• 460 DR [Year of Scorching Suns]
  • The former Shoonite Western Emirate of Amin becomes the country of Amn under King Esmel I, who establishes the Torlath Dynasty. Amn exists as the three major city-states of Athkatla, Crimmor, Murann, west of Lake Esmel. »

  • 479 DR [Year of Forestsfrost]
  • Ogre Wars
    Prince Imnel Torlath and the armies of Amn clear the ogre-held passes through the Small Teeth, reopening trade between Murann and Crimmor. »

  • 1314 DR [Year of the Shadowtop]
  • For the past century, the Oglara is used as a serving platter in feast halls of various petty lordlings and wealthy city nobles from Neverwinter and Yallasch. In the fall of this year, the staff in the kitchens of Lord Anthanlas of Murann was preparing a grand feast. While washing out a net full of sea-turtles, an astonished undercook awoke the spell display of the Oglara, and the mage of the house is summoned, who divines that it is a holy item of Unberlee. He then dupes his employer, crafting a duplicate shell. The mage flees with the Shell and tries to sell it to an Umberlant cleric in Memnon.

    Unfortunately, he asks too much and is lured into a trap. The new owner, Samsryn Dhugar, a cunning but lowly Wavewatcher of the Coral Crown Church of Umberlee. He slowly rises to the rank of Storm Prelate, a roving holy inquisitor responsible for discipline within the faith and reprisals against its foes up and down the Sword Coast, Samsryn becomes deeply feared and hated in Umberlant ranks. »

  • 1345 DR [Year of the Saddle]
  • The Coast Plague afflicts Murann, Athkatla, Purskul, and Crimmor in Amn, killing thousands of people. The plague spreads by caravan, infecting folk in Beregost and Zazesspur. »

  • 1357 DR [Year of the Prince]
  • Shairksah, an evil merchant and mage, is banished from Amn for threatening to kill other merchants with magical creatures he controls or conjures from his home in Murann. »

  • 1369 DR [Year of the Gauntlet]
  • Eleint Seven ships of the Vemmil clan of Amn return from a mission to Zakhara, but four are attacked and looted by the Sea Reavers. The remainder arrive at Murann amid much ceremony.

    On Highharvestide, a huge, manlike juggernaut created from ship parts is Gated into the Sea of Swords at highsun and attacks the pirates' port of Skaug. »

  • 1370 DR [Year of the Tankard]
  • The ogre mages Sothillis and Cyrvisnea emerge from the Small Teeth with their army of goblins, kobolds, ogres, and hill giants (which they had been preparing over the past 14 years). They attack eastern Amn. After sacking Fort Ishla, the army of monsters attack Esmeltaran with complete surprise and quickly conquer the city. While the ogre mages did not find the Armory of Nedeheim under the castle of Dahaundar, they did find royal records dating back to Imnel's regime suggesting that the armory had been moved to the city of Murann after the Horned Mage's attack.

    The ogre mages then split their forces. Cyrvisnea led a host of goblins and kobolds west to Imnescar, where they and Cyricists of the Twin Towers of the Eclipse together sack the town. In Imnescar, Cyrvisnea searches the old armory hidden beneath the town, confirming that Prince Imnel had indeed looted it of its weapons centuries before. After leaving a garrison in Esmeltaran to occupy Amn's army, Sothillis leds the remainder of his forces southwest through Trademeet to the port city of Murann, where the monsters laid siege on Eleasias 22, 1370 DR aided by a naval blockade by the pirates of the Nelanther (who were contracted by the Rundeen).

    The siege grounds to a halt over the winter while the monsters fortified their rear flank against attack by Amn's army. »

  • 1371 DR [Year of the Unstrung Harp]
  • Tarsakh 10 From Athkatla, the Council of Six sends a fleet of twenty carrack ships to break the blockade on Murann. Secretly aided by the Rundeen and select Tethyrian nobles, the pirates withstand the attack, leaving the majority of Amn's fleet scuttled in Tarseth Bay. »

  • Midsummer Murann is captured by the ogre mage Sothillis and his army with the aid of clerics of Cyric from the Tower of the Eternal Eclipse. The humanoids seize Murann's gold-laden ships, trapped within the harbor by the pirates, and claims the city for their own as the capital to the new Sothillisian Empire.

    Sothillis wisely leaves the city's alchemists' guild intact, forcing its members to create alchemical items and potions for the armies.

    The Armory of Nedeheim is nowhere to be found in the city, but the ogre mages are uncertain whether they were deceived as to its true location or if someone plundered the armory before their conquest of the city. »

  • 1372 DR [Year of Wild Magic]
  • Hammer 19 The church of SelĂ»ne musters an army of crusaders to retake Moonmaiden’s Hall in Murann. The Sothillisians successfully repel the attack. »

  • 1374 DR [Year of Lightning Storms]
  • Mirtul 13 An elite company of adventurers, based at the western Tower of the Eclipse and said to be led by the half-ogre bastard son of Sothillis, mounts a daring prison break on the dungeons beneath the Black Spires of the Maiden, a temple of Loviatar in the Vale of Wailing Women in the eastern Small Teeth. All members of the Company of Rune-scribed Horns escape, along with a dozen ogres captured in the retaking of Esmeltaran. One of the ogres bring word that a clue was found in the last days of the siege suggesting that the Armory of Nedeheim is hidden deep beneath Murann, in the caverns of the Underdark once claimed by the Shanatarn kingdom of Xothaerin. »

  • Flamerule 12 The western Tower of the Eternal Eclipse falls to the Army of Three Stars, and by prior arrangement, is claimed by the crusaders from the Dark Embrace (a temple to Cyric). A few of the defenders escape through the newly constructed portal, presumably seeking refuge in Murann of the Sothillisian Empire. Interrogation of the bodies left behind reveals the discovered clue to the Armory of Nedeheim to the commanders of the Army of Three Stars. Sothillis quietly dispatches a company of adventurers into the depths upon receiving word. »

  • Flamerule 29 Reports spread though Amn and Murann that Xothaerin is home to a large colony of stingers, strange human-scorpian centaur-like hybrids. »

  • Midsummer The city of Murann and settlements all along the Trade Way from the Cloud Peaks to the Wealdath come under attack by packs of stingers emerging from newly constructed sinkholes that lead down into the Underdark. The leaders of these packs are said to emply giant-sized magic weapons and armor and demand repayment of all treasure plundered from far-off Maztica. »

  • Eleint 5 The Council of Six and the Sothillis the Murkul of Murannheim jointly dispatch heralds announcing the Trade Way Truce, ending hostilities between the Sothillisian Empire and the Kingdom of Amn. This marks the beginning of the Stinger War, pitting the tlincallis of Oaxaptupa, as the stingers call themselves and their newly established kingdom, against the allied forces of Amn, including the Renegades of the Eclipse. Of course, the Swordbelt Alliance, as the surface-dweller truce-army comes to be called, is one of temproary convenience, and hostilities often break out between the various factions, significantly undermining their effectiveness. »