• The Dawn Ages / The Time of Dragons
  • -30000 DR to -24000 DR
    The empires of the creator races fade into memory, ushering in the Time of Dragons and the Time of Giants. Individual dragons and dragon clans rule large swaths of territory and battle with their rivals for control of the lands, seas, and skies. During this period of devastating warfare among the dragons of Faerun, isolated pockets of formerly dragon-ruled territory fall under giant control. Over time, such giant-ruled kingdoms come to threaten the hegemony of dragonkind, leading to great battles between giant kingdoms such as Darchar, Grunfesting, Helligheim, Nedeheim, Ostoria, and Rangfjell, and dragon-ruled realms such as Argissthilliax, Caesinmalsvir, Darastriverthicha, and Tharkrixghontix.

    This time of conflict plunges Merrourboros into a four-thousand-year-long "dark age". The fey are particularly active in Merrourboros during this period, using their small size and potent magic to aggrivate the wyrms at every opportunity. »

  • -30000 DR
  • Fall of the Aearee Empires
    The Time of Dragons is ushered in as dragons across Faerun swarm together in the first Flight of Dragons. They assail the avians in the air, on the land, and beneath the ground. They fall upon the home nest of Viakoo and burn the city from the sky.

    In the caverns beneath the Orsraun Mountains, the wyrm-general Nagamat rampages through the ancestral hatcheries of Shara and claims the kingdom as his own. Using the found magic, Nagamat founds the first dragon kingdom. Sharan aearee survivors escape deeper into the Underdark, where the feral and twisted descendants of the Aearee-Quor become the dire corbies.

    The survivors of Viakoo flee west across the ocean to the land called Anchorome. Five of their cities, all crafted from spelljamming helms, flee to the stars. Rulungwar, Donnakee, Phra'iskree, Oolatiel, and an unnamed fifth one, lost during the exodus, crosses the Sea of Night to the world of Coliar. These aeries float there still, among Coliar's manifold moons. Descendants of Aearee-Krocaa are known today as the aarakocra.

    Some few repentant Aearee-Quor begs Quorlinn for his mercy, and he leads them to Kara-Tur to find refuge with their long lost cousins of Tiennkoo-Shara, the tengu. Descendants of these people call themselves kenku. »

  • The Ba'etith create the Golden Skins of the World Serpent, known today as the Nether Scrolls »

  • War of the Seldarine
    Araushnee is cast down into the Demonweb Pits, where she becomes the demon-goddess Lolth.

    For his betrayal, the solar Malkizid (who served the whole Seldarine and seduced into betrayal by Araushnee) is branded (a constantly bleeding wound on his forehead, giving him the title "the Branded King") and thrown down into the Nine Hells by Corellon Larethian. There, he quickly rose in the hierarchy of Hell and soon controlled his own dominion (although, at some point later, he loses favor with Asmodeus and is exiled from the Nine Hells to take up residence in the Blood Rift, the native plane of the yugoloths). »

  • The great giant god Annam All-Father marries Othea, a lesser demigoddes of Toril. Their union produces eight terrestrial children. Ostoria, the Colossal Kingdom, is founded by Annam in honor of his sons. »

  • The empires of Merrouroboros, circa -29,500 DR

    In the south, the first human civilizations are devastated by the dreadful Tarrasque, which pushes southward from the Black Sea. The Lopango, Eshowe, Thinguth, and Tabaxi tribes are conquered, their culture subsumed by the newly formed empire of Katashaka. Only the humans of northern Maztica, under the protection of the feathered serpent Qotal, escapes enslavement. »

  • c. -29500 DR
  • Dragonfall War
    Followers of Xymor attack and slay Nagamat, inciting the Dragonfall War, a conflict between the followers of Bahamut and Tiamat that persists to this day. »

  • The First Epoch of Seros
  • c. -29000 DR to -14000 DR
    The First Epoch (Time of Beginnings) in Seros (the Inner Sea). All the races currently living under the Sea of Fallen Stars take to the waters during this period, which only the whales have much knowledge of . This Epoch ends with the elven migration into Seros, and their rise to power. »

  • c. -28000 DR
  • The Colossal Kingdom reaches its height, stretching across Faerun from the Cold Lands to the Vilhon Reach. »

  • -27500 DR
  • Merrourboros, circa -27,500 DR

    For the next four thousand years a succession of dragon empires dominate central Merrouroboros. Notable among these empires is the Demesne of Atranjikhera, ruled by the desert landwyrm Argissthilliax. The wasteland empires's rule was harsh.

    While the empires of dragonkind waxed and waned, the giant tribes united once again and spread to cover most of northeastern Merrouroboros. The Colossal Kingdom as it comes to be known is divided into several regions, one for each jotunbrud tribe, Vilmos, Nicias, Ruk, Ottar, Masud, Obadai, Dunmore, and Lanaxis. Voninheim is constructed as the Ostorian capital. »

  • In Katashaka, Tarrasque's grip over humanity loosens allowing the steppe peoples to pioneer the use of horses. This developement enhances their nomadic lifestyle giving the human tribes sufficient speed and mobility to manage large herds over vast ranges. »

  • c. -27000 DR
  • Continuing their work to undermine dragon rule, the Fey open new gates allowing the first elves to immigrate to Toril. These primitive green elves worship the Faerie gods (not the Seldarine, which were unknown at this time). Although most green elves are content to remain in small scattered tribes, one group known as the Ilythiiri negotiates with the dragons and begins to carve out a small kingdom in the south. The great Ilythiiri capital at Atorrnash remains a shining beacon of elf culture for millennia. »

  • Thousand Year War
  • -26000 DR to -25000 DR:
    An avatar of the draconic deity Garyx leads red dragons in battle against the giants of Ostoria. Eventually all of dragonkind is drawn into the conflict, which rages on and off for a thousand years. Upon its conclusion, Ostoria has shrunk to only a shadow of its former self. The Colossal Kingdom now occupies only the northern most edge of the continent (Present day Great Glacier and the Cold Lands). »

  • c. -26000 DR
  • Othea, mother of giantkind, pursues a series of unsatisfying affairs with various powers such as Vaprak, father of the ogre race. »

  • c. -25500 DR
  • Othea begins an affair with Ulutiu, a minor sea god of the Savage Frontier. The union of Othea and Ulutiu ultimately produces four sons: firbolg, verbeeg, voadkyn, and formorian. »

  • -25500 DR
  • First Rage of Dragons
    In a newly built citadel in the northernmost reaches of Toril, the elves create the Dracorage mythal. Tied to the appearance of the King-Killer Star, the Dracorage mythal incites the Rage of Dragons, a madness driving all dragonkind into mindless destruction as well as turning them against their own offspring. Draconic rule begins to fade from this point on. »

  • c. -25400 DR
  • Fleeing the destruction of the island kingdom of Tintageer on their home world of Faerie, a small circle of gold elves led by the young prince Durothil cast a divination to find their new home - on the world of Toril - and then create a portal leading there. The refugees name their new home Faerun, the One Land, and the name of Merrourboros fades into history. Integrating into the native green elf communities, the descendants of the gold elves of Tintageer become known as sun elves, while the descendants of the sole silver elf refugee, Sharlario Moonflower, become known as moon elves. By the end of the first millennium since their arrival, the moon and gold elves had built great cities that rival ancient Atorrnash. »

  • c. -25100 DR
  • Sharlario Moonflower and his son Cornaith visit the dark elf city of Atornash in the south. Durothil takes a silver dragon mount and becomes the first draonrider. Durothil is later slain in battle with the red dragon Mahatnartorian, known to the green elves as Master of the Mountains. »

  • c. -25000 DR
  • First mentions of Ironfang Keep, a stronghold built on the cliffs of the White River overlooking the Dragons' Sea (modern-day Moonsea) appear in draconic legends. »

  • End of the Thousand Year War
    Ostoria reaches a truce with the dragons and the reign of giants comes to an end. Ostoria has shrunk to only a shadow of its former self. The Colossal Kingdom now occupies only the northernmost edge of Faerun (present-day Great Glacier and the Cold Lands). »

  • -25000 DR
  • The Draco Holy Wars

    Merrourboros, circa -25,500 DR

    Quick upon the heals of the truce with the giants that ended the Thousand Year War, a sect of silver dragons launches a sneak attack against the gold dragons claiming the sole divine favor of the deity Asgorath. The gods retaliate against the silvers, greens attack reds, and soon all of dragonkind is drawn into the conflict. Their ranks already depleted from the war with the giants, this five hundred year conflict is enough to significantly deplete the dragon population on Toril and actually threaten extinction. »