The Widow Harun
What follows is a history of the Forgotten Realms focused specifically on the nations and peoples of The Tuigan Empire and its surrounding areas. Much of this is official material; elsewhere, it is my own invention. In such cases I have attempted to reconcile events in my own campaign with the official Realms chronology. Characters from other regions, therefore, will find that everything they know about historical events remains accurate.
The Days of Thunder
The Dawn Ages
-31000. The first Dragons are spawned in a meteor shower.
-30700. A vanished avian race creates the first Wyverns.
-27000. The first Elves are gated into Faerun to fight the Dragons.
-26000. Ogres are created by a union between two gods of giant-kin.
The First Flowering
-23200. Much of The Shaar is now forested, a part of an ancient kingdom of Drow, then known as Dark Elves. Some ruins found there date to this period.
-22500. An ancient kingdom of Moon Elves now exists in The Shaar also. Some ruins found there date to this period.
-20000. Inter-elven conflict between the kingdoms of The Shaar. Some ruins found there date to this period.
-16000. The first Dwarves appear in The Yehimal. Whether they came from below (in the Underdark), from above (in Realmspace), or were created on the spot in Moradin’s legendary forge is unknown, but there may well be ancient Dwarven ruins in these wild mountains even today.
-15000. Bhaerynden, beneath The Shaar, is now the first great Dwarven kingdom in Faerun.
The Crown Wars
The Founding Time
-8900. Tuigan tribes settle The Endless Waste from the east.
-8800. The caverns of Bhaerynden collapse, forming The Great Rift.
-8350. In the area of present-day Raurin, the first Imaskari settlements appear, whose people were emigrant Durpari tribes. This era of early Imaskar is referred to as the Nemrut Period, after an early chieftain of these villages.
-8123. Imaskari mages invent the extradimensional space.
-7975. Inupras is founded in Imaskar. The first Imaskari Emperor is Lord Artificer Umyatin. His ascension begins the Early Dynastic period in Imaskar.
-7891. Imaskar conquers a kobold empire called Zexthandrim on the northern slopes of The Mountains of Copper.
-7600. Dwarves repopulate The Great Rift.
-7403. Zexthandrim rebels against Imaskar and is utterly destroyed. The location of its ruins is known today to the Dwarves of The Mountains of Copper.
-7100. Imaskar conquers the steppe. The Tuigan are now paying tribute to the Imaskari emperors. At its height at this time, Imaskar also includes The Golden Water and present-day Mulhorand, Ra-Khati, Ulgarth and The Katakoro Shan. The Imaskari construct enormous portals called Bukhara Spires to move their forces.
-6422. Solon is founded by the Imaskari, but Inupras is abandoned after an infestation of demons. This begins the period of Imaskari civilization called the Middle Kingdoms. Lower Imaskar is ruled from Solon while the capital of Upper Imaskar is Thakos, at present-day Saikhoi in Ra-Khati.
-6000. Shaaran tribes settle the plains of The Shaar.
-5000. Raumvira barbarians, led by a chieftain called Shemen, settle the area of present-day Rashemen. By the time of his death they are calling themselves the Rashemi.
-4370. Plague in Imaskar. This begins the period of Imaskari civilization known as Shartra (darkness).
-4366. In response to manpower shortages caused by plague, Lord Artificer Khotan, Emperor of Lower Imaskar, abducts thousands of human slaves via an interplanetary portal, and seals them off from their gods in the process. The descendants of these people will soon be known as the Mulan.
-3920. The Late Period of Imaskari civilization.
-3891. Lord Artificer Omanond, having reunified Imaskar and reestablished Inupras as its capital, orders the creation of the seven artifacts called the Imaskarcana.
-3234. Metos is founded by the Imaskari.
-3149. The gnome kingdom of Songfarla is founded in The Sunrise Mountains by escaped Netherese slaves.
The Age of Humanity
-2650. Bhaluin is founded by the Imaskari.
-2550. The Great Glacier is created.
-2489. The gods of the Mulan find a way into Faerun and appear in Imaskar as vengeful avatars of themselves, arriving initially in The Teyla Shan before descending to the plains of Imaskar to rally their people.
-2488. Lord Artificer Yuvaraj, last Emperor of Imaskar, is killed by the Mulan deity Horus. Inupras is destroyed. Its present location is the ruin known as The Palace of the Purple Emperor. Imaskar falls, and Raurin is created and begins to spread. Beneath The Giant’s Belt, the Imaskari artificer Hilather escapes by entering Temporal Stasis inside a secret military bunker. Elsewhere, another artificer named Ilphemon leads a number of followers to safety in the Underdark, where they found Deep Imaskar. The Golden Water falls back into barbarism.
-2487. At Thakos, modern-day Saikhoi in Ra-Khati, another Imaskari artificer named Kujawa establishes Anok-Imaskar in the area of present-day Shou Lung.
-2320. Rashemi barbarians led by a cheiftain named Soss settle the area of modern-day Sossal to trade with arctic Dwarves.
-2300. Kujawa expands his realm over all the current borders of Shou Lung.
-2135. Skuld is founded in Mulhorand.
-2087. Unthalass is founded in Unther.
-1967. The first war between Unther and Mulhorand, which is fought over The River of Swords, features the employment of Rashemi, Raumviran, Sossrim and Nar barbarians as mercenaries. These and later battlegrounds are still scattered around the border region, littered with ancient treasure.
-1943. Anok-Imaskar collapses into warring states.
-1922. Mulhorand skirmishes with Durpari tribes.
-1887. The warring states are unified into Shou Lung.
-1648. The ancestors of the Ulutiuns migrate from Kara-Tur to their present range, crossing Sossal in the process.
-1500. Mulhorand annexes Murghom and Raurin. Unther annexes the eastern Shaar.
-1482. Mulhorand annexes Semphar.
-1365. The Emperor Tan Chin creates The Dragonwall of Shou Lung.
-1289. Tan Chin is deposed and flees to Raurin, where he searches for Imaskari artifacts with which to take revenge.
-1076. The Orcgate Wars erupt as renegade Mulhorandi wizards employ Imaskari magic to open a portal to a world of gray Orcs. The hordes overrun Mulhorand and Unther before they are defeated. Barbarians, now including the Turami tribes ancestral to the Gezerite people, are again employed as mercenaries, as recorded on The Stone of Kest.
-1064. Their experience of war with the Orcs prompts Nar tribes to coalesce into a number of states including Ashanath, whose capital of Shaundalar is a twin city built around opposite ends of a portal connecting Ashanath with The Council Hills.
-946. Shaundalar is destroyed, leaving half its people marooned in The Council Hills. Narfell is founded in the north by survivors of this and other Nar kingdoms.
-900. Raumvira tribes establish Raumathar, with Winterkeep as capitol.
-734. Gilgeam becomes god-king of Unther.
-690. Lapaliiya is established, with Sheirtalar as capitol.
-634. In Deep Imaskar, Ilphemon’s line is ended when his family is slaughtered by necromancers.
-623. War breaks out between Narfell and Raumathar, which will continue for five centuries more. This conflict leaves behind numerous battlefields, ruined fortresses, and various bizarre installations related to demon-summoning and construct creation. These sites, still filled with ancient treasure and bizarre killing machines, are still scattered across the north. In The Golden Water, Durpar is founded by its first Maharaja, Udandwi.
-496. Many Deep Gnomes migrate to Songfarla.
-425. The Mulhorandi city of Sekras, a den of were-crocodile cultists at the present-day location of The Forbidden Steppe, is destroyed by Paladins of Osiris for the first time.
-373. In The Shaar, Lhesper is founded.
-339. Halruaa is settled when the archwizard Raumark leads a large group of refugees south from Netheril aboard skyships.
-300. Raumathar rescues Sossal from an invasion of frost Giants.
-280. Almorel is founded by the Raumvira.
-256. In The Golden Water, the prophet Satama begins preaching the faith of The Adama, which teaches that all things in Faerun, including the so-called gods, are manifestations of one divine being. His travels take him as far north as the borderlands of eastern Mulhorand, where he spends some years preaching to the Gezerite tribes there.
-252. Satama becomes Maharaja of Durpar.
-241. Veldorn is founded by human tribesmen.
-236. In the area of present-day Estagund and Var the Golden, human tribesmen found the nation of Gundavar.
-229. Gundavar, Durpar and Veldorn establish an alliance. The Durpari tribes have now emerged from their barbarism after the fall of Imaskar.
-162. Estagund separates from Gundavar.
-160-150. Narfell and Raumathar fight an apocalyptic final war which destroys both empires. A sisterhood of witches in established in Rashemen to preserve the magical lore of Raumathar. On The Endless Waste, Tuigan drive the Raumvira off the steppes and into their present-day lands.
-112. After war with Estagund, Gundavar is now called Var the Golden. Worship of The Adama is now the state religion.
-83. Ulgarthan barbarians begin raiding The Golden Water. At this time the Ulgarthan people are a warlike, fiercely paternalistic tribal confederation living in the mountains and dry hills of Thommar, from where they strike at all the surrounding lands with increasing frequency over the following centuries. Raids remain a problem for more than a thousand years, and many ruins from this period can still be found in the area.
-75. In The Sharawood, The Witches of Rashemen create a dracolich known as The Everlasting Wyrm to guard the prison of Eltab, a demon they have bound there after expelling him from Rashemen.
-69. The diminished Nar inhabitants of Shaundalar in The Council Hills are joined by many Illuskan humans arriving through a portal. These people are now called the Arkaiun ethnic group, and will go on to settle Dambrath.
106. The demon Eltab is freed from his prison beneath The Sharawood by crusaders of Myrkul. With these followers, Eltab seizes Shaundalar and founds the Theocracy of Eltabranar, which eventually controls most of the eastern Shaar. Some ruins from this period can still be found.
128. The Imaskari artificer Hilather emerges from his bunker and begins a life of exploration. Upon settling in the area of present-day Waterdeep, he will eventually become known as Halaster.
142. Assur becomes the first of the cities of Veldorn to fall under monstrous control when beholder clans descend from The Curna Mountains to conquer the area.
143. Durpari forces unsuccessfully attempt to oust the beholders from Veldorn.
147. In Veldorn, Vaelantar and Ormpe fall to the beholders. The Maharaja of Durpar coins the term ‘Land of Monsters’ for Veldorn.
153. In Veldorn, several demons seize Ormpe from the beholders.
202-204. After warfare, Eltabranar is destroyed by Unther and Mulhorand. Eltab is imprisoned beneath Thay.
211. The Arkaiuns of The Council Hills are driven out by Untheric and Mulhorandi forces and move south, where they will eventually found Dambrath.
212. Durpar unsuccessfully invades Veldorn again.
245. In Veldorn, Vaelan is conquered by wererats.
300. By this time, the Shoon Imperium based in Calimshan now controls all of the western Shaar.
316. Dwarves of The Great Rift found the city of Kholtar in The Shaar.
331. The various Sossrim tribes are united into the nation of Sossal.
428. The Maharaja of Durpar dies without an heir. A High Council of prominent merchants is established to rule in the interim.
435. The cities of The Shaar rebel against the Shoon Imperium.
438. The Shoon Imperium sacks the cities of The Shaar in reprisal, but soon withdraws from the region for other reasons.
447. In Durpar, the High Council, now composed of representatives of various merchant houses called Chakas, is now the legitimate government.
451. The Shoon complete their withdrawal from The Shaar.
554. Civil war in Var the Golden.
557. A Supreme Potentate is selected for Var the Golden, ending war there and cementing the present political system.
621. Many groups of Ffolk originating in the Moonshae Isles first raid and then colonize The Utter East, subjugating the indigenous Mar tribes. In the centuries following, the Ffolk settle widely, establishing five kingdoms. Though all their realms are based on a priestly-warrior aristocracy at the top of a race-based caste system, the degree of intermarriage between Ffolk and Mar people varies widely from place to place, leading eventually to great differences in culture and appearance, especially along line of social class. In addition, Yak Men become secretly influential throughout the southern realms, and bizarre religions soon flourish here thanks to the intersection of northern druidic beliefs with the strange mysticism of neighboring Tabot. In modern-day Ulgarth, the princely states ruled by the Mar have now been engaged in serious warfare with Ulgarthan tribesmen from the hills of Thommar for centuries. Some states have been overthrown and are now Ulgarthan.
640. In The Shaar, Lhesper is destroyed by rampaging gnolls. Refugees found Shaarmid further north. By this time the original Lapal ethnic group is largely subsumed by Shaaran, Tashalan and Calishite influences.
643. A Mulhorandi wizard named Nezram abandons his tower near Azulduth, intending to explore the planes.
648-657. In The Utter East, a series of conflicts known as The Bloodforge Wars erupt after the unearthing of ancient artifacts called Bloodforges, which can be used to create enchanted golems. Sages note that the locations of some Bloodforges are close to the legendary peaks said to hide Moradin’s Forge, the supposed birthplace of the Dwarves.
656. Sheirtalar becomes capital of Lapaliiya.
657. In The Utter East, the Bloodforge Wars devolve into chaos and anarchy as plagues of undead, demons and uncontrolled constructs roam freely. The Grand Caliph of Zakhara intervenes with a massive fleet and invasion force, which levels vast swathes of the five realms and eventually compels the warring parties to disarm. In the centuries following, the region settles slowly into its present configuration. In Ulgarth, the catastrophe inflicted on the Mar states to the south spells doom for the remaining Mar princely states that have resisted the Ulgarthan hill tribes. By this time, an embryonic Ulgarthan nation has seized much of the area of present-day Ulgarth and overthrows the remaining princely states over the next 200 years. Thommar itself remains the wild, tribal homeland of the Ulgarthan people, source of armies and mercenaries for the wealthy, assimilated Ulgarthan states to the south, but life here still passes much as it always has.
681. Nezram’s tower is destroyed by a green dragon, scattering his remaining family.
731. In Unther, The Citadel of Black Ash is founded on the site of a defeated dragon’s lair.
802. Dambrathan miners discover Drow beneath their nation. Conflict begins.
831. The Arkaiun people of Dambrath are defeated by the Drow and their human allies, who now rule.
902. In the province of Unther that is now Chessenta, the polymorphed dragon Tchazzar becomes ruler of Cimbar.
917. Windyn Balindre, a merchant of Impiltur, pioneers the route of The Golden Way to Kara-Tur. He is unlikely to have been the first man to make the trip, but the caravan route takes off after his return in 920.
922. Thay is founded after a rebellion against Mulhorand led by Red Wizards.
929. Chessenta is founded after a rebellion against Unther led by Tchazzar.
The Present Age
1002. Peace between Durpar and Ulgarth. In Ulgarth itself, the former patchwork of princely states ruled by Mar has completely disappeared, replaced by an Ulgarthan kingdom. Mar people remain a substantial minority here, primarily as farmers and merchants.
1018. Tchazzar disappears from Chessenta. In The Shaar, the kingdom of Pelevaran is destroyed by dracoliches.
1026. Durpar purchases the throne of Estagund. This begins a period of renaissance that sees the founding of the Maquar and the reorganization of Estagund into its present configuration.
1046. In Veldorn, Vaelan is destroyed by the Mulhorandi.
1048. Saed, a member of the High Council of Durpar, becomes a vampire and relocates to the ruins of Vaelan, from where he eventually unifies all the monstrous warlords of Veldorn.
1099. Merchants from The Golden Water make the first modern contact with Zakhara.
1102. Durpar begins to reconquer the monster-infested cities of Veldorn. First the beholders and then the demons are expelled into the mountains.
1117. Chessenta begins to break up into city-states.
1147. The first Overking of Lapaliiya is crowned.
1152. The monstrous warlords of Veldorn unite against Durpar and inaugurate their mutual defense pact.
1183. The city of Sekras is destroyed again by paladins of Osiris and abandoned. Its Werecrocodiles relocate to the Adder Swamp of Chessenta.
1184. A polymorphed dragon becomes the Supreme Potentate of Var the Golden.
1281. Durpar and Estagund unsuccessfully attempt to clear monsters from Veldorn.
1319. In Sossal, the rule of kings is replaced by that of a druid circle.
1322. The Great Bone Wyrm emerges in Chessenta.
The Time of Yamun Khahan
1335. Yamun Khahan becomes Khan of the Tuigan.
1357. Birth of Jebe Khan and Subedei Khatun in The Endless Waste.
1358. Yamun Khahan unites the tribes of The Endless Waste under the leadership of his own Tuigan tribe.
1359. Yamun Khahan leads the Horde to battle. Semphar and points east are conquered. The nomads launch an invasion of The Western Realms. In Unther, The Citadel of Black Ash becomes the last redoubt of the nation’s discredited priesthood and their military lackeys. After this time, there are two factions in Unther. The regular forces of the nation that still resist Mulhorand are led from the capital, Messemprar. Other, irregular forces, including monsters, are loyal to The Citadel of Black Ash, whose leaders eventually fall under demon control.
1360. Death of Yamun Khahan in battle in Thesk, and scattering of his army. Some Tuigan remain in Thesk as bandits. Birth of Alaqai in Semphar. Solon conquers Ra-Khati.
The Time of Hubadai Khahan
1360-1372. Chaos in The Endless Waste as the defeated army of Yamun Khahan filters back to the steppe. Rogue elements take up banditry to survive or attempt to resume their former places in a much-impoverished society.
1361. Solon conquers Khazari and several Shou cities.
1362. The Tuigan are expelled from Semphar. Hubadai and Alaqai return to The Endless Waste. The most powerful group of Tuigan remaining in Faerun, the bandits occupying Tammar in Thesk, are defeated by Orcs of the Zhentarim. Very small bands of Tuigan fighters remain in Thesk as highwaymen until 1372, when the last are defeated. The Raja of Solon is killed in Skarou.
1363. A kuriltai in The Endless Waste proclaims Hubadai the next Khahan. Yaimmunahar is founded on the site of Hubadai’s ordu. Many craftsmen captured from Semphar and the east are housed there.
1367. The former ordu of Hubadai is now the city of Kourmira.
1368. Death of Hubadai in Yaimmunahar. There are no more Khahans, but strongmen and distant relatives hold the people together for some time.
1369. By this time there are permanent enclaves of western traders resident in Almorel and Kourmira.
1370. Birth of Danilo Volo and Massimo Volo in Waterdeep. Durpari traders are now dealing with Maztica.
1371. Shaliim becomes Overking of Lapaliiya. Mulhorand invades Unther.
The Time of Jebe Khan
1372. Marriage of Jebe Khan and Subedei Khatun in The Endless Waste. Their ordu begins migrating south. Deep Imaskar ends its self-imposed isolation. Four powerful demons of chaos from an alternate cosmos force their way into Faerun. Each in their own way, they begin a long campaign to supplant and destroy the indigenous Faerunian gods. In Unther, The Citadel of Black Ash is buried by a volcanic eruption caused by one of these demons. The irregular forces previously loyal to the Citadel are now wholly under demon control. This horde, stranded entirely behind the Mulhorandi lines, fights a guerrilla campaign against the occupiers. Masquerading as a newly arrived paladin named Richelieu, its demon master subverts the Untheric leaders in Messemprar and convinces them to launch a campaign of reconquest. This quickly reignites wholesale war, which seesaws back and forth in the border region for many years.
1372-1380. The ordu expands rapidly and grows wealthy from horse breeding and adventures. A demon-influenced rebellion in Mulhorand, and chronic war between Unther and Mulhorand, provide mercenary employment for the riders of the ordu. The ordu massacres many farmers and destroys many towns and villages on both sides of the border. The ordu participates in the sacking of the Mulhorandi baronial fortress that stands above present-day Rurikan. By this time the contributions of the Tuigan have begun to tip the balance of power toward Mulhorand. Unther is steadily pushed back.
1373. By this time Durpari traders have established profitable routes to Waterdeep, Zakhara, and The Utter East. An unexplained meteor shower is seen as a bad omen across Faerun. Tchazzar the red dragon again becomes ruler of Chessenta.
1374. There is now a Red Wizard enclave in Kourmira.
1375. The Emperor of Tu-Lung visits Mulhorand in disguise. Civil war breaks out in Thay as the Zulkir Szass Tam makes a grab for power with his legions of undead.
1377. Birth of Jochi in the Mulhorandi border waste. The ordu now includes many followers and freed slaves.
1378. Yaimmunahar is destroyed by rival tribes, its warlords scattered. Kourmira is leveled and its people slaughtered or enslaved by the other tribes. The teenage Alaqai gathers an ordu of loyal followers, including the last of her father’s Noyan, and escapes onto the steppe, where she will live as a hunted woman until 1400, continually fending off suitors who wish to possess her as a symbol of authority.
1379. Jochi, age two, is sent into The Shaar to be fostered by allied Cheetah tribesmen, to keep him safe from the war. In Unther, Messemprar falls to Mulhorand. All of Unther’s regular forces are now defeated. Threskel is now ruled a dracolich called the Great Bone Wyrm. Regular skirmishing and dragon raids remain a problem in both lands.
1380. Battle of The Green Lands. The ordu of Jebe Khan, now huge, helps to encircle and destroy a motley horde of Untheric irregulars led by demon-influenced rebel generals. Jebe Khan confronts the demon controlling Richelieu, which almost kills him before it is driven from the field. The Khan and the demon make an appointment for single combat eighteen years hence before the latter escapes. With the death of these irreconcilables, Unther formally surrenders to Mulhorand. In victory negotiations with Pharaoh Horustep III, Jebe Khan purchases the territories that would become The Tuigan March and Rurikan for cash. Rurikan he gives to Rurik as a royal gift, making him simultaneously a Loyal Noyan and the vassal of Horustep III. The Tuigan March he retains for his own rule. Now a sprawling tent city, the ordu is renamed Jebekhanbalik. The Dwarves of The Great Rift are granted all the Underdark territories beneath Tuigan land, in perpetuity. The expansion of the Great Rift Dwarves begins.
The Tuigan March
1380-present day. War consumes the Underdark as the Dwarves of The Great Rift relentlessly expand into the territories they’ve been granted. Adventurers all over Faerun find profitable employment with their Department of Reclamation.
1381. Birth of Batu in Jebekhanbalik. Rurikan is established as a tent city of captured craftsmen and their Tuigan overseers on the plain below the ruined Mulhorandi fortress at the base of The Dragonsword Mountains. Many Shou leave Thesk due to famine, with large numbers establishing themselves in Tuigan areas.
1382. Birth of Ogedei and Borte in Jebekhanbalik. Construction of Demonblood Dam by friendly stone Giants in The Uthangol Mountains.
1382-1398. The Demonwar breaks out as paladins of law from another cosmos now pursue the demons into Faerun with fire and sword. Jebe Khan joins their crusade and is occupied by the fighting in Rethild, The Shaar, The Endless Waste, Thay and elsewhere, leaving Subedei Khatun as de facto ruler in Jebekhanbalik. Aided by a demon, Thulgrim seizes power in Thay, causing Szass Tam to resume a low profile for some years.
1383. Batu, age two, is sent into The Shaar to be fostered by allied Hyena tribesmen, to shelter him from the war. The crusading Dwarves of The Great Rift reunite with the Duergar after learning the truth about the separation of the races.
1384. Birth of Kublai in Jebekhanbalik.
1392. Marriage of Jochi and Apsara in The Shaar.
1393. Birth of Arigh Boke in The Shaar. Arigh Boke elected chief of the Shaaran Cheetah tribe.
The Tuigan Empire
1393-1398. Fulfilling a promise he made to the paladins of law, Jebe Khan spends five years living in the Raurin desert as a hermit, training his mind and body for his upcoming single combat with the last of the demons of chaos. In the outside world, The Demonwar is winding down as the paladins ruthlessly press and destroy the last of their foes one by one. By 1398, only one remains.
1395. Jochi leads the Shaaran Cheetah tribe and great numbers of Tuigan on the first of The Great Raids against the border cities of the The Shaar. Hardcastle, Torsh, Innarlith, and Derlusk are sacked.
1396. The lands of The Border Kingdoms lying south of The River Scelptar are sacked by Jochi and his horde.
1397. Marriage of Batu and Ouattara in The Shaar. Birth of Mongke in The Shaar. Massimo Volo, after quarreling with his brother, leaves The Western Realms and comes to Rurikan, soon establishing himself as a wealthy trader.
1398. Marriage of Borte and Horustep III in Mulhorand. Jebe Khan kills the last of the demons in single combat at Demonblood Dam. Rurikan is now very wealthy from its trade in magic.
1399. Birth of Ilderim in Mulhorand. The Mulhorandi occupying force suspiciously withdraws. With the complicity of Mulhorand, Jebe Khan conquers and destroys the remnant of Unther. In numerous massacres, its cities are laid siege and its countryside depopulated. Tuigan begin filtering into the wastelands in search of living space. Jebe Khan annexes Raurin.
1400. Kublai returns to The Endless Waste with a small ordu. Alaqai is now the last surviving descendant of Yamun Khahan. Sheik Ar-Rabi meets Jebe Khan for the first time in southern Murghom.
1401. Marriage of Ogedei and Hoda in Semphar.
1402. Marriage of Kublai and Alaqai in The Endless Waste. Birth of Timur in their ordu on the steppe.
1403. Birth of Jahan in The Tuigan March.
1408. Marriage of Arigh Boke and Anawat in The Shaar. Birth of Yakub in The Shaar.
1410. The teenage Mongke becomes chieftain of the Shaaran Hyena tribe. Batu leads the Hyena tribe and great numbers of Tuigan on the second of The Great Raids against the border cities of The Shaar. Delzimmer, Three Swords, Channathgate, Rethmar and Kormul are sacked.
1411. Marriage of Mongke and Artusas in The Shaar.
1413. Mongke conquers Veldorn with Durpari allies. Many of the beast chiefdoms, such as the vampires and beholders, are simply exterminated; others, such as the minotaurs, join Mongke‘s forces.
1414. Mongke and the allied humanoids of Veldorn betray his Durpari allies and seize all of Durpar north of The Liontongue River.
1415. Marriage of Mongke and Shatila in Ulgarth. A kuriltai in The Endless Waste elects Kublai the Khan of Khans.
1416. Birth of Drasna in Ulgarth. Tewodros of Gezer sends The Dragon Embassy to Jebe Khan.
1417. Marriage of Yakub and Anepthis in The Shaar. Yakub elected Khan of all Shaarans. Death of Drasna Bluemantle in Ulgarth. Drasna becomes King of Ulgarth with his father Mongke as Regent. Death of Jebe Khan in Jebekhanbalik. Jebekhanbalik is renamed Khatunbalik, with Subedei Khatun again in control. A kuriltai in The Tuigan March elects Kublai Great Khan of The Tuigan Empire.
1418. Mongke’s Tuigan, Shaaran and Ulgarthan forces, with the aid of banner units composed of humanoids from Veldorn, raid The Utter East for the first time. The attacks would continue every year thereafter. In The Shaar, Yakub leads a vast horde of Shaaran and Tuigan riders on the third of The Great Raids against the border cities. His forces pass to the north and south of the plains.
1419. Death of Horustep III in Mulhorand. Civil war in Mulhorand. Ilderim‘s half-brothers are defeated by a Tuigan intervention, urged by Borte. Ilderim proclaimed Pharaoh of Mulhorand. In The Shaar, the two halves of Yakub’s horde converge on Sheirtalar and sack the city.
1420. Murghom is conquered by Tuigan and Mulhorandi forces and given to Mulhorand. In The Shaar, Yakub’s horde seizes all of Lapaliiya north of The River Talar.
1422. Semphar is conquered by Tuigan and Mulhorandi forces. Following a period of chaos in the sprawling family of the late Caliph Abu Bakr, the teenage Jahan emerges as a consensus candidate for the throne and becomes Caliph of Semphar. The 19 year old Jahan is now a vassal of his 24 year old cousin Ilderim.
1423. Claiming the city as his due for assisting Sheik Ar-Rabi with the fighting in Murghom and Semphar, Mongke seizes the vale of Solon from the token forces of Raurin occupying it, and adds the city to his own realm of Ulgarth.
1424. In The Shaar, Yakub leads another horde on the fourth and last of The Great Raids against the border cities. Sheirtalar is leveled. Yakub decrees there should be no rebuilding in any of the border cities.
1426. Death of Subedei Khatun in Khatunbalik. Death of Kublai in The Endless Waste. A kuriltai in The Tuigan March elects Timur, then 24 years old, Great Khan of The Tuigan Empire.
1427. The campaign year.
The month of Hammer. Death of Massimo Volo in Rurikan.
The month of Ches. Llewellyn, Kerri and Stedd depart Waterdeep.
Tarsakh 10. Llewellyn, Kerri and Stedd arrive at Ormpur.
Tarsakh 11. Llewellyn, Kerri and Stedd depart Ormpur for Shaarmid.
Tarsakh 25. Llewellyn, Kerri and Stedd arrive at Shaarmid.
Greengrass. Anawat defeats Artusas in a high-stakes horse race at the fair in Shaarmid.