• -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. »

  • 1066 DR [Year of the Lord's Dilemma]
  • Shin Gisen is made the first emperor of the Lui Dynasty, officially forming the nation of T'u Lung. Shou Lung forces invade T'u Lung but are repulsed. Shou Lung calls these investigations over the next two hundred years the Uncountable Wars, but T'u Lung refers to them as the Major Incursions of the Northern Barbarians in their texts. The writings out of the T'u Lung provinces from this point on refer to Shou Lung as a corrupt empire on the verge of internal collapse. The powerful families in T'u Lung, backing the new emperor, are the Tan Ho, Wai, and Yang families. They extend their power over the next forty years. »

  • 1116 DR [Year of the Empty Scabbard]
  • Shin Rokan proposes to remove the power of the armies from the barons, increases taxes to pay for the new forces, and demand of all an oath of loyalty to the Lui Dynasty. He is assassinated by Wai Long Hwa, who proclaims himself emperor. The Ho and Tan families from an alliance and secede, as does the Yang Clan. This is the beginning of the "Three Kingdoms" period of T'u Lung history. There are fewer Shou Lung incursions during this period as the corrupt northerners send diplomatic missions to first one, then the other, then the third kingdom, hoping to weaken all and eventually reabsorb them into the Shou Empire. »

  • 1148 DR [Year of the Angry Sea]
  • The Three Kingdoms of Shou Lung are reunited. Wai Long Hwa is officially recongnized as the third emperor of the Lui Dynasty. The Ho and Tan families are defeated in the war, though still powerful. The Yang family is given autonomous control of its lands in a diplomatic settlement. The Maki Clan, a group of upstart barons, gains power during this time by supporting Wai. »

  • 1360 DR [Year of the Turret]
  • The lich Tan Chin former Emperor of Shou Lung, gathers an army of undead at the fallen Imaskar city of Solon. Wielding powerful magic from that ancient empire, Tan Chin (masqueraing as the Rajah Ambuchar Devayam) marches his undead armies east easily conquering Ra-Khati and settlements within the Katakoro Plateau. »

  • 1361 DR [Year of Maidens]
  • Tan Chin and his undead armies push eastward into Shou Lung. Weakened by the Horde invasion two years prior, the Shou make feeble stands at Shih Tuh and Yenching but are easily overrun. Turning his army northwest, Lo Tu is next to fall, followed by the realm of Khazari by year's end. »

  • 1362 DR [Year of the Helm]
  • Wielding the ancient Stone Scepter of Shih, adventurers slay Tan Chin in the catacombs beneath Skarou. »