• -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). »

  • 1372 DR [Year of Wild Magic]
  • Eleasis 28 Silence of Lolth
    Lolth falls silent, denying her followers divine magic. She separates her Demonweb Pits from the Abyss and begins to transform herself into a greater goddess.

    The Jaezred Chaulssin take advantage of the situation, launching attacks on drow-ruled cities throughout the Underdark. By year's end, thanks to their machinations, Menzoberranzan has nearly fallen, Ched Nasad is destroyed, Eryndlyn falls to followers of Ghaunadaur and Vhaeraun, and Maerimydra falls (unexpectedly) to followers of Kiaransalee. Smaller strikes in Dusklyngh, Jhachalkyn, and Karsoluthiyl weaken the hold the ruling Matron Mothers and allow male-dominated merchant houses to gain in influence. »

  • 1373 DR [Year of Rogue Dragons]
  • The drow Pharaun Mizzrym, and the Draegloth Jeggred Baenre (fathered by the glabrezu Belshazu) die in the Demonweb Pits. »

  • 1479 DR [Year of the Ageless One]
  • Marpenoth Queen Arathane asks the Deva Demascus and Riltana to investigate potential trouble at an arambarium mine on Ithimir Isle off the coast of Akanul. While investigating, they stumble upon a drow plot to steal arambarium lead by a priestess of Lolth from Menzoberranzan named Chenraya Xorlarrin.

    Demascus, Riltana, Arathane and Chant and Jaul Morven sail to Ithimir Isle and fight Chenraya and her minions. During the battle, Chenraya collapses the ceiling on Demascus but he is able to escape with the help of Madri. Unfortunately, the drow are able to transmute the arambarium into a staff and escape. The group travel back to Airspur and enter a portal to the Demonweb Pits in the catacombs just as Chenraya was completing a ritual to open a gate to Menzoberranzan. Demascus interrupts the ritual and grabs most of the arambarium staff from Chenraya as she entered the gate. »