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
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.
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
The founding of Myranthias
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)
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
Entire bands, and caravans of Elves make their new homes within the warmer regions of southern Sokos, with various degrees of success.
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
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
The confederacy dissolves after disagreements between the most powerful tribes ending centuries of joint collaboration.
Founding of Sorahnpu
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)
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
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
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
The elven King Talarin is publicly executed in Kostua as an offering to the Sun.
Zekerian’s Schism - Founding of Zekerianism
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
The war ends with the Kostuan Empire conquering all land between homeland Kostua and the Eternals.
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
A second war with the Elves allows the Kostuans to push further north than ever before.
Founding of the Kostuan Empire
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
The Vikmyran Confederacy
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Dsen nation of Uyuti begins construction on an immense border wall.
The Dwarven Empire
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
Priesthood of the Sun and its College of Pontiffs unite the sixteen largest Kostuan tribes into a single Theocratic Confederacy
The Elven Empire
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
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
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
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
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
Following the conclusion of Ttsyn's lessons on the Zî, Ttsyn founds the nation of Uyuti.
Studies of Ttsyn
Ttsyn visits the land of Segh, and studies the way of the Zî with the reclusive Monsu Monks and Mages.
Founding of Old Omfaluos
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.
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
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.