• 1265 DR [Year of Flowers]
  • The Spontaer, senior Sage-Priest of Ilmater at the House of Holy Suffering in Mussum receives in a vision, certain spells to make the Tome of Torment only usable by priests of Ilmater, and therefore render it less attractive to thieves. The Spontaer works the magics, and in the process, sacrifices his life in the process. Upon his death, despite his express instructions to the contrary, the leader of the temple, Exalted Sufferer Shrymaun Beldaerth, refuses to send the Tome to the most important Imatari temple in Faerun, the House of the Broken God at Keltar in Calimshan.

    The head priest of the House of the Broken God, Archsufferer Bloirt Waelarn calls on true Ilmatari to cast out "all heretics" in the House of Mussum. A few minor priests obey him, calling on the Holy Warriors of Suffering, the Knights of the Bleeding Shield, and the paladins of the Order of the Golden Cup. In response, the Archsufferer of Mussum calls on the holy knights of the Companions of the Noble Heart to defend them. »

  • 1266 DR [Year of the Leaping Frog]
  • Battle of Holy Hill Farm
    The Ilmatari forces of the House of the Broken God (along with the Mussum priests, and the Companions of the Noble Heart paladins) and the forces of Bloirt Waelarn (the Holy Warriors of Suffering, and the Knights of the Bleeding Shield) battle. »

  • 1267 DR [Year of the Groaning Cart]
  • Battle of Bronsheir's Charge
    The forces of the House of the Broken God (Mussum priests, and the Companions of the Noble Heart) and House of Holy Suffering (Bloirt Waelarn, Holy Warriors of Suffering, and the Knights of the Bleeding Shield) once again battles. »

  • Battle of Weeping Rock
    The forces of the House of the Broken God and the House of Holy Suffering battle for the last time. Lord Sire Jargus Holenhond of the Order of the Golden Cup declares the interfaith war must end, that the Tome of Torment is to be taken from Mussum to Keltar, and that the Archsufferer of the House of the Golden God, as the cause of all this needless suffering, is to be cast out of office and sent to a hermitage to live out his days in solitary devotion.

    The weary paladins agree and all is done as he suggested. The chosen hermitage is a cavern on the tiny, windswept isle of Falconsrise, which climbs alone out of the sea west of the Singing Rocks. It is too small to be shown on most charts, but it boasts a tiny freshwater lake, and has had no predators since the previous hermit, the saintly Onthaer of Athkatla. The former Archsufferer, now simply Brother Priest Waelarn, slaughters most of the crew of the ship that takes him there through spells. Other Ilmatari priests onboard contacts an unknown mage who forcably places Waelarn on the island, and also turning him into a mongrelman, making him unable to cast spells. Waelarn goes mad within the year.

    The new leader of the House of Broken God, Althea the Abased, announces that the Tome should not be the ranking priests of the faith, instead it should be used to spread the word of Ilmater across the Realms. Accordingly, she chooses to be bound onto a rack and dragged behind mules from one temple or shine of Ilmater to another all up and down the Sword Coast.

    Althea chooses a knight of the Holy Warriors of Suffering, one Blaermon the Blessed (so-called because he survived on hopeless battle after another). She commissions him to take the Tome off into the wild and give it to the first Ilmatari in need. »