• -30000 DR
  • 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). »

  • 1371 DR [Year of the Unstrung Harp]
  • Sfena is abducted by minions of Asmodeus and her lieutenants in the Iron Throne fight amongst themselves for control. The storm giant Krakosh wins out (though he is being manipulated by his closest ally), but the organization's influence suffers. »

  • 1372 DR [Year of Wild Magic]
  • The Shadovar city of Shade attempts an attack on Shadowdale. Dove Falconhand blasts one of the shadow princes with silver fire. Since Shadovars are living shadow magic, and silver fire pure weave magic, the collision tears a rift to the Nine Hells. Elminster, realizing that the only way to close the portal before a legion of baatezu pore forth into Toril was to close it from the other side.

    Once in the Nine Hells, he is abducted and enslaved by an outcast Arch-Devil known as Nergal, who wishes to discover the secret of Mystra's silver fire. While the arch-fiend continued to plunder Elminsters thoughts and memories, Mystra becomes aware of her favorite servant's plight and enters the Nine Hells herself to find him. Realizing that her presence was less than inconspicuous (due to the Pact Primeval that prohibits the presence of any god in the Nine Hells), Mystra retreats and dispatches more subtle agents to find him.

    First Halaster Blackclock, who Mystra promises to cure his madness. He is defeated by the hordes of baatezu.

    Mystra then sends the Symbul. After much searching, the Simbul finds Elminster (and Halaster), and together they defeat Nergal and return home.

    Mystra keeps her promises and partially cures Halaster. The goddess then blasts Asmodeus with Halaster's insanity. »

  • 1374 DR [Year of Lightning Storms]
  • Tarsakh 16 The Knights of the Shield inform their divine patron, Gargauth the Outcast, of Sfena's desperate straits. Enjoying the opportunity to tweak his old nemesis, Gargauth has Sfena brought to his infernal domain. The former archdevil plans to eventually offer to trade Sfena to Asmodeus in exchange for some priceless treasure, but for now she is left to languish in the depths of the Hidden Lord's dungeons. »

  • 1385 DR [Year of Blue Fire]
  • Tarsakh 29 The Spellplague
    An unthinkable catastrophe ensues when Cyric, aided and abetted by Shar, murders Mystra in Dweomerheart. The plane itself disintegrates at once, destroying Savras and sending Azuth and Velsharoon reeling into the endless Astral Sea. Azuth ends up in the Nine Hells, where Asmodeus steals his divine essence and becomes a god himself. Without Mystra to govern the Weave, magic bursts its bonds all across Toril and the surrounding planes and runs wild. In Faerun, this even is known as the Spellplague. Thousands of mages are driven insane or destroyed, and the vey substance of the world becomes mutable beneath veils of azure fire that dance across the skies by night or by day.

    With the structure of magic out of balance, even with great effort many spells failed or produced unreliable results. Most permanent magical items, such as artifacts, were left intact at the end of the Spellplague and charged magical items were either destroyed, warped, or simply ceased to function. Items with dormant magical qualities, which were manually activated, were largely unaffected by the Spellplague. »

  • 1478 DR [Year of the Dark Circle]
  • The erinyes Invadiah, leader of the archdevil Glasya's elite Erinyes guard, the Pradixikai. She attempts to carry out Glasya's plot to trick Asmodeus into fighting the Abolethic Sovereignty. Unfortunately, the plot unravels when one of Invadiah's succubus agents, Rohini, attacks Farideh, a warlock in the service of Lorcan, Invadiah's sole cambion son. Lorcan comes to Fairdeh's aid (defeating several of Lorcan's Erinyes sisters and Ashmadai cultists), causing Glasya's plot to fail with the aid of Mehen, Havilar and Aubrin Crownsilver.
    As punishment for her failure, Invadiah is demoted to succubus form and her holdings given to her daughter Saiche. She and her cambion son, Lorcan are imprisoned in Malbolge. »

  • 1480 DR [Year of Deep Water Drifting]
  • Nightal The Circle of Skulls and the Vigilent Order each attempt to complete the ritual of the First Flensing which would have opened the gates of Hell in Waterdeep. The deva Jinnaoth Ir'Gadohn and his allies stop both groups from finishing the ritual.

    The archmage Tallus of the House of Wonder is killed by the noblewoman Rilyanna Saerfynn in an attempt to complete the ritual.

    Quessahn Uthraebor, a Moon elf warlock, slays Rilyanna to prevent the completion of the ritual.

    Sathariel, a dark angel in the service of Asmodeus and overseer of the Vigilent Order, is slain by the Jinnaoth. »

  • 1486 DR [Year of the Nether Mountain Scrolls]
  • Farideh and Havilar return from magical stasis in Malbolge to Toril (while there Faridey unbeknownst to her, meets the ghost of Bryseis Kakistos).
    To keep her part of her deal with Sairche, Farideh must go to one of the six Netherese internment camps which are run by Adolican Rhand. The camp Farideh goes to is located in the Lost Peaks.

    Now that Farideh is a Chosen of Asmodeus, she uses her new-found powers and singles out another Chosen from the common people in the camp. This was part of Asmodeus's plan to gather the divine sparks of Chosen and collect them for himself (this was also the plan the Netherese had in mind). Unfortunately, Glasya and Levistus tries to hamper this plan. Magros, an agent of Levistus, allies himself with Thay in order to transfer the sparks to Szass Tam.

    Finally, Farideh, Dahl (who had traveled with Farideh by accident), Lorcan and some of the captives manage to rescue the prisoners with the timely arrival of Havilar, Brin, Mehen and other Harpers before the camp is destroyed by Thayan forces. »

  • 1487 DR [Year of the Rune Lords Triumphant]
  • Hammer 10 Enlil allows Asmodeus to use the divine spark of Nanna-Sin in exchange for the Archdevil to bring back the dead god to life as an immortal being.

    The Chosen of the gods Asmodeus and Azuth conduct a ritual on the city of Djerad Thymar in order to make both gods separate entities again.

    To maintain her position in the Nine Hells, Glasya sends the Malbolgean forces, led by a pit fiend named Khartach, to help the Thymari against the demons, helping the Chosen to accomplish their goal. As Asmodeus becomes an individual god by absorbing the divine spark of Nanna-Sin, he resurrects the former Untherite god as an immortal being. Grateful to the dragonborn for having taken care of him after the Spellplague, Nanna-Sin takes the form a giant dragon turtle and goes to protect Djerad Kethendi. He destroys the Untherite navy, allowing the Thymari forces to lift the siege of the port city. »