• c. -7600 DR
  • The dwarves return to their ancestral home, now the Great Rift, and establish the Deep Realm. In the millennia that follows, the Stout Folk of the Deep Realm become known as the gold dwarves. »

  • c. -6000 DR
  • Human nomads start to roam the Shaar in numbers. Trade with the gold dwarves of the Great Rift begins. »

  • -1250 DR
  • Unther battles Yuireshanyaar for control of the southern Aglarondan coast. The star elves are driven back into the woods. Further Untheric expansion near the Great Rift brings this nation into conflict with the gold dwarves of the Deep Realms. »

  • 316 DR [Year of the Vibrant Land]
  • The city of Kholtar is founded by the dwarves of Great Rift for humans to trade with them and each other. »

  • 1320 DR [Year of the Watching Cold]
  • As a result of the Thunder Blessing, the gold dwarves burgeoning population forces them to seek out new caverns to claim and settle across the South, upsetting the long-held status quo of the southern Underdark. »

  • 1369 DR [Year of the Gauntlet]
  • War of Gold and Gloom
    A large group of crusading gold dwarves leaves the Great Rift to reclaim the lost caverns of Deep Shanatar. The duergar of Dunspeirrin march on Deep Shanatar as well, and war soon rages between the two armies of the Stout Folk. »