• -7130 DR
  • Rise of the Dukars
    This quasi-mystical order of monastic and military wizards arises from the efforts of its four founders in the small town of Nantar on the Lower Hmur Plateau. The orders are composed of only lorekeepers at this time. »

  • -6946 DR
  • The Mervae Alliance
    Dukars develop their powers and become peacekeepers across Seros in alliance with Aryselmalyr. Unlike other forces, they are not required to make oaths of fealty to the sea elf empire. »

  • -6681 DR
  • The four academy cities of the Dukars are all completed this year in Seros. »

  • -6676 DR
  • The Golden Era of Aryselmalyr Begins
    With the end of koalinth border wars against the elven cities of the Hmur Plateau and the Selmal Basin, and a peace accord with the Marid States (as some jann join the Dukar Orders), this marks the beginning of 5,000 years of general peace in Seros. »

  • -6100 DR
  • End of the Marid States
    The deep-water Marid States mysteriously vanish or fall prey to kraken attacks. Many marids and jann also vanish or die over the course of sixteen years, though the bulk of the disappearances occur this year. This ends the major challenge to Aryselmalyr's control of Seros, thought the Dukars temper their rule. »

  • -3309 DR
  • The Numos and Jhimari schools of the Dukars are destroyed by kraken out of the Trench of Lopok. »

  • -3002 DR
  • Birth of Myth Nantar
    Nantar, a small town on the slopes of the Hmur Plateau and long the center of Dukar culture, becomes Myth Nantar, City of Destinies, as the High Mages raises a mythal around the area. This becomes the site for much magical research and lore. It is the location of a new central academy for the Dukars, and other schools and towers in the city teach numerous other methods of magic brought by the former surface elves (and some hidden marids' magic). Any Dukars trained at Myth Nantar for the first time, must vow oaths of fealty to the empire and the coronal at Coryselmal. »

  • -1660 DR
  • Battle of the Three Seaflames
    Destruction of the three "Deep Netheril" enclaves of Cuulmath, Werapan, and Quaeluuvis by allied mages of Seros, including the High Mages and the full contingent of Dukars of Aryselmalyr. The subsequent explosion creates Saerloon Bay and Selgaunt Bay. »

  • -1509 DR
  • The First Shalarin Passing:
    The obyrinth lord Dagon, eldest of Those Who Sleep Below, sets in motion his plan to control the depths of Seros. The first wildtide portal opens, and the shalarins arrive within Seros from the Sea of Corynactis, their home on the far side of Toril, west of Maztica. Immediately attacked by the magically attuned Emerald Eye and the madmen Kyron and Essyl, the shalarin lose more than 17 percent of their number. Tivaan, the Dukar orders, and Hmurbar all rush to the aid of the shalarin and quickly gain powerful allies. »

  • -1506 DR
  • King Kyron dies at the hands of the Dukars, who take the Emerald Eye of Kyron into their custody. The merfolk traitors either return to Tivaan or remain allied with Coronal Essyl. »

  • -1502 DR
  • End of the Third Seros War
    Conflict ends with the death of the Mad Coronal Essyl Merynth at the hands of his brother, the Grand Dukar Jholar of the Jhimari Order. Jholar abdicates the coronal's throne in favor of his younger sister, the devout priestess Vaequiis. »

  • -1501 DR
  • The Dukars again become an independent group of peacemakers not answerable to Aryselmalyr. The Nantari Order is dissolved, though the school at Myth Nantar is rebuilt as an academy where all four orders convene to keep a closer eye on the magic of Aryselmalyn elves. »

  • -1492 DR
  • Shalarin survivors of the Third Seros War settle Es'krin on the northern Hmur Pateau. Alliances with the Dukars and the Four Arcana Humbar provide protectors for the city-state until it can restore its own warrior caste. »

  • The Fourth Seros War
  • -1399 DR to -1396 DR
    The Hmur Plateau becomes overrun by a horde of koalinth and merrow, ending the peaceful merfolk Republic of Tivaan. A desperate mermaid steals the Emerald Eye of Kyron from the Dukars' Tower at Myth Nantar to drive the horde off the plateau, only to become corrupted by its power and lead the horde herself against her remaining people and the rest of Seros. »

  • -819 DR
  • A Dukar allegedly assassinates Coronal Lynsal, and his paranoid daughter Vaeqiis II begins sanctions against the four Dukar Orders of Myth Nantar and all wizards throughout the Sea of Fallen Stars. »

  • -800 DR
  • Rise of the Purple Order of Pamas
    A small band of forty Dukars abandon their normal colors and allegiances to form the Pamasi Order, dedicated to a harassing war against Aryselmalyr and its increasingly draconian tactics against wizardry. The Dukars seek to embarrass Coronal Vaeqiis II and raise awareness of the problems among the common folk in Seros, not just the wizardly orders. »

  • -777 DR
  • End of the Fifth Seros War:
    The Fifth Seros War ends following the deaths of Vaeqiis II Merynth and her kraken allies, the result of sacrifices by a small band of Dukars of the Jhimari Order, but not before the destruction of the shalarin kingdom of Es'krin and the morkoth magecracy known as the Arcana of Humbar. Aryselmalyr's new ruler (approved by the four Grand Dukars as well as the elf nobility) is Coronal Pravis Orlson, who restores the peace missed for over six centuries. Kayas the Krakenscourge the traditional weapon of the Triton Protectorates of the Sea of Fallen Stars, passes into the possession of the Orlson Dynasty. »

  • -760 DR
  • Rise of Es'rath
    The surviving shalarin, having quietly slipped into the deeper waters left vacant by the morkoth, announce the official rise of Es'rath, the shalarin kingdom of the deep. Its close ties to the Dukars and its own power keep Aryselmalyr at bay. »

  • -281 DR [Year of the Silvered Thoughts]
  • The despotic Coronal Luszoch Vesahliir dies of poison, his senior general killing his lifelong friend for the sake of the empire and peace. Rule falls to his pacifistic Dukar son, Esahl, who promises reforms in Aryselmalyr so the other races can eventually lead themselves. »

  • -240 DR [Year of Enslaved Swords]
  • End of the Elf Purges
    After fifteen years, the worst of the backlash against the sea elves dies down in Seros. Those who survived the attacks from Koalinth, merfolk, and locathah zealots, and the newly returned (and far more evil) morkoth do so by use of magic (including High Magic) and some Dukar protection. »

  • -238 DR [Year of Fortunes Fair]
  • Start of the Second Dukars' War
    After seventeen years of constant skirmishes amid all the powers of the central sea of Seros (and a resurgence of the sahuagin presence due to lack of order at the Pillars of the Trident), the Orders of Jhimari and Numos took proactive steps toward maintaining the peace by attempting to found a Dukars kingdom centered on Myth Nantar, Nantarum. »