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Elves arrive in Khalkidia and settle in the woods

1000-8500

 

 

 

During the these years, large groups of elves migrate southwards into Cantabria, claiming the forests for themselves and driving the Orc tribes further south and deeper into the mountains.

9000

 

 

 

Migration eastwards leads to elves settling in the Municipian forests

 

 

 

 

Humanoid wars, the dwarves secure in their mountain holds give no aid as large orcish tribes attack the forests of Cantabria and Municipia.  Khalkidia is relatively untouched but suffers losses as troops are sent south to Cantabria. Many of the tribes gained their identity during these times.

 

 

 

 

Peace reigns following the defeat but not annihilation of the Orcish nations.  This brings about the end of the first age, where the demi-humans inhabit the continent by themselves.

S E C O N D   A G E

 

 

 

 

Humans first arrive on the continent at the eastern tip of Municipia.  They bring their gods with them, Set and Mitra.  They also land in southern Cantabria and Western Khalkidia

 

 

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Khalkidian kingdom created in the plains of Khalkidia.

 

 

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Municipian empire created 

19201

 

685

577

THE GREAT BETRAYAL: The Municipian elven families turned from the Elven gods and swear allegiance to Lolth who leads them underground, they receive the Curse of Darkness for this.

19206

 

690

582

The Municipian forests are invaded by orcs who settle there and resist all human expansion.  The Elves of Khalkidia feel that it is a fitting end to the Municipian elven homelands.  Prophecies speak of the reclamation of these forests to the light that can only be achieved by those elves who have turned from the darkness.

20112

 

1596

1488

On the same day Vecna and Breulentod are born.

20213

 

1697

1589

Vecna becomes the sole Emperor of Municipia.

20778

 

2262

2154

Vecna, unable to stay alive for any longer through magical means completes the ritual which takes him from life to unlife.

20790

 

2274

2166

Vecna invades Khalkidia but is unable to take control of the elven woods and moves around it defeating the kingdom of Khalkidia and adding it to his empire.

21658

 

3142

3034

Vecna is destroyed.  The deed is either completed by General Kas or by a Paladin-Assassin of Forseti.  The generals of Vecna, including Kas then dismember the separate regions as each seeks to gain control of the whole.

22006

 

3490

3382

Khalkidian confederacy is formed with allies from Humans, Gnomes, Dwarves, Elves and Kender.  This is the first time such inter-racial harmony has existed.

22670

 

4154

4046

The final remnants of Wecna’s empire are destroyed by the first Giant invasion, which sacks Vecna’s city.

T H I R D   A G E

25632-25655

0-23

7116-7139

7008-7031

Cantabria formed during this period of 23 years by Sarco, later Mark I.  His expansionist policies, from the city of Sarcophraz mold the kingdom into a single entity.  By capturing each major city and controlling trade he subdues the human barons and then with coordinated attacks manages to push the orcs from much of the lands into the Northern and Southern mountains.  As a result of this contact is lost between the Cantabrian and Khalkidian forests.  Sarco is helped during his endeavours by the ArchMage of Chia.

26040

408

7524

7416

Acererak’s undead legions plunder Khalkidia but fail to break through the Northern passes of Cantabria

26582

950

8066

7958

Arrion the Good reforms Khalkidia and the Elven kingdoms are once again united

26692

1060

8176

8068

Khalkidian kingdom is destroyed during the second giant invasion.  The giants invade Cantabria.  The Elves receive no help from the Dwarves and vice versa, each of whom were under siege at the time.  Many lives are lost, especially by the elves.  The Giants are finally beaten back, right at the walls of Canton. The royalty and nobility of Cantabria is virtually wiped out and the kingdom disintegrates into a series of petty internal civil wars.   

 

2021

 

 

The Emperor Nurad begins the the re-unification of Cantabria

 

2022

 

 

Battle of the Three Dragons

The Emperor Nurad’s red dragon mount is slain by Tamthe, Priestess of Ilmatar, a golden dragon.  An enormous red dragon believed to be Breulentod slays Nurad while the gold dragon lays unconscious.  The red dragon then departs leaving the field to King Mark XXVI, who is crowned King in Canton before the end of the year. 

Nine Heroes of Cantabria 

Mark the King

Lara, Elven Princess, warrior mage, holder of the bow of the Elvish Lords

Tamthe, golden dragon, priestess of Ilmatar

Petal, half giant warrioress

Kleptomaniax the thief who died in the battle

Dolryst, dwarven warrior who died in the battle

Nirma (once Nirmon), Ranger Lord

Taliesane, druidess of Mielikki

Magic User of the staff, assassinated after the battle.

 

2023

 

 

The Orc Wars begin.  

 

2025

 

 

Siege of Beluni begins with a 10,000 strong army besieging the city.

 

2026

 

 

Siege of Beluni is lifted by an elven army led by Lara. The three tribes sign the treaty of Chia, and agree to leave the lands of Cantabria.

 

2027

 

 

The Severed Hand tribe with 20,000 attack Chia, in an effort to gain support from the tribes in Khalkidia.  The Mage’s guild goes to war, at least five wizards are seen in the battle although the Arch Mage is conspicuously absent.

 

2028

 

 

The remaining 2000 Severed Hand orcs, flee over the northern border of Cantabria.

 

2030

 

 

Most remaining major tribes agree to leave by the second treaty of Chia.

 

2033

 

 

The remnants of the Broken Skull tribe are driven over the Northern border.  No major tribes are now left in Cantabria.  The Northern border is sealed and patrols are started following treaties made with each of the tribes that adjoin the border.

 

2042

 

 

The four remaining hero’s rejoin and find the lair of a black dragon in some kobold caves.

 

2047

 

 

First party known to attempt to slaying of a Green Dragon (Green Dragon Inn, Canton quest) , never heard of again.

 

2048

 

 

Nevros the traitor killed by a group of adventurers who included: Baroness Petal of Quasqueton, Valgriff paladin of Sif, Nina journeyman Mage, Paxon priest of Ukko (died), Mya a monk from the Schlegian Isles and an unknown ranger. 

 

2049

 

 

Nirma, hero of Cantabria, dies fighting a demi-lich in the Black Tower

 

2051

 

 

Mage’s guild teleport network completed.  Finariel found dead in The Ebony Fly, murdered.

 

2052

 

 

Mark XXVI dies and Mark XXVII is crowned King.

 

Ancient Heroes & Legends of Cantabria

Arrion

The Paladin Arrion came to prominence as the last ruler of a united Khalkidia. Coming from a humble background Arrion was in fact the hereditary ruler of Khalkidia and during one of his many adventures retrieved the Jewel of Kingship for that nation. From this point he strove to reunite and conquer the ancient nation, forging alliances with the Elves.

Sarco

Mark XXVI

Vecna

The ancient lich ruler of Municipia killed by Kas, ruled Municipia with a steel fist. After his final death the empire gradually fell apart with the various army commanders fighting for control of each of their areas.

Kas

Breulentod

Breulentod is a huge ancient Red Dragon that is known to own various legendary artifacts amongst his hoard. He is known for his avarice but surprisingly does seek to converse with humans from within and outside his demesne on the Volcano known as Doom. Sometimes he has been known to bargain with other races and loan out artifacts from his collection in return for payment of some kind. The last known such occurrence was with the Emperor Nurad.