• -3654 DR
  • A sarrukh lich of tremendous power disguises himself as a human archwizard and appears to the Netherese who have begun to learn magic from the Earlanni elves. Although he calls himself Arthindol, the Netherese dub him "Terraseer" for his power to see events all over the world. The Terraseer teaches secrets of the Art to humans and reappears to help them over the coming centuries, never seeming to age. Among his achievements are translations from many of the nether scrolls, the exploration of the Sword Coast North, the occupation of Old Owl Well, and the warning of impending doom at the hands of Karsus among many other prophecies and teachings. »

  • -2368 DR
  • The Terraseer establishes Quesseer (Old Owl Well) north of the Sword Mountains. The settlement becomes a trademeet for the Netherese expatriates, the elves of Illefarn, the seafarers of Illusk, the nomadic Ice Hunters, and the dwarves of fallen Haunghdannar. »

  • 951 DR [Year of the Empty Hourglass]
  • Phandalin, an important farming center located southwest of Old Owl Well, falls to the orcs of Uruth Ukypt. »