Rekarra - Stormhaven Campaign
A History of Rekarra
History of Ages in Rekarra
-1743 Age of Migration – Bands of migrating peoples from Tericia make their way to the other two continents, Cineria and Karnash, and the Xushan sub-continent.
-1690 Official establishment of the Fey Dynasties
-1604 Founding of the Apoth Imperium
-1571 Apoth Imperium’s first God-King crowned (earliest known saint on Rekara)
-1207 Age of Wizardry – Elven wizards teach learned magic to Tericians in Cineria, knowledge becomes widespread within a few human generations
-905 Age of War- Warfare erupts on all three continents, knightly orders dedicated, noble houses become ascendant in Tericia, Mentoxians come to dominate the Xushan sub-continent through guile and assassination and expel all outsiders
-817 Age of Empires –Establishment of the Taug Empire on Tericia
-801 Official ambassadors of the House of Mentoxis received in Caldach, the Taug Empire’s capital, treaties of allegiance follow
-627 Founding of the Kingdom of Darmat on Cineria
-601 New Taug capital, Dwared Geval is founded. The city’s growth is unrivaled by any other in history, quickly becoming the real economic and political hub of the Taug Empire.
-518 Mercantile houses of Deralaine fund an enormous fleet to protect trade interests and first ever elector emperor selected from the merchant princes to rule the new empire
-300 Vice-Royalty of Xushan is formed with the help and blessing of the Taug Empire, in an effort to create a centralized state that can be dealt with by foreign powers.
-127 Open warfare erupts between the Apoth Imperium and the Taug Empire, the Vice-royalty of Xushan allied with the Taug and the Empire of Deralaine intervenes when trade becomes disrupted. The conflict later becomes known as the Last War, with open hostilities lasting until the Godsfall
-115 Kingdom of Darmat dissolved, Taug Empire creates the Vice-Royalty of Morrokouth from two of the six former regional provinces
-91 Elvish retreat from the affairs of men, withdrawing to the Fey States in western Cineria
-78 Vargoth defects from Apoth pantheon and joins Taug pantheon, bringing with him the secret of imbuing divine essence into mortals, thus granting the Taug gods the ability to create their own saints
-67 Age of Saints Saints of Parivan consecrated, proliferation of all clergies to create these holy leaders and warriors accelerates, enormous friction among all countries
-60 Taug Empire bribes electors of Derelain to appoint an emperor sympathetic to the Taug cause
-51 Recruitment of goblinoid armies by Taug Empire in the lands to the west of Apoth, retaliation by the Apoth Imperium with mighty magics, saints battle against each other to tip the tide to one side or the other
-43 Fall of the Apoth Imperium to the Taug Empire. Resistance continues unabated, forcing the Taug to expend large numbers of troops and magical force to occupy much of the Imperium. The Apoth Imperator is brought before the Taug Emperor in Dewared Geval and executed.
-36 Apoth Uprising. One of the original Apoth saints, Kernag the Eternal leads active rebellion against the Taug in the province of Solena, on the west coast of the Salt Sea. Taug General Mel’Argo Toth comes into public prominence during this time, although his power inside the Taug Empire by this time had few rivals.
-27 Half-ogre Gore carves out a kingdom during the distraction of the Apoth uprising, extending control from the Northern Reach to the southern edge of the Shaleen Flats.
-14 Mel’Argo Toth succeeds in putting down the Apoth Uprising. Kernag is killed when she uses a ritual to destroy Sorcere Nex, the Apoth Imperial tower of Wizardry. The resulting blast destroys the city of Solenesta and blights the land for a thousand miles, effectively creating a wasteland of 95% of the territory between the Salt Sea and the Western Reach.
-5 Melargo Toth deposes Tharald IV becoming the new emperor of the Taug Empire, and commissions the empire’s master craftsmen to begin forging what becomes known as the Godslayer
0 Age of Darkness , Godsfall and the Breaking of the World Melargo Toth attempts to slay Vargoth with the god-forged Reaver, only to be destroyed himself as a result. There is widespread destruction across the face of Rekara, 70% of human population destroyed, the Vice-Royalty of Morrokouth sinks into the sea, the Umbrian peninsula rises from the ocean floor, continent of Tericia sundered in two forming a new separate continent of Xushan, Heart of the Taug Empire obliterated forming many small islands centered around the former location of Dewared Geval, the eastern provinces of Deralaine fall into the ocean, a cloud of debris covers Rekara which settles after a year which allows very little sunlight to penetrate, and the withdrawal of deities from the affairs of mortals – for a time.
57 Goblin Supremacy in the far west and the rise of various goblin kingdoms
137 Orcish Horde lays waste to most of Cineria, and the remaining northern continent of Tericia is wracked by civil wars and power struggles over the leadership of the remains of the Taug Empire
368 Rule of Dragons over large parts of Cineria and Karnash, but fail to conquer a significant portion of Xushan or Tericia
403 The first attempt of a former noble house of the Taug Empire, House Learbeth, to claim the imperial Taug throne and rule from the ancient capitol of Caldach. The resulting civil war between the various warlords and noble factions is known as the Great War.
435 The complete and utter destruction of Caldach and the deaths of the elder nobles of Houses Learbeth, Toth, Janesk and Monkreeth by wild magic during the Great War signals the end of any possibility for peace under noble leadership.
483 The death of the last scions of the ancient Taug noble houses, in an act referred to as the Swift Executions, results in an uneasy armistice between the remaining warlords of Taug.
751 The defunct Vice Royalty of Xushan is reborn as the Mentoxis Empire, formally established with the aid of a drow enclave previously hidden deep within Xushan, and beholden to, and allied to, no other nation.
942 The Mentoxis Empire forces the drow into perpetual fealty by diverting the Barca River into the deep caverns of the Underdark, flooding the drow capital Serhal Yuthrit, an act known as the Sublime Betrayal
989 Two groups are discovered by a group of adventurers who are still working in the remains of the Taug Empire, The Chained, descendents of the priesthood of Vargoth, who still worship him and are actively working to locate him, and the Shade Lords, corrupted members of the house of Toth who are attempting to revive Melargo Toth himself.
1002 The Arcanum is founded to prevent the occurrence of another cataclysm and monitor the Chained and the Shade Lords
1094 Various groups begin to overthrow the Dragons which have claimed so much territory on Rekara, knightly orders become more dominant, barbarians from northern Cineria invade the Umbrian peninsula
1209 Age of Rebirth Elves again send Ambassadors to various regions, scholars of influence found the three major centers of learning in Rekarra, two on Cineria and one on Karnash
1302 The Knights of St Vasil defeat the Umbrian barbarians and found the Kingdom of Darkathia
1425 City States come to the fore, the nucleus of what will form into countries
1489 The City-State of Stormhaven is founded by the First Merchant Council
1580 King Tierfell of Filisten is abducted by persons unknown, and is held in secret in stasis.
1604 Age of Kings Kerigal the Great conquers half of Cineria bringing together the various tribes in a kingdom that will not outlast his grandson, order and trade is restored
1609 Theological College founded to regulate religious activity on Cineria
1754 Forest Kingdom created with the help of the elves and the rotating thirteen High Kings are crowned
1789 King Luralas the Heretic wages war on his neighbors with fiendish aid and is destroyed. His capital becomes the center of the Wastelands of Karloon, the victorious allies put his wicked folk to the sword, salt his fields and scatter the remainder to the four winds. A ruler is selected from the victorious and the Kingdom of Valdessia is formed
1802 The Kingdom of Darkathia is split by two brothers into the Kingdom of Hattoff and the Dofeld Feodalty
1807 Age of Intrigue Destruction of the Gith-Frey’s First Temple and the genesis of the Shadow Empire
2016 Assassination of the Elvish Regent
2152 Rise of Iceseclestium and the conquering of the Umbrian peninsula by her agents, a Triumvirate of Dragon, Lichling and Death Knight now rule Darkathia
2253 A company of rogues hired by Count Basren of Filisten attempt to rescue the missing King Tierfell, failing utterly, causing his captors to move him to an even more secure location.
2258 Civil War erupts within Nordecca and the Supreme Warlord Horath is defeated and his advisor the Black Seer disappears
2326 Ulthak is manipulated into a war with Bastion and Kelsarn and is defeated, country is partitioned between the two and the Duchy of Fillistin
2380 Tharmij Brightaxe is appointed Duke of Deralaine in the first overt attempt by the emperor in Relwane to exert temporal control over the western provinces of Derelaine since the Godsfall
2387 Lost monastery of Rochuss is discovered at the base of the Granitespine Mountains
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