• The Crown Wars
  • -12000 DR to -9000 DR
    The Crown Wars of the Elves erupted more than a dozen millennia ago, pitting nearly four generations of elf. The two greatest events of the Crown Wars that still have impact 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 Moor. Perhaps due to the savagery of the Crown Wars or other factors long lost to time, the dark elves become corrupt during this era, broke away from their kinfolk, and after much warfare and cruelty they descended beneath the world's surface to become the deep elves, also known as the drow. »

  • The First Crown War
  • -12000 DR to -11300 DR
    Rise of the Vyshaantar Empire
    After centuries of fruitless diplomacy, the impatient, grasping rulers of Aryvandaar attack Miyeritar and begin putting political pressure on Shantel Othreier to join them or suffer the same fate. »

  • -11900 DR
  • Dwarves settle the Firepeak Mountains. »

  • -11800 DR
  • 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 safe havens for Miyeritari refugees. »

  • -11743 DR
  • Establishment of Coryselmal, the Coral City, capital of Aryselmalyr in Seros. »

  • The Second Crown War
  • -11700 DR to -11200 DR
    Battle flares up yet again in answer to the aggressions of Aryvandaar. Ilythiir rises up and viciously strikes out at any that support the gold elves of the north. Its nearest neighbor Orishaar, a major trade partner with Aryvandaar, falls swiftly in a brutal surprise attack. »

  • -11700 DR
  • Dragons set aflame the southern expanse of Shantel Othreier (in their war against the giants), separating the soon-to-be-called Wyrmwood from its greater body. Tethir, kin of Keltormir (soon to be called the Dragonslayer), single-handedly slays two ancient red wyrms of the Ridge and saves many elves of his own Keltormir and Shantel Othreier. Tethir's stand earns the elves the respect of the dragons, which had previously dismissed them as ignorant, two-footed cattle. A portion of Keltormir's woods are named in the honor of Tethir. »

  • Human clans settle in the clearings and meadows created by the dragon fires around Keltormir. »

  • -11600 DR
  • The Ilythiiri destroy Syorpiir by fire, separating that region from its allied neighbors and burning its homes to the ground. »

  • -11500 DR
  • Wendonai the balor is tasked by Lolth to seduce the Sethomiir clan, rulers of the Ilythiiri, into her worship and grant them evil magics.

    Thearnytaar and Eiellur band together and declare war on Ilythiir, decrying the Ilythiiri's 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. »

  • -11450 DR
  • The Sable Wars
    Thearnytaar and Eiellur, with minimal allies from Keltormir and Shantel Othreier, invade Ilythiir, intent on destroying or reforming the dark elves before more realms fall. More than half their forces are decimated by the corrupt magic of the dark elves. »

  • -11400 DR
  • Eiellur falls, as the Ilythiiri once again use fire to destroy an enemy and isolate it from aid. The Ilythiiri are helped by traitor green elves, who believe their acts of appeasement actions can help restore peace. »

  • With the start of the Sable Wars and the fall of Eiellur (coupled with the Crown Wars), a sudden influx of elves entering the Inner Sea forcing the elves out into deeper seas and away from the coastal waters. This ignites the first major conflicts with merfolk and sahuagin. »

  • -11300 DR
  • End of the First Crown War
    Miyeritar conquered by Aryvandaar. »

  • -11200 DR
  • End of the Second Crown War
    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. »

  • The elven realms of Eiellur, Orishaar, Syorpiir, and Thearnytaar fall to the Ilythiir. The Ilythiiri skirmish with the elves of Keltormir. »

  • With another major migration of elves to the Sea of Fallen Stars after the fall of Thearnytaar, the sea elves expand militarily beyond the Selmal Basin and establish the kingdoms and regions of Coranthys, Tor Meraliir, Ullythan Reef, and Ryeniir. »

  • -11003 DR
  • Rise of the Aryselmalyr Empire
    Coryselmal, the grandest of the sea elf cities of Selmyr (an elven kingdom of the Selmal Basin), becomes the capital of the Aryselmalyr Empire over all the elf kingdoms of the Inner Sea.

    The Aryselmalyr calendar marks Year 1. »

  • c. -11000 DR
  • The illithid (mind flayer) enclave Oryndoll is settled by refugees from Glyth, one of the wandering stars that circle the same sun as Toril. »

  • -11000 DR
  • Taark Shanat the Crusader and his eight sons, lead a great exodus of dwarves out of Bhaerynden to a new kingdom in the west. These emigrates eventually become known as shield dwarves and establish the great empire of Shanatar beneath the lands of Amn, Tethyr, Calimport, and the Lake of Steam. »

  • The Third Crown War
  • -10900 DR to -10600 DR
    Conflicts erupt as accords finally fail between Shantel Othreier and Aryvandaar. The Aryvandaar elves were encouraged in their aggression by the fallen Malkizid. »