Imperial Calendar

Dwarven Calendar



Age of Darkness

Events of this time period remain a mystery

Ancient Ones


? – 9100 BI

Age of Dragons

Ancient Ones bound and banished

Dragons rule Terra

Gods walk the earth

9100 – 8600 BI

Great War

Gods leave to Outer Planes

Illithids, Tainted Elves and Forsaken Dwarves arise

Dragons go into seclusion

8600 – 5600 BI

Golden Age

Of this age it is only known that the entire world was encompassed in peace.  This does not assume cooperation among the races, only that there was no conflict amongst them.

5600 – 5000 BI

Dwarf – Elf Wars

600 year war between these two races brings them from the pinnacle of their development (technological and magical) to a considerably weaker state.

5000 – 4500 BI

Independent Human civilizations begin to develop in the isolated Nile and Mesopotamian river valleys.

5000 BI

Mountain’s Death 18 KR

The Dwarves that are later to become known as The Lost are scattered

4950 – 4800 BI

Goblinkin Wars

Due to the weakened state of the Elves and Dwarves, the Goblinkin attack in an attempt to finish both races off.  The result of this is an unusual alliance between still hostile Elves and Dwarves that succeeds in driving the Goblinkin into the steppes of western Asia.

4641 BI

First recorded year of the Egyptian Calendar (360 days a year)

4515 BI

Human refugees of the wars settle on the island of Atlantis

4500 – 4000 BI

Beginnings of Sumerian civilization

Babylon is founded

Early forms of writing is developed among Humans, cuneiform on clay tablets

Copper alloys, gold & silver smelting taught to Sumerians by Atlantian trader

Atlantians being trade with Egypt

4300 BI

Destiny’s Death 20 KR

Human kingdom of Atlantis is founded

Atlantians prosper as middlemen between budding Human civilizations and the Dwarves and Elves

Dwarven refugees settle on the island of Atlantis, their descendants will be known as The Sundered

4000 – 3500 BI

Upper and Lower Egypt united by Menes, the first pharaoh

Potters wheel, wheeled vehicles and linen all used in Sumeria

Shamanistic magic begins to decline in Egypt and Mesopotamia, priestcraft develops

4000 BI

City of Troy is founded

3800 BI

Atlantian wizard known as Wyn defeats dragon Tiberiex in Caledonian Highlands and disappears

Rise of Humanity in other areas of the world

3500 – 3000 BI

Worship of deities by Humans becomes commonplace in Middle East and Eurpoa.  Elven philosopher, Hervonus, decries the disappearance of shamanistic practices amongst ‘civilized’ Humans. “The gods left Terra 6000 years ago and now they are trying to come back.”

Dwarven contact (via Atlantians) with Human civilizations continue

Egypt and Sumeria become theocracies ruled by priest kings

Astronomy is practiced in Egypt and Babylon

Sumerians begin making beer, coin replaces barley as legal tender

The great wall of Uruk built with 900 towers

The Sphinx and Pyramid of Cheops are built in Egypt

Dwarven made iron objects, while rare, can be found in Middle East

3250 BI

Gilgamesh, King of Uruk

3200 BI

Cheops, Pharaoh in Egypt

3000 – 2600 BI

Abraham leaves Ur

Papyrus used in Egypt

Bronze, first supplied exclusively by Atlantians, becomes common in Egypt and Sumeria

2950 BI

Sargon, ruler of Akkadia, conquers Sumeria, becomes first emperor

2700 – 2400 BI

Rise of Atlantian Empire

From their base on the island of Crete, the Atlantians begin to rapidly expand their once small trading colonies.  The Atlantian fleet establishes and maintains naval supremacy.

Tales of strange powers amongst the people of Atlantis become common.

The Atlantians begin to cooperate with barbarians (pastoral Humans) to weaken Human civilizations.

Treatment of the Sundered Dwarf population on island of Atlantis becomes oppressive.

2600 – 2400 BI

Hittites unite into a single tribe and with Atlantian assistance attack Babylon.

Chariot and composite bow using nomads begin to sweep across Eurasia.

Bronze use widespread throughout Europa and Middle East.

Horses domesticated, used to draw wheeled vehicles.

2600 – 691 AI

Isles of Britannia

2640 – 2383 BI

The Hyksos people, with Atlantian encouragement, conquer Egypt, ending the Middle Kingdom

2400 – 2300 BI

Hammurabi reunites Babylonia, writes famous code

In Babylon geometry is used for astronomical purposes, signs of the Zodiac known, basic magecraft begins to develop.

Many Sundered Dwarves leave Atlantis settling in western Europa.  Relations break down to the point where the last Dwarves are expelled by the Atlantians.

The Hyksos kingdom of Egypt becomes dominated by its Atlantian advisors.

Atlantians begin conquest of the newborn kingdoms in Achaea, the Iberian and Italian peninsulas, North Africa and the Middle East west of Babylonia.

Rumors persist of Atlantian colonies in distant regions of the world.

Hariasit and Kassite nomads begin to attack Babylonia.

2300 BI

Fall of Atlantis

The Atlantian Empire assembles a vast army for the final conquest of Babylonia, the only rival to its power.  After the army crosses the Jordan river, with Atlantis on the verge of world conquest, the island sinks into the sea.  Resulting tidal waves damage or destroy many of the Atlantian colonies.

Asmosis I drives out Hyksos and Atlantians, establishes the New Kingdom in Egypt.

Atlantian and nomad armies lay siege to Babylon and are defeated.

Cecrops becomes king of Attica.

2300 – 2250 BI

Egyptian Book of the Dead

2300 – 1900 BI

Beginnings of Persian civilization, earliest Persian dynasties.

2300 – 1800 BI

The Israelites, led by Moses, leave their captivity in Egypt and reach Canaan.

The Phoenicians, descendants of the Atlantians, begin to establish trade colonies.

2200 – 1900 BI

Olympian Immortals become very active in worldly affairs.

2180 – 2000 BI

Minos, King of Crete

The Fleets of Crete, once an Atlantian colony, rule the waves.

2150 BI

Perseus, son of the Olympian Immortal Zeus, becomes High King of Achaea.

2120 – 2010 BI

Time of great heroes in the Aegean region, many are descended from Perseus and/or Zeus; include Orpheus, Jason, Medea, Theseus and Heracles.

2010 – 1993 BI

Immortal and Human foibles lead to the Trojan War.  Most of the remaining great heroes are killed during (Hector, Achilles) or immediately after (Agamemnon) this conflict.  A few, like Odysseus, face great hardship, but survive.

1950 BI

Zoroaster establishes Zoroastrianism

1950 – 1800 BI

Dark age period in Achaea

1916 BI

Tiglesh-Pileser I founds Asyr

1900 BI

Phoenicians replace Crete as the dominant traders in the Mediterranean.

1800 – 1760 BI

King David unites Israel and Judah, returns the Ark of the Covenant and Decalogue to capital.

1800 – 1700 BI

Humans widely believed to be descendants of the refugees from the Dwarf – Elf and Goblinkin Wars begin to migrate out of the Caucuses region into western Europa.  They reestablish Human contact with the Dwarven kingdoms and Elven enclaves and encounter the Sundered Dwarves.  Contact ultimately leads to widespread use of iron and steel (though bronze will still be used by Humans for several centuries).  These refugees consist of two main groups; the Celts, believed by many to have been allied with the Elves during the wars, who settle in central Europa, and the Teutons, allies of the Dwarves, who settle in Scandinavia.

1760 – 1725 BI

Solomon, King of Israel, rebuilds the Temple in Jerusalem

1713 BI

Phoenician city of Carthage founded

1600 BI

Homer, a bard, achieves popularity, writes Iliad and Odyssey

1600 – 1500 BI

Etruscans move to Italian peninsula.

Babylonians use 5 tone and 7 tone in music, predict planetary movements

1553 BI

Romulus founds Rome

1510 – 1505 BI

Sargon II rules the Assyrian empire.

Iron, chariot and magic using Assyria conquer Chaldea, Israel and Hittites.

Babylon periodically besieged by Assyria

1500 – 1400 BI

While divine remains the dominant form of magic amongst Humans, arcane magic is widely known and powerful wizards and sorcerers (of Human blood) are said to exist.

Babylon is the greatest center of Human magical knowledge, but magecraft is practiced by the Celts, Assyrians, Egyptians, Achaeans, Persians and Phoenicians.  Rumors exist of magic practiced by the Israelites, but its practice is discouraged by the religious authorities. 

Celts are said to be masters of Illusion and Enchantment, the Babylonians Divination.  Assyrians have begun to develop advancements in Evocation.  Basic Abjuration, Conjuration and Transmutation and Elemental (in Persia and Middle East) magic are also practiced.

1450 – 1405 BI

Assyrian emperor Sennacherib destroys Babylon; water is diverted to cover the ruins of the city.

A Babylonian led alliance is formed, with the help of the Scythians (horse riders from central Eurasia) and a large number of Wizards, Sorcerers and Priests from the destroyed cities.

Nineveh, the Assyrian capital, is captured and destroyed (1412 BI).

Loss of Nineveh cripples the empire and Assyrian empire disappears by 1405 BI.

Nineveh’s destruction results in the disappearance of much Evocation lore.

1404 – 1350 BI

Nebuchadnezzar II, King of Babylon

Babylon restored to greatness, spans the Middle East.

Babylonian conquest of Israel leads to destruction of Jerusalem and beginning of Israelite captivity.

Marduk Temple and Hanging Gardens of Babylon sponsored by king.

1400 – 1300 BI

Elven makaher (foolish) enclaves, located on the Italian peninsula, Aegean coast, Dalmatian islands and the area of Thrace, establish contact with “unusually civilized Humans” amongst the Etruscans, Athenians and other city states.  Like minded Elves in the Trylikon and Derynaltar enclaves open communication with certain Persians.

Temple of Artemis is completed.

Phoenicians circumnavigate Africa

Sundial used in Achaea

Banking is practiced in Babylon

1385 BI

Thales of Miletus accurately predicts solar eclipse, approached by Selkarian priest, Luminos the Bold.

1350 – 1123 BI

Rise of Achaea

1353 – 1329 BI

Cyrus II the Great conquers Lydia, the Medes and Babylonia making Persia the dominant power

1337 BI

Zoroastrian “Avesta” compiled

1332 BI

Pythagoras, a man of mixed Human and Elven blood, establishes mystical school noted for advances in philosophy, music, mathematics, geomancy and divination.

1309 - 275 BI

Roman Empire

1292 BI

Persian conquest of Thrace and Macedonia

1206 BI

Sword’s Quest 36 KR

Elves and Dwarves agree to not intervene in the wars of Achaea

1201 BI

Civil war in Persia

Battle of Cunaxa ends civil war

1123 BI

Ptolemy Soter marries Egyptian royalty, 31st Egyptian dynasty begins

Euclid’s Elements

1107 BI

Library in Alexandria evolves to become a major center of arcane knowledge

1095 BI

Euclid’s Optics

1087 – 1012 BI

Archimedes, Achaean mathematician and inventor; discoveries include principle of buoyancy, principle of the lever and Archimedes screw (water pump)

1075 BI

Colossus of Rhodes and Lighthouse of Alexandria completed

950 BI

Hipparchus, astronomer, mathematician and diviner, compiles first star catalogs, estimates size of sun and moon, estimates their distances from Terra.  Discovers subtle changes in equinoxes by the wobble in Terra’s rotation, investigates parallax and invents trigonometry.

809 – 806 BI

Unusual star or comet seen

806 BI

Jesus of Nazareth born, visited by wise men or magi bearing gifts

770 BI

Jesus crucified

757 BI

Honor’s Fury 38 KR

Treaty of Dalafkoar leads to peace between Elves, Dwarves and Romans.

730 BI

Jewish revolt in Judea leads to destruction of Jerusalem.

Mithraism becomes major religion in Persia.

668 – 665 BI

Second Jewish revolt, Jews thereafter forbidden to live in Jerusalem

660 – 620 BI

Practice of magical arts amongst Humans reaches new heights.

Worship of classical gods in decline.

580 BI

Neo-Platonist philosophy advanced by Plotinus, leads to partial revival of classical religion in Achaea.

424 – 403 BI

27 books constituting the New Testament decreed by the Holy Church to be authentic scripture

422 BI

Visigoths sweep into western Europa

397 BI

Elven plague

394 BI

Galia overrun by Franks, Sylvanni and Goblinkin

390 BI

Augustine of Hippo begins writing “City of God,” while not a Neo-Platonist, he is strongly influenced by its philosophy

383 BI

Pope  Innocent I declares that pronouncements of bishops must be confirmed by the Holy See

366 BI

Gnolls begin to invade Vandal territory in Africa and cross into Iberia

346 BI

Hobgoblin tribes led by priests of FyrCynnis sweep out of Caledonia into rest of Europa

344 BI

Level of education drops precipitously in western Europa

Illiteracy becomes widespread

Knowledge of spoken Latin becomes rare

Much classical knowledge is forgotten and destroyed

Outside Rome formal magical education is nonexistent, most magical lore is destroyed and surviving wizards are rare

302 BI

Baptism of Clovis, King of the Franks

297 BI

Council of Kilrathi

273 BI

Justinian I becomes Byzantine emperor

271 BI

Justinian tries to close the 900 year old Achaean academy, resulting wizards rebellion forces Justinian to grant Achaea (and later the Roman Republic) political and religious autonomy

Monte Cassino Abbey founded by Benedict, first of the Benedictine Monks

271 – 265 BI

Corpus Juris Civilis compiled, last great work of Roman Law, it incorporates the Treaty of Dalafkoar

268 BI

Justinian begins great building program, including construction of Hagia Sophia

267 – 266 BI

North Africa brought under Byzantine control

259 BI

Priests of the Church prevent a major plague in the Byzantine empire

248 BI

Monks smuggle silk worms to Constantinople from Cathay, start of Byzantine silk industry

248 – 246 BI

Byzantines defeat Ostrogoths in northern Italia

232 – 229 BI

Lombards conquer northern Italia

215 BI

Great migration of Slavs into Balkans begins

195 BI

Most of western Europa converted to Christianity

Church revives literacy and education

Latin is the official language of the Church

Romansh and Germanish are the two main languages of Europa

190 BI – 292 AI

Rise of Arabia

189 – 174 BI

War between Byzantines and Persians, Persians capture the Holy Cross

173 BI

Heraclius decisively defeats Persians

Byzantine soldiers find sugar from India in the captured castle at Nineveh

172 -168 BI

Byzantine emperor takes back Holy Cross from Persians

127 BI

Syrian alchemist, Callinicus, invents Alchemist’s Fire, a highly flammable liquid used by the Byzantine Army in battle

49 BI

Pepin the Short, King of the Franks, allies Franks with the Papacy

44 BI

Donation of Pepin, Papal domain constituted as sovereign entity in southeastern Galia (Avignon)

29 BI – 43 AI

Carolingian Empire

0 AI

Charlemagne crowned western Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by Pope Leo III

Pallifax, an Elf in Charlemagne’s court, joins his four cousins

5 AI

Hold’s Coronation 41 KR

Pope Leo III, in hopes of encouraging greater cooperation, issues papal bull Suma Demi Humanus; effectively reinstates the Treaty of Dalafkoar.  However, confusion remains as to whether or not Elves and Dwarves are to be converted to Christianity

45 AI

Norsemen begin major assault on Galia

57 -70 AI

Controversy over Iconoclasm leads to break between Holy (western) Church and Orthodox (eastern) Church

60 – 714 AI

Principalities of Rus

99 – 121 AI

Norseman Rollo is given region around Roven by the king of Galia, becomes region of Normandy

147 AI

Red Tide (February)

Alliance of the Crystal Conch (July)

Massacre of Ver Devian College (August)

Vanishing Crusade (December)

196 AI

Poland converts to the Holy Church, driving a wedge between Polish and Rus Slavs

218 AI

Canute inherits Danish crown

220 AI

Italian towns, Florence and Venice, become city states

285 AI

Spanish Christians, under the leadership of Alfonso VI of Castile and with Burgundian assistance, retake Toledo

294 AI

Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, El Cid, takes Valencia

270 – 491 AI

The Crusades

300 – 400 AI

Magical Renaissance

Religious Renaissance

349 AI

Order of the Hatchet (an order of female Knights) is founded by Raymond Berenger, Count of Barcelona in Catalonia, to honor the women who fought for the defense of the town of Tortosa against a Moor attack

350 AI

La Sorbonne, in France, is founded

379 AI

Phillip II (Augustus) becomes king of France

406 AI

Genghis Khan unites the Mongol tribes

409 AI

Cambridge University founded

427 AI

Genghis Khan dies

441 AI

Lubeck, Hamburg and Dusselburg found the Mark League

442 AI

Khanate of the Golden Horde formed at Sarai

Roger Bacon describes the formula for gunpowder for the first time in Eurpoa

443 AI

Mongol army attacks Seljuk territory

447 AI

Roger Bacon returns from lecturing in Paris to teach at Oxford, joins the Grey Friars

457 AI

Roger Bacon is confined to Paris by the Grey Friars, who suspect his work to be heretical

460 AI

Mameluks take charge of unifying Muslims in Egypt

Defeat Ilkhanid army at ‘Ain Jalut

461 AI

Order of the Glorious Saint Mary founded by Loderigo d’Andalo, a nobleman of Bologna in Italia and approved by Pope Alexander IV.  First religious order of knighthood to grant the rank of militissa to women.

467 AI

Roger Bacon writes Opus Majus

472 AI

Roger Bacon completes Compendium Philosophiae

484 AI

Peterhouse, first college of Cambridge University, founded in Albion

489 AI

Tripoli falls to Mamelukes

507 AI

The Holy Church appoints an archbishop to Peking in Cathay

521 AI

Dante Alighieri completes his travel journal, entitled The Divine Comedy

550 AI

Black Deaths sweep across Eurpoa

Jacques Velour

586 AI

Lithuania and Poland ally against the Principalities of Rus

595 AI

Golden Horde defeated by Tamerlane

615 – 714 AI

Hundred Years War

626 AI

Plague breaks out in Britannia and Galia

630 AI

Crimea separates from Mongol Empire

642 AI

With royal financing from Queen Isabella of Castile, Genoese merchant Christopher Columbus sails west aboard the Santa Maria in search of a passage to Cathay.  His ship never returns.

701 – 704 AI

Michelangelo sculpts Statue of David

708 – 712 AI

Michelangelo paints ceiling of Papal Chapel in Avignon

714 AI

Present day