HISTORY OF THE WORLD
The following is a brief description of the history of Eberron, the information here would be common knowledge to all.
Date: -10,000,000+ In the mythic past, the world was one and the progenitor wyrms, the first and greatest of dragonkind ruled all. The three most powerful, Siberys, Eberron and Khyber, discovered - or created – theProphesy. A world shattering struggle followed, splitting the world into three parts and scattering the Prophesy across the width and breadth of existence. In the end, Siberys became the glowing ring that surrounds the world, Khyber was bound in the darkest depths, and Eberron healed the world between by becoming one with it. Siberys called forth the next generation of dragons, Eberron created all manner of other living things, and Khyber spat out the fiends.
Age of Demons
Date: -10,000,000 Khyber’s fiendish offspring overrun the surface world, creating a hellish environment where Rakasasha and Night Hags rule supreme.
Date: -1,500,000 Dragons rediscover the prophesy and rise from their primitive state to oppose their demonic overlords, allyinh with other draconic species, including Couatls. The common races, still in primitive states, hide from the godlike combatants and find a way to survive.
Date: -100,000 The Couatl sacrifice most of their numbers to send the most powerful of the demon lords and the majority of the fiends back to Khyber, where they are trapped for eternity. The dragon retreat to Argonnessen to contemplate the Prophesy, ignoring the ‘lesser races’.
Age of Giants
Date: -80,000 The giants rise from the ruins of the dragon-fiend wars to establish a vast and powerful civilization on the continent of Xen’drik. They enslave elves and drow, which has the inadvertant effect of raising the first of the common races from their primitive state.
Date: -60,000 Dragons make contact with the giant kingdom and begin to teach them how to use arcane magic. The elves watch and learn from their place at the giant’s heels. The giants quickly master the arcane arts, creating marvels unequaled even in the modern day.
Date: -40,000 The Quori invade Xen’drik through a gate that connects to Dal Quor, the plane of dreams. After years of battle, the giants call upon the magic of the dragons to destroy the planar gate. This act results in a cataclysm that shakes Xwn’drik to its core and plunges large chunks of the continet into the sea. The physical connection to Dal Quor is severed, perhaps forever.
Date: -39,000 The remaining giant kingdoms never quite recover from the quori invasion. Horrible curses and plagues sweep through the land, and the elves use the opportunity to rebel. In desperation, the giants again turn to the magic they used to stop the quori. Before they can unleash such destruction a second time, the dragons attack. Giant civilization crumbles, the drow go into hiding in the Xen’drik countryside, and the elves flee to the island continent of Aerenal.
Age of Monsters
Date: -38,000 The giants revert to primitive monsters living in the ruins of their shattered civilization as the dragons return to their secluded continent and the elves settle Aerenal. Meanwhile, on Khorvaire, the first of the goblinoid kingdoms rises in the area that will one day become Breland and Darguun
Date: -30,000 Orc nations arise in western Khorvaire to compete with the goblinoid kingdoms.
Date: -25,000 The Undying Court appears in Aerenal. First skirmish between the elves and the dragons, which sets a pattern of long periods of peace, punctuated by short, devastating battles, every few hundred years.
Date: -16,000 The Dhakaani unite the goblinoid nations to create the greatest empire the goblins have ever known. The Gatekeepers appear among the orcs of western Khorvaire.
Date: -12,000 The dwarves migrate from the Frostfell to the Ironroot Mountains.
Date: -10,000 Aerenal elves establish a colony in what is now present day Valenar. Peaceful coexistence doesn’t last, and the elves come into conflict with the Dhakaani. The elves abandon the colony when another clash with the dragons threatens Aerenal.
Date: -9000 The Daelkyr war decimates the western reaches of Khorvaire.
Date: -5000 Weakened by the Daelkyr war, the Dhakaani empire is shattered by infighting and civil strife, eventually leading to the collapse of the goblinoid civilization.
The Current Age
Date: -4100 The greatpine Oalian is awakened.
Date: -3200 The Mark of Hospitality appears among the halflings of the Talenta Plains. The Marks of Shadow and
Death appear among the elves of Aerenal. The dragons watch in awe and horror as the Prophesy
Begins to unfold among the ‘lesser’ races.
Date: -3000 Lhazaar leads humans from Sarlona to the eastern shores of Khorvaire. The Mark of Healing appears among the halfling of the Talenta Plains.
Date: -2800 The Mark of Scribing appears among the gnomes of Zilargo.
Date: -2600 The Mark of Sentinal appears among humans of pre-Galifar Karrnath. House Vol, which carries the Mark of Death, is wiped out in Aerenal. House Phiarlan leaves Aerenal to relocate among the humans of Khorvaire
Date: -2500 The distinct settlement that will become the five Nations appear in central Khorvaire. The Mark of Making appears among the humans of pre-Galifar Cyre. The Mark of Warding appears among the dwarves of the Mror Holds.
Date: -2000 Karrn the Conquerer establishes the nation of Karrnath, defeats the remaining goblinoid settlements, and unsuccessfully attepts to defeat the other four human nations. The Mark of Storm appears among the pre-Galifar half-elves of Thrane.
Date: -1900 The Mark of Passage appears among the humans of pre-Galifar Aundair.
Date: -1800 The Mark of Handling appears among the humans in the Eldeen Reaches. Kalashtar reach Sarlona, fleeing Dal Quor and the persecution of the Quori.
Date: -1500 Quori begin conquest of Sarlona. Second wave of humans reach Khorvaire’s western shores. The Mark of Detection appears among the half-elves of pre-Galifar Breland. The Dragonmarked houses Launch the War of the Mark, to end the threat of aberrant and mixed marks. The Twelve is established.
Date: -1043 Galifar I is born in Karrnath
Date: -1022 Galifar assume leadership of Karrnath
Date: -1012 Galifar begins his campaign to unite the Five Nations
Date: -1005 Galifar makes a deal with the Dragonmarked houses, offering them neutral status in exchange for support in his campaigns.
Date: -1000 The Mark of Finding appears among the humans and half-orcs of the Shadow Reaches.
Date: 1YK (-998) Galifar I and his five scions; Cyre, Karrn, Thrane, Aundair and Brey – take control of the Five Nations and establish the kingdom of Galifar.
Date: 15YK Galifar I establishes the Arcane Congress
Date: 28YK Galifar – Lhazaar war, a decade long conflict begins
Date: 32YK The Five nations of Galifar adopt the names of the kings five children for their own.
Date: 40YK Galifar, now 85 years old, steps down and passes rulership of his kingdom to his eldest remaining on Cyre.
Date: 53YK Galifar I dies
Date: 106YK House Kundarak is recognized by the established Dragonmarked houses.
Date: 299YK The Church of the Silver Flame is born
Date: 347YK House Lyrandar takes possession of an island off the coast of Aundair to create Stormhome.
Date: 498YK House Sivis discovers the Mark of Finding while exploring the Shadow Marches. House Tharashk is
founded soon after.
Date: 512YK King Daroon orders the construction of the Starpeaks Observatory
Date: 778YK Medusas from Khyber take possession of Cazhaak Draal.
Date: 789YK House Sivis message stations begin operation.
Date: 802YK The kingdom of Galifar, in cooperation with the Dragonmarked houses, funds the upgrade of the trade city of Stormreach on the northern peninsula of Xen’drik.
Date: 811YK First lightning rail connects Flamekeep and Fairhaven.
Date: 832YK The inquisition to wipe out lycanthropes is launched by the Church of the Silver Flame: it lasts 50
years and drives the race almost to extinction.
Date: 845YK King Jarot starts a public works project to connect all of central Khorvaire via lightning rails. Within
20 years, lines connect the Five Nations, Zilargo, the Mror Holds and the Talenta Plains.
Date: 878YK House Deneith begins to provide clients with goblinoid mercenaries from the Darguun region.
Date: 894YK King Jarot, the last ruler of Galifar, dies. Kaius, Thalin and Wroann reject the succession of Mishann.
Wrogar backs his sisters claim and the Last War begins.
Date: 896YK Order of the Emerald Claw is established
Date: 910YK Kaius II ascends to the throne of Karrnath
Date: 914YK The Mror Holds declares its independence. Thalin of Thrane dies and the Church of the Silver Flame siezes control of the government.
Date: 918YK Unknown saboteurs destroy the Glass Tower of Sharn
Date: 928YK Ven ir’Kesslan leads settlers from the Five Nations to forge the kingdom of Q’barra
Date: 956YK Aerenal mercenaries annex southern Cyre and declare the sovereignty of the elf nation of Valenar.
Date: 958YK The Eldeen Reaches declares itself an independent nation under the protection of the Wardens of the wood and the guidance of the great druid Oalian.
Date: 961YK Boranel becomes king of Breland
Date: 962YK Zilargo formally aligns with Breland
Date: 965YK House Cannith perfects the modern era war-forged, living constructs designed to fight the Last War.
Date: 969YK Haruuc leads the hobgoblin rebellion, and the nation of Darguun is born.
Date: 972YK House Thuranni splits off from House Phiarlan.
Date: 976YK Regent Moranna of Karrnath outlaws the Order of the Emerald Claw.
Date: 980YK Queen Aurala’s reign of Aundair begins
Date: 986YK A trio of hags known as the Daughters of Sora Kell, arrive in Droaam with an army of trolls, ogres and gnolls.
Date: 987YK King Boranel pulls settlers back and seals off the land west of the Graywall mountains. The Daughters of Sora Kell declare the sovereignty of the nation of Droaam.
Date: 990YK The first elemental airships go into service for House Lyrandar.
Date: 991YK Kaius III begins his reign of Karrnath.
Date: 993YK Jaela Daran assumes the power of the Keeper of the Silver Flame
Date: 994YK Cyre is destroyed, the Mournland is created.
Date: 996YK The Treaty of Thronehold officially ends the Last War. The treaty officially recognizes the nations of Aundair, Breland, Thrane, Karrnath, the Talenta Plains, Zilargo, Q’barra, the Lhazaar Principalities, the Mror Holds, the Eldeen Reaches, Darguun, and Valenar. House Cannith is ordered to destroy all creation forges; the remaining warforged are granted the rights of sentient beings.
Date: 998YK The campaign begins…