Timeline

Dawn Age/Age of Creation
  • Valgard created by Primordials
  • First races created by Gods
  • Feywild and Shadowfell formed
  • Conflict erupts between Primordials & Gods (Dawn War)
  • The Scar created
  • Primordials vanquished
  • Abyss created
Mythic Age(approx. 5,000-10,000 years before current age)
  • Eladrin Court of Stars formed in Feywild
  • First Men settle in central/northern Aritae
  • Dwarves overthrow Giant slavemasters, establish Zarak-Thrum
  • Blighted Mountains created
  • Winter Fey attempt to dominate their fellow courts, create strife and disharmony
  • Small group of Giants who rebelled against Primordial masters during Dawn War found civilization in Anatar
  • Winter Fey exiled by brethren, invade mortal realm in response, enslave much of humanity for nearly half a century
  • Enslaved humans secretly taught arcane magic by Autumn Fey, rise up against masters with aid of dwarven lords
  • Hosts of Winter Fey overthrown and driven back to Feywild
  • Many Eladrin of the Autumn Court remain in the mortal realm, eventually becoming the first elves
  • Liberated humans spread across Aritae; numerous civilizations develop concurrently over many centuries
Imperial Age/Age of Conquest
  • Hobgoblin tribes of The Scar unite under powerful warlord
  • Hyskian human culture flourishes, develops and refines magic to a degree unseen in any other human lands
  • Centaur clans spread across The Stormlands
  • Norskan reavers embark on yearly summer raids to the south, bringing back treasure and thralls
  • Tribes of Tiguri humans forge uneasy truce with giants (now goliaths) of Anatar
  • Cabal of ambitious Hyskian mages ascends to rulership, adopt the name Bal-Shanaari (“Unshackled Ones”)
  • Elves of The Ardenwood & Ebonheart Vale develop nomadic, primal lifestyle
  • Vast horde of hobgoblins besieges Zarak-Thrum
  • Many tribes of human Braelings united under banner of Grynn, chieftain of the Vargs
  • Bal-Shanaari begin period of aggressive expansion, bringing most of Hyskia under their rule
  • Grynn leads Braelings against hobgoblins, aiding the dwarves and breaking the siege
  • City of Vargheim established with aid of dwarven builders as symbol of alliance
  • Bal-Shanaari invade Anatar, driving the goliaths from their cities and formally declaring themselves an Empire
  • City of Ulaaris is built atop goliath ruins, named capitol of new Bal-Shanaari Empire
  • Large Tiguri populations of Anatar brought under imperial rule, often forcibly
  • Bal-Shanaari forces expand northward, eventually reaching as far north as Vargheim; Siege of Vargheim begins
  • Second hobgoblin invasion of Zarak-Thrum; no aid from humanity, dwarves lose key outposts and are forced to seal many passes
  • Siege of Vargheim lasts nearly ten years, city surrenders after a year of devastating plague
  • Vargheim is the last city annexed by the Empire during its expansion period, ruling Triarchy is established
  • Hobgoblins abandon siege of Zarak-Thrum, march south upon Vargheim and surrounded territories
  • Hobgoblin army annihilated by Bal-Shanaari legions, scattered and driven back to The Scar
  • Jagged Tooth orcs driven out of Deshe’a, seaside fortress of Thelimnos established
  • Centuries of relative peace pass, trade between Imperial cities flourishes while relations with other races dwindles to nearly nothing
  • Mysterious ships from the east cross the Sea of Wrath, legions of dragon-men and chromatic dragons invade eastern coast

Timeline

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