• c. -15000 DR
  • The first great kingdom of the dwarves of Faerun is centered in the great cavern of Bhaerynden (present-day Great Rift), deep beneath the Shaar. »

  • -11000 DR
  • Taark Shanat the Crusader and his eight sons, lead a great exodus of dwarves out of Bhaerynden to a new kingdom in the west. These emigrates eventually become known as shield dwarves and establish the great empire of Shanatar beneath the lands of Amn, Tethyr, Calimport, and the Lake of Steam. »

  • -9000 DR
  • The drow of Telantiwar overwhelm the dwarves of Bhaerynden (present-day Great Rift) and take their rift-city for their own. Surviving dwarves flee to other regions with one large group traveling to the Chultan penninsula before splintering into small tribal groupings, eventually becoming known as the wild dwarves. »

  • As part of the great migration caused by the loss of Bhaerynden to drow, one isolated branch of dwarves settles amid the isolated peaks of the Novularond, eventually becoming known as the arctic dwarves. »

  • c. -8800 DR
  • The Great Caverns of Bhaerynden collapses, creating the Great Rift. »

  • c. -7600 DR
  • The drow empire of Telantiwar falls with the collapse of the great cavern Bhaerynden. Drow refugees claim lesser caverns to the north, south, east and west of the newly formed Great Rift, establishing cities such as Llurth Dreier, the City of Ooze. »