• -280 DR [Year of the Impudent Kin]
  • In Shou Lung, pirate activites in the Celestial Sea result in proclamation by the sixth Emperor Chin of the Hai Dynasty of the Scattering of Winds, demanding that the warlords of the island of Wa swear fealty to the emperor. They refuse, and the emperor begins massing his fleet. »

  • -86 DR [Year of Goodfields]
  • Pirates under the command of Alaric False-Oaths, an exiled young noble of Tethyr, dominate the sea coasts off that kingdom, operating out of the ruins of Velen and the northwestern Velen Peninsula. »

  • -54 DR [Year of Tomes]
  • Pirates settle the Nelanther at this time and begin stealing ships and causing major disruption of the burgeoning sea trade. The pirates are led by Black Alaric the Pirate, the exiled cousin of Clan Chief Darus Fyrson of Tethyr. »

  • -6 DR [Year of Scarlet Scourges]
  • Tethyrian royals (including king Nishan II Ithal, and his third son, Clovis) are slain by pirates. Syl-Pasha Amahl I Shoon secretly congratulates himself on arranging the coup and takes the throne, though his attempts to link the murders with the rising power of the Rundeen merchant cabal fails.
    Yardane is taken into exile. »

  • 145 DR [Year of the Pirates' Port]
  • Dempster Turmish marches Alaghon's armies down the Turnway to besiege Hlondath. Alaghon's navy is attacked by pirate ships, enabling Hlondeth to smuggle in needed supplies and thereby outlast the besieging army. »

  • 163 DR [Year of the Screeching Vole]
  • Altumbel is founded by the empire of Unther, but is inhabited only by itinerant pirates and the odd hermit or two looking to escape from more populated domains. »

  • The Pirate Kings of Westgate
  • 257 DR to 429 DR
    Westgate is over-run by pirates and brings the end of the rule of the Croamarkh. Over seventy-seven pirate rulers rule Westgate during this time, none of which holds the throne longer than five years. »

  • 343 DR [Year of Fraying Binds]
  • Darthorn II Mirandor becomes king of Impiltur with the death of his father Tarth. During his reign Darthorn II defeats pirate raiders from Altumbel. »

  • 429 DR [Year of the Cat's Eye]
  • King Duar Obarskyr sets out to defeat an orcish army in the King's Woods. In his absence, Duar's father-in-law Melineth Turcassan sells the city of Suzail to the pirate Magrath the Minotaur for five hundred sacks of gold. »

  • The mercenary lord, Mulsantir I Illistine, drives out the pirate lords of Westgate and claims the throne. »

  • 432 DR [Year of the Sea Princes]
  • King Duar Obarskyr seizes Dheolur and wielding the longsword Orbyn, defeats the pirate Magrath the Minotaur. »

  • 1021 DR [Year of the Howling Axe]
  • The pirate captain Asvir of the Nelanter captures the goods of an entire season's trade from twelve Amnian merchant houses heading south to Calimshan aboard over 100 cargo ships. »

  • 1116 DR [Year of the Empty Scabbard]
  • The Dambrathan navy corners and defeats a large fleet of pirates off the coast of Timarl. Thirteen ships filled with stolen goods go down in the waters more than 200 feet deep. »

  • 1142 DR [Year of the Sword's Oath]
  • Several pirates, including the notorious Redsail, scourge of the Sea of Fallen Stars, retire to Aglarond, bringing with them much wealth. They carouse and forcibly "broaden" local society, but also invest widely and covertly in local merchant shipping, business, and property, shifting mercantile dominance of Inner Sea trade away from southern coastal lands. »

  • 1163 DR [Year of the Shrouded Sky]
  • Founding of the pirate base on the Dragonisle (Pirate Isles). »

  • 1164 DR [Year of Long Shadows]
  • Immursk the Invincible, greatest of the Inner Sea pirates, begins his piracy career. He raids a merchant ship of Procampur, capturing the fabulous crown intended for use in crowning Cormyr's new king, Palaghard I Obarskyr. This even marks the rise of piracy in the Inner Sea. The nations of the Inner Sea begin building their own warships, seeking to defend their merchant fleets and hunt the pirates in their own lairs. »

  • 1172 DR [Year of the Hoary Host]
  • The Azuthan Abbey of Onter's Pool on the island of Norlorn northwest of Kelthann in the Sea of Fallen Stars is sacked and burned by pirates. The ghosts of the slain priests become restless and haunt the island for many years, to the displeasure of many pirates. The abbey was the resting place of Vorthryn's Archivir, an artifact of Azuth.

    The Archivir was created long ago by Vorthryn Saraddath and is one of the few holy books of the faith that is not a Touched Tome, rather a book of prayers dedicated to the god Azuth. The Archivir was intended to provide a central and orthodox source of magic for the devout priests of the Azuthan abbey. »

  • 1180 DR [Year of Sinking Sails]
  • Sembia losses its fleet in the Pirate Isles to the depredations of the pirate Immurk the Invincible. »

  • 1182 DR [Year of the Tomb]
  • Crown Prince of Lyrabar flees the court of his senile father and his unscrupulous advisors and finds sanctuary with the pirate Immurk on the Pirate Isles »

  • 1201 DR [Year of Embers]
  • Death of Immursk the Invincible (pirate) aboard his ship, Sea Scorpian, while fighting a Sembian warship. By this time, the pirate fleets of the Inner Sea is judged to have over 100 ships. »

  • 1204 DR [Year of the Private Tears]
  • Urdogen the Red claims the Dragonisle and rule of the pirates of the Inner Sea. Raids against ports and coastal towns begins. »