• -24000 DR
  • The Sundering

    Faerun, circa -24,000 DR

    Hundreds of High Mages assemble in the heartland of Faerun at the tower of the Gathering Place to create the new elven home of Evermeet. Ignoring the lesson learned from the destruction of Tintageer centuries earlier, they cast a spell of elven High Magic designed to create a glorious elf homeland. On the Day of Birthing, the magic reaches its apex as the spell extends both back and forward in the mists of time. Merrourboros, the one land, is sundered apart by the unbridled force of the Sundering. As a result, hundreds of cities are washed away, thousands of elves lie dead, and the face of Toril is changed forever. The name Faerun, no longer the One Land, is given to the largest continent. Surrounded by vast expanses of water, the island of Evermeet, thought to be a piece of Arvandor and a bridge between worlds breaks the surface of the Tracklass Sea. Blessed by the goddess Angharradh, verdant forests and wildlife soon flourish across the island. Corellon Larethian wards Evermeet against Lolth, Malar, and the other powers of the anti-Seldarine and entrusts a unique seed to the Fair Folk of the isle. The seed soon sprouts, growing into a miniature tree known as the Tree of Souls. Over time, the souls of ancient elves who choose to stay on Toril, rather than pass on to Arvandor, merge into the Tree of Souls, slowly augmenting its power. Prophecies reveal that the Tree of Souls will someday be planted on Faerun when the Fair Folk finally return to the mainland after a period of exile on the Green Isle.

    This event is noted as occurring in -17600 DR by some documents. »

  • -9800 DR
  • The Vyshantaar Empire's forces occupy all elf realms (except Keltormir) from the High Forest of Aryvandaar to the sweltering southern forests of Ilythiir. They begin the colonization and settlement of Evermeet. »

  • The Founding Time / Age of the Proud Peoples
  • -9000 DR to -3000 DR
    This era signals the rise of all the humanoid civilizations, in a time when the many dragons and giants were long overthrown and the elf wars no longer loomed over everyone as a treat. The elf realms of Evereska and Evermeet grow by colonization along with other realms, from the human lands of Unther and Coramshan to the dwarf realms of High Shanatar and Oghrann. »

  • c. -1100 DR
  • Illefarn's last coronal, Syglaeth Audark, commands a Retreat to Evermeet. The remnants of the elf empire fragment into the independant realms of Ardeep, Iliyanbruen (in Neverwinter Wood), and Rilthar (in Westwood and Kryptgarden Forest). »

  • 177 DR [Year of the Troublesome Vixen]
  • The elves of Iliyanbruen destroy the orcs of the Severed Hand and Argrock, though the effort costs much of their strength. Within three years, Iliyanbruen is no more. Many of its moon elf inhabitants travel west to Evermeet or south to Ardeep, leaving only scattered wood elf settlements and the abandoned capital of Sharandar. »

  • 342 DR [Year of the Cantobele Stalking]
  • Athalantar falls to an orc horde from the High Moor. The orcs are in turn destroyed by an unlikely alliance of moon elves from Ardeep and dwarves from Dardath. The last Council of Illefarn is called, and the long-fragmented elf realm of Illefarn is officially dissolved with the remaining wood elves of Illiyanbruen and many wood elves from Rilithar departing for Evermeet. Ardeep and Dardath formally ally and look to create further alliances with the humans of the region. »

  • 611 DR [Year of the Normiir]
  • Amlaruil Moonflower is born on Evermeet. »

  • 615 DR [Year of the Lamia's Kiss]
  • In response to Uthtower's call for aid, the lich Iniarv floods the land, drowning the armies of Uthtower, Phalorm, and the orcs and forming the Mere of Dead Men. The orcs flee into the Sword Mountains, and Phalorm (the Fallen Kingdom, as it comes to be known) collapse when its Fair Folk abandon Faerun for Evermeet. Ardeep remains an elf realm in name only. »

  • 623 DR [Year of Nightsilver]
  • As a young child, Amlaruil Moonflower witnesses the Spelljammer gliding gracefully over the waters along Evermeet's northern shore. »

  • 857 DR [Year of Forgotten Fame]
  • Elue Dualen (Alustiel Silverhand) becomes High Lady Mage of Silverymoon by decree of the resigning Amaara Nharimlur, who embarks on a voyage to fabled Evermeet in the company of her elven mother, Elenaril, she is one of the few half-elves ever graced with this privilege. »

  • 889 DR [Year of the Shining Shield]
  • Zaor Moonflower of Evermeet becomes coronal of the elven island kingdom. »

  • 942 DR [Year of the Circling Vulture]
  • Amaara Nharimlur "Goldentresses" dies in Evermeet. »

  • 1108 DR [Year of the Open Chest]
  • Araevin Teshurr is born in northern Evermeet in the House of Cedars. »

  • 1321 DR [Year of Chains]
  • King Zaor of Evermeet is assassinated by agents of Kymil Nymesin, a gold elf traitor to Evermeet. Queen Amlaruil Moonflower becomes coronal of the Elves of Evermeet. »

  • 1344 DR [Year of Moonfall]
  • The Retreat
    After years of thought and meditation, the leaders of the elf nations agree to withdrawal from the increasingly human controlled lands of mainland Faerun. Most, though not all, elf communities begin a Retreat to the Green Isle of Evermeet. »

  • 1355 DR [Year of the Harp]
  • Retreat of the elves from Cormanthor reaches its peak.

    A group of 40 elves arrive in Velden, Tethyr. They purchase a recently completed ship for four times it's worth and set sail (presumably toward Evermeet) »

  • 1358 DR [Year of Shadows]
  • The Elven Gods rest in Evermeet and Evereska during the Time of Troubles. »

  • 1361 DR [Year of Maidens]
  • The Harper Assassin plagues the North. Danilo Thann and Arilyn Moonblade discover that the assassin is really the gold elf Kymil Nimesin, who planned to usurp the elven throne of Evermeet. They are aided in their efforts by Elaith Craulnober. Elaith at one point hires an assassin to kill Danilo, but later rescindes the job.

    Danilo Thann becomes a Harper. »

  • 1364 DR [Year of the Wave]
  • An aged and deranged elven Harper bard named Lady Iriador Wintermist (using the alias Garnet) convinces the green dragon Grimnoshtadrano, the Riddling Dragon of the High Forest, to give her a magic harp called the Morninglark. In revenge for the decline of the bard schools, she unleashes drought, chaos, and death upon Waterdeep and disrupts the Shieldmeet Festival. Elaith Craulnober and Danilo solve the riddle of the dragon, with the help of the Elfsong sung by Danilo, and the green dragon carries Lady Iriador off to her death.

    Elaith later reveals his true intentions by stealing the Morninglark in an attempt to reactivate his dormant Moonblade to re-honor his bloodline for his daughter, Azariah Craulnober. The Moonblade is later reactivated, but not by the artifact, but by the selfless sacrifice of the elf for his daughter. Elaith takes Azahariah to Evermeet where she is to become a ward of the royal court and trained to meet the demands of the Moonblade she is to inherit from her father.

    Later, Khelben Arunsun approaches Danilo and offers the title of one of the Lords of Waterdeep. »

  • 1368 DR [Year of the Banner]
  • The Cloakmaster Teldin Moore travels to Toril from the heavens and is granted an audience with Queen Amlaruil Moonflower of Evermeet. »

  • 1371 DR [Year of the Unstrung Harp]
  • Evermeet is attacked by rebel gold elves led by Kymil Nymesin, drow, and the Malar-unleashed Elf-Eater, but succeeds in defeating its foes with great loss. The Towers of the Sun and Moon are destroyed, and many High Mages are slain, including Ilyyela Miritar, wife of Seiveril Miritar (priest of Corellon Larethian and a councilor of Queen Amlaruil Moonflower).

    Seiveril attempts to resurrect her, but she refuses to return from Arvandor, telling him that he would fulfill his role in the mortal world before joining her. »