• The Founding Time / Age of the Proud Peoples
  • -9000 DR to -3000 DR
    This era signals the rise of all the humanoid civilizations, in a time when the many dragons and giants were long overthrown and the elf wars no longer loomed over everyone as a treat. The elf realms of Evereska and Evermeet grow by colonization along with other realms, from the human lands of Unther and Coramshan to the dwarf realms of High Shanatar and Oghrann. »

  • -5125 DR
  • The dwarf realm of Oghrann (the first colony from Shanatar) is established beneath the Plains of Tun. Few dwarves remain in this realm, and most continue north. »

  • -3770 DR
  • The dwarf realm of Oghrann falls. Beset on all sides by enemies - lizardfolk, nomadic human tribes, wemics, and the usual bugbears, trolls, and goblinkin races - the realm was swept away by disease and war even before the dwarves' more northerly kingdom fell. »

  • -2872 DR
  • The faerzress around the drow city of Sshamath vanishes, leaving the drow of the city bereft of their magic. The city is on the brink of disaster.

    Fortunately, in the three centuries before the faerzress collapse, Sshamath's matron mothers gave birth to an unusually large number of males. This imbalance leads to the sizable expansion of the city's corps of skilled wizards and a corresponding decrease in the number of Lolth priestesses. Coupled with its relative geographic isolation from hostile rivals, the abundance of wizards leaves Sshamath uniquely positioned to survive.

    As the scope of the disaster became apparent, Sshamath's wizards initiated wave after wave of expeditions to plunder Netheril, Oghrann, and other lost realms. Lesser mages repaired or duplicated every artifact and fabrication, initiating a burst of creative output that leads to countless new magical creations and incantations. Over time, the role of the noble houses and the matron mothers fade (but never disappear), and the true power in the city shifts to those largely responsible for its continued existence - the archmages. »

  • -145 DR [Year of Depths Unknown]
  • Roryn, blood of Thordbard, of the Iron House of fallen Oghrann founds the dwarf realm of Tethyamar in the present-day Desertsmouth Mountains. »