• c. -27000 DR
  • Continuing their work to undermine dragon rule, the Fey open new gates allowing the first elves to immigrate to Toril. These primitive green elves worship the Faerie gods (not the Seldarine, which were unknown at this time). Although most green elves are content to remain in small scattered tribes, one group known as the Ilythiiri negotiates with the dragons and begins to carve out a small kingdom in the south. The great Ilythiiri capital at Atorrnash remains a shining beacon of elf culture for millennia. »

  • -23200 DR
  • Ilythiiri settlements spread south and east (present-day Shaar and Forest of Amtar). »

  • -20000 DR
  • Orishaar and the southern dark elf nation of Ilythiir begins skirmishes that continue on and off for next seven millennia. »

  • War of Three Leaves
  • -17100 DR to -16800 DR
    The unification of the Satyrwood (Thearnytaar, Eiellur, and Syorpiir) is thwarted by dark elf Ilythiiri spies and assassins, killing their leaders and framing opposing heirs, driving the three realms to a multi-front war. Ilythiir's influence is not discovered for centuries. »

  • -16800 DR
  • End of the War of Three Leaves
    Thearnytaar, Eiellur, and Syorpiir remain separate realms after the War of Three Leaves ends, though each of the three continues skirmishing among themselves and with Ilythiir for centuries. »

  • The Second Crown War
  • -11700 DR to -11200 DR
    Battle flares up yet again in answer to the aggressions of Aryvandaar. Ilythiir rises up and viciously strikes out at any that support the gold elves of the north. Its nearest neighbor Orishaar, a major trade partner with Aryvandaar, falls swiftly in a brutal surprise attack. »

  • -11600 DR
  • The Ilythiiri destroy Syorpiir by fire, separating that region from its allied neighbors and burning its homes to the ground. »

  • -11500 DR
  • Wendonai the balor is tasked by Lolth to seduce the Sethomiir clan, rulers of the Ilythiiri, into her worship and grant them evil magics.

    Thearnytaar and Eiellur band together and declare war on Ilythiir, decrying the Ilythiiri's use of fire and wanton destruction far more than the power plays of the northern elves. They fight a holding action, preventing the Ilythiiri from advancing north. »

  • -11450 DR
  • The Sable Wars
    Thearnytaar and Eiellur, with minimal allies from Keltormir and Shantel Othreier, invade Ilythiir, intent on destroying or reforming the dark elves before more realms fall. More than half their forces are decimated by the corrupt magic of the dark elves. »

  • -11400 DR
  • Eiellur falls, as the Ilythiiri once again use fire to destroy an enemy and isolate it from aid. The Ilythiiri are helped by traitor green elves, who believe their acts of appeasement actions can help restore peace. »

  • -11200 DR
  • End of the Second Crown War
    Thearnytaar falls to the savage and now unrepentant dark elves, who use enslaved monsters and undead to occupy the thorn and bramble choked woods. Ilythiir now directly skirmishes with the major realm of Keltormir along its eastern and southern expanses. »

  • The elven realms of Eiellur, Orishaar, Syorpiir, and Thearnytaar fall to the Ilythiir. The Ilythiiri skirmish with the elves of Keltormir. »

  • The Fourth Crown War
  • -10450 DR to -10000 DR
    Ilythiir's seething counterattack to avenge Miyeritar sees its open use of the corrupt powers of Ghaunadar and other dark, evil gods for the first time. The Fourth Crown War ends with cataclysmic events of -10000. »

  • -10400 DR
  • Dark elves of Clan Sethomiir travel by magic to the Riildath (present-day Rawlinswood and Forest of Lethyr) from Ilythiir, guided by the hand of the balor Wendonai. They construct an underground fortress named Narathmault, "the Dark Pit", at the site of present-day Dun-Tharos, recognizing it as a place of great evil. »

  • -10300 DR
  • The elves of Keltormir, opposed on both sides by the Vyshaan of Aryvandaar and the dark elf Clan Hune of Ilythiir, strategically withdraw from eastern Keltormir, holding their lines at Highland's Edge. »

  • -10270 DR
  • The Stone and Claw Campaigns
    The withdrawal of Keltormir's forces to close and defend its own borders pits the forces of Aryvandaar and Ilythiir against each other. They soon close ranks and fight incessantly for two centuries. Battles rage across the giant-infested mountains and wemic-claimed plains north of Keltormir. »

  • -10110 DR
  • In opposition to the corrupt dark elves of Ilythiir and their continued destruction of the forested elven homelands by fire (an elven enemy of long-standing), over 1,000 priests and High Mages in neutral Illefarn and other free areas spend decades in fervent prayer for salvation by Corellon Larethian and the Seldarine gods. »

  • -10000 DR
  • Descent of the Drow; End of the Forth Crown War
    Corellon's magic, as directed through his priests and High Mages, transforms the dark elves, whether the corrupt Ilythiiri or others, into the drow. Whether by magic or by the weaknesses that banish them from the sunlit lands, all drow retreat within two months' passing into the Underdark. »

  • -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. »

  • -9750 DR
  • The Riildath (present-day Rawlinswood and Forest of Lethyr) is settled by moon elves and gold elves of Shantel Othreier fleeing the persecution of the Vyshaan of Aryvandaar, becoming the realm of Lethyr. The elves of the Riildath discover the horrors of Narathmault and resolve to clear the forest fo all N'Tel'Quess (non-elves) so as to safegaurd them from the foul legacies of Ilythiir. »

  • -1015 DR
  • The Nar chieftain Tharos leads his people into the Riildath and discovers the ruins of Narathmault. He and his people uncover many secrets of demonic lore, a legacy of the original Ilythiiri inhabitants, and soon abandon their gods and turn to the worship of the powers of the Abyss. »