• The Nemrut period of Imaskar
  • -8350 DR to -7975 DR
    A splinter tribe of the ancient Durpari traveled northeast to settle in the fertile basin of the Raurin Plateau (which later becomes the Raurin Desert). These tribes folk called themselves Imaskari. They lived in tribal communities ruled by chiefs and the warrior aristocracy. The spread of agriculture during this time led to a rising population and the founding of the many farming villages on the plateau. »

  • -8123 DR
  • Imaskari artificers create the first permanent extradimensional space. Their fascination with such magic soon transforms Imaskari city design. »

  • The Early Dynastic period of Imaskar
  • -7975 DR to -6422 DR
    This period was marked primarily by the Imaskari elite's mastery of transdimensional magic. The artificers used this knowledge to create a sprawling network of portals, which allowed them to cross vast distances in the blink of an eye. These permanent, two-way portals were constructed as circles of massive bronze spires, each etched with an intricate runic design said to be batrachi in origin. These Bukhara Spires allowed whole legions to pass swiftly from one domain to the next, precipitating the rapid expansion of the Imaskari Empire across eastern Faerun. By the end of the Early Dynastic period, the empire's borders reached from the Great Ice Sea to the Golden Water, and from the Alamber Sea to the Katakoro Plateau in Kara-Tur. »

  • -7975 DR
  • Inupras, the Imperial City of Imaskar, is founded. The first Imaskari emperor, Umyatin, assumes the title of lord artificer. »

  • -7891 DR
  • Zexthandrim is conquered by Imaskari forces. »

  • -7403 DR
  • Zexthandrim rebels against Imaskari rule and is destroyed. »

  • -7100 DR
  • The Imaskari Empire subjugates Taangan tribes and demands semiannual tribute. »

  • -6788 DR
  • Imaskar's suffers its first military defeat when its western outpost in Aerilpar is besieged by forest landwyrms. »

  • -6779 DR
  • A peasant rebellion in the Imaskari city of Raudor is quickly put down. »

  • Middle Kingdom period of Imaskar
  • -6422 DR to -4370 DR
    This period of Imaskari begins as a rampaging krakentua razed the Imperial city of Inupras, forcing the Imaskari to abandon their ancient capital. How the demon spirits entered the city is unknown, but popular opinion placed the blame on the Cult of Demogorgon, since the krakentua first emerged from the Temple of the Gaping Maw in the city's center. The anarchy that followed split the empire into Upper and Lower Imaskar. »

  • -6422 DR
  • The Imaskari city of Solon is founded and becomes the capital of Lower Imaskari. Thakos (present-day Saikhoi) becomes the capital of Upper Imaskari (nestled within the Katakoro Mountains). »

  • The Shartra period of Imaskar
  • -4370 DR to -3920 DR
    A devastating plague suspiciously wracks Lower Imaskar, beginning the Shartra (which means darkness in Imaskari) period of Imaskar. Ailing citizens flock to temples throughout the empire, but their priests could not cure the plague. Even more mysterious, a blight kills most of the empire's crops, bringing famine to the few who had survived the plague.

    The impact of this so-called Silent Death was catastrophic - even in the most lightly affected areas, fifteen to twenty percent of the population died. Impoverished and isolated, Lower Imaskar survives the following decade only because of the weakness and misfortune of its enemies. In their bitterness, its people turned against their gods, and most priests are slain or driven into exile. Though the Silent Death did spread north into the region known today as the Endless Wastes, Upper Imaskar remains safe and untouched. »

  • c. -4370 DR
  • With his population devastated by plague and famine, and desperate to rebuild, Lord Artificer Khotan commissioned the building of two new Bukhara Spires (Imaskari portals) to another world where the populace does not know the Art. »

  • -4366 DR
  • Imaskari artificers open twin gates to another world and magically abduct thousands of humans to serve as slaves. The artificers then erect a planar barrier to prevent contact between the slaves and their deities. Over time, the slaves intermarry with the Imaskari, and their descendants become a race in their own right that is latter called the Mulan. »

  • The Late period of Imaskar
  • -3920 DR to -2488 DR
    The reunification of Lower and Upper Imaskar under the strong hand of Lord Artificer Omanond, and the restoration Inupras as the sole capital of Imaskar marked the start of this period.

    It is during this period that the archwizards Madryoch and Hilather rose to power. Three millennia before the Netherese discover the Plane of Shadow, Madryoch the Ebon Flame was busy cataloging its dark secrets. It was there that Madryoch crafted the Shadow Stone and set in motion his plan to overthrow Omanond and seize control of Imaskar. Fortunately for the empire, the young prodigy Hilather confronted Madryoch in the frontier fortress of Metos and ultimately trapped the shadow lord in the Plane of Imprisonment. »

  • -3891 DR
  • Lord Artificer Omanond orders the creation of the seven Imaskarcana, great artifacts in which the empire's immense magical lore is recorded for all eternity. »

  • -3234 DR
  • The Imaskari outpost known as Metos is founded in the Methwood. »

  • c. -3000 DR
  • The Gate of Iron is built by dwarves to protect the region of present-day Durpar and Ulgarth from the Imaskari empire. »

  • -2650 DR
  • The Imaskari port city of Bhaluin is founded. »

  • -2489 DR
  • Arrival of the God-Kings
    The deities of the Imaskari slaves bypass the planar barrier by sending powerful avatars, known as manifestations, of themselves through the endless void of space to Toril, led by the ancient deity Ptah. Upon arriving on Faerun, they further divide their remaining divine essences and create lesser, mortal forms of avatars, known as incarnations. These incarnations descend into the fertile plains of Imaskar and go among their people. The most talented they make priests, and the truly faithful are transformed into divine minions. The Imaskari slaves then revolt against their masters. »

  • -2488 DR
  • Horus slays Lord Artificer Yuvaraj, Emperor of Imaskar. Inupras falls, marking the end of the Imaskar Empire. The devastation wrought in the empire's fall turns the site into the Raurin Desert. »