Gaian_Timeline,_Recorded_History

dm_raven
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Gaian_Timeline,_Recorded_History

by dm_raven, Nov 24,2009
The known history of Gaian only goes back about 300 years or so to the time of the Nightweather wars. Due to the large scale destruction caused by the Cataclysm, most records from before that time period were lost.
AA indicates "After Armageddon"
BA indicates "Before Armageddon"
16 BA: Records indicate this is the time when the portals of Nightweather re-opened. Various forces began to re-enter the ancient city hoping to reclaim some of its powers and study some of its ancient secrets.
5 BA: A full-scale war breaks out between several factions of Nightweather. Two of the major factions are Valathorn (led by the Paladin Brent Benson) and Pyrandir (led by forces loyal to the Seven).
0: The fires of the Cataclysm engulf Gaian destroying the empires and scattering survivors into the depths of the Underdark. The only empire to avoid this fate was the dwarven empire of Yorgzen. A combination of mountain dwelling and the use of protective spells in preparation for the coming fire saves their capitol of Orentyr from destruction. The fires of this cataclysm affected both the Fey and the Shadowfel, an event that had never happened before in the history of Gaian. Thanks to advanced warning, many of the surface empires managed to escape the flames, abandoning their homes and empire for the safety of the deep caverns of the world.
37 AA: The empire of Varagos is established in the Underdark. This empire was build by the survivors of the surface empire of Varagos.
45 AA: The empire of Tyrador is established in the Underdark. This empire is built by human survivors of the Kaladar empire, a northern neighbor of Varagos.
130 AA: The empire of Aventor is established by a combination of Tasuanese, elves, and Eladrin houses.

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