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Introduction[]

This is a True and Accurate timeline of the world of Eberron. I noticed that other Eberron timelines posted around the internet were incorrect. Many of the dates listed were off by about 1,000 years. with the one exception of Christopher J. Monte's "The Grand History of Eberron" (which technically is more than just a timeline).

This timeline uses the common calendar of Khorvaire called the Galifar Calendar which was developed during the reign of King Galifar II, called "the Dark," and places it's year 1 at the year of the founding of the Kingdom of Galifar. (Year of the Kingdom or YK) so all dates prior to that year are negative numbers and all dates after are positive. (The standard timeline given in official WotC books measures the dates in positive numbers from Year 1, but measure the dates in negative numbers from Campaign Start, so Year 1 is also Year -998.)

The Age of Dragons[]

Date: Unknown

  • In the mythic past, the world was one and the Progenitor Dragons, the first and greatest of dragon-kind, ruled all. The three most powerful (Siberys, Eberron, and Khyber) discovered (or created) the Draconic Prophecy. Khyber and Siberys disagreed over the Prophecy and battled with one another. Khyber was victorious over Siberys, and sought to take control of the Prophecy, only to be attacked by Eberron. Eberron wrapped her coils about Khyber, trapping the evil wyrm.

In the end, Siberys' shattered body became the Dragon Above - the glowing ring that surrounds the world. Khyber, still trapped in Eberron's coils, became the Dragon Below and the source for all great evils. Eberron healed the World Between by becoming one with it. Siberys called forth the next generation of dragons, Eberron created all manner of other living things, and Khyber spat out the fiends.

The Age of Demons[]

Date: -10,000,000

  • Khyber's fiendish offspring overrun the surface world, creating a hellish environment where rakshasas and night hags rule supreme.

Date: -1,500,000

  • Dragons rediscover the Prophecy and rise from their primitive state to oppose their demonic overlords. Unable to defeat the demonic hordes of the Dragon Below alone, the dragons ally with the couatls.
  • The common races, still in primitive states, hide from the godlike combatants and find a way to survive.

Date: -100,000

  • Recognizing their cause would otherwise be lost, the couatls sacrifice most of their number to bind the most powerful of the demon lords and the majority of the fiends back to Khyber. The couatls remain trapped for eternity with the fiends they bind. Victorious, the dragons retreat to Argonnessen to contemplate the Prophecy, ignoring the "lesser races."

The Age of Giants[]

Date: -80,000

Date: -75,000

Date: -60,000

  • Dragons make contact with the giant kingdoms and teach the giants arcane magic.
  • The giants master the arcane arts, creating wonders unequaled even in the modern day. The elves - ignored by their giant masters - watch and learn.

Date: -40,000

  • The quori invade Xen'drik from the plane of Dal Quor, the Plane of Dreams. After 1,000 years of battle, the giants call upon the most powerful magics of the dragons to throw Dal Quor out of planar alignment, forever sealing that plane away from Eberron. The resulting backlash shakes Xen'drik to its core and plunges large chunks of the continent beneath the sea.

Date: -39,000

  • 1,000 years after the end of the Giant-Quori War, Xen'drik is still suffering from the magical backlash of disrupting Dal Quor's planar orbit. Horrible curses and plagues still sweep through the land, and the elves use the opportunity to rebel.
  • A corps of elves - called the Phiarlan or "Spirit Keepers" - work as bards, scouts, and couriers during the elven rebellion against the giants.
  • In a desperate attempt to regain control of their slaves and save their dying civilization, the giants turn again to the most powerful draconic magics. Before they can unleash such destruction a second time, the dragons attack Xen'drik and the giant civilization collapses.
  • The Phiarlan spread the word of the elven prophet Aeren, gathering elves to flee Xen'drik for the sub-continent that would become known as Aerenal. The drow remain behind in Xen'drik and go into hiding.

The Age of Monsters[]

Date: -38,000

  • The giants revert to primitive monsters living in the ruins of their shattered civilization as the dragons return to their secluded continent and the elves settle Aerenal.
  • The first of the goblinoid kingdoms, rises in the area that will one day become Breland and Darguun.

Date: -30,000

  • Orc nations arise in western Khorvaire to compete with the goblinoid kingdoms.
  • Aerenal elves spread across the sub-continent of Aerenal, creating clusters of city-states.

Date: -25,000

  • The Undying Court appears in Aerenal.
  • First skirmish between the elves and the dragons, which sets a pattern of long periods of peace punctuated by short, devastating battles every few hundred years.

Date: -16,000

  • The Dhakaani unite the goblinoid nations to create the greatest empire the goblins have ever known.
  • The dragon Vvaraak, in response to a portion of The Prophecy she had been studying, begins teaching the orcs druidic magic. These orcs become the first Gatekeeper druids.

Date: -14,000

  • The dragonborn empire of Q'barra is founded following a prolonged period of restlessness in the Trothlorsvek clans—who felt they could do little to contribute to the black dragon lord Rhashaak's spiritual battle with the overlord Masvirik. For a period of a thousand years, clashes with the Dhakaani Empire known as the Goblin Wars recur while the dragonborn carve out a nation in the Blade Desert and Talenta Plains.

Date: -13,000

  • The dragonborn returned to Haka'torvhak when Rhashaak faltered and the region started to fall to Masvirik's influence.

Date: -12,000

Date: -10,000

Date: -9,000

  • The Daelkyr War occurs, devastating much of western Khorvaire. The daelkyr - a race of immensely powerful beings from Xoriat, the Plane of Madness - invade Eberron. They are eventually defeated by the Gatekeeper druids, who seal the portals to Xoriat and trap the remaining daelkyr below ground.
  • The goblin city of Jaa'shaarat becomes the ruin of Duur'shaarat.

Date: -5,000

  • Weakened by the Daelkyr War, the Dhakaani Empire collapses to internal power-struggles and civil strife. Goblinoid city-states and smaller nations endure, but lack the political and military cohesion of the earlier empire.

Current Age[]

Date: -4,100

Date: -3,200

Date: -3,000

  • Lhazaar leads an exodus of humans from Sarlona across the Sea of Rage to land in eastern Khorvaire in what will become the modern-day Lhazaar Principalities.
  • The Mark of Healing appears among halflings of the Talenta Plains.
  • Founding of Io'vakas in Argonnessen built by the "lesser races" that the dragons transplanted from their ancestral homes across Eberron.

Date: -2,975

  • Founding of the city of Shaarat by Malleon the Reaver built on top of the ruins of the Dhakaani city of Duur'shaarat. Malleon the Reaver enslaves the goblins there.

Date: -2,800

Date: -2,600

  • The Mark of Sentinel appears among humans of pre-Galifar Karrnath.
  • Elves & dragons unite to destroy House Vol (which carries the Mark of Death), ending millennia of intermittent warfare between the two species.
  • Lady Vol, Lich Queen of the Dead is created.
  • House Phiarlan leaves Aerenal to relocate among the humans of Khorvaire.

Date: -2,500

Date: -2,200

  • King Breggor of the nation of Wroat orders the city of Shaarat destroyed due to the descendants of Malleon refusing to bow to his authority.
  • The city of Sharn is built on top of the ruins of the city of Shaarat by King Breggor the Bear.

Date: -2,000

Date: -1,800

Date: -1,500

Date: -1,493

  • The War of the Mark comes to an end when Lord Halas Tarkanan, the Lady of the Plague, and his other lieutenants - in a last great act of defiance - cause the destruction of the city of Sharn and the believed extinction of aberrant marks.

Date: -1,302

Date: -1,200

  • Io'vakas is destroyed by the dragons due to a small sect of yuan-ti who sought more power and the deepest mysteries of draconic magic for themselves.
  • Arnaarlasha (the noble gold dragon great wyrm of the Warders) along with a dozen elder dragons shepherd a thousand survivors of Io'vakas to the slopes of Mount Erishnak where they create the city of Io'lokar, the City of Knowledge over the following year.

Date: -1,043

Date: -1,041

  • The Border Wars, eventually drawing in all five human nations of central Khorvaire in a conflict over land rights and water sources that would last for a decade.

Date: -1,022

  • Galifar assumes rulership of Karrnath right before he turned twenty-one years old.

Date: -1,012

  • Galifar begins his campaign to unite the Five Nations of .

Date: -1,005

  • Galifar makes a deal with the dragonmarked houses, offering them neutral status in exchange for support in his campaign.

Date: -1,000

Date: 1 YK (-998)

  • Galifar I and his five scions - Prince Cyre, Prince Karrn, Prince Thrane, Princess Aundair, and Princess Brey - take control of the Five Nations and establish the Kingdom of Galifar with each of the five ruling as governor-princes of the Five Nations. Galifar frees the goblins in his conquest of the Five Nations.

Date: 15 YK

Date: 28 YK

  • Galifar-Lhazaar War, a decade-long conflict, begins.

Date: 32 YK

  • The Five Nations of Galifar adopt the names of King Galifar's children who ruled them as governor-princes as their own.
  • The city of Sharn is once again rebuilt on top of the old cities' ruins.

Date: 40 YK

  • Galifar, now eighty-five winters old, steps down and passes rulership of the kingdom to his oldest remaining scion, Cyre.

Date: 53 YK

  • Galifar I dies.

Date: 106 YK

  • House Kundarak is recognized by the established dragonmarked houses.

Date: 299 YK

  • The Church of the Silver Flame is born.

Date: 347 YK

  • House Lyrandar takes possession of an island off the coast of Aundair to create Stormhome.

Date: 498 YK

  • The Church of the Silver Flame becomes the dominant religion in Thrane.

Date: 498 YK

  • House Sivis discovers the Mark of Finding while exploring the Shadow Marches. House Tharashk is created shortly thereafter.

Date: 512 YK

  • King Daroon orders the construction of the Starpeaks Observatory.

Date: 512 YK

  • Queen Joliana begins her reign of Galifar after serving as Thrane's regent. After attempting to force all of Galifar to accept the Silver Flame as the one true religion, Joliana dies suddenly before a civil war can break out near the end of the second year of her reign.

Date: 600 YK

  • Clan Noldrun of the Mror Holds disappears.
  • The Battle of Arnaarlasha's Fall begins a day after Arnaarlasha (gold dragon great wyrm of the Warders) dies. The battle only lasts 4 days as the city successfully defends itself from the Rogue dragons.

Date: 778 YK

Date: 783 YK

  • The first speaking stones developed by the Twelve.

Date: 789 YK

  • House Sivis message stations begin operations.

Date: 797 YK

  • Mordain the Fleshweaver is excoriated from House Phiarlan for practicing the forbidden magical arts of the Daelkyr.

Date: 800 YK

  • The Twelve appeals to the Kingdom of Galifar to put an end to the piracy from Stormreach, and establish a port there.

Date: 802 YK

  • The Kingdom of Galifar reaches an accord with five pirate lords of Stormreach and extends amnesty. This forms the Stormreach Compact allowing the five Storm Lords to maintain authority in the city, and joining with the dragonmarked houses to fund the expansion of the city of Stormreach.

Date: 811 YK

  • First lightning rail connects Flamekeep and Fairhaven.

Date: 832 YK

  • The Inquisition to wipe out lycanthropes (aka the Silver Purge) is launched by the Church of the Silver Flame. Over the course of the next 50 years, virtually all lycanthropes on the continent are slain.

Date: 845 YK

  • King Jarot begins a public works project to connect all of central Khorvaire via lightning rails.

Date: 873 YK

  • Discovery of Blackroot (Mordain the Fleshweaver's tower in Droaam).

Date: 865 YK

  • Lightning rail lines connect the Five Nations, Zilargo, the Mror Holds, and the Talenta Plains.

Date: 878 YK

  • House Deneith begins to provide clients with goblinoid mercenaries from the Darguun region.

Date: 890 YK

  • The city of Stormreach puts down the Omaren Revolt.

Date: 894 YK

  • King Jarot, the last ruler of Galifar dies. Thalin, Kaius, and Wroann reject the succession of Mishann. Wrogar backs his sister's claim, and the Last War begins.

Date: 896 YK

Date: 897 YK

  • Desperate to save Karrnath from the ravages of the Last War, Kaius I of Karrnath pledges his kingdom to The Blood of Vol. For his trouble, Kaius I is turned into a vampire by the lich-goddess Vol.

Date: 910 YK

  • Kaius II ascends to the throne of Karrnath after Kaius I disappears
  • The alliance between Thrane and Breland crumbles.

Date: 914 YK

  • The Mror Holds declares its independence.
  • Thalin of Thrane dies and the Church of the Silver Flame assumes control of the nation. The Keeper of the Flame assumes leaders of Thrane and the theocracy is formed.

Date: 918 YK

  • Unknown saboteurs destroy the Glass Tower of Sharn.

Date: 928 YK

  • Duke Ven ir'Kesslan leads settlers from Cyre to forge the nation of Q'barra.

Date: 946 YK

  • The city of Stormreach is attacked by the fire giants of the Battalion of the Basalt Towers, calling down meteors on the city, but with the help of the Giants of Rushemé Stormreach wins the battle.

Date: 956 YK

  • Southern annex of Cyre becomes the Elf Nation of Valenar.

Date: 958 YK

  • The Eldeen Reaches declares itself an independent nation under the protection of the Wardens of the Wood and the guidance of the Great Druid Oalian.

Date: 961 YK

  • Boranel becomes king of Breland.

Date: 962 YK

  • Zilargo - always an independent protectorate of Breland - formally aligns with Breland.

Date: 965 YK

  • House Cannith perfects the modern-era warforged, living constructs designed to fight the Last War.

Date: 969 YK

  • Haruuc leads the hobgoblin rebellion against the nations of Cyre and Breland, and the nation of Darguun is born.

Date: 972 YK

  • House Thuranni splits off from House Phiarlan in the Shadow Schism.

Date: 976 YK

  • Regent Moranna of Karrnath outlaws the Order of the Emerald Claw.

Date: 980 YK

  • Queen Aurala's reign of Aundair begins.

Date: 986 YK

  • A trio of hags known as the Daughters of Sora Kell invade western Breland with an army of trolls, ogres, and gnolls. Unable to confront both the monsters and fight its opponents in the Last War, King Boranel pulls settlers back and seals off the land west of the Graywall Mountains. The Daughters of Sora Kell declare the sovereignty of the nation of Droaam.

Date: 990 YK

  • The first elemental airships go into service for House Lyrandar.

Date: 991 YK

  • Kaius III's rule of Karrnath begins upon his 20th birthday.

Date: 993 YK

  • Jaela Daran (age 6) assumes the power of the Keeper of the Silver Flame.

Date: 994 YK

Date: 996 YK

  • The Treaty of Thronehold officially ends the Last War. The treaty officially recognizes the nations of Aundair, Breland, Thrane, Karrnath, the Talenta Plains, Zilargo, Q'barra, the Lhazaar Principalities, the Mror Holds, the Eldeen Reaches, Darguun, and Valenar.
  • The treaty further commands House Cannith to destroy the creation forges (the devices used to create warforged). Remaining warforged are granted the rights of sentient beings.
  • The Tribunal of Thronehold is established by the treaty with jurisdiction over prosecuting war crimes conducted during the worst offenses of the Last War—including ten magistrates from all signatory nations save Q'barra and Valenar.
  • The mysterious appearance of Dolurrh's Dawn in Droaam.

Date: 997 YK

  • Largely due to war refugees, the city of Stormreach expands.

Date: 998 YK

  • The Present: Your Adventure Begins...

References[]

Keith Baker, Bill Slavicsek, & James Wyatt (2004). Eberron Campaign Setting. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-3274-0.

James Wyatt and Keith Baker (2009). Eberron Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0-7869-5099-4.

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