• -30000 DR
  • The empires of Merrouroboros, circa -29,500 DR

    In the south, the first human civilizations are devastated by the dreadful Tarrasque, which pushes southward from the Black Sea. The Lopango, Eshowe, Thinguth, and Tabaxi tribes are conquered, their culture subsumed by the newly formed empire of Katashaka. Only the humans of northern Maztica, under the protection of the feathered serpent Qotal, escapes enslavement. »

  • -2809 DR
  • The Eshowe, the Tabaxi, and the Thinguth tribes, as well as several others that accepted Ubtao's message, follow the couatls in a great pilgramage across the seas of the Jungles of Chult. The tribes land on the Wild Coast and march inland to the Peaks of the Flame, where the avatar of Ubtao welcomes them. »

  • -438 DR to -122 DR
  • A great war breaks out between the Tabaxi and Eshowe tribes. At its close, the remaining tribes are assimilated into the Tabaxi tribes, whose diverse peoples become known collectively as Chultans. »

  • -137 DR [Year of Blooded Sunsets]
  • The Eshowe tribes release the Shadow Giant, a monstrous and ancient evil, and unleashes it upon the city of Mezro. Though Mezro lay in ruins as a result, the Tabaxi ultimately repel the lurking gloom. The Shadow Giant then turns on the Eshowe, nearly wiping them out in a genocidal rampage. The Tabaxi named the dark spirit Eshowdow, or Shadow of the Eshowe. »

  • c. -120 DR
  • The death of so many humans during the Eshowe-Tabaxi war opens the door for the rise of the Batiri, a tribe of bloodthirsty goblins. »

  • 1374 DR [Year of Lightning Storms]
  • Hondo the Black becomes the first Faerûnian to navigate the Strait of Lopango and explore the fabled Dark Continent of Katashaka. Accompanied by representatives from Chult, Hondo successfully establishes contact with the native tribes of Tabaxi. »