• -30000 DR
  • War of the Seldarine
    Araushnee is cast down into the Demonweb Pits, where she becomes the demon-goddess Lolth.

    For his betrayal, the solar Malkizid (who served the whole Seldarine and seduced into betrayal by Araushnee) is branded (a constantly bleeding wound on his forehead, giving him the title "the Branded King") and thrown down into the Nine Hells by Corellon Larethian. There, he quickly rose in the hierarchy of Hell and soon controlled his own dominion (although, at some point later, he loses favor with Asmodeus and is exiled from the Nine Hells to take up residence in the Blood Rift, the native plane of the yugoloths). »

  • -24000 DR
  • The Sundering

    Faerun, circa -24,000 DR

    Hundreds of High Mages assemble in the heartland of Faerun at the tower of the Gathering Place to create the new elven home of Evermeet. Ignoring the lesson learned from the destruction of Tintageer centuries earlier, they cast a spell of elven High Magic designed to create a glorious elf homeland. On the Day of Birthing, the magic reaches its apex as the spell extends both back and forward in the mists of time. Merrourboros, the one land, is sundered apart by the unbridled force of the Sundering. As a result, hundreds of cities are washed away, thousands of elves lie dead, and the face of Toril is changed forever. The name Faerun, no longer the One Land, is given to the largest continent. Surrounded by vast expanses of water, the island of Evermeet, thought to be a piece of Arvandor and a bridge between worlds breaks the surface of the Tracklass Sea. Blessed by the goddess Angharradh, verdant forests and wildlife soon flourish across the island. Corellon Larethian wards Evermeet against Lolth, Malar, and the other powers of the anti-Seldarine and entrusts a unique seed to the Fair Folk of the isle. The seed soon sprouts, growing into a miniature tree known as the Tree of Souls. Over time, the souls of ancient elves who choose to stay on Toril, rather than pass on to Arvandor, merge into the Tree of Souls, slowly augmenting its power. Prophecies reveal that the Tree of Souls will someday be planted on Faerun when the Fair Folk finally return to the mainland after a period of exile on the Green Isle.

    This event is noted as occurring in -17600 DR by some documents. »

  • -10110 DR
  • In opposition to the corrupt dark elves of Ilythiir and their continued destruction of the forested elven homelands by fire (an elven enemy of long-standing), over 1,000 priests and High Mages in neutral Illefarn and other free areas spend decades in fervent prayer for salvation by Corellon Larethian and the Seldarine gods. »

  • -10000 DR
  • Descent of the Drow; End of the Forth Crown War
    Corellon's magic, as directed through his priests and High Mages, transforms the dark elves, whether the corrupt Ilythiiri or others, into the drow. Whether by magic or by the weaknesses that banish them from the sunlit lands, all drow retreat within two months' passing into the Underdark. »

  • -4400 DR
  • The archer-guard Shevarash, in an anger-tinged prayer to Corellon, vows to become the Seldarine's hand against the drow to extract revenge for the loss of his family during the Dark Court Slaughter. The Black Archer never smiled again, as he sought to kill Lolth and all her followers. »

  • 1371 DR [Year of the Unstrung Harp]
  • Evermeet is attacked by rebel gold elves led by Kymil Nymesin, drow, and the Malar-unleashed Elf-Eater, but succeeds in defeating its foes with great loss. The Towers of the Sun and Moon are destroyed, and many High Mages are slain, including Ilyyela Miritar, wife of Seiveril Miritar (priest of Corellon Larethian and a councilor of Queen Amlaruil Moonflower).

    Seiveril attempts to resurrect her, but she refuses to return from Arvandor, telling him that he would fulfill his role in the mortal world before joining her. »

  • 1379 DR [Year of the Lost Keep]
  • Flamerule Qilue Veladorn, chosen of Mystra and Eilistraee is killed while the Goddess Eilistraee possessed her body. QiluĆ©/Eilistraee was beheaded by Halisstra Melarn when she was tricked by the balor Wendonai as she was on the verge of redemption. This last act of sacrifice was not in vain however, as it redeemed those not tainted by Wendonai's blood. Corellon Larethian thus permitted the souls of Eilistraee's faithful and the newly transformed dark elves to enter Arvandor. »