• The Late period of Imaskar
  • -3920 DR to -2488 DR
    The reunification of Lower and Upper Imaskar under the strong hand of Lord Artificer Omanond, and the restoration Inupras as the sole capital of Imaskar marked the start of this period.

    It is during this period that the archwizards Madryoch and Hilather rose to power. Three millennia before the Netherese discover the Plane of Shadow, Madryoch the Ebon Flame was busy cataloging its dark secrets. It was there that Madryoch crafted the Shadow Stone and set in motion his plan to overthrow Omanond and seize control of Imaskar. Fortunately for the empire, the young prodigy Hilather confronted Madryoch in the frontier fortress of Metos and ultimately trapped the shadow lord in the Plane of Imprisonment. »

  • -3891 DR
  • Lord Artificer Omanond orders the creation of the seven Imaskarcana, great artifacts in which the empire's immense magical lore is recorded for all eternity. »

  • -3234 DR
  • The Imaskari outpost known as Metos is founded in the Methwood. »

  • c. -3000 DR
  • The Gate of Iron is built by dwarves to protect the region of present-day Durpar and Ulgarth from the Imaskari empire. »

  • -2650 DR
  • The Imaskari port city of Bhaluin is founded. »

  • -2489 DR
  • Arrival of the God-Kings
    The deities of the Imaskari slaves bypass the planar barrier by sending powerful avatars, known as manifestations, of themselves through the endless void of space to Toril, led by the ancient deity Ptah. Upon arriving on Faerun, they further divide their remaining divine essences and create lesser, mortal forms of avatars, known as incarnations. These incarnations descend into the fertile plains of Imaskar and go among their people. The most talented they make priests, and the truly faithful are transformed into divine minions. The Imaskari slaves then revolt against their masters. »

  • -2488 DR
  • Horus slays Lord Artificer Yuvaraj, Emperor of Imaskar. Inupras falls, marking the end of the Imaskar Empire. The devastation wrought in the empire's fall turns the site into the Raurin Desert. »

  • Lord Hilather, one of the last Imaskari artificers, escapes the fall of Imaskar by entering into a temporal stasis vault in a secret military stronghold deep beneath the western mountains (present-day Giant's Belt Mountains). »

  • Lord Ilphemon and a small group of family and retainers flee into a uncharted corner of the Underdark, hoping to escape the fall of the Imaskar Empire and the wrathful Mulan slave armies. Ilphemon's descendants eventually rule Deep Imaskar for many centuries as kings and queens. »

  • Left without guidance after the fall of Imaskar, the subject-states of Durpar and Gundavar (present-day Estagund and Var the Golden) fall into barbarism. »