• The Crown Wars
  • -12000 DR to -9000 DR
    The Crown Wars of the Elves erupted more than a dozen millennia ago, pitting nearly four generations of elf. The two greatest events of the Crown Wars that still have impact are the Dark Disaster and the Descent of the Drow. The Dark Disaster utterly destroyed the forest realm of Miyeritar, leaving the blasted plains that are now the High Moor. Perhaps due to the savagery of the Crown Wars or other factors long lost to time, the dark elves become corrupt during this era, broke away from their kinfolk, and after much warfare and cruelty they descended beneath the world's surface to become the deep elves, also known as the drow. »

  • The First Crown War
  • -12000 DR to -11300 DR
    Rise of the Vyshaantar Empire
    After centuries of fruitless diplomacy, the impatient, grasping rulers of Aryvandaar attack Miyeritar and begin putting political pressure on Shantel Othreier to join them or suffer the same fate. »

  • The Second Crown War
  • -11700 DR to -11200 DR
    Battle flares up yet again in answer to the aggressions of Aryvandaar. Ilythiir rises up and viciously strikes out at any that support the gold elves of the north. Its nearest neighbor Orishaar, a major trade partner with Aryvandaar, falls swiftly in a brutal surprise attack. »

  • -11400 DR
  • With the start of the Sable Wars and the fall of Eiellur (coupled with the Crown Wars), a sudden influx of elves entering the Inner Sea forcing the elves out into deeper seas and away from the coastal waters. This ignites the first major conflicts with merfolk and sahuagin. »

  • -11300 DR
  • End of the First Crown War
    Miyeritar conquered by Aryvandaar. »

  • -11200 DR
  • End of the Second Crown War
    Thearnytaar falls to the savage and now unrepentant dark elves, who use enslaved monsters and undead to occupy the thorn and bramble choked woods. Ilythiir now directly skirmishes with the major realm of Keltormir along its eastern and southern expanses. »

  • The Third Crown War
  • -10900 DR to -10600 DR
    Conflicts erupt as accords finally fail between Shantel Othreier and Aryvandaar. The Aryvandaar elves were encouraged in their aggression by the fallen Malkizid. »

  • -10700 DR
  • Battle of the God's Theater
    The God's Theater (present-day the Tunlands) on eastern Shantel Othreier is the site of one of the largest and costliest of all the Crown Wars' battles. Nearly 70,000 elves died at the hands of elf and orc enemies, as an orc horde 100,000 strong fell upon the already embattled elves. Aryvandaar won the day, and occupied the northern half of Shatel Othreier. »

  • -10600 DR
  • End of the Third Crown War
    Aryvandaar conquers Shantel Othreier after the mysterious death of Coronal Ynloeth. Only Ardeep, a vassal realm of Shantel Othreier, continues to resist the Vyshaar. Guerilla fighting and rebel mages arise in parts of Miyeritar and the newly conquered territories. »

  • -10500 DR
  • The Dark Disaster
    Miyeritar is engulfed in killing storms, which reduce this entire forest and realm into a barren wasteland in three months. Although no proof could ever be found, many believe the High Mages of Aryvandaar inflicted the Dark Disaster on Miyeritar.

    Shock over the Dark Disaster establishes an uneasy four decades of peace, as nearly every elf of Faerun shrinks back in awe and horror from the havoc wrought by the Crown Wars. »

  • The Fourth Crown War
  • -10450 DR to -10000 DR
    Ilythiir's seething counterattack to avenge Miyeritar sees its open use of the corrupt powers of Ghaunadar and other dark, evil gods for the first time. The Fourth Crown War ends with cataclysmic events of -10000. »

  • -9800 DR
  • The Yuirwood is settled by a small number of green elves in the aftermath of the Fourth Crown Wars. »

  • The Fifth Crown War
  • -9200 DR to -9000 DR
    The First Proclamation of the Elven Court leads to the revolt of the nobles of Aryvandaar, and the last Crown War begins. The Elven Court, the Seldarine priesthoods, and the long-hidden High Mages restore pockets of resistance and freedom across the entire Vyshantaar Empire, fragmenting the armies and nobles to limit their coordination. »

  • Seven Citadel's War
  • c. -4500 DR to -4300 DR
    High mages from Arcorar track House Dlardrageth to a secret lair beneath Ascal's Horn. With the aid of Eaerlanni forces, they slay several of the Dlardrageths. Other Siluvanedenn houses under Dlardrageth influence retaliate, beginning the Seven Citadels' War. Sarya Dlardrageth and her sons are captured, but the fey'ri-led Siluvanedenn fight on.
    These Skirmishes between the elite forces of Siluvanede and the fledgling forces of Eaerlann are sometimes collectively referred to as the Sixth Crown War. »