• 1368 DR [Year of the Banner]
  • Nightal 27 Fall of Zhentil Keep
    Fzoul Chembryl reads aloud from the True Life of Cyric, revealing the dark god's betrayal of his faithful at Zhentil Keep. Xeno Mirrormane, High Priest of Cyric, is struck by powerful divine fire from Mask. The flames devour Xeno, then proceeded to do likewise to the temple of Cyric. Fzoul flees the falling city to Teshwave as Cyric-summoned giants, dragons, and other monsters sack much of Zhentil Keep.

    Lord Orgauth had only the small number of troops that hadn't fled the destruction and a few meagre reinforcements from Darkhold. Orgauth died during the siege but a pit fiend named Abarax that had been imprisoned by one of Orgauth's mages escaped from it's bonds and found Orgauth's corpse. The baatezu polymorphed into the fallen leader and effectively took up his life where Orgauth had left it.

    Abarax (as Orgauth) and his troops survived. He then summons the Erinyes Eshaeris to take the place of a courtesan named Desmonda who had disappeared during the siege. Together, they befuddled the remaining lords and took complete, unopposed control of the Keep. »

  • 1370 DR [Year of the Tankard]
  • The Manshoon Wars
    Fzoul Chembryl and Orgauth attacks Manshoon and Semommon. Manshoon is killed by Fzoul and Sememmon flees to Darkhold, severing the gates that link it with Zhentil Keep. Fzoul purges the Zhentarim of Manshoon's supporters, giving him control over most of the organization. Several clones of Manshoon awake at the same time and create havoc throughout Faerun. Fzoul and Orgauth take control of the Citadel of the Raven.

    A long-lost stasis clone of Manshoon awakens in the catacombs of Westgate as the Manshoon Wars begin. Prior to his awakening, this Manshoon clone had been abducted and drained by the Night King, a powerful vampire. As a vampire, the Manshoon clone hunts down and kills his creator, becoming the next Night King in turn. The Manshoon clone (now calling himself Orbakh) then sets about rebuilding the Night Masks to serve his ends, leading to rumors in Westgate that "the Faceless" has returned. »

  • 1374 DR [Year of Lightning Storms]
  • Marpenoth 28 The Heart of Runlatha is stolen from the Sanctuary (nestled in The Star Mounts) by a shade on behalf of an agent of Sememmon. The dinosaurs that lived in the Sanctuary, protected by the powerful illusion abilities of the Heart, are stolen as well. The Heart and the dinosaurs are returned to the Sanctuary by Vell the Brown, and the Sanctuary is closed off from the rest of Faerun forever. »