• -1660 DR
  • Battle of the Three Seaflames
    Destruction of the three "Deep Netheril" enclaves of Cuulmath, Werapan, and Quaeluuvis by allied mages of Seros, including the High Mages and the full contingent of Dukars of Aryselmalyr. The subsequent explosion creates Saerloon Bay and Selgaunt Bay. »

  • 400 DR [Year of the Blue Shield]
  • Chondath aides the cities of Chondathian (Saerloon) and Chauncelgaunt (Selgaunt) against an orc and goblin horde. After the hordes are driven off (though the defenders continue to battle the humanoids for the next fifteen years), Chondath keeps their soldiers in the two cities. »

  • 902 DR [Year of the Queen's Tears]
  • Sammaster and his cult create the first dracolich, Shargrailer through a ritual that is transcribed in the Tome of the Dragon, a holy relic that is later used by the many cells of the Cult of the Dragon to raise their own dracolich allies. The First Speaker (Sammaster) uses Shargrailer as a potent weapon against the former colonies of Chondath (later to become Sembia), and the Dragon Cult's coffers begin to overflow. The ranks of Sammaster's followers grows quickly, and new cells are started in Chancelgaunt (now Selgaunt) and Yhaunn. »

  • Chondath formally grants independence to the Sembian city-states Chondathian (Saerloon) and Chauncelgaunt (Selgaunt). »

  • 1034 DR [Year of Bane's Brood]
  • The only son and heir of King Emerlin III of Thunderholme disappears, never to be found, while on a trade mission to Selgaunt. The king himself dies soon afterwards. Both deaths are the result of agents of the shadow dragon, Aurgloroasa, the "Sibilant Shade". »

  • 1294 DR [Year of the Deep Moon]
  • Methlas had at this time amassed nearly 40 ships to his fleet. He had intended to build over 50 ships before embarking on open piracy, but was murdered by his lieutenant Thevren. Thevren immediately raids the Sembian cities of Selgaunt and Saerloon. The Sembians, having no idea that a force of this size sailed the Inner Seas, was caught totally off guard. After 3 days of looting, Thevren's fleet left laden with booty and either seized or sunk every war vessel in the two harbors.

    The Sembians seek immediate retribution, but their entire naval fleet is gone. They appeal to Cormyr for assistance, but the sent message is somehow misunderstood, and the ambassador from Sembia accuses the Cormyrean Freesails of the attack and demanded immediate reparations. Cormyr of course denies the charges, but the resulting confusion prevents any significant force from being mustered against Thevren and his pirates. »

  • 1312 DR [Year of the Griffon]
  • The Helm of Helm is offered for sale in Westgate. A Helmite priest tried to buy it and is refused by the Chessentan merchant whose shop held it. The priest returns with twice the asking price - only to be slaughtered by the Lawless, a sect of Shar, who had obviously set the shop up as a lure for clergy they opposed. (They killed a priest of Torm a day later, and sorely wounded several clergy of Ilmater).

    Clergy of several faiths hurried meet and hire an adventuring band, the South Shore Serpents, to hunt down the Lawless. It soon becomes clear, as the city erupts into battle, that someone high in authority was shielding or backing the Lawless, and the Helm had become just one more piece in the ongoing struggle for rule of Westgate. The Serpents fell one by one, taking the Lawless with them, but thieving bands and street mercenaries entered the fray, and the strife continued.

    A young Helmite priest, Carath of Selgaunt, hires the Wild Blade Adventurers of Teziir to slay the Chessentan and bring back all the contents of his shop they could salvage. The Blades are led by two sisters whose magecraft was growing speedily, and they use spells to summon monster after monster. They then loot the ruins only to find themselves under attack by agents of Thay, who had been waiting for a good chance to seize the Helm.

    In the struggle that follows, the senior Thayan mage is forced to flee, and the Blades reduced to one warrior and one of the sisters, Tayana, who is trapped in a curse laid by her Red Wizard opposite that forces her to shape change into a giant hissing serpent several times each day. Fearing she would be slain by fearful citizens, she flees into the wilderlands with the Helm and with her surviving companion, who soon dies of her wounds. Embittered, Tayana hides in the Giant's Run Mountains. »

  • 1341 DR [Year of the Gate]
  • The Golden Griffon Eyes, an all-female adventuring band from Selgaunt, is chartered by Azoun's hand. »

  • 1355 DR [Year of the Harp]
  • The Mask of Mysteries (an artifact of Mask) appears to be in the hands of a Sembian noble family, as a certain "masked lady" is seen briefly at evening revels in Selgaunt with the artifact.
    (It is worth noting that the wearer of the Mask need not be a priest or even a worshipper of Mask.) »

  • 1367 DR [Year of the Shield]
  • Flamerule A beverage called Ice Wine appears in the market of Selgaunt. Its discoverer, Ghalivar Braceltar claims that it is remorhaz milk. Sages scoff at such a claim but the drink becomes incredibly popular in Sembia, selling for one gold piece per bottle. Interest begins to grow in other Sea of Fallen Stars ports. »

  • 1370 DR [Year of the Tankard]
  • Mirtul Elves of Selu'Maraar and Naramyr open small amounts of trade with the surface-world in Suzail and Selgaunt. Cormyr sends a representative down to Myth Nantar to open dialogue with the Dukar Orders, who is shocked to meet Jorunhast, the exiled Royal Mage. While this does not strain relations, it prevents the unscrupulous lesser Cormyrean nobles from abusing his welcome. »

  • Thay sets up enclaves in Westgate and Selgaunt. »

  • 1371 DR [Year of the Unstrung Harp]
  • The Righteous Man, guildmaster of the Night Knives thieves' guild of Selgaunt and a powerful priest of Mask summons Yrsillar, a mighty greater dread, to his temple beneath the guild headquarters. Drasek Riven, one of his lieutenants and a secret member of the Zhentarim, frees the demon by disrupting the protective circle containing it. »

  • A lesser dread and a number of ghouls attack Stormweather Towers in Selgaunt, slaying over twenty guests and house guards. Thazienne Uskevren is left gravely wounded. »

  • 1372 DR [Year of Wild Magic]
  • Tarsakh Rusk, Huntmaster of a tribe of the People of the Black Blood in Arch Wood, brings his pack to Selgaunt seeking revenge for the wounds given him by Talbot Uskevren, and in search of answers about the Black Wolf Prophecy. »

  • 1374 DR [Year of Lightning Storms]
  • Summer Solstice Thamalon Uskevren II is elected Hulorn, Lord Mayor of Selgaunt. »

  • Uktar 11 In response to the growing threat of civil war throughout Sembia, Selgaunt forms a military alliance and trade pact with the Shadovars of New Netheril. »

  • Uktar 29 Saerloon's army, using teleportation circles, materializes outside Selgaunt. »

  • Uktar 30 The Battle of Selgaunt begins and ends. The Saerloonian forces, bolstered by the green dragon Vendemniharen and summoned elementals breach Selgaunt's walls. However, Selgaunt's forces repel the Saerloonians with the aid of two Princes of Shade - Rivalen and Brennus - and the timely appearances of the newly raised, floating Shadovar city of Sakkors. All elements of the Saerloonian army are destroyed or captured. »