History

Years Event
Early times Halflings present throughout The Vanerinoi and Gnomes found in the jungles of Eivan. Humans are found along rivers and lakes. Inland, Kobolds are found throughout, whilst Orcs, Hobgoblins and other non-chymeric races are found in their present distributions. Dwarves are found in cavern systems throughout the Western Labyrinths
~1000 BM First dwarven holds emerge
~800 BM Drow immigrate from The Adendror, bringing with them knowledge of magic, writing and farming. The Drow city-states, including Eimaris are founded.
~700 BM The Drow City-States raid surrounding lands, humans pressed into service as slaves. Worship of the Drow Matriarchs is enforced on the slaves.
~550 BM Drow wizards develop Chymeric Magic. The Creation of Chimeric creatures
~525 BM Escaped slaves settle in Kalaris, establishing several human city-states in the fertile lands around the Kali river
~500 BM Dwarves discover techniques of mining Adamant and the creation of metallic magic items
~500 – ~400 BM Dwarves clear the area around The Dwarven Holds of Orcs, making use of their new magically enhanced weapons and armour
~450 BM The Creation of Elves as chimeras of Humans and Drow. The reason for their creation is unknown by any but their creators.
~400 BM The Creation of Crystalthorn allows creation of large wooden magical items for the first time.
~250 BM The Drow war. The city-states enter a period of intense conflict. Huge armies of human and elven warriors commanded by drow battle each other supported by Drow magic-users
~250 – 0 BM Creation of many chimeric species including centaurs, minotaurs and lamia as specialised warriors
~125 BM Runaway slaves, secreted on [Halfling]] trade ships, found several colonies along coastal areas, especially in Veilnaris
Daughter Years Event
Acienda (The Martyr) 0 The Assassination: Nenume and her sister Acienda kill the Drow Matriarch of Eimaris, absorbing her Mythic essence and rising to the status of living gods.
Nenume (The Assassin) 0-8 The Exodus: Human and Elven slaves escape to Kalaris. Acienda, however is struck down as she faces the Drow spell casters alone, her Mythic essence passes to the remaining young female slaves – the Korae.
Eryca (The Warrior) 8-36 The escaped slaves train as fighters during their exile before reinvading Eimaris in The Revolt. Eimaris freed and the Drow inhabiting the city are wiped out. Eryca is killed during the siege of Telitheis
Inaiada (The Liberator) 36-62 The expansion of The Empire continues as city-states fall to the human armies, many betrayed by their own slave-soldiers. The fall of the Drow, The integration of Eidras
Onalaema (The Executioner) 62-87 Invasion of Eldras and Teildras by imperial forces followed by The Genocide: Allmost all drow within the Empire are killed, very few escape into The Adendror
Ileuka (The Judge) 87-155 The first period of expansion ends. The Law Codes are written
Letobyne (The Farmer) 155-174 During the period of peace following the fall of the Drow and the stability of Ileuka’s long reign the Empire’s population grows as irrigation techniques learnt in Kalaris allow more efficient farming.
Evesaurne (The Explorer) 174-222 With increased trade with the Halflings, Imperial engineers gain knowledge of ship-building. Using their new vessels The Empire establishes trade with The East.
Sicil (The Mother) 222-249 Massive deforestation leads to collapse of Kalarian civilisation. Refugees brought into the Empire and settled within its borders
Lirura (The Soldier) 249-268 Prompted by the growing power of a new confederation of human city states, Imperial armies lead by Lirura herself Invade coastal Anerin.
Olliale (The Guardian) 268-302 Goblinoids invade the Anerin Plateau and soon overrun several lowland cities, even besieging the city of Eimaris itself. The horde is repulsed and The Empire’s armies pursue them to the Anerin Plateau. Fortifications of Eimaris are expanded
Rhymys (The Healer) 302-360 In the wake of the Goblinoid invasions The Goblin Plague ravishes the empire
Rebylyne (The Sage) 360-403 Rediscovery of Chymeric Magic, Founding of the Colleges of Magic
Ludoca (The Rider) 403-439 The First Veilnarian War, Annexation of Paerin
Nitavine (The Diplomat) 439-474 The Dwarven Compact, Creation of the Half-orcs
Enyest (The Smith) 474-529 Creation of first magic items crafted from metals
Kelokase (The Architect) 529-570 Orc invasions, Building of the Dura, Creation of the Kharacts
Ladeph (The Sailor) 570-583 Second Veilnarian War, Annexation of Veilnaris and Eivan
Kysyna (The Maniac) 583-595 The Purge
Anywa (The Hedonist) 595-608 Rise of the Imperial Bureaucracy
Erilaeti (The Artist) 608-640 Founding of the Bardic Schools
Serexebi (The Lover) 640-662 Development of Universities in Veilnaris
Eneylli (The Beautiful) 662-682 Discovery of Gunpowder
Lelet (The Virgin) 682-761 The invasion of Olentis
Dexyn (The Player) 761-762
Essealti (The Child) 762-770 The New Plague
Alishsyeni (The Daughter of the Light) 770-794 The Present

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