• c. -8500 DR
  • Dwarves migrate north from the Great Rift and enter the cavernous realms beneath the Sword Coast South. »

  • -4974 DR
  • The coastal dwarf realm of Haunghdannar is established along the northern Sword Coast centered in the mountains east of present-day Leilon. It was the home of the only known seafarring dwarves. »

  • -3654 DR
  • A sarrukh lich of tremendous power disguises himself as a human archwizard and appears to the Netherese who have begun to learn magic from the Earlanni elves. Although he calls himself Arthindol, the Netherese dub him "Terraseer" for his power to see events all over the world. The Terraseer teaches secrets of the Art to humans and reappears to help them over the coming centuries, never seeming to age. Among his achievements are translations from many of the nether scrolls, the exploration of the Sword Coast North, the occupation of Old Owl Well, and the warning of impending doom at the hands of Karsus among many other prophecies and teachings. »

  • -2375 DR
  • At the urging of Arthindol the Terraseer, Netherese scouts begin exploring the area that will later becomes the Sword Coast North. »

  • -1080 DR
  • End of the wars between Calimshan and the beholder nations of the Alimir Mountains with the victory at Mintarn. The Pasha's Throne at Calimport now rules from the Sword Coast to Mintarn. The increased trade and influence sees Calimport nearly double in size (to nearly the size of present-day Waterdeep). »

  • -133 DR [Year of Silent Screams]
  • Great sea storms erupt along the Sword Coast. A tidal wave envelops the city of Velen in Tethyr, decimating its population. »

  • 75 DR [Year of Clinging Death]
  • Alaundo, later famous as "Alaundo the Seer", arrives in Candlekeep. A quiet, learned man of unknown origins (though his stray comments led colleagues to believe he grew up in a Sword Coast port city), Alaundo extended the Roll of Years greatly by naming many years in the far future. At Candlekeep, a belief arose that Alaundo dreamed, and "saw" future events, but had to work through repeated dreamings to place them precisely in time. Some say gods inspired him, or that he was the secret avatar of a god, but he remains a mystery. He came to Candlekeep to read the writings of others, books fascinated him lifelong. »

  • 128 DR [Year of the Addled Arcanist]
  • The Raurinese wizard Hilather, after millennia trapped in temporal stasis, begins to explore Faerun. He is hired by the Imperial Court to develop a more secure means of binding fiends to the will of their summoners. He establishes himself in an abandoned tower in the remote emirates of Torsil, which lies along the Sword Coast between the Cloud Peaks and Candlekeep. »

  • 225 DR [Year of the Shattered Skulls]
  • Battle of Five Falcons / Battle of Hungry Arrows
    Gluthtor's great orc horde is turned back by the elves of the Sword Coast lands at the cost of much of their strength, in the Battle of Five Falcons and Hungry Arrows. »

  • 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. »

  • 276 DR [Year of the Burnished Blade]
  • The Magister Eirl Rauthantannar, nearing the end of his days, transforms himself into Greentree haven, an enchanted grove in the wilderlands of the Sword Coast North.

    The blustering mage Ergrith "Kingslayer" Klavulgrun becomes Magister. He begins slaughtering merchant lords of Tashalaran cities and neighboring realms. »

  • 375 DR [Year of the Woeful Resurrection]
  • Ashar's March
    Ashar Tornamn of Valashar begins a 15-month march north along the Sword Coast and into the Western Heartlands seeking to expand the hegemony of the Shoon Imperium. »

  • 460 DR [Year of Scorching Suns]
  • Birth of the Red Dragon Hoondarrh, somewhere in the easter Sword Coast North. He was the first hatchling of his brood. Due to a quarrel between his parents, one of Hoondarrh's brood-mates was killed, and another injured. Hoodarrh salys and devours his brood-mates.

    He soon grows bold enough to challenge his remaining parent, but is forced to flee for his life into the northernmost Sword Coast. »

  • 697 DR [Year of the Triton's Horn]
  • The Dark Mother of Shar, Lalondra Worul seeks and achieves lichdom. Many of Lalondra's servants die, due to the life linkage magic Lalondra had established with them. Many of the underpriests of Shar riot throughout the Sword Coast, sweeping away the power of the Dark Goddess overnight. Uncarring, Lalondra walks her way in dark places beneath the earth seeking to conquer a new realm for Shar. Displeased, Shar deserts her, stripping away her spells and leaving her only Gorothir's Girdle. Alone and defenseless, lost in the caverns infested with drow and alhoon, Lalondra does not last long. »

  • 733 DR [Year of the Sad Refrains]
  • The Port Fires
    All of Calimport's and Almraivne's docks; 9% of population and 32% of the city (Almraiven), 3% population and 18% city is destroyed by fire (Calimport); all shipyards, docks, and port-facing warehouses as ships flying false colors enter the harbor, gain berths deep among other ships and close to shore and magically explode in flames. This is the Rundeen's largest power play to interfere and usurp Calishite trade supremacy in the southern Sword Coast. »

  • 942 DR [Year of the Circling Vulture]
  • Drow raiders plunder cities along the Sword Coast, enslaving many humans of the Dessarin Valley. The small realms of Harpshield and Talmost, which border the Ardeep Forest west of the Ruins of Delimbiyran, are ravaged and burned. »

  • 997 DR [Year of the Fearful Harper]
  • The Scepter of Mystra if discovered by merfolk and sold to a Calishite merchant, who then sells it in a bazaar in Schamedar. Its purchaser, Kloroth of the Seven Curses, discovers another power of the Scepter. An arcane worshiper of Mystra or a priest of Mystra can cast spells that are beyond his ability while holding the Scepter. Kloroth uses it to create a series of permanent gates in an attempt to create a fast trade network between the Sword Coast (Waterdeep in particular) and the Inner Sea lands (Sembia). However, the Scepter had another ability that got in the way of Kloroth's plans. If the permanency spell is used in conjunction with the other ability that Kloroth discovered, the Scepter permanently polymorphs the user randomly. Kloroth thus acquired an eight curse, this one personal (the other seven had been spells he had cast on opponents). Kloroth was changed into a shrieker mushroom in a dark street in Selgaunt.

    The Scepter changes hands six times that night. Dawn finds the last one to claim the Scepter to be an older and wiser Naerlus "Flamespell" Anarthandyer, who had been forced to flee the Sword Coast when he had lost the Scepter the first time and found himself facing many roused foes. After slaying the previous owner with spells that caused his arms to change into tentacles, Naerlus flees through Klauth's gate, and finds himself in Skullport. A mind flayer promptly slays Naerlus and flees into Undermountain with the Scepter. The illithid is in turn slain by drow, who then gets lost in Undermountains labyrinth, and dies. »

  • 1026 DR [Year of Crimson Magics]
  • The mage Ulcaster, a conjurer of note, establishes a school of conjuration on the ruins of Hilather's tower that attracts would-be mages from up and down the Sword Coast. »

  • 1065 DR [Year of the Watching Wood]
  • Harpers in the North find the lair of the dracolich Alglaudyx and manage to destroy the undead creature, seizing its rich hoard for Harper coffers. With this newfound wealth, the Harpers invest in valuable properties and businesses in cities up and down the Sword Coast. »

  • 1150 DR [Year of the Scourage]
  • Increased attacks by troll and orc tribes on the Sword Coast. »

  • Waterdeep is hit hard by the plague that is affecting all throughout the Sword Coast. The situation is made worse due to constant attacks by trolls and orcs. Worship of Talona and Loviatar soars. »