• -24000 DR
  • The Sundering

    Faerun, circa -24,000 DR

    Hundreds of High Mages assemble in the heartland of Faerun at the tower of the Gathering Place to create the new elven home of Evermeet. Ignoring the lesson learned from the destruction of Tintageer centuries earlier, they cast a spell of elven High Magic designed to create a glorious elf homeland. On the Day of Birthing, the magic reaches its apex as the spell extends both back and forward in the mists of time. Merrourboros, the one land, is sundered apart by the unbridled force of the Sundering. As a result, hundreds of cities are washed away, thousands of elves lie dead, and the face of Toril is changed forever. The name Faerun, no longer the One Land, is given to the largest continent. Surrounded by vast expanses of water, the island of Evermeet, thought to be a piece of Arvandor and a bridge between worlds breaks the surface of the Tracklass Sea. Blessed by the goddess Angharradh, verdant forests and wildlife soon flourish across the island. Corellon Larethian wards Evermeet against Lolth, Malar, and the other powers of the anti-Seldarine and entrusts a unique seed to the Fair Folk of the isle. The seed soon sprouts, growing into a miniature tree known as the Tree of Souls. Over time, the souls of ancient elves who choose to stay on Toril, rather than pass on to Arvandor, merge into the Tree of Souls, slowly augmenting its power. Prophecies reveal that the Tree of Souls will someday be planted on Faerun when the Fair Folk finally return to the mainland after a period of exile on the Green Isle.

    This event is noted as occurring in -17600 DR by some documents. »

  • 1371 DR [Year of the Unstrung Harp]
  • Prince Lamruil of Evermeet, his human consort Maura Silverhand (daughter of Laeral Silverhand Arunsun), and their followers travel to the far northern reaches of Faerun to establish a hidden city called Auseriel. They bring the Tree of Souls with them, given to them by the prince's mother, Queen Amlaruil of Evermeet, intending to plant it at the heart of a new refuge for the Fair Folk once the city begins to flourish. »

  • 1373 DR [Year of Rogue Dragons]
  • Mirtul 2 Auseriel comes under concerted attack by a family of white dragons led by the great wyrm Harashnalthyn. At Maura's insistence, Prince Lamruil returns the Tree of Souls to Evermeet, while the princess and their remaining followers provide a valiant rearguard defense. »

  • 1377 DR [Year of the Haunting]
  • the Srinshee returns to Myth Drannor and offers Ilsevele Miritar the Ruler's Blade in recognition of her wise and resolute leadership in the realm's refounding. Ilsevele humbly accepts the Ruler's Blade and takes the title of coronal.

    Queen Amlaruil arrives to congratulate the new coronal and brings with her the Tree of Souls as a gift to the new realm. The artifact is planted in a ring-shaped colonade at the heart of the city known as Seldarrshen Nieryll, the Starsoul Shrine. »

  • 1487 DR [Year of the Rune Lords Triumphant]
  • Marpenoth 13 The flying city of Shade moves directly against Myth Drannor.

    Princes of Shade Vattick Tanthul is killed by Dove Falconhand.
    Dove then succumbs to injuries sustained during her battle with Vattick while rallying the baelnorn of Myth Drannor to come out of their tombs and defend their city.

    Telamont Tanthul drains the energies of Myth Drannor's mythal in order to turn the new Weave into a Shadow Weave for his mistress.

    Larloch strikes against the elves in the confusion and the Srinshee appears to defend them. The Srinshee sacrifices herself to wrest the stolen Weave energy from Larloch (which was part of his plans to become the new god of magic) and Telamont and bolster Mystra's new Weave. She also teleports Ilsevele Miritar and Fflar Melruth to safety in Semberholme.

    Shade eventually crashes into Myth Drannor but a hastily erected ward protects the Tree of Souls from the impact.

    Elminster assassinates Telemont Thantul. »