• 913 DR [Year of the Watching Raven]
  • Sembia founded under the Raven banner, the personal emblem of Rauthauvyr "the Raven", a human war-leader who gathered and commanded a standing army to police the roads of the fledgling human territory. Rauthauvyr forces the elves to allow a road through their forests, linking the northwestern shore of the Sea of Fallen Stars to the Moonsea, ensuring the growth and prosperity of Sembia. Hailed as the founder of the realm, he refuses to rule it, preferring to serve a succession of elected-by-merchant-council "evermasters" until he grew old and infirm - whereupon he rode off alone into the forest, never to be seen by humans again. »