• 125 DR [Year of the Ironwood]
  • The city of Ormath is established on the Shining Plains. The trade road, the Pikeman's Folly is built between Ormath and Hlondeth. As a result of the increased trade, Hlondath's population soars. »

  • 230 DR [Year of the Wailing Dryads]
  • Dalagar "Longwalker" becomes king of Andlath (a vanished realm that flourished on what is now the Shining Plains), and begins construction of a trade road linking the Sword Coast lands with the Vilhon Reach. »

  • 326 DR [Year of Secret Slaughters]
  • The Field of Tears
    In the Shining Plains, the cities of Ormath and Lheshayl meet on the Field of Tears to dispute the other's claim on the area for its horses and grazing. The two armies battled for more than a week before an outsider force - the Tenpaw tribe of wemics - drove both sides from the field of battle. »

  • 375 DR [Year of the Woeful Resurrection]
  • Human Varae-worshippers from the Shining Plains come north in search of the lost city of Ss'thar'tiss'ssun. They discover an artifact created by House Orogoth that transforms them all into ophidians. »

  • 1158 DR [Year of the Blood Tusk Charge]
  • The first mention of the Veloghon of Vigilance (an artifact of Torm in the form of a shield) in the writings of Thontoros the Learned, Sage of the Just Gods (who studied the clergy and deeds of other followers of Helm, Ilmater, Torm, and Tyr). Writing of the defense of the vanished citadel of Lothtia on the Shining Plains by the Paladins of the Hand (the Twelve Champions of Torm). Thontoros tells that the paladin Harondath bore the shield, and "bathed it in the blood of the orcs of Thoktor Ironfangs". »

  • 1358 DR [Year of Shadows]
  • Ilsensine manifests in the city of Oryndoll, miles beneath the Shining Plains west of the Vilhon Reach, adopting the elder brain of Oryndoll as its avatar form during the Time of Troubles. »