• -8000 DR
  • Founding of the settlement of Semberholme as a safe haven in times of war and crisis for the females, children, and elders of the elves of Cormanthyr. »

  • -4000 DR
  • The Coronal Oacenth of Jhyrennstar falls ill, leading to the forging of the three elfblades and the Ruling Trials. Coronal Kahvoerm Irithyl becomes the ruler of Semberholme, Jhyrennstar, and Elven Court, all of which are now Cormanthyr. »

  • -3095 DR
  • The Fair Folk of Cormanthyr steal one set of the nether scrolls and hide it away in the depths of Windsong Tower. One the thieves, a gnome elf-friend named Rilmohx Sha'Quessir, steals a glance at one of the nether scrolls and is rewarded with a deep understanding of how to cast illusion spells. This knowledge spreads quickly through the gnome community. »

  • -2900 DR
  • The increadibly ancient coronal Kahvoerm dies upon placing his selu'taar upon the hilt of the Ruler's Blade. His fourth son attempts to take his place, but the Ruler's Blade rejects him and destroys the greedy elf in a gout of greenish flame. Sakrattars Irithyl, the youngest of the coronal's great-grandsons, takes up the blade and is proclaimed coronal by ancient blade-rite, as was Kahvoerm. So begins the Second Rysar of Cormanthyr. »

  • -1950 DR
  • Fighting a drow incursion into the western woods, Coronal Sakrattars sacrifices himself using a blood dragon spell, which destroys the massive horde of drow occupying the last ruins of Uvaeren and the Twisted Tower, though not the tower itself. The coronal's chosen heir, Sinalt Irithyl, becomes the third coronal of Cormanthyr. »

  • -1354 DR
  • Unified armies of Rystall Wood and Cormanthyr infiltrate and root the majority of drow forces around and under the lands of Rystall, Ulvaeren's ruins, and the Old Skull, the granite crag within the hills that lie in the clearings among the three forests. However, they cannot penetrate the Twisted Tower, allowing many drow escape. »

  • -1338 DR
  • The Fourth Rysar of Cormanthyr begins under Coronal Miirphys Irithyl, who only draws the Ruler's Blade once to establish his reign. As a priest of Sehanine, he prefers his bow. »

  • -1293 DR
  • Coronal Miirphys help raise the Cresent Court, the temple of Sehanine in Cormanthyr. »

  • -1200 DR
  • Numerous settlements and many more elf patrols fall before a trio of nycoloths rampaging through the forest of Cormanthor. Rumors say jealous Netherese archwizards summoned and sent the yugoloths in to the Elven Wood merely to test what magics they had to array against Netheril. In truth, the archwizard Aldlas Sodhese sought the long-missing Nether Scrolls (the source of Netherese magic). He had tracked the artifacts to somewhere within the Elven Woods, and he summoned the greater nycoloths to wreak havoc and uncover his ancestor's greatest magic.

    The nycoloths, while normally competitive and argumentative, worked well together in their roles as strategist (Aulmpiter), stealthy warrior (Malimshaer), and terrible berserker (Gaulguth). The trio destroyed many villages of elves, whole tribes of satyrs and centaurs and at least two green dragons under Cormanthyr's boughs.

    Despite his not-inconsiderable power, Aldlas Sodhese was sorely outmatched against elven High Magic and bladesingers armed with magic enough to give the Khov'Anilessa pause. While elven casualties were still high over the daylong battle, they managed to nearly slay Gaulguth and Malimshaear and subdue Aulmpiter. Aldlas died when, in a spellbattle against the Grand Mage, an arcane hand reached to wring and twist his mantle around him, crushing him under the power of his own shattering magic.

    Coronal Miirphys, the High Mages, and a number of priests then used the N'Quor'Khaor High Magic ritual to bind and imprison the three. The nycoloths' invisable undetectable subdimensional prison floated high above the city of elves, unnoticed by all. It could be permeated by all sorts of energy and matter, yet it held the nycoloths as if its walls were adamantine. The nycoloths kept all their items and weapons, since their prison rendered both them and their equipment powerless and unable even to return to their home planes. They floated more than a mile above the capital, where they looked down upon the growing splendor of the city they failed to destroy. The elves set the binding ritual so that the only key to freeing the three was when a "red dragon that never knew malice or greed in its heart flies over the Coronal's throne". »

  • -791 DR
  • The Fifth Rysar of Cormanthyr convenes under the rule of Tannivh Irithyl. »

  • c. -750 DR
  • Drow attacks on Cormanthyr and Rystall Wood begin again in earnest, but only as slash-and-run raids by drow seeking magic, slaves, or destruction. The impregnable Twisted Tower expands twice in the next decades. »

  • -470 DR [Year of Perdition's Flame]
  • The Shadow Wars, pitting Cormanthyr and Rystall Wood against the Twisted Tower, begins. »

  • -331 DR [Year of Shadows Fleeting]
  • The elf armies of the Coronals Tannivh of Cormanthyr and Connak of Rystall Wood finally break the greater defenses of the Twisted Tower (near present-day Shadowdale) and destroy all remaining drow slavers within the tower. The tower is left in the hands of good dark elf allies, and it is a great temple to Eilistraee within a century. The Soldier's Blade is lost during this great battle, captured by the drow in their slaying of Lord Orym Hawksong during the fall of the Twisted Tower. The blade and the body of Lord Orym are taken down into the Underdark as spoils of war by the fleeing drow. »

  • c. -310 DR
  • In gratitude for their aid in the Shadow Wars, the Coronal Tannivh Irithyl allows the settlement of some reformed, surface-acclimated dark elves into some remote eastern lands of Cormanthyr, the future Velarswood. »

  • -231 DR [Year of the Ringed Moon]
  • Three entire clans of elves flee Seros to save their lives and those of their children migrate to Lake Sember within the elven nation of Cormanthyr. »

  • -219 DR [Year of the Sallow Orb]
  • Netherese citizens fleeing conflicts between the Netherese Survivor States begin to filter into the elven realm of Cormanthyr. »

  • -205 DR [Year of Good Hunting]
  • The Passing of Power
    The Lord of Scepters, Iliphar Nelnueve of House Amaratharr and a small group of elves mets with the balck dragon Thauglorimorgorus (Thauglor) and his seconds the blue dragon Gloriankithsanus and the red dragon Mistinarperadnacles Hai Draco (Mist) to settle their differences. Iliphar challenges Thauglor to a Feint of Honor and defeats the dragon, granting the elves claim to the realm of Cormanthyr. »

  • -75 DR [Year of Leather Shields]
  • The wizard Baerauble Etharr, survivor of lost Netheril, is saved from death at the hands of barbarian tormentors by the elf Alea Dahast. Baerauble comes to live with the elves of Cormanthyr. »

  • -64 DR [Year of Gleaming Frost]
  • The elven realm of Rystall Wood falls to giants and orcs in its Twelfth Rysar. The surviving elves either remain in Yrlaancel or migrate south to Cormanthyr. »

  • 1 DR [Year of Sunrise]
  • The Standing Stone is raised by the elves of Cormanthyr and the Dalesmen (starting the Dalereckoning Calendar), they form the Dales Compact, an agreement of mutual aid. »

  • 111 DR [Year of Fallen Gaurds]
  • Birth of Venali Starym, first son of Illitran Starym in Cormanthyr. »