The Unabridged History of Greyhawk | CY -6500 to -2000 | -1999 to -500 | -499 to 0 | 1 to 300 | 301 to Present

Sources: AoE - Artifact of Evil (TSR) | BoA - Book of Artefacts (TSR) | CoG - City of Greyhawk (TSR) | DM1 - Dungeon Master Guide 1st Edition (TSR) | DR# - Dragon Magazine number # (TSR) | FtA - From the Ashes (TSR) | GA - Greyhawk Adventures (TSR) | JK - Joe Katzman and Erin Smale, The Geoff Project | MBD - "Oerth's Dwarves" by MB Drapier | OJ# - Oerth Journal volume # | RM - "Dullstrand" by Roger Moore | SQ - "City of Dyvers" by Samantha Quest | SR - "Timeline of the Sheldomar" by Scott Rennie | SW - "Celene" by Steve Wilson | WAR - Wars (TSR) | WoG - The World of Greyhawk Boxed Set (TSR)


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OR RD FT SD OC The Kingdom of Aerdy The Bakluni Hierarchy The Kingdom of the Dwurs at Azak Morad The Great Kingdom The Flanae Tally of Years The Oerid Reckoning The Olven Calendar The Sueloise Dominion
-6500 -5855 -725 -4349 -984 -2037     Under the direction of Durin, the first dwurs appear on the surface of Oerth after a long and perilous underground journey. In the heart of the highest mountain of the Crystalmists, they found Durindan, House of Durin (hex R5-137). The One Clan is born.          
-6416 -900               The first of a group of traveling Grey Elves, exploring the South Central portion of Earth meet with tribal leaders of the Se-;Ul (People of Ul). They strike up a friendship and the elves began tutoring the humans in mathematics, language, art and non-;clerical magic. The Se-;Ul proved apt students and soon were constructing cities and delighted the elves both with their creativity and their productivity. The cities of the Se-;Ul were patterned similar to those of the Grey Elves set mountain fastness, but these occupied the plains and river deltas of the southlands.
-6233 -717               A group of beautiful dark skinned humans called Kersi from over the southern sea from a large island continent they called AnaKeri arrived on the southern portion of the Flanaess in large wooden platformed outriggers.
-6067 -551               The Se-;Ul began systematized trading with the tribes to the north and east. The Baklun in the northern plains, and the Flan who dwelt just west of the mountains were among these. Sea trade routes to AnaKeri are developed. The 10 cities of the Se-;Ul develop into separate city states, but all are ruled by a single council of lords under the watchful eye of the Grey Elves.
-5776 -5131 -1 -3625 -260 -1313     After an incredibly long reign, Durin dies from his wounds after a titanic battle against the Great Red Wyrm Fer'hiss, his two draconic sons and two clans of giants.          
-5775 -5130 0 -3624 -259 -1312     Markad, Elder of Durin's Children is given the Axe of the Dwarvish Lords symbol of power and rulership (BoA, DM1). In the deepest depth of Durindan, a gigantic pit is dug reaching the center of Oerth. This place, Azak-Morad, Heart of Moradin, is sanctified and Durin, King of Kings, is returned to the bowels of Oerth. Azak-Morad becomes afterwards the center of the dwurrish culture and memory.         The Gray Elves depart from the Se-;Ul. News of a fierce war between the Grey Elves and their dark kindred in the East spreads, much like the fire which mysteriously begins to belch from the mountains in the East. The Mountains, once the place of the Grey Elven cities, are renamed The Mountains of Fire, and the Mountains of Hell, although the Barrier Peaks and Crystalmists remain calm
-5739 -223               Relations between the Se-;Ul city states, deteriorate. The last council of the cities is held. Each city arms itself against the other.
-5710 -194               After a years of fighting, one city state, ReAtryniBa, slowly brings the others under control. It's Lord, Anainyer, slowly begins to re-;establish the trade which has been damaged by years of war.
-5703 -187               Anainyer defeats, BiTharOl, the last Se-;Ul city to hold out against him. He proclaims himself "The First Protector of the Se-;Ul." He renames ReAtryniBa, Seula, the city of the Seuloise.
-5669 -5024 106 -3518 -153 -1206     The first Counsil of the Great Clans Chiefs is held at Azak-Morad. The Dwurrish Empire of Mor-Borad, Land of Morodin's Children, is officially established. Creation of the seven Farduins, each one symbol of a Great Clans. Oath of Azak Morad, the seven Children of Durin swear unity and fraternity. One after one, seven kingdoms are founded. Markad, Son of Durin, First Overking of Mor-Borad, retains the Birthlands once governed by Durin at the junction of the Sulhauts, Hellfurnaces and Crystalmists. He named his kingdom MARKADDIN, KINGDOM OF MARKAD and Durindan becomes his capital city. Duegan, Son of Durin, leads his people to the north in the Yatils where he founds the kingdom of DAMGARATH, THE LAND OF STONES. His capitale is Gartelem (hex O5-88), the Iron City, lost in the heart of the highest mountains. Toram, Son of Durin, and his fidels go in the Southern Hellfurnaces. There he founds Trimdaïr, The Emerauld City (out of the map), capitale of the kingdom of the same name. Maddaïn, Son of Durin, colonize the center and north of the Crystalmists beyond the Jotens. The kingdom of DUMDERIM, THE LAND OF ICES had for capital Stardelem, City of the Thousand Forges (hex V5-126). Lorduïn, Son of Durin, and his people settle in the Hellfurnaces, just south of Markaddin. There he founds Tergorom, The Fire City (hex I5-147), and names his kingdom HOLGERETH, THE LAVA REALM. Yamad, Son of Durin, leads his people in the Barrier Peaks and founds the city of Goran (R5-105), mythical for its mithril and adamantium mines, pride of the kingdom of YRDEN, THE PEAKCREST. Hamaïda, Unique Daughter of Durin, guided her followers west in the Sulhauts where she founded the kingdom of BERREN, THE PEACEFUL, whose capital city, Ginkehir, The Flowered Mountain (out of the map), became famous for her gardens and fountains. Those seven ancient kingdoms constituted a whole, the Powerful Dwurrish Empire of Mor-Borad.          
-5531 -15               After a series of strong "First Protectors" and the development of the interior lands, First Protector Alianor-;b-;Hurn turns his eyes outward, and desires more control of the trade goods. He first attacks the settlements of the Kersi to the south, and proclaims their lands forfeit to the Seul peoples. He then begins planning "The great invasion" of AnaKeri.
-5518 -2               Alianor with a large naval force attempts to invade AnaKeri. As the massive armada approaches. The outriggers of the AnaKeri are no match for the mighty warships of the Seul. The Clerics of the AnaKeri awaiting certain doom, call on their Powers for protection, and they are heard. The powers encircle the island continent with a maelstrom of wind and wild seas and the invading fleet is totally destroyed. Few straggling ships return, the only survivors to tell the tale. The wall of wind and water remains, cutting the peoples AnaKeri off from others entirely.
-5515 1               During the years of the turmoil following the destruction of the Se-;Ul fleet, Obendar, a mighty Seuloise mage, rediscovers lost grey elven magics and creates the Great Binders and imprisons the genie king Ali Ben Yala. He then forces each of the genie princes of the North to swear obedience "as long as your king remains imprisoned." He then crafts nine magical items to bind the king and his eight princes. The use of genii to empower the Se-;Ul is considered to be the beginning of the Times of the Se-;Ul and the year of Ali Ben Yala's imprisonment is reckoned the first year of the Se-;Ul.
-5455 -4810 320 -3304 61 -992     First contacts between dwurs and olves : roaming groups of drow errupt in the mines of Tergorom slaying or enslaving every dwur they can catch. The city is rescued by the rapid arrival of reinforcements from Durindan. Later that year, prospectors from Dumderim discover by chance the last city of the Grey Olves nested in the Crystalmists (hex unknown, OJ1), the dwurs prefer to keep a safe distance from those invader-like creatures. Some very cool contacts are taken, and the dwurs learn of the existance of the evil and sorcery of the suloise. Some months later, colons from the kingdom of Berren are slain without provocation by the suloise. Markad, the Overking, rules that every contact with the other races should be kept to a minimum. Nevertheless, the dwurs of Yrden are allowed to continue to trade abundantly with the friendly bakluni.          
-5442 74               The Genii Princes are forced to perform magic for the Seul magi.
-5424 92               The Seul appoint a Regency of three men to rule in place of the First Protector. This triumvirate divides the Seul realm into three districts and rules in an amazingly efficient manner. The building of ships for anything other than coastal or river travel is banned. No ship is allowed to sail beyond the sight of the Se-;Ul lands
-5166 350               The seventh Regency is appointed. Two of the Regents, immediately turn on the third and destroy him in the First Regent War, claiming that he is possessed by evil beings.
-5046 470               The tenth Regency is appointed. The great, great, great, great grandson of Alianor, Arinanin, approaches the Regency and demands that he be restored as First Protector. His request is denied and he is imprisoned.
-5026 490               Tilorop-;b-;Nan, the great, great grandson of the Regent deposed in the First Regent War, frees Arinanin-;b-;Korin from prison. He tells him that his family has secretly been worshipping a seldom whispered name, one called Tharizdun.
-5010 506               Arinanin and Tilorop mount a campaign against the Regency, but are defeated in the Second Regent War. Arinanin is destroyed, but Tilorop uses arcane energy to transform him into the first lich on Oerth.
-5003 513               Tilorop and Arinanin mount an attack in the Third Regents War and overthrow the Regency Council. Tilorop is appointed Priest Regent and the lich, Arinanin, proclaims himself Chief Regent of the Se-;Ul. The Time of Darkness begins.
-4666 850               The last of the Grey Elven cities in the mountains now known as the Crystalmist is discovered and destroyed by a concerted effort on the part of the Drow/Seuloise and Giantkind. The defense of the city is so great, however, that drowkind and giantkind are also nigh exterminated. The Seuloise army which aided in the destruction of the elven city is destroyed to a man, and no word of them can be obtained. The remnant of the grey elves flee eastward to the interior of the eastern portion of the continent.
-4616 900               The chief houses of the Se-;Ul rise up in unison and overthrow the Priest Regent, and drive Arinanin into the North. The priesthood of Tharizdun is likewise driven out. They flee northeastwards, and establish a temple somewhere in Southern Yatils. The Council of Noble Families is formed to rule the Se-;Ul.
-4463 1053               The four "Elven Realms of the East" are established, and a calendar is used for the first time among the elves to count their own days. Highfolk is established in the Northwest to guard the northern ways, Celene the Central Kingdom, Aliador in the Griff Mountains, and Arrisa in the Southeast Aerdi Sea (in what is now called the Spindrift Isles).
-4462 -3817 1313 -2311 1054 1             Prior to this time, Elves used no calendars. But on this date the Four Elven Realms of the East are founded.  
-4414 1102               Elonzir-;b-;nar, the Prince of the house of Rhola (worshippers of Jascar and other Seuloise deities of weal) is proclaimed the First Emperor of the Seul Empire.
-4403 -3758 1372 -2252 1113 60             The Wind Dukes of Aaqa, meet a gathered force of evil humanoids and drow on the Plains of Pesh (in what is now Keoland). This is the last recorded great battle between Elves and their drow cousins. The Dukes shatter the dark elven armies. Between these times the realms flourish, the battles with humanoids are frequent, but the might of each of the realms is unchallenged. This is known as "The Time of Flowering" and much of the best of Elvendom came to pass in these days. The 12 Gray Elven cities were built, including Erieadan, the High Seat of Elvendom and The City of Summer Stars. Many mighty magics, and songs and items of beauty were crafted. The history of this time is largely hidden from humans, however, because there were few (if any) humans in the East at this time. Elves rarely speak of it today. Among the few known personages to have lived during this time were Queen Ehlissa and the Elven Minstrel Ye'Cind.  
-3756 -3111 2019 -1605 1760 707   Many nomad families of the northern plains first encounter the Seuloise Empire. They began to rely on trade with the empire. Herd animals, horses, cloth, and pottery are exchanged for superior weapons and adornments of "civilization."            
-3712 1804               Ollizin-;b-;Zabor, of the neutral house of Belzim takes the throne when the Prince of Rhola abdicates in his favor.
-3519 1997               Discovery of the art of Lesser Binding by the mages of Seul. This magic enabled the Seul to create items such as Rings of Genie Summoning.
-3500 -2855 2275 -1349 2016 963     The Empire of Mor-Borad is at its peak. The dwurfolk is the incontested master of all the western mountain ranges.          
-3080 -2435 2695 -929 2436 1383     35th Counsil of the Kings. Duegan IV, King of Damgarath, underlines his worries after the recent events at his borders. For obscur reasons, Olves enter the Yatils allying with some holds. Additionally, human temples dedicated to one Tharizdun the Eternal are found (OJ1). Markad III decides that no intervention should be made. For the moment there is no offense from the Olves. Nevertheless, troops from Yrden are put in alert specially against that seemingly dark cult.          
-3051 -2406 2724 -900 2465 1412     Not having had success using the diplomatic way, Duegan IV of Damgarath, and crazy from his apparent lack of authority with respect to the olven-friendly holds, declares war against "The Traitors To The Way of The Dwurs". Alerted by terrifying tales from those dwurs lucky enough to escape the slaughtering folly of Duegan, the troops from Yrden decide to act in order to prevent other attrocities. Thorin Fergensen of Yrden, the commander of the detachment, and all his men are decimated in front of the closed gates of Gartelem, The Iron City. Having slumbered into evil, and despite the calls for wisdom and tolerance from Dvalin of Markkadin, the new Overking, Duegan renounces to the sacred serment of Azak Morad and destroys his farduïn. One of the seven founding clans does not exist anymore.          
-3049 -2404 2726 -898 2467 1414     Beginning of Dwath-Kazar, The Great Dwur War. Duegan's berserkers lay waste to entire holds and regions of Yrden and ex-Damgarath. The Olve of Highfolk assist the friendly holds resulting in bloody represal from Duegan's troops. The civil war shakes The Empire of Mor-Borad.          
-2978 -2333 2797 -827 2538 1485     Finally, the gates of the Iron City open. Duegan IV dies from the hands of King Dvalin. The fidels of Duegan are hunted even in the darkest of their own mines. The few who have the fortune to escape the just wrath of Dvalin find shelter and protection in the hostile vastness of the Underdark. From then, they are referred as duergars which translates loosely as Duegan's bastards or Duegan's guys.          
-2973 -2328 2802 -822 2543 1490     The Kingdom of Damgarath is given a new name and Gartalem is abandonned in ruins. The "Traitors" are given a new clan name, Lyrkeram (renewal), but lacking a farduïn, this Clan would not have the political power of once Damgarath at the Great Counsil of Clans. Understanding this, numerous dwurs depart their homeland and head east in search of new land to found independant and free kingdoms.          
-2972 -2327 2803 -821 2544 1491     Lyrkerami colonists found Greysmere (hex Y3-87) in the Cairn Hills (CoG, FtA).          
-2911 -2266 2864 -760 2605 1552     Under the aegis of the powerful lyrkerami clan of the Hingrans, the fortress of Firgerem (hex J3-98) is built in the Headlands. The old House of Highforge founds the semi-underground and semi-terrestrial city of Mirkidan (hex E3-98).          
-2875 -2230 2900 -724 2641 1588     Lirkerami dwurs found the Impressive Fortress of Durkeram in the Glorioles (hex I2-87).          
-2852 -2207 2923 -701 2664 1611               Succession to the throne of Argent var-;Mengar, of the House of Neheli, worshippers of Lydia.
-2813 -2168 2962 -662 2703 1650     Dwurs and noniz of Gull Cliffs sign a pact of mutual aid. This agreement had a fast and brutal effect for the humanoids of the Gull Cliffs. An army composed of dwurs and noniz undertakes to clean the hills and their undergrounds. During this short war which is remembered as Nohn Kazar, the dwurs become the absolute masters of that range undergrounds with its resources.          
-2660 -2015 3115 -509 2856 1803               A band of northern nomads, under the leadership of the Holy Man, El-;Baklun-;bar-;Gash discover or build a strange circle of stone, and name it Tovrag Baragu, in Bakluni, "The Naval of the Earth." The Bakluni count the completion of this place as the beginning of the Bakluni calendar
-2591 -1946 3184 -440 2925 1872     A treaty of mutual aid between the lyrkerami of Rakers and their noniz neighbors is signed at Gyrth Orom, the Bronze City, first dwur citadel founded in the low heights of Rakers (hex R2-61).          
-2522 -1877 3253 -371 2994 1941     Grindar Herstnak, a dwur prospector is 'accidently' killed by Olves of the Rieuwood after he entered their territory in the search of new resources. The Gloriole King answer is fulgurating. Two elven villages are razed. The issuing war, Ol Kazar, will last for nearly 140 years and inflict heavy losses on each side. The Loremasters tell that it ceased in 3400 RD thanks to delicate negotiations led by the noniz despaired of see their allies and friends at war.          
-2659 -2014 3116 -508 2857 1804   The band of northern nomads, under the leadership of the Holy Man, El­Baklun­bar­Gash find or construct (it is not clear which) a strange circle of stone, and name it Tovrag Baragu, that is, "The Naval of the Earth." The Bakluni count the discovery of this place as the beginning of the Bakluni calendar. Northern nomadic families which hold this as their most holy site, began to call themselves Bakluni or "The Men of Baklun." The family Yamir, which dwells closest to the site, forsakes wandering to become it's protector.            
-2328 -1683 3447 -177 3188 2135               Assassination of Argent var-;Mengar XXI by unknown collaborators. The throne falls to the House of Zolax, worshippers of Beltar.
-2312 -1667 3463 -161 3204 2151               Zofar ad-;Zol proclaims that there is inherent evil in the binding of Genies and commands that all of the Great Binders be turned over to him for destruction and release of the genies. Zofar collects five of the Binders, in addition to the Binder of the King. Houses Fruztii, Cruski, and Schnai violently oppose this move, causing the Seuloise War of Revolution
-2281 -1636 3494 -130 3235 2182               Zelfed ad-;Zol, the son of Zofar, brings the war to an end but does not gain the remaining Binders.
-2269 -1624 3506 -118 3247 2194   The first recorded "Slavery Raid" occurs. Seuloise forces capture an entire family of Bakluni and take them into the Seul Empire in servitude     The years of Conquest and Prosperity of the Seuloise begin. The Flan in the southeast (just west of the Hellfurnaces), the Oerid to the east, the Kersi (the long distant descendants of those who first sailed from AnaKeri) to the south, and the Baklun to the north, and several unnamed small tribes to the west all fall under the grip of the Seuloise fist. The entire of the western half of Oerik, is controlled by the Seul. The years of Conquest and Prosperity begin. No major foe opposes the might of the empire of the Seuloise, although they do not push Eastward, because of some fear of the Elven hosts. Magic is rigorously pursued. And old Grey Elven texts are discovered and studied. The might and haughtiness of the Elves is copied in manner in the courts, but their wisdom is not. Slavery becomes common and widespread in the Seuloise lands; this continues for many centuries. The Flan in the southeast (just west of the Hellfurnaces), the Oerid to the east, the Kersi (the long distant descendants of those who first sailed from AnaKeri) to the south, and the Baklun to the north, and several unnamed small tribes to the west all fall under the grip of the Seuloise fist. The entire of the western half of Oerik, is controlled by the Seul. But the drow and darker forces halt the eastern expansion. The Oerid are the most oppressed of all Seul subjects. It is believed that Seul priests have foreseen greatness in these people which rivals that of the Seuloise   The years of Conquest and Prosperity begin. No major foe opposes the might of the empire of the Seuloise, although they do not push Eastward, because of some fear of the Elven hosts. Magic is rigorously pursued. Old Grey Elven texts are discovered and studied. The might and haughtiness of the Elves is copied in manner in the courts; their wisdom is not. Slavery becomes common and widespread in the Seuloise lands; this continues for many centuries. The Flanae in the southeast (just west of the Hellfurnaces), the Oerid to the east, the Kersi (the long distant descendants of those who first sailed from AnaKeri) to the south, and the Baklun to the north, and several unnamed small tribes to the west all fall under the grip of the Seuloise fist. The entire of the western half of Oerik, is controlled by the Seul. But the drow and darker forces, and a fear of other elves, halt the eastern expansion.
-2268 -1623 3507 -117 3248 2195     The Flanae who are fleeing the Sueloise (OJ1) are helped by the dwurs of Horgereth during their perilous travel across the Hellfurnaces.          
-2267 -1622 3508 -116 3249 2196     The flanae, newcomers in the area of Gull Cliffs and guided by their sorcerers covet the mines of the dwurs. The war which bursts is very short thanks to the expert assistance of the noniz illusionists who lead the Flanae on false tracks on more than one occasion.          
-2266 -1621 3509 -115 3250 2197         The Flanae, under the protection of Beory, Pelor and Rao flee their lands in mass, making a perilous crossing of the Hellfurnaces. They move North into the lands of Eastern Oerik, later called the Flanaess, as the first human inhabitants of the area. Initially, they are well received by the demi­humans.     The Flanae, under the protection of Beory, Pelor and Rao flee their lands in mass, making a perilous crossing of the Hellfurnaces. They move North into the lands of Eastern Oerik, later called the Flanaess, as the first human inhabitants of the area. Initially, they are well received by the demi-;humans dwelling there.
-2253 -1608 3522 -102 3263 2210             The Flan move into Eastern Oerik. They are welcomed by the Highfolk, but the other kingdoms, remembering the disaster of the helping of the Seul, close their Realms to humans.  
-2151 -1506 3624 0 3365 2312             The founding of the first Flan city in the Lortmils "Haradahagh." The founding of the first Flanae City in the Lortmil mountains in eastern Oerik, this is counted as year
-2064 -1419 3711 87 3452 2399   "The Great Betrayal." After treating with seven nomadic merchant clans at a merchant gathering, the Seuloise Odiafer, attacked the merchants, attempting to take their goods and enslave them. The families drew their trains together and fought to the last person instead of surrendering.            
-2261 -1616 3514 -110 3255 2202     Mirkidan, capital of the Highforge House, becomes progressively also a human (flan) city.          
-2257 -1612 3518 -106 3259 2206     The Flanae arrive in the area of Sunndi where settle They are accepted by Olves which may explain why the dwurs greet them with low enthusiasm. Once again, the noniz step in to prevent war. King Ferug Greshterk of the Glorioles agrees to trade with the 'civilized humanoids'. He does not regret it. Quickly, these exchanges are advantageous for both sides.          
-2152 -1507 3623 -1 3364 2311     The Lyrkerami of the lower northern Yatils see the arrival of a human people until there unknown, the Flanae. They have rather violent tendencies but they excel in the arts of agriculture and masonry. This largely impresses the dwurs a friendship begins gently between the two peoples (OJ5).          
-2150 -1505 3625 1 3366 2313         The founding of the first Flanae City in the Lortmil mountains, Haradaragh, in eastern Oerik, this is counted as year 1 of the Flan calendar      
-2055 -1410 3720 96 3461 2408   Seuloise armies march into the northern planes and claim overlordship. The nomads are generally defeated when they resist. The first Seuloise fortresses in the north are constructed. For the next 600 years the Bakluni are subjugated to the Seul.            

 

 


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