• -317 DR [Year of Vampiric Glee]
  • Orlak of Westgate becomes a vampire. »

  • -286 DR [Year of Foul Awakenings]
  • Westgate falls during the course of a single night to a small army of elite mercenaries led by the vampire Orlak. Thorndaer is slain and Orlak seizes the throne and becomes known as "the Night King". »

  • -137 DR [Year of Blooded Sunsets]
  • The paladin Gen Soleilon of Lathander leads a company that destroys the vampire Orlak "the Night King" and is crowned the new king of Westgate. Gen becomes known as "the Radiant King". »

  • 796 DR [Year of the Gray Mists]
  • Zhent caravan masters report that night-terrors (vampires) in Merrydale have made the route too dangerous. Seeking a new road to the south, the Zhents are the only surface dwellers to set aside violence and make peace with the drow of the Ashaba valley and the Twisted Tower. »

  • 892 DR [Year of the Open Tome]
  • Jander destroys his vampiric master "One Last Drink". »

  • 940 DR [Year of the Cold Claws]
  • The vampire Artor Morlin, once a Shoon outlaw, then Lord Baron of Morlin Castle and the Steeping Falls, and now a vampire mercenary lord famed for his hatred of all things Calishite, begins dwelling in Waterdeep. Artor sees Waterdeep as his personal hunting preserve. He drives out all other vampires he finds and actively tries to keep Waterdeep free of other vampires. As a result, Waterdeep is home to far fewer vampires then other cities of its size. He also keeps his own feeding to a minimum. »

  • 1048 DR [Year of the Chevalier]
  • Saed (a psion), formerly a nawab on the Council of Terelve in Durpar, is transformed into a vampire and flees to the destroyed city of Vaelen (Old Vaelen), where he begins to assume control. »

  • 1049 DR [Year of Auril's Absence]
  • The beast-chieftans of Veldorn are united under Saed, the psionic vampire lord of Vaelen. »

  • 1157 DR [Year of the Wizened Mage]
  • The Zulkir of Necromancy Nyressa Flass, known as "the Vampire Zulkir", is slain by a cabal of Red Wizard foes led by Szass Tam, who is named her successor. Tam keeps Nyressa around as a skeleton patrolling his property. »

  • 1232 DR [Year of the Weeping Wives]
  • Jander Sunstar is delivered from his curse of vampirism. »

  • 1359 DR [Year of the Serpent]
  • Lord Pundun and his mage Mentor, Menrick, release the vampire Shyressa in a mausoleum outside Dajaan. »

  • 1370 DR [Year of the Tankard]
  • The Manshoon Wars
    Fzoul Chembryl and Orgauth attacks Manshoon and Semommon. Manshoon is killed by Fzoul and Sememmon flees to Darkhold, severing the gates that link it with Zhentil Keep. Fzoul purges the Zhentarim of Manshoon's supporters, giving him control over most of the organization. Several clones of Manshoon awake at the same time and create havoc throughout Faerun. Fzoul and Orgauth take control of the Citadel of the Raven.

    A long-lost stasis clone of Manshoon awakens in the catacombs of Westgate as the Manshoon Wars begin. Prior to his awakening, this Manshoon clone had been abducted and drained by the Night King, a powerful vampire. As a vampire, the Manshoon clone hunts down and kills his creator, becoming the next Night King in turn. The Manshoon clone (now calling himself Orbakh) then sets about rebuilding the Night Masks to serve his ends, leading to rumors in Westgate that "the Faceless" has returned. »

  • 1373 DR [Year of Rogue Dragons]
  • Kythorn 25 Capnolithyl (Brimstone), a vampiric smoke drake and former servant of Sammaster, travels to the Plane of Shadow with a group of paladins and dragon slayers and successfully releases Gareth Dragonbane's soul. »

  • 1391 DR [Year of the Wrathful Eye]
  • The Eye of Justice drives the vampire Orbakh and the Night Masks from Westgate. »

  • 1399 DR [Year of the Fallen Friends]
  • Tsarra Chaadren, the second Blackstaff is killed in battle against a group of vampire-wizards in the Stump Bog. Most of the Moonstars and Tsarra's heir also fall against this coven of undead. Kyriani Agrivar retrieves Tsarra's blackstaff, and returns it to Blackstaff Tower for safekeeping. Upon her arrival, she proclaims herself the new (third) Blackstaff from atop Blackstaff Tower, with Open Lord Caladorn at her side. This form of proclamation of the inheritance to the title of Blackstaff becomes tradition. »

  • 1462 DR [Year of the Elves' Weeping]
  • Bruenor, Drizz't, Dahlia, Jarlaxle, and Athrogate travel to Gauntlegrym in an attempt to reseal the primordial Maegera.

    Bruenor dies due to injuries he sustained while fighting the Pit Fiend, Beealtimatuche, summoned by the lich Valindra Shadowmantle. Jarlaxle uses a magic wand that projects rays of light harmful to the undead to drive Valindra from the battle. Thibbledorf Pwent arrives with fellow dwarves from Icewind Dale, and drags Bruenor to the lever that would seal Maegera. Bruenor is successful in re-sealing Maegera, but Pwent is killed by the vampire Korvin Dor'crae. Dor'crae is in turn seemingly killed by Dahlia.

    Bruenor and Thibbledorf are buried in Gauntlegrym (although Pwent would later rise as a vampire).

    Instead of going to the halls of the dwarven gods, Bruenor joins Regis, Wulfgar, and Cati-brie in Iruladoon. »

  • 1463 DR [Year of the Reborn Hero]
  • Drizz't and Dalia encounter the vampire Pwent. Pwent comes to the conclusion that he should end his existence by waiting for the sun to destroy his undead body. Drizz't and Dalia leave him to his task, but Pwent never goes through with it, and eventually returns to Gauntlgrym. »

  • 1478 DR [Year of the Dark Circle]
  • Capnolithyl (Brimstome), a vampiric smoke drake, draws the draconic rulers of Murghom into a game of Xorvintaal. »

  • 1479 DR [Year of the Ageless One]
  • Aoth Fezim travels with Jhesrhi Coldcreek and Cera Eurthos to Rashemen with the intention of purchasing griffons from the Wychlaren (due to the loss of many griffons in the Battle of Luthcheq). He arrives in Immilmar to find several other buyers.

    The Wychlaren task Aoth and the other bidders to track down the culprits to numerous unexplained attacks and killings in Rashemen in the months prior. Aoth and the Brotherhood of the Griffon ally with a berserker lodge led by Vandar Cherlinka.

    Aoth tracks down a group of werewolves that were commanded by a cyclops from the Feywild. They follow the cyclops through the gate and confront the cyclops' formorian mistress. During this time in the Feywild, Aoth rescues a fire spirit named Zyl, who in gratitude, takes them to his master, the Stag King back in Rashemen. Aoth convinces the Stag King (a dark fey lord who rules part of Ashenwood Forest) to aid the berserkers march on the Durthan stronghold at the Fortress of the Half-Demon. This force defeats the durthans and their army of humanoids and undead and drive them into the tunnels under the fortress. The Stag King is killed in the tunnels by Durthan vampires. Zyl is also slain, defending his master.

    After the battle, Dai Shan, a Threskian noble who was also attempting to purchase the griffons, magically appears in the tunnels and tricks Aoth and his fellow Brotherhood of the Griffon members to enter a pocket plane. They are able to find a way back to Faerun, in Thay. »

  • 1484 DR [Year of the Awakened Sleepers]
  • The reborn Companions of the Hall visits the Ivy Mansion to seek aid from the Harpells to help their friend Thibbleforf Pwent who has become a vampire. The offer to release his soul but they must bring him before the Harpells. The Harpells give Catti-brie a scroll to imprison Pwents soul so that they can bring it back to the Ivy Mansion where Pwent's soul can be released.

    The Companions Encounter Ebonsoul at the Boareskyr Bridge. Catti-brie uses the scroll intended for Pwent to imprison Ebonsoul's soul in a blood-red sapphire ring phylactery.

    The Companions arrive at Gauntlgrym (now called Q'Xorlarrin). While there, they discover the drow that had settled Gauntlgrym (and that Pwent was fighting the drow). With the help of Pwent and some of his vampire servants, the Companions engage the drow and discover Artemis Entreri, Afafrenfere, Ambergris O'Maul, and Dahlia Sin'felle.

    They rescue the 5, but Dahlia and Catti-brie fight, as proxies for the gods Lolth and Meilikki. Catti-brie is victorious, and Dahlia is presumed dead but is actually saved by the illithid Methil El-Viddenvelp and taken to Menzobarranzen. There, Dahlia is mentally manipulated as a puppet for Quenthel Baenre. Quenthel declares Dahlia the new Matron Mother of the newly reformed House Do'Urden.

    The Companions capture Pwent's soul in the magical horn of Valhalla that Wulfgar had discovered and is taken back to the Ivy Mansion where Pwent is freed from the curse of vampirism, and Pwent's spirit is allowed to rest in the Halls of the Dwarven Gods. A shadow of Pwent is imprinted on the magical horn of Valhala, so that it now summons the spirit of Pwent when blown.

    Berellip Xorlarrin is killed by Artemis Entreri. »