Notable Events for the Kingdom of Vornair:
The First Age
It is believed that the cosmos and what we know as Elyria were created during the First Age by the many gods of the ancient world. It is unknown how long this Age lasted for much of it predates the creation of mann.
A cataclysmic event that tore the world asunder, believed to be the result of the death of Daemon, the God of Fire. The Burning ended the First Age, separating gods and magic from Elyria.
The Second Age
The Third Age
It is told that an ancient and powerful Kingdom - The Second [Northern] Realm of Gauterheim - once ruled over large areas of the old Scattered Lands. Their Realm peaked in the final two centuries of the Third Age until it abruptly collapsed just before the Fourth Age, the real reason being long since covered by many myths and legends. Some say they went into an impossible war, others say they crumbled from within. Legends tell of a King who was near immortal – being killed seven times, he always miraculously returned to life.
During and immediately after the Second Realm’s fall happened a large-scale witch hunt of intellectualism - authorities looking both to prevent the spread of knowledge and the rise of an educated peasantry began the process of eliminating sources of knowledge from the Realm’s lands. Most works describing the events prior to the fall of the Second Realm were burnt alongside their authors and other intellectuals. This short-lived time became known as “The Purge” or “The End of Wisdom”.
Nevertheless, the fall of the Second Realm led to the situation in the early Fourth Age where countless of Clans tried to secure their own borders without a uniting ruler. Eventually people started to call these parts of the continent “the Scattered Lands”.
The existence of the First Realm is a mystery chroniclers have debated for centuries. Only supporting evidence seem to be folklore, the fact that there was a “Second” Realm to begin with and the scattered ruins in the wilderness nearly turned to dust.
The Fourth Age
Year 480 - 485 | The Cold Plague
The Cold Plague was a deadly and persistent disease that spread and raged for several years in pre-Vornair lands known as "the Scattered Lands" - especially in the areas nowadays known as the Duchies of Fehu, Zylphania and the Stormlands. Chroniclers have estimated that while in most areas the plague killed around 5-15 % of the population, in the pre-mentioned Duchies the casualties were as high as well over 50 %. Many Clans were wiped from existance and towns abandoned.
Year 553 - 557 | The War of Two
A pact of two large Clans tried to forcefully unite the rest. This conquest ended badly for them as their homelands were taken by other Clans while the Two were fighting elsewhere. The Two were forced into refugees and to scatter into the lands.
Year 671 | The Deranged King's Conquest begins
In the year 671 of the Fourth Age the Deranged King of the Empire of Xeilias began his attempt to conquer all of Elyria. The bloody 25 year war that affected the whole continent would reach "the Scattered Lands" in the next few years.
Year 676 | The War of Many Banners begins
Tribes of Elyria found themselves in constant conflict with one another. There was competition as well as strife and animosity between clans. As the greater nations and Kingdoms started forming, larger, more organized forces brought about the destruction of some and displacement of others. Jarl Jordyn of Clan Rhyne recognized the threat presented to the land and began diplomatic meetings with nearby Clans. The Empire of Xeilias sent out their first vanguard to invade the Scattered Lands.
Year 681 | Banding of the Clans
Clan Rhyne unified the Clans to repel the invading armies. Houses, Tribes, Clans, and Families set aside differences and joined Clan Rhyne to push back the enemy. This time of unification came to be known as "Rhyne's Call".
Year 689 | Rhyne offensive begins
Thanks to the actions of Clan Heimdallr at the "Clash of Clogaust Pass", Clan Rhyne and its allies finally gained an upper hand to begin an organized offensive to free the people of the Scattered Lands, beginning with the recapture of Highstone County.
Year 696 | The War of Many Banners ends
The Siege of Archeon marked the final battle of the war. With the borders secured and the enemy forces pushed out of the unified Clan areas, the Clans turned their attention inward to the prosperity of its people. Within the same year the Empire of Xeilias crumbled.
Year 698 | Formation of The Kingdom of Vornair
With the invaders pushed out and their lands secure, the tribes continued to look to the Rhyne Clan for leadership and guidance while rebuilding. Their honor, dedicated leadership, and humility lead the tribes to naturally fall in line under the leadership of Clan Rhyne. It wasn't long before they formalized their Kingdom and selected Clan Rhyne's leaders, Beinir & Jordyn Rhyne, as the first King & Queen of Vornair.
Year 749 | Kingdoms of Elyria & ElyriaMuD
The Clans of Vornair contest in their campaigns of growth.
Year 800 | Prologue: The Awakening
Something evil is brewing in Elyria. The first signs are seen in New Haven.
Year 805 | Exposition
The Kingdom of Vornair continues to focus it's people internally and improves its efforts in developing commerce, infrastructure and the governing system.
Year 817 | The Settling (Chronicles of Elyria Launch)
With the Kingdom of Vornair representing a place of security and prosperity, a large migration occurred during the next several years. Many weary travelers of all professions and inclinations made Vornair their home.
See also Lore of the Vornic Duchies for more in-depth Duchy lore.
See also Lore of the Vornic RP Events (Discord) for lore forged in special RP events.