• -243 DR [Year of the Rack]
  • Tyr's actions and sacrifices during the Procession of Justice attract the attention of the previously obscure Ilmater, who joins forces with Tyr. »

  • 75 DR [Year of Clinging Death]
  • A plague strikes Westgate and nearly destroys the city. Kergaard Twinblade, the king succumbs to the plague.

    Hygaarth "the Pious" Croam, a priest of Ilmater, is elevated to the throne after battling the plague. »

  • 95 DR [Year of the Reluctant Hero]
  • Sorentah Croam becomes king of Westgate with the death of his father Hygaarth the priest of Ilmater. »

  • 275 DR [Year of the Wrath Sword]
  • After enchanting the sword Dornavver, the church of Ilmater entrusts the blade to the Holy Warriors of Suffering. They desire that it should be used to battle the spreading evil around southwestern Faerun, particularly fiends. »

  • The Triad Crusade / Fiend Wars
  • 729 DR to 731 DR
    An army dedicatd to Tyr, Torm, and Ilmater led by the paladin Sarshel Elethlim travels by sea to ravaged Impiltur and begins the Fiend Wars against the Scaled Horde. »

  • 732 DR [Year of the Proud Father]
  • Sarshel Elethlim is crowned the first paladin-king of Impiltur with the newly reformed and consecreated Crown of Narfell. He establishes the Elethlim Dynasty of that realm.

    King Sarshel establishes the Order of the Triad (a paladin order dedicated to Tyr, Ilmater, and Torm) as a home for those who had survived the Fiend Wars. »

  • 848 DR [Year of the Vigilant Familiar]
  • According to Ilmatari lore, Ilmater himself brings the Tome of Torment to his faithful, leaving it on the alter at Carathryn ("Holy High Carathryn", the "Lost Home" of the Ilmatari faith, is a flourishing Ilmatari town that stands on the coast at the seaward end of the Dragonstail, a low and serpentine peninsula that snakes out into the sea from the Purple Hills).

    The Tome quickly becomes the most venerated treasure of Carathryn, hailed by the High Priest Ilnger Obskoth as "the hand of holy Ilmater made manifest among us". »

  • 1123 DR [Year of the Shattered Chains]
  • Storm of the Teeth of Talos
    A massive storm smashes fishing fleets and sinks the Dragonstail, along with the Ilmatari temple town of Carathryn. The Tome of Torment was stolen some time before this. »

  • 1158 DR [Year of the Blood Tusk Charge]
  • The first mention of the Veloghon of Vigilance (an artifact of Torm in the form of a shield) in the writings of Thontoros the Learned, Sage of the Just Gods (who studied the clergy and deeds of other followers of Helm, Ilmater, Torm, and Tyr). Writing of the defense of the vanished citadel of Lothtia on the Shining Plains by the Paladins of the Hand (the Twelve Champions of Torm). Thontoros tells that the paladin Harondath bore the shield, and "bathed it in the blood of the orcs of Thoktor Ironfangs". »

  • 1177 DR [Year of the Majesty]
  • A rogue by the name of Bredisker finally takes the Tome of Torment (an artifact of Ilmater) east to the Thornwood when fleeing Ilmatari. Soon tiring of constant Ilmatari harassment, Bredisker sells the Tome to a priestess of Loviatar who was willing to endure the pain of using the Tome to get access to its spells. This priestess, Lalaskra of Ormpetarr, becomes known as "Leatherskin" for her habit of always wearing the hairshirt. She only removed it during Loviatan rituals, when she walked slowly through her followers as they scourged her with all their strength. »

  • 1211 DR [Year of the Crimson Crag]
  • During a Loviatan ritual, the Tome of Torment (an artifact of Ilmater) is stolen from the Loviatan priest Lalaskra. The Loviatans scour the entire southern Vilhon Reach for the Tome.

    The thief of the Tome is believed to be a young sage Athorton of Nleeth. He secretly chronicles the Tome's powers. »

  • 1221 DR [Year of the Frozen Flower]
  • The Loviatan priest Lalaskra is killed in a battle between two lovelorn wizards who were fighting each other for her hand in marriage. With the death of Lalaskra, the Loviatans end their search for the Tome of Torment (an artifact of Ilmatar). »

  • 1264 DR [Year of the Shattered Alter]
  • The elderly Athorton, possessor of the Tome of Torment, dies. An Ilmatari priest Athorton had previously befriended brings the Tome to one of the major temples to Ilmater in secrecy, the House of Holy Suffering in Mussum.

    The Spontaer, senior Sage-Priest prays to Ilmater for the next year for guidance concerning the Tome. »

  • 1265 DR [Year of Flowers]
  • The Spontaer, senior Sage-Priest of Ilmater at the House of Holy Suffering in Mussum receives in a vision, certain spells to make the Tome of Torment only usable by priests of Ilmater, and therefore render it less attractive to thieves. The Spontaer works the magics, and in the process, sacrifices his life in the process. Upon his death, despite his express instructions to the contrary, the leader of the temple, Exalted Sufferer Shrymaun Beldaerth, refuses to send the Tome to the most important Imatari temple in Faerun, the House of the Broken God at Keltar in Calimshan.

    The head priest of the House of the Broken God, Archsufferer Bloirt Waelarn calls on true Ilmatari to cast out "all heretics" in the House of Mussum. A few minor priests obey him, calling on the Holy Warriors of Suffering, the Knights of the Bleeding Shield, and the paladins of the Order of the Golden Cup. In response, the Archsufferer of Mussum calls on the holy knights of the Companions of the Noble Heart to defend them. »

  • 1266 DR [Year of the Leaping Frog]
  • Battle of Holy Hill Farm
    The Ilmatari forces of the House of the Broken God (along with the Mussum priests, and the Companions of the Noble Heart paladins) and the forces of Bloirt Waelarn (the Holy Warriors of Suffering, and the Knights of the Bleeding Shield) battle. »

  • 1267 DR [Year of the Groaning Cart]
  • Battle of Bronsheir's Charge
    The forces of the House of the Broken God (Mussum priests, and the Companions of the Noble Heart) and House of Holy Suffering (Bloirt Waelarn, Holy Warriors of Suffering, and the Knights of the Bleeding Shield) once again battles. »

  • Battle of Weeping Rock
    The forces of the House of the Broken God and the House of Holy Suffering battle for the last time. Lord Sire Jargus Holenhond of the Order of the Golden Cup declares the interfaith war must end, that the Tome of Torment is to be taken from Mussum to Keltar, and that the Archsufferer of the House of the Golden God, as the cause of all this needless suffering, is to be cast out of office and sent to a hermitage to live out his days in solitary devotion.

    The weary paladins agree and all is done as he suggested. The chosen hermitage is a cavern on the tiny, windswept isle of Falconsrise, which climbs alone out of the sea west of the Singing Rocks. It is too small to be shown on most charts, but it boasts a tiny freshwater lake, and has had no predators since the previous hermit, the saintly Onthaer of Athkatla. The former Archsufferer, now simply Brother Priest Waelarn, slaughters most of the crew of the ship that takes him there through spells. Other Ilmatari priests onboard contacts an unknown mage who forcably places Waelarn on the island, and also turning him into a mongrelman, making him unable to cast spells. Waelarn goes mad within the year.

    The new leader of the House of Broken God, Althea the Abased, announces that the Tome should not be the ranking priests of the faith, instead it should be used to spread the word of Ilmater across the Realms. Accordingly, she chooses to be bound onto a rack and dragged behind mules from one temple or shine of Ilmater to another all up and down the Sword Coast.

    Althea chooses a knight of the Holy Warriors of Suffering, one Blaermon the Blessed (so-called because he survived on hopeless battle after another). She commissions him to take the Tome off into the wild and give it to the first Ilmatari in need. »

  • 1268 DR [Year of Daystars]
  • Blaermon the Blessed hands the Tome of Torment (an artifact of Ilmater) to one Flaergon of Glister. »

  • 1299 DR [Year of the Claw]
  • Flaergon falls to his death in a rocky chasm near Whitehorn. One of his devoted companions, the warrior Daern of Hawksroost (a village that stood south of Ilinvur), brings the precious Tome of Torment across half of Faerun to present it to the High Mistress of Worthy Suffering, Althea in Kentar. Althea makes Daern an honorary Brother of the House. He serves as her personal bodyguard (in reality, body carrier) as the aging priestess grew steadily smaller, more wizened, and more frail. »

  • 1312 DR [Year of the Griffon]
  • The Helm of Helm is offered for sale in Westgate. A Helmite priest tried to buy it and is refused by the Chessentan merchant whose shop held it. The priest returns with twice the asking price - only to be slaughtered by the Lawless, a sect of Shar, who had obviously set the shop up as a lure for clergy they opposed. (They killed a priest of Torm a day later, and sorely wounded several clergy of Ilmater).

    Clergy of several faiths hurried meet and hire an adventuring band, the South Shore Serpents, to hunt down the Lawless. It soon becomes clear, as the city erupts into battle, that someone high in authority was shielding or backing the Lawless, and the Helm had become just one more piece in the ongoing struggle for rule of Westgate. The Serpents fell one by one, taking the Lawless with them, but thieving bands and street mercenaries entered the fray, and the strife continued.

    A young Helmite priest, Carath of Selgaunt, hires the Wild Blade Adventurers of Teziir to slay the Chessentan and bring back all the contents of his shop they could salvage. The Blades are led by two sisters whose magecraft was growing speedily, and they use spells to summon monster after monster. They then loot the ruins only to find themselves under attack by agents of Thay, who had been waiting for a good chance to seize the Helm.

    In the struggle that follows, the senior Thayan mage is forced to flee, and the Blades reduced to one warrior and one of the sisters, Tayana, who is trapped in a curse laid by her Red Wizard opposite that forces her to shape change into a giant hissing serpent several times each day. Fearing she would be slain by fearful citizens, she flees into the wilderlands with the Helm and with her surviving companion, who soon dies of her wounds. Embittered, Tayana hides in the Giant's Run Mountains. »

  • 1336 DR [Year of the Highmantle]
  • King Rilimbrar Heltharn has his daughter, Princess Sambryl, wed her second cousin Imphras IV, though the marriage is never consummated. Imphras IV, although still considered a traitor and confined to the royal tower at Filur, becomes Crown Prince. Rilimbrar does this to get his daughter on the throne (since Impilturian law forbids a Princess to take the throne if there is a living male heir).

    King Rilimbrar then appoints the twelve living male heirs of the fourth and sixth sons of Imphras II as a ruling council, effective upon his death and revocable only after Sambryl was no longer queen, and invests the Lords of Imphras II with the collective authority to oversee the realm in the name of the crown. The aging king then decrees that the Lords could select replacements from the citizenry of Impiltur with the approval of the monarch.

    King Rilimbrar also reconstitutes the Most Holy Order of the Sacred Shrike to serve as the elite army of the Council of Lords. Rilimbrar selects three of the Lords to serve as the ruling Triumvirate of the order, one each from the three churches of the Triad (Tyr, Ilmater, and Torm). »