• -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. »

  • -7800 DR
  • The Great Arrival
    The noble djinni lord Calim arrives in Faerun by the Djen, an entourage of genies and their human and halfling slaves. The djinni lord quickly seizes all the lands south and west of the Marching Mountains and founds the Calim Empire on the present-day site of Calimport. »

  • -7790 DR
  • The Dragon Wars
    A Flight of Dragons destroys the city of Calimport. This event initiates a century of war pitting Calim and the genies against the dragons. By its end, every dragon of the Marching Mountains dies at the hands of the genies' magic. The genies' magic rebuilds Calimport within a year of its initial destruction. »

  • -6060 DR
  • Fall of Calim's Rule
    Lands east of the Calim Desert and south of the Marching Mountains become the human nation of Coramshan after the humans win a rebellion (with the aid of the dwarves) against surviving minor genies. Calimport and Keltar are rebuilt. The alliance between the humans and dwarves quickly founders, however, because the rulers of Coramshan soon turn to the worship of evil gods. »

  • c. -4900 DR
  • Plague hits Calimport and Almraiven. Known as the Warrior's Plague, for the berserk rages and battle madness in those afflicted. Most casualties come from among the military forces. »

  • c. -4770 DR
  • The Plague of Terror and the Sunset Plague devastate the city of Calimport, decimating the ruling Marekh family and leaving the city abandoned and empty for nearly a century. »

  • -2381 DR
  • Beholders appear in the Alimir Mountains and swiftly overrun the eastern garrisons of Calimshan before being pushed back into the mountains. The beholder city of Zokir, the City of Orbs, is established. The Tavihr Dynasty ends with the assassination of its bakkal and fire claiming the western half of Calimport. The Erehnir Dynasty comes to power in Calimshan. »

  • c. -2280 DR
  • The Erehnir Reconstruction
    After guild wars and other conflicts destroy much of Calimport, many areas are rebuilt in the religious and artistic manner they are known by to this day. The walls of at least two western neighborhoods of present-day Calimport retain hints of murals that graced the walls when they were created during this decade. »

  • -1838 DR
  • In retribution for Calishite adventurers plundering her hoard and slaying one of her brood, Ylveraasahlisar the Rose Dragon destroys Calimshan's army, the Caleph's Court, the Raor Bakkal, and two-thirds of Calimport before she settles onto the bakkal's throne and rules the heart of the empire. Much of Calimport Muzad (the subterranean portion of the city) comes into being as a result of the red dragon's attack, as her demands for the city's immediate reconstruction forces builders to simply smooth out the rubble and begin again on top of the old structures. »

  • -1726 DR
  • Dragonslayers led by Rafak el Cajaan sorely wound Ylveraasahlisar the Rose Dragon and drive her out of Calimport, although she escapes the humans, Ylvera dies under the jaws of their bronze dragon ally, Cadasalmpar. The Cajaan Dynasty refounds human rule of the empire. The Cajaans feud among themselves over the next eighteen years, continually fighting and scheming for the throne of Calimshan. »

  • -1700 DR
  • The Pasha of Calimport's third son becomes emir of Tethyr. Lead by his debauchery, Calishite nobles begin hunting elves in the northern forests for sport. »

  • -1428 DR
  • Calimport falls with the death of Syl-Pahsa Violir Cajaan IX, and beholders rule the ruined city of Calimport and its vassal empire. Qyraaptir the Bloodeye, a beholder-mage of frightening power, claims the Pasha's Throne. Beholders now rule all major settlements throughout Calimshan, Iltkazar and the Lake of Steam.

    Due to the disruption caused by the beholders, trade between Tzindylspar and Calimshan collapses almost overnight. »

  • -1403 DR
  • The Cajaan Vengeance
    The outer districts of Calimport are set afire in an attempt to smoke out the occupying beholders during a siege of the city. »

  • -1402 DR
  • Qyraaptir the Bloodeye (a beholder mage) and its beholder forces fall or flee before the Drakhon priests and their allied human soldiers. Calimport is the first city freed of beholder domination, and Calimshan is free of beholder rulers within three years, thanks to the rule of the Drakhon pashas. The beholders retreat to their strongholds beneath the Alimir Mountains and along the Lake of Steam. »

  • -1202 DR
  • Alturiak 29 Ali yn Enar el Samesaj, the future Great Vizar of Calimport, is born. »

  • -1156 DR
  • The Villaflames
    Fire destroys much of Calimport's waterfront before spreading westward into the pasha's villas. »

  • c. -1150 DR
  • After the Villaflames, the Drakhon dynasty takes control of the cleared areas of Calimport and restructures the areas to best suit their political allies and their own motivations. The massive stone docks and defenses that grace Armada Ward for centuries to come replace the dock areas destroyed. »

  • -1130 DR
  • The Battle of the Samesaj Gate:
    The eastern garrison of Akkabbel (present-day Ithal Pass) is the scene of great victory for Calimshan, as the besieged forces of Akkabbel gain reinforcements from Calimport through a magical portal. They break the siege and inflict great losses on the beholders. The portal remains intact after the battle, but only its caster (the vizir Ali el Samesaj) knows that it is keyed to the full moon's light more than other magic. This great victory over the beholder forces sees Samesaj raised to the title of Grand Vizir at the right hand of Syl-Pasha Ruj el Drakhon. »

  • -1095 DR
  • The Grand Vizar Samesaj creates his final resting place to the east of Calimport's city walls: the Khammart, the Tomb of First Once, its fiery marble walls rise from the earth, Samasej enters through one wall, never to be seen again. »

  • -1080 DR
  • End of the wars between Calimshan and the beholder nations of the Alimir Mountains with the victory at Mintarn. The Pasha's Throne at Calimport now rules from the Sword Coast to Mintarn. The increased trade and influence sees Calimport nearly double in size (to nearly the size of present-day Waterdeep). »

  • -990 DR
  • Intermittent plagues over the next century ravage the populations of Schamedar and Calimport. The first plague, which strikes this year, kills nearly half of Calimport's slaves and forces the syl-pasha and his family to remain trapped in their palace for nearly two years until the disease subsides. The warlords and sorcerers of Jhaamdath's Twelve Cities of the Sword are suspected of creating the plagues, but nothing is ever proven. »