History

Quick Timeline (according to the Archives of House Ar’Loman in Artyrlan, Araunada)
-17,000 YK est. War of Dragonkind; exodus to the known universe.
-16,000 YK est. Birth of the Star Pantheon
-14,500 YK est. First appearance of the Aurvaul and Vauljuran
-14,000 YK est. Servant’s War, breaking of the Aurvaul, the appearance of humanity
-13,000 YK est. First appearance of the Edarvaul and Darasas
-11,500 YK est. Sundering of the Dragon’s Claws, the death of Zaliaz, the Curse of Zaliaz, the appearance of the Halikim, the Golden Diaspora
-11,000 YK est. The corruption of Halik
-9,500 YK est. The rise of Thedinaar (cursed be his name) & the corruption of the mortal races
-7,000 YK to -6,800 YK est. The War of Day & Night. Philian, Gallinon & Raethik die. The Tel’Almsil Ascendancy.
-6,500 YK est. The rise of the Ald Runai & Jera Empires. The settlement of Varinya. The discovery of Levethex.
-4,700 YK est. The settlement of modern Araunada. The fall of Ald Runai to Pali invaders. The rise of the Halikim on the continent of Panmorn.
-4,600 YK est. The first men land on Ryllynai shores. The Runai-Pali war leads to the rise of the Tzimet Empire. The Jerai fall to Halikim corsairs.
-4,500 YK est. Rise of the Kingdom of Iziz. Halikim corsairs invade Tzimet, instigating the Poison Sea wars.
-4,450 YK est. Humanity first encounters elven settlements in Ere’Streah; soon afterwards discover dwarven settlements on Deltara.
-4,400 YK est. Gnome & Halfling settlements discovered in Tivlin. Peyni, Tziment protectorate held by the Halikim is destroyed in a purge of fire; renamed the Seven Deaths.
-4,250 YK est. Construction of the Elven city of Elirho is completed. Elven bronzesails control the Elirhyani Sea and the Sea of Bronze.
-4,000 YK est. The Diamond Throne of Varin establishes the Dragon Knights & the Army of the Gemlords, conquering all lands from Kabia & Karadona to the west, to Kardras (Thentiya) & Omedi to the south, creating the Araun Empire.
-3,850 YK est. Viakai barbarians, pushed into the Bloodcrystals by the Araun army, begin a 75 year losing war against Araun. Elven ships attempt to take Nyld from the dwarves, failing to conquer it but provoking the Goebran wars.
-3,700 YK est. Izizian corsairs strike up and down the Corvian passage, leading Iziz to be besieged and destroyed by Araun. Barbarians from the Bloodcrystals once more sack & destroy Araun cities to the south.
-3,500 YK est. Barbarian uprisings in Kabia lead to Araun withdrawal. Dwarves join Kanthyr settlers in Kithlana. Trade route disagreements between Elves & Araun start the Onyx Sea wars. Tzimet invades Metzapal.
-3,250 YK est. Dwarven & Kanthyr armies take Targrath, then known as Ere’Takaar, from the Elves. Omedi uprising & Araun’s subsequent withdrawal leaves Omedi defenseless against Bloodcrystal barbarians, now twisted into the first Bloodcrystal Aarthen.
-3,200 YK est. Kanthyr armies push into Ere’Rinai (Cabryn) and Ere’Silyan (Anathelas). Tzimet pushes north, into Kardras. Araun sends its armies and Dragon Knights to repel the Tzimet invasion, and is successful, but the Dragon Knights are broken and scattered.
-3,000 YK est. The Silyani Kingdom takes hold of the last elven settlement in the west, while the Kithlanan League forcibly annexes the Karadonian province of Abasha. Karadon demands help from Araun, but is rebutted. Elirho swears vengeance on the Silyani.
-2,800 YK est. 400 years without the Dragon Knights have weakened the Diamond Throne. The Viakai have forcibly taken back their lands, cutting the Araun province of Kardras off from any support. The eastern kingdom of Arrayn slowly falls to Aarthen attacks.
-2,700 YK est. The Araun home province of Varinya comes under attack from Viakai & Aarthen hordes. Araun mobilizes to meet the threat, beginning the 500 year Adur’aulumil Wars.
-2,500 YK est. Dwarves abandon their settlements in Kithlana & Silyan. Larindorian barbarians take Abasha, beginning a protracted war with the Kithlanan League.
-2,200 YK est. Dwarven settlements on Deltara are found abandoned. Civil war in the Araun province of Varinya leads to the exile of the Diamond Throne. Karadon and Kardras declare independence.
-2,000 YK est. Visitors to the Dwarven homeland of Trelas find no living dwarves. Tzimet comes under siege from Kanan from the south, Aarthen to the north, and Pali raiders to the west; reorganizes under martial law. The ill-fated Takaari Civil War leads to war between the Kingdom of Silyan and the Kithlanan League.
-1,900 YK est. After 80 years of devastating conflict, the Silyani and Kithlanans are quickly conquered by Elirho. Conquest of the south-western areas of Ryllyn takes less than a year. Elves quickly begin “reconstruction” of their old nations, forcing the conquered peoples into “restitution indenturement”. The undead leaders of Tzimet’s army, originally raised to protect the nation, overthrow the Sultan of Tzimet, sending him and his family into exile.
-1,775 YK est. The Addrian desert tribes, tired of the increasingly tyrannical Tzimet rule, declare their lands independent. With Kardran assistance, the living & undead armies of Tzimet crush the Aarthen threat from the southern Bloodcrystals. Viakan raiders, striking while Kardras’s troops were deployed elsewhere, overrun and occupy Kardras.
-1,750 YK est. Karadon, Kardylla, and troops loyal to the exiled Sultan of Tzimet and the remnants of it’s theocracy combine forces to push the Viakan conquerers out
of the ruins of Kardras, renaming it Thentiya. While troops of the exiled Sultan are occupied, the Tzimet Empire removes the last remnants of the theocracy from power, renaming itself Siride.
-1,600 YK to -1,450 YK Deltaran settlers find themselves under attack from Elirhyani warriors, Jerdanian slavers & Pali raiders, and they send out a call for help. Many heroes & mercenary companies answer the call, and arrive to help out the Deltarans. In the aftermath, many heroes & mercenaries remain.
-1,550 YK est. Elirhyani soldiers attempt to take Metzapal. Pali resistance proves too much for the elves, however, and they leave after 10 years.
-1,500 YK est. Various uprisings amongst the Ryllynese Kanthyr are devastatingly crushed, and the rebels enslaved. Outcries from Araunada, Deltara & Thentiya are ignored.
-1,400 YK est. The kanan, after 600 years of civil war, form the first dynasty of the Panmorn Imperium, placing the entire continent under one ruler.
-1,365 YK The kanthyr rebels achieve a major victory at the Moresian Bluffs on the coast of Targreth under Davin Tel’Vos, who swears to free the people of Ryllyn from elven tyranny.
-1,365 YK to -1,330 YK The Kanthyrian Rebellion slowly frees the lands now known as Anathelas, Cabryn, Targreth, Tivlin, Kithlana, & Labrylla from elven rule. The rebellion receives a surprising amount of support from Araunada, Thentiya, Deltara & even Panmorn.
-1,329 YK Marshal Tel’Vos brings the leaders of the newly freed Kanthyr lands to the Moresian Bluffs and pledges the lands & people to Millona, the theological representation of the Sun & Creation in the ancient Star Pantheon. The Moresian Kingdom had been formed.
-1,325 YK Peace declared between the independent elven settlement of Ere’Streah & Moresia. Summit at Dulsaeron between Moresia, Deltara, Thentiya & Panmorn ends with an alliance against the ancient empire of Elirho and declarations of war.
-1,320 YK After five years of mobilization & naval build-up, the Moresian Alliance strikes at the elven fleet off the coast of Walleda.
-1,320 YK to -1,308 YK Twelve years of brutal naval combat ends when the elven fleet is crushed in the battle of Durosi. Much of Borua is liberated during the war.
-1,308 YK to -1,307 YK The elven capital of Elirho is blockaded & besieged by Alliance forces.
-1,307 YK Elirho falls. Alliance forces raze the city. Truce between the elves & the Alliance signed in the ruins of Ere’Boreah, rebuilt into the city of Pal Ador, on Borua.
-1,296 YK The capital city of Sitadyl Milasylla is built in the Moresian Imperial Province of Targrath, on the site of Emperor Tel’Vos’s divine pledge.
-1,253 YK The Imperial Province of Kithlana rebels against Moresian rule in an attempt to reform the Kithlanan League. The Coruscating Throne sends troops to crush the Kithlanan rebels, setting the precedent for the nearly martial law of the Empire.
-1,208 YK The Coruscating Throne works with the Church of Ollatuan to establish the first stable currency system. Within a century, most of the other nations of the world stabilize their coinage systems with the Church of Ollatuan, turning the Ollatuan Church into the most powerful influence on the economy of the known world.
-1,171 YK to -1,163 YK Emperor Aurus I of Moresia reforms the Imperial Bureaucracy into the modern Great Houses.
-1,100 YK Moresia establishes the northern Province of Vashra, on the ruins of the elven settlement of Ere’Vaasrai. Settlers quickly discover evidence of another, ancient civilization in the area. The Anaru’il people nearby pull farther north, avoiding contact with the Moresian settlers and troops at seemingly any cost.
-1,043 YK Consortium of Moresian & Deltaran colonist found Silverhold on the seemingly abandoned lands of northern Trelas. Jerdan, following suit, establishes the “trading post” of Lanis on the Plain of Shields on eastern Trelas.
-1,002 YK Trade disputes between Deltara and Jerdan escalate into a series of skirmishes on Gleddland that lasts for 5 years, when Panmorn takes advantage of the situation and lays siege to the Jerdanian city of Korin. Jerdan responds by conducting slaving raids on the Panmorn Coast.
-928 YK Siride and Araunada engage in their first “proxy war”, devastating much of the established magical supply and levethex trade.
-913 YK Moresia and Lindoria formalize the joint rulership of Borua, after a series of disputes over control of the land.
-868 YK Siride takes over the island nation of Corvia. Trade between Corvia and Araunada (as well as Araunadan trade partners, like Moresia) is severed.
-849 YK Narati frees itself from Araunadan control. Araunada requests that Moresia break trade relations with Narati as a result. Labrylla refuses, citing a large loss of income from Naratani trade. Within months, Labrylla is occupied by the Moresian Legions, and resistance to the Coruscating Throne is crushed.
-693 YK Emissaries from the land of Ere’Streah plead with Moresia to abandon their new province of Vashra. The emissaries’ request is ignored by the Coruscating Throne.
-625 YK Araunada attempts to overthrow Siride forces in Corvia, but fail. Karadon begins rebelling against Araunadan rule, but Ral’Dia’s forces are committed to the south, and only token efforts are used to keep Karadon under control.
-597 YK After almost thirty years of arms building and proxy conflicts, Araunada once more sends a force to free Corvia. With their allies, Moresia and Thentiya, the Araunadan forces overthrow Siride control of the island nation. The expense of decades of mobilization have soured Ral’Dia’s influence in Karadon, and both Karadon and Nidal are peacefully annexed into Narati.

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