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:
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