The Current Timeline
The Prehistoric Age
All time before the end of the Primordial War is considered “before history”.
Dragon Kings rule most of Creation, except the West, where they constantly clash with the Lintha.
Year 0 (very roughly RY -4,500)
Primordials surrender during Calibration.
Four Primordials remain free: Gaia, Autochthon and two others.
She Who Lives In Her Name burns away “nine out of every 10 important things” in the instants before her imprisonment.
Ocher Fountain Era (Year 1-109)
Merela accepts the Crown Of Thunders and the Creation Ruling Mandate. She rules from the Ocher Fountain, a neighborhood of the mortal section of Rathess
Birth of Chejop Kejak
Birth of Tammiz Ushan
Solars begin a rule that lasts for a “timeless age”.
Brigid returns to recently founded Sperimin with the secrets of Sorcery.
Chejop Kejak exalts amidst fighting between the solars loyal to Merela, the Golden Hero Vassals.
Merela decrees the establishment of a central government for all Creation in Meru.
Jadeborn-made artifacts begin to deactivate.
Deliberative proposed, suggesting all solars be given an equal voice. Merela rejects it.
Meru War begins.
Meru War ends with compromise, creating the Deliberative, but with Merela still as queen.
Deliberative demands Autochthon sanction the Jadeborn, or else the Deliberative would go to war against them. The Great Maker responds by placing the Great Geas upon the Jadeborn.
First Deliberative Era (Year 110-652)
Deliberative renames Ochre Fountain to the Realm.
Many lunar exalted volunteer to explore the South, West and North.
Human settlement of the Blessed Isle begins.
Autochthon departs Creation.
Brigid’s student Thesis begins teaching sorcery.
Thesis’s student Sonah founds the Sonan School of Sorcery.
Sonah’s student Nanica begins teaching sorcery.
circa Year 550 (roughly RY -3,900)
Ascension Day, when the lesser elemental dragons were elevated to the status of gods.
Nanica’s student Leelah begins teaching sorcery.
Dissolution Invasion begins, with a Fair Folk army seeking to end shape.
Dissolution Invasion ends, with the Deliberative throwing back the armies of the Fair Folk.
The Unfurling Horizon Era (Year 653-1215)
Deliberative becomes more interested in the Wyld.
Leelah’s student Derja founds the Derjan School of Sorcery.
Derja’s student Chone begins teaching sorcery.
One of the free rougue Primordials launches attack at Creation’s heart, starting the Aftershock War.
circa Year 1110
Fair Folk swear oaths granting eclipse caste Solars diplomatic immunity.
Thesis ceases teaching sorcery; joins the Aftershock War.
Sonah vanishes in search of Brigid.
Nanica dies in Primordial assault on Sperimin.
Leelah ceases teaching sorcery, joins Aftershock War.
Exaltations of Brigid and Sonah reincarnate.
Theis and Leelah die in final assault against Primordial forces.
Aftershock War ends.
The Shining Reflection Era (Year 1216-1721)
Chone’s student Halleus begins teaching sorcery.
circa Year 1300
Solar fashion dictates wearing and using items only made by ones self.
Directional languages (e.g. earthtongue, flametongue, etc.) intentionally developed, replacing Old Realm in mortal lands. Languages included built-in thaumaturgical prayers, acting to stabilize Creation.
Chone transfers all students to Halleus, ceases teaching sorcery, shifts focus to magitech engineering.
circa Year 1650 (roughly RY -2,800)
The Kukla becomes the first greater elemental dragon and is promptly bound by the Unconquered Sun.
Halleus’ student Kemal begins teaching sorcery.
14th Ascending Wood: Death of Facet Raven, the first solar to die of old age.
The Thousand Struggles Era (Year 1722-2543)
Rose PetalT ea stages military attack on Bor Zan’s prefecture, killing him.
Rival kills Chone and Derja.
Kemal’s student Hano assumes teaching duties at the Derjan College.
Birth of Ingosh Silverclaws.
Just after Calibration, a solar circle called the White Jade Feather Society violate oaths to attack rivals within Meru. Within six months, Deliberative attendance ends, with many fleeing Meru entirely.
Snow Period begins, where no celestial exalted fight one another, despite constant expectation of conflict.
Hano’s student Devon founds the Devonian School of Sorcery.
Snow Period ends.
Time of Cascading Years (Year 2325-2543)
Time becomes subjective, with different locations experiencing different durations. This era is measured from when this time split started to when it ended and time become universally applied again. Convention holds that this period is “officially counted” as 217 years long, but this a mostly arbitrary decision based on the time reference of the historians doing the labeling. To some, the period lasts a single afternoon.
For heaven and all immaterial spirts, no time passes.
After 1,000 subjective years: Era ends.
All survivors of this era, including Dragon-Blooded, all remember personally performing some notable task that restores Creation to its rightful configuration.
Souls of 73 celestial exalted who died during the era, including Halleus, reincarnate.
The Second Deliberative Era
The Period of Long Silence begins, where few exalted conflicts occur and not much research either.
The Period of Long Silence ends.
Treaty of Limbs ratified.
Kemal dies of old age.
Devon incinerates his books, retires from public life and gifts his sorcerous academy at Sperimin to Hano’s student Salina.
Salina founds Salinan School of Sorcery.
Hano’s student Silur founds the Silurian School of Sorcery, ostensibly to revive the traditions of Brigid.
I AM activated.
Era of Dreams (Year 3204-3516)
I AM transmission network established.
Birth of Leviathan.
Exaltation of Leviathan.
Anonymous Silurian sorcerer begins distributing the Abscissic Guide to summoning demons.
Black Nadir Concordat emerges from the Underworld with the secrets of Necromancy.
Deliberative votes in favor of Operation Wyldhand.
Operation Wyldhand begins. (Lands of Creation, pg. 19)
Operation Wyldhand ends. (Lands of Creation, pg. 19)
Year 3516 (roughly RY -933)
The “present” for Dreams of the First Age campaigns.
circa RY -800
The Unconquered Sun gets angry at the Solar Deliberative and turns his face from the Solar Exalted.
Usurpation & Shogunate
(Note to players. Here is where the current timeline and the one your characters know diverges. Click Original Timeline to see what your characters remember. It will pick up at this point.)
circa RY -750
The Usurpation, followed by “decades” of war to exterminate the Solars.
circa RY -700
Start of the Shogunate Era
circa RY -405
Swan Dragon becomes Censor for the South.
circa RY -5
The arrival of the Great Contagion.
The Seventh Legion encamps in Deheleshen (the future site of Lookshy)
The Second Age
Also known as The Year of Seven Tigers.
The Empress founds the Realm.
The Great Contagion ends.
Lookshy is founded on the ruins of Deheleshen.
The core of the Realm ministries is in place by this year.
Realm agents make first contact with Scavenger Lands cities, persuading some to swear fealty to the Empress; most cities refuse.
First invasion of the Scavenger Lands by the Realm. The invading force is the Fourth Imperial Legion.
Council of Entities takes control of Nexus.
Fourth Imperial Legion withdraws from the Scavenger Lands to its allied cities on the coast.
Second Realm invasion of the Scavenger Lands begins, with four legions as the invasion force.
Lookshy besieged by Realm forces
Nexus occupied by Realm forces; Realm forces are pushed out after several weeks.
Realm invasion of the Scavenger Lands continues.
Siege of Lookshy lifted by use of a First Age weapon.
Seventh Legion forces march to Great Forks — or at least, to the conjunction of the Yellow River and the Rolling River where Great Forks will be founded in RY 278 — and destroy the Fourth Imperial Legion there.
Realm forces withdraw from the Scavenger Lands.
Realm ships raid merchant vessels of the Scavenger Lands, resulting in privateer campaigns against the Realm by those lands.
Third and final invasion of the Scavenger Lands by the Realm, with seven legions. Seventh Legion forces are scattered, but units from Melevhil and Nathir tie up Realm forces. The invaders are harassed by guerrilla forces.
Empress’ Own Guard destroyed near Melevhil. The third invasion of the Scavenger Lands is repulsed. General Vondy Beulen of the Realm defects to Lookshy along with several Dragons.
The League of Many Rivers is formed by the free cities of the Scavenger Lands as an alliance of mutual aid and support. Members include Lookshy, Nexus, Sijan, and others.
Brem Marst founds the Guild.
The Deliberative of the Realm is created.
Coastal states of the Scavenger lands join the League of Many Rivers.
An assassination attempt on the Empress fails.
The Empress takes the noble Rawar of Arjuf as a husband.
The Guild moves its operations to Nexus.
Ragara is born to the Empress and Rawar of Arjuf.
Bagrash Köl founds a kingdom in the North
The Nine Duchies rebellion against the Realm. The Empress discovers Guild involvement after the rebellion is crushed.
The Guild withdraws from Bagrash Köl’s kingdom.
Bagrash Köl’s kingdom comes to a sudden end.
Bram Marst dies.
The Delzahn horde conquers Chiaroscuro.
By this year, most of the Threshold — those nations on the shore of the Inland Sea — is under Realm control. Exceptions include the Scavenger Lands and a few others.
House Manosque attempts a coup in the Realm.
Tensions increase between the Laris and Velen districts in the Scavenger Lands.
Tensions between the Laris and Velen districts in the Scavenger Lands erupt into a brief war.
The Raksha Yseult re-enters Creation.
Great Forks is founded.
Haltans make a treaty with the Fair Folk.
Peasant uprising on the Blessed Isle: Trae Leng’s Revolt.
The Realm sends an expedition into the Scavenger Lands, which is quickly crushed by Seventh Legion Forces.
House Iselsi attempts a coup in the Realm.
The Outcaste Dragon Blooded Summer Conflagration leads the Linowans in an attack on Halta and is miserably defeated.
Peasant uprising on the Blessed Isle: the Vengeful Harvest.
The Empress’ husband Rawar of Arjuf is assassinated.
The Guild establishes Lord’s Crossing as its hub city in the Realm.
The Realm begins taxing the Guild.
The Trade War begins between the Realm and the Guild.
The Trade War ends with a pseudo-compromise.
Arczeckhi Hordes invade the Scavenger Lands; are turned back by Guild mercenaries, Lookshy forces, and Hundred Kingdoms soldiers.
Peasant uprising on the Blessed Isle: Unbroken Rushes Rebellion. Lasts until RY 466.
Fair Folk invade the Hundred Kingdoms; the League of Many Rivers alliance collapses under the assault.
Fair Folk are finally driven from the Hundred Kingdoms.
The Confederation of Rivers is created by the major cities of the Scavenger Lands.
Beginning of the war between the Fair Folk nobles Slulura and Yseult, in the Northeast. Lasts until RY 568.
Creation of the stone forest of the Proving Ground ends the war between Slulura and Yseult.
Peasant uprising on the Blessed Isle: Ragara’s Widow’s Uprising.
Peasant uprising on the Blessed Isle: Bloodied Scythe Uprising.
House V’neef is founded.
Thorns attacks the Scavenger Lands.
Thorns is defeated by the Confederation of Rivers at Mishaka.
The Bull of the North attacks the Rokan-jin and Talinin tribes, leading to the war between him and the Realm (specifically the Tepet legions). This war lasts until Ascending Earth RY 764.
War between the Bull of the North and northeastern tribes escalates; the Linowan enter the fray against the Bull.
Linowans request aid from the Realm in their war with the Bull of the North.
The Tepet legions join the Linowan in their war with the Bull of the North.
The Bull of the North commits completely to the war between his forces and the Realm in the Northeast.
The Empress disappears.
Council of the Empty Throne elects Regent Fokuf to “reign” over the Realm.
Thorns is conquered by the Mask Of Winters.
Battle of Krellen Ford
The Bull of the North’s forces retreat from Krellen Ford, but devastate their Tepet pursuers after receiving reinforcements.
Battle of Ironthorn Forest.
Battle of Fallen Lapis.
Tepet forces begin retreat from the Bull of the North.
Last of the Tepet legions in the Northeast are destroyed in the Battle of Futile Blood.