Below is a timeline of events that have happened throughout history in Visola. Each time something world-changing happens, a new age is formed, and the years start over at 0. As of writing this, the year is 991 A.B. (Age of Balance), but in truth, the world is nearly 5,000 years old.
Creation 0 AU
Age of Unity 0 – 2500 A.U.
(0 – 2500 years from Creation)
A.U. 250 = Ancient ones cursed with mortality, Trinity formed
A.U. 500 or so = Mahalian Kingdom starts to form over the next thousand years
A.U. 700 or so = Darghel forms underground, remains hidden from world population till after Age of Strife, dwarves still participate in wars.
A.U. 750 = Giants begin development on the Beruvian Mountains (they do not participate in AOS wars, they prophesized it would happen and removed themselves from society)
A.U. 800 or so = First version of human city founded as a Kingdom
A.U. 850 or so = Fall of Ancient Ones
A.U. 900 or so = Orcs begin to organize into a tribal society in the mountains of Ka’sador (founded)
A.U. 950 = Gnomes establish themselves by Isorian to record the New World after fall of the ancients
A.U. 1000 or so = Start of human-elf diplomatic relations
A.U. 1050 or so = First human-elf trade begins
A.U. 1070 or so = Maitland Valley is claimed by the centaurs as their hunting grounds
A.U. 2000 = Legion Empire is formed as an alliance between the elves and humans
A.U. 2020 or so = “Discovery” of hydrel people
A.U. 2300 = Legion begins to claim territory over lands, initializing the age of strife between races
A.U. 2400 = Amadahi is formed by Felar as a retreat from Legion control in the Hajaran Desert
Age of Strife 0 – 1500 A.S.
(2501 – 4000 from Creation)
A.S. 300 – Mahalian resistance to the Legion begins, Caer Menthadon (elvish city gate to Mahalia) destroyed by Human Armies
A.S. 301 – Seramythian War, discovery of Brownies and their influence in saving Mahalia (and Mistwood)
A.S. 500 – Centaurs become more involved in the war due to disgust at the rise of crime, Silver Tribunal/Hand is formed.
A.S. 900 – Orcs fight with Legion, ravage most of continent, subjugate/defeat most of the Visolan peoples (almost defeating the Legion in the process)
A.S. 930 – FIRST 10-year elf-orc war occurred as part of this massive global orcish/Cedric campaign of domination or death
A.S. 950 – Ethiulaul and Cedric incident ends the Age of Strife
A.S. 950 – Cedric destroyed; retreat of orc forces
**Winding down of Age of Strife**
A.S. 1000 – Elves retreat to Mahalian lands, create El’Raanin as their own minor harbor town of trade. Mahalian Kingdom is the only original civilization left standing.
A.S. 1020 – Humans rebuild as the Imperium, absorbing gnomish refugees, using elven and dwarven architecture
A.S. 1200 – Thelasia is formed from AOS refugees of all races, the beginnings of the Brotherhood of Latronis establish; murder of Councillor Elarien Toril of the Latronis
A.S. 1300 – Complete annihilation of the Kingdom of Nyen by human and elvish mages (Ancient Hydrel city)
A.S. 1400 – In an attempt to help rid the world of crime, centaurs reach the peek of their silver tribunal and Varick comes down, starting the Covenant of Varick on the Maitland Valley
A.S. 1500 – Humans discover Thelasia’s growth and attempt to govern it as their territory
Age of Balance 0 – Present, Alpha Opens 990 A.B. (Year 4990 since Creation)
(4000 – Present from Creation)
A.B. 100 – Rebuilding of Hydrel Kingdom as Kingdom of Kior’aa
A.B. 500 – The last elf-orc war, centered about Mahalia – charismatic orcish leader claims the Mahalian lands and leads campaign to “take the lands back from the elves”.
A.B. 976 – The Desert Wars take place in the Hajaran Desert. Warlords from all over the world campaign over the next several years, though no one is able to keep track of who is enemy and who is ally.
A.B. 984 – Bronagh Calhoun is crowned the new Empress of the Imperium Legion, bringing strict order to the chaotic Imperial Ranks, and the first female leader in the history of the Imperium at age 32.
A.B. 990 Month of the Four Winds – Bandits raid the city of Thelasia during Empress Bronagh’s visit, cutting off route to Attania and Maitland. They eventually kidnap two elven women, Elena and Amaris Lomasi. Amaris willingly allowing herself to be captured to save Elena’s fate.
A.B. 991 – 19th the Month of Red Dawn – A band of Imperial Guards, led by Bronagh and Sergeant Adalon raid an annexed bandit camp outside Maitland Valley, killing every bandit and rescuing the kidnapped lady Amaris. Route to Maitland Valley is reopened along the Sareyi Road. The main bandit camp remains unfound along route to Attania.
A.B. 991 – Month of Betrayal- A prison ship drops off the notable criminal known as Arcturus, who then begins to start trouble with the Imperial Guards, eventually killing the private known as Jengathu two months later.
A.B. 991 – Month of Storms – Tremors are felt beneath the crust of Thelasia, forcing several Tsunami’s to encompass the great city in water.
A.B. 991 – Month of the Sun – The murder known as Arcturus is slain by the felarae Olessia after a large battle with General Adalon Shadowwood.
A.B. 991 – Month of Dreaming – A large beast is discovered in the Centaur valley, and over the course of the next month or two, takes the lives of several.
A.B. 991 – Month of Mists – The former Imperial guard and now criminal known as Cyric, is executed for suspicion of hiring assassins to take care of unsavory citizens while serving the Imperium.
A.B. 992 – Month of the Red Dawn – The Madam of the Courtesans Guild, Aurore, is found poisoned in her bed.
A.B. 992 – 11th the Month of the Wild Hunt – Thanks to a war party consisting of Emperor Bronagh, Corporal Adalon, Tilford, and Brodus Garwin, the beast of the valley is slain. Yet there are still unanswered questions of its origin.
A.B. 992 – 15th the Month of the Muse – The Bard and Aeromis known as Elanius is found slain on the streets of Thelasia by Corporal Remnon. Reports say that an assassin was hired by an unknown assailant to murder her.
A.B. 992 – 19th the Month of the Muse – The assassin responsbile for the deaths of Vvardi, Elanius, and the Diplomat from Mahalia and love interest of Corporal Adalon Shadowwood, Amaris Lomasi, is discovered to be Cerena, and slain.
A.B. 993 – The Month of the Bitter Betrayal – Unnatural rodents begin to plague the streets of Thelasia, killing citizens in a swam of chaos.
A.B. 993 – The Month of the Sun – An unknown mage has begun an attack on the orcish population in Thelasia. Head of the recently developed mage organization “The Circle” known as Faylinn has been blamed. Human noble Lorelei Rune is slain by a devout follower of Cedric named Brodus. Her betrothed fiance, Royce Almuerzan has pledged retribution.
A.B. 993 – The Month of the Ancestors – The Centaurs of the great Maitland Valley have declared war on the Imperium for enforcing Imperial Laws on their lands and breaking the treaty set by Bronagh Calhoun and Ehren Ardal of the Earthtender Tribe. Thelasian citizens and Imperial Soldiers are forbade from entering the valley. The declaration was made after Royce Almuerzan came after the banished centaur known as Brodus for revenge.
(Did I skip a year here via code or something?)
A.B. 994 – The Centaur war ends with peaceful negotiations with Emperor Bronagh Calhoun. All citizens are to remain peaceful within the Maitland Village and no Imperial Officer is to hunt down criminals in Centaur land.
A.B. 994 – The Month of Ancestors – Elementals and magical creatures begin attacking citizens in Thelasia at random.
A.B. 995 – The Month of Bitter Betrayal – Remnon, Corporal of the Imperial Army, develops a method for dismissing magical creatures to help prevent so many rogue elementals from attacking the city of Thelasia.
A.B. 995 – Day of the Iron Bull, Month of the Wild Hunt – A funeral pyre filled with felar corpses is found by Corporal Adalon Shadowwood. Suspects are unknown for the murders.
A.B. 996 – Month of the Mists – Rumors are spreading of the Harbinger’s return, and a ghost has begun haunting the Pearl of Thelasia.
A.B. 997 – Month of Bitter Betrayal, Day of the Dragonfly – Fire rained from the sky and the ground opened up in the valley of the Maitland. A beast of fire is said to have erupted from the depths of this new fault, shaped like that of a dragon and ascending to the heavens. Rumors are spreading that the Harbinger has returned to his throne beneath Mount Ka’sador. A young elven woman was found in the aftermath being flung from the cavern. No one knows who she is, where she comes from, nor does she seem to know who she is.
A.B. 997 – Month of the Wild Hunt, Day of the Dragon – Stars begin to burn fire in the sky and a dragon overtook the stars, consuming many of them before disappearing into the horizon. Many took this as a sign of the Harbinger going after Lady Ereleia and her creations.
A.B. 997 – The dragon in the skies is knocked out by a flurry of stars. Prophecies emerge of Ereleia and Cedric being at war.
A.B. 998 – A chasm from where it is believed Cedric emerged from Abystus opens up in the eastern part of Maitland valley. The curious find tombs depicting an military outpost known as Al’Kronus, filled now with unspeakable undead and dark magics.
A.B. 999 – Month of the Muse – Godlin Morfael, known noble of the Mahalian Kingdom, announces a festival to honor Lady Ereleia, and with it a song-writing contest.
A.B. 999 – Month of the Muse – Godlin Morfael is murdered by the criminal known as Saphelie. The festival in honor of Ereleia for the Month of Muse continues in his honor at the request of his trusted servant Tanwen.
A.B. 999 – Month of the Muse – A new rebellion has began to rise from within the Maitland Valley, led by a banished criminal known as Razzin Zannos. When word of his rebellion broke the ears of the Imperium, Empress Bronagh challenged him to a one on one duel but he refused. He instead fled to the valley and began to rally supporters against the Imperium. He called this rebellion “The Pale Hand Mercenary Company”.
A.B.999 – Word reached Thelasia that a new warlord is erupting in the Hajar, and Imperial Forces are struggling to keep their borders secure. Because of such, no troops can come to Thelasia’s aid.
A.B. 999 – Month of the Sun, Day of the Panther – A treaty meeting took place between Empress Bronagh and leader of the Earthtender Tribe, Ehren Ardal. After much discussion between the Imperium and Maitland Elders, permission was granted for the Imperium to hunt down the criminal Razzin within Maitland territory. Some say the permission would not have been granted, had Razzin not claimed the valley as the meeting grounds for the Pale Hand without the elders permission.
A.B. 999 – Month of the Sun, Day of the Peacock – The leader of the rebellion brigand known as the “Pale Hand” was caught within the crypts and executed for his crimes against Imperial Law.