder River Delta. Khelben "Blackstaff" Arunsun wins the artifactYrix's ring of fire in a spellduel with a tiefling wizard while traveling the Planes. 1184 / Year of the Howling Hourglass TheFlame of the Spirit is snatched from its place in an Elturian 1185 / Year of the Immoral Imp tavern by the dancer Falaera "Manybells" Drachan. She is killed 1186 / Year of the Mesmer Pool soon thereafter, and theFlame vanishes. Prince Talryn returns to Lyrabar upon hearing of the death of his King Roadaeron II of Westgate is murdered less than one year father from ships the pirates attack. Talryn and his pirate after his coronation, along with his queen and three young heirs. companions are arrested in the city. The king's death was a ruse, Maeraedryn, Blaervaer's second son, is crowned as King of and the young prince executed, his name struck from royal Westgate. Although suspicion of regicide falls on the newly records. Talryn's younger brother, Lashilmbrar, is named as installed monarch immediately, this tirelessly charming, darkly Impiltur's heir. handsome master of intrigue quickly establishes himself as the Birth of Dhalmass Obarskyr, the future "Warrior King" of Cormyr true power in Westgate. His hidden investments greatly enrich the (1186-1227DR). city, and Westgate flourishes. During King Maeraedryn's twenty- seven year reign, many members of the royal bloodline fall prey 1187 / Year of the Arcane Guise to assassins, but the bloodlines of Blaervaer's youngest three sons Birth of Ardagast Falconhand, head of the King's Scouts and survive. ancestor of Florin Falconhand (1187-1246DR). 1193 / Year of the Peltast Pryntaler crowned King of Cormyr. 1194/The Year of the Bloody Wave 1188 / Year of Soft Fogs (NOTE: Lands of Intrigue gives the name Battle of the Singing Sands, Thay's first great battle against of this year as the Year of Dawn Moons) Aglarond. Aglarond wins, but Elthond dies in the battle. Chapter 24 of "Cormyr: A Novel" Philaspur, second son of Althon, King of Aglarond. Wyvorlaa, Vizera of King Alemander II of Tethyr, discovered to be [Old Empires] Battle of the Singing Sands: Thay's first great consorting with an ancient lich. The king's nobles force her battle against Aglarond. Aglarond wins, but Elthond dies in the execution. battle. Prince Blaedelar of Laothkund leads an army of Laothian The House of the Moon, a new temple of Selune, is completed in mercinaries, socialites, adventurers, and fortune seekers into Waterdeep. The temple's founding corresponds with with a battle against Thay. Although they suffer horrible losses, the rebirth of the Moonmaiden's faith, and the ranks of Her followers ragtag band is instrumental in Aglarond's win, establishing swells over the course of the next decade. Blaedelar and the men of the "Wandering Blades" as folk heroes. Philaspur, second son of Althon, King of Aglarond. Page 88 de 123 1195/The Year of the Midday Mists The pirate Urdogen claims the Dragonisle and rule of the pirates of the Inner Sea. He begins raiding all Inner Sea ports. Lady Alathene of Waterdeep becomes an arch-lich. She is publicly announced as dead by the family patriarch, Hormuk Moonstar. The Magister Horgyl "Stonebeard" is killed in a spellduel with the mage Haelvar "Grimskull" Ildagh. Haelvar becomes the new Blaervaer of Westgate dies of old age in his cottage in the Magister (reigns 1204-1221DR). Rockshaws, unmourned and already forgotten by his descendants. 1205 / Year of Seven Trinkets 1196/The Year of the Shrike The beholder known as The Eye begins operations in Skullport. 1197/The Year of the Sundered Shields 1206 / Year of the Sarune Battle of Brokenheads. Aglarond beats Thay. 1207 / Year of the Bloated Baron Philaspur perishes at the fortress of Glarondar during the battle. 1208 / Year of the Gamine The twin wizards and Grey Sisters Ulae and Thara become joint 1209 / Year of the Blazing Banners queens of Aglarond at the age of sixteen. The (naval) Battle of the Fallen: Cormyr, Sembia, Impiltur and the 1198/The Year of the Lean Purse Vilhon Reach powers unite a great fleet to defeat Urdogen and his fleet of 90 ships. In Eleint of this year, Urdogen and nearly all of Three orders of Torm, Tyr, and Ilmater come together to form the the Inner Sea pirates perish. Knights Kuldar of Barakmordin (Tethyr). The hopes of unifying all the nations along the Inner Sea soon die 1199/The Year of the Baldric as each country falls to petty bickering over the spoils of the In Elesisas, Thornstar's Company finds theSceptre of Mystra in pirates' holds, or accuses each other of delays that result in the the lap of a trapped statue somewhere in the Sixth Level of near-total loss of the Sembian war fleet. Undermountain. Of that company, only Impaladus Nolorn makes 1210 / Year of the Armarel it out of the dungeon alive. He later joins the Watchful Order of Waterdeep. (circa) The traveling merchant Rebrum of Sheirtalar penns the much copied, bawdy narritiveLife of Rebrum. [Old Empires] King Athame of Laothkund dies heirless; his nephew Prince Blaedelar assumes control. End of the kingship 1211 / Year of the Crimson Crag and beginning of the Laothkund Principality. Dhalmass crowned King of Cormyr. 1200/The Year of the Buckler (circa) [Maztica] Chimal begins his reign after the death of his 1201/The Year of Embers father. His 18 years were relatively calm, and saw significant advances in trade, especially with Far Payit and the Otomi tribes. Death of Immursk the Pirate aboard his ship, theSea Scorpion, while fighting Sembian warships. 1212 / Year of the Ocean's Wrath By this time, the pirate fleet of the Inner Sea is judged to have Unchartered adventurers exploring the Fields of the Dead north of over 100 ships. Elturel uncover theFlame of the Spirit from a crypt beneath the Hill of the Headless Dancer. Dhalmass (1186 to 1227), King of Cormyr. Priamon Rakesk takes the name 'Frostrune'. Major invasion of Aglarond by a Thayan alliance of wizards is narrowly defeated. 1213 / Year of the Night's Peace [Old Empires] The Bell and Ninestars, an inn in Cimbar, is host 1214 / Year of the Waking Wrath to a manifestation of Selune. The avatar comes to the aid of TheKey of Faith is found on the Second Level of Undermountain Dlaena Mhalystar, an adherent of Cymbaril who had been by Walgund's Warriors. ambushed by a circle of Shaaran priestesses. It is from this incident that sages begin theorize on the dual identity of Cymbaril 1215 / Year of Starlight and the moon goddess. 1216 / Year of Green Wings 1202 / Year of the Dragon Altar Balagos the great red wyrm slays the venerable silver dragon The rare celestial event known as the "Eye of Myrkul" (involving Eacoathildarandus. the passage of the new moon through a ring of seven stars Dove Falconhand is born. otherwise associated with an old symbol of Mystra) appears in the night sky over Faerûn. [Old Empires] Blaedelar's eldest son, Prince Dalzurin, fights in the Askelonian Wars in Impiltur, starting a long tradition of Coram IV (1173 to 1218), 1st legitimate son of Alemander II, Laothian princes gaining experience and fame abroad before King of Tethyr. returning home to become rulers. Death of Eltrym Drauthglas, the infamous "Hullack Hawk." 1217 / Year of the Falling Moon [Old Empires] Construction is completed on the House of the 1218 / Year of the Swimming Cats Stormfather, a gigantic temple-complex high on the slope of the Seamount of Sanctus. The largest temple of Talos in the southern Kymer "the Shade King" (1167 to 1227), ½elf bastard son of Inner Sea, the House of the Stormfather is largely viewed as the Alemander II, Usurper-King of Tethyr. first step in an attempt to erode the portfolio of Assuran in the 1219 / Year of Prideful Tales Old Empires. Its' completion marks the beginning of a holy war between the two priesthoods that lasts for over a century, ending The School of Wonder, a mages' academy, is built in the hills only with the fall from power in Sanctus of the priesthood of northwest of Hillfort Ishla by the mages Myrdon and Salasker. Bhaelros. King Maeraedryn of Westgate is formally challenged to a duel by Sylune (the Witch of Shadowdale) is born. his grandson and acknowledged heir, Iliphael, who has grown sick of his grandfather's cruel teasings and sly torments. After 1203 / Year of the Gold Sash dispatching all his viable rivals to the throne, Maeraedryn had 1204 / Year of the Private Tears selected Iliphael as his heir, knowing that the noble merchant families would never choose the sickly grandson over the Page 89 de 123 grandfather as king. Instead of simply dispatching Iliphael to the Queen Ulae of Aglarond marries Ilion the forester. dungeon for his temerity, Maeraedryn accepts his challenge, (circa) [Maztica] Chimal dies, his weak and vacillating son perceiving the ensuing combat as a chance to further humiliate Totep takes the throne of Nexal. the long-suffering Iliphael. Iliphael, however, has long prepared for his opportunity to seize the throne, and Westgate's next king 1230/The Year of the Long Watch dispatches his predecessor through the treacherous use of Elf-maidens setting out for a pleasure outing are never seen sorcery, having secretly trained in the Art for many years. again. This becomes the basis for the epic poem "The Long King Iliphael's reign is marked by the rapid depletion of Watch." Westgate's royal treasury. The sickly, philandering tyrant is High Mage Orjalun of Silverymoon retires and appoints Sepur as obsessed with power and paranoid that he will be replaced in his successor. Orjalun then mysteriously vanishes later that day in turn. He spends much of Maeraedryn's wealth on procuring or a burst of green light while walking across the Silverymoon developing personal magic items, including theJodhpurs of bridge. Skydancing, theStormshower Girdle, andIliphael's Gauntlet of Wands. 1231/The Year of the Bright Star 1220/The Year of the Toppled Tree 1232/The Year of the Weeping Wives The Turmish warlord Sjorn Sendreth starts a 20-year campaign Destruction of Sessrendale by Archendale. against the dwarves of the Alaoreum by attacking Ironfang. Jander Sunstar is delivered from his curse. (circa) The diviner Melegaunt Tanthul arrives on Toril. He spends High Mage Sepur abandons Silverymoon; Spellsfall sees the death the next decades studying the world, wandering from Kara-Tur to of over two dozen mages vying for power in the city. Silvermayor Chult. Theomel Scalson is elected in Eleint. 1221/The Year of the Frozen Flower 1233/The Year of Many Monsters Tunnels are dug beneath Hellgate Keep to connect with the King Iliphael of Westgate is slain by his fiancee, Shlanarnla abandoned deep halls of Ammarindar. Durovree, whom he has kept in chains in his dungeon since their The Magister Haelvar "Grimskull" is ambushed and killed by the betrothal four years earlier. Shlanarnla strangles Iliphael with her mage Isilger "The Dark Smile" Mountrant. The Dark Smile steel fetters when he approaches too closely and then claims the becomes the new Magister (reigns 1221-1274DR). throne of Westgate in accordance with the city's archaic inheritance laws, as her unmourned betrothed had not yet named 1222/The Year of the Horn an heir. As the first and only ruling queen of Westgate, The Cult of the Dragon attacks the Harpers, who have fallen Shlanarnla's brief reign is marked by a spate of assassination under the sway of the self-styled Harper King, the lich attempts against her, which she narrowly survives time and time Thavverdasz. The subsquent arrivals of first Szass Tam and then again. Elminster result in a significant defeat for the Cult. 1234/The Year of the Full Flagon The Harpstar Wars end with the destruction of Rundorl 1235/The Year of the Black Horde Moonsklan, the Harper King, and the lich Thavverdasz. The Black Horde: Waterdeep is besieged for nine months by the 1223/The Year of the Trembling Tree largest orc horde in recorded history. The city is spared when The great green wyrm Athauglas is killed by the Company of the Ahghairon and his generals introduce griffons as flying steeds for Gauntlet. the army, allowing them past the orcs to gain food and aid outside the walls. 1224/The Year of the Swollen Stars Warlord Khallos Shieldsunder steals control of the city from the Storm Silverhand writes "To Harp at Twilight." Silvermayor while the city is under siege by the Black Horde. The Birth of Vangerdahast Aeiulvana, Court Wizard of Cormyr (1224- northern walls are breached for the first time in 604 years. ?). Alustriel, Storm Silverhand, and an army of elves and Harpers free 1225/The Year of the Winged Worm Silverymoon from the orc seige. Alustriel destroys the self- proclaimed High Mage Shaloss Ethenfrost and his apprentices in Lashilmbrar is king of Impiltur. spellbattle, while Storm, the archmage Tulrun, and the Harpers A Cult of the Dragon cell forms in and around the city of Elversult. are victorious at the Battle of Tumbleskulls. Initially led by human Cultists, the cell is later taken over and run Alustriel is the first High Mage of Silverymoon to ever be by the first dracolich the cell creates, Cypress the Black. unanimously chosen by the people. 1226/The Year of the Black Buck Amnian armies fighting humanoids this year capture many orcs, 1227/The Year of the Wall bringing them to Purskul where they are forced to work in a series of agricultural and stone-working camps. Chapter 26 of "Cormyr: A Novel" The Black Horde reaches as far south as Tethyr, causing mass Palaghard II (1214 to 1261), King of Cormyr. panic in the Plains of Clovis. Palus Frohm, one of Vassa's greatest explorers, begins a twenty- (circa) [Maztica] Totep dies, rumored to have been poisoned year trek through the Great Glacier, culminating in the writing of by his general Zomoc. Zomoc assumes power. "Blood and Ice: Survival in the Great Glacier." 1235-1255 Haedrak II "The Corsair Prince" (1199 to 1274), 2nd son of Coram IV, King of Tethyr. (circa) [Maztica] The Nexalans war with the Kolan tribes. [Old Empires] Prince Blaedelar of Laothkund dies. After a city- 1236/The Year of the Struck Gong wide mourning, his son Dalzurin assumes control of the city. Queen Shlanarnla of Westgate disappears in a storm while out 1228/The Year of the Tattered Banners hunting with her latest consort. Although widely assumed in Westgate to have been assassinated, Shlanarnla chooses to flee 1229/The Year of the Carrion Crow the throne and the grim fate it portends with her newfound love. Manshoon of the Zhentarim is born. Her fate is not recorded. Page 90 de 123 As Shlanarnla has no known heirs, the crown of Westgate reverts Andaeren Robyth, a thief with a scaled, taloned left arm, back to the Lorndessar line, and Verovan, great-grandson of King isteleported to Westgate, where he begins a short but colorful Blaervaer and third cousin of King Iliphael, assumes the throne. career. King Verovan's reign is marked by his heavy taxes, fueled in part 1247/The Year of the Purple Basilisk by the need to rebuild the royal treasury and in part by the new monarch's consuming greed, and his penchant for rowing-races. Anaglathos overthrown in Turmish by popular rebellion and slain by adventurers. 1237/The Year of the Grotto The Assembly of Stars is created to govern Turmish. Thesk and Aglarond form an alliance around the marriage of Queen Thara of Aglarond to Elthar of Milvarune. Thara and her Aurgloroasa, the shadow dragon who sank theWinsome Wyrm sister Ulae are granted a title from Milvarn and become the first over a century before, abandons her thoughts of seizing Westgate rulers of Aglarond to assume the title of Mage-Queen. as her domain after Anaglathos is overthrow in Turmish and slain. 1238/The Year of the Lone Candle The Vault of the Sages is moved into its current location in Silverymoon, and the Heralds buy its former building to create the A major trade war occurs between Amnian houses. This dispute Map House. over rights to the Zakharan spice trade fuels further conflicts between the Ophal and Ulvax families, and ignites numerous The Company of Jade, an all-male band of adventuresome other trade wars in its wake. lordlings, stumble into the long- forgotten Auantiver Labyrinth while exploring the ruins of Battlegate Keep near the border of Khelben the Elder drives Frostrune out of Waterdeep. Cormyr and Sembia. They encounter a monstrous purple basilisk 1239/The Year of the Bloodied Sword that kills all but a handful of the Company. 1240/The Year of the Bright Sun 1248 / Year of the Cockatrice 1241/The Year of the Lost Lady Verovan, last true king of Westgate, dies during a rowing race with a Thayvian galley when he accidentally employs a whip Lady Serisa Khiilart, a well-respected Tethyrian noble-woman, is tipped by cockatrice feathers to lash his crew, a whip placed on captured and slain by orcs. In her memory, orcs are wiped out his ship by the treacherous Red Wizard he had challenged. As throughout the South in a genocidal slaughter. Orcs call this the Verovan's death comes as he attempts to stem the growing Year of Pushing Too Far. power of the merchant houses and petty lords of Westgate, many The dwarves of the Alaoreum collapse a mountain atop their speculate that his own citizens betrayed him. underground city, cutting it off from the surface world. Upon Verovan's death, a troop of tanar'ri in possession of a piece The Pasha of Calimport is assassinated by his rivals. of the late king's soul are dispatched by the Abyssal lord with whom the fallen king had dealt to plunder the royal treasury, Amnian armies, back from the great war against orcish forces, hidden in an extradimensional pocket formed out of the Abyss. bring additional orc slaves to the labor camps near Purskul. Many The tanar'ri and the fragment of Verovan's soul are imprisoned orcs legally gain their freedom in 40 years; they and their half-orc along with the king's treasure through the actions of Gen children become Amnian citizens. Thalavar, an adventuring paladin and third cousin of Verovan who The great mage Bowgentle dies. happened to be in the city at the time and sensed the danger. The treasury key is secretly fashioned into a brooch, and the 1242/The Year of the Yellow Rose green feather becomes the trading badge of House Thalavar. Monastery of the Yellow Rose founded in Damara. Fed up with the excesses of the monarchy, the noble merchant The ruins of Keczulla are cleared of trolls and other monsters. families of Westgate establish the position of Croamarkh, an Keczulla is resettlted as a caravan stop. elected head-of-state whose term of office lasts four years. House Vhammos occupies the former royal palace shortly thereafter and 1243/The Year of the Blue Dragon renames the building Castle Vhammos. Rule of the venerable wyrm Anaglathos in Turmish. Until 1247 A company of adventurers led by Endruth Immister, a paladin of DR, this is the Time Of The Worm in that nation. (Note: 9520 The Tyr known as the "Unicorn Knight" of Westgate, retrieves Vilhon Reach gives this date as 1242). theLeaves of Green, a prayer "tome" of Silvanus, and a huge Nandel Greenward enters Undermountain and becomes Halaster's sword whose blade is a leafy spar of living oak, from the Ghost apprentice. Holds of Battledale. Endruth delivers both items to the druid Raevarl and his Circle (who dwell in the woods southwest of the 1244/The Year of the Defiant Keep city that later vanish under the axes of woodcutters). Mirt the Moneylender sights theFlame of the Spirit in Skullport. Known as the Year of the Bounty in Waterdeep, a record harvest Since that date, Tymorans have fruitlessly scoured and mercantile explosion causes a dramatic increase in Undermountain for the missing prayerbook. population. Due to the expanded trade, the merchants form The now-lost human fortress of Illusk held off an orc horde for guilds, and a recognized merchant-gentry emerges in the city. most of this year, but eventually fell. [Old Empires] Rehorusteb II becomes Pharaoh of Mulhorand. 1245/The Year of Pain 1249/The Year of the Bold Knight Loviatar worship gains great popularity - most of the modern Death of Jholnareer of Milvarune brings an end to the country of temples in the North are founded at this time. Milvarn. Khalreer, his second son, becomes King of milvarune and 1246/The Year of Burning Steel an Oligarch of Thesk. First recorded use of bombards by Lantan. 1250 / Year of the Riven Skull Kerrigan the wizard, a hidden Lord of Waterdeep, attempts to The Wizard Mhzentul born. usurp Ahghairon's position and set himself up as sole ruler of Noble villas begin dotting the plateau north of Waterdeep. Waterdeep by killing the other Lords and Ahghairon. After the deaths of three Lords, Ahghairon slays Kerrigan in Southern Ahghairon and other mages of Waterdeep alter the ancient Ward. cemetary of the city, eliminating individual graves and creating the tombs of the City of the Dead. The Simbul is apprenticed to Ilione of Aglarond. Page 91 de 123 [Old Empires] The Chessentan hero Iapetus the Spinner is born Deaths of the Gray Sisters. Halacar King of Aglarond. in Daeryn's Vale to the silver dragon Alypiarsabar and the human Tidal wave strikes Calimshan. female Deianiira. TheChanting Chain, a holy spellbook of Talos, is discovered when 1251/The Year of the Wandering Winds a stronghold of Talos-worshippers is sacked. The Talassans prove 1252/The Year of the Empty Goblet to be led by a mind flayer. Vine-blight destroys grape crop - no wine! Bowgentle's Book is created at the School of Wonder in Amn. The Wine-Blight Insurrection and the Battle of Broken Vats in the (circa) The aarakocra civilization in the Riders to the Sky Duchy of Ankramir (Tethyr). Mountains is driven to extinction by Chessentan mercinaries hunting for sport. After two years of growing skirmishes with undead, the Lords of Waterdeep establish walls around the City of the Dead, and her [Old Empires] The aarakocra civilization in the Riders to the Sky still-current curfews. Mountains is driven to extinction by Chessentan mercinaries hunting for sport. [Old Empires] Damenlath is crowned king of Threskel. His nickname, "The Scarecrow King," comes from his skeletally- thin 1258/The Year of the Wilted Flowers build and meek demeanor. Balagos the great red wyrm slays the old red dragon Hulrundrar. The silver dragon Alypiarsabar is killed by the green wyrm Zhentilar lords Harlshoon (father of Manshoon) and Calkontor Chathuuladroth in a duel over the Hills of Maerth. destroy each other. 1253/The Year of Beckoning Death 1259/The Year ot the Vigilant Fist Plague year in Cormyr, Sembia, and the Vast. 1260/The Year of the Broken Blade 1254/The Year of Silent Steel Many peace treaties signed this year. Rising power of thieves' guilds results in many assassinations. Halacar of Aglarond leads a disasterous campaign into Thay. The In Turmish, the hero Corwin Freas is assassinated. Battle of Lapendrar. A civil war erupts in Sembia and lasts for three years. Halacar is poisoned; his sister Ilione, tutor of the Simbul, takes the throne as Queen of Aglarond. 1255/The Year of the Raging Flame (circa) Lathander appears to certain of his clergy, commanding Ambitious priests of Bhaal launch the "Crusade of Slaughter," them to build a temple in ruined Myth Drannor, and giving them which sweeps bloodily from eastern Amn along the trade-routes the Dawnstone for their altar. These clergy form a special order, to the very walls of Westgate before being broken in late autumn the Seekers of the Dawn, and found the Dawnspire in the ruins. by hastily hired mercenary armies. Raevarl and the druids of his Circle are slaughtered during the fray, and theLeaves of Green (circa) [Maztica] Death of Zomoc and ascencion of Izco to the are lost once again. throne of Nexal. His reign, and that of his son, Izco II, was a period of great cultural and artistic growth among the Nexalans. In their wake, the Bhaalist crusaders leave the shattered ruins of the royal Amnite city of Torlathan, which lies on the northern 1261/The Year of Bright Dreams bank of the Valashar River some seventy-five miles upstream of Azoun III (1241 to 1275), King of Cormyr. its confluence with the River Khalleshyr, fracturing the trade route between Amn and Westgate. Intermittent efforts to rebuild this Manshoon is Lord of Zhentil Keep, creation of the Zhentarims. link falter with the death of Amn's last reigning monarch in 1276, The religious order of St. Ramedar is founded in Zazesspur. leading to a precipitous decline in Westgate's westbound caravan trade for several decades thereafter. A tavern in Kurrsh is burned to the ground by incensed Talassians from the Vilhon Reach when they discover theChanting Chain Growth in trade and population forces the walls of Waterdeep to hanging from the wall there. The Chain is recovered and taken by move northward again (to the current paths of Sulmoor and the Talassian to Shamph, where they are attacked and slain by Julthoon Streets). the local militia. This final battle is know as the Slaughter of the Founding of the Shadow Thieves of Waterdeep by a circle of five Crazed and the Chanting Chain disappears from it. thieves and assassins. The Ladies of the Blade, a band of female adventurers, is founded Priamon Frostrune becomes a lich. by a group of bored noblewomen of Westgate. Four years later, the company recovers theKey of Faith, a sacred prayer "tome" of (circa) [Maztica] Zomoc's general Coyo finally subjugates the Oghma the Lorekeeper, amidst the Ghost Holds of Battledale. Kolan tribes. 1262/The Year of the Black Wind 1256/The Year of the Dusty Throne Killing storm raised by a Calishite mage. Ahghairon dies, and the Guildmasters begin seizing power in Waterdeep. The Council of Guildmasters soon grows to govern The Guildwars and the Misrule of the Lords-Magisters: All but two the whole city. Guildmasters are slain in Waterdeep during the Guildwars; Lhorar Gilgeggh and Ehlemm Zoar proclaim themselves the Lords Khelben the Elder disappears from Waterdeep, though his tower Magister. remains occupied by his apprentices. The Shadow Thieves establish their base of operations (the The demi-goddess Siamorphe arises again in Waterdeep. Citadel of the Bloody Hand) inside Mount Waterdeep. The new Moonstar villa is built north of Waterdeep's walls, atop The mage Rythtalies, master of the steel dragon Jalanvaloss the ruins of the High House of Stars. The old Moonstar compound "Wyrm of Many Spells," disappears. soon becomes the Blushing Mermaid festhall. 1263/The Year of the Tressym The village of Evershed (southeast of present-day Calling Horns) is destroyed by an orc horde. As foretold by Alaundo, these creatures became widespread. (circa) [Maztica] A year of feasting and celebration over Coyo's Chaos fills the streets when a flock of over 100 tressym fly into victory; in the end, Zomoc betrays and kills Coyo. Silverymoon and roost on the rooftops for a tenday. Alustriel simply shrugs, pointing to Alaundo's prophesies about the 1257/The Year of the Killing Wave Page 92 de 123 widespread tressym this year. While most of the tressym fly away 1273/The Year of the Wagon soon, a number stayed and made the city their home. Baeron and Shilarn revive Ahghairon's system of rule in Fzoul Chembryl becomes High Priest of the Dark Shrine in Zhentil Waterdeep. Baeron becomes Lord of Waterdeep. The houses of Keep. He renames it the Black Altar. Zoar and Gildeggh are Outcast (exiled from the city). Magisters ("Black Robes") appointed to keep justice in the city and, by the [Old Empires] The Rat Plague: Led by were-rat priests of month of Uktar, the Shadow Thieves' ventures are deterred and Talona, a horde of rats and vermin boils up out of the sewers of they, as a group, are outlawed. Mourktar. Although they are beaten back and destroyed, the rats take their toll on the city. King Damenlath, trapped in his palace Waterdeep's population rises, reaching 100,000 by years end. with swarming vermin, is driven mad and commits suicide before Joadath noted as being Lord of Shadowdale. his personal guard can fight through to him. 1274/The Year of the Purple Toad Damenlath's son, the warrior Damanhur, becomes king of Threskel. Seven princesses of Tethyr are assassinated in Waterdeep. The killers are drawn and quartered and hung on the gates of Prince Naeloth of Thessavrae discovers theNameless Blade in the Waterdeep. King Haedrak dies after hearing the news. Errilam ruins of Peleveran. declared King of Tethyr. Harpers are falsely blamed for this and 1264/The Year of the Shattered Altar are not welcome in Tethyr to this day. Widespread tomb-robbing and sacrilege. Errilam (1236 to 1277), 3rd son of Haedrak II, King of Tethyr (dies without issue in 1277). The tombs of two Tethyrian monarchs, Strohm IV and Samyte the Martyr, are looted by Bhaal-worshipers. The Magister Ilsilger "The Dark Smile" dies after launching an attack on a dozen archmages that had gathered to overthrow 1265/The Year of Flowers him. Ilsilger and eight of the archmages die in the battle. Thornar (circa) The wizard-king of Halruaa moves the capital from Fleetmoor, foremost among the survivors, becomes the new Halagard to Halarahh. Magister (reigns 1274-1278DR). [Old Empires] The warrior-prince Naeloth becomes king of 1275/The Year of the Blade Thessavrae; he immediately launches an attack on Chessenta, Rhigaerd II crowned King of Cormyr (at 6 years of age); his uncle and seizes the Akanul. His lightning advance and stunning Salember ("The Rebel Prince") reigns as Regent in Cormyr until victories force the cities of Chessenta to unite for the first time in 1286. over a century. The Chessentan cities whelm for battle, and Thessavrae spends the next 27 years fighting against the united Zhentil Keep grants Yulash "independence." city-states. Pasha Eiruidin Ondaru of Calimshan is killed by his palace wizard, 1266/The Year of the Leaping Frog Ongraunnathan the Blind. The mage uses his spells to make the Pasha seem alive, and rules in his name until 1286DR. Tana'ri and power-mad students destroy the School of Wonder, killing nearly every other student and Master within its walls. 1276/The Year of the Crumbling Keep The Magister Isilger Mountrant gives the secrets of creatingblast The Citadel of the Raven rebuilt. globes to a mage of the Zhentarim. Shilarn, a Lord of Waterdeep and Baeron's wife, gives birth to a 1267/The Year of the Groaning Cart daughter, Lhestyn. A bountiful harvest year. The Lords of Waterdeep allow the city's perimeter to expand out to the borders they hold to the current day. North and Sea Wards Colderan Morn rules in Daggerdale. He drives the dwarves of Clan are added and ward boundaries are adjusted and established as Bladebright from the dale. they remain today. 1268/The Year of the Daystars The Lords increase their numbers beyond Ahghairon's self- The Flying Plague, a horde of perytons, harpies, and manticores imposed limits, and establish sixteen Lords of Waterdeep. attacks the southern Moonsea region and destroys the city of Lis. King Dhanar of the Parhek Dynasty of Amn is assassinated, and 1269/The Year of the Moat merchant families squabble over the succession, each with an heir to the throne (legitimate or otherwise) in its control. The TheFlame of the Spirit reappears on the body of a brigand in the merchant families begin a long war over trade and succession. Rat Hills south of Waterdeep. The Men of the Basilisk decide to open their ranks to any The sahaugin ambush of a hunting party devastates the undersea promising young noble or merchant lord who can survive the realm of Eadraal as the beloved merfolk Prince Aldem and Prince- crucible of the extra-dimensional Auantiver Labyrinth and its Consort Kran die to protect Kosul, the king's heir. fearsome basilisk guardian. 1270/The Year of the Tooth 1277/The Year of the Beholder (circa) Zelphar Arunsun is born. King Errilam of Tethyr is accidentally killed while on a hunting trip 1271/The Year of the Shattered Wall with elven friends. This incident, and the rumors that grew out of it, sparks centuries of strife and hatred and many cruelties On the heels of a hard winter, mages and warriors of the Dragon between the royalty of Tethyr and the elves. Cult attack Holyheart House, a temple of Eldath in the Chondalwood. The two dracoliches Goarulskul the Black and Alemander III (1262 to 1288), 1st nephew of Errilam, King of Arlauthra Manytalons destroy the temple and kill many Eldathyn. Tethyr (begins persecution of the elves). [Old Empires] Untheri assassins attempt to kill the royal family The mage Uldinus Lawkland steals a copy of the Simbul'sspell of Threskel. King Damanhur and his young daughter Leira trigger spell. survive, but his wife Senshala is killed. [Old Empires] King Damanhur marries Ihnasya, the sister of his 1272/The Year of the Shrieker general, the warlock Zabal. Zhentarim wizards and priests of Bane and Myrkul raise an army King Naeloth of Thessavrae dies at the Battle of Rivenlake; of undead, orcs, and other creatures to assault Silverymoon but theNameless Blade is taken up by Bramaera, one of his pleasure- are repelled by Alustriel's Spellguard. girls (hence her nickname of "The Concubine Queen"), who Page 93 de 123 continues his war in the Akanul. Legends of her beauty and fey [Old Empires] Leira Threskahar, the rightful ruler of Threskel, is grace, spread through the Inner Sea lands by poets and bards, rescued from the Royal Dungeons by Kabarrath Telthaug, who inspire countless adventurers, socialites, freedom fighters, and offers to restore the throne to her if she and her descendants third or fourth sons of noble houses to travel to Thessavrae to agree to turn a blind eye to the activities of Bane in Threskel. fight in her "righteous crusade." Leira, desperate to gain revenge against Ihnasya, agrees. Telthaug has his assassins kill Ihnasya, and his soldiers storm the 1278/The Year of Many Bones barracks, scattering Zabal's men. Leira is crowned Queen of First recorded mention of theDraconomicon. Threskel, restoring the Threskahar line to the throne. The Magister Thornar Fleetmoor is killed by a rival, the mage The Black Lord's Cloak grows from a small shrine into a full- Uldinus Lawkland. Lawkland becomes the new Magister (reigns fledged temple. 1278-1280DR). 1284/The Year of the Dying Stars 1279/The Year of the Snarling Dragon [Old Empires] The Seige of Talaeglyn: The Concubine Queen Tulrun leaves Silverymoon and returns to his abode in the Bramaera is killed by an unknown Mordulkan archer.Naeloth's Coldwood. Beginning of annual monstrous raids on Tulrun's Tent. Blade is taken up by her consort, the folk hero known as The Rose ("Cormaerys," a Chessentan bastardization of his family A Cult of the Dragon cell near Luskan destroys itself when the name of Cormaeril), who continues the war over the Akanul. dragons and dracolich involved with the cell do battle over treasure hoards. 1285/The Year of the Blacksnake The green dragon Drethroyaster goes on a murderous rampage By this time, Skyships Glade in Tethyr is used exclusively by through Battledale, Featherdale, and Tasseldale. More than 700 illithid slavers. lost their lives in these attacks. Some time later, Dretch is An adventuring company of paladins, the Company of Twelve, attacked and nearly dispatched by the conglomeration of attacks the lich Sammaster's stronghold. Nine are killed, but the adventuring companies known as the Crossed Swords. lich's physical form is destroyed. Survivors confirm that this 1280/The Year of the Manticore indeed was Sammaster First-Speaker. Thay's second invasion attempt overwhelms Mulhorand. Sultim is Nightal 1, Bearand is born beseiged and nearly falls before reinforcements arrive. Priests of 1286/The Year of the Rock Anhur are made scapegoats. Chapter 28 of "Cormyr: A Novel" Old Skull Inn built in Shadowdale. Rhigaerd II (1269 to 1335), King of Cormyr. The Magister Uldinus Lawkland is killed by the mage Ohland Grethgar, a pupil of the Simbul's. Grethgar becomes the new Methlas begins building a new pirate fleet in the Inner Sea. Magister (reigns 1280-1282DR). [Old Empires] A cabal of Thayans unearth the secrets of ancient [Old Empires] Thay's second invasion attempt overwhelms Narfellian Dream Magic. They immediately begin mastering the Mulhorand. Sultim is beseiged and nearly falls before lost magic, keeping their discovery secret from the Zulkirs. reinforcements arrive. Priests of Anhur are made scapegoats. 1287/The Year of the Smoky Moon Damanhur, the king of Threskel, is poisoned by Ihnasya, his A MageFair is held in the Fallen Lands. TheFlame of the Spirit second wife. Leira, the daughter of Damanhur and his first wife, appears there in the posession of Udo of Felthaeran. discovers the truth and attempts a civil war to recover the throne, but she is betrayed by the Warlock Zabal and imprisoned for 1288/The Year of the Roaring Horn three years. Last ogre Tharkul falls. 1281/The Year of the Cold Soul Human kingdom of Thar established. Berethond Half-Elven disappears during combat with a great Princess Shaerglynda of Tethyr is killed in Waterdeep. Her killer green wyrm in the forest west of Dragonspear Castle. He is escapes with her tiara, rings, and necklace, and is never found. assumed dead, and theDraconomicon which he carried with him is believed lost. Jaszur (1274 to 1295), first son (twin) of Alemander, King of Tethyr (slain in Waterdeep, 1295). Members of a Malar sect lead a "Wild Hunt" through the streets of Elturel. The cultists collected, caged, and then released monsters Mulmaster sends an expeditionary force to Ironfang Keep; that they used in their "worship." TheBook of Fangs and Talons is beginning of numerous gnoll attacks in the area. associated with this Wild Hunt. The gray dwarves of Underspires wage a five-decade-long war [Old Empires] Kabarrath Telthaug, a young, charismatic priest with their surface kin. of Gargauth, converts to the worship of Bane. He turns on his [Maztica] The warrior Pakli elected as Revered Counselor of fellow Gargauthans, leading an army of Baneites against the Nexal. His reign was chaotic and troubled, marked by many Hidden Lord's shrine in Mourktar. The few remaining Gargauthans revolts. are absorbed into the clergy, and a shrine to Bane is founded atop the ruins. 1289/The Year of the Sighing Serpent 1282/The Year of the Many Mists The annual attacks on Tulrun's Tent cease, as Tulrun journeys to the lair of Arauthator, spawn of Sneighfanglen and source of the A lich calling itself Sammaster appears in the Desertmouth attacks, and proposes a truce. Mountains and begins gathering humanoids, undead, and dragons into an army. 1290/The Year of the Whelm The Magister Ohland Grethgar is killed in a spell duel in the skies Dragonspear Castle falls. over Orlumbor with the black dragon Starlaurynguldar. The wyrm (circa) The archmage Archveult "Tattercloak" vanishes in a also died from his wounds, and Azuth offers the office of Magister midair explosion over Raven Bluff's harbor. First appearance of to the mage Inhil "Hurler-of-Stars" Lauthdryn (reigns 1282- theTears of the Dragon. 1294DR). (circa) The Magister, Lauthdryn "Hurler-of-Stars," is killed by 1283/The Year of the Crawling Clouds Muaralygrym the Dark. Aralagath Tarsil of Elturel becomes the new Magister. Page 94 de 123 (circa) [Maztica] Takamal becomes War Chief of Kultaka. Priests of Malar hold an open enclave to plan their dispositions in the lands of the Sword Coast. The enclave lasts for a tenday 1291/The Year of the Hooded Falcon where theBook of Fangs and Talons is featured in many rituals. 1292/The Year of the Wandering Waves 1299/The Year of the Claw [Old Empires] Cormaerys "The Rose" is killed at the Battle of Shadow Thieves settle in Athkatla after their ejection from Manyfires by the young Chessentan swordsman Iapetus the Waterdeep in the previous year. Spinner. After his death Chessenta retakes the Akanul, but the western region splinters among Naeloth's generals, petty nobles, The shadow dragon Aurgloroasa clashes with and kills the adult and foreign mercinaries (marking the beginning of the Blade black dragon Arngalor, whose lair was in the Heart of the Mine at Kingdoms). the headwaters of the River Arkhen. Aurgloroasa was disguised as a blue dragon so she has never been linked to the deed. TheNameless Blade (now known asNaeloth's Blade in Chessenta) disappears in the heat of battle after The Rose's death. 1300 / Year of the Starfall The victorious cities of Chessenta, led by the legendary general Lhestyn weds Zelphar Arunsun, a powerful mage from Tharleon Nandae, push south to Saden and re- absorb Neverwinter (and acknowledged youngest son of Khelben the Thessavrae into Chessenta. Unfortunately, Chessenta's best hope Elder). for unity is assassinated at a ball in Soorenar by unknown agents. Thieves' guild destroyed in Waterdeep. The various city-states soon fall to fighting amongst themselves again. Joadath of Shadowdale dies. 1293/The Year of the Talking Skull Aumry and Sylune become Lord and Lady of Shadowdale. 1294/The Year of the Deep Moon [Old Empires] The ancient green wyrm Chathuuladroth is killed by the fellowship known as the Black Gauntlet. The Gauntlet is led Rilimbrar King of Impiltur. by a disguised Iapetus the Spinner, who gains his revenge for the Methlas, a Cormyrean merchant-turned-pirate, amasses a fleet of death of his father, the silver wyrm Alypiarsabar. ships in the Inner Sea. He is assassinated by his lieutenant, 1301 / Year of the Trumpet Thevren. First recorded resurgence of the Cult of Tiamat in Unther. Thevren masses a fleet of forty pirate ships and sacks the cities of Selgaunt and Saerloon, but dies shortly after his victory, poisoned By this time, the exiled Shadow Thieves have grown so powerful by Thilana, his mistress and former lover of Methlas. Thilana in Amn that the government is forced to acknowledge their successfully leads the pirates of the Inner Sea for years, reviving presence and power. Immursk's spy networks and sticking to the careful, conservative [Old Empires] First recorded resurgence of the Cult of Tiamat in plans of Methlas. Unther. The Magister Inhil Lauthdryn disappears in the wilderlands of the 1302 / Year of the Broken Helm Vast. Azuth offers the office of Magister to Aralagath Tarsil of Arabel (reigned 1294-1306DR). Gharri of Gond born. 1295/The Year of the Ormserpent Khelben "Ravencloak" Arunsun born to Lhestyn & Zelphar in Waterdeep. Olosar (1274 to 1319), 2nd son (twin) of Alemander III, King of Tethyr. Durnan and Mirt the Merciless return from Undermountain and retire as rich men. Shyressa, a vampiress, joins the Twisted Rune and begins her ascent to the rank of Senior Runemaster. [Maztica] The warrior Chalco appointed to the throne of Nexal by the city's nobles. His reign was prosperous, with the last ten 1296/The Year of the Black Hound years of his rule seeing virtually no rebellions or war. Adventurers stumble onto a hidden temple of Malar in the 1303 / Year of the Evening Sun settlement of Easting. The adventurers discover theBook of Fangs and Talons. However, when the adventurers try to carry the book Fall of the human kingdom of Thar. off they are attacked by a great horde of beasts summoned by The venerable green dragon Claugiylimatar makes her lair in the the priest of Malar whose temple it was. The book was taken Deeping Cave, somewhere in Kryptgarden Forest. back, and its holder slain and devoured by the monsters. The Shadow Thieves begin construction on the training complex The priesthood of Milil recoversWythyndle's Round Book in a that will come to be known as the Assassin's Run. bazaar in Calimport, and take it on a tour of Sorlyn temples amidst great rejoicing. 1304 / Year of the Stag 1297/The Year of the Singing Skull In early summer, Maeran Faerlin, a rising merchant of Westgate, employs a trio of mages known as the Hunting Hands, a band of "Homeland" begins (First recorded mention of Drizzt Do'Urden). archers, and Alion Narithryn, a minor priest of the Morninglord, to Massacre on Watcher's Knoll of Tyrists by Joadath. hunt down Aglistralarraghautha, a large female black dragon whose brood of hatchlings had been laying waste to the The dwarves of Ironfang in the Alaoreum Mountains of Turmish Reddansyr area and who had destroyed the merchant's re-emerge into the surface world. warehouse in an isolated compound near Teziir. Of the merchant Yenandra "The Pirate Queen" begins her reign in Dambrath. and his hired adventurers, only Alion survives the battle, but Aglistralarraghautha and five hatchlings are destroyed thanks to The nobles of Yulash begin a bitter quarrel for the lordship of the thedragonbane prayer found within theTome of the Morning, a city. prayer tome of Lathander. 1298/The Year of the Pointed Bone [Old Empires] The First Great Reclamation: The Mad King Lhestyn, as the "Masked Lady," infiltrates Shadow Thieves Guild Tharmakkas III of Murghom invades Semphar with an army of of Waterdeep and exposes it. Within the span of a bloody week, 40,000 men. His force of peasants and ill-equipped mercinaries is the Shadow Thieves are either dead or fled from the city due to routed in an ambush by a border garrison of 1,000 Sempharans. the Watch and the Lord's agents (like Lhestyn). Tharmakkas returns to Phannaskul utterly insane with rage and foaming at the mouth. Page 95 de 123 1305 / Year of the Creeping Fang Zelphar Arunsun dies at the hands of evil sorcery, though the source remains undetermined to this day. Lhestyn secretly names Laershala of the Emerald Eyes strangles Thilana the Pirate Queen Piergeiron, a paladin and officer of the city guard, a Lord and her while in port at Tantras, and claims the Dragonisle and leadership eventual successor as Open Lord of Waterdeep. of the Inner Sea pirates. As her tactics are more brutal and less planned, Laershala slowly loses control of the pirates. [Old Empires] Rezim becomes vizier of Mulhorand and begins to persecute the church of Anhur. Chessentan mercinaries replace The Cult of the Dragon locates the shadow dracolich Aurgloroasa Anhur worshippers as guards of Skuld. and approaches her for the first time. 1312 / Year of the Griffon The ancient Netherese city of Nhallen is found by adventurers, sunk in the Inner Sea off the coast of the Altumbel. Darkhold seized by the Black Network. The chitine slaves of Yathchol are emancipated from their drow The independent city of Teziir is refounded on a high bluff masters. overlooking the Lake of Dragons, located to the west of Westgate its main rival in the merchant trade. Previous cities on this site 1306 / Year of Thunder have been attacked, sacked, and burned more than a few times Moonsea War. Mulmaster vanquished by an alliance of the other throughout history. Moonsea cities. A Chessentan merchant secretly backed by the Lawless, a sect of Hulberg is destroyed by Mulmaster. Sulasspryn suffers heavy Shar, offers theHelm of Helm, a prayer "tome" dedicated to the damage. God of Guardians, for sale in Westgate. Each night, battles erupt in the streets of Westgate between the Lawless (backed by Vangerdahast of Cormyr founds War Wizards. someone of great authority in the city), the South Shore Serpents, A dragon invasion, known as the Dragon Run, sweeps out of the the Wild Blades Adventurers of Teziir, and agents of Thay. Moonsea North. Phlan is destroyed. Durnan founds the Red Sashes as his own personal agents in Durnan establishes the Yawning Portal over the ruins of Halaster's Waterdeep, creating a precaution against such blatant disregards Hold, controlling the access to the dungeons beneath the city. for the watch as grow common in Dock Ward (such as the death of Zelphar Arunsun). The last heir to the throne of Amn, the self-styled Exile Prince Rohav, dies of poison at the hands of his vizier, Arlen Bormul. [Old Empires] The last Threeshield King, Gaemon VI, is overthrown and killed by resurgent priests of Gargauth secretly The Magister Aralagath Tarsil is accidentally killed by the mage backed by several of the noble houses. His only surviving heir, the Orten Imdrar. Imdrar becomes the new Magister (reigns 1306- boy-king Ouorn III, is spirited to safety by the Royal Mage, 1317DR). Qyntarthil the White. Neither the mage nor the Lost Prince are 1307 / Year of the Mace ever seen again, though many folk tales soon arise that claim one day the Threeshield King will return to bring peace and prosperity Azoun IV of Cormyr born. to both Delthuntle and the entire North Coast. Sulasspryn collapses into a huge sinkhole, destroying the city. With the throne of Delthuntle lying open, the nobles of the city- Akanax marches on and almost totally destroys Maerduuth. state quickly seize power, establishing themselves as the rulers of the city and forming a Council from which they govern. Thamalon Uskevren, of House Uskevren of Sembia, born on Mirtul 4. Rezim becomes vizier of Mulhorand and begins to persecute church of Anhur. [Old Empires] Akanax marches on and almost totally destroys Maerduuth, making it a subject city. 1313 / Year of the Shattered Oak 1308 / Year of the Catacombs 1314 / Year of the Shadowtop Dungeon exploring comes into vogue. The tree of this name flourishes in this year. Baeron, Open Lord of Waterdeep, dies of fever, and Shilarn, his Death of Lhestyn. Piergeiron becomes the Unmasked (Open) Lord wife, immolates herself on his funeral pyre. of Waterdeep. Lhestyn becomes the Open Lord of Waterdeep. Rhigaerd II, King of Cormyr defeats the border raiders. Construction begins on Lhestyn's (later Piergeiron's) Palace. It is The Pirate Queen Laershala dies in combat with a Cormyrean complete by early winter. Freesail; the pirates of the Inner Sea break up into squabbling factions. [Old Empires] King Tharmakkas III dies from a burst vein in his forehead. His son, Tharmakkas IV, is crowned King of Murghom, 1315 / Year of Spilled Blood and vows vengeance on Semphar for his father's defeat and Midsummer, Clannad Ó Braonáin (Clannad Brennan) is born madness. Nightal 10, Gregory Casplardann is born 1308 to 1321 (circa) The Company of the Howling Wolf kills the archmage [Planes] The city of Brightwater is founded by Sune, Liira and Iniarv. Tymora who merge their 3 divine realms together to form a unified metropolis 1316 / Year of the Gulagoar 1309 / Year of the Sunset Winds The arch-mages Orcrommor the Mighty and Asblan the Bold destroy each other in an aerial battle over the city of Ordulin. 1310 / Year of the Storms The Zhentarim take control of Teshendale. Refugees pour into [Old Empires] The Zulkir of Illusion, Iiljat Chaerothil, discovers Daggerdale and Dagger Falls including Zhent agents who incite a the rogue Thayan oneiromancers; he offers to keep their secret if rebellion against the Morn family and install Malyk, a Zhentarim he is allowed access to their findings. agent as ruler. 1311 / Year of the Fist The dwindling Spulzeer family establishes the Spulzeer Inn, which Birth of Filfaeril Selazir, wife of King Azoun of Cormyr (Mirtul4 later becomes the foundation for the village of Trailstone on the 1311-?). Tethir Road. 1317 / Year of the Wandering Wyrm Page 96 de 123 Great Plague of the Inner Sea (also called the Dragon Plague). hurricane created by the witches of the Risen Coven. Bhelaros' Chessenta is decimated, Unther suffers, but Mulhorand is largely effete son Paramikos ascends to the throne. unaffected. The Vilhon manages to restrict its spread and is 1322 / Year of Lurking Death relatively unscathed. Monstrous attacks at a 50-year high. Targuth Athkarr becomes Huhong of Rashemen. The blue dragon Alasklerbanbostos, now a dracolich called the Death of the sorcerer-king Nesker. The first High Blade takes Great Bone Wyrm, spends the summer terrorizing and raiding power in Mulmaster. Chessentra and Unther. The Magister Orten Imdrar dies in spellbattle with the Water The shadow dragon Aurgloroasa undergoes the transformation to Witch, Elminster, and the mage Qilder Yarven. Yarven becomes dracolich. the new Magister (reigns 1317-1318DR; a month in each year). Khelben the Elder, disguising himself as Khelben the Younger, [Old Empires] Great Plague of the Inner Sea (also called the "claims" the long-vacant Arunsun Tower as his own, renaming it Dragon Plague). Chessenta is decimated, Unther suffers, but after his new title of "the Blackstaff." Mulhorand is largely unaffected. The Vilhon manages to restrict its spread and is relatively unscathed. The Magister Maldiglas Turntower devoures his own lifeforce constructing his magicalrefuges. Azuth offers the office of The nobility of the North Coast cities, paranoid of the Plague, seal Magister to the mage Phelarnden Ghemelt of Tharsult (reigns four the gates of the cities, closing out the hordes of farmers and months, 1322DR). refugees from outlying villages that come seeking shelter. Until 1323, when the gates are finally opened, riots and unrest sweeps The Chessentan archmage Maxiladanarr Torstren becomes the coast, as bandits and other raiders, many backed by Thay, Magister (reigns 1322-1328DR). He begins a breeding program to pillage the outlying areas unopposed. It is a long time before the create sorcerous families, known as the Incipient Clans. economies of the North Coast recover from the plague years, and [Old Empires] The Boy-King Paramikos is assassinated by his longer still before the country folk let go of their hatred of the city generals. Zurael, Praetor of the Legions, assumes command of dwellers. Cimbar, and immediately orders an attack on Soorenar. The Golden Queen of Threskel, Leira Threskahar, dies in the The blue dragon Alasklerbanbostos, now a dracolich called the Great Plague. Her son Nansur the Crafty is crowned king. Great Bone Wyrm, spends the summer terrorizing and raiding Year of Three Kings in Cimbar: Death of Janos II in the Great Chessenta and Unther. He attacks and humbles his rival, the blue Plague; his brother Phandost ascends to the throne; Phandost wyrm Shaeldraetha, who swears fealty to the dracolich. dies after 100 days; his eldest son Bhelaros is crowned. 1323 / Year of Dreamwebs Ches 6, Duurgá Ó Braonáin (Duurgá Brennan) is born Great Plague declared over. Uktar 29, Guenièvre Caslpardann is born Thayvian wizards attempt to control others through dreams; they 1318 / Year of the Tired Treant are discovered and destroyed. TheChanting Chain is written of in Ormath where Lalagos [Old Empires] The Great Plague officially declared over. Indivvur, a priest of Talos, conducts a holy ritual to pull spells The Thayan Oneiromancers attempt to control others through from it. dreams; they are betrayed by the Zulkir of Illusion, who reveals The Magister Qilder Yarven is killed in a spellduel with the mage their existence to the other Zulkirs and the Harpers, and are Maldiglas "The Magnificent" Turntower. Turntower becomes the destroyed. All traces of their work are wiped out by the Harpers, new Magister (reigns 1318-1322DR). except for the knowledge that Zulkir Iiljat hoarded. 1319 / Year of the Fallen Throne 1324 / Year of the Grimoire The kingship of Sossal ends in bloodshed. Chapter 30 of "Cormyr: A Novel" Alemander IV, 1st nephew of Olosar, King of Tethyr (slain in the Many old magical tomes were discovered in this year, sparking a 10 Black Days of Eleint, 1347). End of the Tethyr Dynasty. renewed interest in magic. 1320 / Year of the Watching Cold Luthcheq invades Mordulkin, to take advantage of heavy losses in the plague years. Luthcheq loses the war and the losses are Ilione of Aglarond dies of the plague; The Simbul becomes Queen blamed on wizard-spies in the service of Mordulkin. Luthcheq of Aglarond. begins its persecution of wizards. The indiscretions of the merfolk Prince Vhaemas lead to the The white dragon Arauthator slays the venerable red dragon illegitimate birth of Vhaemas the Bastard, as he is called by his Rathlylaug high above the rooftops of Neverwinter. mother and her clan, Kamaar of Thuridru. [Old Empires] Luthcheq invades Mordulkin, to take advantage of [Old Empires] Horusetho III dies; Akonhorus II becomes heavy losses in the plague years. Luthcheq loses the war and the Pharaoh of Mulhorand. losses are blamed on wizard-spies in the service of Mordulkin. Resurgence of the cult of Set, as Seti is born. Luthcheq begins its persecution of wizards. The Thayans withdraw from Escalant in the wake of the Great Manipulated by agents of the Zulkirs of Thay and inflamed by the Plague. actions of the nobility during the Great Plague, the lower classes and peasantfolk of the North Coast arise in a vengeful, crazed 1321 / Year of Chains mob. In every city of the North Coast the mob attacks without The Harpers reorganized. Twilight Hall founded in Berdusk. mercy, killing anyone of the noble class and causing widespread damages and looting. King Zaor of Evermeet is assassinated. Queen Amlaruil becomes sole ruler of the elves. The carnage is worst in Delthuntle, where the famous Dolphin Palace of King Belanthrym is reduced to a burnt-out ruin and the By this time, the Shadow Thieves have taken control of much of entire upper class slain or driven to flee the city. Following the the criminal activity within Amn, and have spread to nearby cities. Uktar Uprisings, as they come to be known, a self-titled People's [Old Empires] Bhelaros mounts a failed naval invasion of Council is formed by various factions and opportunists to rule Altumbel. The Sceptanar and his ships are sunk in a massive Delthuntle. From this time until 1369, the city-state is riven with infighting, assassinations, and instability as the Councillors and Page 97 de 123 their agents maneuver for power. In the absence of the nobility, 1332 / Year of the Sword and Stars the merchant class rises to a higher prominence than ever, with Florin Falconhand is born. the first of the Tiered Houses (a ranking system based on wealth and power levels) becoming mini-satraps in their own rights, their The Wyrmstrike of Dunbridges (Border Kingdoms). liveried house-soldiers patrolling their respective neighborhoods. Azoun IV and his wife, Filfaeril Selzair "the Dragon Queen," have Only a quick rallying action by Irataen, a younger son of the a son, Foril. merchant house of Branael, allows the city guard of Laothkund to Numerous goblin and hobgoblin tribes are reported on the move quell the rioters and avoid much of the damages that the other among the western Marching Mountains, though reports have Coast cities suffer. Irataen, backed by the military, assumes the numerous mages at the heads of these hordes - the same mages title of Prince and Marchantar, beginning the dynasty that has who went missing in Calimshan late last year under some ruled Laothkund to the present day. mysterious calling. 1325 / Year ot the Great Harvests 1333 / Year of the Striking Falcon Year of unrivaled plenty: beer and wine of this year are The Great Amnian Trade War. Founding of the Council of Six and legendary. the unification of Amn by Thayze Selemchant. (circa) Harper's Hold is built deep into the slopes of Mt. Islif Lurelake is born. Waterdeep. Myrmeen Lhal is born. 1326 / Year of the Striking Hawk Tale of the Azure Bonds (Mirtul to Kythorn), The Wyvern's Spur The wizard Meltharond Thone, master of the venerable white (Flamerule to Ches 1334). dragon Arveiaturace, dies. Lord Iorltar of Zhentil Keep names Manshoon his successor as 1327 / Year of the Blue Flame first lord. The mad wizard Yarash moves into the pyramid on Sorcerer's Gamalon Idogyr and his family leave Tethyr for the Rock of Bral. Isle. The realm of Mulsparkh rises along the northern bank of the River Tholaunt, an incarnation of Anhur, is slain by Valerios, the Memnon near the end of this year, founded by Calishite Tharchion of Pyrados. mercinaries and monsters at the secret instigation of the Twisted [Old Empires] Tholaunt, an incarnation of Anhur, is slain by Rune. Valerios, the Tharchion of Pyrados. 1334 / Year of the Blazing Brand 1328 / Year of the Adder Hyarman Hussilthar becomes Huhong of Rashemen. "Homeland" ends Tethyrian mounted troops including Crown Prince Rythan, brother The Magister Maxiladanarr Torstren is killed in an avalanche. of King Alemander IV, are defeated at the Battle of Nightflames Azuth offers the office of Magister to Imrul Athelzedar (reigns by the army of Mulsparkh; the realm of Mulsparkh is swiftly 1328-1354DR). crushed soon after by the Calishite legions. TheSword of Starlight, a Tethyrian sword of state and a powerful magical item, is [Old Empires] Tjenen Karathoth is born in Messemprar, to secreted away by Yuzas Nur yn Yusuf el Tiagar, a military officer Mardduk (an exiled Mulhorandi mage of the Enclave), and Senlil, with greater ambitions than abilities. an Untheri freeslave. Foril, son of Azoun IV, dies at two years old. [Maztica] Death of Chalco; beginning of the reign of his young grandson, Axalt. Axalt's reign marks the apex of the Nexalan Tanalesta, daughter of Azoun IV and Filfaeril, born. empire. Manshoon and Fzoul, with the help of their beholder allies, 1329 / Year of the Lost Helm become the new lords of Zhentil Keep. Filfaeril Selazir wed to King Azoun of Cormyr on Eleint 2. The faithful of Loviatar undertake an extensive search in Westgate for theLash of Loviatar, following rumors of its sighting Morkoth agents, at the behest of Great Arcane Aodk, kidnap the in the city. Their efforts succeed in making the Church of Pain merfolk Queen Wylla, Princess Deira and Princess Aeda, and many enemies, but no trace of the prayer "tome" is ever found. magically change them into monstrous forms that mindlessly attack Voalidru. Their deaths are avenged with the attacks on (circa) Last known appearance of the mage Nchaser. Olleth later that year and the death of Aodk and his Arcounts. (circa) Prince Foril, infant son of Azoun and Filfaeril of Cormyr 1330 / Year of the Marching Moon (Mirtul 1, 1332 to Uktar 11, 1334), assassinated. Prince Rythan of Tethyr slays Jhaniloth Puiral of the Twisted 1335 / Year of the Snow Winds (NOTE: The Waterdeep Boxed Set Rune. gives the name of this year as the Year of the Shaking Serpent) [Old Empires] The Cimbari hero Iliam Zakynthos kills "The Family Business" (Realms of Valor) Shaeldraetha, the Great Wyrm of Mt. Irayas. Alusair Nacacia Obarskyr, the Steel Princess of Cormyr, born on 1331 / Year of the Leaping Dolphin (NOTE: "The Wyvern's Spur" Eleint 9 (1335-?). gives this year as the Year of Temples) Prince Haedrak Errilam Alemander Olosar Lhorik (Lhaeo) is born Numerous high-ranking mages among all the Guilds Arcane of in a room atop the High Palace of Silverymoon. Calimport, Almraiven, Volothamp, Memnon, and Keltar The Evereska Charter claims the Greycloak Hills for the elves. mysteriously abandon their homes and positions to depart on some mysterious mission within the Marching Mountains. Rhigaerd II dies in the waning days of this year. Birth of Zaranda Star, later Queen of Tethyr. A spell-duel in Ordulin between Thindol of the Zhentarim and the awakened lich Bhalgustrin ends with the death of Thindol. [Old Empires] Assassins sent by Lord Gilgeam kill Tjenen's father. His mother takes him and flees into the Messempran The "Bleak Winter" in the North. underground, where they are sheltered by agents of the Enclave. Greengrass, Enya Ó Braonáin (Enya Brennan) is born Tjenen becomes a street rat, living in the bazaars and back-alleys of the city. Page 98 de 123 Messemprar burns, Tjenen escapes in the hold of a merchant 1336 to now - The Present Day of Faerûn ship, but not before watching his mother die a horrible death. Dwarves are believed to live in great numbers in the eastern 1341 / Year of the Gate mountains of present-day Semphar. Illistyl Elventree is born. 1336 / Year of the Highmantle (Note: Realms of Valor [in "Elminster at the Magefair"] gives the name of this year as Year of The undersea realm of Sylkiir celebrates as the High Mages the Dark Dragon) Taranath Reefglamor and Yrlimn Tidark announce the first acceptance of students for High Magic study in over 200 years. Azoun IV takes the throne of Cormyr. Their current student Pharom Ildacer of Naramyr becomes a tutor The Fastness of Green Shadows, a temple of Eldath, is destroyed and a High Mage. in a vicious raid by ambitious wizards of the Brotherhood of the By this time, the Shadow Thieves have their hands in half the Arcane. organized crime in the Sword Coast, from the High Moor to Ches 11, Michael "Moe" Van den Brooke is born Athkatla. Ches 24, Brigs Swifthands is born 1342 / Year of the Behir 1337 / Year of the Wandering Maiden Marune, a chief agent of the Shadow Thieves, sells his house and holdings in Luskan and Mirabar, and disappears. Charles Oliver O'Kane becomes mayor of Ravens Bluff. Three Red Wizards of Thay attempted to infiltrate the Cult of the Yulash's nobles agree to abolish the lordship and rule by council Dragons attendants to the dracolich Khalahmongre. Attempts to instead. control Khalahmongre result in the deaths of the three Red Midwinter, Ciarán Ó Braonáin (Keeron Brennan) is born Wizards as well as most of the Cultists. Khalahmongre emerges from the conflict unscathed. Alturiak 8, Marouk ad Clanadal is born The bladeEllendrin identified by the sage Othiiyr Velthrann of 1338 / Year of the Wanderer Tsurlagol. The blade and its owner, the thief Gort of Tsurlagol, "Exile" begins disappear shortly thereafter. The Wandering Wyvern is built in Sevenecho. 1343 / Year of the Boot Queen Sambryl takes throne of Impiltur. Silverymoon and Everlund are saved from an orc horde by the Moonlight Men mercinaries. The Moonlight Men slay over 4,000 The gnoll invasions of Mulmaster end. orcs at Turnstone Pass before they fall. Only the famed bard The Murann Spice War occurs between Ophal and Ulvax holdings Mintipur Moonsilver and five of his comrades survive. and is suppressed. Hammer 29, Théobald Casplardann is born Greengrass, Padraig Ó Braonáin (Poric Brennan) is born Ches 22, Máire Ó Braonáin (Moya Brennan) is born 1339 / Year of the Weeping Moon 1344 / Year of Moonfall Aumry slain; Jyordhan becomes lord of Shadowdale. Retreat of the elves from Cormanthor begins. Sharra Frohm, the great-great-great granddaughter of Palus Chondathian and Sespechian logging sorties in the Chondathwood Frohm, decides to continue her grandfather's work. Travelling are repelled by a combined force of elves and druids. alone, she enters the Great Glacier and is never heard from again. The last King of Emmerock, Belder the Sly, perishes of a bloating The Sell-Sword Rebellion: Rival groups of mercinaries battle each plague while visiting the port cities of the Lake of Steam. other in the streets of Port Ghaast. The ensuing destruction leads to the mercinaries being quartered outside the city walls. TheFlame of the Spirit is seen in Skullport by Mirt the Moneylender, but its posessor evades his grasp. Sundeth Gossyl, cleric of Tymora, is killed in combat with a wyvern on the battlements of the Citadel of the Raven. She is 1345 / Year of the Saddle later entombed in a tower in the keep called "Sundeth's Tower." "Darkwalker on Moonshae" Volludan, a former priest of Mask, is named guildmaster of the Plague in Amn. Shadowmasters of Telflamm. Jyordhan slain by Khelben Arunsun of Waterdeep. [Old Empires] The Sell-Sword Rebellion: Rival groups of mercinaries battle each other in the streets of Port Ghaast. The Time of No Lords (until 1348) in Shadowdale. ensuing destruction leads to the mercinaries being quartered A mysterious explosion levels the temple of Waukeen in Thentia. outside the city walls. Later known as "the Night of the Templefall and the "Night of 1340 / Year of the Lion Temple Fires," fires consume the Spires of the Morning "Exile" ends (Waterdeep's oldest temple) and the House of Heroes in early winter. Both temples are rebuilt within the next year. "Pool of Radiance": A band of adventurers destroys the Pool of Radiance in Phlan and frees the ruins from the monster curse. Also during the night of the Templefall, worshipers of Shar lead an aborted arson attempt against Selune's temple. The Selunites "Sojourn" begins respond by destroying a temple of Shar located beneath Shadows Battle of the River Rising in Featherdale between Sembian and Alley. Cult of the Dragon forces; the wizard Mhzentul dies at this battle. The Coast Plague infests Murann, Athkatla, Purskul, and Crimmor, The shadow dracolich Aurgloroasa takes Mhzentul's library and killing 20% of the people. The plague spreads by caravan, arcane researches for her own use. infecting folk in Beregost and Zazesspur. Danilo Thann is born to Cassandra and Rhammas Thann. Eleint 10, Frédérik Casplardann is born [Old Empires] The Night of a Hundred Fires: Mercinaries under 1346 / Year of the Bloodbird the employ of Gilgeam assault a slave rebellion in Messemprar; as "Black Wizards" Gilgeam has no coins in the treasury to pay the mercinaries, they take it out on the city in an orgy of rape, looting, and burning. As "Darkwell" Page 99 de 123 There is a great frost early in this year. The Battle of Six Smoking Shields: The forces of Dunbridges repel an attack by the army of Thuntar (Border Kingdoms). Bhaal is banished from Moonshae Islands. Tristan Kendrick becomes High King of the Moonshaes. Lord Chardath Spulzeer awakens his ancestor, the lich-lord Kartak Spellseer. The Friendly Arm is built. [Old Empires] The Stormlord of Sanctus, Kherim Thalios, is The naval Battle of Lisen Sands. killed by his wives in the "Harem Conspiracy." Khrulis, a half- Selfaril becomes High Blade of Mulmaster. orcish mercinary captain, grabs power and sets his men, mainly half-breeds like him, to hunting out and killing the priests of The Knights of Myth Drannor receive their first charter from King Bhaelros. Azoun of Cormyr. Beginning of the orcish dominance of Sanctus. Jaulothan Marlyx and two beholders appear in the center of the city of Arrabar and blast most of the city into ruins before the 1349 / Year of the Bridle mage is torn apart by a tanar'ri summoned by deseperate local 1350 / Year of the Morningstar mages. Jaulothan had theBlack Book of Beshaba during this time but it was lost in the confusion after this incident. "Pools of Darkness": Phlan disappears from the shores of the Moonsea, but is returned by the same adventurers who destroyed Rumors ofThe Book of Fangs and Talons being carried through the Pool of Radiance ten years earlier. the forests of the North by chanting Malarites surface. Cult of Set gains control of Sampranasz, though this remains Rumors of some 80,000 drow living in the Forest of Mir leads to hidden. Seti forms the Fangs of Set. panic in Calimport, although most sensibly laugh at the unfounded rumor and at the panic it causes Tethyr and many Elminster retires to Shadowdale. Calishite holdings. The Knights of Myth Drannor destroy a Zhentarim stronghold, the Of seven students chosen by the High Mages of Selu'Maraar, Flaming Tower. three are marked for great destinies. The youths Keryth Adofaer, Manshoon forms an alliance with beholders. Talor Vurtalis, and Jhanta Merlistar excel at the basics of High Magic. They privately learn more about High magic in an The Knights of Myth Drannor slay the beholder and Zhentarim-ally unorthodox manner - Taranath unveils three selu'kiira and places Xantriph in the Temple in the Sky. then upon their brows, sending the students into comas while the [Old Empires] The Cult of Set gains control of the Mulhorandi gems force feed the knowledge of millennia into their brains. All town of Sampranasz, though this remains hidden. Seti forms the High Mages and students remain behind closed doors on their Fangs of Set. estate on the outskirts of Sylkiir. The Second Great Reclamation: In an attempt to avenge his [Old Empires] The Cult of Tiamat summons the Dark Lady. father's defeat, King Tharmakkas IV of Murghom invades 1347 / Year of the Bright Blade Semphar. The Murghonian army crosses the River Haqar, but is routed at the Battle of Khamarkan by a superior Sempharan force. "Sojourn" ends Drizzt Do'Urden comes to Icewind Dale. [Maztica] Axalt dies; his son Naltecona ascends to the throne of Zhengyi the Witch-King rises in Vaasa.