• -339 DR [Year of Sundered Webs]
  • Fall of Netheril
    Nearly all of the Netherese enclaves fall to the earth and are destroyed due to disruptions in the Weave brought about by the casting of the epic spell, Karsus's avatar and the subsequent death of the goddess Mystryl (Mystra). The body of the momentary god Karsus falls to earth in the eastern region of the High Forest.

    Karsus, also known as THE Archwizard, believed that the gods were nothing more than mortals who had mastered magic that he hadn't yet discovered. When he began researching 12th-level magic in the early -459 DR, he concluded that this was the power that the gods themselves wielded. His mistake was believing that common magic was what separated the gods from the archwizards, but it wouldn't be until the Time of Trobles in 1358 DR until Ao, the Overlord of the gods, demonstrates that there is more than just magic at work in the rise and fall of gods.

    Karsus was a man full of self-confidence and an unshakable faith that what he believed was the way things really were. Not even the pleadings of his closest advisors could sway him once a decision to do something was made. This character trait applied itself from the smallest of enclave decisions to the creation of the most powerful spell ever created, Karsus's avatar.

    Another facet of Karsus's personality also shined through to anyone who met him: He was stark, raving mad. He acted like an excited child most of the time, and his tantrums were to be avoided at all cost. He could be warm and friendly or ruthless and tyrannical; there really wasn't anything in between.

    Karsus went through many "special friends" during his lifetime. These were individuals whom he suddenly took a great liking to, spoiled for a while (obtaining information or services from them) and then tossed aside like a forgotten toy. Some in the Karsus Enclave viewed the designation of "special friend" as a death mark. »

  • 714 DR [Year of Doom]
  • Kythorn 23 Fallen Flight (Weeping War: Campaign #12)
    A.K.A.: Overmantle's Bane, Final Fate of Nezras
    This disheartening battle is notable for the corruption and loss of the primary power of the mythal: the elven overmantle that allowed them basic defenses and flight! While the early parts of the battle showed tactical advantages for the elves in troop placement and battle magics, the unexpected loss of mobility and flight by the elves led to a rout, especially after the initial loss saw many elves plummet from the sky directly onto mezzoloth-held spears. The only heartening note of the battle was the death of Nezras the Traitor at the hands of the Akh'Faern mage Juppar, a young moon elf whose unrequited passion for Captain Iliathorr lent him the rage and fervor to destroy a whole party of orcs to reach Nezras and engolf him in no fewer than three fireballs, leaving nothing but smoking bones as testament of his passing.

    SECRET: Nezras used some lost magic to exchange places with another traitor human mage before dying from Juppar's spell strikes, and his fate is unknown; No word ever reached Cormanthyr that he survived, since he has slain every elf he has met since this time. However, three centuries after the Fall, some Harpers discover that he survives as a lich and has various lairs about Faerun, including one in the mountains north of the Vilhon Reach. The strangest, unconfirmed rumor about Nezras was that the wild magic of the Time of Troubles restored his youth and life, and he is now an ancient mage in a youth's body.
    Among the deaths of this battle include the Spell-Captain Phyrra Iliathorr, Nezras the Traitor. »

  • 1355 DR [Year of the Harp]
  • Stallac Benadi, former High Imperceptor of Bane and Banelich receives a vision from Bane who tells him to prepare (for Bane and Myrkul were preparing to steal the Tablets of Fate, which causes the Time of Troubles).

    Soon after the events of the Time of Troubles, Cyric appears to Stallac seeking his adoration and support in the conquest of Zhentil Keep and the rest of the Moonsea. Stallac spurns Cyric. Cyric empowers his convert, Chrinson Navham to deal with Stallac. To aid Chrinson, Cyric turns him into a burnbones. »

  • 1357 DR [Year of the Prince]
  • The Wizard-King Zalathorm of Halruaa goes briefly mad while divining the Time of Troubles and is replaced on the throne by Gabrela for a period of two weeks. »

  • Era of Upheaval
  • 1358 to Present
    This is the current age, when the Realms are shaken by the gods. It is a time when many gods are slain, some new gods raised and some are reborn. There are some sages who would also include the Dawn Cataclysms to this era, but most sages agree that the beginning of this era is marked by the overgod Ao's hand in changing the status quo of how the gods and their mortal servants are to interact. »

  • 1358 DR [Year of Shadows]
  • Waukeen places her divinity in trust with a fellow goddess, Llirra, and escapes the Realms to the Astral Plane with the aid of a god from another world. Soon afterward, the Merchant's Friend is betrayed by the Demon Prince Graz'zt and imprisoned in the Abyss. »

  • Lady Kaitlin Tindall Bloodhawk is possessed by the deity the Red Knight and defends strife-torn Tethyr from an army of monsters that threaten to surge forth from the Forest of Tethyr during the Time of Troubles. »

  • The avatar of Sseth appears briefly above the water of the Lapal Sea before battling the dinosaur avatar of Ubtao on the eastern edge of the Jungle of Chult.

    Sseth stops answering the prayers of the sarrukh of Okoth, and the sarrukh approach the divine minions of the deity Set and agree to bind their god Sseth into eternal slumber if they are granted spells and aid in their battle against the khaasta. At the end of the Time of Troubles, Set claims Sseth's portfolio. »

  • The avatars of Clangeddin Silverbeard, the dwarven god of battle and Labelas Enoreth, the elven god of longevity battle on the island of Ruathym. Labelas is the victor of this misunderstanding. »

  • Roar of Shadows: Malar attempts to enter the confines of the Guthmere Forest to destroy the druids residing there but is battled by Nobanion and the druids of the Emerald Enclave. He is driven northwest towards the Sword Coast. »

  • Silvanus is seen roaming in Winterwood and the heart of the Chondalwood. He also reportedly provides his special blessing to the island of Ilighon, home of the Emerald Enclave and his Chosen. »

  • Auril stalks the Great Glacier during the Time of Troubles. »

  • Azuth is present at the Pool of Yeven, on the River Ashaba during the Time of Troubles. »

  • Tymora holds worship in her church in Arabel. She later fights with Beshaba in the North during the Time of Troubles. »

  • Bhaal is present at the Haunted Halls of Eveningstar during the Time of Troubles. »

  • Sseth kills Vaerae and absorbs his portfolio. The snake god also appears in Chult. »

  • Iyachtu Xvim, god-son of Bane is imprisoned under Zhentil Keep during the Time of Troubles. »

  • Deneir graces Twilight Hall in Berdusk with his presence during the Time of Troubles. »

  • The Dwarven Gods roam Citadel Adbar, Ironmaster, the Earthfast Mountains, and the Great Rift, slaying many orcs and other fell creatures during the Time of Troubles. »

  • The Elven Gods rest in Evermeet and Evereska during the Time of Troubles. »

  • Ilmater roams the Bloodstone Lands during the Time of Troubles. »