• -5000 DR
  • Human tribesfolk of Raumviran stock, led by their chieftain Shemen, arrives from lands to the east and settle the Lakelands (present-day Rashemen). »

  • -4963 DR
  • The death of Shemen sees the Lakelands (Rashemen) or "lands of Shemen" in the tongue of his followers established, who call themselves the Rashemi in his memory. »

  • -2642 DR
  • Establishment of the arctic dwarf kingdom of Dareth in the mountains of north of Rashemen under the rulership of King Orloebar Snowbeard. »

  • -2320 DR
  • The Rashemi warrior Soss leads members of his clan north to explore and trade with the dwarves of Dareth. They settle the alpine valleys of the Armridge Mountains and over time become known as the Sossrim. »

  • -1967 DR
  • Unther and Mulhorand clash at the River of Swords, beginning the First Mulhorand-Unther War. Rashemi, Raumviran, Sossrim, and Nar tribesfolk are employed as mercenaries by both sides. »

  • 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. »

  • -1069 DR
  • End of the Orcgate Wars
    The Orcgate is destroyed, and the invading orcs and their deities are defeated in the Priador. Tribes of Nars, Rashemi, Raumvirans, and Sossrim return home. Over the next century, the Nars found a series of petty kingdoms, the most prominent of which is Ashanath, along the western shore of Lake Ashane. »

  • -160 DR [Year of the Stone Giant]
  • Rashemen is ravaged by demons and destructive spells caused by their enemy Narfell. »

  • -152 DR [Year of Wildwine]
  • Rashemen is ravaged by demons and destructive spells. »

  • -148 DR [Year of the Black Marble]
  • Rashemen falls under the rule of the demon lord Eltab. »

  • -108 DR [Year of Wands]
  • A clandestine order of witches emerges near Lake Tirulag and makes itself known to the folk of Rashemen. Of Raumviran ancestry, they are sworn to preserve the lore and learning of the Empire of Raumathar. »

  • -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. »

  • -75 DR [Year of Leather Shields]
  • An alliance of the Rashemi, the Rus, and the Raumviran witches finally liberates Rashemen from demonic rule. The hero of this conflict is a half-Rus/half-Rashemi warrior named Yvengi, who wields a great magical blade named Hadryllis against Eltab, severely wounding the demon lord and forcing him to flee. The Witches of Rashemen finally catch up with Eltab in the Sharawood, far to the south in the Eastern Shaar. They imprison him beneath the forest floor and bind a dracolich known only as the Everlasting Wyrm to be his guardian. »

  • After defeating Eltab, the witches of Rashemen demand the right to name the Iron Lord of Rashemen. The nation of Rashemen is established. »

  • -69 DR [Year of No Regrets]
  • An Illuskan tribe from the island of Ruathym travels through a portal to the Council Hills in the Eastern Shaar. Over time, the Illuskans mingle and join with the Arkaiuns who fled the fall of fabled Shandaular, capital of Ashanath, in the lands west of Rashemen centuries before. In time, this mingling of people leads to the establishment of the realm of Dambrath in the Shining South. »

  • -45 DR [Year of the Raging Brook]
  • The god-kings of Mulhorand desire Rashemen as a new province. They send a massive army through the Gorge of Gauros, but are soon turned back by berserkers and nature spirits summoned by the Witches of Rashemen. »

  • 189 DR [Year of the Cowled Defender]
  • Bregg the Strong, a mighty berserker, launches a rebellion against the witches of Rashemen when they refuse to name him Iron Lord on the death of the previous lord. Berserkers loyal to Bregg cut down dozens of hathrans in the first hours of his revolt. »

  • 194 DR [Year of the Coiling Smoke]
  • Bregg's rebellion is finally crushed. The hathrans take to wearing masks to conceal their true identity as a consequence of Bregg's war. »

  • 306 DR [Year of the Fanged Horde]
  • A mighty host of orcs descends on Rashemen from the Sunrise Mountains but is driven off. »

  • 595 DR [Year of the Coven]
  • The durthans, a secret sect within the Wychlaran, attempts to overthrow the order and seize Rashemen. Strife between the hathrans and their dark sisters lasts for decades, but durthans are eventually driven out. »

  • 826 DR [Year of Wolfpacks]
  • The Horned Ranger, Eljak Ferenfal spends the later half of the winter hunting a pack of winter wolves acros the ice-bound Bluefang Water near Impiltur. During the course of his pursuit, Eljak stumbles across the mauled and frozen corpse of a Rashemi berserker trapped in the ice. Although the body is clad in simple hide armor and carrying nothing else of value, the warrior's scabbard held the Greatsword of Impiltur. At winter's end, Eljak presents both the Greatsword and a cloak made from the pelt of the winter-wolf pack leader to King Halanter II Elethlim of Impiltur. Both are placed in the royal vaults with the king's heartfelt thanks. »