Shimmering Kingdoms FATE
Shimmering Kingdoms Timeline
THE THIRD AGE – The Golden Age (The Current Age)
|0||Invasion||Conquering of the Isle by the Noblesse, the year that marks the beginning of the current age.|
|15||Religion||Noblesse invader King Harleman converts to the pantheon.|
|49||Religion||Founding of the Pantheist League of Churches as the universal religion.|
|121||Religion, cults||Non Pantheist Cults deemed heretical.|
|125||Political||Fifth Grand Council – Response to Pantheist Church Dictates.|
|189||Disaster, Natural||The Great Firestorm. Fantastic storm causes severe fires throughout the Isle. Deaths beyond reckoning.|
|366||Rebellion||The Great Purge – Active obliteration of all non-pantheist Cults in Harland (Lakeland), Le Fleur, and Rotbaum.|
|487||Political||Sixth Grand Council – Agreement to strike on vulnerable region of Harland.|
|488||War, Foregn||Drakus invades Harland over/through disputed lands. Principality of the Golden Plains severely crippled. Drakus human forces annihilated as brute hoards team with barbarians to cut off retreat. Surviving dragons retreat in defeat.|
|578||Kingdom growth||Kingdom of Harland formally founded.|
|733||Treatise||Pact of Derrinduir founded.|
|750||Treatise||Glimmer Dam project begun.|
|988||Kingdom growth||Kingdom of Harland renamed Kingdom of the Lake and rededicated with the completion of Glimmer Dam.
Political Seventh Grand Council – Loss of seven Wyrms to old age; Council copes with adjustments.
|1977||Political||Eight Grand Council – Reorganization of Drakus political structure. Dragon City on Drakus Isle adopted as formal Council site.|
|2313||Treatise||Elven art agreement accepted.|
|2444||Political||Ninth Grand Council (Last Grand Council) – Council agrees to form an ongoing political body residing in Dragon City. Adoption of body of humanoid representatives to delegate authority. Political structure solidified.|
|2493||Treatise||Treatise with Kingdom of Le Fleur set in stone at Landis Regulus.|
|2499||Intrigue/Scandal||City of Lakehold rocked when the Royal Wizards Guild disbanded after discovery of treason with Kingdom of Drakus and Kingdom of Walelund.|
|2501||Succession||Beneficent Good King Mark, Regent of Lakehold is crowned by Grand Primus of the Pantheist League of Churches after Worthy Strong King Donal, his father dies in his sleep.|
|2503||War, Foreign||Drakus Invasion – Drakus invades Principality of the Tides but were driven back as barbarians aided by Sturg, Ogre King and his tribe, attack and take Lighthouse City and threaten Draken Isle.|
|2505||War, religious||Kingdom of Cael wages war on Sect of the Earth.|
|2506||Treatise||Bond of non-aggression is formed with Walelund.|
|2509||War, Internal||Brute Wars – Brutes allied by barbarian tribes overrun Golden Plains|
|2510||Treatise||Beneficent Good King Mark attends the Caernaithe Accords in Cael|
|2512||Political||Upon his return, BG King Mark adopts and puts into law the Accords of Caernaithe|
|2514||Heroes of Note||Trelkin’s Folley, an adventuring band, pushes back the brutes occupying the Golden Plains. Resettling begins slowly.|
|2516||Feud/Rivalry||Prince Godfrey nearly slain by assassin’s blade. Prince Colward, King Mark’s firstborn son (known henceforth as Colward the Black) is banished after being tried and found in blame of hiring the assassin.|
|2517||Natural Disaster||Flooding – High rains cause severe flooding throughout the Kingdoms of the Shimmering Isle. Loss of life in the tens of thousands.|
|2519||Treatise||Buckhorn Alliance – Baron Pelham of the Province of the Southern Plains, Lakeland, makes a pact with the Crescent Moon Barbarians of non-aggression and alliance against the Brute Tribes of the Golden Plains.|
|2520||Political Event||Baron Pelham raised to Prince as the Province of the Southern Plains becomes a Principality.|
|2521||Raid||The Mayor of the town of Wheatly’s Rest murdered and impersonated by an Illithid sorcerer and a host of Brutes and evil cultists. The intruders were destroyed by the Blades of Winterfell, a band of heroes.|
|2522||War, Internal||The Devastation of the Horned Lord – The Demonic Horned Lord leads a host of Brutes, Humans, and creatures of the Ungaard against the Principality of the Southern Plains and devastates the region before being destroyed by the Blades of Winterfell.|
|2523||Intrigue||Baron Pelham, Prince of the Southern Plains dies from wounds received by the Horned Lord. Sir George Grant raised to Baron and given command of the Principality.|
|2525||Intrigue||Prince Godfrey Finsdale, aged 68, dies of natural causes. Lord Nathan Pertwee, known as The Mad Lord, Prince Godfrey’s brother-in-law, commander of the Sable Ravens (the Finsdale City Guard) assumes control of the city and is crowned Prince by Grand Primus Hextor Snowmantle of the Pantheist Church.|
|2526||Political Intrigue||Beneficent Good King Mark murdered. Sir Hugo Finsdale, former squire to the King, usurps throne and declares himself King with the blessing of the Pantheist League of Churches. Prince Regent Mark, the third of his name and King Mark’s son and rightful heir missing and presumed dead.|
|War, Internal||Count Elian Barnice declares the Principality of the East as sovereign and closes its borders to all traffic.|
|Intrigue, Foreign||Legion of Dwarves from Tulmadin march from their mountain kingdom and besieges Dam City’s western facing, with the forces of Brockhurst and Pertwee in alliance.|
|2527||War, Internal||Pretender King of the East, Count Elian Barnice besieges the eastern facing of Dam City. Principalities of the South and High Reaches join naval forces with Brockhurst and Pertwee, forming an armada to blockade all supply vessels.|
|2528||Intrigue||In desperation, the Usurper Hugo Finsdale slain in battle in an attempt to break the Dwarven siege. The Pantheist League takes charge of the Kingdom of the Lake. Tension grows between the principalities. The Dwarves of Tulmadin move into Glimmerdam as protectors and enforcers.|
|War, Internal||The Pretender Horned Lord Returned recruits a host of brutes, pummeling the Golden Reaches, but is defeated, by an alliance between the lords of the principality and both barbarian and amazonian tribes. The brutes scatter once more into the wild lands of the Golden Reaches.|
|War, Foreign||An unsanctioned army of Caelic warriors traverse the wild lands of Waelund and invade the Barony of Fallowdown. Baron Sir Fabian falsely reported slain, but instead pushes the invasion force back across the Ash Flow, sandwiching the enemy against the forces of Waelund.|
|Religion||The souls of the dead cease to move on into afterlife. A quest to recover the Heart of Kwyrth is undertaken by the Blades of Winterfell.|
|Unrest, Religious||Pockets of the populace, shaken by dead not passing over, rebel against the Great Church of the Pantheist League. The Church organizes a new branch of the Inquisition to quell the rebellion.|
|2529||Heroes of Note||The Blades of Winterfell restore Kwyrth’s Heart. The dead no longer freely roam the land. The heroes, however, do not return from the Ungaard.|
|2530||Intrigue||Count Elian Barnice of the Principality of the East appointed Regent of the Kingdom of the Lake.
An accounting of King Mark’s legitimate heirs begins.
Messengers dispatched to assemble the Lakeland Succession Council. Rumors of Prince Regent Mark’s survival reach the Royal Seat.
The Dwarves refuse to vacate Dam City, and none attempt to force them out.
Former Prince, Colward “the Black” presents his bid for the throne, claiming his birthright.
The late King Mark’s grandsons, Brandon Redraven and John Primrose also lay claims to the throne.
The populace fears another civil war.
|2531||War, Internal||Brutes from the disputed lands, under the banner of a human spellcaster named Grakhirt, cross the Tamarind Flow, harassing many Barbarian villages as well as the town of Darkhold.
Grikhirt, in his underground lair, defeats a small band of men sent by Baron Fallowdown. His forces defeat the defenders at Darkhold and he takes the town.
The prisoners from Darkhold, as well as those survivors captured during the raid, are ransomed to Fallowdown in exchange for the land rights of Darkhold and Ironhold Mine, as well as a hefty largess in coin and supplies.
|Political||The Grand Succession Council officially convenes in Spring Court. Summer Court arrives and a successor is not yet chosen. Unrest grows in the Kingdom of the Lake.|
|Intrigue||Rumors abound that Nörlunders prepare for invasion during the Lakeland crisis.|