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)


CY 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
-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).          
-1990 -1345 3785 161 3526 2473         The Flan wizard, Galap­Dreidel builds Inverness to protect his "Soul Gem."      
-1982 -1337 3793 169 3534 2481     The lyrkerami of Rakers discover the Olven Kingdom of Aliador (OJ1). The gray elves refuse any contact with them. However an agreement of non-aggression (tranlate mutual ignorance) is signed a little later (3803 RD; -1973 CY) at Erieadan, capital of Olves (hex unknown).          
-1932 -1287 3843 219 3584 2531         The first reports of strange cities to the south worshipping strange gods is reported by the Flanae. These people (according to Flan sources) call themselves Almeks (Olmec in the Common tongue).      
-1747 -1102 4028 404 3769 2716             One of the small tribes of Flan, the Ur­Flannae, located just west of Aliador send servants as hostage to the Gray elven kingdom, in return for land rights. The 7th High King, Galitholian Glitterhelm, is especially taken by the sharp mind of a young man of promise, named Vecna. Vecna, inspired by the glories of elven splendors, began to study magic. He discovered in the libraries a book from the Seul entitled "The Fate of Tilorop." He secretly begins to worship Tharizdun.  
-1745 -1100 4030 406 3771 2718         One of the small tribes of Flan, the Ur­Flanae, located just west of Aliador send servants as hostage to the Gray elven kingdom, in return for land rights. The 7th High King, Galitholian Glitterhelm, is especially taken by the sharp mind of a young man of promise, named Vecna. Vecna, inspired by the glories of elven splendors, began to study magic. He discovered in the libraries a book from the Seul entitled "The Fate of Tilorop." He secretly begins to worship Tharizdun.      
-1733 -1088 4042 418 3783 2730             Galitholian receives a warning from the mages and priests of Arrisa, his reply is "I am the High King of Elvendom, you would do well to remember that!"  
-1716 -1071 4059 435 3800 2747         Vecna asks Galitholian's permission to visit his homeland. This permission is granted.   Vecna asks Galitholian's permission to visit his homeland. This permission is granted.  
-1711 -1066 4064 440 3805 2752         Vecna erects a black tower in the middle of the Nyr Dyv. He claims chieftanship of his tribe, the Ur­Flanae and slays the former chieftain in combat by use of magic.      
-1710 -1065 4065 441 3806 2753         Vecna shields his presence from the Elves by use of magic. He studies "The Fate of Tilrop" and was driven by an insatiable lust to live as long as the elves. His established towns on the model of the Gray Elves, and began to experiment with his Ur­Flanae for the "Ultimate Solution to Death." Several undead are created.      
-1671 -1026 4104 480 3845 2792     Vecna attacks the Capital of Olves (OJ1). Many lyrkerami holds chiefs decide to help their neighbors. However this operation is stopped clear because the duergars of the Rakers/Griffs/Corusks, directed by Frightening Iirdelk the One-eyed, launch a great offensive against the clans of these mounts. The war which followed, Duerg Kazar, the War of the Duergars, lasted nearly 550 years and undoutedly IS the bloodiest one ever battled by the dwurs.   Vecna perfects the technique required for Lichdom. He transforms himself. He goes north to the plains and brings forth many humanoids to his banner. He corrupts and twists his people, and, through his breeding program, now has a host that far outnumbers the elves to the East.      
-1669 -1024 4106 482 3847 2794         Vecna marches against Galitholian, bringing back his slaughtered soldiers as an undead hoard. Slowly his alliance of humanoids, undead, and Flanae drive the Gray Elves back to their mountain fastness.   Vecna marches against Galitholian, bringing back his slaughtered soldiers as an undead hoard. Slowly his alliance of humanoids, undead, and Flanae drive the Gray Elves back to their mountain fastness.  
-1655 -1010 4120 496 3861 2808         Vecna forges the sword which he later passes to Kas.      
-1644 -999 4131 507 3872 2819         Gilthonial's forces are driven in a lightning strike from the plains west of the Griff's. Vecna's forces sweep the central plains east of Nyr Dyv and North, they hold the plains to the feet of the Griff's.      
-1642 -997 4133 509 3874 2821             Gilthonial's forces are driven in a lightning strike from the plains west of the Griff's. Vecna's forces sweep the central plains east of Nyr Dyv and North, they hold the plains to the feet of the Griff's.  
-1566 -921 4209 585 3950 2897     The friendship of the dwurs of Abbor Alz for the Flanae is completely destroyed when Vecna the Infamous calls an extremely burning force which creates the Bright Desert (OJ1), destroying some dwurs. Warlike worships become even more popular among the dwurs of this area, just as their aversion against all the magi in general.   Celene fields an army to assist Galitholian. Although they meet with initial success, Vecna calls on the powers of Tharizdun and unleashes a magical burning force which causes the Bright desert. Many perish and the elven host is thrown into a panic. They retreat to Celene, but Vecna does not advance. His eyes are fixed on the east.      
-1557 -912 4218 594 3959 2906             Celene fields an army to assist Galitholian. Although they meet with initial success, Vecna calls on the powers of Tharizdun and unleashes a magical burning force which causes the Bright desert. Many perish and the elven host is thrown into a panic. They retreat to Celene, but Vecna does not advance. His eyes are fixed to the east.  
-1547 -902 4228 604 3969 2916         The first of the Grey Elven mountain cities falls to Vecna's armies. This is the beginning of the 400 Year War.      
-1545 -900 4230 606 3971 2918               The Bakluni, under one of their wandering chieftains, Ali-;ben-;Onar, unite in an effort to throw off the Seuloise yoke. During the War of Seven Score Nights one of the Binders is captured. The war ceases when the Bakluni threaten to use this item. The Seuloise cede a large portion of "their" Northern territories to the Bakluni.
-1539 -894 4236 612 3977 2924               The Seul and Bakluni come to an uneasy peace. The House of Zolax plots to fight the Bakluni influences (in Bakluni lands, and on other groups such as the Oeridians) wherever found.
-1538 -893 4237 613 3978 2925             The first of the Grey Elven mountain cities falls to Vecna's armies. This is the beginning of the 400 Year War.  
-1521 -876 4254 630 3995 2942   The Bakluni, under one of their wandering chieftains, Ali­ben­Onar, unite in an effort to throw off the Seuloise yoke. During the war one of the items created by the Seul to bind the Geniekind is captured. The war ceases when the Bakluni threaten to use this item. The Seuloise cede a large portion of "their" Northern territories to the Bakluni.            
-1540 -895 4235 611 3976 2923   "The First Victory." The Bakluni claim a large portion of the northern lands as their own by treaty with the Seul. The family Amirs and Sultans gather and elect Ali­ben­Onar, by proclamation, as "Caliph of All the Families of the Baklun".            
-1516 -871 4259 635 4000 2947   "The Fruztii War." The Bakluni defeat the Seuloise noble army of the House Fruztii, and tighten their grip on the north.           The leader of House Fruztii, Abelbar ben Usby, seeks to wrest control of the Binder from the Bakluni. Instead, he loses the Binder which his family has controlled for Millennia to the Bakluni, but he keeps this loss secret.
-1510 -865 4265 641 4006 2953   The construction of Istustan commences as the central city of the Bakluni people. Several other towns develop as nomadic families clans began to build permanent headquarters in their traditional homelands. Upon Ali's death, his nephew, Mohinid­ben­Saphir, is proclaimed "Caliph of the Baklun."            
-1428 -783 4347 723 4088 3035   Leery of the "mages" in the south, a group of worshippers of Xan Yae, began developing "mental disciplines" in conjunction with their clerical powers.            
-1399 -754 4376 752 4117 3064               The Emperor Zeeckar attempts to strengthen his realm. He attempts to annihilate the Houses Ulmar and Opell in what he calls The War of Purity. These western houses have long intermarried with tribes to the west, and Zeeckar uses this as an excuse to tighten his grip on the empire. Both Houses ultimately flee the empire by traveling west over the Vast Ocean, where they pass out of memory.
-1279 -634 4496 872 4237 3184   Al Akbar, a mighty priest and prophet, creates his cup and star            
-1230 -585 4545 921 4286 3233         Gilthonial's armies slowly give way before Vecna, no aid reaches Gilthonial. Vecna's armies destroy all but 5 Grey Elven cities in the Griff Mts.      
-1221 -576 4554 930 4295 3242             Gilthonial's armies slowly give way before Vecna, no aid reaches Gilthonial. Vecna's armies destroy all but 5 Grey Elven cities in the Griff Mts.  
-1169 -524 4606 982 4347 3294         Gilthonial leaves his capitol with the host of that city. He marches against Vecna and drives him from the mountains. But once in the plains, Vecna reveals a new weapon, a black sword forged of material from the stars. Vecna meets Gilthonial in single combat and slays him. The army of Vecna then destroys the elven host, and marches into the mountains. They inhabit and deface the elven cities, remaking them in the image of Vecna. Four cities, however, including the City of Summer Stars, are not found. The capital, Erieadan, the height of Gray elven architecture and power, is destroyed to a stone. So ends the Elven Kingdom of Aliador, and the seat of the High King.      
-1166 -521 4609 985 4350 3297   The first monastery of Zuoken is erected. Mental and physical disciplines are studied rigorously.            
-1154 -509 4621 997 4362 3309         The City of Summer Stars, after being revealed, defends itself from Vecna's incursions by Prince Darnakurian use of his dark blade. Vecna's armies are broken by this defense. Queen Sharafere and the remnant of her people head to the islands in the south.   Gilthonial left his capitol with the host of that city. He marched against Vecna and drove him from the mountains. But once in the plains, Vecna revealed a new weapon, a black sword forged of material from the stars. Vecna met Gilthonial in single combat and slew him. The army of Vecna then destroyed the elven host, and marched into the mountains. They inhabited and defaced the elven cities, remaking them in the image of Vecna. Four cities, however, were never found. The capital, Erieadan, the height of Gray elven architecture and power, was destroyed to a stone. So ended the Elven Kingdom of Aliador, the seat of the High King.  
-1151 -506 4624 1000 4365 3312         Because of the energies he expended in the attack upon the City of Summer Stars, Vecna is weakened. Kas, aspiring to Vecna's position, is able to vanquish Vecna. Vecna's body is destroyed, except for his hand and eye. Kas dies in this battle as well. Some of Vecna's followers found a "Cult of Vecna". Vecna's empire collapses. After this several small Flanae kingdoms arise, but none match the might of the UrFlanae under Vecna, several northern Flan fearing the both the wrath of the elves and the brutality of another lichking flee their cities and turn back to a tribal systems of government. One exception to this general dissolution is the area under an able Theign named Tenh. He manages to keep his people from scattering, although incursions by roaming monsters and undead into this area are frequent.      
-1145 -500 4630 1006 4371 3318             The City of Summer Stars defends itself from Vecna's incursions. But the city is abandoned after Prince Darnakurian turns to darkness. Queen Sharafere and the remnant of her people head to the islands in the south.  
-1142 -497 4633 1009 4374 3321             Vecna's body is destroyed. Despite this, the three remaining hidden Gray Elven cities of Aliador do not reveal themselves.  
-1138 -493 4637 1013 4378 3325             Envoys from Celene are sent to contact the three hidden cities of Aliador, they do not return. This is the beginning of "The Sleeping Years". The Elven Realms do not communicate with outsiders and rarely with each other.  
-1137 -492 4638 1014 4379 3326     The Duergar City of Oomferesh under the Griffs is destroyed (Underdark, hex S2-42). End of Duerg Kazar. The Olven Kingdom of Aliador is not any more.          
-1105 -460 4670 1046 4411 3358               The decay of the Seuloise Empire into crime and corruption cannot be denied as Emperor Zinkman ad-;Zol declares himself a God. He uses the power of the Binders to enforce his claim.
-1082 -437 4693 1069 4434 3381           The "god" Zinkman is not accepted by the Oeridian tribes to the north and west of the empire. Zinkman attacks the surprised Oeridian tribes destroying three of the thirteen that exist. The Oeridians are forced to bow to Zinkman. The Aerdy (the chief of the tribe of that name) refuses, and challenges Zinkman in a duel to the death. Zinkman accepts, but finds that he is battling none other than St. Cuthbert, himself. Cuthbert reduces Zinkman to a babbling, drooling idiot.   The "god" Zinkman is not accepted by the Oeridian tribes to the north and west of the empire. Zinkman attacks the surprised Oeridian tribes destroying three of the thirteen that exist. The Oeridians are forced to bow to Zinkman. The Aerdy (the chief of the tribe of that name) refuses, and challenges Zinkman in a duel to the death. Zinkman accepts, but finds that he is battling none other than St. Cuthbert, himself. Cuthbert reduces Zinkman to a babbling, drooling idiot. Cuthbert does not take the Binders from the houses of Seul, but divides them among the ruling houses.
-1079 -434 4696 1072 4437 3384               The House Schnai, after a short struggle, takes the throne of the Empire. Ovrung the First manages to restore the kingdom to a shadow of it's former self.
-1034 -389 4741 1117 4482 3429         Founding of the Flanae Kingdom of Sulm in the Bright Desert Region.      
-882 -237 4893 1269 4634 3581           High Priest Arnd of Tdon forges the first chain link mail shirt to honor the anniversary of the victory of Cuthbert over Zinkman. The shirt is called The Invulnerable Coat of Arnd.    
-808 -163 4967 1343 4708 3655   Claiming that an adherence to a mental regimen will help bring defeat to the Seuloise, a Master of the Zuoken monastery of Ramala, leaves his monastery and travels eastward to find the lands of the gray elves to study their magic. He does not return.            
-806 -161 4969 1345 4710 3657               The minor temples of Tharizdun, hidden in the mountains immediately west of the Vesve starts practicing a heretofore unknown discipline which combines physical regimen with mental powers. It is rumored that these disciplines were torn from the mind of a captured Bakluni priest.
-728 -83 5047 1423 4788 3735   Plague breaks out in the Bakluni Lands. This is the first year of those known as "The Plague Years." The monastic practices of the followers of Zuoken spread and as a result the Plague losses are not nearly as great as what is found in the south. However, many Bakluni blame the Seul and began to speak of cleansing the South.           The empire slips into stagnation. Numerous plagues sweep through the Seul Empire, some magical and some mundane. The population falls by over 40%. Many towns are completely emptied, and the border defenses are greatly weakened. This is the first year of those known as "The Plague Years".
-648 -3 5127 1503 4868 3815           High Priestess Johydee tricks evil powers into making her Mask.    
-645 0 5130 1506 4871 3818               The Oeridian High Priestess Johydee using her Mask, breaks the Oeridian free from Seul domination.
-644 1 5131 1507 4872 3819           After repeated attempts by both the Seul and Bakluni to regain control of the Oeridian tribes, Johydee breaks the Oeridians away from the control of the Seul. The tribes swear the Oath of Unity. This oath places allows for the common defense of Oeridian tribes under one War Leader, the First War Leader (styled Herzog) is Chenil of Aerdy    
-627 18 5148 1524 4889 3836   Under Hali­ben­Usif, the first organized raid of the Baklun into Seul occurs. During the next hundred years, the Baklun prosper as the Seuloise fall into confusion and strife between Noble Families. The Baklun courts grow wealthy and prosperous, the northern Oeridian lands fall under Baklun sway.           The population begins to recover, but the Bakluni peace begins to break down. Raids become frequent.
-604 41 5171 1547 4912 3859               The first of the Succession Wars. The Schnai are removed from the throne.
-563 82 5212 1588 4953 3900             A temple to Tharizdun is located near the Realm of the Highfolk, it is cleared, but a mystic force keeps it from being destroyed.  
-558 87 5217 1593 4958 3905         Shattados, mage­king of Sulm and his entire people are translated into Scorpion Men.      
-505 140 5270 1646 5011 3958               The last of the Succession Wars. After 500 years with the succession falling to nine different Houses, the House Zolax regains control of the Imperium. Missionary monks from the hidden Temple of Tharizdun return to the Seuloise Empire and begin winning converts.
-502 143 5273 1649 5014 3961   The Bakluni withdraw their ambassador from the Seuloise Empire when Zunid­ad­Zol, the Prince of House Zolax is crowned Emperor of the Seul Peoples.           The Bakluni withdraw there ambassador from the Seuloise Empire when Zunid-;ad-;Zol, the Prince of House Zolax is crowned Emperor of the Seul Peoples.

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