History and timeline

Years Name Detail
? Age of the Gods From creation to the banishment of of Carmantia and her sons
2,000 Age of Enlightenment (Age of False Hopes) Appearance and growth of the First Born
Carmantia begins to exert her infuence from plane of banishment
Appearance of the Cult of the Pallid Face
Formation of Army of the Dead by the Cult of the Pallid Face
250 Age of Dashed Hopes Carmantia declares herself
Army of the Dead wages war on the First Born
First Born cities and fortresses over-run by Army of the Dead
First Born retreats to Mathghamhna and siege begins
Mathghamhna infiltrated by The Witch Trinity
High Wizard uses powerful magic and destroys Army of the Dead
Vast area of land laid to ruin and civilisation founders
1 – 800 Age of Empire (Imperial Reckoning) World slowly recovers from devastation caused by High Wizard’s magic
800-1300 First Born civilisation recovers but rejects arcane magic and relies instead on the natural power of the earth
1301-2200 Humans migrate from the east
2201-4300 First Human Dynasty formed
2700-3400 Humans spread south towards desert areas across the sea
3401-4300 Humans discover magic. First Born warn against using magic but are ignored
4300-4800 Second Human Dynasty formed
4801-6100 Third Human Dynasty formed
6080 Plague – “The Red Flux” makes its appearance. Many communities are devastated and abandoned
6101-7650 First Human Empire formed
7190 Arcane magic is simplified and separates into three realms of power.
7250 Emperor van Tessel II takes over rule of the empire. He is a weak emperor ands relies heavily on his counsellors
7310 Emperor van Tessel III takes the throne and commences aggressive expansion of the empire
7390 Humans spread into new lands west of Ptolus.
7490 Empire falls into decline due to over-expansion, corruption, and depravity amongst the ruling class.
7590 The Cult of the Pallid Face appears again. It starts to gain converts within the ruling class.
7650+ First Human Empire is reborn as the Golden Empire
7650 Emperor van Tessel VIII wages war on corruption and promotes the state religion.
Cult of the Pallid Face goes into hiding.
7770 Master Wizard Demetrios takes up residence in Ptolus. He agrees to help Emperor van Tessel X destroy the Cult of the Pallid Face.
7796 Japeth Arcane becomes apprentice to Demetrios.
7816 Japeth Arcane purchases Mathghamhna
7824 Mathghamhna becomes the Arcane Order of Enchantment and Exposition and starts to take apprentices
7833 Emperor van Tessel XI ascends the throne
Demetrios appointed Councillor of Magic to Emperor van Tessel XI
7834 Members of the Cult of the Pallid Face are found amongst advisers to the emperor
Crusade launched against the Cult of the Pallid Face with help from the College of Wizardry
The Cult is destroyed but Demetrios and Emperor van Tessel XI are killed in the struggle.
7835 Three separate claimants to the throne declare themselves – no-one has outright support.
7840 Solitary necromancer Ardeth Drake is exposed in the College of Wizardry by Japeth Arcane.
Drake flees before he can be apprehended for trial
7841 Barbarians from the east sack the imperial capital Tarsis and then return to their own lands

History and timeline

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