The beginning of the "last war" marked the end of the great nation of Galifar and the beginning of the Five Nations fight for supremacy of Khorvaire. The war culminated in the day of mourning and the nation of Cyre becoming the Mournland in a blast that destroyed the entire nation. The events of the last war still haunt the whole continent despite no large scale military action taking place in the last four years. Galifar Calendar remains the most popular calendar in Khorvaire and is how the Last War has been recorded.
The state funeral for King Jarot was held on the night of the 26th of Nymm with Olarune, Zarantyr and Aryth shining down on the great king.
In late 894, Mishann formally declared herself Queen of Cyre and United Galifar from her capital.
The first major engagement of the last war, fought on the western shore of Scions Sound, just south of Flamekeep.
Thinking that a negotiated settlement might still be possible, Mishann sought an end to the fighting.
Aundair moved aggressively, striking south along the shores of Lake Galifar.
896 featured a largely nonexistent spring growing season and failed harvests across his land which pressed most nations, especially the armies of Karrnath
Karrnathi forces launched an assault across the White Arch Bridge, occupying Thaliost and other Aundarian lands.
In the grips of famine, the Blood of Vol provided food to the Karrnathi people
Unfortunately for Karrnath, no sooner had the food shortages eased than plague struck Westhaven on Karrn Bay.
Aundair’s armies crossed Scions Sound and overran Rekkenmark and pushed far to the east, even approaching the Karrn River
During the spring and summer of 898, new armies arose within the catacombs of the City of Night
By 900, advanced Karrnathi skeletons and zombies began arriving in large numbers
The turn of the century also saw the first of a series of sharp battles between irregulars sponsored by Aundair and Breland in the southern Eldeen Reaches.
At the turn of the century, Karrnath suffered a second bout of the plague at home
The elderly and well-loved Keeper Jovor Daran passed away.
After an unusual delay before the Flame indicated its will, a controversial choice was proclaimed.
The Thrane and Karrnath navies engaged in a a wide-ranging and coordinated naval offensive against Cyran and Aundairian shipping.
Once again ancient Eston was in harm’s way.
Karrnath took advantage of Cyre’s attention at Eston to establish two separate armed camps
Karrnath’s yet unvanquished plague spread to Thrane, undermining that nation’s means and will to fight
Wrogar’s diversion of troops to relieve the siege of Eston proved costly in the north
In 906, over a decade after hostilities began, Breland rousted itself enough to launch a major push into Cyre
Thousands of elf mercenaries came to fight for Cyre
Queen Mishann was assassinated by the Order of the Emerald Claw
Mishann's son Brusst, was crowned almost immediately becoming the King of Cyre.
Although it was a relatively minor engagement the Sky Battle of Daskaran signaled a new dimension to the war.
King Kaius II took the throne of Karrnath with the support of the realm’s generals, wealthy landholders, and senior priests
Breland accepts Cyre’s offer to help defend against Thrane invaders.
The armies of Thrane secure the Lurching Tower, threatening to expand deeper into Breland
The army beaten back from Lurching Tower was reinforced and, eager to avenge that loss, advanced against Arythawn Keep
The first of the mobile fortresses being developed in Breland entered the fray
The massive floating structure Chydris scored a decisive victory against Thrane helping to drive Thalin’s forces north
Cyre once again lost its monarch to an assassination
King Connos ascended to the Cyren throne, but the transition did not go smoothly.
Thrane levies and Karrnathi knights pushed from opposite sides, converging once again on Eston
The Aundairian invasion, planned for years launches into Karrnath
The Mror Holds declared itself a sovereign state at the fi rst Iron Council
After a reign of nearly thirty years, King Thalin of Thrane died of old age
The faith of the Silver Flame in embraced everywhere in Thrane
The people of Thrane openly rebel against the crown prince
The Church of the Silver Flame becomes the Theocratic Government of Thrane
Over the course of 915, the nation of Thrane became more extreme in their religious fervor
The first military engagement of the new Thrane Theocracy
The most volatile religious leaders considered all the nations around Thrane to be faithless
The Diet of Cardinals denounced Brelish “interference in Thrane’s internal affairs” and strenuously objected when a group of overzealous Pure Land missionaries was turned away at the Brelish border.
Unknown Saboteurs destroy the enchantments supporting the Glass Tower in Sharn, one of the city’s oldest floating citadels. While most of the floating citadel toppled into the Dagger River, some of its spires strike the district of Godsgate, shattering buildings and killing hundreds.
A peasant army rampages across Old Breland accosting those they identify as Brilish sympathizers.
The first major battle of the Crusade of the Pure Legion and the bloodiest battle in the first 30 years of the Last War
Queen Wroann finally succumbed to old age. Her reign had been a long and prosperous one
King Kason ascended to the throne. The new king echoed the sentiments of many when he cautioned against too great involvement in “foreign entanglements.”
The Thrane army, now fully backed by the church, moved against Aundair in the grasslands east of Ghalt.
The indomitable King Wrogar of Aundair died while hunting in the Eldeen Reaches.
Queen Wrella officially succeeds her father on the throne of Aundiar. The transition was smooth.
Aundair irregulars were used southeast of the Black caps and pushed toward the small Thrane garrison in Erlaskar on the shores of Silver Lake.
Dark circumstances claimed the life of Breland’s monarch. During a summoning, a demon broke free and consumed the king and three of his closest advisors.
Queen Wrella of Aundair’s betrothal and marriage to Deggan of Cyre (younger brother to King Connos) was announced to great acclaim in both lands.
Five months after the death of the King, Regent Brask was finally able to consolidate power. One of his first proclamations it an account of the former king’s folly.
In response to the stories of demonic forces in Breland and the denunciations by the church, the Pure Legion and Legion of Perpetual Adoration gathered in southwestern Thrane and marched south.
Emboldened by their victory in the Battle of the Greenhaunt, the Thrane legions turned against Breland with full force in high summer, almost cutting the country in half.
A year after the marriage of Queen Wrella and King Deggan, Prince Aarott of Aundair is born.
These years of celebration in Aundiar soon turned tragic. The queen’s floating coach was surprised by a flight of Thrane wyvernriders ranging deep into Aundair.
In 924 and 925, the fighting faltered as all the combatants paused to regroup. Raids against neighbors were minimal, and no major invasions of territory were launched. This would not last.
Harvests failed in Breland and Cyre, and their armies began to seize food supplies in any lands they occupied. Thrane rejoiced, and the Keeper hinted that a divine hand was acting against her enemies.
Aundair’s Regent Marlex, securely in power now, concocted a bold scheme in late 925. Troops would be stripped from the static Karrnathi campaign, including the garrisons over the key supply line across Scions Sound, in order to reinforce the two towers operating in western Thrane.
Taking advantage of their superior intelligence, the Cardinals gathered another army of faithful, this time at Flamekeep.
The response in Aundair over the sacking of Thaliost was bitter. When rumors spread that a Silver Flame spy had betrayed the country, citizens sacked Silver Flame temples and facilities and even lynched the high priest in Fairhaven.
Despite setbacks, Thrane retained and tightened its grip on conquered Thaliost and the surrounding lands.
Aundair poured its rage into its originally planned assault, striking east from Ghalt. The Thrane forces slowed the Aundairian advance and even repelled an opportunistic Brelish raid near Cragwar. At midsummer, Aundair and Thrane met for the second battle at the Crying Fields.
The Aundairians did not give up. In 927, the Grand Army of Liberation marched into the Silver Wood and surged toward Thaliost. This was Aundair’s most desperate attempt to retake its pre-Galifar capital.
In the end, the Aundairians were forced into a harsh retreat toward Kerkulin, beginning what came to be known as the Shameful March.
Emboldened by Aundair’s action the prior year and led to believe that magical support might arrive to strengthen their hand, the commoners of Thaliost revolted.
Saboteurs used powerful magical fire to destroy the White Arch Bridge, severing the lightning rail link between Thaliost and Rekkenmark.
Ven ir’Kesslan led four thousand settlers on an arduous voyage along the coast to southeastern Khorvaire to birth the nation of Q’barra.
King Boranex was crowned, although he had effectively assumed power from Regent Brask when he came of age in 927.
Cyran forces are ordered to strike into the Talenta plains and to annex lands owned by Karnathi forces, but find themselves outmatched by the local tribes.
Due to mounting autrocies the Church issue a formal apology for the actions of zealots, this culminates in a cease-fire between Breland and Thrane.
The Karnath forces launch a surprise offensive into Cyre culminating in the Battle of Metrol and its pillaging.
The news of the sacking of Metrol muted the news of Northern crop failures across Khorvair. This famine hit Karrnath the hardest of the five nations.
In the fall of 930 YK, Kaius II offered harsh terms of surrender to King Connos and the kingdom of Cyre. King Cannos rejects the offer using the events to his diplomatic benefit.
Thrane’s Diet of Cardinals, whose proclamations concerning its long-time ally had been muted to this point, condemned Kaius II and announced that Thrane would no longer support its northeastern neighbor.
After the slaughter at Metrol, King Boranex severed ties between Breland and Karrnath. In response, Kaius II ordered a series of raids against far western Brelish outposts.
The afterglow of the triumph at Metrol quickly turned sour as much of the senior leadership of the Karrnathi army is killed over internal politics.
Both Cyrn and Aundair counter-attack deep into Karrnath in a campaign that leaves armies in place until 935 YK
In an effort to secure Eastern Karrnath the Eastern Star Legion defeated a force of halfling tribes and secures the good behavior of the northen tribes of Talenta.
The forteen year-long stalemate between Aundair and Thrane in the area around Lake Galifar is ended when Breland deploys the fortress Argonath to secure the Blackcaps.
Exploiting vulnerabilities in the Karrnathi lines the Cyrn northern front breaks through and instigates the unsuccessful siege of Korth.
Though the siege of Korth was lifted, Cyran forces continued to hold parts of southern Karrnathi until late in 940. Raids throughout Karrnath were common at the time.
After 34 years as Keeper of the Flame, and 22 years as the leader of the Theocracy of Thrane, the keeper died of an unknown ailment.
Using the designs of the silver pyromances House Cannith perfects the construction of the mechanical horse and puts it into large-scale production.
It took months after the death of Keeper Serrains before the Flame spoke about ascension. Keeper Tagor was proclaimed and acsended on Lharvion 12th.
The battle where the first Clockwork Charge took place.
A short a relatively peaceful siege of Korth by Aundair forces.
The area around Vathirond became a war-torn region through the 940's with the region changing hands often, this lead to it being known at the Cauldron.
An uneasy transition of power from Regent Marlex to Crown Prince Aarott ended in the coronation of the new King of Aundair.
King Cannos fell in the second day of the Third Battle of Plains of Talenta.
The controversial coronation of the young Queen Dannel, only seventeen at the time of her Coronation.
Daslin, the Blood Prince of Thrane, died in his sleep at his hunting lodge.
Erivon ir’Wynarn is elevated from regent to prince in a small ceremony, while still not much more than a figurehead celebration is still held throughout Thrane.
The first squads of silvereye marauders were unleashed against Thrane enemies. Others were built to guard the temples of the Silver Flame.
In 947, Thrane conducted a campaign of plunder throughout the Cauldron.
In 948, the Cyran lords based in Kalazart and Saerun decided that the raiding had to be stopped and brought in thousands of Talenta halfling mercenaries.
However, in 949, the halflings decided (in their tribal way) that they should march against Thrane to restore Cyre’s honor.
A bandit army seized and looted the city of Alvirad with no support from the armies of Aundair.
A bandit army razes the town of Niern after looting and terrorizing its citizens, petitions to the armies of Aundair fall on deaf ears.
Queen Dannel, frustrated and distraught about continual setbacks, and enraged by continued incursions in the Cauldron crept toward an emotional precipice. The loss of the southern territories pushed her into deep despair that wreaked havoc on Cyran coordination.
After years of relative peace in Cyre the army began to incorporate the new War Forge and recover bringing Queen Dannel out of her depression.
The city of Saerun was overrun and pillaged by a massive goblinoid raid from the south of Cyre.
Young Prince Brusst of Cyre was born, named after Queen Dannel’s grandfather. The joy of Queen Dannel promised to usher in a new era of prosperity.
The joy of the nation of Cyre was short-lived, as Brusst the Younger died in infancy sending the Queen into another depression.
As the decade came to a close, the south erupted. Acharismatic tribal leader named Haruuc led a hobgoblin rebellion.
Aundair's arcane siege engines pummeled Thrane's western defenses and destroyed Fort Light. The retreating Thrane soldiers entrenched at Sword Keep, keeping Aundair from sweeping across southern Thrane. A nearly simultaneous Aundairian strike toward the city of Daskaran was repelled, and its advance into northern Thrane stalled.
Regent Moranna of Karrnath stunned her country by outlawing the Order of the Emerald Claw. Though internal grumbling about the influence of the Emerald Claw had long existed, none foresaw the regent’s seizing of the order’s barracks and arresting of its most active knights.
In an effort to reduce the number of potential active fronts both nations negotiated a cease-fire and non-aggression pact.
Erivon ir’Wynarn, blood regent of Thrane, dies of a sudden stroke.
After almost sixty years at the forefront of the Light, the ancient cleric and the twelfth Keeper passed away.
Advance forces reached the place now called the Field of Ruins. There, the invaders paused to await the bulk of their troops before shifting northeast to storm Making (Mournland).
The devastation was not limited to the battlefield on the Saerun Road—what is now the Field of Ruins. The rolling hills to the east of the battlefield became a plateau of jagged glass. To the north, a chasm opened in the earth, glowing with a cold purple light. A choking fog erupted in cities across central Cyre, killing every living thing it touched as it expanded to define the current borders of the Mournland.
Mostly due to fear leaders from the remaining nations met at Thronehold. The participants agreed to recognize Aundair, Breland, Thrane, Karrnath, the Talenta Plains, Zilargo, Q’barra, the Lhazaar Principalities, the Mror Holds, the Eldeen Reaches, Darguun, and Valenar as sovereign nations. When the question of Cyre arose, Queen Aurala gave voice to a widespread sentiment: “Cyre no longer exists.”