• c. -400 DR
  • Around this time, the Lost Sage Augathra the Mad travels the world. She divines many of the names in the Roll of Years, building on the work of other prophets, particularly those of the Netherese wizard known as the Terraseer. During the day, her visions cause her to devise the Roll of Years upon which the seer Alaundo built his work, but at night - gripped by fervered nightmares - she scribes a different set of names. These dark visions drives her travels, and as they continue she grows ever more insane, thus earning her moniker. This second set of years, the Black Chronology, is a secret lost with Augathra and remains undiscovered for over 1,000 years. »

  • 684 DR [Year of the Sundered Crypt]
  • The Dark Diviners of Windsong Tower, a cadre of wizards from Myth Drannor, discover the Book of the Black, the tome in which Augathra the Mad penned the Black Chronology. From its cured text they crib a work known as the Leaves of One Night, which reveals secrets of Shar. Both texts are stolen by followers of Shar and lost to history for several centuries. »