• 1032 DR [Year of the Nightmaidens]
  • Ahghairon returns to Silverymoon and using ancient lore from Myth Drannor, creates the Helms and Robes of the soon-to-be-named Lords of Waterdeep. »

  • Raurlor, Warlord of Waterdeep, announces his plans to establish the Empire of the North, Ahghairon defies him, transforming Raurlor's Warlord's Blade into a viper that poisons its weilder. Raurlor dies at the mage's feet, and Ahghairon becomes the first Lord of Waterdeep. Allussus Korolx and Miliredarr Wardh, two ancient sages and trustworthy comrades, also becomes Lords. Ahghairon determines that henceforth wisdom and not armed might will rule in the city. and the Lords of Warerdeep »

  • 1035 DR [Year of Falling Stars]
  • Waterdeep grows under Ahghairon's and the Lord's rule, the walls expand again (to the current area of Waterdeep Way and River Street) to handle the increased population. The system of Wards comes into being, initially creating Castle Ward, Trades Ward, Temple (later Southern) Ward, and Dock Ward. »

  • 1174 DR [Year of the Agate Hammer]
  • The Lords of Waterdeep construct the hoist, a massive system of blocks and tackles capable of lifting and manipulating seagoing vessels into or out of the locks leading to and from Skullport. »

  • 1238 DR [Year of the Lone Candle]
  • Priamon "Frostrune" Rakesk entered Syndra Wands' (granddaughter of Khelben Arunsun) home while she was sleeping and killed her by freezing her and smashing her body. Soon after her death, Khelben defeated Priamon and, using his rod, granted Syndra ghost-like form and the ability to exact revenge upon her killer.

    Priamon is exiled from Waterdeep by the Lords of Waterdeep. »

  • 1246 DR [Year of Burning Steel]
  • Kerrigan the wizard, a hidden Lord of Waterdeep, attempts to usurp Ahghairon's position and set himself up as the sole ruler of Waterdeep by killing the other Lords and Ahghairon. After the deaths of three Lords, Ahghairon slays Kerrigan in Southern Ward. »

  • 1252 DR [Year of the Empty Goblet]
  • After two years of growing skirmishes with undead, the Lords of Waterdeep establish walls around the City of the Dead and continue to observe a curfew. »

  • 1273 DR [Year of the Wagon]
  • The Lord's Rule revives with Baeron and Shilarn Silmaeril, two long hidden Lords of Waterdeep, who slay the Lords Magister. Baeron becomes Open Lord of Waterdeep. The houses of Zoar and Gildeggh are outcast, and the Shadow Thieves are outlawed. »

  • 1276 DR [Year of the Crumbling Keep]
  • Birth of Lhestyn, daughter of Baeron and Shilarn, the Lords of Waterdeep. »

  • The Lords of Waterdeep allow the city's perimeter to expand out to the borders they hold to the current day. North and Sea Wards are added and ward boundaries are adjusted and established as they remain today. »

  • The Lords of Waterdeep increase their number beyond Ahghairon's self-imposed limits, and establish sixteen seats in total. »

  • 1298 DR [Year of the Pointed Bone]
  • Lhestyn, as the "Masked Lady", infiltrates the Shadow Thieves Guild of Waterdeep and exposes the guild. Within the span of a bloody week, the Shadow Thieves are either dead or fled from the city due to the Watch and the Lord's agents (like Lhestyn). »

  • 1308 DR [Year of Catacombs]
  • Baeron, Open Lord of Waterdeep, dies of fever, and Shilarn, his wife, immolates herself on his funeral pyre.
    Lhestyn, their daughter, becomes the Open Lord of Waterdeep, and construction begins on her (and later Piergeiron's) palace. »

  • 1311 DR [Year of the Fist]
  • Lhestyn secretly names Piergeiron, a paladin and officer of the city guard, a Lord of Waterdeep and her eventual successor as Open Lord of Waterdeep. »

  • 1314 DR [Year of the Shadowtop]
  • Death of Lhestyn Arunsun (widow to Zelphar Arunsun). Piergeiron Paladinson becomes the new Open Lord of Waterdeep. »

  • 1358 DR [Year of Shadows]
  • Marpenoth Maddgoth grows careless and lures a wizard known as Bhellis Malysax and a trio of apprentices into his castle on the promise that he knew of a way to counteract the magical chaos of the time. After Maddgoth captured and imprisoned the enchantress and two of her apprentices in his castle, Bhellis' newest apprentice, the young Syriana, revealed herself to be Ynim Ceriople, a wizards working secretly at the behest of Open Lord Piergeiron.
    During the spell battle that followed, Ynim and Bhellis are slain, but they managed to allow the two apprentices to escape back to the city with the knowledge of Maddgoth's activities.

    Once the extent of Phyrgoth's madness was known, a group of wizards is dispatched to the townhouse to dispel the magic of the two-way gate. The presiding guild mage, one Maxehl Khovtoll, pronounced it destroyed in a report to the city. Unknown to the watch or the Lords, Maxehl and his compatriots planned on using the gate and taking all of Maddgoth's possessions for themselves. The case is never followed up on, since the distractions of the following days included Myrkul's minions invading Waterdeep! »

  • 1364 DR [Year of the Wave]
  • An aged and deranged elven Harper bard named Lady Iriador Wintermist (using the alias Garnet) convinces the green dragon Grimnoshtadrano, the Riddling Dragon of the High Forest, to give her a magic harp called the Morninglark. In revenge for the decline of the bard schools, she unleashes drought, chaos, and death upon Waterdeep and disrupts the Shieldmeet Festival. Elaith Craulnober and Danilo solve the riddle of the dragon, with the help of the Elfsong sung by Danilo, and the green dragon carries Lady Iriador off to her death.

    Elaith later reveals his true intentions by stealing the Morninglark in an attempt to reactivate his dormant Moonblade to re-honor his bloodline for his daughter, Azariah Craulnober. The Moonblade is later reactivated, but not by the artifact, but by the selfless sacrifice of the elf for his daughter. Elaith takes Azahariah to Evermeet where she is to become a ward of the royal court and trained to meet the demands of the Moonblade she is to inherit from her father.

    Later, Khelben Arunsun approaches Danilo and offers the title of one of the Lords of Waterdeep. »

  • 1367 DR [Year of the Shield]
  • Khelben "Blackstaff" Arunsun reveals himself publicly as a Lord of Waterdeep, then resigns and presents his masked successor (Danilo Thann). »

  • 1370 DR [Year of the Tankard]
  • Hammer A cell of agents of the Lords of Waterdeep is discovered and driven out of Skullport into Undermountain. The agents had been secretly planning the release of every slave incarcerated on Skull Island. A fleet-footed group made up of the yuan-ti abomination, Zstulkk Ssarmn's jailers and Ahmaergo's hands pursued the agents for several days until they lost them in the upper levels of Undermountain. The agents were led by the elusive Jerichu "Cave Bear", a ranger who specializes in subterranean environs and knows much about the flora and fauna of Undermountain. However, Jerichu has neither returned to Skullport nor reported to his superiors in Waterdeep. »