• -5725 DR
  • Laszik crafts the first udoxias, a powerful psionic artifact. Psionic beings in mental contact with the udoxias are granted access to one of many powers contained within. The range of the udoxias extends for miles beyond Naarkolyth, and many citizens throughout the region flock to the city to acquire this mysterious mind-magic. »

  • -3983 DR
  • Kahvoerm Irithyl is led by a vision to a hill in a clearing toward the northern border of the old realm of Jhyrennstar. There he plants the Crownblade, summoning the Rule Tower, first and tallest of the spires of Castle Cormanthor, founding the city that would come to be Myth Drannor. »

  • -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. »

  • -2900 DR
  • The increadibly ancient coronal Kahvoerm dies upon placing his selu'taar upon the hilt of the Ruler's Blade. His fourth son attempts to take his place, but the Ruler's Blade rejects him and destroys the greedy elf in a gout of greenish flame. Sakrattars Irithyl, the youngest of the coronal's great-grandsons, takes up the blade and is proclaimed coronal by ancient blade-rite, as was Kahvoerm. So begins the Second Rysar of Cormanthyr. »

  • -2237 DR
  • The Netherese arcanist Trebbe is killed when he attempts to enchant a magical crown and the spells go awry somehow. This crown becomes known later in history as the Crown of Horns.

    He was also known for his expertise in magic that protected the spellcaster, permitting spell duels to last beyond the first fleeting moments of concentration as well as increase the life spans of those arcanists who experimented with volatile magic (including Karsus's experimentation with Heavy Magic). »

  • -1530 DR
  • Coronal Essyl dispatches an expedition into the depths of the Trench of Lopok. His agents return in the company of a trio of Dagon-serving fiendish kraken bearing a newly forged artifact known as the Emerald Eye, which Essyl gives to Kyron to ensure his loyalty. With the aid of their cephalopodan allies, the mad coronal seized even more power in Seros. »

  • -1423 DR
  • An archwizard named Requiar takes control of the Shadowtop Borough enclave in a brutal attack that leaves more than 30 of his peers dead. Requiar was wearing the Crown of Horns. »

  • -1377 DR
  • Using powerful Imaskari artifacts unearthed in the ruins of Thakos, the artificer Tan Chin assassinates the Sapphire Empress Kwan Ying and assumes the throne of Shou Lung. The new emperor renames Ten Mor Shou to Kuo Meilan, after his consort. »

  • -1338 DR
  • The Fourth Rysar of Cormanthyr begins under Coronal Miirphys Irithyl, who only draws the Ruler's Blade once to establish his reign. As a priest of Sehanine, he prefers his bow. »

  • -1289 DR
  • The immortal Chih Shih leads a revolt against Tan Chin and drives the emperor from Kuo Meilan, ending the Second Age of Shou Lung. Fleeing to Raurin, Tan Chin begins searching for lost Imaskari artifacts. »

  • -1208 DR
  • Requiar is finally driven insane by the Crown of Horns. A concerted effort to remove him succeeds to remove him as the ruler of Shadowtop Borough. The Crown of Horns goes missing. The archwizard and the new ruler of Shadowtop Borough, Eliam begins a search of the enclave for the evil artifact for the next 150 years. He even sends out adventurers to scour the Eastern Forest below the enclave. »

  • -1200 DR
  • Numerous settlements and many more elf patrols fall before a trio of nycoloths rampaging through the forest of Cormanthor. Rumors say jealous Netherese archwizards summoned and sent the yugoloths in to the Elven Wood merely to test what magics they had to array against Netheril. In truth, the archwizard Aldlas Sodhese sought the long-missing Nether Scrolls (the source of Netherese magic). He had tracked the artifacts to somewhere within the Elven Woods, and he summoned the greater nycoloths to wreak havoc and uncover his ancestor's greatest magic.

    The nycoloths, while normally competitive and argumentative, worked well together in their roles as strategist (Aulmpiter), stealthy warrior (Malimshaer), and terrible berserker (Gaulguth). The trio destroyed many villages of elves, whole tribes of satyrs and centaurs and at least two green dragons under Cormanthyr's boughs.

    Despite his not-inconsiderable power, Aldlas Sodhese was sorely outmatched against elven High Magic and bladesingers armed with magic enough to give the Khov'Anilessa pause. While elven casualties were still high over the daylong battle, they managed to nearly slay Gaulguth and Malimshaear and subdue Aulmpiter. Aldlas died when, in a spellbattle against the Grand Mage, an arcane hand reached to wring and twist his mantle around him, crushing him under the power of his own shattering magic.

    Coronal Miirphys, the High Mages, and a number of priests then used the N'Quor'Khaor High Magic ritual to bind and imprison the three. The nycoloths' invisable undetectable subdimensional prison floated high above the city of elves, unnoticed by all. It could be permeated by all sorts of energy and matter, yet it held the nycoloths as if its walls were adamantine. The nycoloths kept all their items and weapons, since their prison rendered both them and their equipment powerless and unable even to return to their home planes. They floated more than a mile above the capital, where they looked down upon the growing splendor of the city they failed to destroy. The elves set the binding ritual so that the only key to freeing the three was when a "red dragon that never knew malice or greed in its heart flies over the Coronal's throne". »

  • -970 DR
  • The Nentyarch (Thargaun) of Tharos (Narfell) builds his capital at Dun-Tharos and forges the Crown of Narfell. He begins conquering the surrounding Nar kingdom and uniting them under his rule. »

  • -644 DR [Year of Vacant Wharves]
  • The eager archwizard Shadelorn, while attempting to unlock the key to creating a more powerful mythallar (a project that Ioulaum had abandoned years earlier) discovers the Crown of Horns. »

  • -530 DR [Year of Meager Means]
  • The Blades of Dragon's Tongue are stolen by the Prophet of Tiamat, Ochir Naal. »

  • -399 DR [Year of Risen Myths]
  • Jesthren Darakh, the Ayarch of Narfell slays Orlathaun Orgalath, the Nentyarch of Narfell. Jesthren claims the Crown of Narfell and the title of Nentyarch. Thus begins the Darakh Dynasty of Narfell. »

  • -361 DR [Year of Mageserpents]
  • A band of ophidians stumbles across the ruins of an ancient sarrukh city, hidden beneath what is now the western end of the Forest of Wyrms. During their explorations, the ophidians discover the Naja Fountain, an ancient sarrukh artifact guarded by a powerful ha-naga named Terpenzi. Claiming to be the prophet of the World Serpent, Terpenzi proclaims himself King of Najara and begins a decades-long campaign to subjugate the scattered tribes of ophidians. »

  • -331 DR [Year of Shadows Fleeting]
  • The elf armies of the Coronals Tannivh of Cormanthyr and Connak of Rystall Wood finally break the greater defenses of the Twisted Tower (near present-day Shadowdale) and destroy all remaining drow slavers within the tower. The tower is left in the hands of good dark elf allies, and it is a great temple to Eilistraee within a century. The Soldier's Blade is lost during this great battle, captured by the drow in their slaying of Lord Orym Hawksong during the fall of the Twisted Tower. The blade and the body of Lord Orym are taken down into the Underdark as spoils of war by the fleeing drow. »

  • -310 DR [Year of Glassharks]
  • Gorothir, the "Dark Prophet of the Night" to Shar reputedly makes Gorothir's Girdle (an artifact to Shar). Some also speculate that Shar herself gave Gorothir his girdle. »

  • -160 DR [Year of the Stone Giant]
  • A cairn (undead stone giant) called the Dodkong, or "King of Death", appears from the dark below with the crown of Obadai. On his arrival, he gathers the stone giant clans and refounds the kingdom of Nedeheim as Cairnheim. »

  • 142 DR [Year of the Prowling Naga]
  • One of Terpenzi's brood, Jacinica, becomes the new king-in-exile of Naraja. As its first official act, Jacinica orders the remains of Terpenzi to be transformed into a bone naga and enslaved to the bearer of the artifact known as the Marlspire of Najara. »