• -24000 DR
  • In the wake of the Sundering, many humans of Azuposi descent find themselves on mainland Faerun or scattered on newly created islands of the Trackless Sea. By -3000 DR these humans would become known as the Illuskan people.

    Other human tribes also find themeslves abandoned on mainland Faerun cut off from their homeland on Katashaka. Concentrated primarily in the south along the shores of the Great Sea, these tribes are knwon as the Tashalan, Lapal, Shaaran, and the Durpari. »

  • -23200 DR
  • Ilythiiri settlements spread south and east (present-day Shaar and Forest of Amtar). »

  • -22500 DR
  • Establishment of the moon elf settlements of Orishaar (present-day Duskwood and the Shaar). »

  • c. -15000 DR
  • The first great kingdom of the dwarves of Faerun is centered in the great cavern of Bhaerynden (present-day Great Rift), deep beneath the Shaar. »

  • c. -6000 DR
  • Human nomads start to roam the Shaar in numbers. Trade with the gold dwarves of the Great Rift begins. »

  • c. -1500 DR
  • Mulhorandi expansion results in the settlement of the Priador and annexation of Murghom, the Plains of Purple Dust, and the Raurin Desert.

    Untheric expansion results in the settlement of the Wizard's Reach and much of the Eastern Shaar. »

  • -1064 DR
  • A two-way portal between the Shandaular, capital of the kingdom of Ashanath and Council Hills, far to the south in the Eastern Shaar, is opened. Shaundaular expands to encompass the lands surrounding the portal's southern terminus. »

  • -946 DR
  • The armies of the Nentyarch of Tharos destroy Shandaular, capital of Ashanath. All the petty Nar kingdoms are now united into the Empire of Narfell.

    The people of Shandaular flee by means of the two-way portal around which their city is built, leaving their leader Arkaius behind to seal it. These people, now in the Council Hills area of the Shaar, name themselves the Arkaiuns in honor of their fallen ruler. »

  • -182 DR [Year of Sleeping Giants]
  • Calimshan, in its attempts to reconquer its old territories around the Lake of Steam and the Shaar, discovers that the old threat of the beholders has risen again. Beholders and thier cultists control the majority of territory east of Ankhapur and are now pushing their forces west (or immediately up and out of the Alimir Mountains) in retribution against the Calishite invasion. »

  • -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. »

  • -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. »

  • 75 DR [Year of Clinging Death]
  • Plague wracks souther Faerun, devastating Chessenta, the Vilhon Reach, and the Shaar, killing more than half of the population in less than a decade. »

  • 106 DR [Year of the Adamantine Spiral]
  • Crusaders of Myrkul from the Castle of Al'hanar attack and (temporarily) destroy the Everlasting Wyrm, the dracolich that had been guarding the prison of the demon lord Eltab. While plundering the dracolich's hoard, the followers of Myrkul discover the demon and, in exchange for ninety-nine years of service to the Church of Myrkul, agree to release Eltab from his binding. With Eltab's aid, the followers of Myrkul seize control of the city of Shandaular in the Council Hills and establish the theocracy of Eltabranar, encompassing most of the Eastern Shaar. »

  • 300 DR [Year of the Late Sun]
  • By the death of Qysara Shoon V, Shoon satraps rule greater Thindol, the Tashalar, the cities of Lapaliiya, and all the major settlements of the Shaar as far east as the Landrise. »

  • 435 DR [Year of Willing Sacrifice]
  • Several towns along Lake Lhespen and the River Shaar rebel against their distant rulers, the Shoon. »

  • Seven Burnings Campaign
  • 438 DR to 440 DR
    Q ysar Amahl Shoon VII despatches seventeen troop ships to quell an uprising in the Shaar river valley. Shoon imperial troops rampage through Sheirlantar, Kormul, Lhesper, Sebben, Rethmar, and Channathgate. The campaign kills many native Shaarans and brings the western portions of the Shaar back under Shoon control. Despite bloody reprisals, the Imperium was forced to begin withdrawing from the region, and the nomads quietly returned to their previous way of life. »

  • 451 DR [Year of Unleashed Fears]
  • The last of the Shoonarch imperial garrisons are driven from the Chultan Penninsula and the Shaar. »

  • 630 DR [Year of the Winking Jester]
  • The slyth, shapechangers native to the Underdark, found the city of Fluvenilstra, also known as Garden City of the Lowerdark, beneath the Shaar. »

  • 633 DR [Year of Chasms]
  • The Chanting Chain (an artifact to Talos) first appears in the Realms at the Great Bazaar of the Master of the Gargoyles, held in the western Shaar. Its keeper is the wild-eyed Tothur, Holy Hurler of LIghtnings, a self-styled "Storm Prophet" who challenges the existing hierarchy of the church of Talos - and is promptly branded an insane heretic.

    Over the next two centuries, Tothur battles the orthodox Talassan clergy with the aid of the Chain. He alone seems able to use the Chain without the need of six changing assistants, or any prayer or study. How Tothur prolonged his life is unknown.

    Tothur claimed to be able to bestow devout followers of the Destroyer with "living lightning", which enabled them to fly about and hurl bolts of lightning at will for short periods (although it drank their life-force at the same time). The process Tothur used is now lost, but the stromrage spell in the Chain gave similar effects. »

  • 640 DR [Year of the Fanged Beast]
  • Yeenoghu's cult rises to rapid prominence among the gnoll tribes of the Shaar, largely displacing the worship of Gorellik.
    Lhesper, one of the first towns to bear the wrath of the gnolls of the Shaar, is left in ruins (the area surrounding Lake Lhespen suffers gnoll attacks for the next decade). The few survivors, migrate north to found the town of Shaarmid. »

  • 671 DR [Year of the Shrouded Slayer]
  • Iryklathagra hunts amid the grasslands of the Shaar, and seizes the Fanged Shields of Shyk Korort from a gnoll shaman of Yeenoghu.

    Outbreak of internal strife amoung the Shaaran gnolls. Gnoll raids against the Lapal League diminish significantly. »