• 227 DR [Year of the Raised Banner]
  • The adventurer Orluth Tshahvur establishes the realm of Shavinar to the north of present day Baldur's Gate in an attempt to unite human steadings for common defense against marauding monsters, frequent troll raids, and outlaws cast out of more southerly Sword Coast cities. »

  • 865 DR [Year of Flamedance]
  • Algashon Nathaire, a powerful mystic theurge (cleric / mage) of Bane, befriends Sammaster (in or near Baldur's Gate) and the two begin to work together. Algashon sought to turn Sammaster away from Mystra and thereby steal for the Black Lord the secret of Mystra's silver fire.

    Through the years together, Algashon whispers turn Sammaster toward bitterness, resentment, and evil. »

  • 931 DR [Year of the Penitent Rogue]
  • While traveling north with a merchant caravan hailing from Baldur's Gate, Tyndal, the son of a merchant commoner, slays a group of lizardfolk near the site of ruined Morlin Castle. »

  • 1095 DR [Year of the Dawndance]
  • War-Captain Imphras Heltharn of Lyrabar unites the city-states of the Easting Reach (Lyrabar, Hlammach, Dilpur, and Sarshel) and leads them against a hobgoblin horde from the Giantspire Mountains. The wood elves of the Grey Forest, and the shield dwarves of the Earthfast Mountains also join the fight. The hobgoblin horde (which was controlled by the succubus Soneillon) is driven back to the shores of Bluefang Water in the uplands of Impiltur. There, Soargar (Mage Royal of Old Impiltur and Archmage of Lyrabar), the young sorceress Sambral (apprentice to Soargar), the visiting archmage Velgarbrin of Baldur's Gate, and the folk of Impiltur and its allies rout the hobgoblin horde.

    After the battle, Soargar breaths his last, but not before telling Imphras that the Crown of Narfell and a cache of magical blades (come to be known as Soargar's Legacy) are located in his tower. Soargar had also sometime ago cast a mighty abjuration spell which prevented the succubus Soneillon from physically entering the lands of Impiltur. »

  • 1146 DR [Year of the Tardy Guests]
  • The Tome of the Morning is revealed by Brother Quitherus Ardabad, an elderly underpriest when Lathanderian lay adventurers come to the Sunrise Spires temple located on the north bank of the RIver Chionthar several days travel upstream from Baldur's Gate looking for aid.

    The First Prior of the monastery reacts with shock and fury to learn that a holy relic of Lathander could be in his monastery without his knowledge. Lathander himself manifests in support of the elderly underpriest.

    The adventurers, The Rose-Red Shield, leaves the monastery with the elderly Quitherus in tow.

    The First Prior is later found dead, blasted to ashes before his own alter. The four surviving Holy Priors of the monastery conclude (after much prayer and divination) that the First had turned so far from the faith as to challenge Lathander and compel the god to return the Tome back to the temple. »

  • 1156 DR [Year of the Winged Gift]
  • The Company of Korsus catches up with Shalara of the Seven Kisses (a priestess of Auril and bearer of the Silver Supplicant, an artifact of Auril) while the Aurilians were already engaged with the Thirsty Arrows Company. Shalara and all the Aurilians are slain, and one of the the two half elf sisters of the Thirsty Arrows claims the Supplicant and takes it back to Baldur's Gate.

    There the recovering adventurers soon discover that local Aurilian clergy had traced them. No less than seven armed raids are made on the walled "high house" that the Thirsty Arrow used as a base. In the end, the Aurilians succeeded in setting fire to the villa and the conflagration revealed a secret way down into the vaults that avoided the heavily trapped tunnels. The fleeing Thirsty Arrows place the Supplicant into the carrying compartment in the chest of a guardian golem (either an iron golem or a unique metal guardian) and commanded it to attack the intruders.

    The golem wrought bloody mayhem among the Aurilians, and dawn saw it standing alone amid a pile of dead. It is a month or more before other Aurilians arrive, but the golem and the Supplicant are gone. »

  • 1188 DR [Year of the Soft Fogs]
  • The Flame of the Spirit (an artifact of Tymora) is given the nickname "Helgarth's Death" when after a furious young apprentice, Nagathra of Baldur's Gate, takes revenge on her master after a whipping by thrusting the gem into his mouth and holding it there. Nagathra finds herself attacked by all of Helgarth's servitor-creatures and her fellow apprentices. In the battle, the Flame is hurled out into the streets along with most of the eastern side of Helgarth's Tower. It is gingerly taken up and put on display under a glass hood in Amscoth's Ales, a tavern where many travelers see it (including the historian Urbuth of Athkatla and several Tymoran priests) and heard the increasingly fanciful tales of its exploits as "the Flying Flame" that sought out and slew the evil or the unworthy or just the foes of the Hidden One who commanded it from afar. »

  • 1264 DR [Year of the Shattered Alter]
  • The Helm of Helm (an artifact of Helm) rises out of a battlefield bog, presenting itself to the Helmite cleric Garshond in the defense of Iriaebor against a hobgoblin-led army of mixed orcs and goblins. Some clergy then and now believe that Helm took it from the bones of an older, forgotten champion of his faith, one whose bones lay under the waters of that bog.

    Garshond takes the Helm back to The Watchtower of the Vigilant, his fledgling temple-keep in Harkstag (a long-vanished village that stood northeast of Serpent's Cowl, in what is now scrub woodland. Then, as now, the area is infested with lurking yuan-ti). There he calls a council to which he invites the most law-abiding, old money families of Waterdeep, Iriaebor, and Scornubel. Most send their nearest merchant agents, but a few send younger sons, and to them all Garshond preached the common benefits of well-guarded roads and an elite, disciplined band of guardian knights.

    The Council of Helm is a great success, and establishes Garshond as the most important Helmite priest of his day. Some of the nobles stayed to join the envisaged Vigilant Riders, and others send senior agents with money to sponsor the band and so formalize its obligations to the merchants using the area. The Riders undertake to patrol the roads linking Waterdeep, Baldur's Gate, Elturel, Scornubel, Iriaebor, and the smaller towns and villages between. This does not please the brigands and goblinkin in the area, whose depredations had made the lightly populated lands between Amn, the Sea of Fallen Stars, and Waterdeep the most dangerous for travelers in all Faerun. »

  • 1278 DR [Year of Many Bones]
  • First recorded mention of the Draconomicon. It was discovered by in the ruins in Amn by the adventurer Berethond Halfelven. Unable to read it's contents, but recognizing it's value, he returns to Baldur's Gate with it. »

  • 1297 DR [Year of the Singing Skull]
  • Choris Steelsar, Rosa Steelsar, and Dornar Steelsar (husband of Princess Dhanar Parhek) are assassinated by Amnian assassins in Silverymoon. Their deaths allow Princess Dhanar Steelsar (Parhek) and Rhothar Steelsar to escape, they then disappear and are not heard of again (Rhothar Steelsar is believed to have died in 1302 DR). Although the assassins did capture Rohav Steelsar. Rohav is taken to Baldur's Gate where he is brainwashed to believed that he had been "rescued". »

  • 1315 DR [Year of Spilled Blood]
  • Armies from Waterdeep and Baldur's Gate clear out Dragonspear Castle and establish an armed temple of Tempus, the Hold of Battle Lions. »

  • 1320 DR [Year of the Watching Cold]
  • The archmage Briel, ends his apprenticeship under Aumvor. He records his memoirs in the book, A Life Lived in the Shadows of Death, which is held in the library of his daughter Brielbara of Baldur's Gate. »

  • 1351 DR [Year of the Crown]
  • Warlock's Crypt, the home of the terrible lich Larloch, is discovered on the Sword Coast by explorers, and the few survivors bring plague to the city of Baldur's Gate. »

  • 1352 DR [Year of the Dragon]
  • Larrap of Baldur's Gate, travels with the Keen Edge adventuring company the Earthrust Mountains after hearing rumors of a red dragon in the area. They discover a tribe of primitive mountain barbarians called the Lost in a symbiotic relationship with the red dragon. Three of the Keen Edge group, including Larrap, survive after slaying the dragon, only to be pursued by the vengeful barbarians. Only Larrap survives.

    Larrap returns to the site of the red dragon's lair with a large group of hired mercenaries to loot the dragon's horde. She finds the barbarians on the verge of extinction due to attacks from neighboring tribes seeking revenge now that the Lost's protector was gone. Larrap leaves with what remained of the dragon's horde. »

  • 1353 DR [Year of the Arch]
  • Larrap of Baldur's Gate returns to the Earthfast Mountains, curious as to the fate of the Lost barbarian tribe. She finds that a new dragon has come to be their 'god', a young adult brass dragon. »

  • 1356 DR [Year of the Worm]
  • The Dragonspear War
    Armies from Waterdeep and Baldur's Gate beseige and set fire to Dragonspear Castle, defeating the baatezu within. »

  • Dabron Sashenstar of Baldur's Gate charts a passage through the Novularond Peaks to Sossal. He also discovers the tower of the long-dead mage Caddelyn. Inside they discover the spellbook Caddelyn's Workbook. They examine it but do not take it. On their return trip, they stop by the tower once more, but discover that the spellbook is missing. »

  • The High Captain Suljack of Luskan addresses the Merchant's League in Baldur's Gate. »

  • 1357 DR [Year of the Prince]
  • Tarsakh Dabron Sashenstar returns to Baldur's Gate after a successful expedition to Sossal. »

  • Nightal Haspur, a seer in Baldur's Gate, has a vision of the Ring of Winter. Waking from his vision, Haspur seems unable to recall his vision. »

  • 1368 DR [Year of the Banner]
  • Bhaalspawn Crisis
    Sarevok, spawn of Bhaal, plots with the Iron Throne to start a war between Amn and Baldur's Gate by "poisoning" the iron mines above the Amnian town of Nashkel. In the conflict, Scar of the Flaming Fist mercenaries and Grand Duke Eltan of Baldur's Gate are killed and have to be resurrected. »