• 1016 DR [Year of the Roaring Tempest]
  • High Trident, Arthaeuil Nrensam of Onthalasp, a northerly island of the Nelanther, writes his autobiography, Words on a Wave. In it, he mentions the Orglara, an artifact of Umberlee.

    The "Shell of Spells" is one of the most little-known holy items in all of Faerun; even many Umberlant clergy have never heard of it. Its origin is unknown, but it is believed that Umberlee created it herself and swept it into the hands of a ship-borne Umberlant priest lost overboard in a stormwave, after he cried out in supplication to the goddess in his dire need. Just who this priest was, and the nature of his peril remains unknown. »

  • 1142 DR [Year of the Sword's Oath]
  • Rage of Wizards
    After centuries of somnolence, the pureblood yuan-ti arcane spellcasters of the Coiled Cabal attempt to take Sammaresh as the first stage of a plan to reconquer the Cities of the Seabreeze. Two dozen Tashlutan and Lapaliiyan archmages engage the yuan-ti in a season-long orgy of spellbattles along the Tashtan Coast. This so-called Rage of Wizards inflicted wanton destruction on the cities of Lapaliiya and the Tashalar.

    The Orglara (an artifact of Umberlee), which had reseted in the Shell House for over a thousand years, drifts by the grace of Umberlee onto the deck of a drifting derelict, the Lady Haulaeber. »

  • 1144 DR [Year of the Giant's Maul]
  • The Lady Haulaeber is found adrift by Jorist Archneie, a young and ambitious Umberlant priest and seamaster (ship's captain), who boarded the vessel he had seen crossing his wake a dozen times or more in the previous year and ignored ... until he concluded that Umberlee's magic was all that could possibly keep such a craft afloat and clear of shoals and shores for so long.

    Armed with the Orglara, Jorist promptly challenges the ranking Umberlant clergy of the day and begins an internal priestly struggle that at once seakened the church and makes its survivors stronger and wiser. The process is so tempting and so valuable that it has been repeated many times ever since, and even acquired a formal name in Umberlant belief, "the Scouring Storm".

    Jorist rises to head the Church of the Deeps at Tharsult, then the mightiest temple of Umberlee. (It is now no more than a sacred ruin to which Umberlant clergy make pilgrimages). Ambitious and forceful to his dying day, Jorist soon sinks into blustering decadence. Becoming a gluttonous mountain of a man, he styles himself Sealord of All Faerun and rules Umberlant far and wide like a tyrant king, all whim and soft-tongued spies and swift, bloody punishments.

    He fathers many sons with various priestesses of the faith. »

  • 1199 DR [Year of the Baldic]
  • Jorist Archneie is known to add the following enchantments to the Orglara.

    • Any fiery or disenchanting spell cast on the Shell causes it to teleport to a random location in Faerun, taking a single being who is directly touching it with it.
    • The Shell reflects back all missiles thrown at it to their source (including magic missile spells and enchanted arrows).
    • If grasped and mentaly willed to shine, the Shell glows similar to a faerie fire spell.
    • If grasped and mentally willed to do so, the Shell will affect both itself and any one being touching it with the ability to water walk.


  • 1206 DR [Year of the Sarune]
  • A great wave sweeps through the Church of the Deeps at Tharsult, which kills and carries away the body of Jorist Archneie, the head priest of Umberlee. The priesthood of Umberlee is wrecked with armed strife between Jorist's many sons and grandsons. In all the fighting, a lesser priest of the faith steels the Orglara, carrying it north along the Sword Coast and into hiding. »

  • 1226 DR [Year of the Black Buck]
  • Umberlee's Displeasure
    The island of Onthalaspan in the Nelanther is swept away by a great storm sent by the goddess Umberlee. Onthalaspan housed a temple to Umberlee, Onthalasp. »

  • 1314 DR [Year of the Shadowtop]
  • For the past century, the Oglara is used as a serving platter in feast halls of various petty lordlings and wealthy city nobles from Neverwinter and Yallasch. In the fall of this year, the staff in the kitchens of Lord Anthanlas of Murann was preparing a grand feast. While washing out a net full of sea-turtles, an astonished undercook awoke the spell display of the Oglara, and the mage of the house is summoned, who divines that it is a holy item of Unberlee. He then dupes his employer, crafting a duplicate shell. The mage flees with the Shell and tries to sell it to an Umberlant cleric in Memnon.

    Unfortunately, he asks too much and is lured into a trap. The new owner, Samsryn Dhugar, a cunning but lowly Wavewatcher of the Coral Crown Church of Umberlee. He slowly rises to the rank of Storm Prelate, a roving holy inquisitor responsible for discipline within the faith and reprisals against its foes up and down the Sword Coast, Samsryn becomes deeply feared and hated in Umberlant ranks. »

  • 1347 DR [Year of the Bright Blade]
  • Samsryn Dhugar finally considers challenging the High Trident of Calimport when he arrives in a roadside inn in northern Calimshan in the fall of this year. Finding all of its rooms full and the best suites occupied by a traveling band of dwarves, Samsryn orders them whipped out of the place to make room for him. In the following struggle, the inn is largely destroyed. All of Samsryn's guards and servant priests are slain, and Samsryn himself is left a maimed, helpless captive of the few surviving dwarves.

    The dwarves set about grimly trying to salvage something out of the losses the Umberlant had visited upon them. In the questioning that follows, just before he died, Samsryn reveals details of his treasures, including the Oglara. The six surviving dwarves plunder all of Samsryn's holdings and scattering into the Underdark. While one of the dwarves unluckily is caught by the vengeful Umberlants, the other five (one who possessed the Oglara) escaped. »

  • 1358 DR [Year of Shadows]
  • The Summer Storm Wars claims many sahuagin lives of the Alamber as well as over thirty ships and 2,000 people of Mulhorand as the god-kings' forces clash with the sea devils. The visitations of Sekolah, Anhur, and other lesser water powers cause much disruption in Seros. The mythal barrier around Myth Nantar crackles and surges but holds against attempts to break the barrier.

    Umberlee ravages the Pirate Isles of the Inner Sea with hurricanes and storms, destroying more than two-thirds of the pirates' fleet (causing many pirates to stop worshipping her). Appearing also in the Trackless Sea, the Bitch Queen adopts the kraken Slarkrethel as her seraph (Chosen). »

  • 1363 DR [Year of the Wyvern]
  • Ruathym defeats a merrow army sent to conquer it by the illithid Vestress, a servant of Slarkrethel, Chosen of Umberlee. »

  • 1486 DR [Year of the Nether Mountain Scrolls]
  • The fleet of Turmish engages with the pirate fleet of Umberlee's chosen, Evendur Highcastle, emerging victorious thanks in part to Anton Marivaldi and Umara Ankhlab.

    Harpers free the Chosen captives of Netheril from their prison in the Lost Peaks, including Stedd Whitehorn, the chosen of Lathander.

    Stedd Whitehorn heals Lady Cindermoon of her mental degradation, thereby revitalizing the Emerald Enclave. »