The history of the cosmos is vast and ambiguous, but a rough sequence of events is general accepted by scholars, becoming more precise as the timeline moves toward the present.

The Elder Eons: Edit

Untold millions of years before the emergence of the mortal peoples, or perhaps during an eternity all their own, the beings known as the Elder Gods first began to shape the cosmos. Whether they arose from the roiling aether or birthed it from some primordial emptiness, the beings of this Elder Pantheon gave structure to reality and imposed what would become the laws of physics.

It is unknown if the Elder Gods intended for this new structure to result in the gods and mortals that followed, for most of the Elder Pantheon vanished with the first glimmers of new intelligence, leaving behind only Zulkir, The Coming Death of All Things.

The Pantheon War: Edit

The First Manifestation of Korbog and the Subjugation of the Savage Gods: 115,000 Before Partition

Shantara's Corruption of the Elves: 110,000 Before Partition

The Binding of the Lords of the Pentacle: 100,000 Before Partition

Kirva's Concord with Idolmar: 99,400 Before Partition

Adarnum's Conquests: 20,000 Before Partition

Ascension of Adarnum: 19,800 Before Partition

The First Scouring of Aeldrum: 2,000 Before Partition

The Partition: 1,000,000 Before Unification (approximate)

The Death of Falamar: 990,000 Before Unification (approximate)

Rise and Fall of The Mage Princes: Edit

The Mages' Compact with Adalna: 22,080 Before Unification

The First Spurning of Adalna:

The Culling:

Ascension of Methos:

The Breaking of the Seventh Spire and the Second Scouring of Aeldrum: 10,100 Before Unification

A Mage Prince Ascendant named Sybern was widely believed to have initiated the destruction of the Seventh Spire and begun the scouring of Aeldrum. He was presumed dead by many survivors of the cataclysmic events, a perception which went unchallenged in the annals of the Academy on Saldan, whose founders included several witness of the Scouring. A select group of Mage Princes believed differently, however, and recent archaeological evidence from a Knight Mercantile expedition to the Basin of Aztlan on Kalros (later named Sierna by the Knights Mercantile) suggests that they pursued Sybern across the cosmos in search of bloody vengeance. The findings of the Knights Mercantile suggest that they indeed found Sybern, but were slain or otherwise subdued by him. Sybern's ultimate fate is unknown.

Foundation of the Academy on Saldan: 9,985 Before Unification

After the Mage Imperium: Edit

Earliest charter records of the Knights Mercantile: ~6000 Before Unification

Fialta Conquests: ~5,200 - 5,146 Before Unification

Death of Dres'Fialt: 5,146 Before Unification

Sacking of Alaris: ~2,000 before unification

The elvish paradise world of Alaris was conquered by Shantaran zealots, and its surviving inhabitants, embittered by the failure of their gods to defend them, went into lengthy exile. They searched for new worlds to settle, and established many enclaves like the dwarves before them, but found nowhere to settle the bulk of their people.

Exile of the Alarian Elves: ~2000 - 1555 Before Unification

Crowning of the First Emperor of Bishant: 122 Before Unification

Establishment of the Bishant Trade Company: 100 Before Unification

1st Irish Civil War: 65-60 Before Unification

Scouring of the Orcish Expanse: 62 Before Unification

The Knights of Adarnum, under their Grand Master Koropolos the Exile, declared themselves protectors of the human and dwarven settlements on a string of worlds then known as the Orcish Expanse for the relative predominance of orcish tribes.

Rediscovery of Witch-Haven: 60 Before Unification

The Rise of Aeldrum Edit

The Restoration of the Seventh Spire: 53-52 Before Unification

The Conquest of the Moldarn Spire: 19 Before Unification

The Conquest of the Galthad Spire: 5 Before Unification

The Act of Vassalage: 2 Before Unification

Unification of Aeldrum and Coronation of the First Serene Doge: 0 After Unification

Chartering of the Aeldrum Trade Company: 34 After Unification

2nd Irish Civil War: 247-250 After Unification Edit

Orcish-Fialta Wars: 248 - 255 After Unification Edit

Subjugation of the Orcish Tribes and Conquest of the Karak Citadel: 243 After Unification

The Orcish warlord Urlek, descendant of Rurik Tharr and high chief of a confederation of orcish tribes, launched a vicious campaign of subjugation against his fellow orcs and, soon, against a collection of dwarven settlements on his homeworld. Urlek sought more than the traditional dream of global conquest, however, and set his sights on cosmic dominion.

Orcish Invasion of the Fialta States: 248 After Unification

Creation of the Thalranese Marches: After Unification

Battle of Thalran's Glory: 255 After Unification

The Orcish Resurgence reached its territorial high water mark with the invasion of Tar'Thalran, or Thalran's Glory (literally "Glory to Thalran"), one of the last worlds conquered by Dres'Fialt himself before his death. Tar'Thalran was considered a monument to Dres'Fialt's later conquests and, therefore, a point of enormous traditional importance to the Fialta. The Orcish invasion of this world was an act of calculated psychological warfare, hoping to deligitimize the Fialta leadership. The Fialta of the Thalranese Marches, in turn, petitioned the great princes of the inner fialta worlds for aid, and they soon drew tens of millions of mercenaries, crusaders and conscripts into one of the largest single military actions since the first Fialta Conquests. What the Fialta and Orcs themselves did not realize was that the orcish warlord Urlek's chief adviser, Karlock, had readily foreseen the meat grinder of the Tar' Thalran invasion and intended to use it as a crucible in which to forge his own vision for a civilized orcish people.

An early historical figure in the field of necrotic science, Jane "Patches" MacDuff, participated in the battle as a medic, along with Edward Apslund, a mercenary officer who later led the expedition to recover Garrel the Automaton for the Academy on Saldan and thereby inadvertently began the "mechanical revolution."

Foundation of the Orcish Republic: 256 After Unification

The Shambler Plagues: Edit

Shambler Plague in []: 240 After Unification

Outbreak of Shambler Plague in Dalcia, Russia (Disputed): 266 After Unification

Theft of the Codex Excilium: 307 After Unification

Fialta Occupation of Gnoll: 270 - 332 After Unification Edit

Coyote's Campaign Against the Fialta: 310-332 After Unification

Battle of the First Gnoll Gate and Martyrdom of Coyote: 332 After Unification

Second Genoan Revolution: 335 After Unification Edit

An internal dispute among the mafia in Genoa following the assassination of several key mafia figures erupts into a full blown revolution. Led by the ambitious Luigi G. Albergi, a mob of angry Genoans, alongside a band of Yakuza and the remaining Geonoan mafiosos, stormed the city treasury, murdered every government official they could get their hands on, and convinced the government's mercenary companies to leave the city.

The Fialta-Shantine War: 351 After Unification - Present Edit

Invasion of Milgar: 351 After Unification

Battle of Zanevuela: 352 After Unification

The Present: 352 After Unification