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The Age of Sorcerers
(BE2719 to BE1)

Date (Qaiyorean)

Date (Elyrian)

Events

BE2600

BC1380

In Avaerand, the warlord Cethurun conquers several rivals to forge a kingdom (Rian a'Avaerand), and his sword Palarren becomes the symbol of royalty

BE2335

BC1115

The Avaerans of Avaerand establish a colony on the Elyrian mainland. Avaerand enters a long period of quiesence.

BE2320

BC1100

Slowly scholars in the western Midsea cities unearth the knowledge of the Ancients (Avaerans). The dwindling city populations slowly begin to increase once more.

BE1920

BC700

The city of Thalcedon conquers neighbouring minor towns and forms the Kingdom of Cedonia.

BE1420

BC200

On Orasaren, cities compete for power.

BE1220

1

The sailors of Mirabalpur gain control of sea-trade.

BE941

280

The use of high magic is made illegal in Mirabalpur. The Archmage is put to death. Civil unrest follows, ending with the execution of the monarch and the instalment of a new Archmage as ruler. The beginning of the Mystic Realm of Mir.

BE921

300

Tribes in western Qaiyore found settlements.

BE731

490

The Archmage of Mir creates a permanent link between the real world and The Dreaming, a mysterious plane of existence. Dragons enter the world and are enslaved by the sorcerers of Mir.

BE721

500

The sorcerers of Mir use their magic to subjugate Orasaren. The western kingdoms unite in a sea-borne attack on Mirabalpur, but are repulsed. The western states are conquered within the next 50 years. The northern and eastern states fall soon after.

BE621

600

Avaerand begins to awaken. New cults begin appearing, devoted to dark gods. Politics became embroiled in intrigue, and secret guilds of assassins are formed to meet the demand. Wizards research spells of horrific power, while sorcerers probe the darkest corners of the Dreaming in search of power. At the same time, Avaerans begin to explore the northern coasts of Qaiyore, trading and taking slaves. The whole kingdom of Avaerand comes under a dark shadow.

BE521

700

The Empire of Mir controls a vast area of central Qaiyore, from the western to eastern Qaiyorean coasts, and from the northern shore of Midsea to the southern shore.

BE471

750

Tensions increase in northern Qaiyore as the Avaerans and Mirish Sorcerors encounter one another.

BE425

792

Ardalor IX takes up the Golden Sword of Avaerand in the face of Mirish aggression.

BE427

794

Ardalor IX declares war on Mir.

The war never happens. A terrible cataclysm occurs. Great earthquakes, and tsunamis devastate the western coasts, leaving the Elyrian port cities and Qaiyorean colonies in ruins. Many of the western isles disappear, and Celpalar is left desolate. A great cloud of stinking fog blankets the region.

BE426

795

The steam clears to reveal open ocean, and the floating city Annaeyana appears over Mir. Nobody knows just what happened; some say a great sorcery went awry, other say that Mir made a preemptive strike, and others claim that the gods themselves destroyed Avaerand.

A race of spirit people, the Eerith, serve the mages within the floating city. Annaeyana does not stay over Mir, but moves north-east towards the Razanian coast

For a time there is sporadic contact between Elyria and Qaiyore.

BE421

800

Draconian-assisted assaults from the floating city force the peoples of the Razanian coast to surrender to Mir rule.

BE400 821 The Mir Sorcerers make a Pact with a small group of Dark Elves from The Dreaming. The Dark Elves leave The Dreaming and work as assassins and spies for the Sorcerers.

BE385-BE348

836-873

Goblin hordes from the southern tundra attack the southern Empire. A prolonged war forces the "Ice Demons", as the goblins became known, back to the south of the mountains.

BE331

890

Gezor, the last link between Calarrian and Mir, falls to the Toad People. All contact between the two continents ceases. Celpalar is left isolated and weakened.

BE321

900

The Isles of Oprica are united under one rule.

BE301

920

The towns of Ystradd and Osna are founded on Rimion.

BE237

984

Celpali wizards form a shield around the island. The sorcerers of Mir destroy the shield and conquer Celpalar.

BE72

1149

Whilst attacking the west coast city of Bega, Annaeyana is sabotaged by unknown forces. The city almost crashes from the sky but is saved by an incredible weaving of magic by the Archmage, causing his death. Rival claimants to the throne throw the Empire into disarray. Annaeyana is abandoned by the sorcerers and is left travelling a circular flight above what came to be known as the shadowlands.

BE65

1156

Subjugated nations rise against the sorcerers. The sorcerers, themselves split into opposing factions, send the dragons to still the revolt. The rebellious nations are devastated by dragonfire - millions starve to death.

BE15 1206 Many Dark Elves leave the service of the Sorcerers and permanently return to The Dreaming for reasons unknown.

BE13

1208

The gateway to The Dreaming is closed from within. Unable to re-open the source of their power, the sorcerers are openly paranoid. Mir plunges into civil war.

BE12 1209 The few remaining Dark Elves are trapped on Qaiyore. They leave the Sorcerers in search of a land of their own.

BE1

1220

Again the attendant nations rise against the oppressive rule of the sorcerers - this time they are victorious. The monstrous armies are driven back from the mainland. The dragons are now few, most having succumbed to a mysterious sickness on the closure of the gateway. Magic is outlawed on the mainland. The sorcerers maintain control of Mir.