History of the Imperium
The Imperium started in the Eastern Plans with the Kingdom of Atlal and the deification of St. Gregory, forever linking the Imperium with the practices of the Ministry.
>70,000 years ago- All records lost
70,000 years ago – Time of 10,000 Magicks
18,000 years ago – Age of Elves, Western Empire established.
17,000 years ago – Dwarves and Elves make first contact.
10,000 years ago- Elf-Dwarf War begins.
8,000 years ago- Elf-Dwarf War ends.
7,600 years ago- The Western Empire falls to emerging monsters races. Elves flee to create the Eastern Empire.
7,500 years ago – Wolven emerge in the Great Northern Wilderness.
7,400 years ago- Human tribes begin to emerge to the southeast of the Elven Empire.
7,000 years ago – Elves make first contact with Humans. The Elven Empire decides to ignore the barbaric hordes to the south. Grand Arena built. Elven Sorcery Wars begin. Highwater built.
6,800 years ago- The Elven Sorcery Wars end. Restless Orc hordes left over from the conflict occupy the territory north of Rysa.
6,700 years ago- Elven-Orc War. Kingdom of Atlal established.
6,600 years ago- Elven-Orc War ends. Elven Empire dissolves into confederate nations.
6,000 years ago- The Kingdom of Atlal Occupied by the Black Dragon, people of Atlal exiled. Fierce Tribal Warfare encompasses the Northern Wilderness.
5,990 years ago- St. Gregory and King Turgen assault the Black Dragon, ultimately defeated. King Turgen dies, St. Gregory becomes king.
5,940 years ago- Elven explorers from Rysa make first contact with Wolven.
5,930 years ago- St. Gregory unites with some barbarian tribes to the west. Humans make first contact with Dwarves along Timiro border. St. Gregory slays the Black Dragon and becomes the human God of Unity.
4,700 years ago- The Kingdom of Atlal expands assimilating more barbaric tribes, and forms one of the strongest of the Eastern Territories.
4,500 years ago- The Red Maul Clan allies with Kingdom of Atlal. Ministry Missionaries reach Elven city of Rysa. Local chapter established.
4,000 years ago- 12 Primary Wolven Clans form. Tribal Warfare continues.
3,000 years ago- Human Unification Wars, Eastern Territories solidified under the control of Atlal, renamed to the Eastern Empire.
2,500 years ago- The Ministry abolishes the paragons of the old gods, St. Gregory becomes the sole god of the state.
2,400 years ago- Human-Human Wars, Short lived attempt of Eastern Empire to conquer the wild men warlords of the west, abandoned. Changeling Inquisitions and Paranoia begins.24,200 years ago- Six Wolven Clans unite and become the Wolven Empire, exerts its influence and gains increasing territory in the North. Only three clans exist independent of the Empire. Open conflict ends, but periods of spontaneous sustained violence common along all borders. Changeling Inquisition ends with the Massacre at Atlal.
1,000 years ago- Gnome merchants arrive in Rysa and Atlal
400 years ago- Elf-Human Wars. Rysa captured, and treaty of Rysa signed. Elven states dissolves and submits to human control. Eastern Empire renamed the Imperium.
350 years ago- Capital moved to Rysa.
340 years ago- The Imperium expels the orc hordes from their northern border. Most of the orcs exterminated. Survivors seek amnesty with the Wolven Empire.
330 years ago- Fire-Iron Clan established from growing orc refugee population and given authority of an area of unoccupied lands on the coast by the Wolven Empire.
278 years ago- Tensions with the Imperium lead to the forming of the Confederate Clans of the Northern Wilderness.
275 years- Northern Crusade begins. Characterized by mostly Wolven victories until the Battle of Highwater.
1 years ago- Battle of Highwater occurs. Northern Crusade ends.