• -256 DR [Year of Able Warriors]
  • Satama, a Durpari trader, begins preaching the Adama, a belief system still dominant in the Shining South to this day. The Adama, or "the One", is the embodiment of the spirits found in all things, from the rocks and plants to animals and even gods; all creatures and objects on Toril are considered manifestations of the Adama. Following the Adama does not preclude worshiping the gods, but encourages fair and just dealings to "honor the Adama". Belief in the Adama promotes the tenets of the faiths of Zionil (Gond), Curna (Oghma), Lucha (Selune), Torm, and Waukeen. »

  • 76 DR [Year of Windsong]
  • Death of Alaundo "the Seer". Candlekeep becomes a haven for the veneration of his prophecies and knowledge.

    His skull is stolen shortly after his death and is considered a priceless relic, venerated by the faithful of Deneir and Oghma. It becomes greatly sought after by the illithids of Oryndoll. »

  • 1187 DR [Year of the Arcane Guise]
  • The Key of Faith (an artifact of Oghma) first surfaces in Sembia, when a merchant by the name of Feldro comes to the Hall of Scrolls in Ordulin (a fledgling "rent-and-read" library founded and maintained by Oghmanyte clergy). He begins babbling about a "Holy Quest" of which the Wise God had spoken to him at a chance meeting in the backlands. The Lord Librarian of the Hall receives a dream-vision that featured a frowning Oghma pointing sternly at Feldro!

    So it was that the Holy Quest for the Key began, drawing Oghmanyte priests from all over Faerun to the Hall. Priests of Bane, who had long battled the priests of the Binder for influence in upland Sembia, sees an opportunity to rid themselves fo many rivals at a stroke. They summon literally tons of monsters down onto the roof of the Hall without warning, and the fell creatures infested the Hall. The Banites spread word that Oghmanytes dabbled in dark beast-magics and had died by thier own misadventures, and the Hall and most of the Sembian priesthood of Oghma perished in one afternoon.

    The surviving priests of Oghma set forth on two quests, one to slay two Banite priests for every Oghmanyte killed in the collapse of the Hall, and the other to find the Key.

    Of all the priests of Oghma who undertook the Holy Quest, only 26 reached the final room. Oghma declares the quest fulfilled, and that the Key is not ment to travel the Realms. After each priest touched the Key, if vanished. It is understood that the Key would lie in dungeons and lairs and ruins and tombs, to be found by adventurers, to be serve them briefly and then vanish of its own accord. »

  • 1214 DR [Year of the Walking Wrath]
  • The Walgund's Warriors find the Key of Faith in the broken statues room of the second level of Undermountain. »

  • 1231 DR [Year of the Bright Star]
  • The Key of Faith (an artifact of Oghma) is found by Oskul's Marauders high on a ledge in a half-flooded cellar in Marsember. »

  • 1265 DR [Year of Flowers]
  • The Ladies of the Blade (some bored noblewomen of Westgate) find the Key of Faith (an artifact of Oghma) somewhere in the Ghost Holds in Battledale. »

  • 1278 DR [Year of Many Bones]
  • The kenku Reeatlann is known to be in possession of the Key of Faith (an artifact of Oghma). »

  • 1358 DR [Year of Shadows]
  • Oghma calls on his Grand Patriarch, Cullen Kordamant, in Procampur during the Time of Troubles and disappears.
    As a result of the disappearance of the Grand Patriarch, a schism forms in the church. The main branch, the Orthodox Church of Oghma in Procampur, believes that Kordamant has ascended to to serve as Oghma's proxy. A rival group, the Church of Oghma in Sembia, names a new Grand Patriarch, despite there being no verification that Kordamant was no longer the Grand Patriarch. The Orthodox Church of Oghma refuses to accept this. »

  • 1367 DR [Year of the Shield]
  • Construction ends on the Spirit Soaring, a temple dedicated to Oghma and Deneir (where resides Cadderly Bonaduce, chosen of Deneir) in the Snowflake Mountains. »

  • 1368 DR [Year of the Banner]
  • Cyric commissions the creation of the Cyrinishad. Three hundred and ninety-seven versions were created until Cyric was satisfied. The tome, dubbed "The Book of Lies" by other gods of the pantheon, outlined the "true" history (in Cyric's mind) of the "One True God." But Cyric did not stop there. The Cyrinishad was a magical creation, with the intention that anyone reading the tome would believe the Cyrinishad as truth.

    Many gods could not abide by these actions. Mystra, with the help of Oghma (The Binder) and Mask, The Cyrinishad's final version was placed in protective custody, but not before it had been read by Mask. Cyric had gained yet another follower. »

  • Cyric had sought the soul of Kelemvor Lyonsbane, but was unable to find him. Cyric releases Kezef the Chaos Hound from Pandemonium, and commands it to trace Kelemvor's soul. Kezef ended up being trapped again by Mask.

    Kelemvor's soul was trapped in Cyric's sentient sword, Godsbane, actually an aspect of Mask, who planned to steal the portfolio of lies. Mask used Kelemvor's soul to gain the cooperation of Mystra, all the while planning a revolt in the City of Death against Cyric. With the help of Mystra, Torm, Oghma, and Cyric's own high priest Fzoul Chembryl (whose loyalty lay with the dead Bane), great chaos was caused in two of Cyric's most important bases of faith: Zhentil Keep, and the City of Death. A great number of Cyric's follower lost their faith, thus weakening Cyric. In addition, Cyric's nightmare was freed from Dendar the Night Serpent, and the dream found Cyric, causing him to think that Kelemvor had somehow returned to life and to seek revenge. At that moment, Cyric lost his mind, crushed his sword, which freed Kelemvor, and made his nightmare come true. The two fought and Cyric's fear, indecision, and madness caused his defeat, and Kelemvor overthrows Cyric's rule in the City of the Dead. By the wish of all dead spirits and Denizens in the Gray Wastes (some say by Ao's will also), Kelemvor became the new God of Death. Mask also emerged from the sword. Begging for forgiveness as Cyric attempted to salvage what he could of the situation, Mask followed his new master out of the castle. »

  • The Font of Knowledge, a temple dedicated to Oghma, is established in Waterdeep. »

  • 1370 DR [Year of the Tankard]
  • Waterdeep's Font of knowledge (Oghman temple) and the New Olamn Bards College gain in popularity. »

  • 1371 DR [Year of the Unstrung Harp]
  • The Trial of Cyric the Mad
    Cyric became despondent, neglecting his godly duties. He is also driven mad by the powers of his own Cyrinishad, completely believing everything contained within, unable to distinguish lies from truth. Several of the greater gods, led by Tyr, place Cyric on trial, charge with Innocence by reason of Insanity (failing in his divine duty to spread strife and discord). Around this time, the Cyrinishad is stolen. Upon hearing this, one of Cyric's most devout followers, Malik el Sami yn Nasser begins searching for the tome, in order to return it to his god. For this service, Cyric bestows upon Malik the status of "Seraph of Lies."

    Malik becomes the target of a truth spell cast by the goddess Mystra. As such, Malik is completely unable to tell a lie. Using this curse as a tool, Mystra calls upon Malik to read The True Life of Cyric as written by several good gods and set to paper by Oghma. Naturally, Malik had no desire to do such a thing, so decided to tell the tale of Cyric as all worshippers had heard it since childhood. Unfortunately, this also counted as lies, and Malik was forced to read the book as printed. Upon completing the text, Cyric became calm, and his sanity was once again restored. The tribunal of greater deities finds the "Black Sun" guilty of his crimes, but allows him to keep his divine status.

    Malik el Sami yn Nasser, "Seraph of Lies", continues to travel the world, spreading the influence of Cyric, within the confines of his curse. »

  • 1373 DR [Year of Rogue Dragons]
  • Using a magical globe stolen from the study of the late Lord Thamalon Uskevren, the Cyricist shadow adept Vraggen locates the time and location of the Fane of Shadows will next appear on Toril.

    Agents of Vraggen kill Sephris Dwendon, Chosen of Oghma, to stop him from helping Erevis Cale, Jak Fleet, and Drasek Riven from using the recovered globe to uncover the location of the Fane of Shadows. Undeterred, Erevis speaks with the man's spirit, who tells them the Fane will appear in the Moonmere in Gulthmere Forest.

    They are too late to stop Vraggen, the Cyricist nearly succeeds in using the alter within the temple to transform into a shade, but is killed by the salad Azriim, who he thought was a half-drow ally. Stealing a sapling Weave Tap from the temple, Azriim and his allies escape. Erevis is nearly slain trying to save Jak, but saves himself by using the alter to turn himself into a shade.

    Having survived the disappearance of the Fane of Shadows by being transported to the Plane of Shadow, Erevis and his companions eventually return to Toril only to discover that Vhostym's slaadi are planning to use a seed from the Weave Tap to siphon power from the mantle protecting Skullport. They arrive too late and Skullport is nearly destroyed. »

  • 1475 DR [Year of the Final Stand]
  • Tarsis, an Oghman priest, is killed by the deva Demascus (who was tasked by Oghma to slay the demon Murmur) as part of a plan to cause an Oghman heretic to reveal himself.

    Demascus kills the rakshasa Kalkan and is then slain by cultists in Akanul. »

  • 1479 DR [Year of the Ageless One]
  • Demascus the Deva is alive in a new incarnation at the site of his previous death and makes his way to Airspur.

    While in Airspur he has a chance meeting with a pawnbroker named Chant Morven. Unknown to Demascus, his previous incarnation had left a powerful magic scarf with the pawnbroker for safekeeping. Immediately after Chant returns the scarf, it is stolen by a rogue named Riltana. Demascus and Chant track Riltana to the Sepulcher, a secret cave complex behind Akanawater Falls, and retrieves the scarf. Riltana agrees to help Demascus track the demon he believes he is intended to destroy.

    The trio hears rumors that the Firestorm Cabal was conducting dark rituals so they go to the organization's headquarters at the Motherhouse to snoop around. They bluff their way into a meeting with the cabal's lieutenant. The cabal was attempting to track down recent demonic activity in Akanul and Demascus agrees to investigate a wizard named Chevesh who has a reputation for conducting forbidden experiments. This lead proves fruitless and the trio returns to the Motherhouse to find it burned to the ground while they had been away.

    Riltana uses her friendship with Queen Arathane's niece, Carmenere, to obtain an audience with the Queen who instructs Demascus to investigate the ruins of the Motherhouse. While exploring the vaults beneath the Motherhouse, the group finds members of the Cabal who were involved with the Cult of the Elder Elemental Eye. The trio is taken prisoner by a demon named Murmur and are about to be sacrificed but managed to escape.

    The demon Murmur is killed by the deva Demascus, thus fulfilling his obligation to Oghma. »