Ancient

-20

Bajak the Plunderer
Officer Barjak of Khun-drukar discovered Gyrand Diamonmer’s tomb beneath the city and secretly steals the legendary Celestial Soulhammer…he goes on to make a noteworthy mercenary captain. (Dungeon 142 p63).

-50

Magic Turned Upon the Kosans
The repressed people of Kodo, along with the help of Ibisils, built up sizable numbers of wizards, having learnt this arcane art from the Kosans and used it to perpetuate the downfall of the orcs.

-70

Battle of Slaughtergarde
A demon prince, Mu-Tahn Laa, transposed his Abyssal fortress into the world in what was to become the Valley of Obelisks. The forces of good had gathered to meet his arrival and the obelisks they erected syphoned Mu-Tahn Laa’s power away. In the final battle Slaughtergarde exploded – this was heard across the continent. A secret network of good was established to watch the crater that was left at the site. (Shattered Gates of the Slaughtergarde adv Campaign Guide p3).

-350

Discovery of the 'Bright Mountain King'
The dwarven hero Gyrand Diamonmer (who carried the fabled dwarven relic, the “Celestial Soulhammer”) discovered the cavern where gems had ‘leeched’ in from the Elemental Chaos. He later sealed it in stone so no-one would come looking for the vast riches. (Dungeon 142 p63).

-450

Cataclysm of Chaos
In an event where the region came into close contact with the Elemental Chaos severe floods and earthquakes caused massive landslides in the mountains and washed most of the Kosan settlements away in the river valleys below. This severely weakened the orcs.
These earthquakes also drove the utuchekulu from their homes and they moved into the jungles to the north.
A spill into the Tormar Mountains also created caverns of unsurpassed gem deposits. (Dungeon 142 p63).

-750

Shembu Settled
Fleeing from the Kosan orcs the first human inhabitants, led by Amazonia, arrived in the Shembu Scrub. (Combination of Nibomay 149 & Marak’ka Land 147 founding histories).

-950

Founding of the Kosan Empire
Orc hordes from the northern mountain valleys conquer the Water People using great magic and establish the Kosan Empire across present day Andar, The Blackscar Mountains and eastern Kodo. The Water People’s failure to embrace arcane magic cost them dearly. (See Kosa Time AA 18).

-1,000

The Mud Sorcerers
Around this time cabals mixing ancient magics of the Water people with the newly learnt warlock powers arose and got their name for combining the magic favoured by the Water People and the Earth People (Akadoans – learnt from the tieflings). They developed their own esoteric runes and were famed for crafting great labyrinths in the northern reaches of Kodo.

-1,050

The Boha Rebellion
The Boha rebelled against the ruling Water People. In desperation they summoned demons with their newly gained arcane powers (learnt from tieflings), but this act apparently destroyed the Boha in the process. The Boha people simply vanished from the world.

-1,250

Tiefling Refugees
Refugee tieflings bring warlock powers to the Water People (who mostly shun them at first, but the underclass Akado take to them readily).

-1,450

Battle for Razortear
The final battle in the final war (War of Ruin) between Arkhosia and Bael Turath comes to a bloody end after a 10 year siege. Shortly after both empires were in ruins. (R&C 44).

-1,550

Arkhosia and Bael Turath War
The wars between dragonborn empire Arkhosia and the tiefling empire Bael Turath (all just west of map) began and lasted several decades. (R&C 24, 44)

-1,750

Water People Expansion (into Andar & Realm of the Twin Queens) & Contact with Arkhosia
The Water People spread throughout the Kodo basin into present day Andar and northwest through the great forests. On their way to discovering the dragonborn empire Arkhosia (where their advance halted) they overthrew the dying eladrin Realm of the Twin Queens. (R&C 34). The repressed Akado were actually curious of the eladrin and regretted their masters taking over their lands. The Akado remained arcane-curious throughout their existence.

2,000

Ritual of the Tieflings
The nobles of Bael Turath enter into bargains with devils and are transformed into the tiefling race. (R&C 44).

- 2,050

Hobgoblin and Shombe Migrations
The hordes of hobgoblins from present day Andar and beyond (hence their slight oriental outlook) moved into the lands of the Water People and they let them settle the northern valleys (present day Blackscar). Even though most continued through the mountains and moved further northward, the hobgoblins in the Blackscar Mountains today are the ancestors of these migrators.
Also at this time the people that would become the Shombe were forced to leave the Water People’s lands and migrate west to the steppes and plains they inhabit to this day. (AA 150).

-2,150

Water People Bronze Age
Beginning of the bronze age for the Water People (Ancient Egyptians). They cast down the demon-worshipping, lizard-like Angarliss that dominated the region. The Water People ruled over the lesser Earth People (Akado & Boha).

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