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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.
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