• c. -4700 DR
  • Eaerlann rises among the ruins of Aryvandaar due to the efforts of young elven nobels from Sharrven. Their interests in restoring the elder realm while also allying with the dwarves of the North were matched in the interests of the Elders of Sharrven and Evereska to preventing the elves of Siluvanede from doing the same and repeating the same mistakes of the past. »

  • -2919 DR
  • The Ironstar Kingdom of shield dwarves is founded in the North under the lone Ironstar clan. »

  • c. -2600 DR
  • In the North, Deepkingdom, realm of the gray dwarves, reaches its peak. »

  • -690 DR [Year of Fragile Beginnings]
  • Blingdenstone, a deep gnome community, is founded in the North Underdark by svirfneblin fleeing phaerimm expansion. The deep gnomes establish their settlement despite its close proximity to Menzoberranzan, lured by the rich veins of arandur (a metal that holds its sharpness particularly well), iron and rubies. »

  • c. -500 DR
  • In the North, Citadel Sundbarr is constructed by the dwarves of Delzoun. Like the future Adbarr to the north, the citadel is mostly subterranean, with only a few structures on the surface. »

  • -267 DR [Year of Crumbling Caverns]
  • A powerful earthquake severs the link between ruined Tzindylspar and the surface and opens new passage into the Fardrimm (the underground tunnel network linking the North and the areas beneath Anauroch). »

  • -111 DR [Year of Terrible Anger]
  • The Orc Marches
    The entire North erupts as great orc hordes stream south from the Spine of the World and the Ice Mountains to lay waste to all in their path. Illusk and Gauntlgrym fall to this onslaught, and Delzoun is devastated by countless orc assaults. Most of Illusk's population manages to escape by sea or by magic and is spared. The elves of Iliyanbruen, Rilithar, Siluvanede, and Eaerlann unite to shatter the strength of the orcs and halt their rampage south into the High Forest and Dessarin Valley. »

  • 101 DR [Year of the Smiling Moon]
  • The followers of Uthgar join with other nomadic humans descended from the group of Netherese who followed the Bay of Runlatha and scattered across the North after his death. »

  • 224 DR [Year of the Flaming Forests]
  • Hammer In the winter that opens this year, many forests fires rage across the Northlands. »

  • 350 DR [Year of the Hunter]
  • Citadel Adbar is built in the North by King Adbarruns of Delzoun. »

  • 523 DR [Year of Trials Arcane]
  • Realm of Three Crowns
    The raising power of orc hordes in the North leads to the calling of the Council of Axe and Arrow. There, the humans of Delimbiyran, the dwarves of Dardath, the elves of Ardeep Forest, the gnomes of Dolblunde, and displaced halflings from Meiritin collectively found the Tri-Crowned Kingdom of Phalorm. The aging Ulbaerag rejects an invitation to join the Realm of Three Crowns. »

  • 588 DR [Year of Dragons Dawning]
  • Ecamane Truesilver leaves Myth Drannor with comrades and pupils of his own to restore proper studies of magic to the Savage North and redeem the ill deeds of the Netherese archwizards of the past. »

  • 611 DR [Year of the Normiir]
  • The rampaging orcs of the Everhorde erupt from the Spine of the World, engulfing the North in war. Illusk and Yarlith are left in ruins, but the Host Tower survives. Neverwinter survives, thanks to the aid of Palarandusk the Sun Dragon. »

  • 612 DR [Year of the Jester's Smile]
  • The armies of Phalorm and their allies in the North crush the Everhorde south of Triboar, but their victory comes at the cost of many lives. The casualties include Lathlaeril "Leafspear", the elf king. »

  • 671 DR [Year of the Shrouded Slayer]
  • Travelers become frequent between Ascalhorn and Silverymoon, and trade opens up with the dwarves of the North. »

  • 673 DR [Year of the Covenant]
  • An alliance of mages called the Covenant is founded to promote peace among the human kingdoms of the North and prepare them for future conflicts with the orcs. The architects of the organization are Ilyykur, Aganazzar, Presper, and Grimwald, herafter known as the Four Founders. »

  • 705 DR [Year of Watchful Eyes]
  • The mages of the Covenant begin to secretly manipulate and influence the Uthgardt tribes of the North through their Art. By season's end, the tribes stand united against the goblinoids of the Savage Frontier. »

  • 806 DR [Year of the Warrior's Rest]
  • The realm of Stornanter is established in the North with Laeral Silverhand the Witch-Queen as its ruler and Port Llast as its capital. Realizing the importance and strategic location of ruined Illusk, Laeral sees to the rebuilding and resettling of this city. After personally exploring the Host Tower and encountering the lich survivors of the Grand Cabal, Laeral erects magical barriers around the structure to bar entry. »

  • 952 DR [Year of the Rings Royal]
  • Ahghairon rises and is recognized as the premier mage of the Savage North. He becomes the official advisor for the War Lord of Waterdeep. »

  • 955 DR [Year of the Telltale Candle]
  • Orcgate Affair:
    The mages of the Covenant gather a great, armed host from the human settlements of the North to confront an orc horde massing in the Spine of the World. In a move known as the Orcgates Affair, the Red Wizards of Thay magically transport the horde far to the south by means of great portals. The North is spared much devastation, and the failure of the orcs to appear deals a significant blow to the influence and prestige of the Covenant. »

  • 972 DR [Year of the Cairngorm Crown]
  • After the recent defeat in Surkh, dissidents within the Cult of the Dragon begin to openly question Algashon's leadership and the weighty influence the church of Bane has had in Cult operations in the preceding years, with the mage Tuelhalva Drakewings becoming a particularly outspoken opponent of the god of tyranny's place in the Cult.

    The Cult refocuses its efforts to expand in the North, creating at least 10 new cells in this time period. The only known failure of the Cult to infiltrate an area during this era is in Silverymoon. »