• 101 DR [Year of the Smiling Moon]
  • Josidiah Starym is born In Myth Drannor a gold elf of House Starym to his gold elf father and moon elf mother (Ysmyrl'da Starym). He has his father's features and golden hair, but he has his mother's uncanny sapphire eyes - a strange combination for a noble gold elf child. »

  • 111 DR [Year of Fallen Gaurds]
  • Birth of Venali Starym, first son of Illitran Starym in Cormanthyr. »

  • 253 DR [Year of Somber Smiles]
  • The panther Guenhwyvar is transformed into a unique figurine of wonderous power by Anders Beltgarden, a human wizard settler of Cormanthyr. The figurine is granted to the young bladesinger Josidiah Starym. »

  • 262 DR [Year of Pages Perilous]
  • Formation of the Eldreth Veluuthra
    Five leading elf houses - Bharaclaiev, Hyshaanth, Rhae-vaern, Tellynnan, and Starym - declare that they cannot support coronal Eltargrim's liberal attitude toward non-elves (particularly humans), nor can they allow the continued encroachment of humans into ancestral elf lands. Rather than battle fellow elves, the five houses depart Myth Drannor and begin to catalog the crimes of humans against both nature and the land they inhabit. »

  • 500 DR [Year of the Flame Tongue]
  • Josidiah Starym mounts a campaign to recover the lost Soldier's Blade of Cormanthyr after nearly eight hundred years, he does this as a way to prove to Eltargrim Irithyl that the heir of House Starym is noble enough to marry his niece and heir, Aravae. The opening gambit of this search sees a temporary fall of the garrisoned drow at the Twisted Tower, since that was where the Soldier's Blade was lost to Cormanthyr, Josidiah and his troupe of bladesingers and Akh'Faer venture into the Underdark beneath the Tower, vowing to return in a century with the lost treasures. »

  • 523 DR [Year of Trials Arcane]
  • Younger moon elves of Clan Starym return to Myth Drannor from Eaerlann, Illefarn, and elsewhere to Myth Drannor, restoring that house as a social power and taking over the house lordship with the absence of Josidiah Starym. As a stalling maneuver to prevent Josidiah's loss of status, the Coronal demands that the current Lord, Illitran Starym draw his family's moonblade, long held in trust and undrawn since its forging to attest to the loyalty and worthiness of the clan and its lord.

    Lord Illitran Starym undergoes a Cleansing March, a three-month-long trek out into the deepest woods of Cormanthyr intended to purify his spirit and ready him for the responsibilities of wielding a moonblade. Unknown to all, he treks to Monader's abandoned temple and forges a pact with the imprisoned deity, allowing him to draw the blade upon his return to the City of Songs without suffering its retributive powers and corrupting the blade to be designed to slay humans and half-elves. »

  • 674 DR [Year of the Nomad]
  • Josidiah Starym returns to Myth Drannor to a hero's welcome as he brings not the expected Soldier's Blade but the Akh'Faer's Artblade, retrieved from a deep dragon's lair far beneath the Storm Horn Mountains. Unfortunately, his reward is personal heartbreak as he realizes all he worked for is gone with the passing of both the Coronal and Aravae. Josidiah does not take up his rightful place as Lord-Speaker of House Starym, but he does (by right of the elfblade he restores to Myth Drannor) take over the leadership of the Akh'Faer and thus rise to a seat on the Council of Twelve.

    Josidiah refuses to discuss it, but many notice that he no longer walks with his magnificent cat Guenhwyvar, and some whisper he had to trade the cat's figurine of power for the blade.

    Of his 12 original comrades, only one survived: Onas Ulondarr, an elf bladesinger of House Ulondarr. Returning to the city married to Maira Sheildark, a human wizardess from Arabel, they bring with them four adult half-elf children (three women, one man; all rangers): Alupiira, Vaeala, Shaeia, and Rahsil. »

  • 689 DR [Year of the Eager Executioner]
  • The displaced Archmage Paeris Haladar attempts to slay Josidiah Starym with spells, vowing vengeance for his loss of status. Josidiah survives four assassination attempts but is nearly slain in an Honor Duel called to settle the feud. When Paeris seizes the fallen Artblade, he is found unworthy of its power and responsibility; forever after, dead magic surrounds and permeates Paeris Haladar, making him a pariah to all within Cormanthyr. Josidiah reclaims the elfblade and returns to his post as Spell-Major with honor. »

  • 704 DR [Year of the Emerald Citadel]
  • The Ildacer clan, due to the internal machinations of the Ruling Council and other factions (specifically Lord Venali Starym and the Guild of Wizards, Conjurers, and Enchanters), loses much of its holdings, monies, and social status. While the Ildacers lose all their estates, they move into and maintain four inns and taverns within Myth Drannor. »

  • 712 DR [Year of the Lost Lance]
  • Tarsakh 11 Silvergate (Weeping War: Campaign #4)
    A.K.A.: The Second Siege of Myth Drannor, the Nameless Sacrifice, the Chosen's Choice
    The battle at Silvergate is one of the most storied and heroic tales of the entire Weeping War. The Army of Darkness was driven east, and its northern and southern factions merged and punched through the elf defenders on the western front as they pressed, allowing them a second charge on Myth Drannor. The bulk of this battle occurred among the streets of the old city Cormanthor, and its climax centered on the Silvergate, the magical gate to Silverymoon Pass.

    While the military fought bravely on all fronts, this battle was primarily one of magic and thus spearheaded by Spell-Major Josidiah Starym, Elminster, Symrustar Auglamyr, and the Nameless Chosen. With many elf forces exhausted from the previous battles, only the cavalry and two-thirds of the available Akh'Faer froces were in the city for its defense until the arrival after battle's start of the Wing cavalry, some gold, silver, and electrum dragon allies, and the three Chosen.

    The spellcasters and military worked together to isolate and destroy the reduced and tired battalions (the Cruelty, the Colossus, the Grievous, Battalion Arcane) of the Army of Darkness. In all, the Army of Darkness suffered the loss of a battalion's worth of troops, losing 11 marches and 4 regiments in the melee. Among them, four entire tribes of gnolls were totally destroyed as was the most powerful march in the Army, Cvor's all mezzoloth March of the Second Cruelty Regiment.

    Cvor's March ("the Whipmaster's March") laid siege to the Silvergate at highsun on the second day of battle. The Namelss Chosen became enraged by the destruction of his native city and the abrupt slaying of a trio of young bronze dragons that had emerged through the gate to lend aid requested a tenday ago. The Nameless One lost his temper and his patience.

    The Namelss exploded through the roof of one of the Six Tyrl Towers, his body glowing and his hair and robes ablaze in silver flames! He dove headlong into the amassed forces of the besieging Army, driving a wedge through the forces, he converged on the Silvergate, where Colonel Cvor and his mezzoloths stood. Fully aflame now, the Nameless reached out with his silver wings and flung the nycoloths into the gate, which opened at his merest word. Spelltraps lying in wait activated at his will, causing explosions that claimed more evil lives as he walked unharmed within them. Over 600 mezzoloths , goblins, and other creatures fell before the fury of the Nameless, and Myth Drannor's defenders rallied once more. With a large wedge driven into the Army's forces, the Akh'Faer and the cavalry had openings they could exploit and drive the Army before them.

    The razor-studded whip of Cvor wrapped about the throat of the Nameless One, and the two fell into the Silvergate. Flying to his aid, Elminster entered the Silvergate and shut the gate behind him to isolate Cvor's march. Back to back with the elder Elminster, he fought hundreds of mezzoloths within the rocky Silverymoon Pass, and the glow of his silvery form drew attention from Silverymoon.

    Colonel Cvor then used a captured elf artifact (the Harness of the Giant-Slayer Alayris) to grow to a giant's size and seize the flaming mage by hand and foot. Cvor brutally pulled the Nameless Chosen nearly in half by sheer strength! The explosion of magical power and fire utterly consumed Cvor and over 200 nearby mezzoloths. The Nameless One lay dying, his torso laid-open. The High Mage of Silverymoon, Ecamane Truesilver and his supporting wizard forces protected the body of the fallen Chosen from the remaining mezzoloths. Together, while the Nameless One was sent magically to Silverymoon for healing, Elminster and the elderly and frail Ecamane destroyed the gate to Myth Drannor, detonating it from within and at its exit. The explosions slew the remnants of the Fourth Regiment surrounding it at Myth Drannor as well as clearing Silverymoon Pass of its remaining brethren.

    As a result of this battle, Myth Drannor's forces won the day, but unknowingly paid a high price. Elminster was lost among the planes for a time, due to his task of destroying the gate from within, while Ecamane Truesilver died due to the strain of breaking the gate from its exit point at Silverymoon Pass. The Nameless Chosen lay like one dead for more than the next year. His elf nurse, gave him the name Akhellbhen; upon his awakening, the Nameless Chosen, once called Arun's Son is introduced to the new High Mage Aglanthol as Khelben Arunsun. His body healed but forever scarred across his chest and back where he was nearly torn in twain, he banishes his vanity and keeps the wedge of silver-white hair and beard to remind him of the silver flames dancing within it and how it does not make him invincible. It also signifies his debts, as it reminds him of Silverymoon and what he owes its people as well.

    Other major deaths of this battle includes Wollys Silvershield (high priest of Sehanine).

    This battle lasts until Tarsakh 13, 712 DR. »

  • Kythorn 6 The Exiles' War (Weeping War: Campaign #4)
    A.K.A.: The Bone and Briar Battles
    Farther east of the mythal lay the towers and tree-homes of a number of exiled elf wizards and necromancers not welcome in Myth Drannor. Still, with the Army of Darkness forced through their lands and plundering as they went, these disparate exiles still banded together (with themselves and various N'Vaelahr agents) for the war effort. Notes about this battle include the necromancers' animation of those they slew among the Army, not to mention at least one enslaved green dracolich. The Exiles achieved victory by their swift strike of fireballs that destroyed the charge of a lending orgish party, which they then animated against their comrades. Most Exiles were merely concerned with defending their own lands and towers, caring little about the elves who denied them welcome in Myth Drannor. However, the humility of some elves (especially Spell-Major Josidiah Starym) and the obvious challenge drew a few out of exile and into the Akh'Faer.

    This event lasts until Kythorn 10, 712 DR »

  • 714 DR [Year of Doom]
  • Kythorn 25 The Battle of Stars Shining (Weeping War: Campaign #12)
    This is the final battle of both the bladesinger Spell-Major Josidiah Starym and the last of the Akh'Faer. Rather than allow Aulmpiter (or any other marauder) to claim the prize of the Speculum (the guild hall of the Wizards, Conjurers, and Enchanters), Josidiah and 17 mages stood atop the ramparts or at the front colonnade and slung spells of devastating effect against the invaders, while others worked frantically inside either to remove or destroy the guild's great magical-items cache.

    As the afternoon fracas lengthened into a night battle, two bold moves by the elves turned the tide of battle such that, while the ground is lost, the moral victory became Cormanthyr's. One Prannith Springheels, a halfling scribe of the guild (whose dream of wielding magic was never quite realized), saw his master die just a few feet from him, and he seized a staff of the magi before it could be claimed by the yugoloth. Drawing a number of mezzoloths about him with taunts and shouts, Prannith leapt off the highest surviving tower of the Speculum and wielded great magic for once in his life. He broke the staff as he fell into the horde of mezzoloths unleashing a retributive strike that broke their ranks and killed more than a quarter of their number.

    Spell-Major Josidiah was soon the last Ally standing in defense of the Speculum. As the fell creatures strained to break his magical barriers and overwhelm his position, a beam of light from the night sky wrapped about him. The Artblade hung high aloft, and Josidiah wields the divine empowered (by Mystra and Sehanine it is said) sword and drop the final standing tower, killing all the invaders inside. Josidiah then rides a mighty lightning bolt down in the midst of a mass of enemies, the blast slaying a few and scattering many. With one last two-handed swing of the blade, he stabbed the blade deep into the flagstones of the courtyard, and white flames and magic burned all that remained of the Speculum, including Josidiah himself and his Artblade. »

  • 924 DR [Year of the Cracked Turtle]
  • Death of Venali Starym, who dies of a strange wasting disease in the Hullack Forest. He passes on his Moonblade to his niece Seldanna. »