• -1732 DR
  • After centuries of intermittent clashes with the ruling yuan-ti, the Lapal tribes flee north and east. They settle on the southern shores of the Shining Sea and in the lands that would one day become Halruaa.

    After the Lapal tribes escape their yuan-ti masters, the serpentfolk import large numbers of lizardfolk from the Great Swamp of Rethgild. Upon reaching the shores of the Lapal Sea, many of these lizardfolk either escaped or were released into the territory claimed by the Thinguth humans. »

  • c. -1150 DR
  • Syl-Pasha Kamal el Drakhon commissions the building of el Qysanallojal (Imperial Navy), and this allows Calimshan to begin controlling the coastal lands and waters of the Shining Sea. Originally built to speed troop movements against the beholder armies, the Qysanallojal swiftly expands Calimshan's political and trade influence. »

  • -690 DR [Year of Fragile Beginnings]
  • Threatened by renewed attacks from the yuan-ti, the Lapal tribes along the Shining Sea come together and establish the nation of Lapaliiya. The city of Sheirtalar is named the capital. »

  • -569 DR [Year of Silken Sabers]
  • Calishite trading ships laden with unknown luxuries dock at Sheirtalar for the first time. This event ushered in an era of trade and prosperity along the shores of the Shining Sea. Lapal trabal encampments soon become cities. »

  • -446 DR [Year of Treasured Moments]
  • Calimshan's dominance of the Lake of Steam and the Shining Sea comes to an end with the near total destruction of the Calimshite Armada in Calimport's harbor. The resulting fires destroy over 70 percent of the city as winds carry sparks and flames to the wooden domes of many buildings. »

  • 34 DR [Year of Purloined Power]
  • With the decline of Serpentes, the humans of the Tashalar succeed in driving off the yuan-ti of the Se'Sehen tribe and after a ten-year war proclaim the Confederation of Tashtan. They claim dominion from the town of Narubel to the Sheir Penninsula, plus all the Shining Sea coastal lands in between including Lapaliiya. The diverse humans living in these areas become known collectively as the Tashalans. »

  • 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. »

  • 1018 DR [Year of the Dracorage]
  • Rage of Dragons: A Rage of Dragons devastates the Heartlands, the lands around the Shining Sea, and the western and southern coasts of the Inner Sea. »

  • 1144 DR [Year of the Giant's Maul]
  • The Halruaan archmage Ootheraum Deirin slays the ancient blue dragon Thoklastees over the Shining Sea east of Orlil in an aerial battle. »