• War of Three Leaves
  • -17100 DR to -16800 DR
    The unification of the Satyrwood (Thearnytaar, Eiellur, and Syorpiir) is thwarted by dark elf Ilythiiri spies and assassins, killing their leaders and framing opposing heirs, driving the three realms to a multi-front war. Ilythiir's influence is not discovered for centuries. »

  • -1964 DR
  • Jarm of Netheril begins residing in Earsome. Jarm was a ruthless man who would use poison or other "quick and efficient" means to rid himself of any unwanted competition. This included visiting arcanists who just happened to be passing through the town.
    Despite his ruthless nature, Jarm would fight alongside many of the town's defenders through countless battles against orcs of the Hidden Forest. »

  • -390 DR [Year of Enchanters]
  • Lord Shadow becomes involved with the beautiful bard, Alashar Crywinds of Xinlenal. As the two planned to get married, Alashar reveals that she was actually an assassin sent to slay the arcanist for his work on demiplanes (despite the fact that the death mark had been lifted years earlier) by the arcanist Grenway. Since neither could stand the thought of killing the other, they came up with a different plan.

    Shadow's research had provided him with the knowledge he needed to transfer himself into the Demiplane of Shadow, leaving his physical form behind on the Prime Material Plane. Creating a simulacrum of Alashar, they sent her duplicate back to Grenway to report her success (where she was promptly executed). Karsus oversaw the marriage of the two in a secret ceremony, and Shadow cast his spell that drew them both into the Demiplane of Shadow forever. »

  • 579 DR [Year of the Cultured Rake]
  • Torghatar, Phalorm's dwarf king, falls to duergar assassins near present-day Ironford. »

  • 792 DR [Year of the Crimson Thorn]
  • The Church of Vhaeraun reveals that the ranks of the Chaulssinyr leadership have been heavily infiltrated by malaugrym. The Masked Lord's followers assume power and found House Jaezred, an elite brotherhood of assassins trained to ferret out and kill shapeshifting interlopers. »

  • 1347 DR [Year of the Bright Blade]
  • Zhengyi the Witch-King rises to power in Damara. He raises Castle Perilous in one night, then immediately begins winning the favor of the local goblins, giants, and orcs. He gained support from priests of Orcus, allowing him control of many undead creatures, and enlisted the help of the Grandfather of Assassins. »

  • 1361 DR [Year of Maidens]
  • Eleasis The forest of Shilmista is attacked by the hordes of Castle Trinity.

    Galladel, the elven king of Shilmista, is killed during the invasion. His son, Elbereth, becomes the new king.

    The assassin Ghost of Westgate, is defeated by Cadderly Bonaduce. He is officialy defeated in a mental battle with Cadderly in some abbysal rift. »

  • The Harper Assassin plagues the North. Danilo Thann and Arilyn Moonblade discover that the assassin is really the gold elf Kymil Nimesin, who planned to usurp the elven throne of Evermeet. They are aided in their efforts by Elaith Craulnober. Elaith at one point hires an assassin to kill Danilo, but later rescindes the job.

    Danilo Thann becomes a Harper. »

  • 1367 DR [Year of the Shield]
  • Ches The Neverwintan archmage Rahalaglingalade creates the Sphere of Summer. He is attacked by Calishite assassins (most notably Thyruin of the White Flowers who having failed now roams the North) and kidnappers from several realms. The Lords' Alliance provides a roster of adventurers to act as bodyguards against further attempts on his life. »

  • 1370 DR [Year of the Tankard]
  • Governor-General Cordell is attacked in his bed chamber by a jaguar knight wielding forged-metal claws like a Malar-priest. The knight escapes once he knows assassination attempt has failed. No attempts to track him are successful. »

  • 1371 DR [Year of the Unstrung Harp]
  • Thydrim Yvarrg, Iron Lord of Rashemen (Huhrong), is slain by a Thayan assassin. Rather than raising him from the dead, the Hathrans opt to replace him with Volas Dyervolk, whom they feel will chafe less under their guidance. »

  • 1372 DR [Year of Wild Magic]
  • Marpenoth 13 The first of several demonic assassins is sent after Quenthel Baenre (secretly sent by Gromph). »

  • 1373 DR [Year of Rogue Dragons]
  • During the Siege of Menzoberranzan, Triel Baenre is subject to an assassination attempt by the Jaezred Chaulssin. In fact, there were two attempts: an obvious one involving an assassin, who was captured and brought to Triel, revealing the true attempt, which was a delayed-blast fireball embedded in the assassin's body. Triel survived the fireball because of the protective magic of her mother's throne. Maignith Baenre is killed during the assassination attempt. Soon after, House Agrach Dyrr surrenders following their betrayal of the city, Triel accepts them as vassals of House Baenre. »

  • 1374 DR [Year of Lightning Storms]
  • Tarsakh 30 Agents of the Merchant's League are assassinated nigh simultaneously in Scournubel, Irieabor, and Arabel by assassins in the employ of the Iron Throne. »

  • Nightal 15 Sharran assassins infiltrate the village of Shadowdale and attack Elminster's Tower in an attempt to steal the Ebon Diadem. Due to the essence of the artifact and the sheer power of Elminster's wards, on whose power the artifact fed, the Sharrans defeated Elminster (though not without losing most of their number) and a contingency spell whisked Elminster away, while his tower itself was blasted into ruin and transported to another, unknown plane.

    The Sharran priests also used the Rite of Unwinding to create a massive dead-magic zone in Shadowdale. The priests break into the tomb of Aumry Obarskyr, who was the husband of Sylune Silverhand. There, with knowledge from Shar, the priests put the spectral harpist form of Sylune Silverhand to rest. Sylune still survived somehow, as a creature made of pure silver fire, but was virtually defenseless. She is given to a nishruu as a plaything. »

  • 1481 DR [Year of the Grinning Halfling]
  • Agents of the Assassin guildmaster Pericolo Topolino find the location of the ship wrecked Thepurl's Diamond. Pericolo, along with his daughter and the reincarnated Regis travel to the ship, where Regis is able to plunder several magic items, but also released the trapped lich Ebonsoul. Several days later, Ebonsoul appears at Pericolo's mansion in Delthuntle looking to recover his stolen items. He slays Pericolo, but Regis manages to escape and heads west.

    Spider Parrafin (Regis) disguised himself as Cordio Muffinhead in Elturgard on the Trade Way to Triel.

    Spider joins the Grinning Ponies halfling band at Boareskyr Bridge. »