The current year is 205 AU (After Unity)
Timeline (Work in progress)
approx. -12,000 AU: The Dawn War
-2175 AU: Xidel-Pact War begins
-2009 AU: Sun Children are created by Xidel magi
-2001 AU: Sun Children are placed in stasis vaults across Thestria
-2000 AU: Xidel-Pact War ends. The Fallen are sealed in the Far Realm, and the Xidel people cease to be
-1589 AU: Alberich the Great establishes the Kingdom of Espa
-1400 AU: Barbarian tribes and raiders begin to settle in the ash wastes of southern Geldar. Within 10 years, the area becomes known as Thorbia
-1300 AU: Thorbian raiding parties begin attacking Escalese settlements, prompting the closing of Escalan’s vital southern passes.
-1296 AU: Facing starvation, Escalan enters into a heavy-handed agreement with Espa, exchanging tribute and goods in exchange for food
-1275 AU: Escalese artificers and engineers create the first airship prototype. Unfortunately, their prototype is lost and plans destroyed by Espan agents.
-753 AU: Dulcette declares its sovereignty and independence from the Kingdom or Espa.
-213 AU: Kalced Empire is created after the successful military campaign of Serialus and his 3 Legate Generals; Calastas, Simonides, and Beatrix.
-211 AU: Disillusioned with the machinations of Serialus, Legate Simonides leaves imperial service, and embarks upon a journey alone, seeking to atone for wartime atrocities.
-200 AU: Airships rise again from Escalan, this time powered by wind and hot air bladders. The Escalese famines quickly become a thing of the past.
-188 AU: Simonides falls to assassins at the Battle of the Nishkal Plains in southern Escalan.
-125 AU: A group of Cambrian and Gastonian knights and mages form the Wachhund Order.
-105 AU: Talas founds the kingdom of Cambria
-78 AU: The Wachhund Order discovers the archdevil Gorgannon, imprisoned inside the damaged Xidel artifact Occulta Labyrinthum. The order devotes itself to the continued confinement of Gorgannon, and eventually become the Warlock Knights
-66 AU: After decades of intermittent warfare and changing alliances, representatives from some of the Torvan city-states begin secret talks to unify as a single nation
-47 AU: The Kalced Empire successfully annexes Epirus and Baetica
-46 AU: Espa expands into unclaimed portions of the Nell Desert and the region known as the Badlands*
-41 AU: The Espan Expanse is secured and fortified, with Archdukes building large keeps in their new areas.
-38 AU: Torvan States are formed from the 12 city-states of the Torvan plains
-5 AU: The Kalced Empire begins the Second Expansion, the Unity Wars begin
-4 AU: After repeated raids by Thorbian and Nellac raiders, coupled with the low return from holdings, Espa withdraws from the areas known as the Espan Expanse.
-3 AU: First use of airships as military weapons. Unity’s Might bombards the 2nd Kag Delen Cavalry from the air. Kalced airships are soon built, and war comes to the skies
0 AU: The Unity Wars end
3 AU: The Unity Kingdoms sign the Treaty of Pausanias
4 AU: The Warlock Knights are banished from Cambria after accusations of demon worship
7 AU: Trade is once again established with the Kalced Empire
9 AU: The Warlock Knights defeat the raiders of the Nell Desert, and establish a new fortress monastery
10 AU: Espan military forces invade the Voychek Collectives from the sea, conquering a quarter of the Voychek kingdoms before stopping and establishing a border.
13 AU: The line of Talas is ended when a plague spreads through the southern nations of Geldar
20 AU: New Espa is formed by Espan colonists sent by sea from their mother kingdom.
23 AU: Tharsis Phor is elected by Cambrian peerage to the throne
28 AU: The ship Avandra’s Promise, captained by the notorious Singh Yadav, discovers the continent of Antolia.
36 AU: Espa establishes the first colony is established on Antolia. In the following years, colonies are established by the Kalced Empire, Nellac Combine, and Escalan.
54 AU: The island of Cyrene is completely destroyed. The means of this destruction are never discovered
56 AU: The Arcane University is established by Kol Redleaf in Cambria, its mandate being the safe research of magic for increased understanding of the events that led to the destruction of Cyrene. The University quickly becomes a popular school of the arcane for the southern Kingdoms
72 AU: Espan alchemists develop a concoction they call dragonsbreath, a mixture of powders that explode when heated.
98 AU: The Wolves of Maldeen are formed in Escalan, and the order soon spreads throughout Geldar.
110 AU: The first Espan weapons based upon dragonsbreath appear, known as geveers.
122 AU: The Voychek Collectives form a single government in an imitation of the Torvan city-states
125 AU: The Voychek Collectives dissolve as a unified nation, constant civil war begins between the various micro-kingdoms
130 AU: The Kingdom of Espa dissolves the colonial government of New Espa, installing harsh and arrogant royal governors
143 AU: Armen Drek is born in Thorbia
156 AU: Hansing Phor is born to King Haikon and Queen Celine of Cambria
178 AU: Valerius Trajan is born in the Kalced Empire
180 AU: The Kingdom of Espa increases demand on the Espan colony in the south. New Espan colonists begin to form independent councils and begin training a militia in secret.
185 AU: Armen Drek becomes the Warlord of Thorbia
186 AU: Hansing Phor becomes king of Cambria after the death of his mother, Queen Celine. He takes the name Haikon II as his regal name.
187 AU: A particularly potent form of Dragonsbreath is developed from components found in the jungles of New Espa, allowing for more powerful and accurate geveers.
190 AU: New Espa severs ties with its parent nation, declares its independence
192 AU: The first Magelock geveer is created by Reinhardt Heftofen in New Espa. Not since the time of the Xidel Empire has there been such a meld of natural artifice and arcane enchantment.
194 AU: Valerius Trajan becomes emperor of the Kalced Empire
200 AU: The Xidel Fallen begin to awaken, and attempt to seize control of the nation of Cambria. Their forces are met at their worldgate by Cambrian heroes, and the legacy of their Xidel foes. The Sun Children have awoken to continue the fight of their creators.
201 AU: After the portal disaster, the Fallen try a different tactic, reactivating a hidden temple dedicated to their primordial partners. However, this too is foiled by Cambrian heroes. The Temple of Elemental Evil sleeps once more.
203 AU: A new race emerges from the jungles of Antolia. The Sanganta Homoj begin to explore the greater world
205 AU: Present Day