• 240 DR [Year of the Chosen]
  • Elminster defeats Athalantar's ruler, King Beluar and his Magelords. As Elminster and Myrjala leave Athalantar, they are attacked by Undarl, whereupon Myrjala reveals herself as Mystra. She makes Elminster Aumar her Chosen and then sends him to Cormanthyr. Athalantar adopts a new royal line since Elminster forgoes the throne. The outlaw knight Helm Stoneblade is crowned King of Athalantar. »

  • 292 DR [Year of Frostfires]
  • Queen Embrae Aloevan, Laranla of Ardeep, embraces the service of both Mystra and Sehanine and is made a Chosen of both goddesses. »

  • 464 DR [Year of True Names]
  • While wandering across Anauroch, Arun's Son comes across his father who was escorting some Evereskan elves, his then wife and children, westward when they had come under attack from phaerimm. After both Arun's Son and Arun ran low on spells and hiding under a protective sphere, Arun strikes the Duskstaff of Sareal using his Lupinaxe, killing them both and transforming the surrounding desert into a crater of glass.

    Arun's Son is resurrected by Mystra and becomes her Chosen, "he whom magic, duty, and honor defines". As the Nameless Chosen, he becomes the first human ever to stay among Evereska's glades. »

  • 592 DR [Year of the Supreme Duelist]
  • Growing weary of being Magister, Alvaerle Tasundrym is made a Chosen by Mystra.

    Ozgor "The Black Scourge" Hyelvel accepts the office of Magister. »

  • 712 DR [Year of the Lost Lance]
  • Ches 4 Dawn at Erolith's Knoll (Weeping War: Campaign #4)
    A.K.A.: The Fight atop Erolith's Mound, Rise of the Dales
    This battle centered on and Erolith's Mound, the burial place of a noted sylvan elf scout and warrior. The battle at Erolith's Knoll saw the counter-invasion of the Elven Woods by a ragtag army of volunteers led by Mindal the warrior, and they stood to help the elves against their monstrous foes. The battle, coordinated by Lady Alais Dree, saw the First Legion of the Army of Darkness pincered between elves on the north and northeast, and Dalesmen on the west. While initially surprised, the Army's superior numbers still allowed them to hold the ground, and the allies faltered in their attacks. The Army destroyed the elf troops, ignoring the Dalesmen as nearly ineffectual gnats until the timely arrival of the former armathor Elminster Aumar and the Nameless Chosen (both Chosen of Mystra) turned the battle to the Dalesmen and 20% of the elf cavalry, the Allies of Cormanthyr destroyed the First Regiment of the Battalion Grievous and the Third Regiments of both the Agonists and the Painful. As was their intention, they put the Army on the move east and south, skirting them around the city and hopefully out of the mythal.

    This event lasts until Chess 5, 712 DR. »

  • Ches 16 Battle of Three Chosen (Weeping War: Campaign #4)
    This battle, as a combined number of of skirmishes among the Silverglades south of Myth Drannor, merely kept the First and Second Legions from entrenching themselves and kept moving them along to the east (though some were driven north either to reconnoiter with the Imperious at Oloriil or wander meeting of three of Mystra's Chosen (Elminster Aumar, the Nameless Chosen, and the Lady Symruster Auglamyr) and their destruction of four regiments among the two legions (the Icepikes and Ardorstaves Battlions)!

    This event lasts until Ches 17, 712. »

  • Tarsakh 11 Silvergate (Weeping War: Campaign #4)
    A.K.A.: The Second Siege of Myth Drannor, the Nameless Sacrifice, the Chosen's Choice
    The battle at Silvergate is one of the most storied and heroic tales of the entire Weeping War. The Army of Darkness was driven east, and its northern and southern factions merged and punched through the elf defenders on the western front as they pressed, allowing them a second charge on Myth Drannor. The bulk of this battle occurred among the streets of the old city Cormanthor, and its climax centered on the Silvergate, the magical gate to Silverymoon Pass.

    While the military fought bravely on all fronts, this battle was primarily one of magic and thus spearheaded by Spell-Major Josidiah Starym, Elminster, Symrustar Auglamyr, and the Nameless Chosen. With many elf forces exhausted from the previous battles, only the cavalry and two-thirds of the available Akh'Faer froces were in the city for its defense until the arrival after battle's start of the Wing cavalry, some gold, silver, and electrum dragon allies, and the three Chosen.

    The spellcasters and military worked together to isolate and destroy the reduced and tired battalions (the Cruelty, the Colossus, the Grievous, Battalion Arcane) of the Army of Darkness. In all, the Army of Darkness suffered the loss of a battalion's worth of troops, losing 11 marches and 4 regiments in the melee. Among them, four entire tribes of gnolls were totally destroyed as was the most powerful march in the Army, Cvor's all mezzoloth March of the Second Cruelty Regiment.

    Cvor's March ("the Whipmaster's March") laid siege to the Silvergate at highsun on the second day of battle. The Namelss Chosen became enraged by the destruction of his native city and the abrupt slaying of a trio of young bronze dragons that had emerged through the gate to lend aid requested a tenday ago. The Nameless One lost his temper and his patience.

    The Namelss exploded through the roof of one of the Six Tyrl Towers, his body glowing and his hair and robes ablaze in silver flames! He dove headlong into the amassed forces of the besieging Army, driving a wedge through the forces, he converged on the Silvergate, where Colonel Cvor and his mezzoloths stood. Fully aflame now, the Nameless reached out with his silver wings and flung the nycoloths into the gate, which opened at his merest word. Spelltraps lying in wait activated at his will, causing explosions that claimed more evil lives as he walked unharmed within them. Over 600 mezzoloths , goblins, and other creatures fell before the fury of the Nameless, and Myth Drannor's defenders rallied once more. With a large wedge driven into the Army's forces, the Akh'Faer and the cavalry had openings they could exploit and drive the Army before them.

    The razor-studded whip of Cvor wrapped about the throat of the Nameless One, and the two fell into the Silvergate. Flying to his aid, Elminster entered the Silvergate and shut the gate behind him to isolate Cvor's march. Back to back with the elder Elminster, he fought hundreds of mezzoloths within the rocky Silverymoon Pass, and the glow of his silvery form drew attention from Silverymoon.

    Colonel Cvor then used a captured elf artifact (the Harness of the Giant-Slayer Alayris) to grow to a giant's size and seize the flaming mage by hand and foot. Cvor brutally pulled the Nameless Chosen nearly in half by sheer strength! The explosion of magical power and fire utterly consumed Cvor and over 200 nearby mezzoloths. The Nameless One lay dying, his torso laid-open. The High Mage of Silverymoon, Ecamane Truesilver and his supporting wizard forces protected the body of the fallen Chosen from the remaining mezzoloths. Together, while the Nameless One was sent magically to Silverymoon for healing, Elminster and the elderly and frail Ecamane destroyed the gate to Myth Drannor, detonating it from within and at its exit. The explosions slew the remnants of the Fourth Regiment surrounding it at Myth Drannor as well as clearing Silverymoon Pass of its remaining brethren.

    As a result of this battle, Myth Drannor's forces won the day, but unknowingly paid a high price. Elminster was lost among the planes for a time, due to his task of destroying the gate from within, while Ecamane Truesilver died due to the strain of breaking the gate from its exit point at Silverymoon Pass. The Nameless Chosen lay like one dead for more than the next year. His elf nurse, gave him the name Akhellbhen; upon his awakening, the Nameless Chosen, once called Arun's Son is introduced to the new High Mage Aglanthol as Khelben Arunsun. His body healed but forever scarred across his chest and back where he was nearly torn in twain, he banishes his vanity and keeps the wedge of silver-white hair and beard to remind him of the silver flames dancing within it and how it does not make him invincible. It also signifies his debts, as it reminds him of Silverymoon and what he owes its people as well.

    Other major deaths of this battle includes Wollys Silvershield (high priest of Sehanine).

    This battle lasts until Tarsakh 13, 712 DR. »

  • 767 DR [Year of the Awakening Wyrm]
  • Dornal Silverhand suspects that his wife, the half-elf Elue Shundar, is possessed by an evil spirit. His suspicions are confirmed when he asks a local priest for magical divination (the priest not able to know that the possessing spirit was in fact the goddess Mystra). Dornal slays his wife, which is when Mystra reveals herself to him. Devastated by the fact that he had slain his wife, Dornal wanders the realms, searching for his death (although Mystra watches over him and keeps him from it).

    Mystra, desperate to keep the 7th child alive, makes an arrangement with the drow goddess Elistraee, and places the spirit of the unborn child in the body of a drow worshipper of Elistraee (who was also pregnant, but the child had died in her womb). The drow mother gave birth to QiluƩ Veladorn, the 7th sister.

    Some time this year, an infant Qilue and her playmates manage to kill an avatar of Ghaunadaur and seal off the Pit of Ghaunadaur. »

  • 841 DR [Year of the Hunted Elk]
  • Laeral the Witch-Queen of the North unknowingly comes into conflict with her sister Sylune. The goddess Mystra appears to both of them and offers them the mantle of Chosen. They both leave Faerun for a time to travel the planes, and the departure of Laeral sees the swift collapse of Stornanter, as greedy nobles attempt to seize power for themselves. »

  • 851 DR [Year of the Jasmal Blade]
  • Our Lady of Mysteries appears to Sammaster, they dally, and the Goddess of Magic offers to make the archmage one of her Chosen. It seems that Mystra has foreseen the death of a Chosen, and Sammaster is to be her replacement (probably Sylune). Sammaster meets with the Sage of Shadowdale, Elminster, and learns how to use and control his Chosen powers, including silver fire. »

  • 994 DR [Year of the Weary Scribe]
  • The Magister Meldryn Jalensifer, is instructed by Mystra to give the Scepter of Mystra (an artifact of Mystra) to a minor mage somehwere on Toril and then let it wander, reclaiming it only if a Red Wizard of Thay, a mage of Halruaa, or another powerful mage, linked by social ties to a group of archmages, took possession of it. The Magister gives the Scepter to a minor hedge-wizard by the name of Naerlus "Flamespell" Anarthandyer.

    Naerlus promptly abandons his former kindly befuddlement and uses its magic to build himself into a petty tyrant in the coastlands north of Leilon. The Magister Meldryn judges it is better to remove the Scepter from Naerlus before he got embroiled in a major war and begins to call on the Scepter to return to him (Mystra, Azuth, the Mgaister and all of the Chosen of Mystra can trace the whereabouts of the Scepter and see its wielder and immediate surroundings merely by concentrating for a few moments. Mystra, Azuth, and the Magister can call on the Scepter to themselves by prolonged concentration). While the Magister was beginning to call the Scepter to himself, Naerlus accidentally discovers the fly away spell (a power of the Scepter to cause it to teleport to a random location on Faerun. The trigger was made to change, so that no one could learn how to keep the Scepter forever).

    The Scepter found its way to a ruined abbey of Shar in northern Calimshan. It is found a season later by adventurers who were too afraid to experiment with it, and sells it to Amblaeryn Alaba, a rich Calishite satrap who hoped that with its aid his five hired mages could destroy a rival and his hireed guardian mages.

    The five mages then betrayed Amblaeryn. When his rival, Imtherl, refused to pay what he had promised for their betrayal, the five mages killed Imtherl and all his mages as well.

    The five wizards eventually fought over the Scepter, which left one dead and another turned into a stone, lost among thousands of similar stones on a beach north of Ormpur. The wizard Earndus Orthorm claimed the Scepter, which caused the other two to attack him. In haste, Earndus accidentally triggers the fly away spell, and is slain by the other two wizards.

    This time the Scepter lands into the hands of an orc shaman. Unable to activate any of its powers, the orc tosses the Scepter into a deep gorge, which again activated the fly away spell (whenever the Scepter falls more than a 100 feet, it spontaneously activates the fly away spell.)

    Appearing in a tavern in Telflamm, it demonstrates another ability. Whenever an offensive arcane spell is cast near it and the Scepter is not held by anyone, it floats in the air to about a man's height and glows a faint blue light. This ability is triggered by two minor mages in a spellduel, and a full blown tavern brawl erupts to claim the Scepter. Eventually a doppleganger in the guise of a serving wench claims and flees with the Scepter. One of the dueling wizards gives chase, but the doppleganger overpowers and slays the wizard. A passing priest of Tymora and his mage companion slays the doppleganger. The mage, Taluth of Telflamm, claims and carefully studies the Scepter. In time, he triggers the fly away spell. The Scepter appears in a drowned tomb in a deserted suburb of Calimport that had crumbled into the sea. »

  • 1335 DR [Year of the Snow Winds]
  • Erevis Cale, future Chosen of Mask (First of Five), is born in Westgate. »

  • 1358 DR [Year of Shadows]
  • The Summer Storm Wars claims many sahuagin lives of the Alamber as well as over thirty ships and 2,000 people of Mulhorand as the god-kings' forces clash with the sea devils. The visitations of Sekolah, Anhur, and other lesser water powers cause much disruption in Seros. The mythal barrier around Myth Nantar crackles and surges but holds against attempts to break the barrier.

    Umberlee ravages the Pirate Isles of the Inner Sea with hurricanes and storms, destroying more than two-thirds of the pirates' fleet (causing many pirates to stop worshipping her). Appearing also in the Trackless Sea, the Bitch Queen adopts the kraken Slarkrethel as her seraph (Chosen). »

  • 1363 DR [Year of the Wyvern]
  • Ruathym defeats a merrow army sent to conquer it by the illithid Vestress, a servant of Slarkrethel, Chosen of Umberlee. »

  • 1369 DR [Year of the Gauntlet]
  • The Seven Sisters thwart a plan involving drow and the Red Wizards of Thay orchestrated by a Shar-tainted Halaster Blackcloak of Undermountain to steal the secrets of silver fire from Mystra and her Chosen. »

  • 1370 DR [Year of the Tankard]
  • Marpenoth 23 Noumea Drathchuld relinquishes her role as Magister in favor of becoming one of Mystra's Chosen. Azuth declares the office of Magister vacant. »

  • 1371 DR [Year of the Unstrung Harp]
  • Nightal 26 Khelben "Blackstaff" Arunsun along with several other Chosen of Mystra muster a relief army in Waterdeep and set out to lift the phaerimm siege on Evereska.

    The relief army becomes trapped in Evereska after failing to raise the siege there. An army drawn from the members of the Lords' Alliance and led by Laeral Silverhand Arunsun also marches for Evereska in the last days of this year to aid Khelben's troops, but does not arrive for several months. »

  • The Rotting Man, the chosen of Talona, and his army overruns Dun-Tharos (in the Rawlinswood), driving the nentyarch, the leader of the druid circle of Leth into exile at Yeshelmarr (in the Forest of Lethyr) of the Great Dale. »

  • 1372 DR [Year of Wild Magic]
  • Eleasis 2 The Shadovars lose the Karsestone when several of Mystra's Chosen (Khelben Arunsun, Laeral Silverhand, Alustriel Silverhand, Dove Falconhand, Storm Silverhand) and the stone giant Aris attack and damage Shade's mythallar, temporarily crippling the enclave. Galaeron Nihmedu, after having a falling out with the ruler of Shade, Telamont Tanthul, rescues Vala from Prince Escanor.

    Elves and their allies drive the phaerimms out of Evereska in a tenday, and the city's mythal is restored by month's end, aided by Galaeron.

    Galaeron's father dies while fighting the phaerimm and inherits his lordship. Galaeron is offered the position of Master of the Defenses by Lord Duirsar (who replaces Kiinyon Colbathin, who also died in the war), but turns it down, choosing instead to travel with Vala to her home, the Granite Tower, in Vaasa, along with his spirit-deep mate, the wood elf Takari Moonsnow. »

  • 1373 DR [Year of Rogue Dragons]
  • Nightal 1 The great red dragon Tchazzar (now the chosen of Tiamat) materializes above the Bay of Chessenta, returned to life and to Toril by the will of Tiamat. He wreaks much destruction on the battling fleets of Cimbar and Soorenar and then flies away to hunt and slay or drive off other dragons active in Chessenta. »

  • Using a magical globe stolen from the study of the late Lord Thamalon Uskevren, the Cyricist shadow adept Vraggen locates the time and location of the Fane of Shadows will next appear on Toril.

    Agents of Vraggen kill Sephris Dwendon, Chosen of Oghma, to stop him from helping Erevis Cale, Jak Fleet, and Drasek Riven from using the recovered globe to uncover the location of the Fane of Shadows. Undeterred, Erevis speaks with the man's spirit, who tells them the Fane will appear in the Moonmere in Gulthmere Forest.

    They are too late to stop Vraggen, the Cyricist nearly succeeds in using the alter within the temple to transform into a shade, but is killed by the salad Azriim, who he thought was a half-drow ally. Stealing a sapling Weave Tap from the temple, Azriim and his allies escape. Erevis is nearly slain trying to save Jak, but saves himself by using the alter to turn himself into a shade.

    Having survived the disappearance of the Fane of Shadows by being transported to the Plane of Shadow, Erevis and his companions eventually return to Toril only to discover that Vhostym's slaadi are planning to use a seed from the Weave Tap to siphon power from the mantle protecting Skullport. They arrive too late and Skullport is nearly destroyed. »