• -741 DR
  • Tulan el Akada yi Calimport creates the aranea, a race of lycanthropic arachnids with the ability to disguise themselves as drow or giant spiders. Tulan's magical control make the aranea the most effective soldiers in the war against the drow. »

  • -736 DR
  • Tulan el Akada's forty most loyal aranea remain Calimport and take up residence in hidden byways beneath the city and among caverns in the upper regions of the Underdark (former scouting posts of Shanatar). They begin fortifying the defenses of Calimport against the drow and making a home for themselves in the dark areas where few sadimmin (Calishite soldiers) wish to tread. »

  • -697 DR [Year of Furious Giants]
  • The drow erupt from beneath the cities of Calimport, Manshaka, and Almraiven, establishing footholds in the cities as well as the outlying wilderness areas that they hold for several decades. »

  • -691 DR [Year of Stolen Fire]
  • Attacks by the drow in Calimport destroy the caleph's palace with all the ruling family within it, bringing the Vihad Dynasty to a close. The qayadin (general) of the sadimmin takes control as Syl-Pasha Akim el Ehjoliq. »

  • -664 DR [Year of Turning Tides]
  • The drow nearly destroy the town of Keltar in Calimshan over the course of a 37-hour battle, given their magical superiority and a globe of darkness that they use to surround the city. Calimport's army arrives after the drow conquer the city and have shipped more than half of the surviving population into the Underdark as slaves. Although the Calimshites free the town and force the drow back to the Underdark, more than 3,000 Keltams are never seen again. »

  • -649 DR [Year of Falling Copper]
  • Large parts of Calimport are purposely destroyed to bury the drow temples and partially subterranean villas, but some remain relatively intact though buried. Those same wizards who burned the city help rebuild it and seal off all areas between Calimport and the Underdark with stone and new buildings. Despite their diligence, the drow reopen those passages within a decade and reestablish their hold on Calimport Below, the Muzad, now nicely protected by the city overhead. »

  • -620 DR [Year of Noble Souls]
  • After more than sixty years of negotiations, Calimshan's syl-pasha strikes some confidential trade agreements with the Matron Mother of Guallidurth, the closest drow city, in exchange for the withdrawal of her forces from beneath Calimport and the other Calishite cities. The withdrawal takes another ninety years, since not all forces answer to the Matron Mother of Guallidurth, and a house rebellion within that city also adds fuel to the Night Wars. »

  • -446 DR [Year of Treasured Moments]
  • Calimshan's dominance of the Lake of Steam and the Shining Sea comes to an end with the near total destruction of the Calimshite Armada in Calimport's harbor. The resulting fires destroy over 70 percent of the city as winds carry sparks and flames to the wooden domes of many buildings. »

  • -375 DR [Year of Dancing Idols]
  • The Empire Plague strikes the southern Shining Coast and lasts for five terrible years. Pasha Khalid el Axash of Calimshan dies, ending the Axash Dynasty. He is succeeded by his cousin Syl-Pasha Akkab el Evyrtaan, whose first command is to put Calimport to the torch to combat the threat of plague. The fires, for the first time in centuries, refuses to burn, and the new syl-pasha is forced to flee Calimport. »

  • -374 DR [Year of Shattering]
  • With Calimport all but abandoned due to the Empire Plague (which Calimshan blames on Jhaamdath), priests of Talona attempt to conquer the city and plunder its riches to build a temple to their goddess of poisons. Many of those who remain in Calimport are rogues, escaped slaves, and necromancers. For a time, the capital becomes known as the Rogues' City. »

  • -373 DR [Year of Whispering Stones]
  • The Basilica of Night, Shar's impressive seat of power in Calimport, remains one of the few places in the city that is not fully controlled by Talona. Skirmishes around the temple in the Joadhruz Sabban (now the Sabban Bakkal) grow more and more violent. In Eleint of this year, the Basilica finally falls to Talona's forces, but Shar's priests collapse the temple upon their foes. The bulk of the temple's wealth and reliquaries are moved to their new home within an ancient temple in the undercity, and it will soon be called the Temple of Old Night. »

  • -370 DR [Year of Rent Armor]
  • Hammer The Empire Plague ends. Syl-Pasha of Calimshan, Akkab el Evyrtaan reenters Calimport and initiates a bloodbath that destroys all those who remain in the city as traitors or plague carriers. Many folk, including the clergy of Talona that ruled the city, survive by fleeing into the Muzad (undercity). »

  • -227 DR [Year of Rangers Lost]
  • Calimport increases in population and area to its largest size ever, its true citizens numbering more than 75,000. For the next eight centuries, Calimport remains the largest and most frequented port on Faerun's shores. »

  • -200 DR [Year of Stonerising]
  • Syl-Pasha Kalil el Evyrtaan dies from thousands of viper bites, caused by a magic trap laid by some of his closest advisors. Vizar Asraf el Majizar rules over the start of the Fifth Age of Calimshan, and Calimport becomes a more organized city with structured trade and guilds of skilled workers. »

  • -188 DR [Year of Wrongful Martyrs]
  • The Throne Wars begin in Calimshan as Syl-Pasha Malik yn Arsaf el Majzar is assassinated and many factions war among themselves for the caleph's throne as Calimport is set abalze. By year's end, fifteen people rise to the throne with all but one dying. »

  • -187 DR [Year of Gilded Burials]
  • After the death of twenty-seven other rulers, the Throne Wars of Calimshan end with the ascension of Tasyn el Tarshaj yi Manshaka to syl-pasha. He and his family simultaneously conquer the cities of Manshaka, Memnon, Calimport, and Almraiven , thus unifying the Pasha's Lands for the first time in nearly two years. A start is made on the rebuilding of Calimport and the reconquering of the rest of the realm. »

  • -150 DR [Year of Recompense]
  • Syl-Pasha Kamus yn Tasyn el Tarshaj of Calimport grants Tethyr the region known as Ankaram, the lands west of the Forest of Mir and north of the River Memnon. Although many in Tethyr believe this to be a reward for their aid in the Eye Tyrant Wars, it is a political move to weaken Calishite nobles amassing power against el Tarshaj. »

  • -88 DR [Year of Hostile Hails]
  • Akkabar el Shoon leaves the tutelage of Princess Rhynda of Tethyr and begins his movements among Calishite society and business, selling his powerful magical abilities to the highest bidders. Within four years, Akkabar is a near-permanent fixture within Calimport society, and his political savvy is outmatched only by his magic. »

  • 5 DR [Year of the Clutched Emerald]
  • The syl-pasha of Calimshan establishes gates between various sites in Calimport and his new imperial capital rising at Shoonarch. »

  • 107 DR [Year of the Fledgings]
  • Q ysar Shoon II dies and is succeeded by his first grandnephew, Q ysar Shoon III. Hazamir el Aktorral, Sy-Pasha of Calimshan, is made riqysar (regent emperor). Riqysar Aktorral moves some of the court back to Calimport and the surroundings he trusts rather than live in Shoonarch. »

  • 200 DR [Year of Leaping Flames]
  • The Rogue Fires
    All of northern and western Calimport (Firewalls shield the docks from fires set by opposing rogue factions to gain control of upper city); 60% population of Upper Calimport die in the fires. The temples of Bane, Talona, and Mystra plus numerous villas also are lost to the fires. »