Age of Darkness:
1 -???AC ( Age of Dragons)
1-300 AC Shadow
Years. The world was reshaped.
New mountains arose; elder
mountains fell; seas rushed in. Famine and plague spread across the world. Krynn
became a place of distrust and hatred. Every fallen race blamed others for the
world's pain. All Good priests, knights, and mages went into hiding.
3-140 AC The
Dark Queen Finds Istar.
The Temple of Istar was not
destroyed, but gated to the Infernal Realms where Takhisis found it. For years
she pondered the possibilities, sending agents abroad through Krynn to gauge the
opportunities in the world.
39 AC Dwarfgate
The men and hill dwarves of Xak
Tsaroth fled southward, seeking refuge in Thorbardin. The mountain dwarves
barred their gates and turned back the refugees with sword and spear. Then the
evil mage Fistandantilus built the magical fortress of Zhaman in the shadow of
the mountains. From there, he waged war on Thorbardin. When at last his defeat
was certain, he obliterated his tower with spell power, forming Skullcap.
141 AC The Stone
Using the Foundation Stone from
the ruined Temple of Istar, Takhisis opened a gateway back to Krynn. She carried
the Stone from the Blood Sea and planted it in the remote vale of Neraka. There,
it grew into a dark version of the Temple of Istar.
For ten years, the Dark Queen
wandered the lands in disguise. She delved into the remote netheriands and
depths of Krynn to find and awaken the Evil dragons and prepare them for her
dark work. Then she returned to Neraka and, from there, to her home in the
Infernal Realms in the Abyss.
157 AC Berem
Finds the Stone.
The young hunter Berem and his
sister Jasla discovered the Foundation Stone. Berem coveted the gems in the
stone and pried one lose. Jasla counselled him against it. They struggled and
Jasla struck her head on the foundation stone. She died. Fearing discovery,
Berem fled with the gem hidden in a pocket of his tunic. The gem bonded with the
man's flesh, becoming imbedded in his chest. Jasla's spirit was drawn into the
Foundation Stone, occupying the void left when Berem stole the stone.
210 AC Takhisis
Finds the Gate Barred.
Because the Foundation Stone
stood incomplete, Takhisis could no longer use it as a gate. Her sleepless
senses searched through the land to discover the reason for the stone's
disfunction. She soon tracked down Berem and learned of his capricious acts.
287 AC Dragon
Evil dragons raided the homes
of Good dragons and stole their eggs. They hid the eggs beneath the flaming
mountains called the Lords of Doom.
296 AC The Oath.
Takhisis awakened the Good
dragons and presented them with an ultimatum. They would remain out of the
coming war that Takhisis had planned, or have their precious eggs crushed.
Knowing they could not hatch such a store of eggs for another century, the Good
dragons swore noninvolvement in the coming war. Takhisis promised the reurn of
their eggs once the war had concluded.
Agents of Evil.
Takhisis sent secret minions
and worshippers to search for the gemstone man. She needed him to complete the
Foundation Stone so that she could reenter the world. Berem fled from Takhisis,
entering Tarsis and Barter and Thorbardin. In the last of these, he was caught
by Daergar and thrown in a dungeon to rot. But the gem sustained Berem for
nearly fifty years in the dark. In those dungeons, not even the Dark Queen could
Dragons Gather; Dragonlords Made.
At their queen's direction, the
Evil dragons formed an unholy alliance with wicked men and ogres. These barbaric
men and brutal ogres became the dragons' commanders and masters. The Highlords,
as they were called, proved as willing and able to torture their own forces as
well as those they conquered.
337 AC Sanction
and Estwilde Corrupted.
The blight of darkness in
Neraka verged into the neighboring nations. Takhisis established the
lava-besieged town of Sanction as her major port city. The Evil humans and
humanoids of Estwilde became reluctant reserves for the Dark Queen's armies.
Dragonarmies Offer Alliance.
The dragonarmies offered
alliance to the lands of Kern, Khur, Blode, and the Pirate Isles, an offer they
swiftly accepted, knowing refusal meant death.
Takhisis taught a dark mage and
an Evil priest the ceremony for creating draconians. By corrupting the stolen
eggs of Good dragons, the mage and priest raised an army of dragonmen from a
single egg. The first to be created were the baaz and the kapak; the bozak,
sivak, and aurak came later.
343-347 AC Evil
Marshals its Forces.
Takhisis and her generals
trained their army of human rogues and cutthroats, goblins, hobgoblins, and
ogres. Violence occurred among the allies of Evil, fights that weeded out the
weak. At last Takhisis judged her troops ready.
348 AC War of
the Lance Begins.
In spring, the Dragonarmies
poured eastward from the Khalkist mountains to overrun Nordmaar and Balifor and
to threaten lands beyond. Silvanesti accepted emissaries of the Highlords, who
swore that the elves need not worry for the safety of their lands.
Flushed with victories, the
dragonarmies turned south on a "routine patrol" and attacked Silvanesti's
northern border. Losses were heavy on both sides. Elves lured their foe into
ambush. Takhisis committed the rest of her troops to the battle and the forest
border was ravaged. Supplies low, the elves retreated to Silvanost, where they
stood a good chance of outlasting the siege. However, King Lorac of the
Silvanesti had become enchanted by the Dragon Orb of Istar, an artifact he had
rescued from the lost city before the Cataclysm. Lorac ordered the evacuation of
Silvanesti. The elves fled in ships, heading for Solamnia and Qualinesti. On the
last day of the year, the dragonarmies reached the edge of Silvanost. Then,
Lorac commanded the Orb to destroy the dragons. However, Viper, the Evil spirit
residing in the Orb, seized control of Lorac. The elven king's mind went mad.
The Dragon Orb projected Lorac's nightmares out into the land he loved.
Silvanesti became a spiralling nightmare. The dragonarmy abandoned its conquest,
which had grown worthless and corrupt.
350 AC Evil
Licking its wounds, the
dragonarmies rebuilt their forces from the Evil folk they had conquered.
Takhisis controlled all of eastern Ansalon, save Saifhum. The minotaurs of
Mithas and Kothas harried the retreating Silvanesti refugees.
351 AC Evil
With the coming of spring, the
dragonarmies began skirmishes on Solamnia's eastern border. The Blue Army struck
across the Dargaard Mountains, aided by goblins. The Knights of Solamnia, in
recent disarray, could not repel the attack. The Blues occupied Kalaman,
Hinterlund, and Nightfund. They pressed the borders of the Plains of Solamnia
and Gaardlund. Lemish betrayed humankind, opening a door in the south for the
dragonarmies to enter Solamnia. The dwarves of Kayolin, however, proved an
insurmountable bulwark against the advancing dragonarmies. By autumn, the
Knights responded and Solamnia became entrenched. The Red Army led an amphibious
flanking assault along New Sea and across the Plains of Abanasinia. The
barbarians fell to their advance and the war verged upon Qualinesti. The
Qualinesti elves fled to join their cousins in Southern Ergoth, but not until
first delaying the foe's advance. The dragonarmies marched against the dwarven
kingdom of Thorbardin, laying siege to its northern gate. A wing of the Blue
Army then struck south around New Sea to Tarsis and the Plains of Dust. They
marched then toward Kharolis to cut off all retreat for the dwarves. By year's
end, much of Ansalon had fallen beneath the dragons' shadow.
Representatives of the
surviving nations gathered on Sancrist at Whitestone Glade and forged an uneasy
alliance. The secret of the dragonlances was rediscovered and these supreme
weapons began to be forged anew. With the arrival of spring, the Blue Dragonarmy
besieged the High Clerist's Tower in Palanthus. They were repelled by the
Knights, using the new-forged dragonlances for the first time. A special force
made a surprise stab at Sanction and discovered the blackmail that kept the Good
dragons out of the war. With the aid of the silver dragon D'Argent and the
copper dragon Cymbol, the special force rescued the Good dragon eggs. The Good
dragons swiftly entered the war. In the summer, the armies of Whitestone began
to strike back. They reclaimed much of fallen Solamnia. The dragonarmies
responded by bringing five flying castles into the battle. But already the
dragon alliances and conquests were slipping away. The siege of Kalaman by
Whitestone forces marked the beginning of the end. Released from years of
imprisonment in the dwarven kingdoms, Berem, the gemstone man, was sighted
again. Takhisis moved agents to find and capture him. Thus, she might open the
gates of the Infernal Realms and bring her armies of dread to reinforce the
flagging dragonarmies. But Berem constantly evaded her best efforts. In a
desperate ploy, Whitestone forces marched across the Estwilde and assaulted the
vale of Neraka, stronghold of Takhisis's might. The Heroes of the Lance, by
Fate's hand, found Berem and journeyed to Neraka. As Evil rallied its forces
around the crippled form of the dark Temple, Berem reunited the gem with the
Foundation Stone. Whole, at last, but now inextricably linked with Jasla, the
Temple healed itself. Then, as Jasla's spirit fled the stone, the Temple
crumbled. Takhisis's gateway was destroyed. Evil turned in on itself. The weak
alliances of Evil fought over the dropped crown of rulership. The War of the
Lance faltered to an end.
353 AC The War
of the Lance Ends.
The former armies of the Dark
Queen fragmented and fled to remote regions of Ansalon. The dragons, in their
retreat, entered lands with climates harsh to them. They grew weakened.
Harrying the Foe.
The Whitestone forces continued
to scour the land, driving out the last pockets of darkness. Even after the last
pockets of resistance disappeared, the dragonarmies still occupied large regions
of central, eastern, and southern Ansalon.
356 AC The
Master of Past and Present.
Raistlin Majere and his brother
Caramon used a time-travel device to journey into the past. They reached the
corrupted Istar, intent on changing history and challenging the Dark Queen
herself. Raistlin became one with Fistandantilus. He journeyed through the years
and into the Abyss, hoping to defeat the Dragon Queen.
357 AC The Blue
The Blue Lady, one of the most
powerful and ruthless Dragon Highlords, made an unholy pact with the death
knight, Lord Soth. Together, they led a dragonarmy from Neraka and, with a
flying citadel above, attacked northern Solamnia. They besieged even Palanthus,
but the effort was doomed. The Blue Lady and Soth were defeated.
358 AC Sealing
the Gates of Hell.
Raistlin Majere made the
ultimate sacrifice to bar the return of Dark Queen Takhisis. In order to seal
the gates of the Abyss, Raistlin surrendered his own life. His brother, Caramon,
and all the Heroes of the Lance grieved the loss of the great mage.
Changing of the Guard.
A new generation of Knights
worked to reclaim the peace and aid in rebuilding of the wounded nations.
Heroes find out of Kitiara's
son Steel Brightblade, son of Sturm Brightblade.
After his experience with the
Greystone of Gargath, Palin Majere goes through toubles after his brothers Tanin
Majere, and Sturm Majere die in a battle agaisnt Knights of Takhisis. Meanwhile
Steel Brightblade finds his legacy.
Breaking of the Greygem: Seeing
Knights of Takhisis upon their island, The Irda decide to open the Greygem.
Chaos is released from the Greygem . Opening of the Abyss:
Palin Majere journeys to the
Abyss to free Raistlin. In the Abyss Palin discovers about the Highgod 's
release and his plan for the destruction of Krynn.Final battle of the gods. Dark
Knights Attack: The Knights of Takhisis have begun their major assault starting
with the High Clerist Tower.
The Gods Unite:
The gods gather in the Abyss to
plan their defense against Chaos. Paladine withdraws his aid so Takhisis can
unite the world with her forces. Both gods tell their followers of the up coming
war with the Highgod. Good and Evil forces unite and prepare. Chaos' s forces
wipe out the united forces except for one division that is led by Steel
The Dark Knights of Takhisis
unite with the Knights of Solamnia to fight the highgod Chaos. Their victory
cost them the gods of good, neutrality, and evil along with magic, as it was
Sixth Dragon War: Paladine
Called all his children to unite with him in the great war against Father Chaos.
For the first time in history The Dragons of Light and Darkness flew side by
side as allies.
The Greatest battle:
Palin Majere and Steel' s
division journey to the Abyss to fight the Highgod himself. All the evil gods
have fled and Reorx is guiding the fighters against Chaos. By a distraction and
a knife cut, a drop of blood from Chaos is entrapped in the Greygem and the war
is brought to an end.
The Final Farewell:
The terms of Chaos' s surrender
was that the gods must leave Krynn. Paladine returns one last time to give the
message of the gods departure. With the absence of gods and subsequently magic,
from the moons, Krynn enters a whole new Age.
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