• 1371 DR [Year of the Unstrung Harp]
  • Midsummer Murann is captured by the ogre mage Sothillis and his army with the aid of clerics of Cyric from the Tower of the Eternal Eclipse. The humanoids seize Murann's gold-laden ships, trapped within the harbor by the pirates, and claims the city for their own as the capital to the new Sothillisian Empire.

    Sothillis wisely leaves the city's alchemists' guild intact, forcing its members to create alchemical items and potions for the armies.

    The Armory of Nedeheim is nowhere to be found in the city, but the ogre mages are uncertain whether they were deceived as to its true location or if someone plundered the armory before their conquest of the city. »

  • 1372 DR [Year of Wild Magic]
  • Hammer 19 The church of SelĂ»ne musters an army of crusaders to retake Moonmaiden’s Hall in Murann. The Sothillisians successfully repel the attack. »

  • 1374 DR [Year of Lightning Storms]
  • Mirtul 3 Hostilities suddenly break out four miles north of Trademeet between a troop of reaiding ogres and the first Tanislove caravan to dare the Trade Way in a tenday. The caravan is a decoy, manned by mercenaries of the Flaming Fist and paid for by House Tanislove. The ogres suffer significant casualties in the Battle of Broken Wheels. »

  • Mirtul 12 A de facto truce along the northern flanks of the Small Teeth is broken between Amn and the Sothillisian Empire when Sothillisian raiders overrun a large farm along the southern banks of the River Specie near the small fishing village of Kalathyr. Rumors suggest this raid is in retaliation for House Tanislove's privately funded hostilities, less than a tenday before, because the farm belongs to House Gheldieg, whose assets are now controlled by House Tanislove by dint of marriage between their principals. »

  • Mirtul 13 An elite company of adventurers, based at the western Tower of the Eclipse and said to be led by the half-ogre bastard son of Sothillis, mounts a daring prison break on the dungeons beneath the Black Spires of the Maiden, a temple of Loviatar in the Vale of Wailing Women in the eastern Small Teeth. All members of the Company of Rune-scribed Horns escape, along with a dozen ogres captured in the retaking of Esmeltaran. One of the ogres bring word that a clue was found in the last days of the siege suggesting that the Armory of Nedeheim is hidden deep beneath Murann, in the caverns of the Underdark once claimed by the Shanatarn kingdom of Xothaerin. »

  • Flamerule 12 The western Tower of the Eternal Eclipse falls to the Army of Three Stars, and by prior arrangement, is claimed by the crusaders from the Dark Embrace (a temple to Cyric). A few of the defenders escape through the newly constructed portal, presumably seeking refuge in Murann of the Sothillisian Empire. Interrogation of the bodies left behind reveals the discovered clue to the Armory of Nedeheim to the commanders of the Army of Three Stars. Sothillis quietly dispatches a company of adventurers into the depths upon receiving word. »

  • Eleint 5 The Council of Six and the Sothillis the Murkul of Murannheim jointly dispatch heralds announcing the Trade Way Truce, ending hostilities between the Sothillisian Empire and the Kingdom of Amn. This marks the beginning of the Stinger War, pitting the tlincallis of Oaxaptupa, as the stingers call themselves and their newly established kingdom, against the allied forces of Amn, including the Renegades of the Eclipse. Of course, the Swordbelt Alliance, as the surface-dweller truce-army comes to be called, is one of temproary convenience, and hostilities often break out between the various factions, significantly undermining their effectiveness. »