• 1295 DR [Year of the Ormserpent]
  • Prince Thaum (who is the son of Kuskur Heltharn, regent of Impiltur and Elthinda Balindre, daughter of Telflamm's merchant king) gathers a mercenary army (using coins from Telflamm's treasury he took from the doddering merchant-king) and sacks the city of Sarshel. He then marches on the Tower of Filur and seizes the throne of Impiltur.

    Regent Kuskur and the young King Rilimbrar flee into exile. Kuskur requests aid from Queen Ilione of Aglarond, who sends her mysterious apprentice, known only as the Simbul, to dispatch Thaum. With Thaum dead, his son Imphras (later Imphras IV) attempts to hold the throne.

    Imphras IV is now or at some point comes under the influence of the Queen of Whispers, the succubus Soneillon. »

  • 1296 DR [Year of the Black Hound]
  • King Rilimbrar Heltharn is restored to the throne of Impiltur. Kuskur never returns to Impiltur (shamed from his son's attempt to take the throne, and also shamed in Telflamm since his son also stole from the treasury), choosing instead to live out his remaining years in self-imposed exile in Velprintalar (of Aglarond). His grandson Imphras IV is placed under house arrest in the royal Tower of Filur. »

  • 1336 DR [Year of the Highmantle]
  • King Rilimbrar Heltharn has his daughter, Princess Sambryl, wed her second cousin Imphras IV, though the marriage is never consummated. Imphras IV, although still considered a traitor and confined to the royal tower at Filur, becomes Crown Prince. Rilimbrar does this to get his daughter on the throne (since Impilturian law forbids a Princess to take the throne if there is a living male heir).

    King Rilimbrar then appoints the twelve living male heirs of the fourth and sixth sons of Imphras II as a ruling council, effective upon his death and revocable only after Sambryl was no longer queen, and invests the Lords of Imphras II with the collective authority to oversee the realm in the name of the crown. The aging king then decrees that the Lords could select replacements from the citizenry of Impiltur with the approval of the monarch.

    King Rilimbrar also reconstitutes the Most Holy Order of the Sacred Shrike to serve as the elite army of the Council of Lords. Rilimbrar selects three of the Lords to serve as the ruling Triumvirate of the order, one each from the three churches of the Triad (Tyr, Ilmater, and Torm). »

  • 1338 DR [Year of the Wanderer]
  • In Impiltur, King Rilimbrar Heltharn, Queen Ilbritha, Prince Verimlaun, and Crown Prince Imphras IV die in a mysterious fire at Filur. The infant Prince Soarimbrar the Younger, a descendant of Velimbrar, is crowned king but Imphras's wife Sambryl takes the throne as Queen-Regent, moving the royal court to Lyrabar. »