• c. -31000 DR
  • End of the Batrachi and Giants War
    The conflict between the Batrachi and the giants of Ostoria comes to an abrupt end when the ice moon Zotha falls from the sky devastating much of the lands within central Merrouroboros. A large fragment of the moon carves a gorge so deep between the four Inner Seas, they merge together to form the Sea of Fallen Stars, an event the sarrukhs remark on as a "changing of the stars". Severe earthquakes rocked the region for weeks afterwards. The crystalline batrachi cities, though reinforced by magic, were unable to withstand the incessant aftershocks. Within a year, the Batrachi Empire had fallen into ruin.

    The impact of the moon threw up a thick cloud of dust into the atmosphere obscuring the sun for seven years. Without the sun, plant-life began to die out across the land, soon followed by the herbivores and finally the carnivores. Only those peoples possessing great magic or divine protection survived the mass extinction. »

  • In the weeks following the Tearfall, tens of thousands of dragon eggs begin hatching across Merrouroboros. These precursor wyrms are not the mighty dragons known today for they possessed no wings, no magic, no dragon breath, and in the case of seawurms no legs. Nor are they a new species of the great thunderers common in Mhairshaulk, for they are warm blooded and possess greater intelligence. »

  • The Dawn Ages / The Time of Dragons
  • -30000 DR to -24000 DR
    The empires of the creator races fade into memory, ushering in the Time of Dragons and the Time of Giants. Individual dragons and dragon clans rule large swaths of territory and battle with their rivals for control of the lands, seas, and skies. During this period of devastating warfare among the dragons of Faerun, isolated pockets of formerly dragon-ruled territory fall under giant control. Over time, such giant-ruled kingdoms come to threaten the hegemony of dragonkind, leading to great battles between giant kingdoms such as Darchar, Grunfesting, Helligheim, Nedeheim, Ostoria, and Rangfjell, and dragon-ruled realms such as Argissthilliax, Caesinmalsvir, Darastriverthicha, and Tharkrixghontix.

    This time of conflict plunges Merrourboros into a four-thousand-year-long "dark age". The fey are particularly active in Merrourboros during this period, using their small size and potent magic to aggrivate the wyrms at every opportunity. »

  • -30000 DR
  • Fall of the Aearee Empires
    The Time of Dragons is ushered in as dragons across Faerun swarm together in the first Flight of Dragons. They assail the avians in the air, on the land, and beneath the ground. They fall upon the home nest of Viakoo and burn the city from the sky.

    In the caverns beneath the Orsraun Mountains, the wyrm-general Nagamat rampages through the ancestral hatcheries of Shara and claims the kingdom as his own. Using the found magic, Nagamat founds the first dragon kingdom. Sharan aearee survivors escape deeper into the Underdark, where the feral and twisted descendants of the Aearee-Quor become the dire corbies.

    The survivors of Viakoo flee west across the ocean to the land called Anchorome. Five of their cities, all crafted from spelljamming helms, flee to the stars. Rulungwar, Donnakee, Phra'iskree, Oolatiel, and an unnamed fifth one, lost during the exodus, crosses the Sea of Night to the world of Coliar. These aeries float there still, among Coliar's manifold moons. Descendants of Aearee-Krocaa are known today as the aarakocra.

    Some few repentant Aearee-Quor begs Quorlinn for his mercy, and he leads them to Kara-Tur to find refuge with their long lost cousins of Tiennkoo-Shara, the tengu. Descendants of these people call themselves kenku. »

  • -27500 DR
  • Merrourboros, circa -27,500 DR

    For the next four thousand years a succession of dragon empires dominate central Merrouroboros. Notable among these empires is the Demesne of Atranjikhera, ruled by the desert landwyrm Argissthilliax. The wasteland empires's rule was harsh.

    While the empires of dragonkind waxed and waned, the giant tribes united once again and spread to cover most of northeastern Merrouroboros. The Colossal Kingdom as it comes to be known is divided into several regions, one for each jotunbrud tribe, Vilmos, Nicias, Ruk, Ottar, Masud, Obadai, Dunmore, and Lanaxis. Voninheim is constructed as the Ostorian capital. »

  • c. -27000 DR
  • Continuing their work to undermine dragon rule, the Fey open new gates allowing the first elves to immigrate to Toril. These primitive green elves worship the Faerie gods (not the Seldarine, which were unknown at this time). Although most green elves are content to remain in small scattered tribes, one group known as the Ilythiiri negotiates with the dragons and begins to carve out a small kingdom in the south. The great Ilythiiri capital at Atorrnash remains a shining beacon of elf culture for millennia. »

  • Thousand Year War
  • -26000 DR to -25000 DR:
    An avatar of the draconic deity Garyx leads red dragons in battle against the giants of Ostoria. Eventually all of dragonkind is drawn into the conflict, which rages on and off for a thousand years. Upon its conclusion, Ostoria has shrunk to only a shadow of its former self. The Colossal Kingdom now occupies only the northern most edge of the continent (Present day Great Glacier and the Cold Lands). »

  • -25500 DR
  • First Rage of Dragons
    In a newly built citadel in the northernmost reaches of Toril, the elves create the Dracorage mythal. Tied to the appearance of the King-Killer Star, the Dracorage mythal incites the Rage of Dragons, a madness driving all dragonkind into mindless destruction as well as turning them against their own offspring. Draconic rule begins to fade from this point on. »

  • c. -25100 DR
  • Sharlario Moonflower and his son Cornaith visit the dark elf city of Atornash in the south. Durothil takes a silver dragon mount and becomes the first draonrider. Durothil is later slain in battle with the red dragon Mahatnartorian, known to the green elves as Master of the Mountains. »

  • c. -25000 DR
  • First mentions of Ironfang Keep, a stronghold built on the cliffs of the White River overlooking the Dragons' Sea (modern-day Moonsea) appear in draconic legends. »

  • End of the Thousand Year War
    Ostoria reaches a truce with the dragons and the reign of giants comes to an end. Ostoria has shrunk to only a shadow of its former self. The Colossal Kingdom now occupies only the northernmost edge of Faerun (present-day Great Glacier and the Cold Lands). »

  • -25000 DR
  • The Draco Holy Wars

    Merrourboros, circa -25,500 DR

    Quick upon the heals of the truce with the giants that ended the Thousand Year War, a sect of silver dragons launches a sneak attack against the gold dragons claiming the sole divine favor of the deity Asgorath. The gods retaliate against the silvers, greens attack reds, and soon all of dragonkind is drawn into the conflict. Their ranks already depleted from the war with the giants, this five hundred year conflict is enough to significantly deplete the dragon population on Toril and actually threaten extinction. »

  • The First Flowering
  • -24000 DR to -12000 DR
    The Sundering

    Faerun, circa -23,000 DR

    The great elf civilizations of Faerun reach their peak during this age. As a result of the elves' success against the orcs, dragons, and giants, the other races thrive in safety and begin the slow climb to civilization.

    During the next several millennia, elf civilizations mark time by the reigns of rulers. The Elven word rysar is used to define a span of important time or generation, depending on its context. As a time measurement in this context, one Rysar encompasses the reign of a particular ruler, or coronal. »

  • c. -24000 DR
  • Yuan-ti ruled Mhairshaulk has all but collapsed, thanks to repeated assaults on its cities by the great wyrms of the south. »

  • -24000 DR
  • The celestial dragon T'ien Lung leds a tribe of humans north and east to settle among the modern day lands of Semphar, Skalhoond Forest, and the Firepeaks. These humans become known as Lung, the ancestors fo the Tuigan, Shou, Wang, and other humans of Kara-Tur and the Far East. »

  • c. -14000
  • Tribal barbarian clans of humans roam Keltormir, hiding and hunting in the great forests and avoiding the greater races of elves, giants, and dragons. »

  • -11700 DR
  • Dragons set aflame the southern expanse of Shantel Othreier (in their war against the giants), separating the soon-to-be-called Wyrmwood from its greater body. Tethir, kin of Keltormir (soon to be called the Dragonslayer), single-handedly slays two ancient red wyrms of the Ridge and saves many elves of his own Keltormir and Shantel Othreier. Tethir's stand earns the elves the respect of the dragons, which had previously dismissed them as ignorant, two-footed cattle. A portion of Keltormir's woods are named in the honor of Tethir. »

  • Human clans settle in the clearings and meadows created by the dragon fires around Keltormir. »

  • The First Age of Shanatar
  • -10800 DR to -8137 DR:
    Shield dwarves mark the founding of Alatorin as the beginning of the First Great Age of Shanatar. »

  • -10800 DR
  • The Cloaker Wars
    The followers of Shanat come under attack by the mysterious inhabitants of Rringlor Noroth, who rise form the depths of a great chasm in a battle for control of the caverns of Alatorin. The Stout Folk eventually prevail after Taark slays four blue dragons who claimed the Rift of Dhalnadar as their demesne. The Wyrmskull Throne is created using the skulls of the four blue dragons (some say by the dwarven god Dumathoin). The former lair of the dragons is renamed to Brightaxe hall and the kingdom of Alatorin is founded. »

  • -10100 DR
  • Through enslaved dragons and other powers, the dark elves of Ilythiir engulf all of Shantal Othreier in flames, destroying over 70% of its trees over the course of 50 years. »