• -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. »

  • 361 DR [Year of the Fearless King]
  • Both the Shoon Imperium and the Kingdom of Cormyr decide to extract their influence into the Western Heartlands. »

  • 375 DR [Year of the Woeful Resurrection]
  • Ashar's March
    Ashar Tornamn of Valashar begins a 15-month march north along the Sword Coast and into the Western Heartlands seeking to expand the hegemony of the Shoon Imperium. »

  • 1018 DR [Year of the Dracorage]
  • Rage of Dragons: A Rage of Dragons devastates the Heartlands, the lands around the Shining Sea, and the western and southern coasts of the Inner Sea. »

  • 1021 DR [Year of the Howling Axe]
  • Thay strikes out against the Harpers as Bhaalian liches walk openly in the Heartlands. As a result, the Harpers go underground. »

  • 1121 DR [Year of the Shameful Plea]
  • The priestess of Auril, Shalara of the Seven Kisses is known to be in possession of The Silver Supplicant (an artifact of Auril, a statuette in the likeness of the "First Frostmaiden", Thaulatiiya). "Coldeyes", as some call Shalara, carries it about as she travels the western Heartlands. Shalara acts as a warden of the faith in the lands around Iriaebor and Scornubel, visiting shrines, hermitages, and mountain-cavern temples in rotation, to advise and direct both clergy and lay worshippers. She meted out "the discipline of the divine" against faithful who transgressed, and is widely feared among them, but she also avenges wrongs done to the faithful by those outside the faith. To carry out such work, Shalara leads a force of three priests, a mageling, and a half-dozen warrors (all skilled horse archers with arrows of cold). She employs the Supplicant both as a source of spells for herself and as a holy relic to awe and inspire the faithful. »

  • 1325 DR [Year of the Great Harvests]
  • The Lord's Alliance is established in Waterdeep, with membership coming from most of the cities and settlements of the Sword Coast North. It is founded to oppose the mercantile aggression of Amn and to benefit from increasing trade flowing from the North into the Heartlands. »

  • 1357 DR [Year of the Prince]
  • Shandril Shessair, a young maiden from Deepingdale, is pursued across the Dalelands and into Cormyr by both the Zhentarim and the Cult of the Dragon. Aided by the Knights of Myth Drannor and shielded by Elminster, the Seven Sisters, and Mirt of Waterdeep, she succeeds in fleeing from her pursuers into the Heartlands and slaying the dracoliches Rauglothgor, Aghazstamn, and Shargrailar (in the process doing damage to Zhentil Keep and the Citadel of the Raven).

    She later kills a clone of Manshoon, collapses Irondrake Rock, and slays the lichnee Iliph Thraun

    When hunted down soon after by more Zhentarim and Cult of the Dragon agents, she immolates herself in a conflagration of spellfire. »

  • 1372 DR [Year of Wild Magic]
  • Mirtul 21 Galaeron Nihmedu arrives in Cormyr, bearing proof that the Shadovars are melting the High Ice in Anauroch and crippling the Heartlands. »

  • 1374 DR [Year of Lightning Storms]
  • Kythorn 10 Dabron's caravan leaves Hluthvar, heading for Irieabor. The Tyrant of the Moonsea (Fzoul Chembryl) issues a proclamation in which he claims that all trade in the "instruments of tyranny" is the sole province of the church of Bane. This is widely interpreted as a move by the Zhentarim to seize control of the weapons and arms trade in the Heartlands at the expanse of the Iron Throne. »