• Second Age of Shanatar
  • -8137 DR to -5960 DR
    The eight shield dwarf tribes of Shanatar are united under the rule of the king of Ultoksamrin. Within 150 years, trade is under way with surface elves. »

  • c. -8100 DR
  • Deep Shanatar is at its greatest expanse beneath southwestern Faerun (present-day Amn, Tethyr, Erlkazar, Calimshan, and Alimir Pennisula). The empire is ruled from the Wyrmskull Throne in Alatorin's Brightaxe Hall. Within 150 years, trade is underway with surface elves. »

  • The Mindstalker Wars
  • -8100 DR to -8080 DR
    The illithids of Oryndoll attack the eastern subkingdom of Shanatar, beginning a conflict that came to be known as the Mindstalker Wars among the dwarves and the War of Cloven Thoughts among the mind flayers. The illithids are driven back, but in their wake the surviving Stout Folk discover that the caverns of Barakuir, which had been cut off in the early days of fighting, lie empty. Clan Duergar had been carried back to thralldom in the mind flayers' realm. After millennnia of enslavement and countless illithid breeding experiments, the descendants of Clan Duergar are transformed into a new subrace, the gray dwarves. »

  • -7950 DR
  • Full trade exists between dwarves od Deep Shanatar and the elves of Darthiir, Tethir, and the dwindling remnants of Shantel Othreier. »

  • -6452 DR
  • Founding of the dwarven House Axemarch in Shanatar. »

  • -6095 DR
  • Dwarf scouts from Shanatar are sent up to the surface, where they ally with Calishite humans against the remaining genies. »

  • -6000 DR
  • The Ataman of Imir and his dao followers are forced to abandon their cavern holdings in the face of repeated assaults from the dwarves of Shanatar. This region becomes known as the Dao Delvings. »

  • Third Age of Shanatar
  • -5960 DR
    King Adiir Velm of House Axemarch leads 5000 dwarves onto the plains of former Memnonnar (north of the Marching Mountains) as their own and founds the realm of High Shanatar. Over the next few centuries they settle the lands now considered Tethyr. »