• -133 DR [Year of Silent Screams]
  • Great sea storms erupt along the Sword Coast. A tidal wave envelops the city of Velen in Tethyr, decimating its population. »

  • -86 DR [Year of Goodfields]
  • Pirates under the command of Alaric False-Oaths, an exiled young noble of Tethyr, dominate the sea coasts off that kingdom, operating out of the ruins of Velen and the northwestern Velen Peninsula. »

  • 1152 DR [Year of the Portentous Wave]
  • Brother Quitherus Ardabad, priest of Lathander and possessor of the Tome of the Morning dies to the rigors of travel and battle in Velen. During his travels with the Rose-Red Shield company, he uses the Tome to good use, saving the lives of various members many times. He even attracts four fellow priests of Lathander to join the Shields. At his death, the four priests engage in a bitter struggle for supremacy. One of the priests dies, a second is cast out. The two remaining priests, Lithconter and Voraux, come to a truce, and jointly wields the Tome with the Shields up and down the Sword Coast. »

  • 1370 DR [Year of the Tankard]
  • Tarsakh 1 The Bozeman Line completes construction on the Manticore Shipyards in Velen, Tethyr. »

  • 1373 DR [Year of Rogue Dragons]
  • The green dragon Buchembrallor declares open war on the sea lanes of the Wealdath (near the cape of Velen in the country of Tethyr), coming into direct conflict with a number of captains. Linnussaxannol came to his aid (as unlikely as it might seem), and together they wreak havoc on a large swath of the coast. »

  • 1375 DR [Year of Risen Elfkin]
  • Kythorn 16 The world’s first frigate, Black Medusa, launches from the Manticore Shipyards in Velen, commanded by the legendary captain Hondo the Black »

  • 1423 DR [Year of Thundering Hosts]
  • The remote duchy of Velen secedes from Tethyr after it is cut off from the rest of civilisation by the rise of the monstrous nation of Murannheim. »