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Arkonos Timeline (BTF)

For all events after 1 ATF, refer to the ATF Timeline Factbook.

Imperial Age: 800 BTF - 1 ATF

The Imperial Age encompasses the full life span of the Kostuan Empire, from its founding, to its collapse with the onset of The Taint and the Breach into the Realm of Magic attempted by the Imperial Magisters. While a great amount of progress happened during this period in favor the the Human Kostuan Empire, a great many people still suffered under their boot heel


Date Occurred

Event Description

The Sundering (Tylos)


It had been another day, the sun shone high into the sky, fields continued to be plowed by slaves, and the markets were once more booming in the capital of the empire. However, a second sun appeared in the sky, a great blue sun, glaring down upon the inhabitants of Tylos. Some saw it as the end, the apocalypse, priests preached in the streets about the end. However all was proven within several hours.

Fall of the Kostuan Empire and Beginning of the Taint


On the orders of the Mad Emperor of Kostua, Cartagia, the Imperial Magisters attempt to breach a hole through the Veil into the world of Magic, as well as seat of the Kostuan gods. While successful in creating a breach, it had the the penalty of creating a magical plague known simply as The Taint. Due to the plague's fast rate of spread, and high fatality, a large portion of the population in Kostua sol and surrounding lands die as a result. The last province of Kostua breaks away forming Rolais thus resulting in the official collapse of the Kostuan Empire.

Coup of the Collegium


With support from multiple allies in the Imperial Court, Cartagia leads a coup meant to seize power from the hands of the War Collegium, and restore more authority to the Imperial Throne, having sense been degraded to a very limited position.While the coup is deemed a success, the Imperial and the Military negotiated for peace, but many in the Upper Echelon of the Military were found to have been assassinated.
Power is restored to the Emperor, thrusting Cartagia into the position of an absolute monarch with virtually unlimited authority. However, Cartagia is soon found to be mentally unstable, and his dreams of the Empire's Rebirth are the result of Madness instead of Passion. The Emperor is soon found to be making demands of the Imperial Conclave of Mages.

Coronation of Emperor Cartagia of Kostua sol


Due to a plot enacted by House Reefa of Kostua, upon the death of Cartagia's Uncle, Emperor Turhan, Cartagia ascended to the Throne, essentially becoming a figurehead.

Abandonment of Omphalos


Faced with trouble at home, the major houses pull out, leaving the elven slaves behind to fend for themselves.

Death of Emperor Turhan


Emperor Turhan, Emperor-Preceding and Uncle to Emperor Cartagia, dies. Cause is currently unknown.

Re-Opening of Omphalos

100 BTF

Three major Kostuan houses discover an abandon enchantment gen mine on the coast and open a joint venture to work it, and ship elven slaves to Omphalos to work the mine.

Reclamation of Ttsyn

146 BTF

Centuries after the fall of Uyuti to the Kostuan Empire, and their subsequent rebellion to free themselves from it, the Sovereign Ttsyn is reinstated as the central leader of the Dsen nation, viewed as the reincarnation of the Founder Ttsyn from Dsen Legend.

Rebellion of Uyuti

149 BTF

With the power and authority of the Kostuan Empire waning, the Province of Uyuti rebels against the Empire, and ultimately succeeds, becoming the first major province to do so.

Split of the Old Odenite Pantheon

185-170 BTF

The Old Odenite Pantheon dissolves after a religious crisis, giving way to the succeeding Heillenite Pantheon and its many cults.

Conquest of the Steppes (Tylos)

195 BTF

The Gorrin were not spared by the Savoset of the south, their steel swords sharpened, and their shields stronger than any weapon a Gorrin warrior could muster together. The Savoset marched north, riding atop the backs of horses to gain an advantage above the notably quick Gorrin.

The tribes were defeated within a year as the Savoset painted their way across the steppe, forcing the Gorrin to flee north to the khanate of Nevgarn or the ones that remained became slaves, forced to work in mines and pull carts for the Savoset.

Qirinii Slave Era

300 BTF

Kostuan expediations discover Omfaluos and the natural resources there. They enslave much of the local population to work their mines. The elves that are not discovered retreat even further underground.

The Aelythian Dark Age

322 BTF - 54 ATF

Believed to have been caused by a combination of piracy, raids, and economic stagnation both on the Peninsula and in Kostua, the Aelythian Dark Age marked a long period of economic recession that basically stopped all advancement in the Aelythian city states, and would last for nearly four hundred years as the city states became more and more disunited.

Rise of the Savoset Empire (Tylos)

359 BTF

Under the eight priest hoods, a single Savoset was granted the right to rule and name himself the divine emperor over the hundred Savoset Kingdoms. Emperor Taruca saw that with the power granted upon him by the heavens, all of the Savoset Kingdoms flocked to him, all knelt willingly before the one Savoset who earned his divine right to rule.

With this new army and land, Emperor Taruca ‘the divine’ began an age of Savoset dominance over the continent of Tylos that would last centuries.

The Fall of the Umahadri (Tylos)

360-359 BTF

The Umahadri Gorrin once more began to wage war, however marched into the frozen wastelands of the khanate of Nevgarn and to the rich southern lands of the Savoset kingdoms. Under the leadership of Taruca, a Savoset king, the chieftain of the Gorrin, Vorgan Khorvati was swiftly defeated after a long chain of victories, killed in a duel with Taruca.

After Vorgan’s death, the Umahadri chiefdom quickly collapsed as the Nevgarni Lopexi and the Savoset kingdoms marched into the steppe slaughtering Gorrin tribes and annexing large swathes of land. Both the Savoset and the Lopexi quickly began to enslave the Gorrin, using their natural strength to transport materials.

The Great Migration (Tylos)

362 BTF

Tribes from the northern reaches of Tylos, Gorrin and Lopexi both migrate to the southern lands of Tylos. For the lands in the north became more infertile as the coldest winter in Tylosian history struck, forcing most to migrate through the Avernai and Savoset Empires, some even taking the long journey through the central Tylosian desert to the southern continent.

The Umahadri Chiefdom (Tylos)

370-365 BTF

A tribe of Gorrin named the Umahadri, under the leadership of Chieftain Vorgan Khorvati had conquered much of the steppe, burning village after village, after a decade of fighting the hooved beasts had taken the entire steppe, with their eyes set on the east and south. Within years the entirety of the east of Northern Tylos knelt before Vorgan.

The War of Red Feathers (Tylos)

374-366 BTF

As the Avernai Empire continued to expand into the regions beyond their mountain heartland, conflict began to brew between the Imperialist elements, and religious sects of Vulture Clans that took to worshiping darker elements of the Old Gods. This eventually boiled to the point when trader and traveller caravans began to be attacked and cannibalized by Vulture bandit groups that worshiped a newly emerged figure known simply as the “Carrion King.”

Eventually, events escalated into a war between the Empire and the Cult of Carrion. While the King’s forces were defeated, he himself disappeared. Belief in the Carrion King persisted with the Vulture clans, as did the stigma of greater Avernai society, leading to the Vultures devolving into a society of cannibal barbarians.

Birth of the Yuannic Freehold (Tylos)

382 BTF

According to the legends of the Yuannon, the God-Archon Astaria brought to heel the various feudal states of the Yuannon through conquest and diplomacy. The God-Archon declared the formation of the Freehold, a state to encompass all Yuannon, wherever they might be found, a holy haven for the wayward souls of their chosen people.

Astaria secured their place as the chief deity of the Freehold’s pantheon, and statues dedicated to the Good-Archon’s glory can be found even to this day.

Height of the Empire

400- 300 BTF

After a 500 year period of gradual growth and advancement, the Kostuan Empire officially reaches its historical height of power in the year 400 BTF, before finally coming to a period of stagnation and gradual recession.

The First Khanate (Tylos)

409 BTF

A cold wind would come from the north, a land of frozen tundra and weathered warriors, the Lopexi northerners created pacts of iron and blood all beneath a khan atop a red horse. Uldin, named the father of the tribes, khan of the north and ruler of the Tundrak, granted upon him from their god of War Urwindel, he was said to have slain dragons and drank their blood, and practically lived atop his horse.

The khan established a large dominion, stretching from the Black to the Crimson ocean, stretching over the Elysium coast of northern Tylos, and over the mountains of Kondur and Elkrak. Uldin became a legend among the Lopexi, his bloodline lasting till this day.

Walls of the Domain (Tylos)

410-310 BTF

Though began later in his life, Emperor Rietan commissions the construction of a massive series of walls around the heartland mountains of the Empire, called the Kul Akeris, or “Domain of Winds.” Utilizing legions of Avernai laborers and ancient and powerful magics, the walls were completed in a little under a century. Though Emperor Rietan passed away thirty years into their construction, and for his exploits, earned Rietan the title of ‘the Builder.’

Founding of the Avernai Empire (Tylos)

430 BTF

Following a series of challenges and conflict between the Conclave of the Old Gods, a sect of Avernai Priests, and the chief known as Rietan, a singular descendent of all the blood of the Ancient Heroes, Rietan emerges victorious in duels against the Priests and declared King of the Mountains.
After some decades of expansion under Rietan, and the construction of a large series of walls around their mountain kingdoms, Rietan is further declared a return of the heroes and a champion of the true gods, and made Emperor of the Avernai.

The founding of Myranthias

436 BTF

The Kostuans found the city on a eastern side of Sokos, this would come to form the city state of Myranthias

The Tribes of the Gorrin (Tylos)

500 BTF

In the steppe in northern Tylos, mobile bipedal beasts ran across the endless plains before the open sky. The Gorrin settled these lands, creating great tribes which clashed against one another often, violence quite common amongst their people. The Gorrin became feared across the northern continent, their strength and speed matched by none.

To Southward Lands

501 BTF

Entire bands, and caravans of Elves make their new homes within the warmer regions of southern Sokos, with various degrees of success.

Rebounding Culture

503 BTF - 301 BTF

The first generations of Elves in the South Sokos begin to learn, and thrive in the warmer lands, though some degree of previous culture has been lost, some new cultures have also be developed in its place.

Foundation of Eskeland

527 BTF

King Hroderich I of the Nydholm Tribe, unites all the other Skeljaner tribes, through a series of wars, strategic alliances and peaceful annexations, founding what today is known as Eskeland and solidifying once and for all the south into one centralised state.

End of the Vikmyran Confederacy

530 BTF

The confederacy dissolves after disagreements between the most powerful tribes ending centuries of joint collaboration.

Founding of Sorahnpu

582 BTF

In the jungles of the island of Fahuatai is founded a sprawling city of stone named Sorahnpu by Fahuatai Gorrin. A culturally vibrant and mighty city state, its armies secure comfortable swathes of neighboring territory, just shy of Okina Yama's foothills.

The Savoset Kingdoms (Tylos)

600 BTF

The earliest known settled civilizations on Tylos, the Savoset Kingdoms, the Savoset Kingdoms constantly were only united by species and religion, and most refused an offer of reunification with another kingdom. However this period of time is shrouded in mystery, leaving much to be questioned.

Last Remnants of Dwarven Culture

650 BTF - 42 ATF

Following the Kostuan Conquest of the Southern Dwarven Empire, and its sacking and razing of the Grand City of Blacklight, large populations of Dwarves were taken as slaves for the construction of the expansive Imperial Highway. However, the small communities that survived the Kostuans wrath inhabited the soulless remnants of the Dwarven Empire's ruined cities. Clans major and minor quickly found themselves lost to time as the library of Blacklight was burnt to the ground, survivors of the Dwarves fall from grace either: fled the Westreach or pridefully inherited the remains of a lost Empire.

The First Dwarven Empire Collapses

650 BTF

Almost a century after the defeat of the Elves by the hand of the Kostuan Empire, the Rai Dwarven Empire had prepared for war with their human neighbours, establishing great fortresses along the southern perimeter of the Westreach Mountains. However, due to internal strife and constant unrest from subjugated Dwarven Clans, which had their entire histories and cultures slowly erased, the Kostuan Empire forced their way through the Rai’s heavy defences, successfully sieging out their mountain-cities, and sacking Blacklight, the Dwarven Emperor had fought and died in battle long before the Kostuans could capture and sacrifice him. The ruins of the Dwarven cities and their slaves would be used to construct the continent spanning Imperial Highway.

Fleeing West - Emergence of the Norfelder

699 - 600 BTF

Shortly following the collapse of the Elven Empire and part of the Great Diaspora, a large group of Elves flees to the western reaches of Sokos and seeks refuge with the Dwarves. Their pleas are heard and given leave to settle in the vales and coastlands of the southwestern parts of the Empire. In that time they are taught many Dwarvish crafting techniques, particularly architecture and smithy work.

During the Kostuan Invasion of the Dwarves, these Elves manage to hide outside the boundaries of the Humans and with the Dwarves in isolated citadels. They eventually reemerge when the invasion is completed and Kostua leaves.

Not long after, a migration of Snow Elves from the North move south along the western side of the West Reach and mingle with the Imperial Elf Refugees, eventually resulting in a blend of Imperial Elf, Snow Elf, and Dwarven culture to create the Norfelder. Their maritime, martial, and crafting prowess leads to them being referred to less formally as “Sea Elves.”

The Elven Diaspora

700 - 520 BTF

The remnants of many Elven nations in the north begun their migrating in the numbers, moving all across Sokos.

Conversion of Riddenheim

750 BTF

Following their victory in the Iskrenite crusade, The Prophet Iskren Vasnev baptizes the kings of Mastel and Neronov at mount Armatov, Converting Riddenheim to Iskrenism.

The Death of the Elven King

752 BTF

The elven King Talarin is publicly executed in Kostua as an offering to the Sun.

Zekerian’s Schism - Founding of Zekerianism

754 BTF

The younger brother to Iskren Vasnev, Zekerian was a general in the crusade that began to feel qualms with the motivations behind the Crusade against the Elves. His distaste with the War and his own religious beliefs led to a confrontation that saw him exiled with several followers to the south.

Zekerian cast off his family name and took on the name of Saril to distance himself from his brother, and founds a faith in line with his own beliefs.

The Great Elven War

764-753 BTF

The war ends with the Kostuan Empire conquering all land between homeland Kostua and the Eternals.

Iskrenite Crusade

770-753 BTF

In tandem with Kostua, the Prophet Iskren vasnev rallies the Riddenheimic kings to attack the elven empire and reclaim their homeland.

The Second Elven War

773-768 BTF

A second war with the Elves allows the Kostuans to push further north than ever before.

Founding of the Kostuan Empire

807 BTF

The Kostuan Empire is officially founded upon the coronation of Emperor Kiro I, also known as Kiro the Great.

Pre-Imperial Age: 1750 BTF - 800 BTF


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The Vikmyran Confederacy

822 BTF

A union forms between the Skeljaner, Halderian and Norden tribes, to combat the rising Kostuan threat and keeping them from expanding in the area and further.

The First Elven War

820-816 BTF

The war between the Kostuans and the Elves ends in Stalemate at the Battle of Dumbravă. Kiro Soare takes the fame amongst the Kostuan commanders.

Arrival of the Ancient Eskelians

1000-995 BTF

The ancient Skeljaners, Norden and Hellige people arrive from northern Sokos to the southern lands of what is Eskeland today, mixing with the local Halderian tribes and founding many tribes of their own.

The Paredian League

1087-1082 BTF

With hostilities between them and the Braizen, many Aelythian cities formed into the Paredian League, named after the city of Paredos. While the League did successfully negotiate an end to open hostilities with their neighbors, the league fully fell apart in 1082, leaving over a thousand years without a united Aelythium. The Paredian League was copied in the south with the Markonian League, yet saw even less success.

Aelythians colonise the Peninsula

1150 - 1090 BTF

Aelythian Colonizers, coming from the west, begin setting up cities and towns on the west coast of the Aelythian Peninsula. The Newly founded City-States begin with constant conflict with the local Braizen, yet are able to successfully drive them off.

Uyuti's Conquest of the Hyannic Confederacy

1157 BTF

Uyuti launches its centuries-long invasion and subjugation of the Hyannic Confederacy, a loose collection of individual chiefdoms spanning the eastern Bantry Bay area. The survivors of the human Chiefdom of Myokko-jok flee their village and adopt a nomadic, raid-based lifestyle.

The Kingdom is born

1208 BTF

The Kostuan Divine Confederacy is reformed into the Kostuan Kingdom with the election of Augund Arlineas as Regis and King of the Kostuan people.

The Great Wall

1542 BTF

The Dsen nation of Uyuti begins construction on an immense border wall.

The Dwarven Empire

1568 BTF

The Dwarven Clans other than the Rai and Blackiron clans during these times had no records of what occurred. The Rai’s and Blackiron’s possess two different stories to the formation of the first Dwarven Empire, the Rai’s depicting themselves as diplomats and liberators, while the Blackiron’s tell a story of ruthless conquest and enslavement, neither conclusion is supported by the state of many Dwarven cities that had been out of the reach of the Kostuan Empire, bias within the sources is incredibly likely. Nonetheless the First Empire of the Dwarves was formed around this time.

Founding of the Divine Confederacy

1651 BTF

Priesthood of the Sun and its College of Pontiffs unite the sixteen largest Kostuan tribes into a single Theocratic Confederacy

The Elven Empire

1693 BTF

Established as a Confederated Empire, the Emperor ruled as King of Kings, with dozens of Elven Kingdoms underneath it. during its last years, the decentralized nature of the Empire would be its downfall.

Ascension of the Pontifex Maximus

1747 BTF

High Priest Algur Syma of the Ólos tribe is elected by the Kostuan College of Pontiffs, as a sign of further unification between the disparate tribes

Ancient Age: 5500 BTF - 1750 BTF


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Birth of the Namari

2000 BTF - 1850 BTF

The migrations of ancient Namarian people concentrate in the western lands neighboring the Black Fault. Despite originating from the north, the Namari tribes grow accustomed to the arid climate.

Construction of Blacklight

3100 BTF

The ancient and powerful clan of Dwarves in the northern Westreach named the Rai co-operated with a minor clan by the name of Blackiron. Their joint prospects would come to fruition with the discovery of an anti-magical metal named: antirium, in the region. The Blackiron’s would begin constructing the city of Blacklight at the centre of these large antirium veins, only to have that same city conquered shortly after by the Rai Dwarves, who would subjugate and enslave the minor clansmen to finish the city.

Formation of the Dwarven Clans

3500 BTF

Around this time evidence of the forming of the first Dwarven clans had come to light, this began with small communities sprinkled around the regions of the Westreach Mountains. They largely lived in natural caves, with small huts being established in deep valleys in the north of the Westreach.

Foundation of Uyuti

3542 BTF

Following the conclusion of Ttsyn's lessons on the Zî, Ttsyn founds the nation of Uyuti.

Studies of Ttsyn

3611 BTF

Ttsyn visits the land of Segh, and studies the way of the Zî with the reclusive Monsu Monks and Mages.

Founding of Old Omfaluos

3900 BTF

A large group of elven refugees seek temporary shelter in the natural cove at Omfaluos. They discover the vast network of caves as well as the underground River Taekulii and begin to settle throughout the area.

Origin Migrations

4200 BTF - 4000 BTF

The first reported migrations of elven clansmen from northern Sokos across parts of the continent occur. Many of these tribes, leaving well before the formation of the united Elven Empire, would eventually become the modern Namarian elven peoples presiding in parts of former Kostua.

Mythic Age: ??? BTF - 5500 BTF


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Arrival of the Monsu

(some time around) 20,000 BTF

A band of migrating Monsu arrive in northern Sokos from their homeland Xò. For reasons unknown or lost to time, no further Monsu migrations come from Xò, nor is there any contact between Sokos and Xò since.