• -17800 DR
  • Establishment of the great elf settlements of Keltormir (present-day Forest of Tethyr that spanned all of Tethyr, Amn, Erlkazar, and Calimshan) by moon elves and green elves, seeking peace and simple lives away from the strife of the other elf realms. »

  • c. -8100 DR
  • Deep Shanatar is at its greatest expanse beneath southwestern Faerun (present-day Amn, Tethyr, Erlkazar, Calimshan, and Alimir Pennisula). The empire is ruled from the Wyrmskull Throne in Alatorin's Brightaxe Hall. Within 150 years, trade is underway with surface elves. »

  • -5642 DR
  • Djen settle in the Calimshan area. »

  • The First Age of Calimshan
  • -5300 DR to -2381 DR
    First Kingdom of Mir is founded in lands west of the Darthiir Woods south of the Wurlur (present-day River Ith). Mir and Coramshan aggressively expand eastward and share the conquered territories for the next three hundred years. »

  • -5270 DR
  • In alliance with Coramshan, Mir begins wars of conquest to the east. »

  • -5005 DR
  • Coramshan and Mir unite under Bakkal and Murabir Ukhar IV to form the Calimshan Empire, which claims all lands south of the Wurlur (present-day RIver Ith) and west of the Iltkazar Mountains. »

  • -4642 DR
  • Efreet invade Djen through a Gate, start of 100 years of war in Calimshan. »

  • -4542 DR
  • End of the 100 years Djen-Efreet war in Calimshan. »

  • Age of Humanity
  • -3000 DR to 1358 DR
    With the elf and dwarf empires in decline, this era marks a dramatic increase in human expansion on Toril. The Mighty human empires of Calimshan, Mulhorand, and Unther arise during this era, as well as the now lost empires of Nethril, Jhaamdath, Narfell, and Raumathar.

    Towards the end of this era is a time of exploration and discovery, when new continents are discovered in the west (such as Maztica) and trade is reestablished with the east (Kara-Tur). The Great Glacier retreats, uncovering the realms of Vaasa and Damara. »

  • c. -3000 DR
  • Tibold, in present-day Erlkazar, is founded as an outpost of the dwarves of High Shanatar to resist the Second Calimshan Empire's advances. »

  • c. -2600 DR
  • The last known dwarves of High Shanatar fall on the northern slopes of the Sulduskoon River in battle against the Tavihr Dynasty of Calimshan. The dwarves seal the last known surface entrance to Deep Shanatar. »

  • c. -2400 DR
  • Calimshan garrisons eastern Iltkazar in the vicinity of the Omlarandin Mountains, south of the Wurlur (River Ith). »

  • -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. »

  • -1931 DR
  • The armies of Calimshan destroy the Idol of Nomog-Gaeya, shattering the strength of the hobgoblin tribes that dwell in the region, and all but eradicating them in four major battles. Henceforth, this area is known as the Gorge of the Fallen Idol. »

  • The Third Age of Calimshan
  • c. -1900 DR
    Calimshan rules as far north as the Snowflake Mountains and is composed of four separate kingdoms within its empire: Calimshan (the original lands of Coramshan and the Calim Empire), Mir, Tethyr, and Iltkazar. »

  • -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. »

  • -1715 DR
  • Tzindylspar, the City of Rubies, is founded by the dwarves of Delzoun and some Netherese emigrants. Within a few years, a portal connects this gem-rich city with Calimshan of the Cajaan dynasty. Rubies from Tzindylspar quickly become the rage among the Calishite nobility, but few Southerners are willing to visit the frigid northern city. Most houses dispatch halfling trade representatives to manage their affairs. »

  • -1708 DR
  • The Cajaan Dynasty stabilizes in Calimshan, and the supreme ruler's title becomes pasha rather than bakkal. »

  • -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. »