Call to Arms
The Dawn Age
0001 ~ The elder gods conceive the Plan of the World and build the land, sea and sky.
0101 ~ The elder gods create humans. The first generations are nomadic gatherers in a garden paradise.
0300 ~ Lanru creates tigers and all things that hunt. Conflict and competition sweep the world and rule it still.
0400 ~ Humans are at the mercy of predators, so Caetar gives fire to mankind and teaches them to fashion spears and bows.
0500 ~ Women pray to Vesta to control their own fertility and Vesta usually complies. In response to the dangers now in the world women ask for more and more children. The human population grows.
0700 ~ Humans invent pottery.
0900 ~ The gods are surprised when the world brings forth dwarves and gnomes.
1200 ~ Humans show the dwarves fire. Dwarves discover ways to forge and work soft metals, including copper, silver and gold. They trade with humans and teach them these skills. Caetar adopts this aspect and becomes known as the Smith of the Gods.
1400 ~ Drawn by the call of human passions, the Fey drifts closer to the material world until they touch. Wild magic and Fey begin crossing over.
1500 ~ Human numbers have grown from tens of thousands into millions, disrupting the balance of nature. Nomadic tribes strip the land bare and move on. Vesta and Ninandi conceive agriculture and teach man to sow and reap. The first small, permanent settlements grow at the heart of the world.
1600 ~ The first orcs and goblins appear in the world, the incarnation of human fears and hatred.
1800 ~ Protected by weapons and fire, fed by grains and newly domesticated animals, human number keep growing. Vesta is reluctant to deny womens’ prayers for more children, but something must be done. Debate rages on the Sacred Isles until finally Kyrios begets Vyx and Gorgoth to cull human numbers. Vesta and Ninandi are horrified, but Lanru, Valdame and even Sun support Kyrios and his children.
2000 ~ Faries who were most enamored of the world and never returned to the Fey become more and more like mortals: the first elves.
2200 ~ Humans invent beer.
The Golden Age
2363 ~ Humans found Aruk, the first city.
2400 ~ The people of Aruk invent the first writing system using clay tablets.
2600 ~ Twelve human cities form a trade network that includes elves and the dwarven clanhomes.
3000 ~ Orcs and other monsters form their own tribes and become a persistent threat.
3200 ~ Caetar assumes the aspect of God of Soldiers to oppose the wild depredations of Gorgoth. Caetar’s followers fight to defend their homes rather than for plunder and ambition. The most loyal form the Caetari.
3500 ~ Kyrios walks among men, charming them in great numbers and drawing their worship.
The Imperial Age
4100 ~ Estimate of the earliest construction by the Builders of Gelsiah. Human stonework rivals the best of the dwarves.
4300 ~ Pyrn creates the metallic dragons and Kobalds to counter the fearful might of the giants. For a while they give hope to oppressed masses of humans.
4500 ~ Arrakyn corrupts some dragons with greed. They become the chromatic dragons.
The Age of Discord
5008 ~ Arrakyn hides in the wilds of Koth, gathering support.
5270 ~ Arrakyn builds the adamant stronghold of Gurodruin.
5512 ~ Elves found their first citadel at Anneth Tarryn.
5890 ~ The First War of Resurgence. Kyrios leads an army from Koth.
5900 Fueled by The Great Lie, human conflict intensifies, eventually becoming a mass genocide.
The Sundered Age
5980 ~ The World-Wyrm moves and refashions the world, creating the Nightmare Mountains, the Sundering Sea and the Rift Sea. Terrible earthquakes and tsunamis damage or destroy almost every man-made structure.
6000 ~ The races of man consolidate their power in various pockets of land created by mountain and sea. Racial strife continues and millions more are killed.
6100 ~ The clans of the Faraway Brothers rebuild their towns and small cities in the northeast. Competition for good land after the cataclysm leads to violence.
6200 ~ Arukites gain power along the central western shore of the Sundering Sea. Intense racism leads them to trace ancestry only along the mother’s line, leading to eventual matriarchy in Estaria.
6300 ~ The Legend of Sur
7500 ~ The population of Felleg’Avin proper reaches 500,000 people, making it the largest and most diverse city in the world. Its walls now reach a dozen miles or more in every direction. Its aqueducts water the entire region, some are over 100 miles long.
8223 ~ The tyrant King Jasthos makes a pact with Kyrios. The Second War of Resurgence.
8500 ~ Felleg’Avin has grown to a sprawling metropolis of about 1 million people.
9192 ~ Abraxas Dwarvesbane lays waste to Hammerfall, scattering the survivors throughout the world and leaving the blighted land uninhabitable.
9233 ~ Stark Fellhammer leads a handful of his kin to retake the dwarven forge at Outermost.
9240 ~ Beatrice in the line of Isolda is crowned queen of Estaria. She is only seventeen.
9243 ~ The present day.