Timeline of Auberean
- If an entry has no source listed at the end of the line, its source is the next one listed.
- There are no Year Zeros in the Yalain Eipoth system.
- Portal Year is abbreviated as PY.
- Dates in normal text are confirmed.
- Dates in italics are a best estimate based on the available information.
- Entries with no date are placed where they are only as a best estimate based on the available information, and may have occured at another time.
- When further clarification for the placement of an event is needed, the maintainer(s) of the timeline will place an editor's note.
Please note that a revision of this timeline is in progress. --An Adventurer 03:56, 15 April 2014 (EST)
These events may have taken place prior to the "Golden Age" of Yalaini history.
|Primordial gods struggle with evil shadow creatures. After a long contest that exhausted their powers, the gods banish the shadows into the earth by creating the sun and stars.|
|The Deru Trees are created by the Light and they drive the Living Dark below, allowing life to spread across the world.|
|Portal Year||Yalaini Epothi||Event|
|AE 1||Scholars are not certain what event marked the beginning of this historical epoch, or why it is called “Golden.” It is believed that the Empyrean, when formalizing their calendar in the reign of Alaidain, calculated backwards to an event known in their legends.
|The Falatacot exist on a continent that Geraine IV later states is located beyond the western sea.|
|The Falatacot are driven to Killiakta by Yalain, Haebrous, and Dericost. It is on Killiata where they first hear the pulse of the Blood of the World; where they cease to be wanderers, and become the Keepers of Creation; where they become the blessed servants of the Wheel of All Things.|
|The Falatacot diverge into two branches: the Dark Falatacot, dealing in the power of undeath and corruption in service to the Old Ones; and the Light Falatacot, working to protect what they consider to be worshipful spirits - the Deru Trees.|
|Kemeroi overpower the Old Ones.|
|Some Falatacot flee from Killiakta to Dericost after Darkness and cold put their gods to sleep.|
|The Great Cooling of the World.|
|Portal Year||Yalaini Epothi||Event|
|-15,173 PY||DE 1||Dericost
Beginning of the Age of Dericost.
While most Falatacot practice their magic within ethical bounds, the Dericost know no such bounds. Soon the Dericost nobility comes across the darkest of the Falatacot refugees' rituals which hold out the promise of eternal life. The Dericost are not aware that these magics involve the death of the physical body and the tying of the person's spirit to its decaying form. Once the initial shock of this discovery wears off, the Dericost find this an acceptable price to pay and many of the nobility transform themselves into undead. Among the first is a figure called His Eternal Splendor, along with those in his inner circle, Lady Aerfalle and Lord Rytheran.
|-10,465 PY||DE 4709||Dericost
The Sarian Family is awarded a patent of nobility for service to the Ice Throne of Dericost. The Sarian Family will serve as the lords and ladies of Antaoc for 1,465 years, until the defeat of Dericost.
|-10,027 PY||DE 5,147||Haebrous|
|-10,022 PY||DE 5,152||Haebrous, Ruschk
In the fifth year of the reign of His Majesty King Braletain of Haebrous, a tribe of Ruschk in the frigid northern edge of the Kingdom of Haebrous is slain to make way for a mercantile company's gemstone excavations. The only survivor of this tribe, Grael, is brought back to the Royal Menagerie. Carraida, the young Queen of Haebrous, begged her husband to send Grael to gladiatorial pits for her amusement. Grael goes on to be undefeated, killing all that challenge him and eating their hearts.
|-10,020 PY||DE 5,154||Haebrous, Ruschk
Two seasons later, The Grael Rebellion occurs. Grael and some of his fellow slaves overpower the arena guards and take over the entire building. Ten thousand Haebreans and no small number of visiting Yalaini and Dericostians die. Queen Carraida, who was present at the arena, is killed by Grael in an act of vengeance. The rebellion spills out into the streets. On the third day of the rebellion the royal army corners the slaves in the West Market. The King orders royal mages to incinerate the entire market square with a rain of magical fire that lasts almost a full day. Grael, however, escapes.
|-10,020 PY||DE 5,154||Haebrous, Shadow, Ruschk
During the rebellion, four slave brothers, Baranaith, Farelaith, Hiranaith, and Korogaith, escape from the capital of Haebrous and flee to the coast. They commandeer a ship from a small fishing village south of the capital and put out to sea. None of them know how to sail, and drift out to sea. Some time later they arrive on Dereth near a rivermouth. They head inland towards a forest, and encounter Grael. The brothers join Grael in his journey north to find a dark power. Grael finds what he was seeking, and is wrapped in Living Darkness, tranformed into the Black Spear of the Kemeroi. Baranaith, Hiranaith, and Korogaith are changed to Shadows, while Farelaith flees.
|-10,020 PY||DE 5,154||Falatacot, Shadow
Grael chooses to sleep on a island north of Vissidal. His presence covers the island in Shadow, and the isle is soon called the Dark Isle. Those Falatacot who followed the Old One N'cthail use ancient seals to sink the isle below the waves, in hopes none will ever wake Grael and that this world will be free of him forever.
|-10,020 PY||DE 5,154||Haebrous
Twenty years after The Grael Rebellion, King Braletain is a ruined and wasted man, a shadow of the strong and admirable leader he had been. His weakness has emboldened the ever-grasping Dericostians, there is no clear and qualified successor, and Lord Alashorn fears war will come soon between the Kingdoms.
|-10,000 PY||DE 5,174||Dericost|
At some point, Braletain no longer rules over Haebrous. Jailne is the King of Haebrous at the end of the Millennium War.
|-9,000 PY||DE 6,174||Dericost, Haebrous, Yalain
After nearly 1,000 years of conflict, the Haebrous and Dericost lands are devastated. The Ice Throne of Dericost is overturned by the victorious Haebrous and Yalain.
|Portal Year||Yalaini Epothi||Event|
|-8,999 PY||VE 1||Yalain
Empress Alaidain declares the beginning of the Vacari Eipoth after the defeat and occupation of Dericost.
With their lands largely untouched by the war, the Yalaini initiate a worldwide rebuilding program.
The living Dericost nobility are marched away in chains from the Plateau of Gelid to reservations in the Haebrous lands. The common folk of the Dericost Kingdom are allowed to remain in their homelands.
|-2,998 PY||VE 6,002||All
A meteorological phenomenon known as the Black Rains begin. It has been said that the Empyreans ignored the celestial fiery visitor seen in the night skies until, one night, it completely disappeared. Soon afterward, roiling black clouds raining ash and soot darkened the skies.
|-2,953 PY||VE 6047||Dericost, Shadow
During an extremely violent storm, Ilservian, having vowed to return light to the world and finding none, in despair now calls out to the darkness for aid instead. Something in the darkness answers, offering him and his followers power and a means to obtain revenge. Ilservian agrees and steps into Shadow.
|-2,918 PY||VE 6,082||All
Almost 80 years after the sun was last seen, a single shaft of sunlight pokes through the clouds of dust and ash.
|-2,898 PY||VE 6,102||All
Twenty years later, the skies are finally cleared. With the end of the Black Rains, Emperor Caerlin I declares a new age for the Empire.
|Portal Year||Yalaini Epothi||Event|
|RE 1||Emperor Kellin declares the beginning of the Rhethis Eipoth with the end of the Black Rains.
|RE 208||Shimena Keep constructed on the northeast islet of Aerlinthe, then an unnamed island. Shimena guarded the northern approaches to Ireth Lassel research colony from Pelagian sea-nomads.|
|RE 213||A larchess tree is planted within the walls of Shimena Keep.|
|RE 221||Hearing from former Shimena garrison troops of great riches on Aerlinthe, Lord Gevran Loritane of Elancia visits aboard his sailing skyship Tinoriel. He discovers great mineral wealth, and magma flows of sufficient temperature to permit the forging of mana-alloy. The enchanters Eosonn and Auriam are crushed by a magma tube cave-in when the land quakes. Without the ability to levitate Tinoriel, the ship returns to Glystenae over sea.|
|RE 222||Loritane sends sixteen great ocean-galleons and two skyships to Aerlinthe, carrying the supplies necessary to build a mining outpost. Lord Loritane and Lady Raina accompany the vessels in Tinoriel.
|RE 223||Completion of the light-towers of Weretirae and Eretirae, on either side of the navigation channel on Aerlinthe.|
|RE 225||Tenkarrdun's forges return their first profit. Loritane and Raina return to Elancia. Lady Raina convinces Loritane to appoint master smith Hare Aralea as governor of Aerlinthe.|
|RE 230||His Most Dignified and Serene Majesty Emperor Kellin, seventh in the Line of Alaidain, dies. His son Delophon takes the Cerulean Throne, assuming the Imperial Name of Caerlin (“Lord of the Deep Waters”).|
|RE 274||The Blessing of Aerlinthe. A gromnatross makes her aerie on the peaks of Cunara. She is named Aurlanaa by the people of the port.|
|RE 313||Expansion of the foundry of Aerlinthe; two new forges added.|
|RE 317||The outgassing of noxious fumes from Ernassen forces a two-month evacuation to Ireth Lassel.|
|RE 323||Battle of Shimena. Twenty Imperial chevairds and forty-four household troops of Loritane perish while holding at bay a raiding force of five hundred Pelagic sea-nomads, embarked in two dozen sailing vessels of war.
|RE 324||In response to the raids, Emperor Caerlin declares the port of Aerlinthe an Imperial anchorage and treasure port. Four war galleons and seven fast skysloops, for scouting and messenger duty, drop anchor in Raina's Harbor. They bring with them an additional hundred chevairds to garrison the island. Aerlinthe is acknowledged as one of the most important sources of pyreal in the Empire.|
|RE 329||The sailing platform-city of the sea-nomads that raided Aerlinthe in 323 is tracked and taken by the Imperial naval force. Most of the Aerlinthe captives are found enslaved in galley oarlocks.|
|RE 331||The Eaulinthe (“Star-Stone”) is found in the deepest crevasses of Tenkarrdun. This large diamond contains a small amount of liquid magma, kept hot and brightly shining through unknown magical means.|
|RE 336||Asheron Realaidain is born.|
|RE 340||Raina's Harbor boils. A new fumarole opens at the bottom, heating the water to scalding temperatures. The Imperial ships are anchored at Shimena while golems dig a new land outlet for the gasses, then seal the fumarole.|
|RE 349||Memorial Stone erected in Shimena Keep, inscribed with the names of all who died in the Pelagic raids of 323.|
|RE 366||Children begin to disappear at night in the village of Daralet in the Dericost Marches.|
|RE 371||The forges of Aerlinthe begin to produce weapons designed by Lord Atlan of Knorr. Lord Loritane takes the finest axe, and has the Eaulinthe fixed upon its blade. With this weapon he joins the northern army at Planae.
|RE 372||Raina gives birth to a daughter, whom she names Clari.|
|RE 388||Nesortania Province overrun by the forces of the Hopeslayer. Lady Raina takes Clari and her household, and flees to the Imperial Archipelago.|
|RE 392||The city of Elancia in Glystenae falls under shadow. |
|RE 426||Caerlin replaces the galleon Minaera, last of the original Imperial patrol squadron, with the new sailing frigate Reithyis.|
|RE 502||Prince Durglen Realaidain, son of the Emperor, announces that he will take the hand of Clari Loritane, Mistress of Aerlinthe, and walk by her side into darkness or dawn.|
|RE 507||Prince Durglen joins hands with Mistress Clari in the Iphvircae Cliffs Cathedral.|
|RE 567||A large colony of mulardil are discovered in the Naarcaerel Reef by the fisher-woman Julitaen, a poor resident of the harbor tempest floats. She is titled mistress of the mular-pearl harvest by Hare Aralea, and hires all the other residents of the floats.|
|RE 686||Caerlin's “Council of Five” is convened.|
|RE 886||Ejan Aralae, son of Hare, succeeds his father as master smith and governor of Aerlinthe.|
|RE 893||Emperor Caerlin is brushed by Black Madness in battle, and becomes leprous with Ayai Heauviri.*|
(* Translator's note: Ayai is Empyrean for “burning.” Heauviri, literally means “high-thought-wind.” This may be the Yalain equivalent of “soul.” Based on context, which suggest disease and decay, I would judge our closest translation of Ayai Heauviri to be “the Soulburn Plague.” - Bretslef)
|RE 895||Aurlanaa leaves her aerie on the peak of Cunara. She meets several other gromnatross south of Aerlinthe, and they ascend, disappearing into the heavens. No gromnatross are seen on Auberean for twenty-two years.
|Portal Year||Yalaini Epothi||Event|
|TE 1||Emperor Caerlin I declares the beginning of the Torethis Eipoth shortly after the entrapment of Bael'Zharon.
|TE 2||His Most Dignified and Serene Majesty Emperor Caerlin, eighth in the Line of Alaidain, dies from the Soulburn Plague after six months of insanity. He is 773 years old. His son Caerlin II ascends to the Cerulaean Throne, and Clari, Mistress of Elancia and Aerlinthe, becomes Empress of the Thousand Seas. Raina remains the Dowager Lady of Elancia and Aerlinthe.
|TE 8||The older forges at Aerlinthe are replaced.|
|TE 11||A daughter, Alhallie, is born to Caerlin and Clari. A Festival Year is declared in Elancia and Aerlinthe.|
|TE 17||The Return of Grace. The gromnatross come down from the stars. Aurlanaa alights upon her aerie at Cunara. She looks into the eye of Kelderam, a ward of Ithaenc since her early 100's, and considered hopelessly mad. Kelderam is jauniril*, and lapses into unconsciousness. When she awakens, she weeps for a full day, and is afterwards restored in mind and spirit. In her waning years, Kelderam led the Adjanite Order, and was renowned for her wisdom and serenity.|
(*Translator's note: By context, “jauniril” would seem to be a verb. I have never encountered this word before, however, and know not what it means. - Bretslef)
|TE 101||A landquake blocks the navigation channel of Aerlinthe.|
|TE 218||Lady Raina dies in her sleep, at the age of 1013. Clari becomes Lady of Elancia and Aerlinthe, making her family's lands Imperial Provinces.|
|TE 275||The legendary traveling entertainer Surinna Thrasyl stops at Aerlinthe.|
|TE 333||The mutilated corpse of the missionary Lady Galaeral of Ithaenc is found off the north shore of Aerlinthe.|
|TE 334||Imperial Inquisitor Lady Alibec arrives to investigate the murder of Galaeral. She uncovers a small group of undead hiding in the bowels of the reservoir, and destroys them. The chamber in which they performed the deed is sealed. The origin and motives of the undead remain unresolved.|
|TE 413||Empress Clari dies in a boating accident at the age of 937. Princess Alhallie becomes Lady of Elancia and Aerlinthe.|
|TE 416||Catriae Tamanea's rogue fleet defeats the flotilla at Aerlinthe, and pillages the port. Over twelve million pyreal coins are looted.|
|TE 422||Piteous screams are heard from behind the door Inquisitor Alibec sealed in 334. It is forced open, but the room is empty, and the scene of Galaeral's murder remains as it was when the door was erected. Shrieks of pain and incomprehensible, mumbling chants are occasionally heard from the room, leading workers to whisper that the missionary's soul remains in torment at the place of her death.|
|TE: 428||Princess Alhallie visits Aerlinthe, while on her tour of the provinces. She gathers research for a planned travelogue.|
|TE 450||After the census, Emperor Caerlin announces that Tentael has a population of over one million, most under the age of 400. Aerlinthe's population is less than 100, but nearly 1000 golems work the forges at any time.|
|TE 463||Massive collapse of the Tenkarrdun forge tunnels during a landquake. Four workers are crushed, another sixteen trapped and suffocated. The entire lower quarter of the foundry is cut off. Shifting rock makes reopening the tunnels too risky, and Ejan decides to build a new forge works further up the mountain.|
|TE 464||The new forges are completed. Due to the distance between them and the magma flows, production is less than half of that before the collapse.|
|TE 477||Princess Alhallie joins hands with Lord Cashtal Ronain of Haebrous. Lord Cashtal's last name is changed to Realaidain.|
|TE 504||His Most Dignified and Serene Majesty Emperor Caerlin II, ninth in the Line of Alaidain, dies at the age of 1022 years. Alhallie ascends to the Cerulean Throne, and takes the Imperial Name of Cellaurai (“Consecrated by Starlight”).|
|TE 513||The Great Northern Tempest. Mages hold off the worst of the storm for three days. The Naarcaerel Reef is ripped apart by storm-tides.|
|TE 622||A Skytower arrives at Shimena, and is used to patrol the northeast waters.|
|TE 664||Isin Aemil, child of Aerlinthe, becomes an admiral of the Imperial fleet.|
|TE 761||With the development of practical portal travel by Asheron, Empress Cellaurai declares a new Era has begun. The Torethis Eipoth is concluded, and the Hyrethis Eipoth (Third Era of Lore) begins.|
|Portal Year||Yalaini Epothi||Event|
|HE 1||Empress Cellaurai declares the beginning of the Hyrethis Eipoth upon the development of practical portal travel by Asheron.|
|HE 95||Adept Delacim arrives at Aerlinthe and opens fixed portals to Ithaenc, Haelan, Knorr, Nesortania, Elancia, Jalis, Aribel, Alastinae, Dernehale, Larchess, and the works at Seral Ipharsis and Lamihaar.|
|HE 142||Nali Athanas reforms the northern church.|
|HE 145||A new temple is built in Aerlinthe.|
|HE 232||Empress Cellaurai disappears while on a tour of Haebrous, with the ultimate intention of holding a moot with the Nali and other high dignitaries of the reformed northern church at Aventin. The Haebrous report that her party attempted to ascend the peaks of the Venalben Range, where gromnatross are known to reside.|
|HE 233||After eighteen months of fruitless searching for Empress Cellaurai, Cashtal Realaidain is declared Emperor. He takes the name Kellin II ("Righteous Lord").|
|HE 233 to
|The Order of Perfect Light is created by Asheron.
|HE 239||The Nali relocates from Aventin to Tentael at the invitation of Emperor Kellin.|
|HE 347||Fifty-six people of Aerlinthe answer the call of Nali Valind, and participate in the extirpation of the Adjanite heretics.|
|HE 348||The Rejection. Troops returning from Valind's desecration and sack of Ithaenc climb Cunara to seek Aurlanaa's blessing. The gromnatross slays them all on sight, and departs Aerlinthe, never to be seen again.|
|HE 380 to
|Approximate time of the death of Delacim.
|HE 459||Severe landquakes cause magma flows in the upper forge tunnels of Aerlinthe. Smiths remove to the port while golems effect repairs.
|HE 570||Surviving Yalain are pushed back to Dereth by the Olthoi.|
|HE 647||A single Olthoi Queen arrives in Dereth, and begins breeding rapidly in the Black Death Catacombs.
|Portal Year||Yalaini Epothi||Event|
|ME 1||As the lone surviving Empyrean, Asheron declares the beginning of the Moriqui Eipoth.|
|Virindi arrive on Dereth, before any of the other races. They fought with the Asheron over something, and lost.|
|Other species began to arrive on Dereth, including Tumeroks and Lugians.|
|Isparians Arrive on Dereth. For more information on the following time period, see Isparians On Dereth: -15 P.Y. to 10 P.Y.|
|The Olthoi Queen of Dereth is defeated.|
|On Ispar, the royal army of Viamont, lead by prince Varicci di Corcosi II, enter the lands of Bellenesse and lay siege to the Duke's fortress. The rebels, lead by Eleonora du Bellenesse and the Duke of Bellenesse, flee through a mysterious portal. Varicci and his army follow them. The Viamontians arrive on the Halaetan Isles, where they will remain trapped for 8 years.|
|After a long lull in Isparian arrivals, a great surge of new Aluvian, Gharu'ndim, and Sho adventurers were called from Ispar to Dereth by mysterious portals in their homelands. |
|10+ PY||For events 10 PY and further, see Story Arcs.|
List of Source Texts.
- 1999/11 Release - The Advocate Towers
- 2008/08 Ancient Powers - The Blessed Trees
- 2001/11 Dark Majesty - Ages of the Empyrean
- 2003/02 The History of Auberean/Volume I: Empires Clashing (-30,000 to -9,000)
- 2000/11 Hollow Victory - A Stained Book (Lost Chamber)
- 2002/09 Verdict - Decrepit Tome
- 2006/11 Remembering the Past - Words of the High Matriarch
- 2008/08 Ancient Powers - Knight Test
- 2006/04 Shining Runes and Shadowed Hands - Rollout Article
- 2000/11 Should the Stars Fall - Campaign Journal
- 2001/04 A Reign of Stone - Scrawled Note (Aerbax Laboratory)
- 2005/08 Friend and Foe - The Grael Rebellion
- 2005/12 Through Sacrifice, Strength - Our Bitter Winter
- 2006/06 From the Darkest Depths - Raising Grael's Island
- Lonely in the World - A Text Book
- 2003/03 The History of Auberean/Volume II: A Struggle With Darkness (-2,998 to -1,999)
- 2000/05 Stormwaltz Quotes - The Historical Overview
- 2000/07 To Raise a Banner of Flame - Aerlinthe Record
- 2000/02 Shadows of the Past - Archival Copy
- 2003/03 The History of Auberean/Volume III: The Fall From Grace (-1,804 to -891)
- 2003/03 The History of Auberean/Volume IV: Shifting Ways (-888 to -574)
- 2000/05 Discoveries - Order of Perfect Light
- 2000/05 Discoveries - Delacim's Death
- 1999/11 Release - Microsoft Games Archive/World/History/Historical Archive
- 2004/11 Pre-Throne of Destiny - The Origins and Current Disposition of Viamont
- 2005/07 Throne of Destiny - Intro Video