• 1370 DR [Year of the Tankard]
  • The ogre mages Sothillis and Cyrvisnea emerge from the Small Teeth with their army of goblins, kobolds, ogres, and hill giants (which they had been preparing over the past 14 years). They attack eastern Amn. After sacking Fort Ishla, the army of monsters attack Esmeltaran with complete surprise and quickly conquer the city. While the ogre mages did not find the Armory of Nedeheim under the castle of Dahaundar, they did find royal records dating back to Imnel's regime suggesting that the armory had been moved to the city of Murann after the Horned Mage's attack.

    The ogre mages then split their forces. Cyrvisnea led a host of goblins and kobolds west to Imnescar, where they and Cyricists of the Twin Towers of the Eclipse together sack the town. In Imnescar, Cyrvisnea searches the old armory hidden beneath the town, confirming that Prince Imnel had indeed looted it of its weapons centuries before. After leaving a garrison in Esmeltaran to occupy Amn's army, Sothillis leds the remainder of his forces southwest through Trademeet to the port city of Murann, where the monsters laid siege on Eleasias 22, 1370 DR aided by a naval blockade by the pirates of the Nelanther (who were contracted by the Rundeen).

    The siege grounds to a halt over the winter while the monsters fortified their rear flank against attack by Amn's army. »

  • 1371 DR [Year of the Unstrung Harp]
  • Midsummer Murann is captured by the ogre mage Sothillis and his army with the aid of clerics of Cyric from the Tower of the Eternal Eclipse. The humanoids seize Murann's gold-laden ships, trapped within the harbor by the pirates, and claims the city for their own as the capital to the new Sothillisian Empire.

    Sothillis wisely leaves the city's alchemists' guild intact, forcing its members to create alchemical items and potions for the armies.

    The Armory of Nedeheim is nowhere to be found in the city, but the ogre mages are uncertain whether they were deceived as to its true location or if someone plundered the armory before their conquest of the city. »

  • 1374 DR [Year of Lightning Storms]
  • Mirtul 13 An elite company of adventurers, based at the western Tower of the Eclipse and said to be led by the half-ogre bastard son of Sothillis, mounts a daring prison break on the dungeons beneath the Black Spires of the Maiden, a temple of Loviatar in the Vale of Wailing Women in the eastern Small Teeth. All members of the Company of Rune-scribed Horns escape, along with a dozen ogres captured in the retaking of Esmeltaran. One of the ogres bring word that a clue was found in the last days of the siege suggesting that the Armory of Nedeheim is hidden deep beneath Murann, in the caverns of the Underdark once claimed by the Shanatarn kingdom of Xothaerin. »

  • Flamerule 12 The western Tower of the Eternal Eclipse falls to the Army of Three Stars, and by prior arrangement, is claimed by the crusaders from the Dark Embrace (a temple to Cyric). A few of the defenders escape through the newly constructed portal, presumably seeking refuge in Murann of the Sothillisian Empire. Interrogation of the bodies left behind reveals the discovered clue to the Armory of Nedeheim to the commanders of the Army of Three Stars. Sothillis quietly dispatches a company of adventurers into the depths upon receiving word. »

  • Flamerule 13 Word quickly spreads through the taverns of Amn of the Armory of Nedeheim. Many adventuring companies begin making plans to explore the ruins of Xothaerin. »

  • Flamerule 20 Sothillis announces he will top any offer to the adventuring company that brings him the Armory of Nedeheim in its entirety. »

  • Midsummer The city of Murann and settlements all along the Trade Way from the Cloud Peaks to the Wealdath come under attack by packs of stingers emerging from newly constructed sinkholes that lead down into the Underdark. The leaders of these packs are said to emply giant-sized magic weapons and armor and demand repayment of all treasure plundered from far-off Maztica. »

  • 1376 DR [Year of the Bent Blade]
  • The Swordbelt Alliance sacks the subterranean city of Oaxatupa, scattering the tlincallis like a giant stepping on an anthill. In the years that follow, the stingers boil up to attack targets throughout Amn and Murannheim without warning, forcing the two neighbors to maintain their uneasy truce. Although the Armory of Nedeheim is never recovered, adventurers return from ruined Oaxatupa with reports of a portal to the Abyss from which demonic servitors of Obox-Ob continue to pour forth in support of the tlincallis. The Council of Six institutes a heavy war tax on Amn in preparation for years of warfare. »