• -339 DR [Year of Sundered Webs]
  • Fall of Netheril
    Nearly all of the Netherese enclaves fall to the earth and are destroyed due to disruptions in the Weave brought about by the casting of the epic spell, Karsus's avatar and the subsequent death of the goddess Mystryl (Mystra). The body of the momentary god Karsus falls to earth in the eastern region of the High Forest.

    Karsus, also known as THE Archwizard, believed that the gods were nothing more than mortals who had mastered magic that he hadn't yet discovered. When he began researching 12th-level magic in the early -459 DR, he concluded that this was the power that the gods themselves wielded. His mistake was believing that common magic was what separated the gods from the archwizards, but it wouldn't be until the Time of Trobles in 1358 DR until Ao, the Overlord of the gods, demonstrates that there is more than just magic at work in the rise and fall of gods.

    Karsus was a man full of self-confidence and an unshakable faith that what he believed was the way things really were. Not even the pleadings of his closest advisors could sway him once a decision to do something was made. This character trait applied itself from the smallest of enclave decisions to the creation of the most powerful spell ever created, Karsus's avatar.

    Another facet of Karsus's personality also shined through to anyone who met him: He was stark, raving mad. He acted like an excited child most of the time, and his tantrums were to be avoided at all cost. He could be warm and friendly or ruthless and tyrannical; there really wasn't anything in between.

    Karsus went through many "special friends" during his lifetime. These were individuals whom he suddenly took a great liking to, spoiled for a while (obtaining information or services from them) and then tossed aside like a forgotten toy. Some in the Karsus Enclave viewed the designation of "special friend" as a death mark. »

  • 137 DR [Year of the King's Destiny]
  • The warrior Flaerivus Grevauldyn rescues a priestess of Mystra from an orc raiding band. She begins to teach him the rudiments of magic. »

  • 147 DR [Year of the Iron Colossus]
  • In Halruaa, Azuth worshippers formally break with the Church of Mystra and establish the House of the High One Ascendant in the mountains near Lhair. »

  • 173 DR [Year of Screaming Sharn]
  • Several followers of Leira, dissatisfied with the stranglehold that worshippers of Mystra and Azuth have gained over the Council of Elders, depart Halruaa in skyships. These wizard lords eventually settle on the island of Nimbral. Though the Nimbrans are Halruaans by blood, they are a distinct culture separated from their kin by many miles of ocean. »

  • 200 DR [Year of Leaping Flames]
  • The Rogue Fires
    All of northern and western Calimport (Firewalls shield the docks from fires set by opposing rogue factions to gain control of upper city); 60% population of Upper Calimport die in the fires. The temples of Bane, Talona, and Mystra plus numerous villas also are lost to the fires. »

  • 229 DR [Year of the Black Flame]
  • Realizing that he has no taste for killing, Elminster Aumar begins using the name Eladar the Dark and becomes active as a thief in Hastarl, the capital of Athlantar. He becomes friends with Farl, a local thief. They work together frequently, and eventually forming a gang dubbed the Velvet Hands in opposition to another local gang, the Moonclaws, who were servants of the magelords.

    Later, while eavesdropping on a possible thieving mark, Elminster meets the Magister, Dorgon "Stonecloak" Heamilolothtar. When asked if he was interested in learning sorcery, Elminster refused, hating all mages because of the magelords.

    Some time later, Elminster is visited by Mystra in a temple. The goddess of magic suggests that Elminster study magic and worship her. Elminster soon after begins his study of magic. »

  • 233 DR [Year of Much Ale]
  • Elmara (Elminster changed into a woman), a priestess to Mystra is busy exploring old ruins, dungeons, and subterranean holds in the lands north and west of Athalantar as a member of the Brave Blades adventuring band. They plunder the Floating Tower of the archwizard Ondil of the Many Spells. »

  • 240 DR [Year of the Chosen]
  • Elminster defeats Athalantar's ruler, King Beluar and his Magelords. As Elminster and Myrjala leave Athalantar, they are attacked by Undarl, whereupon Myrjala reveals herself as Mystra. She makes Elminster Aumar her Chosen and then sends him to Cormanthyr. Athalantar adopts a new royal line since Elminster forgoes the throne. The outlaw knight Helm Stoneblade is crowned King of Athalantar. »

  • 241 DR [Year of the Hippogriff's Folly]
  • In late autumn, the former and sole surviving Prince of Athalantar, Elminster Aumar, enters the city of Cormanthor both to serve Mystra's will and to return the kiira (lore gem) of House Alastrarra. »

  • 292 DR [Year of Frostfires]
  • The Magister Adriyana, sickened by the magical devastation of her beloved woodlands, pleads with Mystra to be removed from office. She is transformed into the magical artifact Adriyana's Garter. »

  • Queen Embrae Aloevan, Laranla of Ardeep, embraces the service of both Mystra and Sehanine and is made a Chosen of both goddesses. »

  • 308 DR [Year of Promise]
  • Queen Embrae Aloevan of Ardeep, chosen of Mystra and Sehanine, descends into madness and death as the silver fire of Mystra consumes her, although later reports suggest she survives after a fashion beyond the ken of mortals (actually to become the Tears of Aloevan). Ruardh Lightsilver becomes Laranlor (Ruler) of Ardeep. »

  • 331 DR [Year of the Cold Clashes]
  • Elminster leaves Cormanthyr (Myth Drannor) for the first time in seventy years at Mystra's insistence. »

  • 345 DR [Year of Flying Daggers]
  • The Magister Hortil Droone is killed in spellbattle with the sorceress Phambra "The Laughing Doom" Chalyphar. Mystra transforms Hortil into the Crown of the Undying Flame, a royal crown of Westgate, and Phambra becomes Magister.

    Phambra is killed in spell battle (after reigning as Magister for six months) with Arghorst "The Tall" Talandor. Arghost becomes Magister. »

  • 464 DR [Year of True Names]
  • While wandering across Anauroch, Arun's Son comes across his father who was escorting some Evereskan elves, his then wife and children, westward when they had come under attack from phaerimm. After both Arun's Son and Arun ran low on spells and hiding under a protective sphere, Arun strikes the Duskstaff of Sareal using his Lupinaxe, killing them both and transforming the surrounding desert into a crater of glass.

    Arun's Son is resurrected by Mystra and becomes her Chosen, "he whom magic, duty, and honor defines". As the Nameless Chosen, he becomes the first human ever to stay among Evereska's glades. »

  • 527 DR [Year of Tatters]
  • Growing bored of his duties and of grasping, petty human mages, the Magister Morglord asks Mystra for release from his office. She agrees, and Morglord is transformed into a sentient gate in or around Waterdeep. »

  • 576 DR [Year of the Sunless Passage]
  • The Magister Annath Sunfall, disillusioned with the failures of his experiments, renounces Mystra and all magic. He is stripped of the office of Magister and transformed into a grell-like creature.

    The half-elven sage Alvaerele "The Silent Chosen" Tasundrym becomes Magister. »

  • 592 DR [Year of the Supreme Duelist]
  • Growing weary of being Magister, Alvaerle Tasundrym is made a Chosen by Mystra.

    Ozgor "The Black Scourge" Hyelvel accepts the office of Magister. »

  • 607 DR [Year of the Crystal Vambrace]
  • Weary of the strife and destruction that accompanied his years in office, the Magister Velgron Kataclath petitions Mystra for release. She agrees, and he is transformed into the artifact known as the Haunted Flagon.

    Velomar "The Roaring Mage" Dauntcastle becomes Magister. ยป »

  • 627 DR [Year of the Bloodcrystals]
  • Ecamane Truesilver and his nine apprentices arrive in Silverymoon. Claiming that five goddesses (Eldath, Mielikki, Lurue, Mystra, and Sehanine) drew them there, the mages create a school of magic pattered on elf teachings. »

  • 667 DR [Year of Austere Ceremonies]
  • For reasons unknown, Jhesiyra Kestelharp (the current Magister) transforms herself into a living wish spell. She is able to disappear and appear anywhere. She is later abducted by Halaster Blackcloak and forces her to create more living spells for the Mad Mage.

    She currently rules over other living spells in Undermountain's Citadel of the Bloody Hand. Driven half mad by her transformation, she rules over the living spells the Mad Mage forced her to create.

    After Jhesiyra becomes a living spell, the office of Magister passes to the mage Nerren Prentiyuel. Nither Azuth or Mystra are willing to speak of this incident. »