• -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. »

  • 502 DR [Year of the Crawling Vine]
  • The Rundeen, a Tashlutan merchant consortium, establishes a monopoly on all trade entering or leaving the ports in Calimshan and the Chultan Peninsula, as well as on slave trade along the southern shores of the Shining Sea. »

  • 733 DR [Year of the Sad Refrains]
  • The Port Fires
    All of Calimport's and Almraivne's docks; 9% of population and 32% of the city (Almraiven), 3% population and 18% city is destroyed by fire (Calimport); all shipyards, docks, and port-facing warehouses as ships flying false colors enter the harbor, gain berths deep among other ships and close to shore and magically explode in flames. This is the Rundeen's largest power play to interfere and usurp Calishite trade supremacy in the southern Sword Coast. »

  • 1349 DR [Year of the Bridle]
  • The Harpers succeed in breaking the Rundeen trade monopoly in Chult and disrupting their activities in Calimshan after slaying three Rundeen leaders and nearly fifty lesser agents. »

  • 1370 DR [Year of the Tankard]
  • Hammer 30 The Rundeen secretly approach the Shadow Thieves for information and access to the colonies of New Amn. Considering the Rundeen a barrier to its ability to work in Calimshan, the Shadow Thieves refuse. »

  • The ogre mages Sothillis and Cyrvisnea emerge from the Small Teeth with their army of goblins, kobolds, ogres, and hill giants (which they had been preparing over the past 14 years). They attack eastern Amn. After sacking Fort Ishla, the army of monsters attack Esmeltaran with complete surprise and quickly conquer the city. While the ogre mages did not find the Armory of Nedeheim under the castle of Dahaundar, they did find royal records dating back to Imnel's regime suggesting that the armory had been moved to the city of Murann after the Horned Mage's attack.

    The ogre mages then split their forces. Cyrvisnea led a host of goblins and kobolds west to Imnescar, where they and Cyricists of the Twin Towers of the Eclipse together sack the town. In Imnescar, Cyrvisnea searches the old armory hidden beneath the town, confirming that Prince Imnel had indeed looted it of its weapons centuries before. After leaving a garrison in Esmeltaran to occupy Amn's army, Sothillis leds the remainder of his forces southwest through Trademeet to the port city of Murann, where the monsters laid siege on Eleasias 22, 1370 DR aided by a naval blockade by the pirates of the Nelanther (who were contracted by the Rundeen).

    The siege grounds to a halt over the winter while the monsters fortified their rear flank against attack by Amn's army. »

  • 1371 DR [Year of the Unstrung Harp]
  • Tarsakh 10 From Athkatla, the Council of Six sends a fleet of twenty carrack ships to break the blockade on Murann. Secretly aided by the Rundeen and select Tethyrian nobles, the pirates withstand the attack, leaving the majority of Amn's fleet scuttled in Tarseth Bay. »

  • 1374 DR [Year of Lightning Storms]
  • The Bozeman Line begins regular trips to Zakhara, the Land of Fate, when High Burgher Theomund Dugas established trade relations with the Council of Corsairs of Hawa, City of Stilts. The Rundeen had tried to establish trade with the corsairs of Hawa years prior, but were turned away. This was likely due to the Rundeen trafficking in the slave trade, like Hawa’s chief enemy—the mamluks of Qudra. »