Realms Pre-History: Days of Thunder to the birth of Nether the Elder
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The Days of Thunder: This is the time of the fabled Creator Races, when many gods came to the consciousness of mortals, and many races still hid in caves. No mention can be found of elves, dwarves, and other races in this time. Still, their absence on ancient cave paintings is hardly sufficient evidence to say that they did not exist in the Realms.
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The Dawn Ages/The Time of Dragons: Dragons and giants rule Toril at this time; elves and dwarves settle in small but growing communities all over Faerűn. The dwarves overthrow the giants and start their empires. Toward the end of this time, the elves start doing the same against the dragon overlords of this era.
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The First Epoch (Time of Beginnings) in Seros (the Inner Sea). All the races currently living under the Sea of Fallen Stars take to the waters during this period, which only the whales have much knowledge of. This Epoch ends with the elven migration into Seros, and their rise to power.
First mentions of Ironfang Keep on the Dragons' Sea appear in draconic legends.
-24000 to -12000
The First Flowering: The elves reach their peak here, more than 15,000 years ago. The great elven civilizations of Faerűn include Aryvandaar, Illefarn, Ilythiir, Keltormir, Miyeritar, and Shantel Othreier. With the elves' success against the orcs and dragons and giants, the other races thrive in safety and begin the slow climb on civilization.
Establishment of the first elvish settlements of Aryvandaar (Present Day: High Forest).
Establishment of the first elvish settlements of Shantel Othreier (Present Day: Green Fields).
Establishment of the first elvish settlements of Ilythiir (Present Day: Shaar & Forest of Amtar).
Establishment of the first elvish settlements of Syňrpiir (Present Day: Ankhwood and Chondalwood).
Establishment of the first elvish settlements of Illefarn (Present Day: Ardeep & Kryptgarden Forests and parts of the Dessarin valley).
Establishment of the elvish settlements of Orishaar (Present Day: Duskwood & the Shaar).
Establishment of the elvish settlements of Thearnytaar (Present Day: Thornwood).
Establishment of the elvish settlements of Eiellűr (Present Day: Winterwood).
First skirmishes between the Orishaar and Ilythiir elvish tribes begin, and continue off and on for seven millennia. Evidence from carvings in some sea caves under the Inner Sea suggests that the merfolk, locathah, and sahuagin inhabit the deeps and have battled each other since this time.
Establishment of the first elvish settlements of Miyeritar (Present Day: High Moor, Misty Forest), by green and dark elves due to political differences with the gold elves of Aryvandaar.
Establishment of the great elvish settlements of Keltormir (Present Day: Forest of Tethyr which spanned all of Tethyr, Amn, Erlkazar, and Calimshan) by moon and green elves of Thearnytarr and elsewhere, seeking peace and simple lives away from the strife of the other elven realms.
The independent sylvan elf realms of Thearnytaar, Eiellűr, and Syňrpiir open discussions of unifying the elves of the Satyrwood (Present Day: Thornwood/Chondalwood).
-17100 to -16800
The War of Three Leaves: The unification of the Satyrwood is thwarted by dark elven Ilythiiri spies and assassins, killing their leaders and framing opposing heirs, driving the three realms to a multifront war. Ilythiir's influence is not discovered for centuries.
Elves migrate from Thearnytaar, Eiellűr, and Syňrpiir to the Inner Sea over the next seven millenia.
Numerous elves abandon the surface realms of Eiellűr, and Syňrpiir during the War of Three Leaves to settle in the Selmal Basin of the Inner Sea. This begins the elven migrations into the Sea of Fallen Stars, which continue for seven millennia.
The elvish Vyshaan clan rises to power in Aryvandaar under Coronal Ivósaar Vyshann.
Aryvandaar's rulers begin attempts to diplomatically and peacefully annex Miyeritar into their realm and under their control.
Tribal barbarian clans of humans roam Keltormir, hiding and hunting in the great forests and avoiding the greater races of elves, giants, and dragons.
-14000 to -215
The Second Epoch (Time of the Elves) of Seros (the Inner Sea). The Seconf Epoch officially begins with the building of the undersea capital of Aryselmalyr, and ends with forty years of war between the sea elves and other undersea races. It is also during this Epoch that the first land- dwellers began exploration of the waters (wizards of Netheril), the initial migrations of shalarin into the Inner Sea, and the trapping of the sahuagin behind the Sharksbane Wall.
Miyeritar becomes the center of elven Art and High Magic on Faerűn.
Skirmishing and trade interference starts between Aryvandaar and Miyeritar.
-12000 to -9000
The Crown Wars: The Crown Wars of the Elves are fought during this period, pitting nearly four generations of elf against elf. The two greatest events of the Crown Wars that still have impact on the Realms are the Dark Disaster and the Descent of the Drow. The Dark Disaster utterly destroyed the forest realm of Miyeritar, leaving the blasted plains that are now the High Moors. Perhaps due to the savagery of the Crown Wars or other factors long lost to time, the Dark Elves became corrupt during this era, broke away from their brethren, and after much warfare and cruelty they descended beneath the planet's surface to become the Deep Elves, the drow.
The Crown Wars begin with the rise of the Vyshaantar Empire of Aryvandaar. After centuries of fruitless diplomacy, the impatient, grasping rulers of Aryvandaar attack Miyeritar and begins putting political pressure on Shantel Othreier to join them or suffer the same fate.
Miyeritar is militarily occupied and annexed by Aryvandaar, though a number of clans and strongholds resist and continue to fight. Many elves of Illefarn, despite its officially neutral stance, provide secret safehavens for Miyeritari refugees.
The dragon's war against the giants of Keltormir leads to the First Tethrift; a great burning of southern Shantel Othreier that separated the soon-to-be-called the Wyrmwood from the greater body of the forest. Tethir, kin of Keltormir and the first recorded elven dragonslayer, single- handedly slays two ancient red wyrms of the Ridge and saves many elves. A portion of Keltormir's woods are named for him. Tethir's stand earned the elves the respect of the dragons, who had previously dismissed them as ignorant, two-footed cattle. Over time, humanity slowly builds in the clearings created by the dragon fires. The Second Crown War flares up in answer to the aggressions of Aryvandaar. Ilythiir rises up and viciously strikes out at any who support the gold elves of the north. Its nearest neighbor of Orishaar, as a major trade partner with Aryvandaar, falls swiftly in a brutal surprise attack.
The Ilythiiri destroy Syňrpiir by fire, separating them from their allied neighbors and burning their homes to the ground.
Thearnytaar and Eiellűr band together and declare war on Ilythiir, decrying their use of fire and wanton destruction far more than the power plays of the northern elves. They fight a holding action, preventing the Ilythiiri from advancing north.
The Sable Wars: Thearnytaar and Eiellűr, with minimal allies from Keltormir and Shantel Orthreier, invade Ilythiir, intent on destroying or reforming the dark elves before more realms fall. More than half their forces are decimated by the corrupt magics of the dark elves.
Fall of Eiellűr as the Ilythiiri once again use fire to destroy their realm around them and isolate them from aid. They also were helped by traitor green elves, who thought their appeasement actions could help restore peace. The start of the Crown Wars (and the Sable Wars and the Fall of Eiellűr) sees a sudden influx of elves entering the Inner Sea, forcing the elves out into the sea and away from the coastal waters. This ignites the first major conflicts with merfolk and sahuagin.
End of the First Crown War: Miyeritar conquered by Aryvandaar.
Thearnytaar falls to the savage and now-unrepentant dark elves, who use enslaved monsters and undead to occupy the thorn-and-bramble choked woods. Ilythiir now directly skirmishes with the major realm of Keltormir along its eastern and southern expanses. With another major migration into the Sea of Fallen Stars after the fall of Thearnytaar, the sea elves expand militarily beyond the Selmal Basin and establish the undersea kingdoms and regions of Coranthys, Tor Meraliir, Ullythan Reef, and Ryeniir.
Rise of the Aryselmalyr Empire in the Sea of Fallen Stars. Coryselmal, the grandest of the sea elf cities of Selmalyr (an elven kingdom of the Selmal Basin), becomes the capital of the Aryselmalyr Empire over all the sea elf kingdoms in the Inner Sea.
Dwarves from the great stronghold of Bhaerynden establish the first holds of Deep Shanatar in the southern Underdark (Present Day: Alimir Mountains, Lake of Steam). The illithid enclave of Oryndoll is settled by refugees from Glyth, a planet in Realmspace.
The Third Crown War erupts as accords finally fail between Shantel Othreier and Aryvandaar.
Battle of the Gods' Theatre: The Gods' Theater (Present Day: The Tunlands) on eastern Shantal Othreier is the site of one of the largest and costliest of all the Crown Wars' battles. Nearly 70,000 elves die at the hands of elven and orcish enemies, as an orc horde 100,000 strong falls upon the already-embattled elves. Aryvandaar wins the day, and occupies the northern half of Shantel Othreier.
Shantel Othreier is conquered by the Vyshaantar Empire of Aryvandaar after the mysterious death of Coronal Ynloeth. Guerilla fighting and rebel mages arise in parts of Miyeritar and the newly conquered territories.
The Dark Disaster: Miyeritar is engulfed in killing storms, which reduce this entire forest and realm into barren wastelands in three months. While no proof could ever be found, many believe the High Mages of Aryvandaar inflicted the Dark Disaster on Miyeritar. Shock over the Dark Disaster established an uneasy four decades of peace, as nearly every elf of Faerűn shrank back in awe and horror from what havoc the Crown Wars wrought.
The Fourth Crown War: Ilythiir's seething counter-attack to avenge Miyeritar sees their open use of the corrupt powers of Ghaunadar and other dark, evil gods for the first time.
The Keltormir elves, opposed on both sides by the Vyshaan of Aryvandaar and the dark elf clan Hune of Ilythiir, strategically withdraw from eastern Keltormir, holding their lines at Highland's Edge.
The Stone and Claw Campaigns: The withdrawal of Keltormir's forces to close and defend its own borders pitted the forces of Aryvandaar and Ilythiir against each other. They soon closed ranks and fought incessantly for two centuries. Battles raged across the giant-infested mountains and wemic-claimed plains north of Keltormir.
In opposition to the corrupt dark elves of Ilythiir and their continued destruction of the forested elven homelands by fire (an elven enemy of long-standing), over 1,000 priests and High Mages in neutral Illefarn and other free areas spend decades in fervent prayer for salvation by Corellon Larethian and the Seldarine gods.
Through enslaved dragons and other powers, the dark elves of Ilythiir engulf all of Shantal Othreier in flames, destroying over 70% of its trees over the course of 50 years.
Descent of the Drow: Corellon's magic, as directed through his priests and High Mages, transforms the dark elves, whether the corrupt Ilythiiri or others, into the drow. Whether by magic or by the weaknesses that banish them from the sunlit lans, all drow retreat within two month's passing into the Underdark. Elves are summoned by the Seldarine to the site that becomes Elven Court one month after the Descent of the Drow, to settle differences and restore peace among the elves.
Aryvandaar's covert persecution of High Mages and priests begins, as they attempt to destroy or control any who might somehow force their descent as they did the drow. While not destroyed utterly, Illefarn and its colony in the Llewyrrwood is annexed by Arvynandaar as its nobility of priests and High Mages died under the persecution of the increasingly-crazed Coronal Giilvas Vyshaan. Many elves of both lands flee to the remnants of Shantel Othreier.
Sea-elven garrison towers are built among the Sharksteeth Mountains under the Inner Sea, with the help of Vodos the Great Builder.
Construction begins on the Sharksbane Wall (uniting the existing Tower Garrisons) by clergy of Deep Sashelas, Trishina, and Eadro.
Start of the First Serôs War. The burgeoning Inner Sea empire of sea elves allies with the merfolk against the sahaugin of eastern Serôs.
End of the First Serôs War. This war destroys the major sahaugin kingdom in "Sekolah's Trench" (the Trench of Lopok). Wars and skirmishes continue across the centuries to slow or stop the continuing construction of the Sharksbane Wall.
The Vyshantaar Empire's forces occupy all elven realms (save Keltormir) from the High Forest of Aryvandaar to the sweltering southern forests of Ilythiir. They begin the colonization and settlement of Evermeet. A large force of Llewyrr elves escapes the oppressive mainland and resettle in isolation and safety among the mountains of the Moonshae Islands. Their new land becomes Synnoria, after the elfqueen who led the Llewyr to this island sanctuary.
Rise of the first drow civilizations in the Underdark beneath southern Faerűn. Their constant harassment of the Vyshantaar forces over the next five centuries help prevent their annexing Keltormir or any other lands. The drow city of Guallidurth is founded.
The Fifth Crown War: The First Proclamation of Elven Court leads to the revolt of the nobles of Aryvandaar and the last Crown War begins. The Elven Court, the Seldarine priesthoods, and the long-hidden High Mages restore pockets of resistance and freedom across the entire Vyshantaar Empire, fragmenting the armies and nobles to limit their coordination.
The illithids dwelling in Oryndoll's outlying holdings clash with the Shanatar dwarves in a protracted conflict known to the dwarves as the Mindstalker Wars and to the mind flayers as the War of Cloven Thoughts.
The Fifth Crown War ends with the utter defeat of the Vyshaan and the dissolution of Aryvandaar. Much of the High Forest is abandoned for an age, leaving the forest open so the gods might restore its peace. The Wandering Years of elven colonization begin. Many elves begin migrating back to Elven Court in its eastern forest. Illefarn and Keltormir are the sole remaining civilizations to emerge intact from the Crown Wars. The end of the Crown Wars brings the last of the great elven migrations into the Inner Sea. Drow overwhelm the dwarves of Bhaerynden and take their fifth-city for their own.
-9000 to -3859
The Rise of Civilization/The Founding Time: This era signals the rise of all the humanoid civilizations, as the many dragons and giants were long overthrown and the elven wars no longer loomed over everyone as a threat. The elven realms of Evereska and Evermeet grow by colonization along with other realms, from the human Unther or Coramshan to the dwarven realms of High Shanatar or Oghrann.
The 135-mile-long Sharksbane Wall, built to keep the sahuagin out of the waters of the Inner Sea, is completed in this year.
The five Tunnels of Iratis are completed by the end of this year.
An elven tale, "Inferno," tells of a great drought lasting two summers in this year. After an attack by a flight of red dragons on the center of the great elven forest of Keltormir, the dragon fire sparked a forest fire that raged out of control. This fire extinguished four entire clans of elves, eleven giant settlements, at least four green dragons, and thousands of miles of woodlands. The fires clear all the wooded area between the two great rivers (Present Day: the rivers Sulduskoon and Ith). Founding of Rystall Wood and its First Rysar begins with its first crowned Coronal.
Dwarves are believed to live in great numbers in the eastern mountains of present-day Semphar.
Evereska is founded in secret by surviving clans of the former Shantel Othreier, Miyeritar, Orishaar, and Eiellűr as an elven safehaven in the woods east of Aryvandaar.
Dwarves migrate north from the Great Rift and enter the cavernous realms beneath the Sword Coast South.
Keltormir's Fall: Due to fire-sundered and otherwise ravaged homelands, Keltormir dissolves into three separate forests: The Wyrmwood, Darthiir Wood (Present Day: Forest of Mir), and the Forest of Tethir.
End of the First Rysar of Rystall Wood. Year of Founding for Jhyrennstar. The Coronal is crowned and the First Rysar starts. Founding of Siluvanede in the northwestern reaches of the High Forest.
Start of the Second Serôs War. The sea-elven empire uses locathah forces to rally the enemies' enslaved locathah against them, as well as merfolk and crabmen.
End of the Second Serôs War. The war destroys the Kuo-Toan Consortiums. All their caravan cities along the underwater Plains of Duna collapse, and their people are put to the slaughter, rendering the kua-toans nearly extinct in the Inner Sea up til the present day.
Founding of Uvaeren and its First Rysar begins with the crowning of its first Coronal.
Yrlaancel, the city of peace, is built within Rystall Wood.
The dwarven realm of Deep Shanatar is at its greatest expanse beneath southwestern Faerun (Present Day: Amn, Tethyr, Erlkazar, Calimshan, Alimir Peninsula). The empire is ruled from the Wyrmskull Throne in Alatorin's Brightaxe Hall. Within 150 years, trade is underway with surface elves.
Founding of Semberholme in the Elven Court. All sahuagin settlements in the Inner Sea lying west of the Sharksbane Wall are destroyed by this time.
Full trade exists between the dwarves of Deep Shanatar and the elves of Darthiir, Tethir, and the dwindling remnants of Shantel Otheier.
The Great Arrival: A large force of djinn (known as the Djen) led by the djinni lord Calim arrive in the areas around present-day Calimport, along with a large force of servants and a few slaves, mostly humans and halflings. Within months of the arrival, the spires of Calimport rise above the plains and woodlands of southern Faerun. The Djen quickly clear and seize all the lands south and west of the Marching Mountains; the Calim empire has begun.
The Dragon Wars: Calimport falls before a flight of dragons. The djinni lord Calim begins a century-long campaign against the dragons of the Marching Mountains. By its end, every dragon in the mountains dies at the hands and magics of the Djen. The genies' magic rebuilds Calimport within a year of its initial destruction.
The reigning Dao Ataman of Imir of the Great Dismal Delve establishes a permanent two-way gate between his holdings on the Elemental Plane of Earth and a cavern complex beneath the site of present-day Kzelter.
Rogue genies abandon the Empire of Calim and settle the lands and waters of the southwestern Inner Sea. Rise of the Marid States. Rogue marids from the surface Calim Empire trespass in Selmalyr, sparking war with the elves. Within a year, marids and their jann spread into Serôs (the Inner Sea), allying with and sharing their power with the other aquatic races. The Marid States are in deep water beneath the Hmur Plateau, allowing them to claim territories out of reach of from direct elven retribution.
Start of the Second Rysar of Uvaeren.
The djinni lord Calim reaches an accord with the elves and dwarves and the borders of his empire halt at the southern banks of the River Agis and encompass all the lands south and east to the western slopes of the present-day Alimir Mountains. Calim continues warring with the giants and dragons of the Marching Mountains.
Ajhuu, a greater marid, breaks away and establishes a realm within Calim's lands while the noble djinni is away. On Calim's reutrn, the Steam Clashes begin between them. Creation of the Maridflow and Hajluar's Falls (present-day: Azure Falls) in the Alimir Mountains.
The Shattering: With this event, the Steam Clashes end and Ajhuu and his rebels are destroyed. The coastline between the mouth of the River of Ice and the southern tip of the Alimir range is forever changed, and the Spider Swamp comes into being.
The Second Rysar of Jhyrennstar begins under the Coronal Hoccar. Founding of Sharrven in the southern reaches of the High Forest, due to overcrowding in Evereska and elitism of Siluvanedenn elves. Llurth Dreier, City of Ooze, is founded by the drow under the Shaar.
Dwarves establish the realm of Sarphil. The Second Rysar of Rystall Wood gives way to the Third Coronal.
Ilodhar falls under an orc horde this year. The Third Rysar of Uvaeren begins after the sudden death of the Coronal while hunting. The new Coronal is more militarily disposed, and begins proactively attacking orcs and giants in the mountains.
Rise of the Dukars. This quasi-mystical order of monastic and military wizards arises from the efforts of its four founders in the small town of Nantar on the Lower Hmur Plateau. The orders are composed of only lorekeepers at this time.
The Mervae Alliance. The Dukars develop their powers and become peacekeepers across Serôs (the Inner Sea) with the alliances made with Aryselmalyr here, though unlike any other forces, they do not bid oaths of fealty to the sea-elven empire.
Coronal Kiyuigh dies on his 100th foray into the mountains. The Fourth Rysar of Uvaeren starts with the new Coronal, the blind Great Scholar Eltaor, who restores Uvaeren's reputation as a learned realm.
A horde of efreet called the Army of Fire, led by the great pasha Memnon, magically arrive near the location of its' current namesake city. The efreet establish the short-lived realm of Memnonnar and found the settlements of Memnon, Myratma, and Shoonach. The Third Rysar ends in Rystall Wood, and the Fouth Rysar starts at the crowning of Naevys Caersaelk, the first female Coronal of the realm of Arcorar.
A group of elves, mainly immigrants from Syorpiir, settle the great forest now known as the Chondalwood and name their home Nikerymath.
Coronal Hoccar dies, ending the Second Rysar of Jhyrennstar. The Third Rysar begins with his niece, the Coronal Haalija.
Founding of the dwarven House Axemarch in Shanatar.
The elves meet the dwarves of Sarphil on the battlefields of the Vast, and forge a tenuous alliance since the elves saved the dwarves from death at orc hands.
The Coronal Eltaor dies by palimpset. The Fifth Rysar sees the election of the young, vibrant Coronal Intevar.
Beginning of the age known to the elves of Tethir as the Era of Skyfire. Memnon and Calim bring their forces to bear against each other and battle until -6100DR. The Fourth Rysar of Rystall Wood gives way to the Fifth Rysar under the Coronal Esyae, daughter of Naevys.
End of the Era of Skyfire: Battle of Teshyllal Fields. Calim and Memnon destroy each other, but the forces unleashed in that battle scar the landscape forever, creating the Calim Desert.
Fall of Calim's Rule: The last of the djinn are ousted by humans in alliance with the dwarves of Shanatar. The lands east of the Calim Desert and south of the Marching Mountains become the human nation of Coramshan.
The Fourth Rysar of Jhyrennstar begins.
King Adiir Velm of House Axemarch leads 5000 dwarves onto the plains of former Memnonnar and founds the realm of High Shanatar. Over the next few centuries they settle the lands now considered Tethyr.
The nation of Jhaamdath is founded with a few settlements north of the great forest Nikerymath.
Tales of Intevar's Librarium in Uvaeren spread throughout all elven lands, as this allegedly contains the collective knowledge of the elves.
Intevar's Librarium and some strongholds in Uvaeren are attacked by greedy elven wizards seeking knowledge of High Magic, to no avail. However, Intevar dies of a poisoned wound, ending the Fifth Rysar. The newest Coronal of the Sixth Rysar is his apprentice and wife, the Lady Mnuvae.
Elves found the city of Evereska.
The dwarves of Shanatar and the giants of the Giant's Plains break out in war. 25 years later, more than half the giant population of the Cloud Peaks are exterminated by the dwarves. The dwarves of Shanatar build the Axe and the Star Bridges in present-day Amn.
Esyae dies in a High Magic ritual gone wrong, and her young brother Mhaenal becomes the Sixth Coronal of Rystall Wood.
By this time, shape-shifting oozes are emerging from the mud flats of Llurth Dreier with increasing regularity.
Ambril's Bane. Dwarves kill human tomb robbers on the slopes of Mount Kellerak, including an heir to the throne of Coramshan. Three millennia of war between Coramshan and Shanatar ensues, with the elves allying with the dwarves.
Battle of Karlyn's Vale. The dwarves of Shanatar slaughter the last major giant tribes of the south. Later, a monstrous likeness of Karlyn, the warleader of the dwarves, is built over the course of two centuries to honor him. The Murabir (warlord) Mir of Coramshan seizes much of High Shanatar while the dwarves are fighting the Giant Wars to the north.
Between this time and -2600 DR, the dwarven realms of Oghrann, Haunghdannar, Gharraghaur, Belsimer, Ammarindar, Delzoun, Ironstar, the Fallen Kingdom, and Dareth are founded as dwarves flee the constant warfare enveloping Shanatar. The First Kingdom of Mir is founded in the lands west of the Darthiir Woods and south of the Wurlur (present-day: River Ith). For the next 300 years, Mir and Coramshan aggressively expand eastward and share the conquered territories until their defeat by the kingdom of Jhaamdath. Beginning of the First Age of Calimshan (until -3200DR).
Oghrann established as the first colony from Shanatar; few dwarves remain in this realm, and most continue north.
From now until -4835, the Webfire Wars rage throughout the drow city of Llurth Dreier, pitting the faithful of the Spider Queen against the followers of Ghaunadaur.
Clash at Earthrift. Two elven princes are accidently killed in a dwarven-instigated landslide, and the alliance between the elves of Keltormir and the dwarves of Shanatar falls apart. Coramshan and Mir unite under Ukhar IV to form the Calimshan Empire, which claims all lands south of the Wurlur (present-day: River Ith) and west of the Iltkazar Mountains.
The Twelve Nights of Fire: The elven realm of Uvaeren is destroyed by a falling star whose impact opens a 100-mile-long and 30-mile-wide clearing in Cormanthor's treeline. The Coronal and nearly all of its noble houses die instantly or during the conflagration. Few Uvaeranni escape to the safety of deeper Arcorar, aside from those few dozen away from the realm during this disaster. Rystall Wood becomes a separate forest and realm after the Twelve Nights of Fire clear away the mountain and hill trees that attached it to Arcorar. While an independant forest now, its Coronal still convenes often with the leaders of the Elven Court.
The dwarven realm of Haunghdannar is established this year by dwarves centered in the mountains east of present-day Leilon. It was the home of the only known seafarring dwarves.
The drow city of Sshamath, City of Dark Weavings, is founded.
Death of Coronal Mhaenal by monsters summoned into his bedchambers; the Sixth Rysar of Rystall Wood ends with the murder investigation lasting for 90 years.
Plague hits Calimport and Almraiven. Known as the Warrior's Plague, for the berserk rages and battle madness in those afflicted; most casualties among military forces.
The Fifth Rysar of Jhyrennstar convenes under the warrior Coronal Khilseith.
Three nobles are uncovered as the plotters who slew the aged Coronal Mhaenal; the actual caster of the monster summons is executed, and the others banished from Rystall Wood and Arcorar. The Seventh Rysar of Rystall Wood finally begins with the rise of Coronal Injros.
Rise of the dwarven realm of Gharraghaur, centered on present-day Mirabar.
The Plague of Terror: mysteriously affecting only Calimport, this plague drives many mad from imagined spectral foes and other fears. As a result of the plague, the entire waterfront and other inner parts of the city burn as a few dockworkers imagine great sea monsters attacking the city.
Eaerlann rises among the ruins of Aryvandaar due to the efforts of young elven nobles from Sharrven. Their interests in restoring the elder realm while also allying with the dwarves of the North were matched in the interests of the Elders of Sharrven and Evereska to preventing the elves of Siluvanede from doing the same and repeating the same mistakes of the past.
The Seven Citadels' War: Skirmishes break out between the elite forces of Siluvanede and the fledgling forces of Eaerlann (with support from Sharrven). These conflicts, which last for the next 200 years, are sometimes collectively referred to as the Sixth Crown War.
The surface dwarven realm of Belsimer is founded by Torhild Flametongue. The dwarves of Belsimer build the Halls of the Hunting Axe, the Hall of Four Ghosts, Hammer Hall, the building now known as the Stronghold of the Nine, the Stone Bridge, and are believed to have also built Southkrypt. Belsimer crumbles when Torhild is slain, and its' people flee south to join the Fallen Kingdom.
The Dark Court Slaughter: Drow and duergar attack and destroy Elven Court and Sarphil beginning at the start of the year on Midwinter Night. Within days, Elven Court is in ruins and Sarphil is occupied by the drow and duergar. The Slaughter claims the lives of many clan leaders of Elven Court and both the Coronals of Rystall Wood and Jhyrennstar. In the aftermath of the Dark Slaughter, the archer-guard Shevarash, in an anger-tinged prayer to Corellon, vows to become the Seldarine's hand against the drow to extract revenge for the loss of his family. The Black Archer never smiles again, as he sought to kill Lolth and all her followers. The Eighth Rysar of Rystall Wood (the child wizardess Enajharas) and the Sixth Rysar of Jhyrennstar (the prophet of Labelas, the aged Oacenth) begin with somber coronations and the call-to-arms against the drow, their now-revealed enemy.
End of the Seven Citadels' War with the full forces of Sharrven brought to bear against the oft-victorious Siluvanedenn. The gold elf realm is humbled by superior magics and elven dragonriders; hereafter, Siluvanede remains exclusive, but it is a vassal realm of Eaerlann.
Three hunting clans and five fishing villages on the northwestern coast of Faerűn unite under a single leader. The humans call their community Illusk, naming themselves after the elven nation Illefarn, whom they attempt to emulate.
The impressionable Coronal Enajharas isolates Rystall Wood from all dealings with Arcorar, as her nobles say conspiracies against them whirl among the elves of Jhyrennstar.
Fall of the dwarven realm of Besilmer.
Rise of the dwarven realm of Ammarindar.
Shevarash the Black Archer dies, but undergoes Apotheosis to become the Night Hunter and Arrow Bringer. This green elf demigod of the Seldarine is still a hunter and vengeful destroyer of drow, but now hunts Lolth and Vhaeraun directly (though he no longer considers Eilistraee and her worshipers to be among his prey).
The Coronal Oacenth of Jhyrennstar falls ill; the Ruling Trials last from Midsummer to Harvestide; the three elfblades are forged. Coronal Kahvoerm Irithyl becomes the ruler of Semberholme, Jhyrennstar, and Elven Court, all of which are now the elven nation of Cormanthyr.
The birth of the city of Cormanthor begins here, with the Summoning of the Rule Tower.
The drow city of Menzoberranzan is founded by Menzoberra the Kinless.
Establishment of Delzoun, the Shield Kingdom of the dwarves.
Birth of Nether the Elder. (-30 NY)
The Rise and Fall of Netheril -3859/
Alliance of the fishing villages of Fenwick, Gers, Gilan, Gustaf, Moran, Nauseef, and Janick into Seventon. Soon renamed Netheril. (1 NY) Beginning of the First Age.
The drow city of Ched Nasad is founded.
The elven realm of Eaerlann open dialogues with Netheril; humans begin to learn magic from the Eaerlanni elves during this decade.
Death of Nether the Elder.
Fall of the dwarven realm of Oghrann.
Word of a nation of "humanlike rock beings who dwell in earthen mountains and hills" reach Netheril. Netheril scouts begin search for dwarves.
The Duergaran city of Gracklstugh is founded.
Fall of the dwarven realm of Gharraghaur.
War breaks out between the elven nations of Eaerlann, Mieyritar, and Illefarn. The humans, caught in the middle, are unable to trade with one for fear of retribution from the others.
The Nether Scrolls are uncovered by the Netherese in the ruins of Aryvandaar; the humans soon abandon the magic taught by the elves for greater power. End of the First Age, Beginning of the Nether Age. (326 NY)
The elves of the North begin aiding in the escapes of gnomish slaves from their Netherese captors, helping them move south and east across the Realms.
Menzoberranzan is founded.
Creation of Congenio's pebbles (Ioun Stones).
After 269 years of searching the Netherese discover and establish trade with the dwarven kingdom of Delzoun.
Start of the Ninth Rysar of Rystall Wood.
The Duergar King Horgar Steelshadow II proclaims the founding of Deepkingdom with Gracklstugh as its royal seat, claiming sovereignty over all gray dwarf enclaves north of the Sharnlands and west of the Buried Realms beneath Anauroch.
Fall of the dwarven realm of Haunghdannar. The sea is believed to have made all the dwarves of this nation mad and the realm dwindles and is abandoned. Their descendants are thought to be the Madbeards of today.
Hoyden is established by elves seeking to end the squabbling between the nations of Eaerlann, Mieyritar, and Illefarn.
Two of the Nether Scrolls are stolen during an excursion in the High Forest. The mages carrying the scrolls are slaughtered by a grove of treants. The Scrolls are never recovered.
War between the two remaining elven nations comes to an end. The 240 year war decimates their numbers thrice over.
In less than a tenday, the Sunset Plague claims the lives of almost everyone in Calimport, including more than half the ruling family. Calimport lies empty for nearly a century, as many are afraid of the plague.
The Abbey of the Moon burns in a forest fire. It becomes haunted by powerful apparitions who destroy all who enter.
Birth of the Netherese arcanist Ioulaum.
The Numosi and Jhimari schools of the Dukars are destroyed by kraken out of the Trench of Lopok.
End of the First Age of Calimshan. Beginning of the Second Age (until -1900DR).
Half of the Nether Scrolls is stolen by elves of Cormanthyr and secreted away by the High Mages of that realm. One of the thieves is the gnome elf-friend Rilmohx Sha'Quessir.
Ioulaum creates the first mythallar. A mythallar is established in Northreach. Beginning of the Mythallar Era. (845 NY)
Ioulaum creates the Mantle of Ioulaum, the first magic item to use the mythallar.
Raising of the Mythal/Birth of Myth Nantar. Nantar, a small town on the slopes of the Hmer Plateau and long the center of Dukar culture, becomes Myth Nantar, City of Destinies, as the High Mages raise a mythal around the soon-growing city. This becomes the site for much magical research and lore. It is also the location of a new central academy for Dukars and other schools and towers in the city teach numerous other methods of magic brought by the former surface elves (and some hidden marids' magic). Any Dukars trained at Myth Nantar, for the first time, must vow oaths of fealty to the Empire and the Coronal at Coryselmal.
The dwarven realm of Ammarindar flourishes. The Gate of Iron is built by dwarves to protect the region of present-day Durpar and Ulgarth from the Imaskari empire. Tibold, in present-day Erlkazar, is founded as an outpost of the dwarves of High Shanatar to resist the Second Calimshan Empire's advances. Trade relations open between the surface elves of Cormanthyr and the sea elves of Arselmalyr at Myth Nantar. The Kuo-toan city of Sloopdilmonpolop, City of Pools, is founded.
Ioulaum creates the first floating city - Ioulaum's Enclave.
The Ironstar Kingdom of dwarves begins this year under the lone Ironstar clan.
The incredibly ancient Coronal Kahvoerm dies upon placing his selu'taar upon the hilt of the Ruler's Blade. His fourth son attempts to take his place, but the Ruler's Blade rejects him and destroys the greedy elf in a gout of greenish flame. Sakrattars Irithyl, the youngest of the Coronal's great-grandsons, takes up the blade and is proclaimed Coronal by ancient blade-rite, as was Kahvoerm. So begins the Second Rysar of Cormanthyr.
There are now a total of 13 floating Netherese cities.
The Slaughter of Sharrven: The elven realm of Sharrven fragments and falls due to an inexplicable explosion of the monstrous population within the southern High Forest. Survivors flee to Eaerlann and Evereska, and the realm lies vacant but for a few settlements and outposts (though the southern forest retain the name "Sharrven" until the modern era). While proof is sorely lacking, the paranoid elves of Siluvanede quickly blame the power-hungry mages of Netheril, and vow to slay any Netherese wizard that strays into their western High Forest realm.
End of Netheril's Mythallar Era. Beginning of the Silver Age. (1101 NY)
The city of Bhaluin is founded by the Raurin Empire.
Mezro, in Chult, is founded by Ubtao.
Dareth, the dwarven "Ice Kingdom," is founded. Orloebar Snowbeard is crowned king. The last known dwarves of Shanatar fall on the northern slopes of the Sulduskoon River. High Shanatar falls into human hands. Work begins on the Twisted Tower.
The Great Glacier begins forming upon the death of Ulutiu. Year 0 of Ulutiun Calendar.
Despite repeated attacks and attempts to stop them, the drow complete the Twisted Tower this year and build up their presence here.
Death of Congenio Ioun.
The Spiderfires: Drow inflict their greatest damage upon the forests since the Twelve Nights of Fire by setting the southern Rystall Woods aflame with a swarm of spiders made out of arcane fire. After a long, dry summer, the woods burn easily. This clears more than 100 miles of forest south of the River Tesh, and severs the southern part of the woods around and to the west of the Twisted Tower from the greater Rystall Woods and widens the cleared lands between them and Cormanthor.
Empire of Raurin (Imaskari, Artificers) destroyed. Exiles flee to the west, eventually settling on the shores of the Alambar Sea.
The Great Glacier continues to expand, covering the lands that will eventually be known as Vaasa & Damara.
An apprentice working for the phaerimm steals seven of the Nether Scrolls. The mageling is killed as he leaves the city, but the Scrolls are never recovered.
Calimshan garrisons eastern Iltkkazar in the vincinity of the Omlarandin Mountains, south of the Wurlur (present-day: River Ith).
The beholder hive of Zokir, the City of Orbs, is founded.
A work strike by the gnomes of Netheril is successful, and the gnomes are released from servitude to the Netherese. Most gnomes head immediately south, fleeing from Netheril.
The palace of the Bakkal of Calimport erupts in flames, ending that corrupt and vicious dynasty. The fires spread and destroy the western half of Calimport.
The Earliest human-built boats sail the southern Alambar coasts as Raurinese refugees flee north and along the seacoasts. Easily attacked and sunk by sahaugin, boats are small and usable only for coastal fishing, not exploration. Raurinese refugees continue their expansions over land.
The Erehnir Reconstruction: After guild wars and other conflicts destroy much of Calimport, many areas are rebuilt in the religious and artistic manner they are known by to this day. The walls of at least two western sections of modern Calimport retain hints of murals that graced the walls when they were created during this decade.
A clan of dwarves from the Tortured Land are exiled to the Great Glacier. Four survive the trek to the Novularond and become the forebears of the Innugaakalikurit.
The Netherese arcanist Trebbe is killed when he attempts to enchant a magical crown and the spells go awry somehow. This crown becomes known later in history as the Crown of Horns.
End of the Silver Age. The Golden Age of Netheril begins. (1652 NY) Birth of Jeriah Chronos, who laters becomes known as the Chronomancer.
Start of the Tenth Rysar of Rystall Wood. Two Rystall elves, forbidden lovers long kept apart by their feuding noble families, secretly ask the Coronal for aid. He helps them stage their "deaths" and the two are transformed together to become the first baelnorn sworn to the Coronal and Cormanthor, rather than to a particular House. Forever apart in life, the Guardian Paramours become the most faithful defenders of the grounds of Castle Cormanthor.
The god Re founds Skuld and gives it the name "City of Shadows." Year 1 of Mulhorand Calendar.
The Chronomancer aids Illusk against orc hordes. He stands nearly alone against them and is grievously injured.
Death of the Chronomancer from a war wound that never healed.
The god Enlil finds pearls on the west coast of the Alambar. He founds the city of Unthalass ("City of Gems").
A tremendous orc horde, led by giants and their ogre generals, completely razes the human civilization of Illusk.
Scimitars are introduced to Netheril. There is speculation that the scimitar was originally a drowish weapon.
Unther and Mulhorand clash at the River of Swords. The first Unther-Mulhorand War begins.
Re and Enlil agree that the River of Swords will be the eternal boundary between Unther and Mulhorand. There are occasional clashes, but never is there a major war between the two powers again.
Fighting a drow incursion into the western woods, Coronal Sakrattars sacrifices himself to create a blood dragon and destroy the massive horde of drow occupying the last ruins of Uvaeren and the Twisted Tower (though not the Tower itself). The Coronal's chosen blade-heir recieves and draws the Ruler's Blade without incident; Sinaht Irithyl becomes the third Coronal of Cormanthyr.
The armies of Calimshan destroy the Idol of Nomog-Geaya and its hobgoblin worshipers. Henceforth, this area is known as the Gorge of the Fallen Idol.
By this time, Calimshan rules as far north as the Snowflake Mountains and is composed of four separate kingdoms within its empire; Calimshan (the original lands of Coramshan and the Calim Empire), Mir, Tethyr, and Iltkazar. End of the Second Age and beginning of the Third Age.
From now until -1400DR, the Caltazar Hills, in present-day Tethyr, come under constant attack from the beholder nations of the Lake of Steam. The building of Citadel Felbarr, the surface garrison to protect Delzoun against the orcs. The Final Fall of Shanatar sees the dwarves seal their deep realms from any entrants, and all but disappear from southern Faerun.
Twenty-four scrolls of the remaining Nether Scrolls are stolen. The thieves, fearful of Netherese retribution, destroy the golden scrolls, pounding them into gold chunks.
Records show that the dwarven realm of Ammarindar has its King's Seat at Splendarrmornn, the Shining Mountain.
In retribution for Calishite adventurers plundering her hoard and slaying one of her brood, Ylveraasahlisar the Rose Dragon destroys Calimshan's army, the Caleph's Court, the Bakkal Raor, and two-thirds of Calimport before she settles onto the throne and rules the heart of the empire. Much of Calimport Muzad (under-Calimport) comes into being with the wyrm's attack, as her demands for the city's immediate reconstruction forces builders to simply smooth out the rubble and begin again.
Occurring from now until -1350, the Deepbear Battles, a war between the duergar and a nation of quaggoths, marks the beginning of Deepkingdom's decline.
The Dragon's Wrath: A great fire levels all of central Calimport.
Dragonslayers led by Rafak el Cajaan sorely wound the Rose Dragon and drive her out of Calimport; while she escapes the humans, Ylvera dies under the jaws of their bronze dragon ally, Cadasalmpar. The Cajaan dynasty refounds human rule of the Calim empire.
Netherese explorers start to build and settle undersea cities on the Inner Sea continental shelf over the Plains of Duna within territory claimed by the sea elves and the merfolk. Netherese mages either keep Aryselmatyn forces at bay or enslave any Serôsians that eneter their sphere of influence.
Netherese wizards arrive near the blasted ruins of Uvaeren, fleeing something; they die within two years after uncovering a hidden library cache and unwittingly setting loose some of its magical defenses.
By this time, the once-widespread Cajaan dynasty of Calimshan is reduced to its last male heir. The worship of a "great sun god" arises in Calimshan.
Netherese begin to explore the Inner Sea and establish the three subsea colonies of Deep Netheril.
The Pasha of Calimport's third son becomes Emir of Tethyr. His debauchery soon drives the elves of Tethir into conflict with the humans.
Rise of power of the Merynth dynasty of Arselmalyr under the warrior Essyl Merynth, nephew of the dying Coronal Tanrah Eshalniith.
"The Three Seaflame Battles": The aquatic elves of the Inner Sea march on the three cities of Deep Netheril. The enclaves are destroyed by the elven High Mages, creating the bays where Saerloon and Selgaunt stand today.
Sossalian ancestors of the Ulutiuns settle by the Lugalpgotak sea.
The fishing town of Zazesspur becomes a fortified city, with the emir's palace built at its' center.
The eastern expanse of the Darthiir Wood, between the mountains and down the Almraiven Peninsula, is consumed by fire.
Start of the Third Serôs War. Coronal Essyl lashes out against minor koalinth and scrag raids to the north, and ignites the war by uniting the koalinth and merrow against a common foe.
The merrow kingdom of P'Karnis falls.
The ixitxachitl Imperium of Ilvanyv falls. In the same year, the long loyal merfolk of Thalorlyn on the Hmur plateau rebel against the oppressive violence of the Third Serôs War.
Establishment of Thalorlyn as the independent First Kingdom of Hmur, and they claim Myth Nantar.
Yrlaphon established among the eastern woods, across the River Lis from Cormanthor.
Nearly one-third of the merfolk of Serôs (the Inner Sea) are killed as the Aryselmalyr Empire puts down the rebellon at Thalorlyn.
Frontier Wars between the Calimshan Empire and the elves of Tethir last until -1300DR. It is during this time that the Calishites discover the method of making shortbows, from captured elven longbows. Trade roads in today's Tethyr and Calimshan date from this period. Agents of Coronal Essyl create the Emerald Eye of Kyron for the mad merfolk King Kyron.
The First Dukars' War. Within the scope of the Third Serôs War, the fifth Dukar Order of Nantari (those that vowed allegiance to Aryselmalyr), go to war against the other Orders.
The Merrow and koalinth of the Inner Sea band together into the Horde of the Bloodtide, only to be defeated again by the mad King Kyron of Thalorlyn. The rebel Republic of Tivaan rises among the merfolk to unite the Hmur Plateau against Aryselmalyr's mad ruler, once spies reveal that Coronal Essyl and King Kyron have allide with kraken to supplement their power.
Kyron and his loyalists are desposed and outcast from the Hmur Plateau, despite the mer- king's kraken ally and the powerful Emerald Eye.
End of the First Dukars' War with the destruction of the House of the Nantari Order in Myth Nantar. This loss sets back Essyl greatly, and twenty years of tense détente begin.
The Four Arcana of Humbar, the usually isolationist morkoth from the deep-waters of the Inner Sea, ally with Tivaan after numerous attacks from the Coronal's forces.
The First Shalarin Passing. The first "Wildtide Gate" opens and the shalarin arrive within Serôs (the Inner Sea). Immediately attacked by the magically attuned Emerald Eye and the madmen Kyron and Essyl, the shalarin lose more than 75% of their number. Tivaan, the Dukar Orders, and Humbar all rush to the aid of the shalarin and quickly gain powerful allies.
The mer-King Kyron dies at the hands of the Dukars, who take the Emerald Eye of Kyron into their custody. The merfolk traitors either return to Tivbaan or remain allied with the Coronal Essyl.
End of the Third Serôs War. War ends with the death of the Mad Coronal Essyl Merynth by his brother, the Grand Dukar Jholar of the Jhimari Order. Jholar abdicates the Coronal's throne in favor of his younger sister, the devout priestess Vaeqiis.
The Dukars again become an independent group of peacemakers not answerable to Aryselmalyr. The Nantari Order is dissolved, though the school at Myth Nantar is rebuilt as an academy where all four orders convene to keep a closer eye on the magic of Aryselmalyn elves.
Expansion of Unther and Mulhorand.
Shalarin survivors of the Third Serôs War settle Es'krin on the northeastern Hmur Plateau. Alliances with the Dukars and Humbar provide protection for the city-state until they can restore their own warrior caste.
Calimport falls with the death of Syl-Pasha Violir Cajaan IX, and beholders rule the ruined city of Calimport and its vassal empire. Qyraaptir the Bloodeye, a beholder mage of frightening power, claims the Pasha's Throne. Beholders now rule all major settlements throughout Calimshan and the Lake of Steam.
The Cajaan Vengeance: The outer districts of Calimport are set afire in an attempt to smoke out the occupying beholders during a seige of the city.
Qyraaptir the Bloodeye and his beholder forces fall or flee before the Drakhon priests and their allied human soldiers. Calimport is the first city freed of beholder domination, and Calimshan is free of beholder rulers within three years, thanks to the rule of the Drakhon pashas. The beholders retreat to their strongholds beneath the Alimir mountains or along the Lake of Steam.
The first crude ships cross the Inner Sea as Unther expands across and along the Alambar.
Start of the Eleventh Rysar of Rystall Wood. The Coronal Faahresc is a rabid drow-hating warrior who leads his people on numerous raids in the Underdark caverns and the Twisted Tower to the south.
Start of the Fourth Serôs War. The Hmur Plateau becomes overrun by a horde of koalinth and merrow, ending the peaceful merfolk Republic of Tivaan. A desperate mermaid steals the Emerald Eye of Kyron from the Dukars' Tower at Myth Nantar to drive the horde off the plateau, only to become corrupted by its power and lead the horde herself against her remaining people and the rest of Serôs.
End of the Fourth Serôs War. This war destroys the Second Kingdom of Kyron, setting back the koalinth population of the Inner Sea for decades. The Emerald Eye is recaptured, and the possessed mermaid is believed dead, buried in a collapsed reef on the Plains of Duna, which are hereafter called the Haunted Plains. The new merfolk community, under the auspices of the kindly Coronal Vaeqiis, is the kingdom of Thalvan, led by King Darmox.
Discovery of the Writings of Ulutiu, splintering of the tribes of the Great Glacier into the Nakulutiuns and the Iulutiuns.
Unified armies of Rystal Wood and Cormanthyr infiltrate and rout the majority of the drow forces around and under the lands of Rystall, Uvaeren's ruins, and the Old Skull, the granite crag within the hills that lie in the clearings among the three forests. However, they cannot penetrate the Twisted Tower, allowing many drow to escape.
The Fourth Rysar of Cormanthyr begins under the Coronal Miirphys Irithyl, who only draws the Ruler's Blade once to establish his reign; as a priest of Sehanine, he prefers his bow.
The current road from Zazesspur to Memnon is built by slave labor for moving troops to the frontier wars against the elves of Tethir.
A road is started from Zazesspur to the east, though it regresses to a dirt road 10 miles to the east until its completion in -1130 DR.
Coronal Miirphys helps raise the Crescent Court, the temple of Sehanine in Cormanthyr.
The blue wyrm Maldraedior reigns as the suzerain of the blue dragons of Unther and Mulhorand.
The dwarf Melair strikes a rich vein of Mithril, thus beginning the mining of the Underhalls of Clan Melairkyn (present-day: Undermountain).
Aided by advances in weaponry (especially the shortbow and the chariot), the Calimshan Empire attacks the restored beholder nations of the Lake of Steam. The beholder-mage Qyraaptir the Bloodeye now commands all the hive's surface armies, not just one legion. The war rages up and down the Almraiven Peninsula, and ends in -1080DR with the beholder's defeat.
Unther battles against the Elves of the Yuirwood and the Dwarves of the Great Rift. Mulhorand, for the most part, ignores them.
End of the Golden Age of Netheril. Beginning of the Age of Discovery.
Ali yn Enar Samesaj, the future Great Vizar of Calimport, is born on the last day of Alturiak.
Numerous settlements and many more elven patrols fall before a trio of nycaloths rampaging through the Cormanthor forest. Rumors say jealous Netherese archwizards summoned and then sent the yugoloths into the Elven Woods merely to test what magics they had to array against Netheril. After three months of cat-and-mouse games and a climactic battle within the streets of Cormanthyr, the elves subdue the Nycaloths. Coronal Miirphys, the High Magi, and a number of priests use High Magic to imprison the trio, who had become known as Khov'Anilessa (the "Trio Nefarious").
The nomadic Angulutiun clans of the Great Glacier are founded.
Ali el Samesaj saves the daughter of a Drakhon sultan from kidnapers, and he comes to the notice of Syl-Pasha Adjam Drakhon of Calimport, her grandfather. As a reward, he becomes a fixture in the sultan's court, and his unofficial court wizard.
The Villaflames: Fire destroys much of Calimport's waterfront before spreading westward into the pasha's villas.
After the Villaflames, the Drakhon dynasty takes control of the cleared areas of Calimport and restructures the areas to best suit their political allies and their own motivations. The massive stone docks and defenses that grace Armada Ward for centuries to come replace the dock areas destroyed. Syl-Pasha Kamal el Drakhon commisions the building of el 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 armies, the Qysanallojal swiftly expands Calimshan's political and trade influence.
The Battle of Samesaj Gate: The eastern garrison of Akkabel (present-day: Ithal Pass) is the scene of a great victory for Calimshan, as the besieged forces of Akkabel gain reinforcements from Calimport via a magical gate. They break the seige and inflict great losses on the beholders. The gate remains intact after the battle, but only its caster (the vizar Ali el Samesaj) knows that it is keyedto the full moon's light more than other magic. This great victory over the beholder forces sees Samesajraised to the title of Grand Vizier at the right hand of Syl-Pasha Ruj el Drakhon. The road from Zazesspur east to Akkabbel is finally completed.
The last great wyrm of the Wyrmwood falls to the elves. The remaining younger dragons flee west into the Cloud Peaks or south towards the Small Teeth. Wyrmwood becomes Arundath, the "Quiet Forest" of the elves.
The Grand Vizier Samesaj creates his final resting place to the east of Calimport's city walls; the Khamarnari, the Tomb of Fire. Once its fiery marble walls rise from the earth, Samesaj enters through one wall, never to be seen again.
Belkram's Fall/The Shaft is discovered by the dwarves of Undermountain.
Annual trade begins at the future site of Waterdeep, between the ships from the South and Northern human tribes.
The Theurgist Adept Thayd rebels, along with most of Wizards in Mulhorand and Unther.
Thayd and his conspirators are defeated. Thayd is executed, but prophesies that Unther and Mulhorand will never be great again.
End of the wars between Calimshan and the beholder nations of the Alimir Peninsula with the victory at Mintar. The Pasha's Throne at Calimport now rules from the Sword Coast to Mintar. The increased trade and influence sees Calimport nearly double in size (to nearly the size of present-day Waterdeep).Calimshan's armies slowly eradicate all remaining beholder influence (beholder rulers or beholder cult-controlled cities) on the Arnaden surface lands (around the Lake of Steam) over the next twelve decades.
Opening of the Orcgate in southwestern Thay.
First battle of the Orcgate Wars in Thay. Orcs overrun many northern Unther/Mulhorand settlements, slaying thousands.
Battle of the Gods. Orc god Gruumsh kills Mulhorand deity Re: first known deicide.
Orcs in Thay defeated; many flee north and west.
Calishite forces occupy Velmhold, an ancient fortress and port city of Shanatar. They rename it Zazessovertan, or "fortress overlooking Zazesspur."
Set kills Osiris in power struggle to succeed Re. From this time until -450DR, the Imperial Navy of Calimshan becomes a dominant force on the Shining Sea and the Lake of Steam. Infrequent, tentative raids begin on Chult and the Tashalar.
Osiris ressurected by Isis, Horus-Re drives Set into the desert and becomes chief of the Mulhorand pantheon. Set worship is abolished, and the Tower of Set in Skuld is destroyed.
The war between factions of the drow and the dwarves causes the world's fire to flow into the Underdark and separate members of each race from Faerun. These fragments become the ancestors of the dwarves and the Ancient Ones of Maztica.
Intermittant plagues over the next century ravage the populations of Shamedar and Calimport. The first plague, which strikes this year, kills nearly half of Calimport's slaves and forces the syl-pasha and his family to remain trapped in their palace for nearly two years until the disease subsides. The warlords and sorcerers of Jhaamdath's Twelve Cities of Swords are suspected of creating the plagues, but nothing is ever proven.
Lured by abundant caribou, an Iulutian faction moves to Angalpuk and becomes the first of the nomadic Angulutians.
The green dragon Venominhandar, called Venom for short), settles in the Emerald Vale of Cormanthor. Soon thereafter, the Vale becomes twisted and tangled by means of the green dragon's magic, rendering it fit only for the dragon.
Several Iulutian settlements unite to wage war on their Angulutian neighbors. Start of the Keryjek Wars (named for the mountain range in which most of the fighting occured).
The Keryjek Wars end with a treaty between the Iulutian and Angulutians. The first koatulit is held, becoming a yearly event thereafter.
Attempt at relations between Iulutiuns and Innugaakalikurit. Beginning of a long and cordial relationship between the Innugaakalikurit and the Iulutians.
Rise of Narfell and Raumathar. Start of the Fourth Age of Calimshan.
After some decades of increased travel and colonization, Calimshan opens full, regular trade with Chult and the Tashalar.
The elves begin their great exodus to the island of Evermeet, leaving their ruins for others to explore and inhabit.
A Dukar allegedly assassinates the sea-elf Coronal Lynsal, and his paranoid daughter, Vaeqiis (soon to be known as Vaeqiis the Dark) begins sanctions and crackdowns against the Dukar Orders and all mages.
Start of the Twelfth Rysar of Rystall Wood. Synnorha Durothil becomes a baelnorn to guard the Library of the Durothils, far beneath the petrified roots of its original villa. Rise of the Purple Order of Pamas. A small band of forty Dukars abandon their normal colors and allegiances to form the Pamasi order, dedicated to a harassing war against the undersea empire of Aryselmalyr and its increasingly draconian tactics against wizardry. The two score Dukars seek to embarass Coronal Vaeqiis II and raise awareness of the problems among the common folk, not just the wizardry orders.
The Fifth Rysar of Cormanthyr convenes under the rule of Tannivh Irithyl.
The Night Wars begin between the drow and many surface powers of southern Faerun. The primary military foe of the drow is Calimshan. From this date until -530DR, the garrisons and towns of eastern Tethyr and Iltkazar come under attack by drow forces.
The Second Shalarin Passing. Below the Hmur Plateau, the wildgate opens again and more shalarin emigrate to Serôs (the Inner Sea). Initially, many of the new shalarin come to Es'krin, though some move farther east and look for a home of their own.
Start of the Fifth Serôs War. Aryselmalyr's paranoid concerns about the second arrival of shalarin bring them to mobilize troops around Es'krin and the northern Hmur Plateau. Objections from other allied or neutral states are ignored or responded to with force, bringing war to Serôs again.
The Kraken Gambit. Coronal Vaeqiis II desperatedly allies with two kraken to shatter the Four Arcana of Humbar, the peaceful markoth magocracy. The few survivors of this offensive dive into deeper waters, away from Aryselmalyr's persecution.
End of the Fifth Serôs War. With the deaths of Vaeqiis and her two kraken allies (whom many suspect controlled her for quite some time, despite Vaeqiis' beliefs), the Fifth War ends. The many casualties are the Arcana of Humbar and the shalarin kingdom of Es'krin. Aryselmalyr's new ruler (approves by the four Grand Dukars as well as the sea elven nobility) is the Coronal Pravis Orlson, who restores the peace missed for over six centuries.
Year of the Great Flood of the Great Glacier. Hundreds of Ulutians drown when their villages are washed away.
Drow attacks on Cormanthyr and Rystal Wood begin again in earnest, but only as slash-and-run raids by drow seeking magic, slaves, or destruction. The impregnable Twisted Tower expands twice in the next decades.
Tulan el Akada yi Calimport creates the aranea, a lycanthropic arachnid race with the ability to disguise themselves as drow or giant spiders. Tulan's magical controls make the aranea the most effective soldiers in Calimshan's war against the drow.
Tulan el Akada's 40 most loyal aranea remain in Calimport and take up residence in hidden byways beneath the city and among caverns in the upper regions of the Underdark (former scouting posts of Shanatar). They begin fortifying the defenses of Calimport against the drow and making a home for themselves in the dark areas where few wish to tread.
Enlil decides to leave Toril, Gilgeam, son of Enlil, becomes King of Unther.Year 1 in Untheric calendar.
Tulan el Akada releases over 100 aranea into the Forest of Mir both to propagate and to fight the drow that had taken up residence within.
Elves of Yrlaphon suffer drow attacks in winter, and the orc hordes of summer overwhelm them, causing the fall of the city.
The Srinshee dies, becoming a baelnorn.
The dwarven realm of Delzoun is at its' height. Rise of Vastar, the orcish kingdom in the Vast.
-700/Year of Twelve Gods -699/Year of Moon Blades Clashing -698/Year of Plentiful Herds -697/Year of Furious Giants
Drow erupt from beneath the cities of Calimport, Manshaka, and Almraiven, establishing footholds in the cities as well as the outlying wilderness areas that they hold for several decades.
-696/Year of Great Rains
End of the Netherese Age of Discovery. Beginning of the Shadowed Age. (3163 NY) Birth of Karsus, the Netherese human who later becomes known as the "child-who-would- be-a-god," "the Unmaker of the Weave," and "the ape who would fly" by the elves.
-695/Year of Kings Clashing -694/Year of Embattled Ground -693/Year of Keening Whales -692/Year of the Shadowed Traveler -691/Year of Stolen Fire
Attacks by the drow in Calimport destroy the Caleph's Palace with all the ruling family within it, bringing the Vihad dynasty to a close. The qayadin (general) of the sadimmin takes control as Syl-Pasha Akim el Ehjoliq.
-690/Year of Fragile Beginnings
The deep gnome community of Blingdenstone is founded in the Underdark region of the North.
-689/Year of Final Fates -688/Year of Fettered Talons -687/Year of Eternal Summer -686/Year of Fireshadows -685/Year of the Ill-Timed Truth -684/Year of Exacted Oaths -683/Year of Fleeting Courage -682/Year of Humble Heroes -681/Year of Nightmares c.-680
Calimshan begins colonizing the coast of the Lake of Steam beyond the Alimir Peninsula. The original plans were to colonize the area as conquerers, but many are settled as places for refugees fleeing Calimshan proper and the irregular but terrifying Night Wars against the drow.
-680/Year of Creeping Thieves -679/Year of Ebon Scrimshaw -678/Year of Hot Springs -677/Year of Fervent Glances -676/Year of Frenzied Tempests
Dumathoin's temple is built on the Lost Level of Undermountain by the Melairkyn dwarves. The Temples Plague flares up in Calimport, Almraiven, and the Tashalar cities. Infectious by touch, it is unwittingly spread by priests, giving it its name.
-675/Year of Cresting Waves -674/Year of Dwarves Beseiged
Ioulaum perfects the spell Ioulaum's Longevity. Karsus creates a mythallar and becomes an archwizard. The enclave of Karsus is founded.
-673/Year of Hidden Wisdom -672/Year of Giant Shoulders -671/Year of Crawling Carrion -670/Year of Unfurled Sails
With eastern Tethyr embroiled in strife and resistance, many human natives of Tethyr escape captivity between now and -370DR, and flee northwards.
-669/Year of Summer Frosts -668/Year of Eagles Striking -667/Year of Harrowing Legends -666/Year of Hordling Armies -665/Year of Crumbling Ruins -664/Year of Turning Tides
The remaining Nether Scrolls are stolen en route to the Netherese city of Karsus. A witch- hunt begins, ending seven years later at the expense of 125 lives. The Enslaving of Keltar: The drow nearly destroy this town over the course of a 37-hour battle, given their magical superiority and a globe of darkness that they use to surround the city. Calimport's army arrives after the drow conquer the city and have shipped more than 50% of the surviving population into the Underdark as slaves. While the Calishites free the town and force the drow back into the Underdark, over 3,000 Keltarns are never seen again.
-663/Year of Encroaching Weeds -662/Year of Ravens -661/Year of Heavy Fogs -660/Year of the Guarding Icon -659/Year of Slaying Arrows -658/Year of Friends Rejoicing -657/Year of Dancing Drakes
The search for the stolen Nether Scrolls ends.
-656/Year of Cool Breezes -655/Year of Troubled Nights -654/Year of Drifting Sands -653/Year of Reverent Threnody -652/Year of Joyful Colors -651/Year of Stirred Hearts -650/Year of Flames Rising
Due to drow attacks on Calimshan, the dwarves and humans around the Omlarandin Mountains and the Kuldin Peaks (the lands of Old Iltkazar) become independant of Calimshan's control.
-649/Year of Falling Copper
The Calishite army surrounds Calimport as wizards and priests set it magically aflame, the light and fires driving the drow that claimed more than 25% of the city onto the waiting spears of the sadimmin or deeper beneath the city. Once again, the syl-pasha is forced to destroy his capital to save his empire. Large parts of Calimport are purposefully destroyed to bury the drow temples and partially subterranean villas, but some remain relatively intact though buried. Those same wizards who burned the city help rebuild it and seal off all areas between Calimport and the Underdark with stone and new buildings. Despite their diligence, the drow reopen those passages within a decade and reestablish their hold on Calimport Below, now nicely protected by the city above.
-648/Year of Tribes Reunited
The Demiplane of Shadow is discovered. Shadow, the first arcanist to theorize the existence of demi-planes, publishes (with the help of Karsus) "Shadows: Palpable Cohesion of Formless Corporeality."
-647/Year of Craven Hungers
The Demiplane of Imprisonment is discovered.
-646/Year of False Hopes -645/Year of Eternal Amber -644/Year of Vacant Wharves -643/Year of Melodious Minstrels -642/Year of Requiem -641/Year of Mountain Snows -640/Year of Flashing Daggers -639/Year of Cruel Rocks -638/Year of Nimble Fingers -637/Year of Velvet Tongues -636/Year of Unending Sorrow -635/Year of Surrounding Darkness -634/Year of Dwindling Darkness -633/Year of Eleven Lords -632/Year of Brazen Hetaera -631/Year of Mirthful Gnomes c.-630
The city of Kensten (present-day Bezantur) is founded by the Raumathar Empire as a southern outpost.
-630/Year of Orphaned Princes -629/Year of Dreaded Comings -628/Year of Empty Crowns -627/Year of Blinding Lightning -626/Year of Oaths Forsaken -625/Year of Molten Fury -624/Year of Bountiful Harvests -623/Year of Clipped Wings
Narfell attempts invasion of Mulhorand and Unther by sea. The two southern nations defeat the Narfell fleet. Neither Narfell nor Raumathar attempts to invade the Old Empires again. During the battle, the sword Ashram falls into the hands of an unnamed Narfelli warrior, who takes it north with him.
-622/Year of the Drowning Darkness -621/Year of the Blessed Rulers -620/Year of Noble Souls
After more than 60 years of negotiations, Calimshan's syl-pasha strikes some confidential trade agreements with the Matron mother of Guallidurth, the closest drow city, in exchange for the withdrawal of her forces from beneath Calimport and the other Calishite cities. The withdrawal takes another 90 years, as not all forces answer to the Matron Mother of Guallidurth, and a House rebellion within that city also adds fuel to the Night Wars.
-619/Year of Bright Water -618/Year of Mired Wagons -617/Year of Black Teardrops -616/Year of Newfound Spells -615/Year of Billowing Dust -614/Year of Maleficient Counsel -613/Year of Stampeding Hordes -612/Year of Sudden Mourning
The Coronal's seventh son, Eltargrim, is born in Semberholme. Duathamper is relocated underground to protect it from airborne foes, in particular the green dragon Venom.
-611/Year of Power Usurped -610/Year of Reluctant Passion -609/Year of Six Cats -608/Year of Turned Knives -607/Year of No Wars -606/Year of Valor -605/Year of Lingering Nightfall -604/Year of Jade -603/Year of Held Breaths -602/Year of Joys Ephemeral -601/Year of Humble Beginnings -600/Year of Moonlit Unicorns -599/Year of Hasty Messengers
The Spiders Plague strikes Calimshan; those affected are covered with sores filled with spider's eggs, and the victims are then consumed by the hatching spiders.
-598/Year of Quiet Thunder
Innugaakalikurit & Frost Giants argue over great catapult. The dwarven thieves are enslaved by the giants; their descendants remain that way today.
-597/Year of Frequent Betrayals -596/Year of Dancing Ladies -595/Year of the Clever Ettin -594/Year of Valiant Blades -593/Year of Summoned Heroes -592/Year of Deep Questions -591/Year of Echoing Prayers -590/Year of Masking Shadows -589/Year of Neverending Storms -588/Year of Smiling Infants -587/Year of Homecoming -586/Year of Grand Offerings -585/Year of the Rumbling Earth -584/Year of Pyramids -583/Year of Lingering Mists -582/Year of Glittering Coins -581/Year of Toil Unending -580/Year of Melodies -579/Year of Jewels Glittering -578/Year of Haste -577/Year of Neverending Carnage -576/Year of Licentious Behavior -575/Year of Spectacular Art -574/Year of Hanged Martyrs -573/Year of Full Depths -572/Year of Fateful Handshakes -571/Year of Meager Portions -570/Year of Raised Cups -569/Year of Silken Sabres -568/Year of Iron Golems -567/Year of the High Harvest -566/Year of Greed Regretted -565/Year of Dweomers -564/Year of Fearful Looks -563/Year of Earnest Gallantry -562/Year of Dust -561/Year of Unknown Fates -560/Year of Dreams Attained -559/Year of Hidden Passions -558/Year of Fading Tides -557/Year of Life's Bounty -556/Year of Small Gifts -555/Year of Furtive Magics -554/Year of Dwindling Light -553/Year of Plentiful Wine -552/Year of Voices Resounding -551/Year of Kindred Spirits -550/Year of Glistening Dust -549/Year of Clammy Tentacles -548/Year of Venemous Scribes -547/Year of Toppled Trees -546/Year of Erstwhile Travelers -545/Year of Deep Waters -544/Year of Leaping Fish -543/Year of Merry Jesters -542/Year of Peaceful Dawns -541/Year of Benevolent Lords -540/Year of Stallions -539/Year of Harkened Mounts -538/Year of Twilight Celebrations -537/Year of Lights Lurking -536/Year of Mirrored Spirits -535/Year of Glistening Dew -534/Year of Long Strides -533/Year of Runes Abundant -532/Year of Flowing Gold -531/Year of Deeds Undreamed -530/Year of Meager Means
The Night Wars draw to a close in Calimshan, and the drow never again gain more than a remote toehold in the surface lands. In all, more than 75,000 humans and other beings are captured and enslaved by the drow during these conflicts. More than 150,000 others die fighting the dark elves, though nearly as many drow and duergar die during the wars as well.
-529/Year of Imps Amuck -528/Year of Wailing -527/Year of Hideous Troops -526/Year of Returning Wonders -525/Year of Golden Chains -524/Year of Felled Timber
Belkram's Fall/The Shaft is discovered in Undermountain by the drow of House Tanor'Thal.
-523/Year of Calling Wonders -522/Year of Vengeful Scions -521/Year of Untethered Yokes -520/Year of Vast Diversions -519/Year of Lasting Hate -518/Year of Defenses Forsaken -517/Year of Foiled Pursuits -516/Year of Winds Westward -515/Year of Masks Divine -514/Year of Remembered Friendships -513/Year of Great Misunderstandings -512/Year of Freedom Granted -511/Year of Dangerous Icicles -510/Year of Stirring Beauty -509/Year of Harrowing Confrontations -508/Year of Rattling Chains -507/Year of Frozen Breaths -506/Year of Deafening Thunder -505/Year of Burnings -504/Year of Whispering Winds -503/Year of Taut Cloths -502/Year of Nothingness -501/Year of Light Laughter c.-500
The magical Blades of Dragon's Tongue are stolen by the Prophet of Tiamat, Ochir Naal.
-500/Year of Running Unicorns -499/Year of Misplaced Trust -498/Year of Bloodied Tears -497/Year of Shining Beacons -496/Year of Hidden Ways -495/Year of Rising Fears -494/Year of Glowing Rainndrops -493/Year of Deadly Cost -492/Year of Broken Spirit -491/Year of Flowering Mint -490/Year of Three Griffons -489/Year of Endless Song -488/Year of Impossible Tasks -487/Year of Free Will -486/Year of Ringing Music -485/Year of Masks -484/Year of Driving Rain -483/Year of Closed Gates -482/Year of Warring Clans -481/Year of Wilting Vines -480/Year of Tested Faiths -479/Year of Enchanted Voyages -478/Year of Lost Children -477/Year of Legacy -476/Year of Tirades -475/Year of Glowing Embers -474/Year of Everlasting Slime
The port of Cimbar is founded by Unther.
-473/Year of Renewed Faith -472/Year of Wizard's Woe -471/Year of Scorned Prophets
Alea Dahast is born. Sudryl Aeravansel is born.
-470/Year of Perdition's Flames
The Shadow Wars of Cormanthyr and Rystall Wood against the Twisted Tower begin.
-469/Year of Imparted Riches -468/Year of Grace -467/Year of Emerald Groves -466/Year of Clashing Swords -465/Year of Lasting Myth -464/Year of Merry Wives -463/Year of Parting Waters -462/Year of Arcane Prisms -461/Year of Bold Pioneers
The phaerimm begin to cast the magic drain spells that create Anauroch by draining all the life out of their areas of effect.
-460/Year of Silver Warhammers -459/Year of Sparkling Spires -458/Year of Sea Monsters -457/Year of Hostile Badgers -456/Year of Rough Hands -455/Year of Rebellious Streets -454/Year of Pounding Drums -453/Year of Fiends Rising -452/Year of Gathered Shields -451/Year of Graceful Surrender c.-450
Around this time a Keltaran agricultural slave named Ankar leads an uprising and an army of escaped slaves to the safety of the Purple Hills.
-450/Year of Dwarves' Descent -449/Year of Dawning Magic -448/Year of Lost Souls -447/Year of Queries -446/Year of Treasured Moments
Calimshan's dominance of the Lake of Steam and the Shining Sea comes to an end with the near total destruction of the Calishite Armada in Calimport's harbor. The resulting fires destroy over 70% of the city once winds carry sparks and flames to the wooden domes of many buildings.
-445/Year of Heroic Vindication -444/Year of Favors Withheld -443/Year of Clamoring -442/Year of Kings Arising -441/Year of Paths Unwalked -440/Year of Scarecrows -439/Year of Chilling Laughter -438/Year of Dripping Daggers -437/Year of Forgotten Passages -436/Year of Joyous Tears -435/Year of Passion's Fire -434/Year of Snowy Beards -433/Year of Words Regretted -432/Year of Dryads Calling -431/Year of Crowded Walks -430/Year of Choking Cords -429/Year of Fluttering Wings -428/Year of Broken Vows -427/Year of Breaking Storms -426/Year of Drying Wells -425/Year of Ancestral Voices -424/Year of Bold Faces -423/Year of Forsaken Love -422/Year of Four Shadows -421/Year of Mortal Consequences -420/Year of Manacles -419/Year of Yellow Musk -418/Year of Cowardly Choices -417/Year of Harbor's Lights -416/Year of Howling Gibbets -415/Year of the Lost Way -414/Year of the Saint's Perdition -413/Year of Seasons Unsettled -412/Year of Weary Kings -411/Year of Crimson Marpenoth -410/Year of the Silver Cestus -409/Year of Sailing Winds -408/Year of Sleeping Dragons
Karsus discovers heavy magic. In one of his first experiments with heavy magic, Karsus nearly causes his enclave to fall. He removes the heavy magic he created, pushing it over the side of the enclave. The heavy magic falls to the ground, where it slays the renegade arcanist Wulgreth, turning him into a lich when the heavy magic absorbs his life energies.
-407/Year of Captive Pride -406/Year of the Insurrection -405/Year of Lost Chances -404/Year of Lashing Whips -403/Year of the Lich's Tears -402/Year of the Zardazil -401/Year of Kyrie Arcanaon c.-400
Prologue of "Cormyr: A Novel" Augathra the Mad travels the world.
-400/Year of the Gilded Sky
By this time, only a few elven outposts remain on the Dragon's Neck Peninsula. Gorandal Agayous becomes prelate of the temple of Corellon in Semberholme. The domain of the green wyrm Venom, the Tangled Vale, reaches its greatest extent.
-399/Year of Risen Myths -398/Year of Phantoms -397/Year of Falling Stones -396/Year of Twilit Leaves -395/Year of Ashen Faces -394/Year of Clouded Vision -393/Year of Burning Winds -392/Year of Lanterns -391/Year of Squalid Scarecrows -390/Year of Enchanters
The juvenile black dragon Zarlandris settles in Glaun Bog at the behest of its' master, the green wyrm Venom.
-389/Year of Steelsong -388/Year of Glad Roses -387/Year of Shattered Walls (NOTE: Cult of the Dragon gives the name of this year as the Year of Ebon Husks)
The fortress of Zazessovertan falls to Tethyrian forces shortly before Zazesspur falls. Zazesspur is sacked and burnt by a surprise attack of barbarians from the Dragon's Neck Peninsula and the Purple Hills, marking the first known collaboration among the native Tethyrians against their oppressors. Traditional beginning of Tethyr's First Age. A group of young green elves discovers a group of aquatic elves exploring the shallows of the River Veire. This leads to the sea elves coming to Semberholme. The elves of Semberholme discover an enclave of forest gnomes just west of the Pool of Yeven.
-386/Year of Smoking Snow -385/Year of Medyoxes -384/Year of True Gages -383/Year of Riven Tankards -382/Year of Angered Ankhegs -381/Year of Fallen Goats -380/Year of Broken Gates -379/Year of Dancing Idols
Hobgoblins unite under the rulership of their first king. The realm of Holorarar is born.
-378/Year of Ebon Hawks
The pasha of Calimport orders a wall built across the Dragon's Neck Peninsula. After nearly four years of constant attacks by barbarians and Tethir elves, the construction is abandoned.
-377/Year of Storm Currents -376/Year of Sanctuary -375/Year of Clutching Dusk
The first major plague in Faerun's history strikes the southern Shining Coast, killing over 30% of the population of Calimshan's cities in a five-year epidemic. The Empire Plague spells the end of Calimshan's control of the Calishar Emirates and the Lake of Steam colonies. The Axash dynasty of Calimshan ends due to the plague, and those who survive cannot stop the rise of Syl-Pasha Akkab el 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 the threat of the plague. The fires, for the first time in centuries, refuse to burn and thus the new syl-pasha is forced to abandon the city for the next five years.
-374/Year of Shattering
With the city all but abandoned due to the plague they framed on nearby Jhaamdath, priests of Talona attempt to conquer Calimport and plunder its riches to build a temple to their goddess of poisons. Many of those who remain in Calimport are rogues, escaped slaves, and necromancers. For a time, the capital becomes the Rogues' City.
-373/Year of Whispering Stones
The Basilica of Night, Shar's impressive seat of power in Calimport, remains one of the few places in the city that is not fully controlled by Talona. Skirmishes around the temple grow more and more violent. In Eleint of this year, the Basilica finally falls to Talona's forces, but Shar's priests collapse the temple on their foes. The bulk of the temple's wealth and reliquaries are moved into their new home within an ancient temple in the Undercity, soon to be called the Temple of Old Night.
-372/Year of Owls' Watching
The fortress of Ascal's Horn is completed by the elves of Eaerlann.
-371/Year of Bruins
The arcanist Ioulaum transforms himself into a lich.
Work begins on Citadel Adbar, since the Narrow Sea's destruction leaves Delzoun's eastern front exposed.
-370/Year of Rent Armor
The Empire Plague finally ends early this year. By the end of Hammer, Syl-Pasha Akkab el Evyrtaan reenters Calimport and initiates a bloodbath that destroys all those who remain in the city as traitors or plague carriers. Many folk, including the clergy of Talona that ruled the city, survive by fleeing into the Undercity.
-369/Year of Falling Gold -368/Year of Simulacra -367/Year of Flaming Manes -366/Year of Arumae -365/Year of Seven Tines -364/Year of Creaking Corbels -363/Year of Paladin's Puissance -362/Year of Defilers -361/Year of Mageserpents -360/Year of Autumnfire -359/Year of Boiling Moats
The dwarven nation of Delzoun is attacked by balor and tanar'ri. The dwarves begin fighting a ceaseless battle that lasts night and day for 120 years. The warrior Anoitus helps defend the dwarves of Delzoun.
-358/Year of Shuddering Mythals -357/Year of Sycophants -356/Year of Stale Ale -355/Year of Lost Regalia -354/Year of Many Maws
The first recorded clash between sharn and phaerimm occurs this year. Illusk is re-founded in this year after a Netherese arcanist rebuilds the city with magic, losing his life in the process.
-353/Year of Enchanted Parchment -352/Year of Delights Unending -351/Year of Dark Roads -350/Year of Craven Words -349/Year of Bold Poachers
A Netherese/Halruaan wizard by the name of Saldrinar of the Seven Spells, thought to be the creator of Saldrinar's Slow Gem, uses a pre-set sequence of seven spells (so that the casting of one sets off the next) to destroy Kisonraathiisar, the topaz dragon ruler of Westgate, and win himself the throne as the city's first human king. The death of the Wyrmking Kisonraathiisar marks the beginning of a gradual southward migration of black dragons across the Lake of Dragons. The progeny of Thauglorimorgorus the Black Doom seek their own domains outside the lands claimed by the King of the Forest Country, in time giving name to the Dragon Coast among humankind.
-348/Year of Moon Madness -347/Year of Shivered Staves -346/Year of Rhymes -345/Year of Good Courage
The Terraseer appears in the enclave of Karsus and warns that the goddess Mystryl is about to face her greatest challenge - one that will change the way the Netherese view magic for all time.
-344/Year of Rolling Crowns -343/Year of Chilled Marrow -342/Year of Soverign Truth
The arcanist Shenandra develops a counter spell to the phaerimm's life drain and magic drain spells. Her spell negates the effect caused by the phaerimm's spells. Shadelorn discovers a method to make a more powerful mythallar. The Crown of Horns perverts Shadelorn's improved mythallar so that it absorbs all magical items, memorizable spells, and continuous spell effects within a 20-mile radius. The result is that all arcanists that had extended their life through magical means are reduced to ash, Shenandra is killed before her spell can be passed on, Shadowtop Borough's mythallar is destroyed, and the enclave crashes into the Jannick River.
-341/Year of Weeping Minstrels
Lady Arilain, the archwizard of Opus, discovers through her divination magic that Karsus is about to cast his Karsus' Avatar spell. She warns the other wizards of Opus, and then goes to confront Karsus. She is never seen again.
-340/Year of Desire and Despair -339 to 720
Cormanthor's Prime/The Glory of Myth Drannor: After the fall of Netheril, magic and the Weave had become corrupted. Elves found themselves in competition for territory with many more fecund races, and troubles dogged the Tel'Quessir at all turns, but the great empire of Cormanthyr grew out of this age. Rather than stand alone, the elves chose to join with the good races against the orcs and other dangers, leading to the greatest era of cooperation among the races ever seen on Toril. This era sees the opening of Cormanthyr to the other races and the rise of Myth Drannor.
-339/Year of the Sundered Webs
"Dangerous Games" Ioulaum disappears. Karsus casts the twelfth-level spell Karsus Avatar and all magic ceases for a time, returning much changed. The Fall of Netheril; all enclaves fall to earth and are destroyed. (3520 NY) Mystryl is destroyed, but is replaced by Mystra, the new goddess of magic, who forever strips 10th level and greater magic from humanity. Anauria, Asram, and Hlondath (the survivor states) arise out of the rubble of Netheril, saved by Mystra. Serôs (the lands under the waves of the Inner Sea) suffers numerous blows during this year, as the wild magic (due to the death of Mystryl and the Fall of Netheril) creates a whirlpool from the surface down to the mythal at Myth Nantar, destroying many buildings and dragging surface ships to watery graves. The Netherese enclaves of Mhalloth and Sakkors crash into the Inner Sea, coming to rest from forty to 300 feet beneath the sea's surface. The Fall of Netheril is felt even in Calimport, as the temporary sundering of the weave causes the collapse of a number of minarets and palaces whose only supports were those of magic. In the few moments when magic does not exist on Toril, more than 7,000 in the city die in the destruction.
The Survivor States to the Sinking of Northkeep -338/Year of Guttering Torches
-337/Year of Broken Charges -336/Year of Dark Sunset -335/Year of Seven Spirits -334/Year of Three Seas' Rage -333/Year of Humbling Havens
The elves of Eaerlann allow some Netherese to settle in Ascalhorn, provided they relearn elven magic and abandon their abusive powers of the past centuries. To practice any Netherese magics in the city is a great crime, and is punishable by banishment or death.
-332/Year of Burnished Books -331/Year of Shadows Fleeting
The elven armies of Cormanthyr and Rystal Wood finally break the greater defenses of the Twisted Tower and destroy all remaining drow slavers within the tower. The Tower is left in the hands of good dark elf allies, and it becomes a great temple to Eilistraee within a century. The Soldier's Blade is lost during this great battle, captured by the drow in their slaying of Lord Orym Hawksong during the fall of the Twisted Tower. The blade and the body of Lord Orym are taken down into the Underdark as spoils of war by the fleeing drow.
-330/Year of Empty Quests -329/Year of Icefire -328/Year of Drowned Hopes -327/Year of Opened Graves -326/Year of Scorched Skulls
The lich Wulgreth destroys a city built near Karsus's stony dead form in retribution.
-325/Year of Crown Hatred -324/Year of Windriver's Loss -323/Year of Unseen Doom -322/Year of Plunging Hooves -321/Year of Hollow Hills -320/Year of Netted Dreams
The dwarven nation of Delzoun is attacked by balor tanar'ri. The dwarves begin fighting a ceaseless battle that lasts night and day for 120 years.
-319/Year of Rock Roses -318/Year of Crying Wolves -317/Year of Vampiric Glee -316/Year of Drifting Death -315/Year of Vengeance
After a number of raids and a short siege, Zazesspur falls once again to the barbarians. It is rebuilt as a Tethyrian fortified town, and named Fort Karlag.
-314/Year of Four Princes -313/Year of Humility -312/Year of Jade Roses -311/Year of Patient Traps c.-310s
In gratitude for their aid in the Shadow Wars, the Coronal allows the settlement of some reformed, surface-acclimated drow into some remote lands of Cormanthyr to the east of Cormanthor.
-310/Year of Glassharks -309/Year of Many Anchors -308/Year of Proud Vixens -307/Year of Illuminated Vellums
Tethyrian clans, under the rule of Warlord Karlag, conquer the Calishaite garrison at Myratma, which they rename Artrimmar. King Saldrinar vanishes suddenly, leaving the throne of Westgate to his only apprentice, Mather, known posthumously as "Wyrmshroud."
-306/Year of Wan Shades -305/Year of Bold Bladesmen -304/Year of Erupting Crypts -303/Year of Dusky Dwarves -302/Year of Heirs Adrift -301/Year of Wafting Sorrows
Mather Wyrmshroud dies defending Westgate from the concerted attacks of three black dragons from the lands of the Forest Kingdom. Glaurauth, a warrior who is Mather's closest friend and the captain of the city guard, succeeds the fallen wizard-king. Known as "the Great," Glaurauth becomes monarch of Westgate at a time when the city is still the northernmost human settlement in the western Inner Sea lands.
Westgate ruled by King Glaurauth.
-300/Year of Cold Anger -299/Year of Heartsblood -298/Year of Nine Watchers
The city of Karse is built.
-297/Year of Scrying Orbs
Thieves who manage to loot most of the royal treasury steal King Glaurauth's regalia, the Crown and Scepter of Saldrinar. The king's wizards pursue the thieves inland from their anchorage at what is now Procampur, but the wealth of Westgate's monarch is eventually lost in Elvenblood Pass, located north of the Vast, when a horde of orcs falls on Glaurauth's agents.
-296/Year of Factols -295/Year of Harsh Words -294/Year of Sundry Violence
The Coronal Luszoch rises to power in Aryselmalyr, and makes veiled threats to all allied and subject powers during his forst tour of the empire. While no one acts outwardly, all forces prepare for war but wait for the belligerent coronal to make the wrong move.
-293/Year of Tyrant Hawks
The Warlord Karlag falls at the battle for the garrison-town of Calimaronn. Another clan chieftan, Mong Ithal, leads the clans to victory. Calimaronn, as well as the river it fords, is named Ithmong, after Ithal.
-292/Year of Envenomed Nectar -291/Year of the Setting Suns
Netherese citizens fleeing conflicts between the Survivor States begin to filter into Cormanthyr. King Glaurauth of Westgate dies of heartstop. As his three offspring all died before reaching their tenth year, the aged monarch leaves his throne in turn to his successor as captain of the city guard, Thorndaer of the Golden Helm.
-290/Year of Fiery Slumber -289/Year of Spiteful Stones -288/Year of Eight Lightnings
At Ithmong, Calimshan accedes independence to the lands of Tethyr and its' people. The chiefs of Tethyr's clans create a ruling Council of Clans.
-287/Year of Hard Currency
The city of Karse falls victim to the begrudging followers who believe the god Karsus is a sham.
-286/Year of Foul Awakenings
Westgate falls during the course of a single night to a small army of elite mercenaries who emerge from catacombs beneath the city. By morning's light, King Thorndaer and his entire family are dead, and King Orlak rules over the oldest port in the western Inner Sea region. Until the end of his reign, the Night King holds court only after the sun has set, is never seen during daylight hours, and always keeps his entire face (except his eyes) shrouded with a black-and-white-hatched porcelain mask, leading many to suspect (correctly) that the long-lived monarch of Westgate is a vampire.
-285/Year of Early Graves -284/Year of Lost Faith -283/Year of Shattered Portals -282/Year of the Vampire's Cloak -281/Year of Silvered Thoughts -280/Year of the Impudent Kin -279/Year of Gems Aflame -278/Year of the Ruling Sceptre
Tethyr's Council of Clans falls apart due to the greed of younger chiefs and the passing of the warlords who freed the land from Calimshan. The clans fall into infighting for the next 60 years.
-277/Year of the Winking Eye -276/Year of Overflowing Casks
Jhaamdath begins construction on the largest navy yet seen on the Inner Sea.
-275/Year of the Grinning Pack -274/Year of the Purring Pard -273/Year of the Dancing Faun -272/Year of Songstones
Citadel Adbar is completed this year.
-271/Year of the Auburn Beauty -270/Year of the Winter Wolf -269/Year of Mournful Moments -268/Year of the Sunbright -267/Year of Crumbling Caverns -266/Year of Hastening Heralds -265/Year of Burgeoning Victory -264/Year of Scriveners -263/Year of Midwives -262/Year of the Broken Promise -261/Year of the Lost Princess -260/Year of Hunting Hounds -259/Year of the Pyre -258/Year of Many Moons -257/Year of the Stricken -256/Year of Able Warriors -255/Year of Furious Waves
Jhaamdath, a long-time rival of Calimshan, falls to a tidal wave summoned by the elven High Mages of Nikerymath. The resulting cataclysm inundates Jhaamdath, forming what is known known as the Vilhon Reach. Fall of Aryselmalyr. Coronal Esahl Vesahliir and more than 40,000 sea elves and other aquatic sentients die instantly when the Esahlbane Monolith shatters Coryselmal. Start of the Sixth Serôs War. After the destruction of Coryselmal and the end of the Aryselmalyr Empire, all the once subject powers of the Inner Sea vie for control of Serôs.
-254/Year of Quartered Foes -253/Year of Whirlwinds -252/Year of Vindication -251/Year of Black Apples c.-250
Emigration of settlers across the Inner Sea from ruined Jhaamdath to what will become Thesk, Impiltur, and the Vast. Calimshan, under Syl-Pasha Faud yn Orun el Evyrtaan, reclaims some small areas and towns among the Arnaden lands of the Lake of Steam, now that Jhaamdath's control on these lands has fallen along with its primary cities.
-250/Year of Imprisonments -249/Year of Silver Wings
General Halflar and his men storm Venom's lair and kill the green wyrm. Unfortunately, they also find out that Venom is not one dragon, but two. The entire force is killed when the second dragon attacks them.
-248/Year of Last Songs -247/Year of the Striking Lance -246/Year of Much Cheer -245/Year of Entombed Blades -244/Year of Fleeting Fancy -243/Year of the Rack -242/Year of the Game -241/Year of the Sand Shroud -240/Year of Enslaved Swords
End of the Elf Purges. After fifteen years, the worst of the backlash against the sea elves of the Inner Sea dies down. Those who survived the attacks from koalinth, merfolk, and locathah zealots, and the newly returned (and far more evil) morkoth do so by use of magic (including High magic) and some Dukar protection.
-239/Year of Whispered Lore -238/Year of Fortunes Fair
Start of the Second Dukars' War. After seventeen years of constant skirmishes amid the powers of the central sea (and a resurgance of the sahaugin presense due to lack of order at the Pillars of the Trident), the Dukar Orders of Jhimari and Numos take proactive steps toward maintaining the peace by attempting to found a Dukar kingdom centered on Myth Nantar: Nantarum.
-237/Year of Windragons -236/Year of Unfriendly Ports -235/Year of Laughing Crystal -234/Year of Wizard's Doom -233/Year of Destinies Foretold -232/Year of Forsaken Goblets -231/Year of the Ringed Moon
Three entire clans of elves fleeing Serôs (the Inner Sea) to save their lives and those of their children migrate to lake Sember within the elven nation of Cormanthyr.
-230/Year of Loss
Calimshan attacks Tethyr, seizing Ithmong and Myratma. Able workers (more than a third of the population) of both these towns are enslaved and brought to Calimport to work on the new Pasha's Palace. The 1,480 warriors among the 5,500 new slaves are all sentenced to the new Djen Arena, where many of them fight to the death against monsters and each other for the amusement of the masses.
-229/Year of the Myrmidon Maid -228/Year of the Unknown Paraph -227/Year of Rangers Lost
Calimport increases in population and area to its largest size ever, its true citizens numbering more than 75,000. For the next eight centuries, Calimport remains the largest and most frequented port on Faerun's shores. Shyael Ildacer is born.
-226/Year of the Shallows -225/Year of the Golden Staff -224/Year of Forked Tongues -223/Year of Burning Briars
The Sixth Rysar of Cormanthor begins with the realm's greatest warrior Eltargrim taking up the Ruler's Blade and taking his first steps toward magic (and High Magic).
-222/Year of the Dessicated Corpse -221/Year of Shambling Shadows
Chief Clovis Ithal of Tethyr dies at the Ithmong Slaughter. His son Darrom rallied the Tethyrians and led them into the city, defeating the Calishites.
-220/Year of the Empty Soul
King Darrom of Tethyr marries the half-elven Saraala of Clan Tarseth. End of the Second Dukars' War/End of Nantarum. Under mysterious circumstances, the powerful undersea city-state of Nantarum loses the war for the Hmur Plateau while under siege by the merfolk forces of "King" Ristan. Forces at the siege noted only a strange humming rising from the mythal and numerous discharges of magical energy lighting the night-darkened sea. When the beseigers swam into the city, they found the only person left alive; the sea elf Dukar Yupal Narlis, his mind destroyed. His thirty Dukar followers and "nobility" stood along the avenue leading to the Council Academy of the Dukars, alll transformed into coral statues with looks of contrition on their faces.
-219/Year of the Sallow Orb -218/Year of Dread -217/Year of Sumbril -216/Year of Bloodied Orphreys -215 to 750
The Third Epoch (Time of the Merfolk) of Seros (the Inner Sea). This Epoch covers the rise and fall of the merfolk empire of Hmur, as well as the rise of the sahuagin empire of Aleaxtis.
-215/Year of the Oracle
End of the Sixth Serôs War. The new powers of Serôs are shalarin As'arem, the morkoth Theocracy of the Deep Ones, and the merfolk Kingdom of Hmurrath. The rise of Hmurrath signals the start of the Third Epoch.
-214/Year of the Vengeful Mitre -213/Year of the Great Bell -212/Year of High Thrones
At the Battle of the Purple Marches, Myratma falls to the Tethyrians, forcing the second Calishite surrender of Tethyr. Darrom (-237 to -183), son of Clovis, founds the Ithal dynasty, and becomes the first King of Tethyr. Year 0 in Tethyreckoning. Awakening of the beast Ulfoq in the Great Glacier. The beast devours dozens of Nakulutians before returning to its Crevasse. It has not been seen since.
-211/Year of Bound Branches -210/Year of Holy Hands
Anauria gains its independence from the other two Netheril survivor states.
-209/Year of Valiant Striving -208/Year of Shattered Havens -207/Year of Tolling -206/Year of Elfsorrows
Jassin Aunglor, a moon elf warrior, sneaks into Venom's lair and attacks the green wyrm. Venom's lair collapses in the conflict, burying Venom, Jassin, and Jassin's moonblade beneath tons of rock. Mistale Audark, wife of the late General Halflar, requests that she and the remainder of the Audark Clan be transformed into baelnorn to protect the Vale of Lost Voices. The Crown Prince of Tethyr, Darrom Ithal II, dies of a fever.
-205/Year of Good Hunting
Chapter 2 of "Cormyr: A Novel" Lord of Scepters Illiphar Nelnueve of House Amaratharr is granted rule of the colony forests of the Forest Country (Cormyr) upon his besting of Thauglorimorgorus the Black Doom in a dragons' duel of honor. Orc hordes engulf Rystall Wood throughout the year, with the worst hordes arriving in winter. Anauria's success as an independant city-state convinces Hlondath and Asram to abandon memories of Netheril.
-204/Year of -203/Year of the Obsidian Crypt -202/Year of the Purchased Princess c.-200
Candlekeep founded; calendar of Harptos begun. The humans who are to become the first of the Dalesmen cross the Dragon Reach to the southern reaches of Cormanthor. Start of the Fifth Age of Calimshan.
-200/Year of Stonerising (NOTE: The name of this year is also given as the Year of Clouds)
The completion of Ithalyr, the first royal palace of Tethyr, on the seashore cliffs of the Purple Hills. Coronal Eltargrim declares Semberholme and its environs as an elven sanctuary and refuge. Syl-Pasha Kalil el Evyrtaan dies from thousands of viper bites, a magical trap laid by some of his closest advisors. Vizar Asraf el Majizar rules over the start of the Fifth Age of Calimshan, and Calimport becomes a more organized city with structured trade and skilled-workers' guilds.
-199/Year of Flowing Fire -198/Year of the Beast -197/Year of Talons Twelve -196/Year of Gilded Draperies -195/Year of the Chirugeons -194/Year of Torment -193/Year of the Hawkstaff -192/Year of Tourneys -191/Year of Dark Villany -190/Year of Three Heirs -189/Year of Stunned Serpents
Shyllisyrr Ithal, elven wife of Corin Ithal (uncle of King Darrom Ithal of Tethyr) dies of a snake bite. Beginning of six years of escalating unrest between Tethyr's elves and humans.
-188/Year of Wrongful Martyrs
Despite a good heart and a business sense that nearly doubled the trade coming to Calimshan, Syl-Pasha Malik yn Asraf el Majizar dies under assassins' knives on the third day of this year. The Throne Wars: The assassination of Syl-Pasha Malik begins more than two years of conflict that ranges from trade wars to military campaigns against cities. Fourteen different Calephs claim the throne of Calimport (and symbolically Calimshan) by years end, none of whom hold the post for more than 62 days. Seven different series of fires (known collectively as the Throne Fires) engulf eastern and southern Calimport in this year, set by rival factions fighting for the throne.
-187/Year of Gilded Burials
28 more rulers claim the Caleph's Throne in Calimport. By Midwinter, all true unity among the cities of Calimshan has shattered. All areas of the empire stand individually, many claiming to be the true heart of the empire and hoping to grab more land and control for themselves. The Throne Wars end with the rise to power of the once-meek wizard vizar Tasyn el Tarshaj yi Manshaka. The Tarshaj dynasty (four brothers and their families, of whom Tasyn was the elder) simultaneously conquer the cities of Manshaka, Memnon, 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 rebuild the capital and reconquer the rest of Calimshan.
-186/Year of the Quiet Horde -185/Year of Unburdening -184/Year of the Abandoned Heart -183/Year of Larks
King Darrom of Tethyr is assassinated on orders of Amir I, head of Clan Tarseth. Silvam (-209 to -118), 2nd son of Darrom, is King of Tethyr.
-182/Year of Sleeping Giants
Calimshan, in its attempts to reconquer its old territories around the Lake of Steam and the Shaar, discover that the old threat of the beholders has risen again. Beholders and their cultists control the majority of territory east of Ankhapur and are now pushing their forces west in retaliation against the Calishite invasions.
-181/Year of Rivers Rising -180/Year of Tragedies
Amir Tarseth's role in the assassination of King Darrom is uncovered by his sons, Amir II and Ra'id II. The two sons slay their father to restore the family's honor. Laummas the Liegelord becomes a lich.
-179/Year of the Huntress -178/Year of the Cold Quarrel -177/Year of Leaping Wolves -176/Year of Travel -175/Year of Shifting Sands -174/Year of the Bestiary -173/Year of Hale Heroes
Varytha Ithal, missing daughter of Corin Ithal of Tethyr, returns to Tethyr to warn of a coming goblin horde. The Perry Accords are signed by Tethyr and Calimshan. Their architect, Florian Perry, becomes the first Count of Tethyr.
-172/Year of Sickles
Florian Perry, the First Ambassador of Tethyr, travels to Calimport to negotiate a long-lasting peace between the two countries. The Moonrise elves settle Ssrenshen, under Moonrise Crag.
-171/Year of the Ogres' Rage c.-170
The Eshowe begin a 300-year war with the Tabaxi of Chult.
-170/Year of Many Eyes
Zahyra Bardson-Ithal becomes the first Court Vizera of Tethyr. She creates the magical Shield of Silvam. Beginning of the Eye Tyrant Wars: Calimshan allies with Tethyr and Iltkazar to fight the risen beholder powers of the Lake of Steam, which have pushed back Calishite aggressors and are now advancing into eastern Tethyr. Almraiven falls to beholders within the first three months of the year, and Suldophor follows by Greengrass. Though a longer struggle, the beholders control the Spider Swamp and the southern Forest of Mir by the end of Kythorn. This prevents much transfer of troops from western Calimshan save directly into beholder-controlled strongholds.
-169/Year of the Well Women
Rumor's of Ioulaum's continued existence begin circulating when an arcanist, Tabra, claims to have been an apprentice of Ioulaum.
-168/Year of Furrowed Brows -167/Year of Sudden Kinship
The Storming of the Qatarn Hills: In the first five days of Uktar, King Silvam of Tethyr leads the Fourth Army to victory over nine beholders and thrice their own army's forces. The beholders occupy Volothamp and Schamedar by year's end, though their entrenchment within eastern Calimshan overextends their reach, and they lose control of Ankhapur, one of their largest surface strongholds.
-166/Year of Seven Loves Lost
The human realms declare victory in the Eye Tyrant Wars, though alliances remain to pursue renegade beholders for the next few years among all their lands (Calimshan, Tethyr, and Iltkazar). Birth of Baerauble Etharr, the first Lord High Mage of Cormyr (-166 to 429DR).
-165/Year of the Abandoned Hope -164/Year of Passing Dreams -163/Year of the Yarting -162/Year of Boneblight -161/Year of the Emerald Mage
The alliance of Calimshan, Tethyr, and Iltkazar forged during the Eye Tyrant Wars dissolves by this year.
-160/Year of the Stone Giant
A cairn (undead stone giant) called Dodkong or "King of Death" begins wandering the western Realms.
-159/Year of the Burning River -158/Year of the Deathdolor -157/Year of Many Harvests -156/Year of the Flickering Sun -155/Year of Revealed Chants -154/Year of Bloody Hazard -153/Year of the Starry Shroud
Proeskampalar (present-day Procampur), is founded by dwarves and quickly becomes an important trading partner of Westgate.
-152/Year of Wildwine -151/Year of Roving Bands c.-150
The great conflagration. Narfell and Raumathar are destroyed in one final battle. Monsters and minor powers summoned in the last battle invade the South after the battle ends.
-150/Year of Recompense
The syl-pasha of Calimshan grants the lands west of the Forest of Mir and north of the river Memnon to Tethyr, moving Tethyr's southern border to its' present-day boundaries. While many in Tethyr believe this a reward for their aid in the Eye Tyrant Wars, it is really a political move to depower Calishite nobles amassing power against the syl-pasha.
-149/Year of Adamantite Ore -148/Year of the Black Marble
The God Kings final battle. An alliance of the Summoned is defeated and they are sent back to their home planes.
-147/Year of the Candlemaker -146/Year of Cresting Floods -145/Year of Depths Unknown -144/Year of the Copper Kettle -143/Year of Bright Lamplight -142/Year of Beauty Drowned -141/Year of Ancient Coins -140/Year of Blind Justice -139/Year of Burnt Ambitions -138/Year of Damsels Dancing -137/Year of Blooded Sunsets
The Chultian city of Mezro is sacked. A company of paladins from the Vilhon Reach in service to the Morninglord overthrows the Night King of Westgate. Following the vampire's destruction, the group's commander, Dawnknight Gen Soleilon, is crowned king of Westgate in the undead monarch's stead. The Radiant King rules wisely for many years, rebuilding Westgate's fortunes and establishing the Soleilon dynasty. The paladin-king's most notable accomplishment is the erection of the city's first stone walls and the construction of an extensive sewer system. Unbeknownst to the general populace, Westgate's deepest catacombs remain home to at least a dozen vampires created by their former monarch. The undead legacies of Orlak war amongst themselves for nearly a year before a new Night King is chosen to rule Westgate's underworld. From this day forward, the Argraal of Orlak and the Fangs of the Night King are held by the preeminent vampire "descended" from the original Night King. Any vampire that slays the Night King assumes the bloody chalice, the dagger hilt with twin poniard blades, and the title in turn. On those rare occasions when the Night King is not slain by a rival vampire, all of Orlak's existing "descendants" war amongst themselves for the title until a single candidate reigns supreme (a feat most commonly achieved by killing all potential rivals and then creating a new group of servitor vampires).
-136/Year of the Ruling Spectre -135/Year of Old Beginnings
The Raumathari city of Kensten is rebuilt by Mulhorand. Official founding of the modern city of Bezantur. Other cities are soon built on the coastal areas of the Wizard's Reach as Mulhorand and Unther once again expand northward. The Shaking Plague strikes several cities in Calimshan.
-134/Year of the Scorpion -133/Year of Silent Screams
Great sea-storms erupt along the Sword Coast this spring. On Midsummer's Night, a great wave engulfs the city of Velen, killing half its' population.
-132/Year of Dragons Diving -131/Year of Favor -130/Year of Fleeting Pleasures -129/Year of Gleaming Shards -128/Year of Hallowed Hills -127/Year of Shackles -126/Year of Rainbows Weeping -125/Year of Banished Wisdom -124/Year of Lessons Learned -123/Year of Rich Rewards -122/Year of Unleashed Sorrow -121/Year of Ample Rewards -120/Year of Confusion -119/Year of Close Scrutiny -118/Year of Elven Delights
Nishan (-179 to -98), 2nd son of Silvam, King of Tethyr.
-117/Year of Endless Bounty -116/Year of Lost Messengers -115/Year of Strident Bards -114/Year of Making Merry -113/Year of Ill Tidings -112/Year of Tortured Dreams -111/Year of Terrible Anger -110/Year of Shadowed Glances
Akkabar el Shoon is born in Myratma. Ualair the Silent is born.
-109/Year of Pixies Playing Foul -108/Year of Wands
Start of the Seventh Serôs War. The morkoth theocracy of the Deep One attack Es'rath and Hmurrath on two fronts. They free the Emerald Eye of Kyron, using it with astonishing effectiveness.
-107/Year of Tapestries -106/Year of the Valorous Kobolds
House Tanor'Thal creates the waterfall in the Shaft of Undermountain. End of the Seventh Serôs War. The war ends with the surprising appearance of long-hidden triton forces from the deeper trenches of the sea. Breaking the back of the morkoth Theocracy and sending the morkoth fleeing back into the depths, the tritons help maintain the balance among the shalarin and the morkoth on the floor of Serôs.
-105/Year of the Bloody Goad
Drow of House Tanor'Thal uncover a lost temple to Lolth in Undermountain.
-104/Year of the Star Stallion
The Emerald Eye of Kyron, after some study, is secretly sealed within the black coral walls of Vynagyr, under the Inner Sea.
-103/Year of the Taint -102/Year of the Spiked Gauntlet -101/Year of the Flame Noose c.-100
Fall of Delzoun to encroaching phaerimm and other dangers; only scattered surface Citadels survive.
-100/Year of the Black Unicorn -99/Year of Silver Sharks
Court Vizera Zahyra Bardson-Ithal of Tethyr dies. Her successor to Court Vizera is Princess Rhynda.
-98/Year of Hearts Pledged
Garynor (-159 to -75), 1st son of Nishan, King of Tethyr.
-97/Year of Amulets
Lady Symrustar Auglamyr is born.
-96/Year of Eyes Afire -95/Year of Wan Shadows -94/Year of Many Bats
The 16-year old Akkabar el Shoon arrives in Tethyr and becomes a pupil of the Vizera Princess Rhynda on his reputation as a prodigy in Art.
-93/Year of Forgotten Smiles -92/Year of Honor Broken -91/Year of Old Crowns
Ithmong is besieged for a month by a combined force of goblins and ogres. A temple of Labelas Enoreth is founded in Semberholme. The Moonshadows are established as a frontier scouting/fighting force by the army of Cormanthyr. 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 the Merchant King for his unceasing efforts to promote trade, is notable for the rapid increase in commercial activity between Westgate and southern realms such as Tethyr and Calimshan.
-90/Year of the Moonlit Mare -89/Year of Battered Blades -88/Year of Hostile Hails
Akkabar el Shoon leaves the tutelage of Princess Rhynda of Tethyr and begins his movement among Calishite society and business, selling his powerful magical abilities to the highest bidders. Within four months, Akkabar is a near-permanent fixture within Calimport society and his political savvy is only outmatched by his magic.
-87/Year of Dashed Dreams
Tarkhadale, an early northern Dale allied with Asram and Hlondath, falls to an orc horde.
-86/Year of Goodfields
By this time, a large enclave of pirates dominates the seacoasts of Tethyr, operating out of the ruins of Velen and the northwestern part of the peninsula. In response to the pirate threat, Tethyr re-occupies the fortress of Zazessovertan. The moon elves of clan Tsornyl establish the settlement of Tsornyl.
-85/Year of Smoke and Lightning -84/Year of Sloth -83/Year of Bitter Fruit
By this time, waves and storms have washed away the seacoast around Ithalyr (the Tethyrian Royal Palace), turning it into an island accessible only by stone bridges.
-82/Year of Witches -81/Year of Untaken Paths -80/Year of Tempered Blades -79/Year of Scarce Steel -78/Year of the Gleaming
Akkabar el Shoon marries the fifth daughter of the Syl-Pasha of Calimshan on Midsummer. As a wedding gift, Akkabar becomes the Syl-Vizar (and ruler) of Memnon.
-77/Year of Flaming Stones
By Midwinter, the deaths of nearly all members of the royal family of Calimshan places Akkabar el Shoon on the Caleph's Throne, as he had planned.
-76/Year of Lasting Scars -75/Year of Leather Shields (NOTE: Lands of Intrigue gives the name of this year as Year of the Fallen Guards)
Chapter 4 of "Cormyr: A Novel" The nation of Rashemen is officially founded. King Garynor Ithal of Tethyr dies suddenly. Rhynda (-159 to -45), twin sister of Garynor, becomes Regent Princess of Tethyr. She arranges a marriage between the daughter of Syl-Pasha Akkabar el Shoon of Calimshan and her own son, the future King Nishan II to ensure the stability of both realms despite objecting nobles on both sides. The realm of Teshar is founded in the cleared lands between Rystall Wood and Cormanthor.
-74/Year of Splendor
Marsember is founded for the first time, and Westgate cedes its status as the northernmost port in the western Inner Sea region. Trade across the Neck and into the Lake of Dragons begins to slowly increase. Late in the year, King Lemere I of Westgate dies of a wasting disease carried into the city by trade emissaries from the newly founded port of Marsember. The throne of Westgate passes to his only child, Crown Prince Lemere II. Within a year, the newly crowned monarch concludes a whirlwind courtship of Lady Lharida of Tethyr, the eldest child of Rhynnel Ithal, the head of Clan Ithal.
-73/Year of Swift Courtships -72/Year of Enchanted Hearts -71/Year of Lurking Shadows -70/Year of Burnished Bronze -69/Year of No Regrets
The Third Shalarin Passing. For once, the shalarin arrive to a peaceful Serôs, and quickly establish two more shalarin kingdoms within thirty years: Es'daan and Es'purr. Founding of the Timesong Calendar in the lands of Serôs.
-68/Year of Discordant Destinies
The Dawnmaid, the newly built flagship of the Westgate royal navy, is scuttled in the harbor by merrow from the aquatic kingdom of Khuur. King Lemere II and much of his court either drown or fall prey to the sea ogres' talons, as the attack is launched during royal ball held aboard the ship to commemorate its christening. The crown of Westgate passes to the only son of King Lemere II, the four-year-old Crown Prince Ryndarth. The Boy King survives the tumultuous early years of his reign thanks to the wise regency of his mother, Queen Regent Lharida Ithal-Soleilon.
-67/Year of Festivals -66/Year of Hunger -65/Year of Monstrous Appetites -64/Year of Gleaming Frost
Nishan II (-79 to -6), 2nd grandnephew of Garynor, King of Tethyr. The elven realm of Rystall Wood falls in its Twelfth Rysar to giants and orcs. The survivors either remain in Yrlaancel or migrate to Cormanthyr.
-63/Year of Quicksilver -62/Year of Strong Winds -61/Year of Thwarted Gambits -60/Year of Vain Questing -59/Year of Whims -58/Year of the Smiling Prophet -57/Year of False Sentiments -56/Year of Neglected Tasks -55/Year of Traitorous Thoughts
Queen Regent Lharida of Westgate consumes a virulent poison concealed within her supper during a state dinner with representatives from Tethyr's royal court and dies immediately. Her only son, King Ryndarth I, takes up the mantle of leadership. Much of the Boy King's reign is consumed with his fruitless hunt for his mother's killer or killers. Diplomatic relations with Tethyr collapse during his reign, although mercantile activity between the two realms continues to flourish.
-54/Year of Tomes
The pirates of Velen establish themselves in the isles of the Nelanther. The gold elf clan of Aluianti, tired of political strife in Cormanthor, settle in the village of Aluianti.
-53/Year of Happy Children -52/Year of the Choking Spores
The Flower Plague spreads through several of Calimshan's cities.
-52/Roman Invasion Fleet headed for Hibernia (Ireland) disappear into a great storm at sea caused by Druids and land on the shores of their current Empire on Faerun. The Romans carrying three Legions as well as numerous slaves and foreign auxiliaries including Gauls, Greeks, Spaniards, and Egyptians.
-51/Year of the Cluttered Desk -50/Year of the Phandar -49/Year of the Irreverent Jest -48/Year of the Emblazoned Dirk -47/Year of the Angry Centaur -46/Year of Pranks and Mischief
Birth of Endeir "The Falcon" Falconhand, a retainer of the Rayburton family and ancestor of Florin Falconhand (-46 to 44DR).
-45/Year of the Raging Brook
Mulhorand attacks Rashemen through the Gorge of Gauros, and is repulsed.
-44/Year of Giant's Rage
King Nishan II of Tethyr launches a major attack against the pirates of the Nelanther. The pirates are defeated at the Channel Battle. The first Black Alaric, founder of the Nelanther pirates, dies in battle.
-43/Year of the Open Sphere -42/Year of the Shattered Goblet -41/Year of the Sphinx's Riddles -40/Year of the Forge's Eldritch Sparks -39/Year of the Fraudulent Truth -38/Year of the Insidious Smile -37/Year of Patriots
The first recorded settlement of Alaghon. Clan Karlag of Tethyr makes peace with the elves after 50 years of skirmishes, feuds, and royal disfavor.
-36/Year of the Abyssal Choir -35/Year of the Biting Shards -34/Year of the Maedar -33/Year of the Harpist's Delight (NOTE: Cormanthyr: Empire of Elves gives the name of this year as the Year of Slowing Sands)
Talona fights the goddess Kipyutto and kills her. During the conflict, each goddess unleashes a series of virulent plagues upon Asram, hoping to draw power from the peoples' prayers. Asram falls victim to the plagues, from which there are no survivors.
-32/Year of the Grinning Skull -31/Year of the Crimson Embrace c.-30
Ochir Naal, the Prophet of Tiamat, is killed.
-30/Year of the Dying Fear -29/Year of the Corpulent Mount
Starmantle is founded, beginning a mercantile rivalry with Westgate that lasts for centuries. Despite the efforts of the rulers of both cities to crush their trade adversaries, the ensuing competition actually makes both ports wealthier by increasing the overall volume of trade passing through the Dragon Coast region.
-28/Year of the Laconic Prince -27/Year of the Masquerade
King Ryndarth I of Westgate dies suddenly, as his heart stops one night while he is asleep. His eldest son, Crown Prince Ryndarth II, is apparently crowned king and rules Westgate unchallenged for nearly a year. Before the year ends, however, an army of Mulan mercenaries, led by Great Lord Ashtukzu of Unther, deposes King Ryndarth II. The Untheric noble reveals that his predecessor was actually a doppleganger who had secretly slain both King Ryndarth I and the Crown Prince and then assumed the identity of the latter. Best known for initiating the tradition of Masquerade Balls in Westgate, the doppleganger monarch is known posthumously as the Masque King. As monarch, King Ashtukzu I ignores Gilgeam's orders to make Westgate a vassal state swearing fealty to Unther's god-king, choosing instead to preserve the city-state's traditional independence. Despite Ashtukzu's rebellion against Gilgeam's planned westward extension of Unther's influence, the first king of the Mulan dynasty is instrumental in improving Westgate's trading ties with ports on the eastern Inner Sea.
-26/Year of the Five Mountains -25/Year of Lost Librams
Expansionist policies grip Tethyr's eastern clans.
-24/Year of the Drenched Robe -23/Year of the Commander's Tent
Clans Rivarrow, Ithal, and Bardson unite to clear the eastern end of Tethyr of ogres.They divide the newly-gained territory between them.
-22/Year of the Broached Gates -21/Year of Sorrow and Pain
-21 Greeks, Spaniards, Egyptians, and Gauls break away from the Romans and seek to rebuild their own homelands. Magic is discovered to be more potent than in their own world.
-20/Year of Peace -19/Year of Mazes -18/Year of Honor's Price -17/Year of Eldath's Heart -16/Year of the Poisoned Pens
The Plague of Scholars strikes cities across southern Faerun, as far north as Baldur's Gate; lethargy and and heavy sleep leads to coma and death, as some unknown agency poisons vast amounts of ink and quills used by scribes, scholars, and business folk.
-15/Year of the Embrace -14/Year of the Cloaker -13/Year of the Bard's Challenge -12/Year of Laughing Lovers -11/Year of Frightening Turmoil -10/Year of Burning Glades -9/Year of Fell Traitors
Clan Fyrson of Tethyr goes outlaw and joins the pirates of the Nelanther. The Circle of Flames, a wizard's cabal, forms in the city of Cormanthor. The group consists mainly of retired or current Akh'Faer wizards and their apprentices.
-8/Year of Wraths
Great Lord Thunn, nephew of King Ashtukzu I, arrives in Westgate from Unther on a trade mission from Unthalass. Within a tenday of his arrival, Thunn's uncle dies suddenly, several hours after naming Thunn as his heir to the throne. King Thunn's reign is marked by incessant civil strife as Westgate's populace fiercely resists the usurper king's efforts to impose the authority of Gilgeam on this distant port city.
-7/Year of Open Eyes -6/Year of Scarlet Scourges
During Tethyrian King Nishal II's birthday celebrations, Ithalyr falls under seige by pirates and the outlawed Clan Fyrson. More than two-thirds of the pirate fleet is sunk, but Ithalyr burns and most of the nobility is slain. Syl-Pasha Shoon of Calimshan secretly arranged the coup, but his attempts to link the murders to the rising mercantile power of the Rundeen fails. End of the Ithal Dynasty in Tethyr and beginning of the Shoon Dynasty (the Shoon Traitorum).
-5/Year of Feuds
Amahl I (-60 to -2), Calishite brother of the late Queen Arhymeria Ithal, becomes King of Tethyr. He establishes a new court and palace within the walls of Fort Karlag, which is soon given its original name of Zazesspur.
-4/Year of Pacts -3/Year of Ruins
King Amahl I of Tethyr dies from poisoning at a banquet. 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 dangerous to the new regime for its' once-close blood ties to the fallen Ithal Dynasty.
-2/Year of Gruesome Streams
After 18 months of war, Ithmong is sacked and burnt by Shoon forces. Nearly all of Clan Ithal is killed as traitors. King Amahl II of Tethyr swears fealty to Syl-Pasha Shoon of Calimshan at Greengrass upon his victory, marking the true start of the Shoon Imperium with Akkabar's rule over both Calimshan and Tethyr.
-1/Year of Shattered Relics
Zazessovertan's garrison is withdrawn by King Amahl II of Tethyr, leaving it abandoned. The ruins of Ithmong's walls and buildings are moved south piece by piece to build a new capital at Shoonach. Former Clan Ithal supporters are enslaved and made to haul stone ten miles south to the new city for the next ten years. Akkabar the Younger, eldest grandson of the syl-pasha of Calimshan, dies in a tavern brawl in Memnon that is later revealed to be a revenge assassination by vengeful Tethyrian clansmen. As the father of King Amahl II of Tethyr and the proclaimed heir of Syl-Pasha Shoon, his death brings much suffering to Tethyr.
0/Year of the Rising Flame
The treants of Semberholme complete their migration to the south of Lake Sember.
1/Year of Sunrise
The Standing Stone is raised by the elves of Cormanthyr and the Dalesmen, starting the Dalereckoning Calender. Empire of Shoon (Iltkazar) in Calimshan.
2/Year of the Smiling Hag 3/Year of the Faded Flower
Rise of the sahuagin empire of Aleaxtis. The sea devils emerge from a century of war with the merrow of the Alamber to claim more than half of that sea as their own.
4/Year of the Slaked Blade
Ioulaum is reportedly slain in a spellbattle with a cabal of alhoon (illithiliches). Ashtukzu II, son of King Ashtukzu I and a Turami noblewoman, besieges Westgate with a force of mercenaries from Alaghôn. The inhabitants of Westgate rise up in open rebellion, and King Thunn is drowned in the small river that drains into Westgate's harbor and forever after bears his name.
5/Year of the Clutched Emerald
The syl-pasha establishes gates between various sites in Calimport and his new imperial capital rising at Shoonach.
6/Year of Firestars
Chapter 6 of "Cormyr: A Novel" Ondeth Obarskyr and his family settle in the forest of Cormyr.
7/Year of the Vampires' Sun 8/Year of Spellspheres 9/Year of the Falling Wall c.10
The city of Suzail is founded.
8 Fury Crafting is discovered in Rome. It is said to be a gift of Jupiter as only true Romans seem to have the ability. The Nobility within the new Roman Empire display the greatest ability in Fury Craft.
10/Year of Dreams
The Netheril region is renamed Anauroch after the greatest of its' two survivor states.
11/Year of the Mellifluent Sphinx 12/Year of Wistful Looks
Rise of the Triton Protectorate of Vuuvax beneath the waters of the Inner Sea.
13/Year of the Sweet Songs 14/Year of the Unknown Beloved 15/Year of Glittering Glory
Amahl III (-14 to 50), son of Amahl II, becomes Emperor of the Shoon Empire. The syl-pasha of Calimshan moves his court and much of the empire's power to Shoonach. As Calimport remains the primary port for his empire even though it is no longer the capital, Syl- Pasha Akkabar Shoon establishes a tightly controlled puppet dynasty on the Caleph's Throne.
16/Year of Distant Thunder
Chapter 8 of "Cormyr: A Novel"
17/Year of Crashing Glee 18/Year of the Lasting Wonders 19/Year of the Blessed Beast 20/Year of the Fallen Fury
The human Calendar of Harptos adopts the elven holiday of Cinnaelos 'Cor ("The Day of Corellon's Peace") and renames it Shieldmeet, celebrating it every four years since. Iljak grows into a major trade city. Few villages remain outside a 50-mile radius of the expanding city.
21/Year of Lamenting 22/Year of the Empty Fist 23/Year of Falling Arrows 24/Year of the Evasive Hare 25/Year of Many Runes
Church of Deneir founded.
26/Year of Opening Doors
Chapter 10 of "Cormyr: A Novel" The human realm of Cormyr is founded by Obarskyr family; the Elder Kings begin their reign. 1 CR (Cormyrean Reckoning). Faerlthann (? to 55), 1st King of Cormyr.
27/Year of Shadowed Blades
The syl-pasha of Calimshan dies under mysterious circumstances while enchanting magical items in his chambers deep beneath the Imperial Mount of Shoonach. King Amahl III succeeds his great-great-grandfather as ruler of Calimshan and Tethyr. After establishing another puppet regime on Tethyr's throne, Amahl III crowns himself Qysar ("emperor") Amahl Shoon III of the Shoon Imperium. Rahman (4 to 63), son-in-law of Emperor Amahl III, becomes King of Tethyr. Start of the Sixth Age of Calimshan, also known as the Age of Shoon.
28/Year of the Barren Fields 29/Year of the Carved Cliffs 30/Year of the Crushed Monument 31/Year of the Garrulous Gargoyle 32/Year of Errant Arrows 33/Year of Slowing Sands 34/Year of Purloined Power
The Melairkyn clan of Undermountain is decimated by a drow onslaught; dwarven rulership ends with death of King Melair IV (buried in the Lost Level).
29 A Viking Invasion fleet disappears in a green storm at sea caused by Druids as the Vikings approach Hibernia. They eventually land on the icy continent of Phrygia.
35/Year of Scaled Lightning 36/Year of Consuming Ice 37/Year of Dark Venom
King Ashtukzu II of Westgate is slain by assassins, although their employer is never discovered. The royal line of succession is thrown into dispute as the stepson and illegitimate half- brother of Ashtukzu II battle for the crown of Westgate. After three 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 Lord Hurnmul. Fearing that Hurnmul seeks once again to impose Gilgeam's will on the city, Westgate's senior nobles blame Gilgeam's agents for the king's assassination and for fomenting the chaos that ensued. After a week of battles in the streets between the trade envoy's "bodyguards" and the nobles' private militias, Great Lord Hurnmul and his troops are driven from the city. Within the hour, the late king's seneschal, Kergaard Twinblade is crowned as king of Westgate. King Kergaard is universally acknowledged as a weak king, wholly beholden to the nobility. His reign marks the beginning of a period of decline for Westgate as royal authority slowly unravels.
38/Year of Verdant Pain 39/Year of Proud Flame 40/Year of the Gaunt Wolf 41/Year of the Branded Lady 42/Year of the Charging Calvalry 43/Year of Frostbrands 44/Year of the Vow Manifest
The Night of Ringing Shields celebrates the creation of the three Demonbane Shields by Anachtyr's clergy in the Alimir mountains.
45/Year of the Torpid Arms 46/Year of the Hidden Fortress 47/Year of the Crystal Orb 48/Year of the Bloodied Pikes 49/Year of the Deadly Joust c.50
The Vilhon Reach grows. By this time, Hlondeth establishes itself as both a port city and a major landmark along the Tunway. The cities of Mussum, Samra, and Arrabar spring up along the southeastern shores of the Vilhon. Daroush, Torl, and Asple are established on the northwestern shore.
50/Year of the Barbed Wind
Qysar Amahl Shoon III dies and is succeeded by Qysar Shoon I.
51/Year of the Red Pearls 52/Year of the Thundering Horde
The first permanent farms are established in the Waterdeep area by locally settling tribes.
53/Year of the Desert Kingdoms
Sundryl Aeravansel leaves the city of Cormanthor and never returns. The reason for this is some grudge that Sundryl held with the Coronal and Sundryl's attachment to the eastern woods.
54/Year of the Forlorn Prince 55/Year of the Caustic Blood 56/Year of the Laughing Nightmare 57/Year of Lamplit Nights 58/Year of the Dazzling Dolphins 59/Year of the Tangled Threads 60/Year of the Pirate's Lost Eye 61/Year of the Branded Mage
Qysar Shoon I decrees the establishment of the Wizard's Consortiums of all the cities of his realm, to which attendance is mandatory for all wizards. Those who resist are slain, and soon Shoon I knows of nearly every mage within his domain, which allows him better control over such forces.
62/Year of the Lonely Daughters 63/Year of the Winsome Trio
Leodom I (35 to 97), 5th son of Rahman, King of Tethyr.
64/Year of the Boisterous Orc 65/Year of the Foaming Wave 66/Year of the Spellbound Heir 67/Year of the Redolent Innkeeper 68/Year of the Echoing Chasm
Saeval Ammath is born into House Ammath, and numerous portents indicate he will become the Archmage of the House later in life. Drow raiding Mount Melairbode establish the prison adjoining the Lost Level of Undermountain.
69/Year of the Lit Pathway 70/Year of the Mournful Dance 71/Year of the Entwined Sculpture 72/Year of the Climber's Rest 73/Year of Wise Council 74/Year of the Fearful Mercinary 75/Year of Clinging Death
Plague racks the civilized Realms (Empires of the Sands, Vilhon). More than 50% of the total population of the Vilhon is killed in as little as 10 years. More than half of Westgate's inhabitants fall victim to the deadly plague spread by sailors from the Vilhon Reach, including King Kergaard, who dies without an heir. Hygaarth Croam, an itinerant priest of Ilmater, is instrumental in organizing the city's priesthoods to combat the epidemic. By the first frost, the plague has run its course and Westgate's surviving populace demands that the humble Hygaarth assume the mantle of kingship, thus establishing the Croam dynasty. Seeing the duties of rulership as 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 the Mournful Harp. Qysar Shoon I of the Shoon Imperium dies and is succeeded by his third son, Qysar Shoon II. Alaundo the Seer arrives in Candlekeep. Moander the Darkbringer hurls his forces and the "creeping evil" against the elven city of Tsornyl, blighting much of the surrounding woods. The magic of Moander twists all life, both follower and victim alike, into corrupt monsters, including deepspawn and shambling mounds. While the evil could not be destroyed, High Magic severed the creeping evil from Moander and imprisoned the corruption at Tsornyl (soon to be called the Darkwatch). This weakened the Darkbringer's presence in Toril, though it cost the lives of thirty-two elves, including two High Mages, to sever and bind the power.
76/Year of Windsong c.77
By this time, the dwarves are exterminated from all but three levels of Undermountain.
77/Year of the Quivering Mountains 78/Year of the Closing Darkness 79/Year of the Whispering Woods 80/Year of the Mordant Blight 81/Year of the Vampiric Touch 82/Year of the Preordained Youth 83/Year of the Satyr's Adulation 84/Year of the Monotonous Speech 85/Year of the Orb Obsidious 86/Year of the Eyeless Wraith 87/Year of the Hoar Frost
Braerindra dies, becoming a baelnorn to protect Castle Cormanthor. She is known henceforth as the Watchnorn of Castle Cormanthor.
88/Year of the Flood 89/Year of the Faithful Oracle 90/Year of the Moor Birds 91/Year of the Scabbard Peace 92/Year of the Vanished Tattoo 93/Year of the Quiet Valley 94/Year of the Multitudes 95/Year of the Reluctant Hero 96/Year of the Mournful Harp 97/Year of Flickering Nyths
Hazam (64 to 113), 3rd son (adoptive; wife's son) of Leodom I, King of Tethyr.
98/Year of Revealed Grimoires 99/Year of the Dragonstar 100/Year of the Greybeards
The city of Athkatla is founded. Year 0 in Amnreckoning (little used except in official documents)
101/Year of the Smiling Moon
Josidiah Starym is born to the gold elven House Starym of Myth 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 sapphire-blue eyes, a strange combination for a noble gold elf child.
102/Year of the Ormage 103/Year of the White Hound 104/Year of the Preying Griffon 105/Year of the Tattooed Mistress 106/Year of the Adamantine Spiral
Rhiiman "The Glorious" (? to 131), King of Cormyr.
107/Year of the Fledglings
Qysar Shoon II dies and is succeeded by his first grandnephew, Qysar Shoon III. Hazamir el Aktorral, Syl-Pasha of Calimshan, is made riqysar (regent-emperor). Aktorral moves some of the Imperial Court back to Calimport and the surroundings he trusts rather than live in Shoonach.
108/The Year of the Mortified Monk (NOTE: FR10 Old Empires gives the name of this Year as the Year of the Flood)
The First Great Flood of the river Alamber nearly destroys Unthalass.
109/Year of the False Ghost 110/Year of the Quirt 111/Year of Fallen Guards
The kingdom of Anauria falls to an orc invasion, though it ensures the mutual destruction of the horde, and orc numbers are reduced for centuries in this area. (NOTE: The Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting mistakenly gives this date as c.200 DR)
112/Year of the Tusk
Cormyrean cartographers create the first recognized map of Cormyr, Cormanthor, and the Dalelands.
113/Year of the Belching Boggle
Leodom II (85 to 136), 1st son of Hazam, King of Tethyr.
114/Year of the Jagged Leaves 115/Year of the Morning Glory 116/Year of the Mortal Promise 117/Year of the Swinging Pendulum 118/Year of the Monkey 119/Year of the Mountain's Fire 120/Year of the Remembered Pain 121/Year of the Embroidered Button 122/Year of the Mourning Armsmen 123/Year of the Icy Axe
With the death of el Aktorral this year, all governmental control of Calimshan and the Imperium moves to Shoonach until the fall of the Imperium. Calimport becomes merely the largest port, and its northern quarters become more and more deserted. During the next centuries, the walls around the port wards rise higher than ever to defend against intruders as more rogues take residence in the nearly empty upper city. Calimport Below also becomes larger and more populous during the Imperium, as neglect sees the collapse of many buildings and the rise in monstrous populations down below is a direct result of fewer garrisons in the Old City (as upper Calimport becomes known for 300 years).
124/Year of the Biting Frost 125/Year of the Ironwood
The city of Ormath is established on the Shining Plains. Hlondeth's population soars as a trade road - the Pikeman's Folly - is built between the two cities.
126/Year of the Cinnamon Haze 127/Year of the Defiant Stone 128/Year of the Addled Arcanist 129/Year of the Mummy's Amulet c.130
The Eshowe of Chult unleash Eshowdow the Shadow Giant.
130/Year of the Dwarven Twins 131/Year of the Cockatrice's Stare
The Silver Swordpoint, a mercinary company led by the warrior Flaerivus Grevauldyn, is chartered in Athkatla.
132/Year of Thirteen Prides Lost
Dempster Turmish declares himself Mayor of Alaghon. He sends his mercinaries against his rivals. A brief, bloody civil war erupts in Alaghon, and Dempster emerges as undisputed leader. The official founding of Turmish. The mages of the Circle of Flames begin to record the Scrolls Ardentym this year.
133/Year of the Arduous Journey 134/Year of the Impassable Chasm 135/Year of the Halfling's Dale
Arrabar's military forces wipe out the city of Mimph.
136/Year of the Stalking Beholders
Yusuf (109 to 136), 10th son of Leodom II, King of Tethyr. King Leodom III (117 to 175, original name Ali), 17th son of Leodom II, King of Tethyr. Shornthal Imynster becomes Magister (reigned 136-148DR).
137/Year of the King's Destiny
On the twelfth day of Flamerule, the army of Iljak engages the forces of Mussum along the Sandshore. The battle rages for a fortnight until early Eleasius, when Samran forces sack the city of Iljak and attack its forces on the unprotected left flank. Iljak surrenders, and the twin forces of Mussum and Samra enslave the survivors. King Dalious Croam, after two short years on the throne of Westgate, sets sail for the eastern reaches of the Sea of Fallen Stars on an extended trade mission. The heirless king appoints a member of the city's nobility as Croamarkh, a title that means "Voice of Croam," to govern in his stead during his planned lengthy absence. The Errant King, as King Dalious comes to be known, never returns to Westgate, although the nobility maintains the fiction that Westgate's absent monarch continues to wander the Realms long after he most certainly would have died of old age. For over a century, under the aegis of the absent Croam Dynasty, Westgate is governed by a series of Croamarkhs selected from the ranks of the nobility. The warrior Flaerivus Grevauldyn rescues a priestess of Mystra from an orc raiding band. She begins to teach him the rudiments of magic.
138/Year of Sparks Flying 139/Year of the Resolute Courtesans
By this time, the deforestation of the Chondalwood is in full swing. The city of Shamph is established along the Emerald Corridor, a road stretching from Shamph to Arrabar.
140/Year of the Executioner 141/Year of the Impenetrable Mystery
The warrior-mage Flaerivus Grevauldyn defeats Thaerdimor, the self-styled Mage-King of Daerimathlor, in spell-battle.
142/Year of the Prowling Naga
Citadel Adbar is built by King Adbarruns of the dwarves. Qysar Amahl Shoon IV is killed by his brother Amahl of the Nine Whirlwinds, who sweeps him off the Royal Mount at Shoonach with a gust of wind spell.
143/Year of the Smiling Princess
Lumberjacks in the Chondalwood are halted by a large force of elves. Lord Anthony Illistine creates an alliance of the free cities of the region.
144/Year of the Fear and Flame
Battle of Elven Tears. The alliance of free cities in Chondath 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 reportedly flee deeper into the wood to the city of Rucien-Xan, a mythical elven home. Six months after the Battle of Elven Tears, Lord Anthony Illistine is named governer of Chondath, and the city-states are finally united under one leader.
145/Year of the Pirates' Port
Dempster Turmish continues his campaign to conquer the Vilhon area. Hlondeth is beseiged. Alaghonian forces are unable to mount an effective seige without closing off access to the Vilhon, and after six months Dempster ends the seige. Lady Ahskahala Durothil is born at Semberholme to Lady Uschymna and Lord Phaendar Durothil of Myth Drannor.
146/Year of the Risen Towers
Lord Dempster attempts a second seige of Hlondeth, but is again defeated, this time by the city's high walls and a powerful barrage of magic. Avavae Irithyl is born, the first child of House Irithyl in centuries. Unfortunately, her mother dies giving birth, leaving tiny Aravae and the Coronal, her great-uncle, as the sole heirs of Irithyl. From birth, Aravae has a personal guard of three armathors whose sole purpose is to protect the child who will be the Coronal's heir.
147/Year of the Iron Colossus 148/The Year of Blue Ice
Drow construct the original Crystal Labyrinth in Undermountain as a training area for their young. Shornthal Imynster falls in battle; the warrior-mage Flaerivus Grevauldyn becomes Magister (reigned 151-154DR).
149/Year of the Dwarf 150/Year of the Lost Library
Lord Dempster rebuilds his army for a third attempt at Hlondeth, but dies in his sleep before it is ready. His wife, Florentine, becomes ruler and immediately calls off the attack.
151/Year of the Kraken 152/Year of the Severed Hand 153/Year of the Moving Ground 154/Year of the Jealous Hag
Lady Florentine of Turmish is assassinated, setting off endless rounds of political maneuvering by various merchant houses. This 100-year gap in leadership becomes known as the Calmwaters, and the region flourishes. The Magister Flaerivus Grevauldyn is killed by rival mages. Malanthus Stormstaern, "The Dark-Eyed Storm," becomes Magister (reigns 154-177DR).
155/Year of the Mellifluous Heaps 156/Year of the Imaginary Foe 157/Year of the Resounding Call 158/Year of the Imploring Widow 159/Year of the Lost Profit 160/Year of the Smirking Knaves 161/Year of the Hangman's Noose 162/Year of the Great Dwarven Gate 163/Year of the Screeching Vole
Last reported use of the Ring of Winter, when a village and a Cormyrean lord's estates are destroyed in a massive ice storm during high summer. Founding of Altumbel by the Unther Empire. Founding of Elmwood on the southern coast of the Moonsea, as a small waystation for ship traffic to and from the River Lis. Founding of the city of Crimmor, in Amn.
164/Year of the Fallen Temple 165/Year of the Smoking Brazier
Rise of the Triton Protectorate of Pumana beneath the Inner Sea.
166/Year of the Reremouse 167/Year of the Deep Wellspring 168/Year of Scattered Stars
Halaster's Hold, the wizard's tower and fortified ramparts, is built to the north and west of the farms in the Waterdeep area.
169/Year of the Weary Warrior 170/Year of the Bloodties 171/Year of Unkind Weapons
The elves of Cormanthyr complete a two-year-long seige and running battle to destroy the sole surviving temple of Moander in the northern forest (at the site of modern Yulash). The elves raze the temple after slaying all of Moander's priests. The Coronal and 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 nonborn child. From this time foward, Moander remains a lurking evil trapped beneath the ruins of his final temple.
172/Year of the Great Debate 173/Year of Screaming Sharn 174/Year of the Windswept Plains 175/Year of the Black Boats
Leodom IV (149 to 187, original name Kasim), 4th nephew of Leodom III, King of Tethyr.
176/Year of the Wyrmclaws 177/Year of the Troublesome Vixen
The Magister Malanthus Stormstaern is killed by a "falling star." His oldest friend and onetime apprentice Dorgon "Stonecloak" Heamiiolothtar becomes Magister (reigns 177-241DR).
178/Year of the Jealous Spouse 179/Year of the Engraved Locket 180/Year of Leaning Pillars 181/Year of the Sinking Islands 182/Year of the Quenched Stirges 183/Year of the Murmuring Dead 184/Year of the Leucrotta 185/Year of the Golden Elephant 186/Year of Vestigal Wings
Moriann (? to 198), King of Cormyr.
187/Year of the Twisted Tree
Tasiiva Cormal (124 to 193), wife of Leodom IV, Widow Regent of Tethyr.
188/Year of Dissolute Drow
King Uthgrael Aumar (? to 216) of Athalantar marries Syndrel Hornweather (? to 216).
189/Year of the Cowled Defender 190/Year of the Apparition 191/Year of the Broken Lands
The archmage Iniarv creates the Twinned Crown of Yarlith, companion to the Twinned Crown of Uthtower.
192/Year of the Magnificent Equine
Elthryn Aumar (192 to 224), the father of Elminster, is born to Uthgrael and Syndrel Aumar of Athalantar.
193/Year of the Raised Brow
Hazam II (178 to 209), 2nd son of Leodom IV, King of Tethyr.
194/Year of Coiling Smoke
The Shadowdale temple of Eilistraee and its good dark elves are slaughtered by a new infestation of drow from below; the temple is restored as the Twisted Tower military garrison. Completion of the Fountain of the Qysars in Calimport.
195/Year of the Yeti 196/Year of Yearning Elves 197/Year of the Unseeing Priest 198/Year of the Almond Eyes 199/Year of the Cold Enchanter
Hlondath instigates the Crown Against the Scepter Wars, intent on raiding Cormanthyr for magic. The skirmishes happen once every three years or so, and are more annoying than damaging, but they bleed away forces that could fight the drow of the Twisted Tower.
200/Year of Leaping Flames
The Rogue Fires engulf all of northern and western Calimport as opposing underworld factions fight for control of the city.
201/Year of the Student 202/Year of the Fanged Gauntlet
Tribes of "barbarians" from the south invade southern Unther and Mulhorand.
203/Year of Scattered Sands 204/Year of the Avarice 205/Year of the Greengrass
Mulhorand & Unther chase defeated barbarians back to their base settlement and exterminate them. A dying shaman prophesies that their empires shall soon crumble.
206/Year of the Regal Doppleganger 207/Year of the Majestic Mace
Fall of the dwarven realm of Ironstar. The near-final remnants of the clan are slaughtered on the Stone Bridge. The rest flee south and join with the Fallen Kingdom (Kingdom of Man).
208/Year of Riven Realms 209/Year of the Dying Eye
Tebalan Pahuk (158 to 211), Court Vizier and Tethyrian loyalist, Regent of Tethyr.
210/Year of the Steelfall
Elthryn Aumar marries Amrythale Goldsheaf, a forester's daughter.
211/Year of Spoiled Splendors
Four tribes of barbarians fleeing the legions of Unther and Mulhorand settle in Dambrath and become known as the Arkaiun. Moshafi Telerus (172 to 217), Court Vizier and Shoon loyalist, Regent of Tethyr. Drow assaults force Bandaerl Dumatheir of Clan Melairkyn to seal the dwarves within the Deep Temple of the Lost Level of Undermountain.
212/Year of the Awakening Magic
Elminster, son of Prince Elthryn and Amythrale Goldsheaf of Athalantar, is born in Heldon. The port of Murann is created in Amn.
213/Year of the Waking Wraith 214/Year of Lost Voices 215/Year of the Shadowsnare 216/Year of the Battle Horns
The known Northlands erupt in battle as many orc bands vie for supremacy; countless thousands of goblinkin perish. King Uthgrael of Athalantar dies; his sons, the "Warring Princes," begin open battle for the throne.
217/Year of the Giant Skulls
Matamid Korrunhel (180 to 251), Court Vizier and Shoon Loyalist, Regent of Tethyr. Cauln Aumar (191 to 217) of Athalantar is slain by a Calishite wizard in the employ of his brother Elthaun.
218/Year of the Dancing Lights
Belaur Aumar (189 to 240), 1st son of Uthgrael, crowned King of Athalantar. He organizes the Magelords. Will o' Wisps are seen in profusion all over Faerun this year; some sages believe this marks an invasion of the strange beings, perhaps through a gate from another plane.
219/Year of Old Danger
Birth of the great mage Mentor Wintercloak.
220/Year of the Sword Violets
Coronal Eltargrim opens the forest of Cormanthor to N'Tel'Quess, primarily druids, great wizards, and demi-human craftsmen who can add to the glory of Cormanthyr.
221/Year of the Melting Manscorpion 222/Year of the Ghosthunt 223/Year of Dark Dreams
Emyr (208 to 229), 8th son of Hazam II, King of Tethyr. The city of Trademeet is established as the caravan mustering point for Tethyr and Amn. Ilhundyl, the Mad Mage, is exiled from the Calishite city of Volothamp for his monstrous experiments and his inability to control creatures he summoned from the Abyss.
224/Year of the Flaming Forests
In the winter of this year, many forest fires rage across the Northlands. Battle of Bloodrivers: At the site of present-day Yartar, the orc-chieftan Gluthtor emerges victorious and spends the year uniting the orcs under his command. Elthryn and Amrythale Aumar killed by the archmage Undarl. The Lion Sword is broken. Several Tethyrian garrisons in the Tejarn Hills are destroyed by Ilhundyl the Mad Mage.
225/Year of Shattered Skulls
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 battles of Five Falcons (east of the Stone Bridge), and Hungry Arrows (southeast of present-day Everlund). The rise of archery among orcs is said to date from these slaughters, wherein the surviving orcs saw a few thousand elven archers slay hundreds of thousands of goblinkin.
226/Year of the Empty Turret
Despite the lack of major wars, disease and widespread lawlessness take many fighting-men to their graves all over Faerun this year.
227/Year of the Raised Banner
The dwarves of the Alaoreaum fight an epic battle with the red dragon Stormcrossing. The dwarves win, but the humans are alerted to their presence in the mountains of Turmish. Three small realms are founded this year. They are the halfling 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 western end of the Vilhon Reach. All have since vanished.
228/Year of the Loremasters
Several sages publish important histories of human magical achievements in the summer of this year. At this time, Elminster is an outlaw in the Horn Hills, on the borders of Athalantar.
229/Year of the Black Flame
A cabal of wizards calling themselves "The Black Flame" forms in Unther and destroys several armies sent by local rulers to slay them. Over the 20 summers that follow, they develop many important magics, but dwindle in numbers, destroyed by rivals, or lost in travels to other planes. They leave behind many powerful spells that later form much of the arsenal of the Red Wizards of Thay. King Emyr of Tethyr dies without issue; end of the Cormal Dynasty and beginning of the Korrunhel Dynasty. Matamid Korrunhel (180 to 251), Former Vizier and Regent, King of Tethyr. During this year, Elminster, using the name Eladar the Dark, is active as a thief in Hastarl, capital of Athalantar. Plague hits the cities of Keltar, Volothamp, and Manshaka. Named the Ashes Plague for the skin tone of those infected.
230/Year of the Wailing Dryads
Trees are felled all over the over-crowded, human-held lands of Faerun this year, and many roads begun, cutting into the heart of once-impassible woodlands. Dalagar "Longwalker" becomes king of Andlath (a vanished realm that flourished on what is now the Shining Plains), and begins construction of a trade road linking the Sword Coast lands with the Vilhon Reach. The Tathtar Wars: The fledgling country of Tathtar on the Deepwash invades eastern Tethyr, possibly in alliance with Tethyran rebels in Ithmong. Beginning of nearly ten years of warfare between the realms.
231/Year of the Mist Dragon
Boldovor "The Mad" (? to 242), King of Cormyr. A gigantic mist dragon of this rare species appears in the lands around the Inner Sea, challenging and slaying any dragon it can find. By winter, it has amassed a huge treasure, and the first of several hundred fruitless adventurer-forays sets forth from Calimport in search of what bards come to call the Shining Hoard of the Great Dragon (for some 60 years the mist dragon slays adventurers. After that, no trace of it or its hoard can be found). Ilhundyl the Mad Mage conquers Meiritin's largest settlement and declares himself ruler of the Calishar Emirates. Mild unrest farther south near Shoonach delays a military response from the Shoon Empire. Emperor Shoon IV unleashes the Death Parade (a horde of skeletons and zombies) on rebels in Ithmong.
232/Year of the Leaping Centaur
In Andlath, centaur herds break free of human slavery, shattering that realm into small, besieged territories and outposts. King Dalagar spends much of the year in his saddle, fighting 40 battles or more, but the road-building goes on.
233/Year of Much Ale
A rich barley harvest this year makes beer plentiful and good in the lands around the Inner Sea. As a member of the Brave Blades adventuring band, "Elmara" (Elminster) is busy exploring old ruins, dungeons, and subterranean holds in the lands north and west of Athalantar. The Brave Blades plunder the Floating Tower of the archwizard Ondil of the Many Spells.
234/Year of Bloodflowers
A red-leafed flower, called the Bloodflower for its hue and prevalence on the open plains that often become battlefields, seems to grow everywhere this year - until an alchemist in Calimshan discovers a magical use for its petals. In the decade that follows, the bloodflower is harvested so thoroughly that it disappears from Faerun.
235/Year of the Drawn Knives
Intrigue, wars of succession, and assassinations are all rife across Faerun; it is a time of defiance, violence, and short tempers. Elmara (Elminster) is studying and adventuring with the sorceress Myrjala Dark-Eyes.
236/Year of the Plague Clouds
A mage in Mulhorand devises a spell that creates clouds of poisonous gas that last for several days. The wizard is slain by fearful neighbors and rival wizards, but not before someone steals at least one of the spells involved. Elmara (Elminster) continues to study and adventure with Myrjala, traveling widely in Faerun.
237/Year of the Disappearing Dragons
Ansryn Tehvyae, a crazed hermit-mage who dwells in Tsharoon (a land since swallowed by the Quoya Desert) develops a spell that teleports unwitting and unwilling dragon from place to place, from afar. There is much tumult in the eastern Realms, until Tehvaye is identified and killed by the furious surviving dragons. The fate of his spell is unknown. Elmara's magic grows to outstrip Myrjala's; they decide to part and Elminster reveals his true gender to his teacher.
238/Year of Many Mushrooms
Damp, cloudy weather and widespread rotting diseases promote wild growth of mushrooms all across northern Faerun. Elminster goes mage-hunting across Faerun, trying to defeat evil mages and gain their powers. Myrjala and Elminster destroy Ilhundyl the Mad Mage of the Calishar. They reveal their love for each other, and decide to dwell and work together. Dalagar "Longwalker," King of Andlath, completes his road linking Athkatla to Ormath.
239/Year of the Wandering Leucrotta
A sudden increase in the numbers of leucrotta drives many of these nasty creatures to roam across the North, each seeking its own territory. Much fear, rumors (of various rulers being disguised leucrotta and suchlike), and bloodshed results. Elminster and Myrjala work together, building their powers for a planned assault on Athalantar.
240/Year of the Chosen
Elminster achieves his destiny and shatters the rule of the magelords, slaying King Beluar and the malaugrym Undarl. El then crowns the outlaw Helm Stoneblade king of Athalantar. Myrjala reveals herself as the goddess Mystra; Elminster becomes one of Mystra's Chosen, and is sent to Cormanthor. Peace treaties signed between Tathar and Tethyr end nearly ten years of war between the two realms.
241/Year of the Hippogriff's Folly
The Lord-Speaker Ildilyntra Starym of the Starym Clan attacks the Coronal Eltargrim. This act causes the fall in power of the Starym Clan in Myth Drannor. Ildilyntra dies when she transforms herself into a blood dragon to attack the Coronal. In late autumn, the former and sole-surviving Prince of Athalantar, Elminster Aumar, enters the city of Cormanthor both to serve Mystra's will and return the kiira (lore-gem) of House Alastrarra. He becomes both the first human to walk the city, and the first ever human Armathor. The Magister Dorgon "Stonecloak" dies in spellbattle with the mage Sirdan Aulauger of Shussel. Nelorth "Firefists" Broamshoulder becomes Magister (reigns 241-242DR).
242/Year of the Hunting Horn
The Srinshee, once a baelnorn, is reborn as an elfmaid. This is rumored to have been done at the behest of the human goddess Mystra. The Magister Nelorth "Firefists" dies in spellbattle with his third challenger for the office. The arrogant mage Weldrarn Orblin becomes Magister (reigns early 242DR). Weldrarn dies in spellbattle with Tsanbrin Auleroevler, after a tower falls on him. Tsanbrin becomes Magister (reigns 242-244DR).
243/Year of the Sad Orm 244/Year of the Elfsands
Evereska's existence is uncovered by N'Tel'Quess for the first time, though the secret is kept for centuries by the human tribes of the Greycloak Hills. Brymmyn Thorl becomes Magister (reigned 244-246DR).
245/Year of the Dun Dragon
Chapter 12 of "Cormyr: A Novel"
246/Year of the Sepulchre
The Magister Brymmyn Thorl is killed in spellbattle with Corthas Mulheer. Corthas briefly becomes Magister before being killed in turn by the crazed mage Galeerie Mulurkrath. Galeerie becomes Magister (reigns 246-249DR).
247/Year of the Moaning Maiden 248/Year of Tumbletowns 249/Year of the Crystal Casket
The Magister Galeerie Mulurkrath is hit over the head with a shovel and killed. Talana Brakuularn of Shoonach, founder of the first MageFairs, is awarded the office of Magister (reigns 249-256DR).
249 An Army of soldiers and Aes Sedai along with hundreds of civilians escape through a world gate in a desperate attempt to flee a Dreadlord and Trolloc Army. They appear near another world gate obelisk on the continent of Eyre.
Halaster Blackcloak makes Undermountain his domain.
250/Year of the Storm Crown 251/Year of Strange Seedlings
Xandar (224 to 260), 3rd son of Matamid, King of Tethyr.
252/Year of the Bloody Spider 253/Year of Somber Smiles
"Guenhwyvar" (Realms of Magic) The panther Guenhwyvar is transformed into a unique figurine of wondrous power by Andres Beltgarden, a human settler of Cormanthyr. The figurine is granted to the young bladesinger Josidiah Starym.
254/Year of the Ghost Horse 255/Year of the Magethunder 256/Year of the Thousand Snows
The Magister Talana Brakuularn is killed at the second ever MageFair. After a dozen or so mages attending the Fair were killed by rivals, the mage Eirl Rauthantannar, the "Whisperer in Shadows," becomes Magister (reigns 256-276DR).
257/Year of the Speaking Mountain
Mt. Ugruth, a volcano near the city of Hlondeth, erupts, blackening the skies for months. Under the cover of the eruption, Chondath invades and conquers Hlondeth, toppling the ruling Gestin family. The eruption of Mount Ugruth indirectly leads to the fall of the Croam dynasty in Westgate and the end of the rule of the Croamarkhs. The volcano blackens the skies above Hlondeth with ash for months, leading the various churches of the city-state to conclude that the gods are displeased. The fall of House Gestin in nearby Chondath leads to the abrogation of a treaty between the 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 fleet of pirates descends on Westgate, determined to seize it as their new home and replace their base in Hlondeth. The arrival of the pirates in Westgate leads in short order to the death of the reigning Croamarkh and much of the city's nobility. Thus began the reign of the Pirate Kings in Westgate, a period in which no less than 77 pirate lords rule the city in rapid succession. Some of the pirate lords reign no more than a few hours, and the longest-serving pirate king lasts only a little more than five years. During this period, Westgate's role as a trading hub declines precipitously, and much of the city falls into disrepair.
258/Year of the War Wyvern 259/Year of the Magedirge 260/Year of Sunless Stones
Chondath establishes the frontier towns of Timindar and Orbech. The Grand Druid of the Gulthmere issues several warning to Chondath regarding the continued cutting of the Chondalwood, but is ignored. A gold and silver rush in the Deepwing Mountains begins. Lachom is founded, and is swiftly controlled by Chondath.Vajra (244 to 310), sole heir of Xandar, Queen of Tethyr. (married Karazir Tiiraklar).
261/Year of Soaring Stars
Laying of the Mythal at Myth Drannor. Myth Drannor created for all races. Cormanthor changes its name to Myth Drannor (The City of Might, Bards, Song, Beauty, Crowns, Love). Lady Symrustar Auglamyr is re-born as a Chosen of Mystra, the first of the elves to have this honor. Elven and human mages devise spells needed to sail the skies in this year, and new skyships are seen in Faerun - the first such craft outside of Halruua since the fall of Netheril.
262/Year of Pages Perilous
While numerous members of many elven clans quit Myth Drannor rather than share it with the N'Tel'Quess, only minor families and the five major Houses of Bharaclaiev, Hyshaanth, Rhaevaern, Starym, and Tellynnan abandon the city for other purely elven settlements in Cormanthyr and elsewhere (though a limited number of each clan remain in the city). Only the Starym were a senior clan, and in respect of that, their lands were left to be vacant for 300 years; if not claimed by the clan again, the manors and holdings would return to the Coronal.
263/Year of the Worn Pages 264/Year of the Vanishing Cat 265/Year of the Masterful Plan 266/Year of the Black Buck
Starting in early spring, a number of murders in the eastern quarter of Myth Drannor turn many immigrants against each other. The eight victims (all humans) died of various poisons (to which all elves are immune). By the year's end, armathors apprehend a bigoted servant elf of House Ammath, who confesses to the crimes. (Secretly, the servant spied for House Symbeam, political enemies of the Ammath, and this gambit paid off well in social and political damage to their rivals, though the Coronal never found the family guilty of any wrongdoing).
267/Year of Bane's Shadow
Battle of Fallen Trees. The Chondathian logging towns of Timindar and Orbech are destroyed by elves attacking from within the Chondalwood. The Crushed Helm Massacre. Chondath forces are led into a trap inside the Chondalwood. Of 10,000 men, only about 200 survive and escape the elves and wood giants.
268/Year of Cruel Storms 269/Year of the Wild Roses 270/Year of the Unheeded Warning
Chondathan troops begin massing at the southern border of Turmish. The squabbling Turmish merchant houses unite behind the rule of Alesam Mischwin. The two forces reach a stalemate, and Chondath retreats.
271/Year of the Port Stormed 272/Year of the Weeping Kingdom 273/Year of the Delighted Dwarves
The first migration of dwarves arrives at Myth Drannor in three small clans from Ammarindar and Citadel Felbarr.
274/Year of the Vested Vigil 275/Year of the Wrath Sword
Halaster discovers the Lost Level of Undermountain.
276/Year of the Burnished Blade
The forges of the dwarven clans Snowsbattle and Honedaxe produce three great gifts in gratitude for their new homes in Myth Drannor; the Beljuriled Belt of Battle for the Coronal; the Shield of Briars for the Arms-Major, and the Heralds' Horn for the Spell-Major of the Akh'Faer (which would become better known later by its primary wielder's name as The Harking Horn of Ishildé). The Magister Eirl Rauthantannar, nearing the end of his days, transforms himself into Greentree Haven, an enchanted grove in the wilderlands of the Sword Coast North. The blustering mage Ergrith "Kingslayer" Klavulgrun becomes Magister (reigns 276-278DR).
277/Year of Broken Flame (NOTE: Cormanthyr: Empire of Elves gives the name of this Year as the Year of the Whispering)
Discovery of a gold deposit in the Aphrunn Mountains of Turmish creates the city of Aelor almost overnight. The green elf warrior Tenyajn Haell is made a general in the Cormanthyran army, taking charge of the training of its ranks.
278/Year of the Fallen Banner
The population of the Vilhon soars; many mercinaries are hired this year. The Magister Ergrith "Kingslayer" is killed in spellbattle by the sorceress Adriyana "Leaf in the Wind" Voudsarr. Ardiyana becomes Magister (reigns 278-292DR).
279/Year of Smiling Nyth 280/Year of the Secreted Phylactery 281/Year of the Weeping Flail 282/Year of the Watchful Hermit
The Aelor gold mines run dry.
283/Year of the Skillful Tailor 284/Year of Fallen Flagons
A great halfling migration hundreds strong arrives at Myth Drannor from Meiritin and Tethyr via the first open gates set up to bring folk to the city. The city of Aelor is reduced to a ghost-town.
285/Year of Wasted Pride
The slave-nation of Nimpeth is founded and becomes the first Vilhon city-state to withstand the armies of Chondath.
286/Year of the Jolly Mongrels
As most social clubs in Myth Drannor are privately owned and often held exclusive memberships, the halflings of the city surprise all by opening taverns to everyone, the first and most storied of which is the Treant's Treat, located in a warren beneath a great, petrified tree. Within a decade, even elven taverns, inns, and halls are lessening their strictures on patrons (though some places still discriminate by trade, wealth, or other prejudices). By 307 DR, only a few elite sites in the Kerradunath district restrict themselves to established elven club members.
287/Year of the Warped Narthex 288/Year of the Xorn's Dreaming 289/Year of the Waking Dreams 290/Year of Full Cribs
This year marks the greatest number of births in Cormanthyr's history. While only half were elven babies, there are more full-blooded elves born in this lone year than in the previous decade. The Coronal deems this a sign of the realm's health and the righteousness of his quest for unity among all the races. Death of Arkhenthus the Mage-Devourer, an ancient white wyrm, by the swords of six flying elves and humans. This marks the first Cormanthyran dragonhunt involving N'Tel'Quess.
291/Year of the Vintner's Dagger 292/Year of Frostfires
Gnomes walk the sylvan glades of Myth Drannor for the first time since escaped gnome slaves passed through Cormanthor in Netheril's time. The Magister Adriyana, sickened by the magical devestation of her beloved woodlands, pleads with Mystra to be removed from office. She is transformed into the magical artifact Adriyana's Garter.
293/Year of Hounds
Tathtar is overrun by an orc horde led by the chieftain Thaurgarl "Greatmaw" and falls. Only Lower Tathtar survives the collapse. Nasana Melnuthquel, princess of Procalith (a now-vanished city in the Tashalar), becomes Magister (reigns 293-297DR).
294/Year of the Yak Men 295/Year of the Wrathful Revenant 296/Year of the Two Riders 297/Year of the Wailing Mothers
The Magister Nasana Melnuthquel dies of heartstop. Her corpse is set afire by Sabral Faryre, a minor courtier, who proclaims himself Magister. Sabral then kills the King of Procalith and declares himself ruler.
298/Year of the Scarred Wagon
Sabral Fayre, Magister and King of Procalith, is found dead on his throne, a huge harpoon driven through his torso. The Halruuan expatriate Malkith "The Smiling Cat" Undree becomes Magister (reigns 298-302DR).
299/Year of the Vassan Knot c.300
Ilgostrogue Sstar leaves Citadel Adbar with 35,000 dwarves, of which 12,000 survive to found the settlement of Ironmaster. The arching stone bridge in Loudwater is built by the dwarf Iirikos Stoneshoulder for the elves of Earlann.
300/Year of the Late Sun
A bardic college called the Academia Vilhonus is founded, and starts the Turmish custom of painting dots on the foreheads of learned men. The theocracy of Minsorran, the "Lands of Balance," consecrates its lands in what is now eastern Amn.
301/Year of the Argent Cape 302/Year of the Deep Bay
The Magister Malkith Undree is killed by an exploding scepter. Oldo Tappard, a crafter of animated toys and golems, recieves the office of Magister (reigned 302-316DR).
303/Year of the Crimson Tiara 304/Year of the Questing Raven 305/Year of the Barrows 306/Year of the Fanged Horde
The Karsus Overwash is renamed the Winding Water.
307/Year of Sundered Sails
The Seven, Halaster's apprentices, abandon Halaster's Hold and enter the dark ways of Undermountain. The tower and surface holdings fall into decay and ruin. All settlers avoid this walled "cursed" enclosure. After decades of debate, the elves allow N'Tel'Quess to join the Akh'Velahrn after training in the Cormanthyran methods of battle. More than 400 humans and 100 dwarves eagerly join up.
308/Year of Promise
The Crown Against the Scepter Wars end as Cormanthyr makes it clear the Hlondathans are to cease or be destroyed by the elves. Until this year, little loss of life occured during the war, though the Hlondathans were sorely outmatched in weapons and skills.
309/Year of the Cascade c.310
Chondath organizes the practice of each Vilhon realm sending troops every four years to Southsands, to engage in a mock war.
310/Year of the Amber Hulk
End of the Korrunhel Dynasty of Tethyr; beginning of the Tiiraklar Dynasty. Karaj (267 to 315), son of Vajra, King of Tethyr.
311/Year of the Lupine Embrace 312/Year of the Aurum Bramble 313/Year of Regretful Births 314/Year of the Stammering Apprentice 315/Year of the Carnivorose
Karaj II (290 to 345), son of Karaj I, King of Tethyr.
316/Year of the Vibrant Land
The Magister Oldo Tappard dies of a wasting disease. The sorceress Iolaeden "Firedragon" Stonehallow becomes Magister (reigns 316-318DR).
317/Year of the Riven Shield
Thargreve "The Lesser" (? to 334), King of Cormyr.
318/Year of the Hero's Lament
The Magister Iolaeden "Flamedragon" is killed in spellbattle by the mage Loaradden Derviir. Loaradden becomes Magister (reigns 319-321DR).
319/Year of the Unforgotten Fire
Fire engulfs all Calishite cities and towns, as Qysar Shoon VII sets the sewers aflame to root out criminal elements. Start of the Eighth Serôs War under the Inner Sea.
320/Year of the Bright Plumage
The cities of Nleeth and Amah are founded as training centers for warriors competing in the Vilhon games.
321/Year of the Blessed Sleep
The realm of Valashar is added into the Shoon Empire. Ruled by the mad king Ashar Tornamn, Valashar spends the next fifteen years expanding northwards towards the High Moor. This expansion brings it into conflict with King Azoun I of Cormyr, who crushes Valashar's armies in 336DR. Valashar begins a series of border skirmishes with the halfling realm of Meiritin. It becomes general knowledge in Cormanthyr that the Vale of Lost Voices is protected by baelnorn. Treasure seekers stop visiting the tombs there as often. End of the Eighth Serôs War. This war destroys the ixitxachitl kingdom of Paolan Reef off Impiltur's southern and Thesk's western shores. The reef continues to exist as a geographic point, but is no longer a political border. Fallen from Mystra's grace, the Magister Loaradden Derviir is swiftly killed by the mage Onsilur Maerdrathom of Shiertalar. Onsilur becomes Magister (reigns 321-326DR).
322/Year of Seven Scales 323/Year of the Miscast Shadow 324/Year of Freedom's Friends
The Harpers at Twilight are formed in secret deep in Elven Court woods by Dathlue Mistwinter, the Lady Steel, whose family crest (a silver harp between the horns of a crescent moon, encircled by stars on a black field) becomes the badge of the Harpers. Among the early members were elf, human, and half-elf warriors, rangers, druids, thieves, and mages (including Ruehar Oakstaff, Ioelena Audark, Lyari Pholont "the Shadesilk," and Elminster).
325/Year of the Silken Whisper 326/The Year of Secret Slaughters
The cities of Ormath and Lheshayl meet on the Field of Tears over a land dispute. The two sides battle for more than a week before the Tenpaw wemic tribe drives both sides from the field. Halaster Blackcloak discovers the Crystal Labyrinth of Undermountain, and begins to change it to his own ends. After being trapped inside an elven kiira by the mage Ansel Burwyth, the Magister Onsilur Maerdrathom goes insane and loses the office of the Magister. Gelthin Hornreach becomes Magister (reigns 326-337DR).
327/Year of the Sullen Grimalken 328/Year of the Ermine Cloak 329/Year of the Closed Scroll
Hlondath's grain fields are consumed by the expansion of Anauroch, and the city-state is abandoned, its folk migrating east beyond the Moonsea or south into the Dales and beyond. Once Hlondath itself is overrun by the desert, Anauroch ceases its spread, much to the relief of those in Cormanthyr. Hlondath's people flee east to the Moonsea or south to the Dales and beyond.
330/Year of Roused Giants
Arun Maerdrym is born, the first half-elf among the senior noble houses of Myth Drannor; to the surprise of many elves, he is accepted by the patriarch and allowed to retain his name and position in the family and clan.
331/Year of the Cold Clashes
Elminster leaves Myth Drannor for the first time in seventy years at Mystra's insistence. The orcs of Vastar launch an unexpected attack on eastern Cormanthyr late in this year, and occupy some of the lands east of the Old Elven Court for the next few years. The orcs spend the next years both solidifying their forces here and exploring the ruins of the ancient elven temple- city. Kelvhan Olortynnal is born in Cormanthyr.
332/Year of the Crashing Steeple 333/Year of the Drawstring 334/Year of the Humbled Fiend 335/Year of Seven Stones
Ashar's March: Lord Ashar Tornamn, acting without orders from the Shoonite Emperor or the king of Tethyr, moves his armies north, reaching the High Moor by late summer. He claims the Sword Coast from the Moor to Shoonach for the Shoon Empire. King Azoun I of Cormyr finds trade routes to the west blocked by Shoonite troops demanding tariffs for "passing through the empire's lands." Azoun orders the creation of the sword Ilbratha, "Mistress of Battles." Aquatic elves begin to appear in a temple of Deep Sashelas in Myth Drannor and the Old Elven Court. The Darkwoods Massacre: The fourth major foray by akh'velahrn forces against the invading orcs occurs within the Darkwoods east of the Old Elven Court's ruins in high summer. The battle is lost as the orcs surround over half of the allied forces and decimate them in their sleep; as the human guards were also among the slain, no explanation is apparent for their negligence. In all, more than 1,000 soldiers die that night, although only 100 of them are elves. Captain Fflar of Myth Drannor comes to Semberholme for the next eight years.
First reliable mention of the artifact known as the "Crown of the Mountain," then wielded by the mage Larbrand in the Tashalar.
336/Year of the Whipped Cur
Cormyr defeats the army of Valashar on the Fields of the Dead, then advances into Amn, Valashar, and Tethyr.
337/Year of the Chosen's Blade
The Magister Gelthin Hornreach is killed by the veteran warrior mage-for-hire Hortil Droone. Droone becomes Magister (reigns 337-345DR).
338/Year of the Envenomed Bolt 339/Year of the Vanished Foe
Human and elvish forces rout the orcs in eastern Cormanthyr. Instrumental in the battles is the human warrior Velar. Velar and his human (and some elven) allies resettle the land around the coastal forest. This area soon becomes known as Velarsdale.
340/Year of the Uncrossed Bridge 341/Year of the Black Wing 342/Year of the Cantobele Stalking 343/Year of Fraying Blinds 344/Year of the Loom 345/Year of Flying Daggers
End of the Tiiraklar Dynasty of Tethyr, beginning of the Tornamn Dynasty. Kallos (324 to 380), 3rd nephew of Karaj II, King of Tethyr and Tethyrian loyalist. The Magister Hortil Droone is killed in spellbattle with the sorceress Phambra "The Laughing Doom" Chalyphar. Mystra transforms Hortil into the Crown of the Undying Flame, a royal crown of Westgate, and Phambra becomes Magister (reigns for six months in 345DR).The Magister Phambra is killed in spellbattle with Arghorst "The Tall" Talandor. Arghorst becomes Magister (reigns 345-404DR).
346/Year of Blushing Stars
Seven senior and junior akh-velarhn officers (five gold, two moon elven) are exiled from Myth Drannor and Cormanthyr after their court-martials reveal that they subjected their non-elven soldiers to barbarous treatment while under their commands, whether in training or under patrol conditions. The blame for the Darkwoods Massacre falls on their shoulders, due to biased troop placements, failures to maintain communications or deliver orders among encamped forces, and a willing sacrifice of non-elven troops in favor of elven ones. Penitent over his failure to detect bigotry among his troops (especially his second-in-command), major Pirphal Faerondaryl offers his resignation to the Coronal, which is refused, as Eltargrim bids him to solve the problem rather than avoid it. Major Pirphal commissions the first three baneblades as weapons for his new lieutenants (one each: halfling, dwarf, and human); the blades are dwarven forged, the hilts elven-crafted, and finally enchanted by the human mage Demron. Saeval Ammath returns from an excursion into the western mountains, and immediately sequesters himself in a House Ammath tower holding outside the mythal. While many find this curious, none suspect that he has found and claimed a dragon's egg.
347/Year of the Sage's Fervor 348/Year of the Dagger
Northkeep, the first human settlement in the Moonsea North, is founded. A group of outlaws, fleeing the justice of Mulhorand, settle in and found Ulgarth. Saeval Ammath hatches his foundling red dragon egg. Due to the 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 names the hatchling Garnetallisar.
349/Year of the Toad c.350
Shoonish warriors battle on the Fields of the Dead. Citadel Adbar built by King Adbarruns of Delzoun.
351/Year of the Dancing Deer
Yrlaancel grows with an influx of refugees and becomes Ondathel, Eldath's City of Peace.
352/Year of the Dancing Piper
The Great Fire of Alaghon.
353/Year of the Gold Band 354/Year of the Fleeting Pains 355/Year of the Mourning Horns
Shoon VII slaughters the unicorn herds of Shilmista to create his Book of Shoon.
356/Year of the Errant Kings 357/Year of the Pendulum 358/Year of the Battle Talons
Emperor Shoon VII fights the blue dragon, Iryklathagra "Sharpfangs," on the plains of Valashar. The dragon flees but Shoon VII loses his Staff of Shoon to the dragon. Demron completes the first three Baneblades of Demron, and they are presented to their wielders amid great cerimony. Saeval's dragon Garnet becomes known to the folk of Myth Drannor, as he takes to flying with the wizard astride his back. Despite much uproar, Garnet proves himself trustworthy and humble before the Coronal and others. Saeval's enchantments give this unique dragon a lawful good nature. The Coronal grants his trust by providing a means for the dragon and his master to live within the mythal, despite its normal defenses against chromatic dragons.
359/Year of the Awakened Witch c.360
The House of Stone is built by Turgo Ironfist.
360/Year of the Dusty Shelf 361/Year of the Fearless King 362/Year of the Greedy Altruist 363/Year of the Opal Key 364/Year of the Selfless Knave 365/Year of the Swift Sword 366/Year of Molten Anvils 367/Year of Shying Eyes
Founding of Phlan.
368/Year of the Bitter Smile 369/Year of the Maiden's Fancy 370/Year of Sleeping Daggers 371/Year of Emerald Eyes 372/Year of the Elder 373/Year of the Pacifist 374/Year of the Thoughful Man
The House of Silvanus is established on the isle of Ilighon.
375/Year of the Woeful Resurrection 376/Year of the Leaping Hare
Chapter 14 of "Cormyr: A Novel"
377/Year of the Ghoul 378/Year of Autumn Drums 379/Year of Seven Stars
A septet of notable mages of Cormanthyr form an alliance and build the first school of wizardry open to all the races of Myth Drannor whose teachers were not exclusively elves. This group soon becomes known outside the city as the Seven Wizards of Myth Drannor .
Chondathan traders help establish the cities of Chondathan and Chancelgaunt (present-day: Saerloon and Selgaunt).
380/Year of the Guarded Stance
Nishan (345 to 383), 2nd son of Karaj II, King of Tethyr and Tethyr loyalist.
381/Year of the Broken Chalice 382/Year of Steel Roses 383/Year of the Quelzarn
Herakul (353 to 386), brother of Nishan, King of Tethyr and traitor/kinslayer. Tales first spread throughout Westgate of a sea serpent haunting the harbor and sewers. The quelzarn, as the eel-like beast is known, becomes a nigh-legendary denizen of Westgate's underworld and the favorite subject of bard's tales.
384/Year of Dreaming Dragons
Silverymoon Ford is built as a rope-and-wood bridge over the shallows at the bend in the River Rauvin.
385/Year of the Lady's Gaze
Birth of Duar "Longyears" Obarskyr of Cormyr.
386/Year of Dawn Moons
Priam (369 to 450), son of Nishan, King of Tethyr. A Tethyrian loyalist who secretly aided King Silvyr's return. His sole granddaughter later married Strohm I Arun Maerdrym, called the Half-Elven among Myth Drannan nobles, joins the Harpers at Twilight.
387/Year of the River Candles 388/Year of the Simoom
The city-state of Al-Anwahr is founded in the heart of what is now known as the Haunted Lands of Zakhara, by emigrants.
389/Year of the Wooded Altar
Crown Prince Azoun I of Cormyr battles and kills Dima, the Djinni-Lord of the Chondalwood on a trade mission to the Vilhon Reach. The sword Ilbratha, "Mistress of Battles" is lost in a shipwreck off the coast of Cormyr.
390/Year of the Half Moon
Myth Lharast established as a "purer" temple city, with worship dedicated solely to Selune rather than the orthodox theocracy of Minsorran. First Selunite worship in Waterdeep. The Srinshee goes into deep mourning for a decade, as her first paramour (and apprentice) in centuries dies in a hunting mishap. Hereafter, the young-appearing Srinsheee never appears clad in any color brighter than midnight blue, black being predominant. While she and others suspect that one of the noble Houses had a hand in poisoning the bear and driving it into a killing frenzy, no proof ever surfaced and the matter was dropped.
391/Year of the Azure Cockatrice 392/Year of the Firstborn 393/Year of the Dying Bard 394/Year of the Herald's Tale 395/Year of the Narrow Escape 396/Year of the Purring Tiger 397/Year of the Swallowing Mists 398/Year of the Warning Ghost (NOTE: Cormanthyr: Empire of Elves gives the name of this Year as the Year of the Nightsun)
The Night Dragon's Attack: Five black and two green dragons assault the mythal directly over Myth Drannor, testing its defenses against them. Lieutenant Itham, as commander of the dragonriders, brings their full compliment of six good dragons and 100 hippogrifs against them. While all the evil dragons were destroyed, they also killed one bronze dragon, half the hippogriffs and their riders, and four dragonriders, including Itham. The baneblade Morvian and the command of the Wing and Horn fall to lady Ahskahala Durothil.
399/Year of the Frayed Rope c.400
The city of Escalaunt is founded by Unther.
400/Year of the Blue Shield
Northkeep is sunk beneath the waves of the Dragon Sea (modern: The Moonsea) by a horde of over 40,000 humanoids and dragons. The city of Phlan is leveled. Chondath aides the cities of Chondathian (Saerloon) and Chauncelgaunt (Selgaunt) against orc and goblin hordes. After the hordes are driven off, Chondath keeps soldiers in the two cities.
The Archmages: Birth of Khelben to ... 401/Year of the Serous Fist
402/Year of the Banished Bard 403/Year of the Black Dagger
Silverymoon Ford becomes a permanent stone bridge with carvings of unicorns along its length.
404/Year of Withered Flowers
Last recorded expedition to seek a time gate. The Magister Arghorst "The Tall" is killed in duel with Anaslas "Doomwing" Raldimmar, one of his pupils. Anaslas becomes Magister (reigns 404-407DR).
405/Year of the Blinding Locusts 406/Year of the Catoblepas 407/Year of the Ebony Cudgel
The Magister Anaslas "Doomwing" is killed by the sorceress Eleedra Nathchant. Eleedra becomes Magister (reigns 407-409DR).
408/Year of the Goblin King 409/Year of High Eyes
The Magister Eleedra Nathchant is killed by the mage-for-hire Eldrus Wands. Wands becomes Magister (reigns 409-516DR).
410/Year of the Sun Crystal 411/Year of the Wavering Shadow 412/Year of the Burning Blazes 413/Year of the Beholder's Grin 414/Year of Omen Stars
On Higharvestide in Myth Drannor, Arielimnda, a human ranger, fellow Harper, and wife of Arun Maerdrym, delivers a human son. Since he is human, the boy is not allowed to bear the Maerdrym name. Arun follows an ancient elven custom and does not name the boy, allowing him the freedom to earn a name (and perhaps a place in the clan) later. The boy becomes simply known as "Arun's Son." His green elf friends call him "Bhin," meaning "young human" in elvish. Ecaeris Aunglor is born.
415/Year of the Fiend's Kiss 416/Year of the Striped Moon 417/Year of the Brilliant Plan 418/Year of the Eagle's Flight 419/Year of the Hale Blacksmith 420/Year of the Last Breath 421/Year of the Peerless Foe 422/Year of the Murderous Mire 423/Year ofthe Velvet Night 424/Year of the Ambitious Sycophant 425/Year of the Argent Shafts 426/Year of the Black Dawn
Arun's human son joins students of the Seven Wizards of Myth Drannor as a pupil of Mentor Wintercloak. At age 12, he remains unnamed, though he has a number of nicknames some elves give him: Biit ("garbage," used by commoner elves) or Zenar ("Less than half," as a nobles' double insult against himself and his half-breed father). His few green elf friends can him Bhin, a word for "young human." The shadow dragon Aurgloroasa is born to Shhuusshuru in the Far Hills .
417 The New White Tower is built in the remade city of Tar Valon on the continent of Eyre. The Sisterhood takes control of the region East of Baerelon as their own autonomous state. The Sisterhood begins sending envoys to all of the Kingdoms of Eyre and lands overseas to em-place embassies and advisers stretching their influence to other lands and other nations.
427/Year of Violet Fungi 428/Year of the One's Tears 429/Year of the Cat's Eye
King Duar of Cormyr defeats an orcish army near the King's Forest. Mulsantir Illistine, a Chondathan mercenary lord distantly related to the royal family of Chondath, overthrows the last of the Pirate Kings of Westgate. Mulsantir's expedition is backed by a consortium of merchants in the city of Chauncelgaunt (later Selgaunt) seeking to improve prospects for trade with lands to the south and west. Mulsantir besieges the city during the winter months, and wizards in his employ freeze Westgate's harbor solid with ice. When spring arrives and harbor finally unfreezes, the pirates, greatly reduced in number, flee the centuries-old port, and Mulsantir claims the throne of Westgate. As king, the newly crowned monarch restores Westgate's role as the preeminent port of the western Inner Sea. He does not accede to the commands of the merchants of Chauncelgaunt, but he does grant them very favorable trading terms. One unintended consequence of Mulsantir's successful siege is that the surviving pirates need a new port to call home. Within a matter of months, King Duar of Cormyr loses the city of Suzail to Magrath the Minotaur, the most prominent of the surviving pirate lords.
430/Year of the Floating Rock 431/Year of the Hearth 432/Year of the Sea Princess
Chapter 16 of "Cormyr: A Novel"
433/Year of the Rebellious Youth 434/Year of the Stallion Triumphant 435/Year of Willing Sacrifice 436/Year of Steelscreaming 437/Year of Silver Holly
By this time, all the rivers and lakes in Anauroch have dried up, leaving an ever-expanding desert.
435 1st Carnem Invasion of Rome. Rome defeats the Carnem invasion after a year of sea and land battles along the Roman Imperial Coast.
438/Year of the Bitter Root 439/Year of the Child's Tear 440/Year of the Festering Heart 441/Year of the Haggling Merchant 442/Year of the Relic's Vigil
Ithlom Dhaunart pens the book "To Serve Fair Fortune," a narrative of his adventures. It is sold as popular entertainment in the Vilhon Reach area henceforth.
443/Year of the Thousand Enemies 444/Year of the Infamous Wizard 445/Year of the Beardless Dwarf 446/Year of the Unblinking Eye 447/Year of the Awakening Treant
The Moonsilver Inn is built at the northern end of Silverymoon Ford.
448/Year of the Haughty Fiend 449/Year of Killing Ice
Silvyr, rightful heir to the throne of Tethyr, raises an army and marches on Ithmong, capturing it. He takes the crown offered by the abdicating King Priam, and restores the rightful monarchy of Tethyr. The son of Arun finishes his tutelage under Mentor Wintercloak and leaves Myth Drannor to learn of the world and teach it of the ways and magics of the City of Song. Secretly, he also plans on proving his worth to his father's clan and becoming one of the first Harpers outside of Cormanthyr and the eastern lands. He takes the only name he has been balled of which he is proud: Arun's Son. He vows to claim his place among the Maerdrym once he has earned a true name.
Many corrupt wizards and officials from the Shoon Empire flee to the Inner Sea lands, settling everywhere. Many of their ships are sunk by vengeful folk, resulting in hoards of treasure sinking into the Inner Sea.
450/Year of the Corrie Fist
King Silvyr of Tethyr invades Shoonach. After a tenday of skirmishing and destruction, a reluctant truce is called. King Silvyr and Emperor Amahl VII meet in single combat in an area, where King Silvyr is slain by the Emperor's foul treachery. Amahl VII is killed by Silvyr's son, Strohm. The Great Fires of Shoonach rage as the imperial family is killed. Tornamm Dynasty ends; beginning of the Strohm dynasty (end of the Shoon Traitorum). Strohm I (275 to 662), 1st elf son of Silvyr, King of Tethyr.
451/Year of Unleashed Fears 452/Year of the Rolling Heads
Myntharan the Magus, one of the many courtiers fleeing the collapse of the Shoon Empire for the Inner Sea region, arrives in Westgate, at the time ruled by King Mulsantir Illistine II. Before year's end, the Magus King is firmly ensconced on Westgate's throne, and his unfortunate predecessor's skull is affixed to the end of the Maguscepter. In the decades that follow, King Myntharan assembles the largest army ever seen along the Dragon Coast in his bid to form the realm of Mynth with Westgate as its capitol. At its greatest extent, Mynth encompassed the Dragon Coast from Starmantle to Teziir, skirting the northern edge of the Gulthmere Forest and the Lake of the Long Arm.
453/Year of the Lady's Palace 454/Year of the Glorious Windfall 455/Year of the Dryad's Dowry 456/Year of the Swift Heart 457/Year of the Unfurled Flag 458/Year of the Beast's Redemption 459/Year of the Blooded Dagger
Settlements at Silverymoon Ford, the bridge over the river Rauvin, grow into Silver Village as a logging camp is built around the inn and bridge.
460/Year of the Scorching Suns
The wyrm Hoondarrh, the Red Rage of Mintarn, is born in the eastern Sword Coast North. The Western Emirate of Amin becomes the country of Amn under King Esmel Torlath (also known as Serrus the Great), an ex-Shoonite general and native of the area. Amn now exists as three major city-states west of Lake Esmel. Major droughts bake southern Faerun and cause many forest and brush fires along the Sword Coast. Demron of Myth Drannor is commissioned for another Baneblade, though this one is for the Spell-Major to replace the lost ary'faern'kerym elfblade lost a decade ago by Zaos Durothil in battle with the red wyrm Edallisufanzar.
461/Year of the Lissome Apprentice 462/Year of the Empty Helm
Within two centuries of the Opening of Myth Drannor, objecting nobles and crowded conditions force the Coronal to end both the building of new homes and settlements within the city limits and curb the N'Tel'Quess migration and allay the fears of his capital's Elder Houses. Demron completes Faervian, the fourth Baneblade and the only one for the Akh'Faer.
463/Year of the Burning Sands 464/Year of True Names
While wandering across Anauroch, Arun's Son saves a trio of Evereskan elves from a phaerimm ambush nearly at the cost of his own life. Retrieved from death by Mystra, he becomes her Chosen, "As he whom magic, duty, and honor defines." As the Nameless Chosen, he becomes the first human ever to stay among Evereska's glades.
465/Year of the Dawn Blades 466/Year of the Burnt Spear
Deadly disease brought to Great Glacier by Treasure Hunters from Sossal. Hundreds of Angulutians and caribou succumb to the sickness.
467/Year of Four Winds 468/Year of the Bared Sword 469/Year of the Dusty Library 470/Year of the Merciful Shadow 471/Year of the Sundered Tower 472/Year of Full Cellars
A bountiful harvest year across the Realms. The halflings of Myth Drannor claim this year's ales were hearty enough to warrant a visit from their goddess Arvoreen in the warrens of Brewers' Havens! Ulbaerag Bloodhand and his people conquer the settled tribes of Waterdeep. Irrigation of the farms starts and extensive building begins around the harbor area. A plague wipes out the city of Mussum. More than 75% of the population is killed, and the plague lurks in the ruins to this day.
473/Year of the Crowned Knave 474/Year of the Goblin Battles 475/Year of the Maiden's Tears 476/Year of the Raging Hunter 477/Year of the Owlbear 478/Year of the Coarse Wool 479/Year of Forestsfrost
Prince Imnel Torlath of Amn and his armies clear the ogre-held passes through the Small Teeth, reopening trade between Murann and Crimmor. The major battle-site, once called Imnel's Scar, is now the town of Imnescar. The realm of Teshar falls.
480/Year of the Winter Sphinx
King Myntharan of Westgate's attempted conquest of the entire Dragon Coast region comes to a sudden end along the eastern shore of the Lake of the Long Arm in the Battle of the Winter Sphinx. The Magus King is slain and his army defeated by a disparate array of forces assembled under the command of Lyonarth, a white-furred androsphinx from Nathlekh, City of Cats. Lyonarth claims Myntharan's crown, although the Maguscepter is not recovered, and the androsphinx rules Westgate wisely for many years thereafter.
481/Year of the Eversharp Axe 482/Year of the Blighted Vine
Delthuntle and Laothkund break free of Unther.
483/Year of the Soaring Galleon 484/Year of the Lawless Hunt 485/Year of the Arcane Image 486/Year of the Bleeding Altar 487/Year of Hidden Relics 488/Year of the Empty Hall 489/Year of the Foaming Tankard 490/Year of the Crone's Council 491/Year of Faltering Fires
Unnaturally heavy precipitation falls all year long. Cortryn is founded by Tethyrian and Calishite immigrants and a powerful noble family of Calimshan to restore the Shoon Empire's lost glory. Cortryn absorbs and consolidates the bulk of the former realms of Valashar and Meiritin while extending its northern border up through the Troll Mountains. Eshpurta is founded as Cortryn's northernmost ciy and fishing center.
492/Year of Azure Darkness 493/Year of the Ecstatic Priest 494/Year of the Ghost Ship 495/Year of the Listening Ear 496/Year of the Ravaging Dragon 497/Year of the Spear 498/Year of the Unstrung Bow 499/Year of the Wager 500/Year of the Flame Tounge
Citadel Amnur is completed and garrisoned this year. Josidiah Starym mounts a campaign to recover the lost Soldier's Blade of Cormanthyr after nearly 800 years; he does this as way to prove to Coronal Eltargrim that the heir of House Starym is noble enough to marry his niece and heir. The opening gambit of this search sees a temporary fall of the garrisoned drow at the Twisted Tower, since that was where the Soldier's Blade was lost to Cormanthyr. Josidah and his troupe of bladesingers and akh-faern venture into the Underdark beneath the Tower, vowing to return in a century with the lost treasures.
501/Year of the Lost Bird 502/Year of the Crawling Vine 503/Year of the Galloping Gorgon
Fishermen and fur traders begin to settle within Silver Village (present-day Silverymoon). Seven halfling scouts of the akh'velahrn destroy a large encampment of Moander's faithful near the ruins of his temple and his entombed remains. This septet becomes heroes of Myth Drannor, their deeds celebrated for much of the winter among their kin. Two of the seven also become the first halfling armathors of Myth Drannor at the bidding of Coronal Eltargrim.
504/Year of the Eclipsed Heart
Teth & Nethra declare independence. Unther begins long campaign against North Coast cities.
505/Year of the Humble Knight 506/Year of the Opaque Eye 507/Year of the Rotting Pox 508/Year of the Stony Terror 509/Year of the Thunder Lizard 510/Year of the Unwavering Glare 511/Year of the Fortress Scoured 512/Year of the Wyvernfall
Orc Hordes rampage out of Vastar and other strongholds, engulfing many lands in war. Turmish is invaded by a huge horde of orcs from the Candlekairn clan of the Orsraun Mountains; the towns of Shaus, Marikor, and Dauntshield are destroyed. The Coronal's Court receives the first of many visitations by spelljamming elves of the Imperial Elven Navy at Shadusk and Green Monachs' Glade northeast of the city. Otaehryn Hawksong is born. Esmeltaran is completed and established as the new capital for the kingdom of Amn during the second year of the reign of King Imnel, grandson of Esmel.
513/Year of the Blood Price 514/Year of the Elk 515/Year of the Frivolous Exchange 516/Year of the Haunting Hawk
The Magister Eldrus Wands dies of natural causes in the winter snows near present-day Hill's Edge. The archmage Thardon Ilvynner accepts the office of Magister (reigns 516-522DR).
517/Year of the Oaken Glade
Mount Andrus erupts in the Orsrauns; little damage is done to Turmish, but the orcs of the mountain are further decimated.
518/Year of the Pendulous Tongues 519/Year of the Phoenix
Sammkol Thistlestar, one of the two halfling armathors, is found dead on Gondim's Ride. While there is no wounds on him, later examinations find that his heart and lungs and other internal organs are missing. A culprit is swiftly found - a visiting necromancer from Cormyr - and an overzealous armathor slays him immediately without a trial. (The armathor is later well paid by House Selorn for keeping their part in the magical assassination of Sammkol quiet).
520/Year of the Quiver 521/Year of the Sea's Beauty 522/Year of the Unmasked Traitor
The druids of the Gulthmere send a delegation to Alaghon to halt logging, and are ignored. The Magister Thardon Ilvynner is killed by the Shiertalan mage Morglord Iltriune. Morglord becomes Magister (reigns 522-577DR).
523/Year of Trials Arcane
Meiritin is abandoned due to abuses and enslavement at the hands of the Duke of Cortryn. Founding of Phalorm, one of many realms referred to as the Fallen Kingdom over time. Younger moon elven members of the Starym clam return from Earlann, Illefarn, and elsewhere to Myth Drannor. Their arrival restores House Starym as a social power in the city and the new arrivals usurp the House lordship, as its heir Josidiah Starym is absent on a quest. As a test of their renewed loyalty to the Coronal and as a stalling maneuver to prevent Josidiah's loss of status, the Coronal demands that the current lord Starym draw his family's moonblade, long held in trust and undrawn since it forging, to attest the loyalty and worthiness of the clan and its lord. Lord Illitran Starym undergoes a Cleansing march, a three-month-long trek out into the deepest woods of Cormanthor intended to purify his spirit and ready him for the responsibilities of wielding a moonblade. Unknown to all, Illitran's trek takes him to the ruins of Moander's temple in the northern forest. There, he forges a pact with the imprisoned god of corruption and gains the power to cancel the moonblade's retributive powers against undeserving wielders and corrupt it to a sword designed to slay humans and half-elves. Upon his return, he easily draws the blade, "proving his and his family's loyalty to Myth Drannor." Second confirmed sighting of the artifact known as the "Crown of the Mountain," in the Underdark near Chessenta. The Vastan city-state of Proeskampalar is re-named Procampur.
524/Year of the Arcane Cabal
525/Year of the Cracked Bell
Hachaam Selorn is born.
526/Year of the Besieged Keep 527/Year of the Tatters
Hlondeth is invaded through its sewers and attacked by kobolds. The city falls, except for the walls of House Extaminos. The kobolds are repulsed by Extaminos' serpents. Growing bored of his duties and of grasping, petty human mages, the Magister Morglord asks Mystras for release from his office. She agrees, and Morglord is transformed into a sentient gate. The mage Tsjancy Yildree accepts the office of Magister (reigns 528-531DR).
528/Year of the Burning Sky 529/Year of the Evening Tree 530/Year of the Gluttonous Otyugh 531/Year of the Lily
The Magister Tsjancy Yildree is killed in spellbattle with the mage Urboltar Highymhelver. Urboltar becomes Magister (reigns 531-537DR).
532/Year of the Perceptive Judge 533/Year of the Shattered Manacles 534/Year of the Spitting Viper 535/Year of the Upright Man
Milvarn founded with the settlement of Milvarune by Aubayreer the Mage-King.
536/Year of the Laughing Lich
Hlontar, the realm of Alokkair the Wizard-King, is forged out of remnants of Teshar and the Netherese survivor states.
537/Year of the Basilisk
The now-mad Magister Urboltar Highymhelver is killed by the mage Tyvbolt Arsurath. Tyvbolt becomes Magister (reigns 537-544DR).
538/Year of the Amethyst Axe 539/Year of the Borrowed Crown
Tellshyll the Aged becomes the first known wizard to live in Silverymoon.
540/Year of the Colorful Costume 541/Year of the Etched Chevron 542/Year of the Grasping Claw 543/Year of the Lyre 544/Year of the Killing Rose
After besting a pair of red dragons and a treacherous assisstant, the Magister Tyvbolt Arsurath is killed by the mage Annath Sunfall. Annath becomes Magister (reigns 544-576DR).
545/Year of the Pernicon
Reinhar, a great warchief, rises to lead the Arkaiuns of Dambrath. The Arkaiuns invade the realm of Luiren, conquering the halfling inhabitants.
546/Year of the Rusted Sabre 547/Year of the Simpering Courtier 548/Year of the Eloene Bride 549/Year of the Unstoppable Ogre 550/Year of the Zealous 551/Year of the Barren Chamber
Estagund is conquered by Reinhar I, warchief of the Arkaiuns of Dambrath.
552/Year of the Dead 553/Year of the Gnashing Tooth 554/Year of Waving Wheat
Purskul is founded as an Amnian granary clearinghouse and caravan stop.
555/Year of Dances Perilous
Ondathel's High Mages recreate their city once again as Myth Ondath upon raising a mythal. Ecmane Truesilver is born in Suzail and his parents arrive in Myth Drannor by the year's end.
556/Year of the Green Man 557/Year of the Melding 558/Year of the Mithral Eagle
Amn begins external trading.
559/Year of the Scarlet Dagger 560/Year of the Unknown Truth 561/Year of the Three Setting Suns
The Guild of Naturalists (the "Beast-Tamers") forms in Myth Drannor and builds its hall within two years.
562/Year of the Waking Feyr 563/Year of the Sable Basilisk 564/Year of the Brandished Axe 565/Year of the Encrusted Pendant 566/Year of the Ghasts 567/Year of the Martyr 568/Year of the Pernicious Hauberk 569/Year of Tumbled Bones
Fall of Hlontar and the disappearance and presumed death of Alokkair the Wizard-King. Ecmane Truesilver becomes an apprentice of Deynriir the Silver Sorcerer. Unknown to to him at the time, Ecmane also secretly becomes an acolyte of Windsong Tower under his moonelven tutor.
First mention of Olothontor, the Minstrel Wyrm, in trail-lore books of the North.
570/Year of Bright Fangs
Iymrith "The Dragon of Statues" is first mentioned in an adventurer's journals.
571/Year of the Scholar 572/Year of Writhing Darkness
The orcish realm of Vastar falls into chaos with the death of Ologh the Overking at the claws of the black wyrm Iyrauroth. Zoar Moonflower is born in Semberholme. The Runemistress, Shyressa, becomes a vampire.
573/Year of the Sable Spider 574/Year of the Gored Griffon
Once Vastar destabilized, orcish populations began to rise in northeastern Cormanthyr. In preparation, Pirphal commissioned Demron for a fifth magical blade to serve as the Baneblade for the Arms-Major of the Akh'Velahrn. In this year Dragathil is finished. Silver Village grows to become Silverymoon and is one of the few thriving trading posts in the North; Bynan "Two-Axes" Oakfeller becomes the first mayor.
575/Year of the Breaching Bulette
Keczulla, a mining town, is founded by the Keczull family during the height of local gold fever. Thennaris Trollbann discovers the secrets of the "Pyramid of Magar's Hill."
576/Year of the Sunless Passage
The Magister Annath Sunfall, disillusioned with the failures of his experiments, renounces Mystra and all magic. He is stripped of the office of Magister. The half-elven sage Alvaerele "The Silent Chosen" Tasundrym becomes Magister (reigns 576-592DR). King Thorodil of Impiltur orders the "Great Muster," a huge military inventory and cataloging of the realm.
577/Year of the Alabaster Mounds 578/Year of the Floating Fish 579/Year of the Cultured Rake 580/Year of Loose Coins
Ecamane Truesilver becomes one of the first humans to learn of the Quess'Ar'Teranthvar and gain knowledge from it. After ten months of meditation with the artifact, Ecamane leaves Windsong Tower, his hair prematurely white due to the magics and wisdom he gained from the transformed Nether Scrolls. The Orc-King Grimmerfang claims the throne of Vastar after defeating his rivals, and ends the wars among the orcs for a time.
581/Year of the Harried Harpies
After a hunting accident, the mayor's post of Silverymoon is turned over to Bynan "Son- Axe" Oakfeller, ranger and son of the first mayor.
582/Year of the Deep Wound
The magical blade Ilbratha appears in the hands of Tarag, a merrow chieftan who uses it to carve the two Axe Kingdoms of Khuur and Nmaulk.
583/Year of the Furled Sail 584/Year of the Juggernaut 585/Year of the Ogling Beholder 586/Year of the Night's Dying 587/Year of Radiant Rods
Mayor Bynan's younger sister, Tara, leaves Silverymoon to travel the North and becomes a ranger.
588/Year of Dragons Dawning
Ecamane Truesilver leaves Myth Drannor with comrades and pupils of his own to restore proper studies of magic to the Savage North and redeem the ill deeds of the Netherese archwizards of the past.
589/Year of the Splintered Oak 590/Year of the Turning Leaf
Arms-Major Pirphal dies with most of his patrol in the western forest, victims of the black dragon Mrinabnahor. Dragathil is lost to the elves for the next four centuries, as the wyrm steals it away for its mountain hoard west of the Dragon Sea.
591/Year of Silver Streams
Oakengrove Abbey, a human stronghold dedicated to Silvanus, is founded roughly 70 miles west of the Standing Stone. Cassius Durind, a popular, level-headed farmer, becomes Mayor of Silverymoon upon the retiring of Bynan "Son-Axe."
592/Year of the Supreme Duelist
Growing weary of being Magister, Alvaerle Tasundrym is made a Chosen by Mystra. Ozgor "The Black Scourge" Hyelvel accepts the office of Magister (reigns 592-601DR).
593/Year of the Yellow Locus 594/Year of the Couched Spear c.595
Jander Sunstar begins travelling the Realms.
595/Year of the Coven 596/Year of the Flightless Eagle 597/Year of the Hungry Anelace 598/Year of the Pauper 599/Year of the Scourged Fool c.600
Bunko Battlehammer leads 13,000 dwarves to mithril mines northwest of Silverymoon. Clan Ironshield leaves Andalbruin and founds the city of Settlestone. At this time, little remains of the dwarven realm of Delzoun. Open sea travel becomes common in the Inner Sea with the development of better ships to sail farther from the coasts. Trade lanes established within twenty-five years.
600/Year of Fire and Frost
The red wyrm Hoondarrh kills the mage Tharilim and gains the Ongild. Minsorran's four cities are mysteriously abandoned after being snowbound by a freak midwinter blizzard.
601/Year of the Desolate Warrior
The Magister Ozgor "The Black Scourge" is killed in spellbattle with the adventurer-mage Velgorn Kataclath. Velgorn becomes Magister (reigns 601-607DR).
602/Year of the Glimmering Sea 603/Year of Frigid Ghosts 604/Year of the Immured Imp
Mayor Durind of Silverymoon is found beheaded under mysterious circumstances. Torus, a rich cattle-and-sheep merchant with much local influence, buys the mayorship.
605/Year of Many Serpents
More than twelve mysterious deaths occur in Silverymoon or in the forests around it, including the burning of the Oakfeller estate and the deaths of Bynan, his wife, and four children.
606/Year of the Kindly Lich
Tara "Two-Blades" Oakfeller returns to Silverymoon to discover her family dead. She reveals the culprit is Mayor Torus, who was killing off any financial or political rivals by sacrificing them to dark gods. Tara kills "the Butcher Mayor" and is elected mayor herself.
607/Year of the Crystal Vambrace
Weary of the strife and destruction that accompanied his years in office, the Magister Velgorn Kataclath petitions Mystra for release. She agrees, and he is transformed into the artifact known as the "Haunted Flagon." Velomar "The Roaring Mage" Dauntcastle becomes Magister (reigns 607-612DR).
608/Year of Failed Daggers 609/Year of Old Bones 610/Year of the Spellfire
Dwarves conquer the lands of the Vast, overcoming Grimmerfang and his orcs, and they found the Realm of Glimmering Swords.
611/Year of the Normiir
Draxius (? to 643), King of Cormyr. Amlaruil Moonflower is born on Evermeet. Low cobblestone defensive walls are erected along the northern trail leading to Silverymoon, replacing a section of the wooded palisades.
612/Year of the Jester's Smile
The armies of Phalorm and other allied settlements of the North led by the Helmite priest Helbrace, shatter the Everhorde at the Battle of Firetears, south of Triboar, at the cost of much of their strength and the life of the elven King Lathlaeril "Leafspear". The warriors of Phalorm spend the next two years hunting down the surviving orc bands that roam the area. The Magister Velomar Dauntcastle dies in a trap, stabbed through by over sixty sword- thrusts. The Moonshaen sorceress Irithra Dawntanthra accepts the office of Magister (reigns 612- 641DR).
613/Year of the Glaring Eye 614/Year of the Shattered Scepter
Hlondeth finally becomes independant of Chondath. 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 and attack the realm of Phalorm (commonly referred to as the Fallen Kingdom). The dwarven King Oskilar, son of Fauril, is slain whilst leading a desperate rearguard action to gain time for the armies of the realm and the House of Stone is besieged. The savage fighting near present-day Dragonspear Castle, known as the Battle of Sodden Fields, sees Phalorm emerge victorious, though her battle strength is sorely damaged. Phalorm's army retreats north seeking to rally at Iniarv's Tower, a fortress of the allied seacoast realm of Uthtower. Nessmara, a lamia noble skilled in the Art who dwells amidst the ruined city of Illimar in the Gulthmere Woods, recovers the broken fragments of the Maguscepter. Once reassembled, the sentient scepter twists its mistress's desires towards its own ends: ruling the city of Westgate.
615/Year of the Lamia's Kiss
The armies of Phalorm are defeated once more at Iniarv's Tower (abode of the long-vanished Mage Royal of Uthtower) by the Horde of the Wastes. The battle rouses Iniarv, now a lich, from crypts deep beneath the fortress. Iniarv attacks both the orcs and the armies of Phalorm in his fury, and the fortress is reduced to ruins. With cruel humour, he unleashes great magics that cause the seas to rise up and flood the surrounding lands, bringing the realm of Uthtower to an end and devastating the armies of both Phalorm and the Horde of the Wastes. The remaining orcs flee into the Sword Mountains (where centuries later their descendants found the realm of Uruth Ukrypt) and the area becomes a large swamp known as the Mere of Dead Men. The realm of Phalorm falls apart as the elves, sickened by the endless warring, abandon the alliance and take ship to Evermeet. The dwarves of Phalorm, their numbers greatly reduced, retreat to isolated holds deep beneath the Horn Hills or travel east to Ammarindar. The humans take council with the remaining gnomes and halflings in the region, and clear Phalorm's borders of orc raiding parties. The Winter Sphinx of Westgate falls to prey to the charms of Nessmara, who has assumed the guise of a gynosphinx using the powers of the Maguscepter. Within a fortnight, Westgate has its first queen in nearly two centuries.
616/Year of the Ensorcelled Kings
The remnants of the realm of Phalorm are re-founded as Delimbiyran, the Kingdom of Man. The adult shadow dragon Aurgloroasa establishes her lair within the Thunder Peaks. A visiting wizard from the north, who identifies himself only as the Handweaver, is one of many individuals granted a public audience with the monarchs of Westgate on Midsummer's Day at the annual Commoner's Court. Despite numerous wards protecting the monarchs, the Handweaver's spells shatter Queen Nessmara's charms, revealing her true nature to all. The ensuing combat pits the aged androsphinx king of Westgate against the lamia noble, resulting in both of their deaths. The death of the Winter Sphinx and his unmasked mate throws Westgate into chaos, disrupting trade and undermining the profits of the city's merchants accustomed to over a century of relative stability. Most expect the Handweaver to proclaim himself the city's next king, but the wizard, who many suspect to be an avatar or proxy of Azuth, demonstrates no such intentions. After several months of instability, a group of prominent merchants approaches the Handweaver regarding the empty throne. The sorcerer declines their offer, suggesting his most senior apprentice might be more suitable. Before the year's end, Farnath Ilistar has been crowned king of Westgate, and his mentor, the Handweaver, has vanished from the city.
617/Year of the Needless Slaughter 618/Year of the Seige Tower 619/Year of Orcsfall
An orc horde pours into western Cormanthyr and the Dales, threatening to overrun Semberholme and the southern Dales. The ballad "Battlestars at Tilver's Gap" tells the tale of the destruction of the orcs from Thunder Peaks by the combined Dalesmen militia and elven armies. After a dozen years as mayor of Silverymoon, Tara dies from a fever. The town elects the popular wizard and sage Donal "the Wise Bear" Ethen as mayor.
The Sword Heralds of Cormyr begin their activities about this time, creating many extradimensional hideaways during the next century and beyond.
620/Year of the Mountain Crypt 621/Year of Nineteen Swords
Chief Umggok of the Granitefang tribe establishes a small but permanent orc settlement at the foothills of the Moonwood.
622/Year of Soaring Shadows
Donal "The Wise Bear" steps down as mayor of Silverymoon to return to his studies and the building of a public library. His suggestion of an elven comrade to replace him sees the election of Mayor Paulorin Felinaun, later known as the "Elf Mayor."
623/Year of Nightsilver 624/Year of the Journey Home 625/Year of the Torrents 626/Year of the Eagle and Falcon 627/Year of the Bloodcrystals
Ecmane Truesilver and his nine apprentices arrive in Silverymoon. Claiming five goddesses (Eldath, Mielikki, Lurue, Mystra, and Sehanine) drew them here, the mages create a school of magic patterned on elven teachings.
628/Year of the Kobold Hordes
In Silverymoon, Mayor Artus Natek, a rich fish merchant, is elected after Paulorin "Elf Mayor" elects to travel west to Evermeet. Ecamane and his apprentices help rout a Granitefang attack against Silverymoon; this marks the first orc attack with no casualties suffered by town natives. The Far Horns Forest shrinks to about its current location in modern Faerűn.
629/Year of the Empty Hearth
Chapter 18 of "Cormyr: A Novel" The Silver Lady's Library, named after Mielikki, is established adjacent to Ecmane's manse; Ecmane donates his collection of rare tomes from Myth Drannor to the library.
630/Year of the Winking Jester 631/Year of the Lone Lark
The Granitefang orcs attack Silverymoon from both north and south sides, fighting across the bridge and actually entering the city, but they are repelled by the militia and the mages. Due to constant troubles with the orcs, Mayor Artus Natek passes the mantle of leadership to his army commander, Warlord Kieth. The crumbling ruins of Uthtower and its catacombs are seized by the old black wyrm Chardansearavitriol "Ebondeath." Ebondeath uses the ruins as a base to extend his rule over the Mere of Dead Men.
632/Year of Burning Skies
The Ice Queen's Winter descends on Myth Ondath starting in Eleint. The seige army of the Ice Queen is led by the lich Vrandak the Burnished, and the army is accompanied by magical winter storms that last out the year.
633/Year of Chasms
Myth Ondath is destroyed, mythal and all, by the Ice Queen's use of the artifact known as the Gatekeeper's Crystal. After toiling for years, Demron completes Keryvian, the Arms-Major's Foebane and the greatest of the Baneblades. Demron succumbs to exhaustion due to his work on the blade, dying two 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 Ammath and numerous other contributors fund a temple to Demron's patron god Azuth, which is built on and around Demron's Tower over the next four years. Once complete, Demron's remains are the first interred in the temple's crypts. The Storm Prophet Tothur displays the Chanting Chain, a spellbook holy to Talos, in the Great Bazaar of the Master of Gargoyles in western Shaar.
634/Year of the Darkspawn
Warlord Kieth leads the fledgling army of Silverymoon and a cadre of mages to victory over the Granitefang orcs in the Battle of Brokenfang. This battle destroys the humanoid's settlement and halts all orc attacks on the city for more than four years.
635/Year of the Soldier's Forfeit 636/Year of the Luminous Tabard 637/Year of the Silver Sun
Silverymoon elects Ecamane Truesilver as the first High Mage to rule the city; stone walls are constructed around the city's perimeter. Stone walls are constructed around the city's perimeter and are completed by Uktar. Year 0 in the Silverymoon Calendar.
638/Year of the Menial Phrases 639/Year of Ire's Immolation 640/Year of the Fanged Beast
First mining and trading encampments at Zhentil Keep. The cities of Ormath and Lheshayl come under constant attack from saber-toothed tigers until the beasts are driven off. The archmage Tallrunner Tigris, later known as Tulrun, is born. The Sword Heralds of Cormyr create an extra-dimensional labyrinth for the amusement of the jaded young nobles of House Auantiver and stock it with all manner of monstrous creatures.
641/Year of the Necropolis
The adventurer-mage Dathchaunt Sandrach becomes Magister (reigns 641-657DR) after accidentally slaying Irithra.
642/Year of the Sifting Sands
Nytholops takes the throne as Mage-King of Milvarn. Sundryl Aeravansel dies. Bellodar III, crowned king of Old Impiltur (?-922DR).
643/Year of the Nesting Harpy
The wizard Nezram "Worldwalker" leaves his tower on the shores of Azulduth.
644/Year of the Gleaming Gates 645/Year of the Costly Gift
The wizard Maskyr gains Maskyr's Vale from the dwarven King Tuir "Stonebeard" by plucking out his right eye as the cost of gaining the vale. Humans soon begin making their first permanent settlements in the Vast
646/Year of the Tormented Souls 647/Year of the Wayward Heart 648/Year of the Dancing Daggers
Death of Baron Hurst Amadin in an orc attack on his High Castle west of Semberholme.
649/Year of the Bloody Crown
The dwarven Realm of Glimmering Swords falls to the orcs in the Battle of Deepfires. A number of dwarven clans flee under the earth, while other craftsmen and noncombatants migrate to Myth Drannor. Humans remain and fight the orcs to retain their new homes.
The noted mage Rathdaen roams the Realms.
650/Year of the Falling Tower
Travelers frequently pass between Ascalhorn and Silverymoon, and trade opens with the dwarves.
651/Year of the Waning Sun
The Fourth Shalarin Passing.
652/Year of the Viper
Zaor Moonflower becomes one of the youngest officers of the Akh'Velahr in Cormanthyr.
653/Year of the Killing Blow
Start of the Ninth Serôs War under the Inner Sea.
654/Year of the Coveted Briars
Many druids' enclaves, both human and elven, are established this year throughout both Cormanthyr and the Realms at large. Battle of the Haunted Plains. After their defeat here, more than 80% of all merrow in the Inner Sea flee or are driven south, behind the Sharksbane Wall. The remainder survive within the Hmer Plateau or among the ruins on the Haunted Plains.
655/Year of the Volanth
Three years of war destroys the two Axe Kingdoms along the coastal waters of the Dragon Coast and Sembia. The Axe Kingdoms of Khuur and Nmalk are the last pretenses of "civilized" merrow in Serôs (the Inner Sea).
656/Year of the Peaceful Seas
The Circle of Flames completes the Scrolls Ardentym this year. Akh'Faer scholars and strategists receive six incomplete fragments of the Scrolls, but only the Circle and the Srinshee have complete copies of them. End of the Ninth Serôs War. Dure to merrow invading their territory and adding to their enemies' populations, sahaugin send massive raiding parties storming over the Sharksbane Wall. All this serves as retribution for the other races invading Aleaxtis, and that continues the Ninth War for another year.
657/Year of the Nine Stars
The Magister Dathchaunt Sandrach dies in a violent summer storm while experimenting with a ball lightning spell. Jhesiyra Kestellharp, an ex-apprentice of Halaster Blackcloak, accepts the office of Magister (reigns 658-667DR).
658/Year of the Dangerous Game
Rathdaen, a Cormyrean mage and Realms-wide explorer of note, arrives in Myth Drannor after a decades-long absence. While 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 time. A gate is secretly established between the Hall of the Naturalists in Myth Drannor and the Underhalls of Mount Melairbode (Undermountain). During this time, it becomes fashionable among the adventuresome scions of Cormyr's noble houses to run the gauntlet of beasts dwelling in the Sword Herald-created Auantiver Labyrinth.
659/Year of the Hunting Ghosts (NOTE: This Year is also known as the Year of Mages' Dawning)
More than 50 wizards from Myth Drannor and other parts of the Realms migrate to Silverymoon. The archmage Tulrun arrives in Silverymoon; Ecmane Truesilver sends him to Myth Drannor to study magic under the tutelage of the Seven Wizards.
660/Year of the Morning Horn
Due to the death and destruction of the just-ended Ninth Serôs War, the Laws of Battle are drafted by the merfolk, shalarin and Dukars to avoid that kind of genocidal violance from ever fouling the waters of Serôs again.
661/Year of the Bloody Tusk
Height of Myth Drannor. The Coronal Eltargrim of Myth Drannor, at dawn on the last day of Midsummer festivals, passes on to Aravandor, leaving only the Ar'Cor'Kerym, his Ruler's Blade, hovering in mid-air atop the Rule Tower. Aravae Irithyl, his niece and heir, proclaims a city-wide period of Mourning for the next five years. Thus ends the Sixth Rysar of Cormanthyr after 866 years. Ogres from the Cloud Peaks and Small Teeth sack the towns of Imnescar and Trademeet, and nearly lay seige to Esmeltarann until stopped by the army of General Rashturl.
662/Year of the People's Mourning
Strohm II (520 to 735), 2nd ˝elf grandson of Strohm I, King of Tethyr. The mage Rathdaen dies peacefully in his sleep, to the sorrow of many of Myth Drannor's inhabitants. He leaves the Tome of Rathdaen to his apprentice, a foolish braggart by the name of Narsel, who fears attacks by jealous rivals trying to steal his master's legacy and immediately leaves for parts west. The heirs of the Cormyrean houses of Bleth, Crownsilver, and Truesilver die in the monster-filled interdimensional Auantiver Labyrinth. Rumors of a demon led army of orcs and goblins gathering west of Cormyr are brought to Myth Drannor.
663/Year of the Baleful Song
Pyraan the Grim and Peridar Snowbrows secede from the faculty of the Incanistaeum, reducing the "Seven Wizards" of Myth Drannor to five. One of the books of power are stolen from Myth Drannor, but reclaimed and given the dwarven stronghold, Lythiar, to keep safe. A demon lead army attacks Lythiar, and defeat the dwarves. After the victory an ancient red wyrm and the leader of the demons fight over the spoils. Unleashing monstrous magic upon each other, the whole mountain containing the stronghold is ripped away from Toril, and thrown hurdling through time and space.
664/Year of the Falling Petals
The Heir's Passing: Aravae Irithyl, the heir of the Coronal of Cormanthyr, and all of her personal guard are found dead under mysterious circumstances the morning after Cinnaelos'Cor. The Srinshee and the High Court Mages insist on maintaining the Mourning Days and add the funeral of Aravae to the solemn times while staving off a succession war among the noble Houses of Cormanthyr.
665/Year of Ashen Tears
Due to political pressure amid his family, Taeral Olortynaal discontinues his long association with the Incanistaeum of Myth Drannor.
666/Year of Stern Judgement
The Claiming Chaos: The end of the Mourning Days demands an immediate decision on the succession of the Coronal. A claiming Ceremony is convened to determine the next Coronal of Myth Drannor and Cormanthyr. After 40 elves and the Rule Tower itself are destroyed, the Srinshee steps in, easily swinging the elfblade free of its perch. As it is brandished before her, the golden light of the blade crystallizes around her in a massive diamond-shaped energy field that engulfs and restores the Rule Tower. Finally, with a whirl of magic, the Srinshee, the magical field, and the weapon all disappear.
667/Year of the Austere Cerimonies
By early summer, the Council of Twelve now rules over Myth Drannor, crafting a new form of representative government. The city is without a Coronal for the first time in it's existence. After the disappearance of Jhesiyra Kestellharp, the office of Magister passes to the mage Nerren Prentiyuel (reigns 667-669DR).
668/Year of the Telling Tome
Wizards begin mysteriously disappearing this year from Myth Drannor and all of Cormanthyr. The only clue is that all the visible gates throughout the city crackle ominously and flash blue lightning within their boundaries. (In truth, Halaster Blackcloak of Undermountain is abducting wizards at random and banishing them to the Underhalls.)
669/Year of the Brutal Beast
Abarat the Alabaster, an elf archmage with a reputation for plane-walking, resigns as head of the Six Tyryl Towers wizards' school and announces plans to build a tower north of the city and Cormanthor in the western reaches of the Beast Marches (soon to be called Thar). The Magister Nerren Prentiyuel is slain, along with his five attackers, in a spellduel. The office of Magister passes to the moon elf Filverel Donnathlascen (reigns 669-694DR).
The monument to the dwarven hero Karlyn of House Kuldelver becomes known as the Wailing Dwarf.
670/Year of Many Floods
Entering the Vault of Ages for the first time in years due to an outbreak of drow within the northwestern forests, the Spell-Major Paeris Haladar finds it empty, the greatest and oldest treasures of Cormanthyr all gone! Drow infest the northern forests, seeking to build a stronghold over the ruins of Moander's temple. The Akh'Velahr clears all the drow out within 20 months.
671/Year of the Shrouded Slayer
Travelers become frequent between Ascalhorn and Silverymoon as trade opens up with the dwarves of the North. Twenty months after building an ivory tower north of Cormanthor, the moon elf wizard Abarat contacts former associates for aid against a besieging army of monsters. Though some arrive within hours of receiving the magical message, they discover that both Abarat and the monsters are all missing, as are any external signs of anything amiss. Abarat was never found or heard from again, but his unfinished tower of pure ivory, thereafter known as Abarat's Folly, still stands as a monument of elf wizardry and as a beacon to adventurers seeking gates to the planes that many claim to have seen inside.
672/Year of the Angry Caverns
Many dwarf settlers of Myth Drannor, most of them refugee clans from the fallen Realm of the Glittering Swords, leave the city and move north to the southern shores of the Dragon Sea. They reopen the westernmost mines of Sarphil, known as the Lost Ways, which honeycomb a lengthy escarpment (known as the Scarp) that looms over the eastern reaches of Tailings Bay.
673/Year of the Covenant
The fledgling town of Hillsafar, named in honor of the dwarf clan of the same name, is founded by elves, half-elves, and humans on the western shore of Tailings Bay to trade with the dwarves of the Scarp. Some found this settlement to both keep drow out of the area and maintain some vigilance over Moander's Crypt. Within a few decades, the town's name is corrupted and shortened to Hillsfar. Many of Myth Drannor's less-established craftsmen migrate to the new city in search of new opportunities.
674/Year of the Nomad
Soldier's Blade, but the Akh'Faer's Artblade, retrieved from a deep dragon's lair far beneath the Storm Horn Mountains. Unfortunately, his reward is personal heartbreak as he realizes that all he worked for is gone with the passings of both the Coronal and Aravae. Josidiah does not take up his rightful place as Lord-Speaker of House Starym, but he does (by right of the elf-blade he restores to Myth Drannor) take over the leadership of the Akh'Faer and thus rise to a seat on the Council of Twelve. Josidiah refuses to discuss it, but many notice that he no longer walks with his magnificent cat Guenhwyvar, and some whisper he had to trade the cat's figurine of power for the blade. Of his 12 original comrades, only one survived: Onas Ulondarr, an elf bladesinger of House Ulondarr. Returning to the city married to Maira Shieldark, a human wizardess of Arabel, they bring with them four adult half-elf children (three women, one man; all rangers): Alupiira, Vaeala, Shaeia, and Rahsil.
675/Year of the Bloodfeud
The scandalous House Ulondarr, by openly accepting half-elves among the direct succession, suffers censure and much grief (and not a few attacks by mercenaries and assassins) from the other Houses of Myth Drannor. The attacks and social intrigues last for the next 50 years.
676/Year of the Gruesome Grimoires
Taeral Olortynaal returns to the Incanistaeum and to the "Seven Wizards," though they are still only five in number. Later this year, in a politically motivated spell battle among some noble elves and humans, gold elf students accidentally kill Taeral and two human students. These elves are never charged with the crimes, as they frame the only non-elf left, and the innocent Arlesn of Arabel is forever banished from Myth Drannor for a crime he didn't commit.
677/Year of the Resonant Silence
Hym Kraaven, senior among the "Seven Wizards", uncovers the truth about Taeral's death and is swiftly killed in "an out-of-control tavern brawl" by agents and friends of the now-rogue and obviously power-mad magelings of House Faerondarl.
678/Year of the Poignant Poniard
Lord Councilor Kharis Maerdrym and his hunting party, which included several humans of note, mysteriously disappear off the coast of Delthuntle during a Grand Hunt of a near-legendary greater quelzarn. Agents of Unther are suspected in the attack (as are some of Lord Maerdrym's usual political foes).
679/Year of the Scarlet Sash
Unther is forced to recognize independence of the North Coast Cities. Unther never recovers from this long, costly, and bloody campaign. End of second Untheric Empire. Hillsafar is nearly destroyed by an army of deepspawn-bred monsters emerging from the tangled, treacherous Beast Marches to the west. The Akh'Velahr reinforcements of Cormanthyr succeed in dispersing the beasts by the first snowfall of winter. A small garrison of troops remain stationed in Hillsafar for the protection of the northern forests and villages until Myth Drannor's Fall. Jacob Obarskyr unsurps his older brother Steven from the throne of Cormyr and immediately begins questing for 5 powerful items to summon Bane to Toril. The elves of Myth Drannor hear of Jacob's quest, and also begins questing for the items. A huge undead army marches across Chondath. It is defeated at Arrabarr.
680/Year of the Long March (NOTE: This Year is also known as the Year of the Storm Skeleton)
Many Chondathian mercinaries return home from the North Coast Campaign. Chondath begins to concentrate its efforts on fledgling Sembia. Many human and dwarf stonemasons migrate from Myth Drannor to Hillsafar to aid that fledgling city in constructing its first encircling defensive wall. After more than a decade, wizards of the Guild of Naturalists piece together the clues and realize that Halaster Blackcloak has been abducting wizards all throughout Cormanthyr in retaliation for their plundering of his monsters in Undermountain. The guild mounts a rescue expedition into the dungeon, which never returns, and they quietly end their sorties to Undermountain. Attempts to dispels or destroy the gate connecting their hall with Undermountain meet with failure. Myth Drannor succeeds in getting the items of power, and destroys them so that they might not be used for evil.
681/Year of the Zombie Lords
Nezram's tower destroyed by the green dragon Chathuulandroth. Nezram's children are scattered or slain. During the festival of Greengrass, Achveult Tattercloak, a student of the Seven Wizards of Myth Drannor, and his consort, Tlanchass, depart from the Sixstars intersection in a most spectacular fashion. The latter, who had long maintained the guise of a beautiful human female, revealed her true form by transforming into a gold dragon, and the pair then go off to the south and west.
682/Year of the Howling
The Masked and Mentor Wintercloak effectively disband the "Seven Wizards" by leaving Myth Drannor with their last four students, all gnomes. Their departure, when one of Mentor's properties (an old stone tower) abruptly uprooted itself and flew up into the sky, heading north by northwest, was surprisingly open. The Incanistaeum now lies solely in the hands of Sakaala of the Seven Rings.
683/Year of the Tainted Troll
The young but already learned mage Nezras arrives in Myth Drannor where he joins the Six Tyryl Towers to learn more of magic. The grand-nephew of Nezram the World-Walker, Nezras seeks knowledge that will restore his uncle's Unique Mageries tome to his keeping.
684/Year of the Sundered Crypt
Dwarves of the clan Tarynstone are found digging deep tunnels under Myth Drannor despite the long-held prohibition against such actions. Furthermore, some elf Houses are outraged that the dwarves' tunneling in restricted areas collapsed some nigh-forgotten deep crypts of the elder or long-gone Houses. Clan Tarynstone and its 350 dwarves, despite a cry within the Ruling Council for death sentences and an equally loud cry for acquittal, are exiled from Myth Drannor and Cormanthyr. The clan emigrates west into the Thunder Peaks.
685/Year of the Wraithwinds
Two among the eight senior officers and one junior officer spilt off from the other armathors of Myth Drannor to join the resigning High Court Mage and Councilor Shyael Ildacer to pursue a new course as the "followers of the Srinshee's dream", the Eternal Srinnala.
686/Year of the Unshriven
Nezras the Scholar weds the elf wizardess Raejiisa Sicafei after both graduate from their studies at the Six Tyryl Towers of Myth Drannor.
687/Year of the Wandering Sylph 688/Year of the Zephyr 689/Year of the Eager Executioner
The displaced Archmage Paeris Haladar attempts to slay Josidiah Starym with spells, vowing vengeance for his loss of status. Josidiah survives four assassination attempts but is nearly slain in an Honor Duel called to settle the feud. When Paeris seizes the fallen Artblade, he is found unworthy of its power and responsibility. Forever after, dead magic zone surrounds and permeates Paeris Haladar, making him a pariah to all within Cormanthyr. Josidiah reclaims the elfblade and returns to his post as Spell-Major with honor.Matron Aunrae becomes Matron Mother of ruling House Nasadra in Ched Nasad. Her power in the city is nigh absolute.
690/Year of the Clashing Blades
Sakaala of the Seven Rings disbands and dismantles the Incanistaeum, the school of wizardry run by the Seven Wizards of Myth Drannor. She and her three remaining apprentice-students (two elves, one half-elf) leave for parts unknown after growing wings from their backs and taking flight. At last sighting, they are headed to the northwest.
691/Year of the Stricken Sun 692/Year of Crawling Crags
Tulrun, a former apprentice of Mentor Winterclaok, journeys to Ysgard this year (and remains for over a century) after encountering a Shard of Selune in the long-forgotten ruins of the Abbey of the Moon. The Tejarn Purchase: Tethyr, due to financial troubles, sells the lands between the headwaters of the Sulduskoon and the Tejarn Hills to King Brinnaq of Amn.
693/Year of the Engimatic Smile 694/Year of the Ominous Oracle
High Mage Truesilver and twenty-one other wizards cast mighty protections and enchantments on the walls of Silverymoon. The elven Magister Filverel Donnathlascen is killed in a spellduel with the gold elf Larongar "Firehands" Veverell. Veverell becomes Magister (reigns 694-699DR). The first divinations and portents of doom arrive via Darcassan, the diviner of Windsong Tower. He tells the Elders of Windsong Tower of the signs, but they keep the knowledge from the public to prevent a panic. Given the climate of distrust and factionalism, this news is also kept secret from the Council, as it is uncertain where the threat to Myth Drannor's security lies. The Circle of Flames and the wizards of Windsong Tower begin spiriting magical items and tomes (including the Scrolls Ardentym and the Keryfaertel) safety. Many end up in Ascalhorn and Silverymoon in the trusted hands of colleagues there (in the cases of wizards not moving there themselves), though some wizards take off with their secrets for parts unknown over the next twelve years.
695/Year of the Fanciful Feasts 696/Year of the Great Escape 697/Year of the Triton's Horn 698/Year of the Voracious Vole 699/Year of Rampaging Raaserpents
The Magister Larongar "Firehands" is killed in a trap set by the beholder mage Quaervaxthanus. The beholder becomes Magister (reigns 699-705DR). King Amarkos II of Impiltur and a host of mounted archers slay the great red wyrm Malagarthaul "Flaming Claws." To comemmorate the slaying, royal mages craft the blade Malagar, "the Burnfang."
700/Year of the Slain Raven
The forests of Moondale, founded shortly after the raising of the Standing Stone, are completely cleared by this date even though no living tree was ever felled by its people.
701/Year of the White Jonquil 702/Year of the Clutching Death 703/Year of the Shambling Ice 704/Year of the Emerald Citadel
The Ildacer clan, due to the internal machinations of the Ruling Council and other factions (specifically Lord Venali Starym and the Guild of Wizards, Conjurers and Enchanters), loses much of its holdings, monies, and social status in Myth Drannor. While the Ildacers lose all their estates, they move into and maintain four inns and taverns within the city. With the loss of Riirose, the Eternal Srinnala moves their base of operations into some old abandoned mages' towers north of the city, which are owned by another member.
705/Year of Watchful Eyes
Ecamane's final apprentice miscasts a find familiar spell and mixes his form with that of a cat. Ederan Nharimlur now has light gold fur covering his skin and the green eyes of a cat. The beholder Magister Quaervaxthanus is slain by the human Almer Galarthund. Almer becomes Magister (reigns 705-709DR), but is horribly maimed in the battle.
706/Year of the Realmsrage 707/Year of Portents Perilous 708/Year of Bound Evils
High Mages and three battalions of Akh'Faer mages battle a resurgence of evil beasts and cultists of the fallen god Moander near the site of his fallen temple. While the cult is dispersed, numerous "lost spells" of Moander's clergy are recovered from the ruins by the elder priests and restored to use. Three nycaloths escape their dimensional pocket prison that floated invisibly high above Cormanthyr. Their freedom depended on a "red dragon that never held malice or greed in its heart [flying] over the Coronal's throne." As Saeval Ammath and his adopted dragon-mount Garnet flew above Myth Drannor, they weakened the dimensional prison enough for the nycaloths to escape.
709/Year of the Earnest Oaths
The three nycaloths and their summoned yugoloth allies spend 29 months drawing together their forces amid the mountains and hills north of the Dragon Sea. In all, their army consists of orcs, ogres, bugbears, hobgoblins, gnolls, flinds, trolls, and an ever-growing assortment of lesser yugoloths. Start of the Tenth Serôs War. This is the start of more than seven separate civil wars that tear apart the nations under the Inner Sea, putting nearly all the other races against each other, with conflicts spanning merman vs. merman vs. shalarin vs. sea elf. The Night of Twelve Magisters: Cloning himself a dozen times, the ambitious archmage Zunroun Ilber of Calimport attacks the Magister Almer Galarthund on the 4th of Eleasias. Almer dies in the attack, leaving all nine surviving clones to become Magister. The clones quickly go insane and slay each other. The original Zunroun, having survived the chaos, is killed by his apprentice, Illinge Hardraw. Illinge is killed in turn by the local archmage Belmer of the Six Thunders, who dies soon after under the hands of his own apprentice, Turnrock Draether. After the night's chaos, Turnrock emerges as Magister (reigns 709-762DR).
710/Year of the Toppled Throne
Drow attacks in Cormyr claim the lives of three noble families of the realm. While believed dead, most of the nobles survive as slaves in the Underdark. Full summoning of the Army of Darkness begins north of the Dragon's Sea, and they march by year's end. 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 small company of tanar'ri. Much of the royal palace is destroyed in the resulting conflagration, and King Thartryn Ilistar I perishes under mysterious circumstances during the blaze. Although eventually the fiends are banished back to the Abyss and the gate closed, the bulk of the tiefling army survives the battle, in far better shape than the city's own forces. Within a fortnight, the leader of the tieflings, Iyachtu Xvim, seizes the throne of Westgate and the surviving scions of the royal house of Ilistar are driven into exile. Once the throne is his, the Fiend King imposes his draconian rule over the entire city, a reign of tyranny in keeping with his claim to be the Son of Bane.
711/Year of the Despairing Elves
Late in the autumn of this year, the Army of Darkness overruns the mining and trading encampments on the western Moonsea (the site that will become Zhentil Keep). By early winter, the first incursions into Cormanthor have begun. The Weeping War begins on the Feast of the Moon with the Northern Massacres campaign as the Army of Darkness engages many elf patrols and destroys many elf villages and clan enclaves.
712/Year of the Lost Lance (NOTE: This Year is called the Year of the Moon's Tears in the Pool of Radiance computer game)
Beginning of the nycaloth-led assault on Myth Drannor, the Woods of Cormanthyr, and the Lands of the Dragonreach by the Army of Darkness. The Weeping War continues throughout the year, resulting in the deaths of many heroes and the collective Harpers at Twilight, including the Lady Dathlue Mistwinter. There are four major campaigns this year, and Myth Drannor nearly falls prey to the Army of Darkness. The Nameless Chosen is near-mortally wounded at Silversgate, and the Chosen Elminster is lost among the planes for a time. High Mage Truesilver dies in the Battle at Silversgate, but names as his successor Aglanthol the Red, his great-nephew and head apprentice; by year's end, High Mage Aglanthol adopts the Staff of Silverymoon as his symbol of rulership.
713/Year of the Firedrake
The Monarch Mordent, an elven man-o-war, crashes into the Army of Darkness outside of Myth Drannor. The site of the crash becomes known as Monarch's Fall Glade. The Weeping War rages on, though the allies manage to eliminate Malimshaer and Gaulguth, two of the three nycaloths leading the Army of Darkness. While three major campaigns rocked the forest for much of the year, there is a tense peace from Greengrass to Midsummer's Night. During this time, many Myth Drannan natives emigrate either to sister cities outside of Cormanthor or to Semberholme and Tangled Vale settlements; After more than 200 years, the Twisted Tower falls once again to the dark elves, marking the refounding of the Lands Under Shadow in western Cormanthor.
714/Year of Doom
Fall of Myth Drannor. The final campaigns of the elves and allies against the Army of Darkness see the reestablishment of Elven Court as a seat of elven power in Cormanthyr while Myth Drannor falls under siege by the Army of Darkness. With the slaughter of the army and cavalry, little can be done against the Siege of Shadow, which descends on Myth Drannor on the 21st day of Kythorn.
Battle of Burnt Ridge. Many of the city's mages fall here. Lady Steel dies fighting the city's attackers; her contingencies trigger a massive explosion that slays many evil beings. Druth Daern hides during the final battle and later emerges to ransack the ruins. In Silverymoon, the group of allied warriors and mages known as the Seven of Silver open a gateway to Myth Drannor to aid in its defense, but they succeed only in allowing twelve elves and humans to escape. The Seven of Silver are immortalized by the bard's song "Seven Silvers Falling," sung by those wishing to commemorate a noble sacrifice. The Banes' Duel: The climax of the war was the duel between the two final opposing army leaders. The Banes' Duel between the forces of Aulmpiter the nycaloth and Captain Fflar lasts for two whole days, and ends with the pair facing off in mortal combat on the 15th day of Flamerule. While neither body is ever identified, the magical blast that engulfs them robs both armies of their commanders. The Siege lasts until the Final Flight in Flamerule, as the now-direction-less hordes of the Army of Darkness simply swarm over Myth Drannor's last defenders by savagery and sheer weight of numbers. Only 200 elves allies out of the 3000 who remained to defend the City of Song escaped to tell of the city's passing, among them, Zaor Moonflower. Among the casualties were Josidiah Starym, who nobly sacrificed himself with the destruction of the Artblade. His remains were never recovered. The demon army takes it's death wound at Myth Drannor, but the bulk of it's remains struggles through to Sembia where it is finally defeated by the combined might of Sembians and a large force from Chondath.
Rulership of Cormyr won back by Steven Obarskyr from his younger, demon possessed, brother Jacob. The civil wars of the Inner Sea flare again with the interjection of Myth Drannan refugees into the sea elven population. These migrations saw a sudden backlash of concern that the elves were trying to restore the 1,000-years'-fallen Aryselmalyr empire.
715/Year of the Hungry Jaws
The elves of Cormanthor spend this summer and the next hunting down and killing the remnants of the Army of Darkness, until the woods are cleansed. This work takes all the magic they have, and most of their best warrior blood. Undead plague Cormyr. Steven Obarskyr and allies defeat an evil creatures in the desert of Anauroch and free Jacob's mind from it's grasp.
716/Year of Reaching Regret 717/Year of the Druid's Wrath
Turmish is routed by the druids of the Emerald Enclave, and the wizard leaders of Turmish, the Windlass, are beheaded. The druids establish themselves in Ilighon, the Chondalwood, and the Winterwood. The young boy Rhyester, blind from birth, sees the dawn on the first day of Ches and has his sight for the first time in his life. By year's end, he and other folk faithful to Lathander have constructed a crude temple to the God of the Dawn in Silverymoon. End of the Dukars. The Dukars have remained outside the Hmurran civil wars aside from protecting bystanders and innocents and upholding the Laws of Battle. During this year, of which few facts are known, the Dukars slowly withdraw from all political sectors of Serôs. By year's end, the Dukars vanish, and their schools either disappear or remain mute behind massive, impenetrable shields of magic.
Founding of the elven settlements of Lake Sember and Tangled Trees as areas to begin training their young in the arts of war.
718/Year of the Painful Price 719/Year of the Lost Lord
The High Mage Aglanthol dies at the hands of rogue tanar'ri brought to Silverymoon by a reckless mage wishing to open a portal to the ruins of Myth Drannor; his successor is the noble Ederan Nharimlur, named High Mage Catseye, after his most common nickname. Lurskas becomes Milvarn's new Mage-King.
720 to 1358
The Age of Humanity: With the elven and dwarven empires in decline, this era marks a dramatic increase in human expansion on Toril. The High God Ao opens Realmspace to races from other worlds. With these immigrants, came their faith in new gods. This era started and concluded on two prominant events involving the Faerűnian pantheon of gods, The Dawn Cataclysm and The Time of Troubles.
720/Year of the Dawn Rose
Gathering of the gods at the Dancing Place. Refounding of the Harpers at the request of some elves from Elven Court. In attendance are all 15 of the Harpers at Twilight who survived the previous decade, including Lady Alais Dree, Elminster Aumar, Khelben Arunsun (once the Nameless Chosen), and Meil "Darkhunter" Araeln. The sylvan community of Elventree is founded as a site for the elves of Elven Court to continue interaction with their allied races (since Elven Court now is prohibited to the presence of non-elves) and as a trading site. Myth Lharast is overrun by evil lycanthrope hordes; the city is blasted out of existence by "lightning bolts from the moon." With the Dukars absent, sahaugin rading parties slaughter the remaining sea elf and merfolk guardians and look to destroy as much of Myth Nantar as possible, though they soon abandon the city due to the uncomfortable nature (for them) of the mythal.
721/Year of the Hungry Pool 722/Year of the Last Hunt 723/Year of the Underdark Afire 724/Year of the Prisoner Unfettered
The two remaining Turmish wizards of the Windlass lead an assault on Ilighon and are killed.
Reinhar IX "the Foolish" reigns in Dambrath.
725/Year of the Shorn Beard 726/Year of the Dowager Lady 727/Year of the Purloined Throne
- ise of Keryvyr. Unnoticed during the Tenth War, sea elves clear and resettle a portion of the cliffs above the haunted Plains (the Bay of Yhaunn off Sembia). Within twenty-five years, the settlement grows into a string of cities and outposts spanning the western cliffs.
728/Year of the Sleeping Princess
High Mage Ederan of Silverymoon marries the elven princess Elenaril, one of the few escapees from fallen Myth Drannor.
729/Year of the Twisted Horn 730/Year of the Jovial Mage 731/Year of the Visions
2nd Great flood of the River Alamber devastates Unthalass. Gilgeam orders a small group of his scribes to create a permanent archive of his triumphs in the Citadel of Black Ash. The Ring of Eyes, a group of beholders and beholder-cultists originally from the Lake of Steam, destroys the ruling house of Cortryn and conquers its territories. The elves of Shilmista fight the Ring constantly from this year until the Ring's end in 757DR. King Strohm II repulses the invading armies of Lower Tathtar, and the fallen duchy of Elestam is officially recognized as part of Tethyr.
732/Year of the Proud Father 733/Year of the Sad Refrains 734/Year of the Splendid Stag
Due to overcrowding, the walls of Silverymoon are moved outward to almost twice the size of the city at that time (and almost the walls' current location). The space behind the walls is used for garrisons and grazing lands for the cattle of the city. The walls of the Old City are left partially standing for people to use as partial foundations and support for new buildings. On the eve of Greengrass, the reign of the Fiend King comes to an abrupt end following the sudden appearance of the Handweaver in the throne room of Westgate. The legendary wizard and the king claiming to be the Son of Bane battle from dusk to dawn, laying waste to a great swath of the port city, as sheets of brilliant green flame race through entire city blocks. The Handweaver never emerges from the wreckage their battle has wrought, but, although his body is never found, few believe the sorcerer truly dead. King Xvim emerges from the ruins of his palace bearing horrifying wounds and proclaiming a magnificent victory. However, the Fiend King's continued claim to Westgate's throne is proven hollow when he and his most loyal troops are forced to flee in the face of a host of mercenaries, who had been assembled outside the city walls while the conflict unfolded the night before. Led by Farnath Ilistar II, a great-great-grandson of King Farnath Ilistar I descended from King Belhendar's younger half-brother, the army marches into Westgate in the face of token resistance. Farnath II is proclaimed king by acclamation of the populace, refounding the Ilistar dynasty in the process.
735/Year of the Prophet's Child
Strohm III (715 to 769), Strohm II's human great-great-great-grandson, King of Tethyr. Ilbratha becomes the heir sword for the mer-kingdom of Eadraal. Rise of the merfolk kingdom of Eadraal. Selana the Peacemaker brings some merfolk back into harmony with Serôs as she founds Eadraal on the city of Voalidru just off the plateau. The rise of Eadraal does not end the war, as Eardraal exists for the next fifteen years as but one city, an idea of peace among all races and merfolk, and a line of noble merfolk whose drive to restore peace rises above all the chaos of war.
736/Year of the Gleeful Noise c. 737
King Strohm III of Tethyr battles the remnants of Tathtar's fading might.
737/Year of the Purple Worm (NOTE: This Year is also known as the Year of the Winded Herald)
Extreme civil unrest in Kara-Tur. Called the clan wars. Continues for the next four years.
738/Year of the Gliding Man 739/Year of the Staggered Minotaur 740/Year of the Netherese Lai 741/Year of the Shandon Eyes
All of Kara-Tur is conquered in eight months by an invading army, lead by a race called the Gyshin. This army appears from nowhere, as do the race of Gyshin. Beginning of the Gyshin wars.
742/Year of the Wavering Voice
An army of giant mantis creatures attack Cormanthyr. The elves retreat to their elven homes, taking massive losses. The mantis army is directed by the Gyshin.
743/Year of the Snowy Addax
Steven Obarskyr orders a holy crusade against a Tuigan horde attacking Mulhorand and Unther. Lyorn Zambedia ousts Steven Obarskyr from the throne of Cormyr while a majority of the army is in Mulhorand. A demi-god named Fate seals the crystal sphere around Toril. Followers of all gods that reside beyond Toril lose access to their deities and powers.
744/Year of the Jeweled Aerie
The Council of Toril is formed. Horus-Ra of Mulhorand, Gilgeam of Unther, Elminster, Simbul, and many other powerful people come together in council of war to discuss the Gyshin threat. The council is held in Cormyr under the guidance of Lyorn Zambedia. A combined force of Horus-Ra, Gilgeam, and many mighty and powerful people attack Fate at his capital in Kara-Tur and destroy his Avatar. Fate forced to un-seal the crystal sphere. Followers of all deities again have access to their gods. The Gyshin mount a massive offensive. Termed the Day of Blood. The elves crush the remains of the Mantis army in Cormanthyr.
745/Year of the Proud Menhir
The struggle against the Gyshin rage across all of Toril. It is a losing battle.Late Fall the Gyshin attack suddenly halts. The Gyshin disappear. Rumors of Fate's death circulate. Lyorn makes a grab for power but the returning Steven Obarskyr reveal his treachery and kills him. Steven Obarskyr reclaims the throne. End of the Gyshin wars.
746/Year of the Somber Dancers
All across Toril lands are reclaimed from the 'Brown robes', powerful generals of the Gyshin army. The mage Xej Ismir forms Cormyr's council of mages and creates his mountain stronghold deep in the mountains of Cormyr.
747/Year of Stagnate Water
Flostren's Hold built at the sight of present-day Zhentil Keep. High Mage Ederan and High Mistress Elenaril of Silverymoon are blessed with their second and third children, a boy (Ederan the Younger) and girl (Lynnasha) who share the fur and cat eyes of their father.
748/Year of the Coin
Flostren's Hold is bought out by a consortium of Sembian merchants who are later known as the Twelve Lords.
749/Year of the Glass Eye 750 to 1369
The Fourth Epoch (Time of Tempering) of Seros (the Inner Sea): This era ends with the Twelfth Seros War, and is marked by the prophetic three great Forgers of Destiny; the rise to power of the tritons, the gods thrown into the sea during the Godswar, and the coming of Iakhovas.
750/Year of the Dying Dwarf
The first walls of Flostren's Hold are built and Elephstron becomes Lord of the Keep. End of the Tenth Serôs War. This war destroys the last warring remnants of Hmurrath, though other casualties include an ixitxachitl baron's plan to take over the plateau. Eadraal, having absorbed all of fallen Hmurrath's territory, is now the largest nation to survive into the Fourth Epoch, folloed by Keryvyr and its sea elf allies to the west and the north. By this time, construction is completed on the great temple-complex of Tyr in Phlan.
751/Year of Good Tidings
Cathtyr becomes the first Queen of Dambrath. Zhentar comes to Flostren's Hold and becomes a Lord.
752/Year of High Treachery
Zhentar kills all of the Twelve Lords of Flostren's Hold who are opposed to him. Thieves steal Aubayreer's Workbook from the royal libraries of Milvarune.
753/Year of Strife
Flostren's Hold renamed Zhentil Keep; the Dark Shrine, a temple to Bane, is built. Zhentar and Lord Elephston kill each other in a duel.
754/Year of Midsummer's Dreams
Zhentil Keep starts a program of expansion, erecting new walls and the first bridge across the Tesh.
755/Year of the Enigma
Construction of Castle Spulzeer begins. Keczulla becomes a ghost town after its mines play out.
756/Year of the Leaning Post
The first fisherfolk settle in Milvarn and the area that will later become Aglarond (mainly colonists from Chessenta). Velprintalar, Corth, and Indal's Arm are built. Strange occurances of weather and nature are reported all over Faerun. They are reported in increasing numbers for the next three years.
757/Year of Lost Wayfarers
A Chessentan mage, Tashara of the Seven Skulls, slays the five beholders of the Ring of Eyes and scatters their human lackeys. She then wanders north to the Tunland, where she is slain by Azuth.
758/Year of the Scorched Sea 759/Year of the Missing Blade
A goblinoid army marches from the mountains into Cormyr, but is held back with the coming of winter. Steven Obarskry's son, and heir to the throne, is assassinated. Thalus Rowanmantle named Steward of Cormyr in Steven's old age.
760/Year of Drifting Stars (NOTE: this Year is also known as the Year of the Majesty)
Steven Obarskyr dies, leaving Cormyr in the care of the Steward. The goddess Mystra, in the guise of the half-elven sorceress Elue Shundar, marries Dornal Silverhand, a nobleman and former Harper who lived near Neverwinter. Amn conquers the former land of Cortryn, bringing its borders almost to their current state. The very fabric of Faerun is twisted by the massive influence of Chaos and the Queen of Chaos. The Keepers track down and destroy the threat of Chaos. The goblinoid army in Cormyr, aided by Drow and Dragons marches all the way to Suzail, razing the the capital before dissent disolves the forces. An elven army appears in Cormyr and defends it. A sembian force arrives to take over the beaten Cormyr country, but finding the elves stationed in Cormyr, returns home.
761/Year of Laughter
Anastra Sylune Silverhand (Sylune) is born. Galaghard II returns, not assassinated, but captured by the orcish army. Having made his escape, he returns to Cormyr to rule. Elves and men fight side to side in Cormyr to drive off the remnants of the goblinoid army. This takes three years.
762/Year of the Snow Sword
Endue Alustriel Silverhand (Alustriel) is born. The Magister Turnrock Draether is killed by the Mulhorandi battle-mage Cauldyn Darthus Salanger. Salanger's reign as Magister lasted little more than a month before he was killed by Turnrock's vengeful apprentices. The office of Magister then passed to Veldrin "Bluehands" Daerivyn (reigns 762-797DR), the most dominant and effective mage of Faerun at the time.
763/Year of the Sharp Edge
Ambara Dove Silverhand (Dove) is born. Galaghard marries a Cormyrian noble woman, Pria Othet. Cormyr has it's first queen in decades.
764/Year of the Mistmaidens
Ethena Astorma Silverhand (Storm) is born.
765/Year of the Cowl
Construction begins on the High Mages' Keep of Silverymoon, completed 16 months later. Anamanue Laeral Silverhand (Laeral) is born.
766/Year of Yearning
Alassra Shentrantra Silverhand (The Simbul) is born. Construction complete on the High Mages' Keep of Silverymoon. The Brothers of the Black Hand, a cadre of Bane-worshipping evil wizards exiled from Ascalhorn, steal powerful magical items from Silverymoon, including High Mage Ederan's Staff of Silverymoon, the chain mail Glove of Taarnahm the Vigilant, and Tasmia's Necklace. Their safehouse in Ascalhorn proves the Black Hand's undoing as it falls to wizardry and baatezu manipulations, and the Hand's slayers confiscate the stolen items.
767/Year of the Awakening Wyrm
Eresseae Qilue Silverhand (Qilue) is born.
768/Year of the Prying Gods
766/Year of Yearning (NOTE: Dragon Annual #1 gives this as Year of the Burnt Spear)
Alassra Shentrantra Silverhand (The Simbul) is born.Construction complete on the High Mages' Keep of Silverymoon.The Brothers of the Black Hand, a cadre of Bane-worshipping evil wizards exiled from Ascalhorn, steal powerful magical items from Silverymoon, including High Mage Ederan's Staff of Silverymoon, the chain mail Glove of Taarnahm the Vigilant, and Tasmia's Necklace. Their safehouse in Ascalhorn proves the Black Hand's undoing as it falls to wizardry and baatezu manipulations, and the Hand's slayers confiscate the stolen items.
767/Year of the Awakening Wyrm
"The Temptation of Elminster" ends.Elminster comes to Silverhand Tower and cares for Dove, Laeral and Storm of the Seven Sisters.Eresseae Qilue Silverhand (Qilue) is born.
768/Year of the Prying Gods
A disguised Mystra brings Sylune and Alustriel to the holding of Bluetower where they are raised by the Harper Thamator the Old.
769/Year of the Torm Cloak
Strohm IV (745 to 802), 3rd son of Strohm III, King of Tethyr.
770/Year of the Diamond Sword771/Year of the Stalking Knight
Ederan the Younger, a ranger dedicated to Mielikki, disappears in the Lurkwood.Rise of Naramyr. The depths of the Dragonmere off Cormyr becomes the new home of the sea elf kingdom of Naramyr, a former barony of Aryselmalyr. Sea elves resettle here after being denied permission to form colonies on the Hmur Plateau by Eadraal. Their best protection is the Haunted Plains, which keeps all but the koalinth and other monsters from their border. Alliances with Keryvyr also help.
772/Year of the Giggling Ogre
The Harper Hauliyr, "the Old Witch", takes Sylune to his isolated steading near present-day Everlund to rear her and train her in magic.
773/Year of the Aurumvorax
Rhyester dies of natural causes and is laid to rest in the crypt beneath the Lathander's Dawn temple in Silverymoon. Within a year, the temple is renamed Rhyester's Matins.
774/Year of the Scowling Duchess775/Year of the Bloody Stone
The new walls of Zhentil Keep are finished.The Uthgardt alliance defeats an ogre-led army of orcs and goblins that emerges from the Evermoors. The warriors of the Elk tribe fall almost to a man in a suicidal defence of Flintrock that leaves their proud tribe on the verge of extinction, and in time causes them to become little better than bandits.
776/Year of the Crystal Ball777/Year of the Fortified Mind778/Year of Awaiting Webs779/Year of the Crying Sphinx
Folk begin emigrating from Ascalhorn due to the abuses of the town's archwizards.
Jahorga, a realm that lay between the Nagawater, Nagaflow, and the Great Road, is captured by the High Temptress Endreira of Loviatar and turned into the pirates-realm of Endrara.
780/Year of the Broken Crossbow781/Year of the Elven Fortress782/Year of the Gentle Hand783/Year of the Lizard King784/Year of the Shattered Tome
High Mage Ederan dies of old age after a long and peaceful reign; his daughter, Amaara "Goldentresses" Nharimlur, rises to the station of High Lady Mage and becomes Silverymoon's first female ruler.
785/Year of the Manitcore Rampant786/Year of the Moaning Gorge
The Battle of Moaning Gorge: The Paladin-Princes Essys, Araln, and Nord of Impiltur foil the invasion plans of the demon lord Ndulu, but at the cost of two of the three Demonbane Shields.
787/Year of the Rotting Orchard788/Year of the True Believer789/Year of the Flourishing Forests790/Year of Bend Sinister791/Year of the Sister's Battles792/Year of the Crimson Thorn793/Year of the Furious Horse794/Year of the Grimacing Elf795/Year of the Firehawk
Castle Spulzeer is finally completed south of the Tethir Road in the Purchase Lands.
796/Year of Gray Mists
Merrydale becomes Daggerdale following vampiric infestation.Lower Tathtar and its capitol city, Dajaan, finally vanish when a plague devastates the surviving populace.
797/Year of the Hearthstone
Dornal Silverhand is slain by orcs and becomes the Watcher of Mystra.The Magister Veldrin "Bluehands" lapses into insanity after developing a spell to link his mind with three other archmages and falls prey to a pack of wolves. The office of Magister passes to one of the mages he sought to spy upon, Kurtal of Sreve (reigns 797 to 886).The Uthgardt's role as a human bulwark against the humanoids of the North begins to place increasing pressure on the manpower of the tribes. Within five winters they have returned to their nomadic ways and war on all who traverse their lands: orcs, goblins and humans, whether Uthgardt or not.
798/Year of the Holy Aspergill799/Year of the Laughing Gullc. 800
Sammaster First-Speaker, founder of the Cult of the Dragon, is born, though the location and exact date of his birth are lost to time.
800/Year of the Black Fist
Rise in the power of Bane in the Realms.Drow influence in the now-Ashaba valley at its height.Thentia is established on the Moonsea by three noble families.Sealing of Myth Nantar. Mysteriously, the shields around the Academy of the Dukars expand slowly over the years since Myth Nantar's fall to sahaugin. Now, all areas where the mythal touches are made impenetrable by all matter and magic save corals, sea stars, and fish. For the next 500 years, folk will swim near Myth Nantar less and less frequently, given the haunting singing that seems to emanate from the mythal when touched. Folklore arises noting that the city is cursed, as are the Dukars, until they perform some penance for all the races of Serôs.
801/Year of the Star Rose
High Lady Amaara of Silverymoon announces her betrothal to Tilimarin Forestheart, a half- elf guard captain. Three days before the wedding, Tilimarin is murdered by a green dragon in the Moonwoods. Amaara slew the dragon with wrathful magics, and stripes of its emerald hide still adorn the borders of a tapestry that hangs in Alustriel's throne room to the present day. Called the "Weeping Lady", the tapestry depicts High Mage Amaara weeping over her fallen lover.
802/Year of the Patchworked Peace
Strohm V (787 to 832), 2nd nephew and sole heir of Strohm IV, King of Tethyr.
803/Year of the Reaching Hand
The paladin Mellethos, the "Old Lion of Tyr", gives the blade Ellendrin to King Nord of Impiltur.
804/Year of the Spreading Scourge805/Year of the Unsung Bard806/Year of the Warrior's Rest
The realm of Stornanter is established this year and its ruler is Laeral the Witch-Queen of the North. Realising the importance and strategic location of ruined Illusk, Laeral sees to the rebuilding and resettling of this city. After personally exploring the Host Tower of the Arcane and encountering the lich survivors of the Grand Cabal, Laeral erects magical barriers around the structure to bar entry into it.
807/Year of the Bearded Maiden808/Year of the Crescent Moon809/Year of the Boastful Noble810/Year of the Dark Mystery811/Year of Many Tears
Tulrun returns to Faerun after wandering the planes in beast shape. Driven to despair by the fall of the City of Songs and the loss of many friends, he becomes a marauding beast that wanders the North.The Crown of the Mountain is noted as being in the Nelanther, in the posession of a priest of Talos.
812/Year of the Gem Dragons
Illusk is largely rebuilt by this year and construction begins on its defensive walls. Trade from the mines of Mirabar soon brings great prosperity to both Illusk and Stornanter.
813/Year of Widows814/Year of the Harper's Apprentice815/Year of the Heavy Heart
Elue Dualen, a white-haired human girl whose magic far outstrips her age, arrives in Silverymoon and becomes fast friends and confidants with the High Lady Amaara and her sister Lynnasha "Lynx" Nharimlur.
816/Year of the Laughing Swan
Malek Aldhanek, Court Wizard of Stornanter is assassinated by intriguing nobles. Laeral grieves for Malek, realising her love for him too late.
817/Year of the Deadly Torch
The traveling mage Mnethos takes the young Sammaster as an apprentice, noting the boy's fierce intelligence and fascination with magic.Halaster and Arcturia create the vampire's lair on the Lost Level of Undermountain.
818/Year of Broken Locks
Mnethos the mage introduces Sammaster to the glory of Our Lady of Mysteries, the worship of whom Sammaster soon adopts.
819/Year of the Mendacious Pagec. 820
Wulgreth summons the first baatezu to Ascalhorn.
820/Year of the Roving Tyrant821/Year of the Firewall
In Zakhara, a young man, Jafar al-Samal, becomes the first sha'ir.Elue Dualen makes the first major expansion of the Silver Lady's Library, and she establishes the Lady's College with Lynx. This is the first open school for mages in Silverymoon that does not force students into apprenticeship with the teachers. The college takes payment in the form of service to defend the city with the army for as much time as they study at the Lady's College.
822/Year of the Wizard's Chalice823/Year of the Floating Petals
Mourktar breaks free of Unther.
824/Year of the Copper Coilc. 825
Sammaster leaves the service of his magely tutor, Mnethos, having learned all he can from the itinerant wizard.
825/Year of the Silver Flagonc. 826
The gold wyrm Valamaradace is given the title "Dragon Queen" by the dying red wyrm Mairogra.
826/Year of Wolfpacks
The red dragon Mairogra is slain by adventurers near Everlund and confers her title of Dragon Queen to the gold dragon Valamaradace when this wyrm uses spells to ease the dying dragon's pain.
827/Year of the Sacrificed Fortune828/Year of Alarmed Merchants
Nimoar's Hold rises at Waterdeep's current north end fortified by a log palisade. The city walls expand around the Hold and the city's perimeter.
829/Year of the Thessalhydra830/Year of the Ambitious Proposal831/Year of the Deceptive Tongue832/Year of the Slow Herald
End of the Strohm Dynasty, beginning of the Mallorhen Dynasty.Tibor (799 to 838), Husband of Strohm V's elder daughter, King of Tethyr.
833/Year of the Flying Serpent834/Year of the Leaping Lion
Castle Greatstead (Grimstead) built on the border of Shadowdale.
Sammaster achieves the status of an archmage at an age almost unheard of at that time. He wanders Faerűn extensively during this period.
835/Year of the Billowed Sail
The Eastern Forest finishes its recession to match its current size (and name) in modern Faerűn.
836/Year of Twelve Bells
Aided by Lynnasha Nharimlur, sister of High Lady Amaara of Silverymoon, Tulrun recovers from his madness.The archmage Kartak Spellseer "the All-Seeing" is found guilty of the murders of at least 14 people around the Tejarn Hills. He escapes punishment and flees south into the Iltkazar Range.Tulrun emerges from his madness under the ministrations of Lynnasha Nharimlur, sister to High Lady Amaara of Silverymoon. He spends the next two decades teaching magic at the Lady's College in that fair city.
837/Year of the Darkened Sundial838/Year of the Unfettered Genie
Samyte (818 to 841), 1st son, sole direct heir of Tibor, King of Tethyr. He and his sons are slain by Uthaedeol the Blood-Drenched.
839/Year of Ten Atonementsc. 840
Sammaster's researches into the field of metamagic result in many new enchantments.
840/Year of the Fighting Sage841/Year of the Hunted Elk
Baerovis (? to 862), King of Cormyr.Alisande (816 to 847), Strohm V's daughter, Queen of Tethyr.End of the Mallorhen Dynasty; beginning of the Bormul Dynasty (the "Queen's Dynasty")Laeral the Witch-Queen of the North unknowingly comes into conflict with her sister Sylune. The goddess Mystra appears to both of them and offers them the mantle of Chosen. Embracing Mystra's service, both Laeral and Sylune leave Faerun for a time to travel the planes under the guidance of the god Azuth. The departure of Laeral sees the swift collapse of Stornanter as greedy nobles attempt to seize power for themselves.
842/Year of the Maverick
Duke Daragos Wolfstar of Stornanter declares himself Lord of Illusk and rules the city.
843/Year of Amber
The High Lady Amaara, Elue Dualen, Elenaril, Lynnasha "Lynx" Nharimlur and three other mages casting in concert create the magical Moonbridge of Silverymoon.
844/Year of the Midnight Sun845/Year of the Ruby Pendant846/Year of the Steadfast Dwarf
Myth Glaurach is attacked by the Bloodfang orc horde but easily repulses this assault.
847/Year of the Unmarked Path
Sybille the Great (832 to 885), daughter and sole heir of Alisande, Queen of Tethyr.
848/Year of the Vigilant Familiar849/Year of the Black Book850/Year of the Empty Throne851/Year of the Jasmal Blade
Our Lady of Mysteries appears to Sammaster. They dally, and the Goddess of Magic offers to make the archmage one of her Chosen. It seems that Mystra has foreseen the death of a Chosen and Sammaster is to be her replacement.Sammaster meets with the Sage of Shadowdale, Elminster, and learns how to use and control his Chosen powers, including silverfire. He leaves a year later.Rise of Selu'Maraar. Protected from prosecution by distance and the abundance of surface-world fishing boats and ships, Selu'Maraar is founded by sea elves in the Dragon Reach area. Contact is rarely made with either the surface-world or other states of Serôs other than Keryvyr.
852/Year of the False Smile853/Year of the Hungry Box854/Year of the Indigo Infernoc. 855
The elven sage Olaurae of Myth Drannor titles Suzail "the brightest jewel of Cormyr's crown".
855/Year of Cornerstones
In the spring, Sammaster first meets Zhent slavers. Many die, including innocent prisoners.Sammaster enters an extended period of exhaustive research into the processes of life, death, and undeath, creating several original necromantic enchantments before again taking to traveling Faerűn.
856/Year of Thornsc. 857
Huriot, the greatest Prince of Thieves Skuld has ever known, is captured and convicted of grave robbing.
857/Year of Forgotten Flame
Alustriel, using her mother's name of Elué, takes the throne of Silverymoon by the decree of the resigning Amaara; Amaara accompanies Elenaril on her trek to Evermeet.
858/Year of the Saffron Orb859/Year of the Sea Crossing860/Year of the Tired Horsemen861/Year of the Exploding Owl
Sammaster meets and begins a relationship with Elué/Alustriel, Chosen of Mystra.
862/Year of the Snow Rose863/Year of the Wondrous Sea
The Chultian city of Mezro disappears.
864/Year of the Broken Branch
Castle Grimstead destroyed by drow.Sammaster's relationship with Alustriel ends with disastrous results for Sammaster's emotional and mental well-being.Rysellan the Dark founds the Twisted Rune. One of the Rune's earliest lairs lies deep beneath Calimport in what was once an ancient drow temple.Myth Glaurach is overrun and destroyed by the orcs of the Nethertusk horde.
865/Year of Flamedance
Sammaster meets and is befriended by Algashon Nathaire, a mage and priest of Mystra's enemy, Bane, near or in Baldur's Gate.
c. 866 to 874
Sammaster and Algashon travel widely, with the duplicitous priest's words turning Sammaster toward bitterness, resentment, and evil.
866/Year of the Blessed Morning867/Year of the Cryptic Recipie868/Year of the Endless Scroll869/Year of the Final Pricec. 870
Kobolds become extinct in Tethyr.
870/Year of the Hooded Tracker
Adventurers begin to clear the monsters out of the Yuirwood.Cyriana the Great Queen (870 to 922), 1st granddaughter, Queen of Tethyr.
871/Year of the Marching Golem872/Year of the Moonbar Crest
Nimoar the Reaver conquers Bloodhand tribe, and he seizes the docks and harbor buildings.
873/Year of the Opening Flower874/Year of the Roiling Cauldron875/Year of the Stricken Star
Algashon coerces Sammaster into attacking his former lover, Alustriel of Silverymoon. Alustriel is wounded in Sammaster's initial assault and calls for aid from Khelben Arunsun and Laeral Silverhand, two more Chosen of Mystra. Sammaster is stripped of his Chosen powers by Azuth. Algashon saves Sammaster from death.Sammaster, insane, embraces evil from this point onward.
876/Year of the Toothless Skulls
Warlord Lashtor takes control of Silverymoon after the High Lady Elue Dualen leaves her rule and the city abruptly, accompanied by Lynnasha "Lynx" Nharimlur.
877/Year of the Scratching Claw
Lashtor is deposed by the mage Tanalanthara "She-Wolf" Mytersaal, who is named High Mage of Silverymoon.
878/Year of the Two-Edged Axe879/Year of the Winter's Warmth880/Year of Unfettered Secrets
The first tanar'ri are summoned to Ascalhorn late in the year.
881/Year of the Brazen Vizierc. 882
The dwarven realm of Ammarindar falls. Ammarindar's sister realm of Oghrann falls soon thereafter, and the survivors occupy the Far Hills.
882/Year of the Curse
Nimoar's Hold rises at Waterdeep's current north end fortified by a log palisade. The city walls expand around the Hold and the city's perimeter.Nimoar drives worshipers of Selune out of the walled confines of the city.Ascalhorn falls, corrupted from within by baatezu, and becomes known as Hellgate Keep. The mage Jaluster dies at the hands of the baatezu, but the bard Maerstar recovers his Orizon.Refugee mages and others from Ascalhorn form a small tent city within the walls of Silverymoon. A starving orc horde nearly overruns Silverymoon, but the city is saved by the sacrifice of High Mage Tanalanthara.The dwarven realm of Ammarindar falls. Ammarindar's sister realm of Oghrann falls soon thereafter, and the survivors occupy the Far Hills.The Night Plague descends on Zhentil Keep, but are destroyed.The elven realm of Eaerlann falls.Moon elves of Eaerlann also come to Ardeep and re-constitute that elven realm. The arrival of the elves brings about a tentative alliance between them, the humans of the Delimbiyr and the dwarves living under Mt. Illefarn as a response to the horrors of Hellgate Keep. This alliance quickly dwindles as the refugee elves of Eaerlann withdraw from the pact due to anti-human sentiment among their number, and this shortlived period is a pale shadow of Phalorm. Sages however, in their confusion, label this alliance as the Fallen Kingdom, a name properly attributable to Phalorm, the Realm of Three Crowns.The battlemage Kalgrathur Daycloaks seizes the Vilhon realm of Maurmurra (which lay between the Nagawater and the River Arran) and launches a series of conquests against his neighbors.
883/Year of the Giant's Oath
After a mild winter spent in mourning over the loss of their Lady Wolf, Silverymoon elects the humble Tanisell the Cloaked, a human originally from Ascalhorn, to become High Mage (the "Cloaked Lord of Silverymoon", as a popular ballad called him).Wulgreth of Ascalhorn flees Hellgate Keep to the ruined city of Karse. The Dire Wood is created when he is slain by Jhingleshod whilst attempting to tap the immortal power of the dead god Karsus. Upon his death, Wulgreth of Ascalhorn is transformed into a lich.
884/Year of Singing Arrows
The elves destroy a large mercenary force in Sembia.The red wyrm Hoondarrh attacks and kills the wyrm Skadaurak and claims his lair.The dwarves of Citadel Sundbarr come to the aid of a group of human refugees, led by Prince Simberuel Astalme, fleeing the fall of Ascalhorn. The humans are offered a home in the abandoned surface portions of the citadel and over time rebuild and re-found the settlement of Sundabar.
885/Year of the Thistle
Galaghard III (? to 910), King of Cormyr.Everlund survives the fall of Ascalhorn and is ruled for a time by Sarvukul's Swords, a human adventuring band from Tethyr.
886/Year of the Fell Firebreak
Wards are placed around Hellgate Keep by the Harpers to strip the demons there of their gating abilities.
887/Year of Fell Pearls
Pirate raids in force from the South attack tribes in Sword Coast. All attacks on Nimoar's Hold fail.The first "translations" of ancient prophecies by the mad Sammaster are distributed, including his specious work on Maglas' Chronicle of Things to Come.The Magister Kurtal of Sreve is killed in spellbattle with the mage Sharglar "Lord of Beasts" Dulrathran. Sharglar becomes Magister (reigns 887).After a magical mishap, the Magister Sharglar is left trapped with beast-limbs and unable to perform complex spellcasting. He is killed by the battle-mage Kalgrathur Daycloaks, who becomes Magister (reigns 887 to 889).
888/Year of Twelve Teeth
Tothur and over 40 Talassan priests perish in the Struggle of Storms, a battle fought for control of the Talassan church. This struggle breaks the back of the Talassan church in Faerűn for the next three centuries. The Chanting Chain disappears during the battle.The Chieftains of Gold, a bandit group led by the brigand Deckon Thar, establish a hold in the Nether Mountains between Silverymoon and Sundabar and begin raiding passing trade caravans.
889/Year of the Shining Shield
The Bull Elk tribe of the Dessarin sets Nimoar's Hold afire, but Nimoar's forces defeat them and drive them off. The Hold is rebuilt by year's end.King Zaor of Evermeet ascends to the Elven throne.The Magister Kalgrathur offends Mystra and loses her favor. He is killed by the mage Jonsryn Daerathal, who becomes Magister (reigns 889 to 902).
890/Year of the Burning Tree
A new High Mages' Keep and three new towers are constructed in SilverymoonMany of the cellars beneath Hellgate Keep's buildings become connected to the sewers as the fiends attempt their first tunnels under the wards.The virulent Bluebottle Plague brings an end to the Ilistar dynasty of Westgate, with the death of King Thartyrn II and all known royal heirs. In the chaos that follows, the Holy Council of Westgate is established by the city's high priests, who rule oligarchically as the Prince-Templars of Westgate.The Blue Bear Uthgardt tribe is driven forth from the High Forest by the power of their ancestor mound Grandfather Tree.
891/Year of the Leaning Keep
With the influx of people from Ascalhorn and record trade years for the cities' merchants, Silverymoon is forced to expand the city's north walls to the locations where they rest today. All the guards' garrisons and some support buildings are demolished and rebuilt across the bridge on the southern shore of the Rauvin, with new high walls surrounding the Warriors' Quarter.
892/Year of the Open Tome (NOTE: This Year is also known as the Year of Howling Winds)
"One Last Drink" (Realms of Valor Story III)The elven vampire Jander Sunstar destroys his vampiric master.Sarvakul's Swords leave Everlund to explore the Nether Mountains and are never heard of again. Rule of Everlund passes to a group of wise commanders elected by the townsfolk who form the Council of Elders.
893/Year of the Raised Sword894/Year of Cold Flame895/Year of the Spitting Cat896/Year of the Empty Hand
Extensive poverty and famine from here to 900.The red wyrm Hoondarrh demands tribute from the inhabitants of Mintarn.
897/Year of the Calling Shrike
In reaction to increased monster activity in the mountains of Amn over the past decade, Citadel Rashturl is built this year as a log fort, replaced by stone in four years.Yril Mytersaal dies of old age and the office of Warlord of Silverymoon is given to his son Laruth by High Mage Tanisell.
898/Year of the Common Corpse
The first shafts below the sewers of Hellgate Keep are opened, and the tunneling fiends find some older hidden subterranean crypts that are soon plundered for magic.
899/Year of the Tolling Bellc. 900
King Galaghard of Cormyr battles the forces of the Witch Lords at Wheloon, Juniril, and Manticore's Crossing. The final battle between the two forces occurred at the Vast Swamp, with Cormyr winning with help from elven stag cavalry.The mage Shangalar "The Black" lives in northeastern Calimshan.
900/Year of the Thirsty Sword
Chapter 20 of "Cormyr: A Novel"Widespread war; strong leaders emerge.Beginning of the Rotting War in Chondath. Chondath finds itself embroiled in wars with the city-states that pop up around it. Hlondeth and the Emerald Enclave withstand many of Chondath's attacks. Hlath and Reth declare their independence from Chondath, causing Neveris Bikou, the ruler of Chondath, to send armies north. The armies are defeated by the two city-states when they ally with one another against Chondath.The Vault of the Sages is built in Silverymoon and its initial collection includes at least two tomes of knowledge, history, and magic from each mage of the city. The Harpers bestow the lost collection from the Silver Lady's Library upon the Keeper of the Vault.On the eve of the Feast of the Moon, Favored High Reaver Gostaraj, high priest of Garagos, unleashes a horde of berserkers against his fellow Prince-Templars of Westgate during a meeting of the Holy Council. None of Gostaraj's ever-bickering fellow oligarchs survive the ensuing bloodbath, and the high priest of Garagos is crowned the Reaver King beneath a blood-red moon before dawn breaks the following morn.King Galaghard III of Cormyr battles the forces of the Witch Lords at Wheloon, Juniril, and Manticore's Crossing. The final battle between the two forces occurred at the Vast Swamp, with Cormyr winning with help from elven stag cavalry.
901/Year of the August Armathor