Nota bene: all dates are AUC–ab urbe condite, meaning from the founding of the city. The traditional date in Earth terms is 753 BC, so subtract 753 from any date here to derive the Earth date.
Battle of Hadrianopolis – Goblins at the Gates
Alaric the Orc King sacks Rome
Orcs complete their conquest of North Africa by capturing the city of Hippo.
Attila and Bleda, brothers who are both orc kings lead an army of ogres into Italy. Within two years, both die under mysterious circumstances.
Last Roman Emperor is strangled by Odovacar the ogre. Rulers are now known as the Western Emperor and the Eastern Emperor.
Clovis becomes the first King in the West, ruling the Free Men of Gaul. Emperor Merovech II, ruling from Ravenna, confers this title upon him. Clovis is also famous because he was the first Western king to keep mancers at court.
Theodoric becomes Emperor in the West. He is the first emperor to use mancers. When Italy is conquered by Belisarius, there are rumors that the West was betrayed by the Great House.
Putative beginning of the reign of Arthur of Britain.
First verified landfall of elves, in Brittany.
Justinian becomes the Emperor in the East.
Belisarius destroys the orcs of North Africa.
First documented appearance of drow in Europa. All sorts of legends have gathered around Alcestis/Procopius. Some claim he is to blame for the death of Theodora and the fall of Belisarius, while other legends place him in Italia and say he summoned the trolls into Lombardy. It’s possible that more than one drow was already present in Europa.
Final victory over the Wild in Italy. Official reunification of the Empire under Justinian.
Trolls invade Lombardy and destroy Ravenna. Merovech saves Rome, but the north falls to the Wild Folk.
Beginning of the First Dark Age
Heraclius, Emperor in the East (d.1394)
Lizardmen conquer North Africa
Charles Martel becomes King of the Gauls (d.1494)
Siege of Constantinople. Falls to the orcs in the following year.
Orc alliance defeated by Charles Martel at Tours
In this Jubilee year, Pepin the Short seized the crown from the last Merovingian emperor, Childeric III.
Charles the Great (b. 2 April 1480) becomes Emperor. This is the traditional end of the First Dark Age.
Dragons burn Lindisfarne. The Great Houses are now sworn enemies of dragons.
The first dragons attack Eire
Charles gains the support of the Great Houses
First dragon attack on Paris
Begins thirty years of continuous dragon raids on Britain
Dragon kingdom of Dublin established
Treaty of Verdun ends the great war with the Orc-Goblin Alliance and breaks apart Charles’ Greater Empire. Beginning of the Second Dark Age.
Alfred the Great becomes King of the Britons
Henry the Fowler becomes Emperor. The Western Empire now ruled by Germans.
Rolf the Ranger comes to Normandy and agrees to fight the dragons in exchange for being made Duke of Normandy
Emperor Otto I (d. 1726)
Hugh Capet (d. 1749) becomes first Capetian King of Gaul
Battle of Lechfeld. Otto defeats the gnolls near Augsburg.
Battle of Limerick. Dragons defeated by elves in Eire.
Battle of Clondorf. Elvish prince Boru drives dragons out of Eire.
The dragon Cnut settles in England
Norman Conquest of Angleland. This is the traditional end date for the Second Dark Age.
Emperor Henry IV calls for a war against the Eastern Empire. The First Lux Agmen (Fackelzug; Guerre des Legionnaires; Wars of Recovery)
King Stephen of Britain (d. 1907). A period of civil war. Britain is all but overrun by the Wild.
Barbarossa becomes Emperor (b. 1876, d. 10 June 1943, while on the Third Lux Agmen)
The Cathar March
Frederick “Stupormundi” Hohenstaufen becomes Emperor (b. 26 Dec. 1947; d. 13 Dec. 2003). Became King of Germany in 1965 and King of Sicily in 1950 and Emperor of the East in 1982.
War of the Whispers begins. It will last twenty years.
Birth of Petrarcha, the founder of the Renaissance
The Century War begins: Gaul and Britain unite to battle the drow
The Black Death, a terrible disease unleashed by the Dark Elves, strikes Europe
The Garden of Hugo Vuerloz
Last orcs are driven out of Spain; discovery of New World
Martin Luther begins Reformation, an anti-magic movement. Beginning of the Scientific Revolution.
Thirty Years War begins: battle between Science and Magic. Resurgence of the drow.
The Great War begins
End of the Great War