• -24000 DR
  • In the wake of the Sundering, many humans of Azuposi descent find themselves on mainland Faerun or scattered on newly created islands of the Trackless Sea. By -3000 DR these humans would become known as the Illuskan people.

    Other human tribes also find themeslves abandoned on mainland Faerun cut off from their homeland on Katashaka. Concentrated primarily in the south along the shores of the Great Sea, these tribes are knwon as the Tashalan, Lapal, Shaaran, and the Durpari. »

  • c. -3000 DR
  • Illuskan humans of Ruathym found the settlement of Illusk at the mouth of the River Mirar and displace local Ice Hunter tribes. »

  • -2368 DR
  • The Terraseer establishes Quesseer (Old Owl Well) north of the Sword Mountains. The settlement becomes a trademeet for the Netherese expatriates, the elves of Illefarn, the seafarers of Illusk, the nomadic Ice Hunters, and the dwarves of fallen Haunghdannar. »

  • -2103 DR
  • A horde of orcs from the Spine of the World, led by giants and their ogre generals, crushes the human civilization of Illusk despite aid from Netherese arcanists led by Jeriah Chronos the Chronomancer. »

  • -2100 DR
  • Survivors of Illusk travel to Icewind Dale, where their descendants become the Reghedmen. »

  • -2095 DR
  • After refusing divine healing for the injuries he sustained in the defense of Illusk, Jeriah Chronos, the Chronomancer dies. »

  • -425 DR [Year of Ancestral Voices]
  • Netherese settlers re-found Illusk as a magocracy. The ruling group of arcanists, known as the Grand Cabal, names Fynran the Flamelord as high arcanist and ruler. »

  • -354 DR [Year of Many Maws]
  • The arcanist Melathlar flees Netheril and travels to Illusk. Fearing phaerimm assaults, he sacrifices his life to power a mighty work of the Art that raises the great stone Host Tower, walls, and powerful spellwards around this fledgling settlement. »

  • c. -350 DR
  • The Netherese migration to Illusk reaches its peak as settlers from many towns in Low Netheril travel west to escape the depradations of the phaerimms. »

  • -335 DR [Year of Seven Spirits]
  • The arcanist Maerin of Illusk commissions Immar Fardelver and many other artisans of Delzoun to begin construction of the great subterranean city of Gauntlgrym in the Crags, to the east of Illusk. »

  • -321 DR [Year of Hollow Hills]
  • Gauntlgrym is completed by the dwarves of Delzoun in this year, and the arcanist Maerin of Illusk welcomes humans from Illusk, Netherese refugees from Runlatha and Sundabar who have made the long trek west, and dwarves of Clan Goldspire of Delzoun to live in the Gauntlegrym. »

  • -111 DR [Year of Terrible Anger]
  • The Orc Marches
    The entire North erupts as great orc hordes stream south from the Spine of the World and the Ice Mountains to lay waste to all in their path. Illusk and Gauntlgrym fall to this onslaught, and Delzoun is devastated by countless orc assaults. Most of Illusk's population manages to escape by sea or by magic and is spared. The elves of Iliyanbruen, Rilithar, Siluvanede, and Eaerlann unite to shatter the strength of the orcs and halt their rampage south into the High Forest and Dessarin Valley. »

  • -108 DR [Year of Wands]
  • Humans displaced by the Orc Marches rebuild and resettle Illusk. The city again operates as a magocracy under the Grand Cabal. »

  • -105 DR [Year of the Bloody Goad]
  • An Illuskan tribe known as the Rus arrives in eastern Faerun by means of a malfunctioning portal that deposits them on the eastern shore of Lake Ashane. Although quickly integrated into the native Rashemen population, the Rus were powerful berserkers who spark an insurrection among the native Rashemi against the court of Eltab. The arrival of the Rus coincides with the emergence of the Witches of Rashemen, a secret sisterhood formed in the dying days of Raumathar to preserve that empire's magical lore. »

  • -69 DR [Year of No Regrets]
  • An Illuskan tribe from the island of Ruathym travels through a portal to the Council Hills in the Eastern Shaar. Over time, the Illuskans mingle and join with the Arkaiuns who fled the fall of fabled Shandaular, capital of Ashanath, in the lands west of Rashemen centuries before. In time, this mingling of people leads to the establishment of the realm of Dambrath in the Shining South. »

  • -50 DR [Year of the Phandar]
  • Illuskans from Ruathym settle at the mouth of the River Delimbiyr, founding the city of Tavaray. »

  • -15 DR [Year of the Embrace]
  • Gripped by the imperial urge, the leaders of Illusk expand their nation southward and eastward. »

  • -12 DR [Year of Laughing Lovers]
  • The elves of Illiyanbruen resist further Illuskan expansion in the south. »

  • -10 DR [Year of Burning Glades]
  • Led by Lord Halueth Never, the elves defeat Illusk, although skirmishing persists. »

  • -4 DR [Year of Pacts]
  • The elves of Iliyanbruen and the humans of Illusk make peace, setting the River Mirar as the boundary between their kingdoms. »

  • 95 DR [Year of the Reluctant Hero]
  • Ruathens, led by Uthgar Gardolfsson, sack Illusk. The Grand Cabal retreats to the Host Tower, abandoning the city to the raiders. The Illuskans eventually burn the invaders' ships and drive Uthgar and his followers into the interior. »