• -1694 DR
  • Rise to power of the Merynth Dynasty of Aryselmalyr under the warrior Essyl Merynth, nephew of the dying Coronal Tanrah Eshalniith. »

  • -1588 DR
  • Attempts to raise a mythal over the sea elf capital of Coryselmal fail. Feeling betrayed by the Seldarine, Coronal Essyl Merynth of Aryselmalyr succumbs to the whispers of Dagon and begins sliding quietly into madness. »

  • The Third Seros War
  • -1539 DR to -1502 DR
    Coronal Essyl lashes out against minor koalinth and scrag raids to the north and ignaites the war by uniting the koalinth (aquatic hobgoblins) and merrow (aquatic ogres) against a common foe. »

  • -1535 DR
  • The ixitxachitl Imperium of Ilvanyv falls. In the same year, the long loyal merfolk of Thalorlyn on the Hmur Plateau rebel against the oppressive violence of the war. Coronal Essyl co-opts the rebellion by supporting a merfolk traitor, Kyron the Mad, who had also succumbed to the whispers of Dagon. Kyron rises to a position of leadership among the merfolk while secretly passing military secrets to agents of the coronal. »

  • -1530 DR
  • Coronal Essyl dispatches an expedition into the depths of the Trench of Lopok. His agents return in the company of a trio of Dagon-serving fiendish kraken bearing a newly forged artifact known as the Emerald Eye, which Essyl gives to Kyron to ensure his loyalty. With the aid of their cephalopodan allies, the mad coronal seized even more power in Seros. »

  • -1525 DR
  • Merrow and koalinth band together into the Horde of Bloodtide, only to be defeated again by the mad King Kyron of Thalorlyn. The rebel Republic of Tivaan rises among the merfolk to unite the Hmur Plateau against Aryselmalyr's mad ruler, once spies reveal that Coronal Essyl and King Kyron have allied with kraken to supplement their power. »

  • -1523 DR
  • End of the First Dukar's War
    Conflict ends with the destruction of the House of the Nantari Order in Myth Nantar. This loss sets back Coronal Essyl greatly, and twenty years of tense detente begins. »

  • -1522 DR
  • The Four Arcana of Humbar, the usually isolationist morkoths from the deep waters below, ally with Tivaan after numerous attacks from the coronal's (Essyl Merynth) forces. »

  • -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. »