• c. -3500 DR
  • Tenish, a Netherese floating city, is destroyed by Tarchamus the Unyielding due to a fued between Tarchamus and the city's ruler, Arion. Tarchamus destroyed the city by opening a gate to Phlegethos to create a volcano that destroyed the city.

    After the destruction of Tenish, the most powerful arcanists led by Tarchamus' friend Emrys bands together and blocks Tarchamus' access to the weave, thus stripping Tarchamus' arcane abilities. Due to his lack of arcane power, Tarchamus is unable to achieve lichdom, but he is eventually able to transform himself into a mummy. »

  • -339 DR [Year of Sundered Webs]
  • Fall of Netheril
    Nearly all of the Netherese enclaves fall to the earth and are destroyed due to disruptions in the Weave brought about by the casting of the epic spell, Karsus's avatar and the subsequent death of the goddess Mystryl (Mystra). The body of the momentary god Karsus falls to earth in the eastern region of the High Forest.

    Karsus, also known as THE Archwizard, believed that the gods were nothing more than mortals who had mastered magic that he hadn't yet discovered. When he began researching 12th-level magic in the early -459 DR, he concluded that this was the power that the gods themselves wielded. His mistake was believing that common magic was what separated the gods from the archwizards, but it wouldn't be until the Time of Trobles in 1358 DR until Ao, the Overlord of the gods, demonstrates that there is more than just magic at work in the rise and fall of gods.

    Karsus was a man full of self-confidence and an unshakable faith that what he believed was the way things really were. Not even the pleadings of his closest advisors could sway him once a decision to do something was made. This character trait applied itself from the smallest of enclave decisions to the creation of the most powerful spell ever created, Karsus's avatar.

    Another facet of Karsus's personality also shined through to anyone who met him: He was stark, raving mad. He acted like an excited child most of the time, and his tantrums were to be avoided at all cost. He could be warm and friendly or ruthless and tyrannical; there really wasn't anything in between.

    Karsus went through many "special friends" during his lifetime. These were individuals whom he suddenly took a great liking to, spoiled for a while (obtaining information or services from them) and then tossed aside like a forgotten toy. Some in the Karsus Enclave viewed the designation of "special friend" as a death mark. »

  • 952 DR [Year of the Rings Royal]
  • The Magister Ildathchance Orlaer is killed in an ambush by the Thayan mage Baerzus Anagathiir. The Red Wizard becomes Magister.

    Baerzus then dies under the massed magical might of the Red Wizards. The ensuing magical chaos requires the appearance of Azuth, who fixes the tear in the Weave, and confers the office of Magister upon someone far from Thay; the enchanted gauntlet-maker Bilnur Faerglamer of Tethyr. »

  • 1371 DR [Year of the Unstrung Harp]
  • Winter Solstice Galaeron Nihmedu leads his patrol into an ancient crypt housing seven Aryvandaaran nobles. The patrol tracked down a band of humans and followed them through a dwarven tunnel to where they were using a beholder to carve a path to the Sharn Wall. The humans were trying to locate Melegaunt Tanthul, one of the 12 Princes from the ancient Netherese city of Shade. The elves had a small skirmish with the crypt-breakers, and then Melegaunt himself appeared. Galaeron’s and Melegaunt’s magical bolts collided, creating an explosion that punctured a hole in the Sharn Wall (due to the collision of weave and shadow weave magic), and thus freeing the phaerimm. The phaerimm begin a siege of the elven city of Evereska.

    The leader of the human band, Vala Thorsdotter, was loyal to Melegaunt through a debt made by her great grandfather, Bodvar. As more phaerimm escaped through the breach, they began gathering armies of bugbears, illithids, and beholders. Melegaunt, Vala, and Galaeron goes on a journey to stop the phaerimm, Melegaunt leading the way but not telling them where they were going. On their journey, they are eventually accompanied by a little man named Malik el Sami yn Nasser (actually the Seraph of Lies, the highest honor bestowed by Cyric) and Aris, a stone giant priest whom Galaeron rescued from beholders serving the phaerimm. Along the way, Melegaunt took advantage of Galaeron’s sorcery skills to teach him how to use the Shadow Weave. »

  • 1372 DR [Year of Wild Magic]
  • The Guardians of the Weave is founded by the Waterdavian wizard Aluvauna Thornym to combat the uptake of the Shadow Weave by magic-users. »

  • 1374 DR [Year of Lightning Storms]
  • Nightal 30 Storm Silverhand and Dove Falconhand lead an elite contingent of elves into Shadowdale. The sisters are grievously wounded upon their arrival due to the interaction of their silver fire with the local Weave and are forced to teleport away. Their comrades in arms are left behind to an uncertain fate. »

  • 1385 DR [Year of Blue Fire]
  • Tarsakh 29 The Spellplague
    An unthinkable catastrophe ensues when Cyric, aided and abetted by Shar, murders Mystra in Dweomerheart. The plane itself disintegrates at once, destroying Savras and sending Azuth and Velsharoon reeling into the endless Astral Sea. Azuth ends up in the Nine Hells, where Asmodeus steals his divine essence and becomes a god himself. Without Mystra to govern the Weave, magic bursts its bonds all across Toril and the surrounding planes and runs wild. In Faerun, this even is known as the Spellplague. Thousands of mages are driven insane or destroyed, and the vey substance of the world becomes mutable beneath veils of azure fire that dance across the skies by night or by day.

    With the structure of magic out of balance, even with great effort many spells failed or produced unreliable results. Most permanent magical items, such as artifacts, were left intact at the end of the Spellplague and charged magical items were either destroyed, warped, or simply ceased to function. Items with dormant magical qualities, which were manually activated, were largely unaffected by the Spellplague. »

  • Deneir writes himself into the Weave via the Metatext in an attempt to stabilize it and causes him to pass away from known existence.

    Lathander, Tyr, and Sune imprison Cyric in the Supreme Throne for 1000 years.

    The World Tree is destroyed.

    Lathander reveals himself to be Amaunator in the weeks just after the Spellplauge.

    Priests of Hanali Celanil open a portal to Arvandor near Evereska, and learn that their deity exists in Arvandor only as an avatar of Sune.

    Shar turns the Plane of Shadow into the Shadowfell. This event along with the effects of the Spellplague causes the prison of Shadraxil to weaken. The shadow dragon petitions Shar for assistance in escaping in return for his service. Shar agrees and sends her servants to the town of Winterhaven to prepare to free him. They are defeated after many years of excavations and preparations by adventurers. »

  • 1487 DR [Year of the Rune Lords Triumphant]
  • Marpenoth 9 Hadrhune is killed again. Telamont forbids his resurrection due to the potential interference of spirits trapped in the new Weave. »

  • 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. »