• -2053 DR
  • A group of hunters encounter the ogre leader Storm and are nearly slain to a man through the ogre's ingenious tactics and the fact that Storm could cast spells; he was a ogre mage. The two survivors reported what they had seen, and arcanists began mixing with hunting parties to combat magic with magic. »

  • -2049 DR
  • The arcanists from Canlespiere and the ogre mage leader Storm meet in a fiery confrontation of the northern shores of the Southfill River. There is a great deal of speculation as to whether Storm really died, but the ogres never returned to trouble Canlespiere. »

  • 661 DR [Year of the Bloody Tusk]
  • A charismatic ogre mage known only as the Horned Mage leads several small tribes of ogres from the Cload Peaks to join their kinfolk in the Small Teeth. There the Horned Mage raises an army that sacks the towns of Imnescar and Trademeet before the armies of Amn under the command of General Rashturl stops its advance. The Horned Mage vanishes, and his fate is never learned. »

  • 1370 DR [Year of the Tankard]
  • The ogre mages Sothillis and Cyrvisnea emerge from the Small Teeth with their army of goblins, kobolds, ogres, and hill giants (which they had been preparing over the past 14 years). They attack eastern Amn. After sacking Fort Ishla, the army of monsters attack Esmeltaran with complete surprise and quickly conquer the city. While the ogre mages did not find the Armory of Nedeheim under the castle of Dahaundar, they did find royal records dating back to Imnel's regime suggesting that the armory had been moved to the city of Murann after the Horned Mage's attack.

    The ogre mages then split their forces. Cyrvisnea led a host of goblins and kobolds west to Imnescar, where they and Cyricists of the Twin Towers of the Eclipse together sack the town. In Imnescar, Cyrvisnea searches the old armory hidden beneath the town, confirming that Prince Imnel had indeed looted it of its weapons centuries before. After leaving a garrison in Esmeltaran to occupy Amn's army, Sothillis leds the remainder of his forces southwest through Trademeet to the port city of Murann, where the monsters laid siege on Eleasias 22, 1370 DR aided by a naval blockade by the pirates of the Nelanther (who were contracted by the Rundeen).

    The siege grounds to a halt over the winter while the monsters fortified their rear flank against attack by Amn's army. »

  • 1371 DR [Year of the Unstrung Harp]
  • Midsummer Murann is captured by the ogre mage Sothillis and his army with the aid of clerics of Cyric from the Tower of the Eternal Eclipse. The humanoids seize Murann's gold-laden ships, trapped within the harbor by the pirates, and claims the city for their own as the capital to the new Sothillisian Empire.

    Sothillis wisely leaves the city's alchemists' guild intact, forcing its members to create alchemical items and potions for the armies.

    The Armory of Nedeheim is nowhere to be found in the city, but the ogre mages are uncertain whether they were deceived as to its true location or if someone plundered the armory before their conquest of the city. »