• 882 DR [Year of the Curse]
  • The Company of the Yellow Star takes refuge in fallen Starshadow Tower, which they came across while following the path that leads north form the Hall of Four Ghosts. The ghost, baron Erthaer Javilarhhsson possesses the leader of the company, a warrior named Heldack Ironclaw, who then convinces his fellows that they should settle Starshadow Vale. The company spends the summer months gathering landless men willing to settle the vale. By early autumn, there are at least three dozen families settled in the vale.

    The settlement falls less than a fortnight later when warriors lead by Nimoar "the Reaver" sweeps through the vale, ravaging the harvest and setting fires to the small settlement. »

  • A great human warrior known as Nimor the Reaver gathers an armed host and leads them in search of a new home. They come upon Bloodhand Hold and decide to seize it for their own, quickly vanquishing the Bloodhand tribe. The settlement is named Nimoar's Hold, raised at the city's current north end fortified by a log palisade. The city walls expand around the Hold and the city's perimeter. »

  • 887 DR [Year of Fell Pearls]
  • Southern pirates attack Nimoar's Hold in force, but the Reaver's followers beat them back three times in a row. »

  • 889 DR [Year of the Shining Shield]
  • The Tethyrian Bull Elk tribe attacks Nimoar's Hold and sets it afire. The Reaver's followers drive off the barbarian raiders and rebuild the hold before the first winter snow. »

  • 932 DR [Year of Fireslaughter]
  • First Trollwar: Gangs of trolls begin attacking Nimoar's Hold with increasing regularity. In response, the aging Nimoar leads his forces northward against the Everlasting Ones in what becomes known as the First Trollwar, burning uncounted square miles of the Evermoors in the process. »

  • 936 DR [Year of the Sky Riders]
  • Town of Waterdeep
    In the aftermath of the Orcfasting Wars, Nimoar dies of old age, and the mantle of "War Lord" passes to Gharl, his most accomplished general. Nimoar's Hold grows and prospers, and the fledgling community becomes known among ship captains as the town of Waterdeep. »