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Mystara Campaign Timeline


Mystara Campaign Timeline


All dates are given in the Thyatian calendar, which is the (generally) universally accepted calendar of the Known World. Thyatian years date from the crowning of the first Thyatian emperor slightly over 1,000 years ago. Dates before that time are considered B.C. (Before Crowning or Before Coronation) and those after that date A.C. (After Crowning or After Coronation). A c. before the date stands for circa, meaning "about this time"; it discusses major trends and long-time empires.

Timeline

  • c. B.C. 5000: Oldest known civilization appears on Mystara; great elven empires in the distant south. 
  • c. B.C. 4000: Oldest known human civilization appears; the Oltecs far to the east. 
  • c. B.C. 3000: Rise of Blackmoor civilization to far north. Blackmoor wizards use highly advanced science beyond the capability of modern Mystarans. The area that will become Karameikos is gripped in an ice age. Glantri's last ice age begins. 
  • c. B.C. 2900: Dwarves claim their race was created by the Immortal Kagyar the Artisan 
  • c. B.C. 2500: Great Cataclysm, also known as the Rain of Fire. Major planetary disaster brought about by Blackmoor magical technology destroys Blackmoor and alters planetary climate. Oltecs and great southern elven civilizations destroyed. Elves migrate north. The Broken Lands are created at this time. 
  • c. B.C. 2200: Elves move into the Frozen valleys of Glantri. 
  • c. B.C. 2100: First elves reach Karameikos. Nithian civilization arises.
  • c. B.C. 1800: Gnomes claim their race was created by the Immortal Garal Glitterlode
  • c. B.C. 1700: The Local Cataclysm. Elves living in what is now Glantri discover a Blackmoor device and accidentally detonate it. Resulting earthquakes and upheavals form the current shoreline of Karameikos and the Five Shires and create the islands that will become Minrothad and Ierendi. Glantrian elves flee Glantri.
  • c. B.C. 1500: Nithians arrive in Karameikos. These people become the Traldar. Other clans spread into what is now Darokin. The jackal-headed Immortal Pflarr creates the Hutaakans. 
  • c. B.C. 1400: Within five generations of their arrival, the Traldar settlers have suffered enormous population losses and have reverted to a pre-agricultural lifestyle. They are contacted by and fall under the control of the Hutaakans. 
  • c. B.C. 1000: Western gnoll tribes invade Traldar territory. This is the time of Halav, Petra, and Zirchev. The Hutaakans retreat to their valley while the Traldar and gnolls practically annihilate one another. Alphatians create a magical island kingdom to the far east. 
  • c. B.C. 800: Permanent settlements appear in Darokin. The Callarii elves settle in Karameikos. The elven nation of Alfheim is founded. The ice recedes in the north.  
  • c. B.C. 500: The Nithian Empire mysteriously vanishes; Immortals are held responsible. The Traldar people (now the Traladarans) are in the midst of their Dark Age. Communications between communities is infrequent, and the national epic of King Halav is the only thing that gives the people a sense of unity.
  • c. B.C. 190: Alphatian Wizards conquer Thyatis. Within 200 years Thyatis grows in military power to overthrow Alphatians and establish their own empire. 
  • A.C. 0: The first Emperor of Thyatis, Zendrolion I, is crowned. The Traladarans begin a period of regrowth as trade is slowly established with southern peoples. Peaceable demihumans (the Callarii elves and the Highforge gnomes) continue to settle in Traladaran territories.
  • c. A.C. 200: Dwarves from Rockhome arrive in Karameikos. 
  • c. A.C. 395: The Flaems arrive and begin colonizing the area. 
  • c. A.C. 400: Village of Marilenev begins trading and enjoys slow, gradual growth. Thyatian clerics learn the “Song of King Halav” and commit it to writing for the first time. Traders bearing the curses of vampirism and lycanthropy settle in Traladara’s deep woods and flourish there. Alphatians establish their empire in the east. 
  • A.C. 450: The Flaems found Braejr (eventually Glantri City). 
  • A.C. 488: Minrothad Guilds, a mercantile island nation south of Karameikos, is founded.
  • A.C. 585: Ethenganan raiders attack the Flaems numerous times, but are repelled. 
  • A.C. 645: Ethengar attempts a major invasion, which the Flaems halt at Skullhorn Pass in the Colossus Mounts
  • A.C. 662: The Flaems attempt to invade Ethengar, but their expeditionary force is massacred in the steppes. 
  • A.C. 700: Friction mounts between Alphatia and Thyatis. 
  • A.C. 728: The d'Ambrevilles and their vassals, persecuted in their world of origin, arrive in Glantri. 
  • A.C. 730: Thyatian, Traladaran, and elven settlers arrive in Glantri and clash frequently with Flaems.
  • A.C. 743: The d'Ambervilles bring more settlers from their mysterious home world Brannart McGregor and House Crownguard also use this magical passage to Glantri. 
  • A.C. 784: Racial hostilities peak when a Thyatian settler kills a Flaemish lord. War breaks out. 
  • A.C. 785: At the Battle of Braejr settlers are driven south of the Vesubia River
  • A.C. 786: Halzunthram and Troops arrive from the far east. 
  • A.C. 788: The Flaemish meet defeat at the Battle of Braejr. Halzunthram captures the Flaemish council. After the Treaty of 788, he makes Glantri an Alphatian dominion. The elves declare independence, and the Flaems revolt. The rebellion sets off the Forty Years War. 
  • A.C. 802: Plague year in the Known World, starting in Glantri. The Years of Infamy begin after a gold rush and subsequent (but not necessarily linked) plague outbreak. 
  • A.C. 828: Dwarves flee the land, and Lord Alexander Glantri ambushes Halzunthram. The Alphatian defeat marks the end of the Forty Years War. 
  • A.C. 829: Lord Glantri founds the republic and reforms the council. 
  • A.C. 830: The Emirates of Ylaruam drives out Thyatian Invaders. 
  • A.C. 845: Construction of the Great School of Magic begins. 
  • A.C. 858: The light of Rad decision limits nobility to wizards only. Council members gain the hereditary title of "prince." The Council of Princes then establishes the first principalities. The Principalities of Glantri established. 
  • A.C. 859: The wizards expel illegal nobles and crush a minor rebellion. The Elven Principality is created. 
  • A.C. 861: Aramil Nailo born to Silaqui Nailo.
  • A.C. 864: Hiscubo Shronvrur is born in Alfmyr in the Shadowlands.
  • A.C. 871: Arlyth Aerathilean is born to the Oussea'Undlin Clan of the Vyalia elves.
  • A.C. 875: Workers complete the Great School of Magic. 
  • A.C. 884: After much strife, the Elven Principality divides into Principality of Erewan and Principality of Belcadiz.
  • A.C. 896: Chateau d'Amberville disappears from Principality of Nouvelle Averoigne without a trace, taking the d'Ambervilles with it. 
  • A.C. 898: A wave of immigrants enters Glantri. The populations mix, easing racial tension.
  • A.C. 900: Marilenev is a flourishing trade village of 500. Gabronionus IV, emperor of Thyatis, claims all of the Traladaran region as a Thyatian protectorate, conquers Marilenev, and renames it Specularum.
  • A.C. 919: Ellewyck Nackle is born in the gnomish enclave of Highforge.
  • A.C. 920: An economic agreement signed by Glantri and Darokin allows free passage for all merchant caravans business booms in Glantri City. 
  • A.C. 936: Panlannan Daergel, better known as Cupshigh Shortcloak, is born on the flying city of Serraine.
  • A.C. 947: Thralum Redhand is born in Rockhome.
  • A.C. 948: Stefan Karameikos III born. 
  • A.C. 957Anastrianna Nailo born to Gustavus Kessler and Silaqui Nailo
  • A.C. 970: Stefan Karameikos III exchanges ancestral lands with Thincol I, Emperor of Thyatis, for rulership of the Traladaran region. Begins building roads across the duchy and a military to protect it. 
  • A.C. 971: Marilenev Rebellion crushed. 
  • A.C. 970: Anacleto Vigo born in The Principalities of Glantri to House Silverston of Blackhill.
  • A.C. 974: Alhandra bint Yasmira born of mixed race between a Traladara man and a Symbayan woman. In a minor noble house of Thyatis, Lucius Aurelius Longius is born.
  • A.C. 975: Myojo Katayama born in the lands far to the south of the Known World.
  • A.C. 976: Detlev Kessler born to Gustavus Kessler. Far to the south Kyledyr, Son of Maeve is battle born to the Maeve, the warmistress of the Lion Tribe. Somewhere in the Northern Reaches Gyda the Pale is born.
  • A.C. 979: The d’Ambervilles reappear in Nouvelle Averoigne with a new castle. 
  • A.C. 980: Duur'Shaarat born to the goblin tribes of the Caves of Chaos.
  • A.C. 981: Kolivan is born in the Principality of Sablestone.
  • A.C. 987: Sir Urik is born in the Principality of Boldavia.
  • A.C. 988: Brynjolf Hafgrimson is born in the Village of Sudorn
  • A.C. 998: Constantine Lazar is born in the Principality of Fenswick.
  • A.C. 989: Baron Ludwig von Hendriks invades the Five Shires, is repulsed. 
  • A.C. 991: Renard Crott is born to the Lupins of Isoile Valley.
  • A.C. 993: Artair Caird is born in the Principality of Klantyre.
  • A.C. 994: Eelco Willehagen is born in the Principality of Bergdhoven. Erhi is born in the Principality of Krondahar.
  • A.C. 995: A group of heroes form in the Kingdom of Karameikos
  • A.C. 996: The heroes continue their adventures
  • A.C. 997: The heroes try to fullfill a prophecy but ultimately fail during the events of Desert of Desolation adventure. They are never heard from again.
  • A.C. 1000: A group of Strangers are caught up in a plot and sold as gladiator slaves to a Ludi Gladiatorium
  • A.C. 1001: The Adventurers head to Mirros to enlist a captain to continue their voyage.
  • A.C. 1002: The Kingdom of Vestland is in turmoil following the death of their King and his son shortly thereafter. Without a clear line of succession the region is plunged into turmoil.
  • A.C. 1003: The Principality of Bramyra becomes enfeoffed. 
  • A.C. 1004: Tensions with Alphatia increase. The princes enfeoff the Principality of Sablestone
  • A.C. 1005: Known World at war. Alphatian wizards declare war on Glantrian wizards, Thyatis allies with Glantri against Alphatia. Desert nomads invade Darokin. Principality of Morlay-Malinbois is enfeoffed
  • A.C. 1006: Karameikos declares independence from Thyatis. Alfheim corrupted and conquered by shadow elvesA meteor strike creates the Great Crater, leveling Principality of Blackhill and Principality of Caurenze in the process. 
  • A.C. 1007: Refugees from Alfheim (now called Aengmor) settle in Karameikos. Humanoids stream from the Broken Lands into Glantri and Darokin, using the Great Crater as a staging area.
  • A.C. 1008: When plague comes to Glantri, the council lifts its ban on clerics. While Glantri forces the humanoids back to the crater, Thyatis loses ground to Alphatia.
  • A.C. 1009: War between Thyatis and Alphatia concludes with invasion and near-destruction of Thyatis and the sinking of Alphatia’s main island.  
  • A.C. 1009: The Wrath of the Immortals war ends. 
  • A.C. 1010: The Principality of Fenswick is enfeoffed. Karameikan School of Magecraft founded in the Town of Krakatos. Wandering mage Terari made headmaster and Minister of Magic.
  • A.C. 1011: Principality of New Kolland becomes the first humanoid principality. Halflings invade the Black Eagle Barony , capture Ludwig von Hendriks with Stefan’s approval. Von Hendriks later escapes. A group of Companions arrive in Glantri City looking to gain acceptence to the Great School of Magic.
  • A.C. 1012: At the start of this year, King Stefan changes the name of Specularum to Mirros, a Traladaran word for “hope.” Subtle events mold a darker, more sinister Glantri.
  • A.C. 1013: The year begins with catastrophy and war. The turmoil of the preceding years have yet to abate and my nations still feel the sting of loss. In the Heldannic Freeholds the Knights of Vanya start in inquistion meant to cleanse their own ranks. A great fire erupts in the ancient City of Thyatis claiming the lives of thousands and causing millions of gold worth of damage. The Soderfjord Jarldoms begin a bloody purge of monsters from their lands with limited success. The Alphatian Empire, destroyed in the Wrath of the Immortals war, reconstitutes itself under the guidance of Prince Haldemar of Haaken and the aegis of Queen Zynnia of Aquas. The events of the world herald more violent changes across the world but the future of The Principalities of Glantri are being forged at this very moment...
    • Nuwmont (January): The West Side Six are arrested for the murder of Count Strahd von Zarovich as well as a host of other charges relating to their exploits surrounding his death.
    • Vatermont (February): As a prelude for a more personal task, a mysterious patron asks the Companions to aid an elven fellowship in locationg The Throne of the Emerlas. They are successful in their task and are gifted a finely crafted bow and Twenty Arrows.
    • Thaumont (March): Students on spring break trying to take advantage of the last chance to skate on the frozen canals suffer a great tragedy. An early thaw this year contributes to the ice breaking early on the main canal and nineteen students drown in the incident.
    • Flaurmont (April): The Companions are summoned before the Council of Princes to answer the charges before them. They enlist the services of the Guild of Spokesmen to allow them to continue their adventures as the trial plays out in their absence. They begin the delve into the Wizard Warrens to locate the offspring of Warlord Aszok the Godsighted and Mistress Lurkana. The hopes that their son, Doomcrown can claim his father's title of warlord and hold the Legion of Aszok together and keep Crown Haven free from the control of more sinister cabals.
    • Yarthmont (May): Partial ecilpse of the full moon is observed in The Principalities of Glantri, Kingdom of Karameikos and the Republic of Darokin. Lycanthrope activity increases dramatically throughout the three regions. Oddly, this eclipse was not foreseen by astrologers.
    • Klarmont (June): The Companions are finally brought to trial before the Council of Princes. Their weeks of campaigning for their innocence bears fruit as they are found not-guilty. The trial was ultimately revealed to be a pretext for Prince Morphail Gorevitch-Woszlany to obtain knowledge of the Dayheart and give him mastery over the bane of his existence; the sun.
    • Felmont (July): In Glantri City, the escape of a giant Tarantella spider results in more than a hundred victims succumbing to its magical poison. The poison causes the irresistible urge to dance to exhaustion, with the magical effect of causing onlookers to begin to dance as well. Dozens were injured due to the uncontrolled capering. Mages from the Great School of Magic and the School of Magecraft in the Kingdom of Karameikos set out from Mirros on a joint expedition to find and study The Great Behemoth that has plaqued the seas since 1010 AD. Lady Wynlyn Moonstar reveals herself as the benefactor that arranged the events of The Throne of the Emerlas. She uses her grandnephew as an agent to enlist the help of the Companions to help with a old family secret.
    • Fyrmont (August): An outbreak of plaque in the Principality of Morlay-Malinbois is quickly dealt with by priests of Asterius, brought into the principality by Prince Malachie du Marais. Mild eruptions of Mount Skullhorn in The Principalities of Glantri is reported by citizens of the Principality of Bramyra. After weeks of exploration the Companions finally receive information regarding the location of Doomcrown from agents of House Auvryndar. They enter into tense negotiations with Matron Vlonwlev Auvryndar in an attempt to assuage the Matron's anger over their involvement with the death of four of her children.
    • Ambyrmont (September): A battle between Shadow elves and a large band of humanoids alongside the Vesubian River in The Broken Lands cause a massive mud and rock slide that blocks the river. This causes floods along much of the primary caravan route between Darokin and Glantri. After many battles and much effort the Companions were able to complete the task set before them by Matron Vlonwelv. They have defeated Murial the Misshapen and retrieved his sword as proof of their victory.
    • Sviftmont (October): The Companions are visited once again by a man know as The Abbot. He comes seeking the return of certain relics entrusted to the care of the Heroes of Barovia. He is intially rebuked and sent on his way. After much reflection, the Heroes decide to travel to Barovia and return the items. A festival day is declared to continue annually remembering all those who sacrificed to see the people of Barovia free from the Devil Strahd. A buildup of gases in the sewers of Thyatis result in a series of fourteen explosions that rip apart twenty blocks of a newly rebuilt residential district on the city's west side. The explosions kill hundreds and injure thousands, with many still missing. Princess Tanadaleyo of the Shadow Elves invites certain Alfheim refugess to visit Rafielton to discuss the future of Canolbart Forest
    • Eirmont (November): Eelco Willehagen, Kolivan and Baik Telor receive an invitation to enroll in the Dweomercore deep within the Wizard Warrens. The party finishes tasks on the surface and descent into the warrens late in the month to investigate this invitation. Discovery of a conspiracy against the life of King Finn of Ostland leads to over thirty arrests and many are found guilty and executed. A great fire in Freiburg, captial of the Heldannic Freeholds destroys over a hundred houses, arson is suspected. A magnificent temple decicated to Vanya is completed in Thyatis after nearly a decade of work. A delegation of Alfheim refugees return to the Estate of Radlebb after negotiating with Princess Tanadaleyo in Rafielton over the fate of Canolbarth Forest. They announce that the Shadow Elves would like to consider a partnership with the Alfheim elves to preserve the dying forest. In Wendar an elven forester announces the discovery of a type of tree bearing magical healing fruit deep with Wendar's forests. The announcement sparks a rush of treasure seekers into the wilderness. Villagers in the Wufwolde Hills in the Kingdom of Karameikos speak of flocks of winged creatures preying upon their livestock. King Stefan Karameikos calls for adventurers to investigate these claims.
    • Kaldmont (December):
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