• 212 DR [Year of the Awakening Magic]
  • Elminster Aumar, son of Prince Elthryn (of Athalantar) and Amrythale Goldsheaf is born in Heldon. »

  • 224 DR [Year of the Flaming Forests]
  • Prince Elthryn and Amrythale Aumar of Athalantar (the parents of Elminster) are killed by the archmage Undarl (a malaugrym). The Lion Sword is broken. »

  • 228 DR [Year of the Loremasters]
  • Elminster Aumar is active as an outlaw in the Horn Hills, on the borders of Athalantar. »

  • 229 DR [Year of the Black Flame]
  • Realizing that he has no taste for killing, Elminster Aumar begins using the name Eladar the Dark and becomes active as a thief in Hastarl, the capital of Athlantar. He becomes friends with Farl, a local thief. They work together frequently, and eventually forming a gang dubbed the Velvet Hands in opposition to another local gang, the Moonclaws, who were servants of the magelords.

    Later, while eavesdropping on a possible thieving mark, Elminster meets the Magister, Dorgon "Stonecloak" Heamilolothtar. When asked if he was interested in learning sorcery, Elminster refused, hating all mages because of the magelords.

    Some time later, Elminster is visited by Mystra in a temple. The goddess of magic suggests that Elminster study magic and worship her. Elminster soon after begins his study of magic. »

  • 233 DR [Year of Much Ale]
  • Elmara (Elminster changed into a woman), a priestess to Mystra is busy exploring old ruins, dungeons, and subterranean holds in the lands north and west of Athalantar as a member of the Brave Blades adventuring band. They plunder the Floating Tower of the archwizard Ondil of the Many Spells. »

  • 236 DR [Year of the Plague Clouds]
  • Elmara (Elminster in woman form) continues to study and adventure with Myrjala, traveling widely in Faerun. »

  • 237 DR [Year of the Disappearing Dragon]
  • Elmara's (Elminster in female form) magic grows to outstrip Myrjala's. They decide to part ways, but not before Elminster reveals his true gender to his teacher. »

  • 238 DR [Year of Many Mushrooms]
  • Elminster goes mage-hunting across Faerun, trying to defeat evil mages and gain their powers. Elminster and Myrjala "Darkeyes" defeat Ilhundyl the Mad Mage, ruler of the Calishar. They reveal their love for each other, and decide to dwell and work together. »

  • 239 DR [Year of the Wandering Leucrotta]
  • Elminster and Myrjala work together, building their powers for a planned assault on Athalantar. »

  • 240 DR [Year of the Chosen]
  • Elminster defeats Athalantar's ruler, King Beluar and his Magelords. As Elminster and Myrjala leave Athalantar, they are attacked by Undarl, whereupon Myrjala reveals herself as Mystra. She makes Elminster Aumar her Chosen and then sends him to Cormanthyr. Athalantar adopts a new royal line since Elminster forgoes the throne. The outlaw knight Helm Stoneblade is crowned King of Athalantar. »

  • 241 DR [Year of the Hippogriff's Folly]
  • In late autumn, the former and sole surviving Prince of Athalantar, Elminster Aumar, enters the city of Cormanthor both to serve Mystra's will and to return the kiira (lore gem) of House Alastrarra. »

  • 324 DR [Year of Freedom's Friends]
  • The Harpers at Twilight are formed in secret deep in the Elven Court woods by Dathlue Mistwinter, the Lady Steel, whose family crest (a silver harp between the horns of a cresent moon, encircled by stars on a black field) becomes the badge of the Harpers. Among the early members were elf, human, and half-elf warriors, rangers, druids, thieves, and mages, including Ruehar Oakstaff, Ioelena Audark, Lyari Pholont "the Shadesilk", and Elminster. »

  • 331 DR [Year of the Cold Clashes]
  • Elminster leaves Cormanthyr (Myth Drannor) for the first time in seventy years at Mystra's insistence. »

  • 712 DR [Year of the Lost Lance]
  • Ches 4 Dawn at Erolith's Knoll (Weeping War: Campaign #4)
    A.K.A.: The Fight atop Erolith's Mound, Rise of the Dales
    This battle centered on and Erolith's Mound, the burial place of a noted sylvan elf scout and warrior. The battle at Erolith's Knoll saw the counter-invasion of the Elven Woods by a ragtag army of volunteers led by Mindal the warrior, and they stood to help the elves against their monstrous foes. The battle, coordinated by Lady Alais Dree, saw the First Legion of the Army of Darkness pincered between elves on the north and northeast, and Dalesmen on the west. While initially surprised, the Army's superior numbers still allowed them to hold the ground, and the allies faltered in their attacks. The Army destroyed the elf troops, ignoring the Dalesmen as nearly ineffectual gnats until the timely arrival of the former armathor Elminster Aumar and the Nameless Chosen (both Chosen of Mystra) turned the battle to the Dalesmen and 20% of the elf cavalry, the Allies of Cormanthyr destroyed the First Regiment of the Battalion Grievous and the Third Regiments of both the Agonists and the Painful. As was their intention, they put the Army on the move east and south, skirting them around the city and hopefully out of the mythal.

    This event lasts until Chess 5, 712 DR. »

  • Ches 16 Battle of Three Chosen (Weeping War: Campaign #4)
    This battle, as a combined number of of skirmishes among the Silverglades south of Myth Drannor, merely kept the First and Second Legions from entrenching themselves and kept moving them along to the east (though some were driven north either to reconnoiter with the Imperious at Oloriil or wander meeting of three of Mystra's Chosen (Elminster Aumar, the Nameless Chosen, and the Lady Symruster Auglamyr) and their destruction of four regiments among the two legions (the Icepikes and Ardorstaves Battlions)!

    This event lasts until Ches 17, 712. »

  • Tarsakh 11 Silvergate (Weeping War: Campaign #4)
    A.K.A.: The Second Siege of Myth Drannor, the Nameless Sacrifice, the Chosen's Choice
    The battle at Silvergate is one of the most storied and heroic tales of the entire Weeping War. The Army of Darkness was driven east, and its northern and southern factions merged and punched through the elf defenders on the western front as they pressed, allowing them a second charge on Myth Drannor. The bulk of this battle occurred among the streets of the old city Cormanthor, and its climax centered on the Silvergate, the magical gate to Silverymoon Pass.

    While the military fought bravely on all fronts, this battle was primarily one of magic and thus spearheaded by Spell-Major Josidiah Starym, Elminster, Symrustar Auglamyr, and the Nameless Chosen. With many elf forces exhausted from the previous battles, only the cavalry and two-thirds of the available Akh'Faer froces were in the city for its defense until the arrival after battle's start of the Wing cavalry, some gold, silver, and electrum dragon allies, and the three Chosen.

    The spellcasters and military worked together to isolate and destroy the reduced and tired battalions (the Cruelty, the Colossus, the Grievous, Battalion Arcane) of the Army of Darkness. In all, the Army of Darkness suffered the loss of a battalion's worth of troops, losing 11 marches and 4 regiments in the melee. Among them, four entire tribes of gnolls were totally destroyed as was the most powerful march in the Army, Cvor's all mezzoloth March of the Second Cruelty Regiment.

    Cvor's March ("the Whipmaster's March") laid siege to the Silvergate at highsun on the second day of battle. The Namelss Chosen became enraged by the destruction of his native city and the abrupt slaying of a trio of young bronze dragons that had emerged through the gate to lend aid requested a tenday ago. The Nameless One lost his temper and his patience.

    The Namelss exploded through the roof of one of the Six Tyrl Towers, his body glowing and his hair and robes ablaze in silver flames! He dove headlong into the amassed forces of the besieging Army, driving a wedge through the forces, he converged on the Silvergate, where Colonel Cvor and his mezzoloths stood. Fully aflame now, the Nameless reached out with his silver wings and flung the nycoloths into the gate, which opened at his merest word. Spelltraps lying in wait activated at his will, causing explosions that claimed more evil lives as he walked unharmed within them. Over 600 mezzoloths , goblins, and other creatures fell before the fury of the Nameless, and Myth Drannor's defenders rallied once more. With a large wedge driven into the Army's forces, the Akh'Faer and the cavalry had openings they could exploit and drive the Army before them.

    The razor-studded whip of Cvor wrapped about the throat of the Nameless One, and the two fell into the Silvergate. Flying to his aid, Elminster entered the Silvergate and shut the gate behind him to isolate Cvor's march. Back to back with the elder Elminster, he fought hundreds of mezzoloths within the rocky Silverymoon Pass, and the glow of his silvery form drew attention from Silverymoon.

    Colonel Cvor then used a captured elf artifact (the Harness of the Giant-Slayer Alayris) to grow to a giant's size and seize the flaming mage by hand and foot. Cvor brutally pulled the Nameless Chosen nearly in half by sheer strength! The explosion of magical power and fire utterly consumed Cvor and over 200 nearby mezzoloths. The Nameless One lay dying, his torso laid-open. The High Mage of Silverymoon, Ecamane Truesilver and his supporting wizard forces protected the body of the fallen Chosen from the remaining mezzoloths. Together, while the Nameless One was sent magically to Silverymoon for healing, Elminster and the elderly and frail Ecamane destroyed the gate to Myth Drannor, detonating it from within and at its exit. The explosions slew the remnants of the Fourth Regiment surrounding it at Myth Drannor as well as clearing Silverymoon Pass of its remaining brethren.

    As a result of this battle, Myth Drannor's forces won the day, but unknowingly paid a high price. Elminster was lost among the planes for a time, due to his task of destroying the gate from within, while Ecamane Truesilver died due to the strain of breaking the gate from its exit point at Silverymoon Pass. The Nameless Chosen lay like one dead for more than the next year. His elf nurse, gave him the name Akhellbhen; upon his awakening, the Nameless Chosen, once called Arun's Son is introduced to the new High Mage Aglanthol as Khelben Arunsun. His body healed but forever scarred across his chest and back where he was nearly torn in twain, he banishes his vanity and keeps the wedge of silver-white hair and beard to remind him of the silver flames dancing within it and how it does not make him invincible. It also signifies his debts, as it reminds him of Silverymoon and what he owes its people as well.

    Other major deaths of this battle includes Wollys Silvershield (high priest of Sehanine).

    This battle lasts until Tarsakh 13, 712 DR. »

  • 720 DR [Year of the Dawn Rose]
  • The Refounding of the Harpers
    The Gathering of the Gods at the Dancing Place signals the refounding of the Harpers at the request of some elves from the Elven Court. In attendance are all 15 of the Harpers at Twilight who survived the previous decade, including Lady Alais Dree, Elminster Aumar, Khelben Arunson (once the Nameless Chosen), and Meil "Darkhunter" Araein. »

  • 759 DR [Year of the Missing Blade]
  • Elminster emerges from a dusty tomb, after being trapped there in stasis for many years. During this time, magic becomes unreliable, and Elminster must learn to survive by his wits and the skills he picked up earlier in his life. He later undergoes further magical training under the tutelage of a wicked sorceress who seeks to tempt him away from Mystra's path. »

  • 767 DR [Year of the Awakening Wyrm]
  • Elminster becomes the foster parent to three of the Seven Sisters; Laeral Silverhand, Storm Silverhand, and Dove Falconhand. »

  • 851 DR [Year of the Jasmal Blade]
  • Our Lady of Mysteries appears to Sammaster, they dally, and the Goddess of Magic offers to make the archmage one of her Chosen. It seems that Mystra has foreseen the death of a Chosen, and Sammaster is to be her replacement (probably Sylune). Sammaster meets with the Sage of Shadowdale, Elminster, and learns how to use and control his Chosen powers, including silver fire. »

  • 875 DR [Year of the Stricken Star]
  • Algashon coerces Sammaster to attack Alustriel, intending to steal her silver fire through a vile ceremony while she was at a disadvantage. However, Alustriel called on Elminster and Laeral, and together the three Chosen killed Sammaster. Azuth then appears and strips Sammaster's body of its silver fire. After they depart, Algashon resurrects Sammaster who is now quietly mad but still blessed with long life and the ability to heal quickly.

    In the years that follow, Sammaster draws on his own translation of Maglas's prophecy, Algashon's whisperings, and ancient tomes unearthed from ruins beneath the Anauroch and Raurin deserts. Sammaster and Algashon founded the first Dragon Cult cell in the city of Chondathan (now the Sembian city of Saerloon) and set about creating all manner of draconic undead. »