History

THE HOLY RECORD OF CAER SÓL

This work is an ongoing attempt to chronicle the history of the world, from the rise of sin to the fall of man at the hands of Shadow, all the way to the present date; it is assembled from available records and relics from the past, many of which were destroyed or rendered unusable or unverifiable due to the dark work the Shades committed upon Frey. The Holy Record is kept within the holy city of Caer Sól and is maintained, and originally authored, by the clergy. The records from before the rise of Shadow are based on the work of Uther in translating the scraps of the Book of Sól from Celestial to Common; the records from during the occupation of Frey by the Shades are based on the work of his descendants in maintaining records during their time in Tarragon Citadel. The history of the fourth and fifth epochs are compiled from the work of many historians and clergymen since the beginning of the First Crusade.

1E: The Allfather binds the elemental lords – Ixen, Naia, Irisi, and Korth – to his will, using them to create Frey; the Prophet, the Priest, and the Prince, his three sons, are born from his holy light; the Allfather creates the elves and dwarves, who spread out and found empires; and then the gnomes and halflings, who settle among them; Sól finally creates the first humans; the petty kingdoms and tribes of ancient Man are enslaved and enthralled by the empires of the elder races; these debauched empires of the elder races fall over the centuries to the corrupting will of the Prophet, the Priest, and the Prince, who use their divine power of creation to make monsters; the Prophet, the Priest, and the Prince raise seven almighty heralds – Pride, Envy, Lust, Wrath, Greed, Sloth, and Gluttony – from amongst their unholy faithful in war against Sól; the Allfather defeats his rebellious sons and destroys the people of the five races who fell to sin; the Allfather creates a night that comes at the end of each day
2E.000: The surviving elves and dwarves of the divine war re-forge their broken kingdoms while the remaining humans found the First Empire; the Second Epoch begins; meanwhile, the western prophet Brendanus hears the voice of the Allfather, who conveys his divine knowledge of the five virtues of friendship, generosity, courtesy, chastity, and piety, among other things, most of which are encoded in the Book of Sól while Sól instructs Brendanus to intern the rest within a great stronghold
2E.050: The stronghold Caer Sól is completed by Sól’s faithful in the ancient Shrinelands of the First Empire as a bulwark against sin
2E.179: Dragons in the north devastate the armies of the First Empire, causing its rulers to lose their grasp on the northern provinces
2E.356: Followers of the word of the prophet Brendanus and of Sól’s holy light spread out across the First Empire
2E.413: The dark wizard later known as the Shadowmaker is believed to have been born approximately this year somewhere in the North
3E.474: The Shadowmaker conquers the known world, ending the dynasties of the old order; he channels the Hollow and covers Frey in an eternal night, destroying and darkening the relics and ancient cultures of the humans and the elder races while he enslaves and breaks those who do not bend to his will; the Third Epoch begins
3E.486: The heartland cities of the First Empire become the Chained Cities, teeming slave hives for the avatar of the Hollow
3E.496: The Shadowmaker’s first lieutenant, Garland, or Miltiades, builds his mountain hold, the Black Pinnacle
3E.528: The Shadowmaker’s lieutenant, Aldebrand, also known as Pyrrhus, founds the floating Shade city of Ashguard
3E.570: The holy warrior Uther is born in captivity in one of the Chained Cities
3E.589: Uther escapes from the Chained Cities to the ruined storm giant castle of Tarragon Citadel, where he finds fragments of the Book of Sól; Tarragon Citadel becomes a haven for escaped slaves of the Shades and for worship of the Allfather
3E.630: Caelestis, the least of the Shadowmaker’s lieutenants, builds a windy tower called the Celestium
3E.645: One of the Shadowmaker’s lieutenants known as Nerissa builds the underwater city of Brine
3E.662: The prophet later known as St. Merrion is born in captivity in one of the Chained Cities
3E.685: The young Merrion escapes the Chained Cities to Tarragon Citadel, where he foretells the defeat of the Shadowmaker at the hands of Sól
3E.700: Sól summons the Phoenix in Caer Sól; Shade rises to defeat him in the Shrinelands, but the Phoenix destroys the greatest servitors of Shade and defeats the Shadowmaker; Uther’s descendants in Tarragon Citadel and the remaining slaves and merchants in the brightened Shrinelands, lead by Merrion, follow the Phoenix, forming the First Crusade; the Shadowmaker’s eternal night ends
4E.701: The remains and phylactery of the Shadowmaker are taken by the trickster, Asier, to the crusaders’ headquarters at recaptured Caer Sól; a slave revolt in the North succeeds; the freed slaves escape to Caer Sól, where their leaders – Haakon Law-Mender, Kristian the Magnanimous, Tyr, Roland the Unready, Einar, and Ragnar the Hammer – swear to lead the crusaders
4E.707: Garland, Aldebrand, Caelestis, and Nerissa, the Shadowmaker’s four lieutenants, capture many of the crusaders and take them to Ashguard; the hero Islwyn Gardner destroys Aldebrand after stealing the spear Marrowstrike from his dark armory, and escapes Ashguard with the rest of the crusaders
4E.710: The First Crusade finishes dismantling the empire of Shadowthrone; the greatest holy warriors carry the Shadowmaker’s body and his greatest artifacts to the North to seal his remains within his castle in Shadowthrone; the Fourth Epoch begins; the Shadowmaker’s lieutenants, meanwhile, escape into the dark corners of the North, while the richest warriors amongst the Crusade return home to rebuild civilization; Vingulmark is founded in the North by Ragnar the Hammer; the prophet St. Merrion founds the Church of Sól with the wise men of the Crusade, who become the first seven Cardinals; the most devout warriors of the Crusade found holy and chivalric knightly orders
4E.713: The kingdom of Sunnmøre is founded in the North by Tyr
4E.718: The kingdom of Telemark is founded in the North by Haakon Law-Mender
4E.719: King Tyr of Sunnmøre dies; his younger son, Tyr Tyrssen, slays the heir apparent Valdemar Tyrssen and takes the crown
4E.720: The kingdom of Nordmøre is founded in the North by Roland the Unready
4E.722: The kingdom of Solør is founded in the North by Kristian the Magnanimous
4E.725: The kingdom of Trøndelag is founded in the North by Einar
4E.727: King Haakon Law-Mender slays the bandit lord Torvald; bandits in Solør slay Kristian the Magnanimous, leaving the throne to his son, Prince Erik the Navigator
4E.731: King Ragnar the Hammer dies; the kingsmoot, in a particularly bloody affair, ends with the crowning of Jarl Asbjörn
4E.732: The kingdom of Bregate is founded in the shadow of Lake Loinnir and Caer Sól by Islwyn Gardner and Arathir
4E.734: The crusader Elyn Proudfoot establishes himself from Deminster in the Western Shrinelands
4E.735: King Erik the Navigator takes the Soløric army across Ranrike Strait and conquers Ranrike Isle from its previous ruler, Arnulf the Noble
4E.748: Arathir dies and is sainted by the Cardinals; Roland the Unready dies, leaving the throne to his young wife, Queen Grethe
4E.749: King Tyr II of Sunnmøre begins a costly invasion of Telemark
4E.751: Erik the Navigator dies; his daughter, Brynhildr, takes the throne of Solør
4E.752: Queen Brynhildr fails to keep Ranrike Isle from falling back into the hands of berserkers and corsairs
4E.753: King Tyr II of Sunnmøre is killed while fleeing with his armies from King Haakon; Prince Bjorn takes the throne and ends the war with Telemark
4E.754: King Haakon dies peacefully; his son, Karl, ascends to the throne of Telemark
4E.759: Hrothgar founds the kingdom of Umbria in the Northern Marches
4E.762: King Karl the Younger of Telemark dies of a strange foreign malady; his younger brother, Mikael, is called to rule
4E.766: King Islwyn Gardner dies; Islwyn II, his son, takes the throne; King Tyr II of Sunnmøre dies, and his son Gorm peacefully ascends to the throne
4E.768: Asbjörn, King of Vingulmark, dies, choosing his son, Asbjörn the Lesser, to rule
4E.770: King Einar’s long reign ends as Orvar Einarsson violently takes his father’s throne
4E.775: Asmundur, general of the marcher armies of Umbria, seizes the throne and slays King Hrothgar, beginning an invasion of the neighboring kingdoms
4E.787: King Asbjörn the Lesser dies, leaving the throne of Vingulmark to Bjartur the Burning
4E.788: King Bjorn of Sunnmøre dies; his son, Bjorn, attempts to ascend; instead, the bandit lord Melker seizes the throne by force and ends the line of Tyr; King Asmundur, having expanded Umbria across the Marches, invades Telemark and Trøndelag
4E.790: The kingdom of Agrawel is founded on the western shore of the Sea of Saints by Elric Thrussell
4E.792: Asmundur slays King Mikael of Telemark and brings his kingdom under the Umbrian banner
4E.793: King Islwyn II dies; his son, Aeron I, takes the throne; the wicked King Orvar of Trøndelag is defeated by rebels, who place Jarl Asvald on the throne
4E.796: The heroic warrior Sigfrid finds the sword Durendal in an ancient ruin of Agrawel and returns to Telemark
4E.797: Sigfrid of Telemark slays Asmundur with the holy blade Durendal; Asmundur’s sons inherit Umbria and begin to split it up into different kingdoms; Sigfrid is voted king of Telemark at the moot
4E.802: Queen Grethe of Nordmøre invades the kingdom of Solør
4E.805: The village of Westmoor is founded in Agrawel by Sir Maelor Fox, who builds Fox Fortress to watch over the Hinterlands
4E.808: Melker’s son, Sven, takes the throne of Sunnmøre after Melker is killed by a flurry of orc arrows in the Trackless Forests
4E.810: The orc warlord Ghamorz Broken-Tooth successfully sieges and occupies Bregate; King Aeron Gardner escapes with what remains of his forces after the humans’ defeat
4E.812: Queen Brynhildr dies in the Battle of the White River against the invading armies of Nordmøre and Queen Grethe the Great; her firstborn son, Harald, takes the crown of Solør and slays Queen Grethe, ending the war; Grethe’s son, Ivar, becomes king of Nordmøre
4E.813: King Aeron Gardner retakes the throne of Bregate and slays the orc king Ghamorz Broken-Tooth, ending the long occupation
4E.820: King Aeron Gardner dies with no heirs, leading to the noble Caron Cyrill to establish himself as regent
4E.822: The dwarven master smith Heldrulum forges the mithral dragonslaying hammer Dracafond in the Ethereal Mountains; the dwarven heroine Jortalyn takes the hammer and sets out on a quest to slay the dragon Palarogoth
4E.824: Asvald dies, leaving the crown of Trøndelag to Athanaric Asvaldssen
4E.829: Aeron II, the bastard son of Aeron Gardner, reveals himself and kills Caron Cyrill, violently ending the regency and placing himself on the throne
4E.833: The Winter Plague appears in the North
4E.834: Ivar of Nordmøre dies of natural causes; his son, Ivar the Lesser, is crowned king
4E.835: King Harald Queen-Slayer dies of poisoning, later revealed to be the work of King Rask of Telemark; King Athanaric takes the Soløric throne; King Rask dies of the Winter Plague, leaving the crown of Telemark to his son, Jorgen the Fat
4E.836: King Elric I dies; his son, Elric II, takes the throne of Agrawel
4E.839: King Sven of Sunnmøre dies of the Winter Plague that wreaks the North; his son, Vollan, takes the throne; the mighty King Bjartur the Burning of Vingulmark dies of the plague, and the jarls allow Jarl Olaf to ascend above the prince Sigurd Bjarturssen
4E.842: The Church of Sól cures and ends the Winter Plague
4E.856: King Aeron II dies; Aeron III takes the throne of Bregate
4E.860: King Olaf is assassinated by rebels working for Sigurd Sigurdssen, who claims the throne by right of royal blood
4E.865: Athanaric Asvaldssen is mauled by wolves; his son, Wulfgar, becomes king of Trøndelag
4E.868: Prince Sven II takes the throne of Sunnmøre after the peaceful death of his father, King Vollan
4E.870: At the end of her long quest, Palarogoth nearly slays Jortalyn, who escapes, wounded and bleeding, to Agrawel and dies at the feet of the church initiate Cadogan, who takes up her hammer, Dracafond; Cadogan takes up the call of dragonslaying
4E.874: King Elric II dies; Elric III, his son, takes the throne of Agrawel
4E.879: Ardal Arvendon is born to farmers in the outskirts of Agrawel
4E.883: King Sven II dies while hunting; his son, Jorund the Great, takes the throne of Sunnmøre
4E.886: King Aeron III dies; his son, Arthur I takes the throne of Bregate
4E.887: King Sigurd of Vingulmark dies of old age, allowing his son, Dagur Sigurdssen to ascend
4E.888: Jarlath Stenet founds the town of Ayles in Agrawel’s hinterlands after seeing the fertile land from the heights of a ruined hill
4E.890: Elric IV takes the throne of Agrawel after agents of the Order of the Sable assassinate his father, King Elric III
4E.891: King Ivar the Lesser’s long rule of Nordmøre ends with the rise of his son, Prince Sigmund
4E.893: Wulfgar, King of Trøndelag, dies, leaving the throne to Prince Loke
4E.895: King Athanaric the Wise of Solør finally dies of old age; his last surviving son, Sverrir, takes the throne
4E.897: King Sigfrid of Telemark, blessed of long life and peace during his time as hero of the North, finally dies after 100 years; his grandson, King Freyr, takes the throne
4E.904: The hero Ardal Arvendon forges the battleaxe Aeledfyr in the fire of the red dragon Nerroth from mithral of the Ethereal Mountains
4E.905: King Elric IV of House Thrussell surrenders his kingdom to the fearsome lich Theseus, leader of the Order of the Sable; Cadogan the Dragonslayer rides north to the White Forest, where he establishes the holy Order of the White Rose
4E.907: Ardal Arvendon and Cadogan the Dragonslayer slay Theseus the Sable and then return to Agrawel; Elric IV abdicates his throne to Ardal Arvendon; Cadogan dies of wounds sustained in the fight against Theseus; the honored paladin is buried in the Western Weald with his hammer, Dracafond; King Sverrir of Solør dies, leaving the throne to Prince Helmfrid; Dagur Sigurdssen dies, leaving the throne of Vingulmark to Sveigdir
4E.908: Ardal the Conqueror invades Bregate with the Royal Army of Agrawel
4E.913: Ardal Arvendon conquers most of the western Shrinelands, merging the kingdoms of Agrawel and Bregate and founding the kingdom of Noslith; the Cardinals forge the Griffin Crown as a gift for King Ardal I; Arthur Gardner loses his crown and becomes Duke of Bregate
4E.920: The city of Norgate is founded by Hardred Beldrec in Noslith’s northern marches; Sveigder , king of Vingulmark invades Solør
4E.925: King Ardal I weds Lady Vivianna Gardner, who begets Prince Doran I
4E.926: King Helmfrid of Solør is killed in battle by King Sveigder of Vingulmark’s fatal sword; Helmfrid’s son, Vanlade, takes the throne
4E.930: Princess Nuala I is born to King Ardal and Queen Vivianna
4E.939: Ardal the Conqueror is assassinated by agents of the Yellow Rose, an order of Bregatian nationalists; Doran Arvendon takes the throne; Archbishop Tristan of Noslith urges the Cardinals to approve the Writ of Inquisition, which they do, creating the Solist Inquisition
4E.940: The long war between Solør and Vingulmark finally ends after King Sveigder’s army is humiliated in the Lord’s Copse by Vanlade, leading to his decisive surrender
4E.941: The lieutenants of the Shadowmaker return and conquer Vingulmark, Solør, Telemark, Nordmøre, Trøndelag and Sunnmøre in the North; they establish themselves as the Quadrumvirate over their new empire of Ilfaine and twist the northern kings into the Six, horrifically powerful undead servants
4E.944: The Second Crusade is created by the Cardinals with King Doran Arvendon as the architect in pursuit of the Anach Edain, an elven supremacist organization blamed for the assassination of Ardal I and for the rise of Ilfaine and its undead Quadrumvirate
4E.948: Galadhor’s Keep is built by the crusader knight Sir Galadhor Rayne in the White Forest; Princess Nuala weds Lord Albin Pennec, who won glory in the Crusade
4E.950: King Doran I is assassinated by the Anach Edain; the Second Crusade ends with the Writ of Assent, tolerating worship of the demihuman gods and goddesses as aspects of Sól; Nuala, Doran’s sister and Ardal’s daughter, takes the throne
4E.953: Prince Ardal II is born to Queen Nuala and king-consort Albin
4E.958: Galadhor Rayne founds the town of Ryfall on the western shore of the Sea of Saints in Noslith
4E.971: Queen Nuala Arvendon disappears on the isle of Tor Llygad in the center of Lake Loinnir; her son, Ardal II, takes the throne
4E.974: King Ardal II weds Princess Dusanka Savaryn of the eastern Shrinelands
4E.990: Queen Dusanka dies, leaving Ardal II with no heirs
4E.1005: Dragons rise up over the Western Moors; the dragonslaying sword Dyrnwyn is forged by the elf-maiden Ghilanna Silverwing for her lover, the human hero Rhydderch; Rhydderch takes up the blade and slays the black dragon Palarogoth, ending the dragon uprising; Ardal II commissions a statue of Rhydderch to be built in Agrawel
4E.1009: Beric Meirion founds the town of Maycott in Noslith
4E.1017: King Ardal II remarries Lady Alwena Proudfoot, begetting Prince Bran Arvendon; Dragomir the Black founds the kingdom of Ceszprém in the eastern Shrinelands
4E.1031: The young Prince Bran I weds Lady Caitlyn Rayne
4E.1032: King Ardal II dies; Bran I, his son, takes the throne
4E.1036: Prince Bran II is born to King Bran I and Queen Caitlyn
4E.1038: Dragomir the Black dies of poisoning by the Anach Edain; his son, Dragomir II, takes the throne of Ceszprém
4E.1046: Murdoch Averill founds the town of Hambor in Agrawel’s hinterlands; the Weeping Plague strikes the Shrinelands
4E.1050: King Bran Arvendon dies of the Weeping Plague; Bran II takes the throne amidst plague-stricken Noslith
4E.1053: The Inquisition and the Church contain and cure the Weeping Plague
4E.1056: Lady Mairwen Fox weds King Bran II
4E.1059: Prince Alastar I is born to King Bran II and a Bregatian whore
4E.1076: King Bran II dies of pneumonia; his only son, the bastard warrior Alastar takes the throne
4E.1077: Caer Merfin is founded on Isle Merfin off the coast of Noslith by Ephraim Flann
4E.1083: King Alastar I weds the northern Princess Godelina Alfwaerd
4E.1085: Prince Rodric is born to King Alastar and Queen Godelina
4E.1089: Prince Gerwyn is born to King Alastar and Queen Godelina
4E.1092: King Dragomir II of Ceszprém passes away; his son, the ambitious and young Dragomir III, takes the throne
4E.1097: The Phoenix is reborn and pushes the Quadrumvirate into hiding before returning to Caer Sól; meanwhile, the unleashed Six wreak havoc across what remains of the frozen empire; the Phoenix’s rebirth inspires the Third Crusade, spurred on by a bloodthirsty King Dragomir III
5E.1100: The Third Crusade ends; the Fifth Epoch begins; with greater resources and unflinching military strength, Dragomir III conquers the eastern kingdoms of the Shrinelands, founding the militaristic empire of Traewyn from his seat in Ceszprém
5E.1107: King Alastar Arvendon dies; Rodric takes the throne and quickly proves to be a mad tyrant; Rodric tosses Aeledfyr, the ancestral axe of House Arvendon, into the Sea of Saints
5E.1114: Sir Keelan Meirion founds the chivalric Order of the Wyvern after the death of his betrothed
5E.1120: Emperor Dragomir III dies; Dragomir IV takes the imperial throne of Traewyn
5E.1123: Duke Gothian Gardner attempts to unseat Rodric Arvendon, leading to a civil war
5E.1128: Five years after the beginning of Gothian’s Rebellion, Rodric smashes the armies of Bregate at Cardell Hold in the Western Weald and returns to Agrawel triumphant; Gerwyn, Rodric’s younger brother, forges the sword Tyrung to replace the lost axe Aeledfyr but Rodric rejects the gift
5E.1135: Sir Leolin takes up Caledfwlch, an ancient longsword, to defeat the returned lich Theseus the Sable, unhindered by the reign of a mad king; the resurrected warlock nearly completes unlocking his forgotten tower in the White Forest, but Sir Leolin slays him and shatters his phylactery; Theseus the Sable’s apprentice, Relgir, hunts down Leolin and kills him at an inn in Norgate
5E.1140: Prince Gerwyn weds Lady Maiwen Ward
5E.1142: St. Carrick flees Agrawel to where the Sea of Saints meets the Cold River and founds the city of Newport; Gerwyn slays the mad King Rodric with Tyrung and takes the throne for himself; he is found innocent of wrongdoing by the royal court
5E.1146: Prince Alastar II is born to King Gerwyn and Lady Maiwen
5E.1164: Emperor Dragomir IV is killed by assassins in Ceszprém; Dragomir V, his son, takes the imperial throne of Traewyn
5E.1166: King Gerwyn I dies and leaves the throne to his son, Alastar II
5E.1170: Alastar II weds the mad Lady Ifanna Flann; she begets Prince Ardal III
5E.1184: Emperor Dragomir V, ruler of Traewyn, invades Noslith with his Imperial Army
5E.1189: Prince Alastar III is born to King Alastar II and Queen Ifanna
5E.1190: King Alastar II’s royal spymaster, the rogue Kirk, assassinates Emperor Dragomir V, who leaves no heirs; the nobility of Traewyn pulls the Imperial Army out of Noslith; Lord Abram I seizes the throne amidst brewing civil war
5E.1205: King Alastar II dies, leaving the throne to his son, Ardal III
5E.1220: Prince Alastar III weds Lady Caitlyn Meirion
5E.1222: Prince Gerwyn II is born to King Alastar III and Queen Caitlyn
5E.1226: Emperor Abram I of Traewyn dies, leaving his son, Veceslav I, to take the imperial throne
5E.1227: King Ardal III dies with no heirs; the throne falls to Alastar III, his younger brother
5E.1231: The chivalric Order of the Wyvern sets out from Caer Tegan to the ancient ruin of Serpent’s Rock; the knights never return
5E.1240: The northern princess Rowena of House Ceolmund weds Prince Gerwyn II; Prince Alfred I is born to Gerwyn and Rowena
5E.1253: The Fourth Crusade is formed; the holy avenger Unfale is forged for Cethern, the knight-commander of the White Rose; the Crusade banishes the Six to the dark corners of the world; King Alastar III dies in battle against the Six; Gerwyn II takes the throne; the remaining nordlings turn to nomadic, hunting tribes
5E.1261: Emperor Veceslav I dies; his son, Veceslav II takes the throne of Traewyn
5E.1278: King Gerwyn II dies peacefully; his son, Alfred I, takes the throne
5E.1280: Emperor Veceslav II of Abram’s dynasty dies with no heirs in Ceszprém; the second Traewynian succession crisis is resolved when Lord Kresimir I takes the imperial throne with support of the Church
5E.1285: King Alfred I weds Princess Briana, daughter of Emperor Kresimir I
5E.1291: Emperor Kresimir I invades the free kingdoms of the southern Shrinelands; King Didacus of Garsea forms a league of nations and allies with King Alfred I
5E.1294: Prince Alfred II is born to King Alfred I and Queen Briana
5E.1296: Didacus I slays Kresimir I; King Didacus incorporates the sovereign kingdoms of the League into the kingdom of Wraemore; Kresimir II takes the imperial throne of Traewyn
5E.1307: Elven agents of the Anach Edain, also known as the Black Brace, violently massacre a crowd of humans in Ryfall; Earl Cadoc Rayne counterattacks by burning down the Temple of Corellon where the Anach Edain hid
5E.1311: Murtagh Flann, ruler of the Isle Merfin, kidnaps Princess Deirdre after seeing her at a royal ball; Murtagh declares himself sovereign and free of Noslithic rule, provoking Alfred I to attempt to cross the Sea of Saints with the Royal Army; his fleet is lost in a terrible storm to the delight of Murtagh; however, the storm grows and consumes Lord Flann’s people; Alfred II takes the throne after the tragic death of his father
5E.1312: The village of Flaith is destroyed by the red dragon Thargaryx; Tor Bedivere is burned down and its population is devastated
5E.1314: King Didacus I dies; his son, Didacus II, takes the Wraemorite throne
5E.1316: King Alfred II weds Princess Sigrun
5E.1318: Prince Alfred III is born to King Alfred II and the northern Princess Sigrun
5E.1320: King Didacus II launches a full-scale invasion of Noslith
5E.1324: As the Wraemorite war continues, the dragon-blooded nobility’s forces nearly destroy the Arcane Academy in Bregate, prompting Alfred II to form the Order of the Griffin
5E.1327: Lady Aine Faron, Knight-Commander of the Order of the Griffin, slays Lord Authoon, Didacus’s greatest general, in single combat; Didacus II surrenders and retreats, while Aine Faron founds the village of Highmarch to the north of Lake Loinnir
5E.1335: King Alfred II dies to an infected wound taken while hunting; Gerwyn III, his brother, takes the throne
5E.1336: Emperor Kresimir II dies; Oleksander I, his son, takes the throne of Traewyn
5E.1358: King Gerwyn III is found to have hidden away Alfred II’s heir, Prince Alfred III; Alfred III slays the traitorous king and uncle and takes his rightful place on the throne
5E.1359: King Alfred III weds the noble adventuress Lady Ceinwen Cyrill
5E.1360: King Alfred III pits Faolán and Piri Niven against each other in a contest to determine his royal sorcerer; Piri Niven devises the Ambulatory Tower and wins; Prince Robert I is born to King Alfred III and Queen Ceinwen
5E.1361: King Didacus II dies; Didacus III takes the throne of Wraemore
5E.1372: Emperor Oleksander I dies; Oleksander II takes the throne
5E.1377: The Crown of Swords Inn & Tavern in Agrawel is destroyed in a battle between the dark wizard Faolán and his rival Piri Niven
5E.1378: Prince Robert I weds the noble Lady Briallen Norwood; they beget Prince Robert II
5E.1379: Prince Martin I is born to Robert I and Lady Briallen
5E.1381: King Alfred III dies to a sudden arrest of the heart in the gardens of Castle Arvendon; Robert I takes the throne and banishes Piri Niven from the castle, blaming the wizard for Alfred’s death
5E.1390: King Aneurin unites the Andarian tribes of Oed Dinas; Robert Arvendon pushes them back in the Battle of the Andarian Fields
5E.1393: King Aneurin launches another incursion against the Royal Army; Robert Arvendon slays the Andarian warlord but dies of wounds succumbed in the battle a few days later; his son, Robert II takes the throne
5E.1395: King Didacus III is assassinated by Traewynian assassins in Garsea; Didacus IV takes the throne of Wraemore
5E.1406: King Robert II is murdered by Andarian sympathizers in revenge for the death of King Aneurin; his younger brother, Martin I takes the throne
5E.1409: A nordling warlord by the name of Tyr unites many of the wild barbarians of the north left unchained after the fall of the Six under his banner
5E.1410: Nordling barbarians cut a path south through the Northern Marches to the Shrinelands, lead by Tyr
5E.1413: King Martin I allies with Oleksander II and Didacus IV in response to the northern invaders; the marcher knight Sir Veremund slays the warlord Tyr and aids the sovereigns in pushing the barbarians back north past the Vast Mountains through Crusader’s Pass
5E.1420: King Martin I weds Lady Alys Proudfoot
5E.1422: Prince Robert III is born to King Martin and Queen Alys
5E.1425: The aging Emperor Oleksander II dies; his only heir, Oleksandra I, takes the throne
5E.1435: Prince Richard I is born to King Martin and Queen Alys
5E.1439: King Didacus IV dies; his son, Velasco I takes the throne of Wraemore
5E.1448: King Martin I dies peacefully; his son, Robert III, takes the throne; Robert III weds Princess Natasha, Empress Oleksandra’s daughter, begetting Prince Martin II
5E.1467: King Robert III succumbs to death at the summer solstice; his son, the young, hopeful Martin II takes the throne
5E.1469: King Martin II is murdered by Infernal Pact assassins in Castle Arvendon; his uncle, Richard I, is forced to take the throne; the Infernal Pact’s strongholds are raided by the Inquisition and the White Rose
5E.1470: Empress Oleksandra I dies; Kresimir III, her son, takes the imperial throne of Traewyn
5E.1473: King Velasco I of Wraemore dies; his son, Velasco II, takes the dragon throne
5E.1474: Civilization begins to return to the frozen north, years after the fall of Ilfaine and its oppressors, the Six; King Richard I weds Lady Saoirse Thrussell
5E.1476: Prince Richard II is born to King Richard Arvendon and Queen Saoirse
5E.1490: King Richard I dies; Richard II takes the throne
5E.1494: The marcher Princess Aoife marries King Richard II
5E.1498: The Half-Moon Heresy wreaks havoc across the Shrinelands, especially Noslith; Knight-Commander Pelleas of the White Rose dies in battle against the werewolf horde; his half-elven foster sister, Tyffayne, takes his place, while Inquisitors assassinate the leaders of the Half-Moon army
5E.1499: The Rasping Pox, a locust-plague, sews death across the Shrinelands; the Inquisition and the Church successfully contain and purge the infestation after months of death
5E.1500: Princess Calanthe is born to King Richard II; Queen Aoife dies in the days afterwards
5E.1502: Emperor Kresimir III dies; Kresimir IV takes the throne of Traewyn
5E.1506: Duncan Gardner takes the dukedom of Bregate after the death of his ancient father, Duke Jafrelot
5E.1521: The Rasping Pox re-appears in the city of Bregate in Noslith; a spree of priest assassinations bereave Noslith’s clergy, starting with Father Tihomir of Blackbridge; agents of the Church and a group of adventurers uncover an Infernal Pact conspiracy linked to the assassins
5E.1522: The cardinals approve the Writ of Redoubt, forming the Fifth Crusade in response to the assassinations of priests by Infernal Pact agents; Baron Reiner Faron is designated as the High Marshal

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