• The Early Dynastic period of Imaskar
  • -7975 DR to -6422 DR
    This period was marked primarily by the Imaskari elite's mastery of transdimensional magic. The artificers used this knowledge to create a sprawling network of portals, which allowed them to cross vast distances in the blink of an eye. These permanent, two-way portals were constructed as circles of massive bronze spires, each etched with an intricate runic design said to be batrachi in origin. These Bukhara Spires allowed whole legions to pass swiftly from one domain to the next, precipitating the rapid expansion of the Imaskari Empire across eastern Faerun. By the end of the Early Dynastic period, the empire's borders reached from the Great Ice Sea to the Golden Water, and from the Alamber Sea to the Katakoro Plateau in Kara-Tur. »

  • -7717 DR
  • The reigning ataman of the Great Dismal Delve (a dao lord) establishes a portal between his holdings on the Elemental Plane of Earth and a cavern complex beneath what is now the occupied town of Kzelter in Tethyr. »

  • -4642 DR
  • Efreet invade Djen through a Gate, start of 100 years of war in Calimshan. »

  • c. -4370 DR
  • With his population devastated by plague and famine, and desperate to rebuild, Lord Artificer Khotan commissioned the building of two new Bukhara Spires (Imaskari portals) to another world where the populace does not know the Art. »

  • -1509 DR
  • The First Shalarin Passing:
    The obyrinth lord Dagon, eldest of Those Who Sleep Below, sets in motion his plan to control the depths of Seros. The first wildtide portal opens, and the shalarins arrive within Seros from the Sea of Corynactis, their home on the far side of Toril, west of Maztica. Immediately attacked by the magically attuned Emerald Eye and the madmen Kyron and Essyl, the shalarin lose more than 17 percent of their number. Tivaan, the Dukar orders, and Hmurbar all rush to the aid of the shalarin and quickly gain powerful allies. »

  • -1130 DR
  • The Battle of the Samesaj Gate:
    The eastern garrison of Akkabbel (present-day Ithal Pass) is the scene of great victory for Calimshan, as the besieged forces of Akkabbel gain reinforcements from Calimport through a magical portal. They break the siege and inflict great losses on the beholders. The portal remains intact after the battle, but only its caster (the vizir Ali el Samesaj) knows that it is keyed to the full moon's light more than other magic. This great victory over the beholder forces sees Samesaj raised to the title of Grand Vizir at the right hand of Syl-Pasha Ruj el Drakhon. »

  • The Orcgate Wars
  • -1076 DR to -1069 DR
    The Orcgate opens in the southern portion of the Plateau of Thay. Renegade Mulhorandi wizards employ Imaskari portal magic to open planar gates to an orc world. Hundreds of thousands of orcs inundate the northern territories of both Mulhorand and Unther. Mulhorand hires Nar, Raumathari, Rashemi, and Sossrim mercenaries to fight the orc invaders.

    Yuireshanyaar is pressed hard by the invading orcs.
    Rashemen is overrun by the invading orcs. »

  • -1064 DR
  • A two-way portal between the Shandaular, capital of the kingdom of Ashanath and Council Hills, far to the south in the Eastern Shaar, is opened. Shaundaular expands to encompass the lands surrounding the portal's southern terminus. »

  • -946 DR
  • The armies of the Nentyarch of Tharos destroy Shandaular, capital of Ashanath. All the petty Nar kingdoms are now united into the Empire of Narfell.

    The people of Shandaular flee by means of the two-way portal around which their city is built, leaving their leader Arkaius behind to seal it. These people, now in the Council Hills area of the Shaar, name themselves the Arkaiuns in honor of their fallen ruler. »

  • Portal to Sildeyuir
  • -900 DR to -600 DR
    Star elves of Yuireshanyaar, forseeing disaster, begin construction of the extraplanar refuge of Sildeyuir. »

  • -789 DR
  • The Second Shalarin Passing
    Below the Hmur Plateau, the wildtide portal opens again and more shalarin emigrates to Seros. Initially, many of the new shalarin come to Es'krin, through some move farther east and look for a home of their own. »

  • Seven Sigil's War
  • -489 DR to -371 DR
    Rdiuz, a Netherese domain situated along the God's Legion Mountains, builds the mighty floating citadel of Meigg and marches its troops through Cat's Gate to conquer settlements within the Outlands. Planar beings, more powerful than the archwizards, send their armies through the portal into Netheril, leading to a century of conflict. »

  • -105 DR [Year of the Bloody Goad]
  • An Illuskan tribe known as the Rus arrives in eastern Faerun by means of a malfunctioning portal that deposits them on the eastern shore of Lake Ashane. Although quickly integrated into the native Rashemen population, the Rus were powerful berserkers who spark an insurrection among the native Rashemi against the court of Eltab. The arrival of the Rus coincides with the emergence of the Witches of Rashemen, a secret sisterhood formed in the dying days of Raumathar to preserve that empire's magical lore. »

  • 284 DR [Year of Fallen Flagons]
  • A great hin migration (hundreds strong) arrives at Myth Drannor from Meiritin and Tethyr via the first magical gates set up to bring people to the city. »

  • 658 DR [Year of the Dangerous Game]
  • A gate is secretly established between the Hall of the Naturalists (in Myth Drannor) and the Underhalls of Mount Melairbode. »

  • 668 DR [Year of the Telling Tome]
  • Wizards begin mysteriously disappearing this year from Myth Drannor and all of Cormanthyr; the only clue is that all the visible gates throughout the city crackle ominously and flash blue lightning within their boundaries. (In truth, Halaster Blackcloack of Undermountain is abducting at random and banishing them to the Underhalls.) »

  • 680 DR [Year of the Long March]
  • After more than a decade, wizards of the Guild of Naturalists piece together the clues and realize that Halaster Blackcloak has been abducting wizards all throughout Cormanthyr in retaliation for their plundering of his monsters in Undermountain. The guild mounts a rescue expedition into the dungeon, which never returns, and they quietly end their sorties to Undermountain. Attempts to dispel or destroy the gate connecting their hall with Undermountain meet with failure. »

  • 710 DR [Year of the Toppled Throne]
  • A portal to the Abyss opens above the palace of Westgate, and a large host of tiefling warriors invades. The leader of the tieflings, Iyachtu Xvim the Baneson, slays the king Thartryn I Ilistar and seizes the throne of Westgate. »

  • 712 DR [Year of the Lost Lance]
  • Nightal 12 Battle of Temples' Blight (Weeping War: Campaign #5)
    A.K.A.: Crusaders' Cry
    From the elves' point of view, this was the most successful of the battles of the Elven Crusade, as it drove the enemy right where they wanted - into the Creator's House! Once there, the mezzoloths, orcs, and hobgoblins had to destroy the drow-crafted web-gate at great cost for their own survival, a task the elves had never been able to accomplish across the years. While the Lady Dhuurniv suspected Arfaern Ildacer of treachery with the shift in the tide of battle, she could not prove that he had planned this, as the nighttime battle shifted this far east in the city and around the temples due to the late mobilization of her own right flank. Despite a desire to preserve the gate on the drows' part and an equal desire by the elves to reserve the temple, they managed through spellcraft and siege weaponry to destroy the Creator's House, collapsing it in upon the trapped marches of the Infernal!

    This event lasts until Nightal 14, 712 DR. »

  • 714 DR [Year of Doom]
  • Kythorn 24 Yuirgate (Weeping War: Campaign #12)
    A.K.A.: The Dragons' Last Dive, "Nine Wings Waning"
    A gate to the Yuirwood is destroyed to prevent the Army of Darkness from invading the Yuirwood. Uinnessivar "Moondragon (a silver wyrm dragon), Mikkaalgenis "the Harper Dragon" (a silver adult dragon), and Qiminstiir "the Swordwing" (a steel wyrm dragon) dies in defending and destroying the gate. »

  • 955 DR [Year of the Telltale Candle]
  • Orcgate Affair:
    The mages of the Covenant gather a great, armed host from the human settlements of the North to confront an orc horde massing in the Spine of the World. In a move known as the Orcgates Affair, the Red Wizards of Thay magically transport the horde far to the south by means of great portals. The North is spared much devastation, and the failure of the orcs to appear deals a significant blow to the influence and prestige of the Covenant. »