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Age of Dreams: 9000-5000 PC ( Foundation Age )   

The People Choose Places.

Ogres, first to awaken, claimed the mountains. From that lofty perch they gazed upon the world. Elves withdrew to the forests and there they lived in quiet harmony, pondering the world. But to humans fell the plains, and there, exposed to savage winds and rains, they grew savage themselves.

8500-5000 PC Birth of Civilization.

Ogres set themselves to ordering the land. They seized and enslaved the humans to be their hands in toil. By human sweat and blood, the ogres built a mighty nation of cold stone. The elves watched as order grew.

8700 Favored of Reorx.

Reorx gathered to himself humans who worshipped the hammer, who were filled with creation. With these humans, Reorx retired to a northern land. The clay folk would assist Reorx in his heavy labors. Over the centuries, these humans became the short Smith folk.

6320-5980 PC Heresy of Igraine.

The ogre Igraine failed to slay the slave Eadamm when he saved Igraine's daughter. Men learned of Eadamm's independence and threw off oppression. As the humans rebelled, Igraine fled for his life from the wrath of all ogres.

6000-5000 Decline of Ogres.

As ogres embraced cruelty and vengeance, humans asserted their independence. The humans rose up to slay their masters. Civilization fell and barbarism reigned.

5000-3000 PC Elves Ascendant.

Elves discovered the value of cooperation, and together they sought to create their own civilization in the southern enchanted woods. Yet this was homeland to the dragons. Over time, they mustered for war.

Time of Light: 4000-2000 PC (Age of Elves)

4000 PC Rise of House Silvanos.

The first Sinthal-Elish, the elven council of high ones, was convened by Silvanos. The many elf families unified for the first time, swearing an oath of allegiance to Silvanos. Balif, son of the second largest family, was made Silvanos's lieutenant. The elves prepared for war.

3500-3350 PC The First Dragon War.

Elves allied to drive dragons from their chosen lands, but the opposition was fierce. The three gods of magic gifted the elves with five magical stones, which captured the dragons' spirits. The elves buried these stones deep in the tallest mountains of the land. The gods of magic were exiled for their interference.

Gravstone Forged.

The banished gods of magic had Hiddukel trick Reorx into creating a Graystone. They said this stone would remind them of faraway Krynn, from whose lands they were forbidden. Reorx did so, setting the stone on the moon of Lunitari. There, in secret, the gods of magic filled the stone with their essence.

3350 PC Building of Silvanesti.

The second Sinthal-Elish was held, once again pledging allegiance to Silvanos. The Kingdom of Silvanesti was decreed and all the elven families were granted lands. The elves copied the ancient and long-lost civilization of the now-barbaric ogres.

The Graystone Released.

The plans of the gods of magic entered a second phase. They asked Hiddukel to trick one of Reorx's Smiths into stealing the powerful Graystone from the surface of Lunitari. The Smith fumbled, dropping the stone from the sky onto Krynn. With it, magic reentered the world.

3100 PC Arrival of the Graystone and Magic.

Reorx punished and deformed his Smith folk for their pride and commanded them to recapture the Graystone. They fled their homeland and followed the Graystone. Wild magic was released into the world into the hands of some reborn Smiths. They became the dwarven mages called Scions.

3100-2900 PC Kai-Thax is Built.

Fleeing the Graystone's chaos, the other Smiths hid in caves in the bluffs of Ansalon. There they built the first dwarven kingdom: Kal-Thax.

3051 PC Graystone of Gargath.

A ruler named Gargath captured the Graystone and bound it between two god-gems. The Smiths demanded its return. Gargath recruited men and stubborn ogres to defend his prize. Elves, fascinated by wild magic, joined the smiths to reclaim the stone. When at last the stone was freed, it escaped, but not before touching those present and changing their forms to reflect their natures. Thus, goblins and minotaurs, kender and gnomes came into being. Onward the Graystone wandered, changing the world as it went.

2800 PC Thoradin is Delved.

Seeking to escape the Graystone's ravages, the smiths- now dwarves-became masters of mining, and began to delve the new kingdom of Thoradin in the Khalkist Mountains. They abandoned Kal-Thax for all time.

2750 PC Balif Dies.

A kender hero named Balif, a close friend of the elf-lord Silvanos, died. Balif built the first kingdom of kender in Balifor.

2710 PC Dragon Stones Discovered.

The dwarves found the five magical dragon stones that the elves had buried deep in the Khalkist Mountains after the First Dragon War. Hating magic due to the Graystone, the dwarves returned the stones to the surface.

2692-2645 PC The Second Dragon War.

The dragons awoke and struck south at Silvanesti.

Accompanied by great armies of lizard people, the dragons ravaged the land. Three wild talent mages, with the guidance of a lone Scion, summoned potent magics and commanded the ground to swallow the dragons for all time. The dragons were defeated, but magic ran wild and thousands died. The three mages, fearful for their lives, called upon their gods. The tower in which they stood was taken from Krynn to the Beyond. It became the Lost Citadel.

2645-2550 PC Magic Defends Itself.

The three lost mages created the laws of magic. They guided their brethren to build five bastions of magic in remote regions to shelter all mages. Thus, the Towers of High Sorcery were built.

2640 PC Thoradin Closed.

Ashamed for causing the Second Dragon War, the dwarves withdrew from the rest of the world. Thoradin's gates were closed.

2600 PC The Rise of Ergoth.

Ackal Ergot united Khalkist barbarians after the war to build their own kingdoms. They pillaged the abandoned ogre homes and, with their booty, founded Ergoth.

2600 PC Hylo Founded.

The second kender nation was founded when an entire kender clan was trapped in the first floating citadel. It crashed against the Sentinel Mountains in northwest Ansalon.

2500-2200 PC Ergoth Dominant.

The nation of Ergoth stretched from the southern Kharolis Mountains to the northern shore. These brutal barbarians tried to learn the ways of civilization. Skirmishes broke out with dwarven neighbors and an uneasy truce resulted. Ergoth expanded to the borders of Silvanesti and trade began with elves. Some elves intermarried with humans.

2515 PC Death of Silvanos.

The venerable elf Silvanos died and was buried in a crystal tomb. His son Sithel assumed command and ordered the construction of a tower, the Palace of Quinari, in memory of his father. All of Silvanesti counted their leader's death as the end of an age.

2150-2000 PC Thorbardin Delved.

Hill dwarves migrated to the southern Kharolis Mountains and, after a time, began delving a new home. Thoradin was in decline, becoming isolated from the outside world.

2308 PC Sithas and Kith-Kanan born.

Twin sons were born to Sithel. Sithas was the older by minutes, followed by KithKanan.

2192 PC Sithel is Slain.

Sithel journeyed to the outpost of his son Kith-Kanan to assess the half-elf problem. Sithel was accidentally slain by humans hunting on the western border of Silvanesti. The Kinslayer War began.

2192-2140 PC Kinslayer War.

Elves tried to drive humans from their border, while humans resisted fiercely. Half-elves were forced to take sides, brother fighting brother. Kith-Kanan led the elven war effort, and was pushed into killing his kin. Finally, Kith-Kanan negotiated a truce with Ergoth.

2140-2100 PC Sundering of Silvanesti.

Western elves, ashamed by the bloodshed they had caused with their brother elves, sued for social change and self-determination. The western Silvanesti declared their independence.

2128-2073 PC War of the Mountain.

Border disputes between Thorbardin and Ergoth resulted in skirmishes.

2073 PC Swordsheath Scroll.

Kith-Kanan engineered the signing of the Swordsheath Scroll, a peace treaty between the elves, dwarves, and Ergoth. Elves were granted a large enchanted forested area as a buffer between dwarves and humans. The land was renamed Qualinesti, and was populated by the discontented western elves. Kith-Kanan was their leader. Ergoth agreed to stop mining the Kharolis Mountains and the dwarves relaxed trade restrictions.

2072 PC Hammer of Kharas is forged.

Thorbardin dwarves forged the Hammer of Kharas, a mortal artifact made in the image of the immortal Hammer of Reorx. They presented this greatest dwarven gift to Ergoth as an offering of peace. The Hammer reinforced the peace.

2050-2030 PC The Great March.

Western elves of Silvanesti migrated to the new homeland of Qualinesti.

2009 PC Thoradin is Lost.

None could find the gates of the great city of Thoradin. It was lost to time.

Time of Right 2000-1000 PC ( Knights of Solamnia )

2000-1900 PC Peace and Pax Tharkas.

Ergoth and all nations prospered. Kith-Kanan strengthened the peace by convincing men, dwarves, and elves to join together to erect the fortress of Pax Tharkas. This fortress became a monument to the peace. The benign and just reign of the Quevalin line began in Ergoth.

1900-1750 PC Rebellions in the East.

The end of the Quevalin line in Ergoth brought brutal kings who sought to exploit the kingdom. After much abuse and taxation, the eastern counties revolted. Small but brutal battles crushed all resistance.

1812 PC Vinas Solamnus Commands Imperial Guard.

Skilled commander, Vinas Solamnus, assumed the most important military post in the nation of Ergoth.

1801 PC Great Uprising in Vingaard.

Solamnus marched east with a huge army to crush a rebellion in the lands of Vingaard.

1800 PC Year of Waiting.

Solamnus reviewed the rebels cause, trying to avoid another massacre. He discovered that the corrupt Ergothian empire had driven the desperate people to rebel. Solamnus and most of his army joined the rebel forces.

1799-1791 PC Rose Rebellion and Fall of Ergoth.

Nations of eastern Ergoth rallied to Solamnus as their savior. Patiently, Solamnus trained an army while turning back Imperial forces. In 1791 PC, Solamnus marched south to Daltigoth, outmaneuvering Ergothian forces and laying siege to the capital. The emperor finally sued for peace, granting the northern states independence. Solamnus honored the Swordsheath Scroll with the dwarves and elves.

1775 PC Knights of Solamnia formed.

After his Quest for Honor, ruler Vinas Solamnus founded an order of knights who would fight for the cause of Good. The order was inspired by Paladine, Kiri-jolith, and Habbakuk-three gods of Good. The Crown, Sword, and Rose Knights of Solamnia became the guardians of the world.

1750-1300 PC Birth of Nations.

Sancrist, Solamnia, and Istar arose from independent city-states. Solamnia prospered and Ergoth declined. The Silvanesti retired from the world.

1480 PC Istar Grows as Trade Center.

Istar grew from a confederation of city-states in the east. Unaffected by the recent wars, Istar became a nexus for world trade. Solamnia became the major military power, and the world looked to it to safeguard the peace.

1399-1010 PC The Dark Queen Plots.

With her dragon children buried, the Dragon Queen began a new plot. Calling on the aid of the lizard people, she seeded the mines of Thoradin with dragon eggs, which folk believed to be rare gems. Collectors bought the eggs, which hatched in their possession. The owners were devoured by the wyrmlings. Over 350 years, these eggs seeded wyrmlings across the globe. By the time they were discovered, hundreds of mature dragons had returned to Krynn.

1060-1018 PC The Third Dragon War.

The dragonarmies unleashed their fury, first attacking and conquering small borderlands, but finally turning toward Solamnia. The Good folk of Ansalon endured the attacks from the skies, barely clinging to life. Ansalon hung in the balance.

1020-1018 PC Huma Dragonbane.

The young Solamnic knight Huma Dragonbane met and fell in love with Gwynneth, a mysterious elf woman who was really the silver dragon, Heart. With the guidance of Paladine, they forged the first true dragonlance and rode into battle. Their victories rallied the other Good dragons; they produced more lances. At last, Takhisis herself fell before the enchanted weapon, and she agreed to retire from Krynn, taking all other dragons with her. Huma and Gwynneth died as Takhisis departed. The Bakali, the lizard people-were not seen again.

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