• -24000 DR
  • The celestial dragon T'ien Lung leds a tribe of humans north and east to settle among the modern day lands of Semphar, Skalhoond Forest, and the Firepeaks. These humans become known as Lung, the ancestors fo the Tuigan, Shou, Wang, and other humans of Kara-Tur and the Far East. »

  • -2487 DR
  • Following the fall of Inupras and the collapse of the western Imaskar Empire, the eastern province of Khati and Katakoro endure. Bearing Dhonas's Shroud, one of the seven False Imaskarcana, the artificer Kujawa claims the Dragon Throne at Thakos and declares himself Emperor of Anok-Imaskar. Scholars mark this as the start of the First Age of Shou Lung. »

  • -1887 DR
  • Chan Cheng unifies the warring states along the Ch 'ing Tung River from the Imperial City of Ten Mor Shou, beginning the Second Age of Shou Lung. Blessed by the Celestial One, Chan Cheng becomes the first of the Nine Immortals. »

  • -1377 DR
  • Using powerful Imaskari artifacts unearthed in the ruins of Thakos, the artificer Tan Chin assassinates the Sapphire Empress Kwan Ying and assumes the throne of Shou Lung. The new emperor renames Ten Mor Shou to Kuo Meilan, after his consort. »

  • -1365 DR
  • Using the Jade Mirror, Emperor Tan Chin and his friend Kar Wuan trick Pao Hu Jen the Guardian into flying to the lands of the horse barbarians where they transform the dragon into the Great Dragonwall of Shou Lung. »

  • -1289 DR
  • The immortal Chih Shih leads a revolt against Tan Chin and drives the emperor from Kuo Meilan, ending the Second Age of Shou Lung. Fleeing to Raurin, Tan Chin begins searching for lost Imaskari artifacts. »

  • -1250 DR
  • Ascendancy of Nung Fu, a simple peasent, as First Emperor of Shou Lung. He is invested with the Emblems of Authority by the legendary Nine Travelers, beginning the Third Age of Shou Lung. »

  • -1029 DR
  • Death of Nung Fu. His great-grandson becomes the first Emperor Chin of the Li Dynasty (Dynasty of Might) in Shou Lung. »

  • -930 DR
  • The Black Leopard Cult reaches its zenith, the power of its kio ton mu (mystic witch doctors) held in more fear and reverence than that of the Shou Lung emperor in the lands of T'u Lung. »

  • -868 DR
  • Unification of the western provinces of Shou Lung under the Emblems of Imperial Authority, the emperor's symbols of office. »

  • -855 DR
  • Crushing of the Sea Lords' Revolt in Karatin Province consolidates power in Shou Lung beneath the Emblems of Imperial Authority. »

  • -842 DR
  • Seventh Emperor Chin of the Li Dynasty declares the Gathering of Waters, an attempt to bring the land fed by all the major rivers in Shou Lung under the sway of the Emblems of Imperial Authority. Shou Lung armies invade the Fenghsintzu Valley. »

  • -839 DR
  • Surrender of the Gray Owl tribes in the north secures the present northern boundary of the Shou Lung empire. »

  • -837 DR
  • Agents of Emperor Chin discovers the Impossible Palace of Silver Domes in the northern part of Arkarin Province in Shou Lung. »

  • -830 DR
  • Wo Can's forces destroy the temple of the Black Leopard Cult at he mouth of the Fenghsintzu River in Durkon, ending resistence in Shou Lung's southern provinces (later to become Tu Lung). The records say that the temple itself was sunk to the lowest depths of the earth. The kio ton mu are said to have either been slain or fled to distant lands. One legend in particular states that a high priest journeyed unseen down the Fenghsintzu and made his way out to sea. »

  • -815 DR
  • Shou Lung establishes the "Eighteen Garrisons of T'u" in the T'u Lung lands. These military bases are instrumental in establishing Shou customs in the southern regions. »

  • -810 DR
  • Teachings of the Path of Enlightenment first appear in the stone bluffs above the mouth of the Hungtse River in Shou Lung. The meter-high characters are blasted into the solid granite by reddish lightning during a firestorm witnessed throughout the continent. Though the skies are ablaze with light, the vegetation and people near the Hungtse are unharmed. The ancestors of the emperor are said initially to refute these teachings. »

  • -670 DR [Year of Unfurled Sails]
  • The last Emperor Chin of the Li Dynasty in Shou Lung dies without an heir. Defying his ancestors, he passes on the affairs of office to his wu jen advisor, a follower of the Path of Enlightenment. The advisor becomes the first Emperor Chin of the Ho (Peace) Dynasty. »

  • -669 DR [Year of Summer Frosts]
  • First Emporer Chin of the Ho Dyansty proclaims the Organization of Thought, in which he seeks to make the Path of Enlightenment the only faith of Shou Lung. The Time of Contentions begins, as rival faiths battle each other in the bureaucracy, among the populace, and finally on the battlefield as temple militias contest in small civil wars. »

  • -649 DR [Year of Falling Copper]
  • In Shou Lung, the Impossible Palace of the Silver Domes disappears. That which remains is renamed the Field of Burnished Bronze. »

  • -620 DR [Year of Noble Souls]
  • In Shou Lung, the first Emporer Chin of the Ho Dynasty perishes mysteriously, along with his son. The grandson becomes the second Emperor Chin and announces the Time of Sharing Meals. Temple militias are outlawed and religious freedom encouraged. The Time of Contentions ends, and the Path of Enlightenment is established as the official faith of Shou Lung. This edict is less effective in the south, bu the Path of Enlightenment becomes the major faith over the next thousand years. »