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A Consolidated Timeline of Terminus

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    February 11, 2017 8:34 PM PST

    I know there is a separate topic asking for a timeline, but I thought I might try to bend the rules a little bit and post this so it's not buried. I'm not going to be in character for this particular post because I'm not after prose. Anyway, if you notice something I missed or something amiss (PUN) please let me know and I'll fix it. 

    If you're unfamiliar with the date conventions of Pantheon, the "IH" stands for Ithosbrun Hjilen, which is just the name it was given by a particular race. In the lore, the scholars label dates as "xxxx IH".

    Before the Ages:

    • c. Beginning of Time ~ -1000 IH: Establishment of the Air and Sea Dragon Kingdoms, named respectively the Rhy'Vulrene and the Sol'Kromane
    • c. - 1000 IH: Usurpation of the Dragon Kingdoms and crowning of Rok'Nhilthamos as King of Dragons following the slaying of the leader of the Sol'Kromane (Sea Dragons) and Rok'Tsolfyensire, Rol'Nhilthamos' father
    • 0 IH: The dragons retreat into seclusion, leaving the terrestrial realms of Aevozul/Rhystyrrok to the native mortal races; Aevozul/Rhystyrrok is renamed Terminus; the Tholen of Itholis create the Ithosbrun Hjilen calendar, abbreviated "IH", to mark the passing of the dragons from the mortal lands; ostensibly the Dragon Accord is created around this time
    • 7 IH: Beginning of the First Collision Era; Dwarves arrive on Terminus from Oldassa and establish their city Khadassa on the continent of Whitethaw; Khazas Descends and teaches his people the art of forging Coldark Steel
    • 9 IH: The Elves of Si'olaen arrive, establishing a home "on the clefts of the Roan mountains"; the sacred tree Lucent, the Third Light is replanted in their city of Faerthal
    • 12 IH: Ending of the First Collision Era with the arrival of the Ogres of Ghorrok
    • c. 13 IH: Rothuk, Clan Lord of the Black Moon Ogres rises to prominence after unlocking the power of the Black Moon clan's "Tome of War"; in the subsequent decade Rothuk subjugates the remaining Ogre clans and acquires their 6 Tomes; the Ogre capital of Broken Maw is founded around this time
    • 23 IH: Rothuk the Black Moon King, increasingly corrupted by the powers of the tomes, abdicates his throne and disappears

    The Age of Seclusion, 0-469IH:

    • c. 23~423 IH: The first four wars between the Ogres and the Wos Che, a people native to Reignfall are waged. The Ogres lose the Third and Fourth Wos Che wars; the Elves begin their creation of the mysterious Seven Locked Door; the Dwarven kingdom of Amberfaet suffers a catastrophic failure resulting in the Dwarves abandoning the territory; the Dwarven godhead Lockehnhammur forcibly Descends and imprisons Rhazik, the Dwarven antagonistic deity in an event called the Imprisonment of Rhazik; the Zealots of Rha are founded as a cult to the imprisoned dark High Mortal
    • 450 IH: The Second Era of Collisions begins with the arrival of the Ginto; Ittero, the Ginto god, is mortally wounded by the Eyeless Eclipse and begins to die, forcing his God-Bride Ginavi to Descend him in an attempt to preserve his existence
    • c. 450~455 IH: The fallen Ittero (now the Ravaging Lord) begins to corrupt the Ginto into the Revenant, "a craven, vicious people, uncharacteristically violent, senseless and wild"; Ginavi senses the corruption of her people and confronts the Ravaging Lord, who reveals his plans for a War of Endless Night to her; Ginavi sacrifices herself in Descension to instill the remaining Ginto with protection from the corruption. These Ginto become known as the Remnant.
    • 455 IH: The Revanant attack the Remnant; The Ravaging Lord, still unrecovered from his wounds, is unable to lead his army to victory against a united Remnant and retreats to Mount Hulthrr in the East of Reignfall; The remaining Remnant eastablish an outpost at nearby Olem's Hill to watch for his return.
    • 458 IH: The Dark Myr of Issul and the Archai of Roa arrive at roughly the same time (I will not take sides in that odd rivalry), the Myr near the Ogres on Reignfall and the Archai on Whitethaw near the Dwarves; Nythir and Syronai, Myr deities, sacrifice their godhood and subsequently their existence to keep their people from succumbing to the hostile environment of Terminus' ocean; the Nythirian Red (Nythir's vanguard) slay Syronai for transforming them and disappear into the deep ocean; the Archai settle on the island of Su'Roa; the Dark Myr (so named for their slaying of their goddess) found the city of Syronai's Rest
    • 459 IH: Humans arrive from Vas Demith following the "Cursed Frost" winter; the Human King Amensol founds the city of Havensong in the Spring; Crown Prince Avendyr is born

    The Age of Chaos, 470-486IH:

    • 470 IH: The 'Year of Outbreak'; the Ravaging Lord's forces overwhelm the watch at Olem's Hill, renaming it Baaka'rrn; the remaining Remnant harry their conquerors for the next few years during the prelude to the Deicide War; Ittero solicits the help of gods antagonistic to the mortal races of Terminus, allying with the newly descended Ossari of the Humans and Haethus-Kevgrejl of the Archai
    • 471~473 IH: Kinosai (471) and Lost Sidryth (472) fall to the Ravaging Lord's forces; the Sidryth Vespers (472) and the earth mages of the Madjen Kii (473) ally with the horde
    • 473 IH: Narian Castigue and Kaolyen Greyborne engage in a series of correspondences that collectively are known as the "Keepings of Castigue", which recount their attempts to decipher the terms of the Dragon Accord; Narian Castigue encounters Khazas of the Dwarves, Rel-Cirin of the Archai, the dragon Tel'Nharssis and the "Ill Watcher"
    • c. 474 IH: The Ravaging Lord splits his army in thirds, with Ossari assaulting Kingsreach and Haethus-Krevgejl besieging Whitethaw. The Lord himself occupies the races of Reignfall
    • 475 IH: The guerrila Remnant forces strike a major blow against the Ravaging Lord, stalling his forces; the Summit at the island of Vesu ends in the Sanctum Edict, a pact between the Sacred Six races of the Collisions and the Ginto, as well as other native peoples; the Ginto reveal their conviction in the prophecy that the Revenant "would break beneath the Suns of Terminus"; construction begins on the Sanctums on Reignfall, Kingsreach and Whitethaw
    • 481~483 IH: War breaks out in earnest between the major nations and the Ravaging Lord; Haethus-Krevgejl forces the Archai and Dwarves into the Frozen Sanctum on Whitethaw; the combined Ogre and Dark Myr forces score a total victory over the initial assault of the Revenant; the Ravaging Lord unleashes "ancient monsters of the deep" to combat the Dark Myr, while the Ogres are pincered by the Wos Che in the North and the Revenant in the South; the Ogres are forced into the Burning Sanctum at Ka'Kelhar
    • 484 IH: King Amensol is slain by Ossari during the three week siege of Havensong; Havensong itself is burned to the ground and tossed into the ocean; the Humans and Elves are forced into the Silent Sanctum in the Roan mountains; Rel-Cirin of the Archai is slain outside the Frozen Sanctum; the Ravaging Lord successfully spans the magma moat of the Burning Sanctum; the Six Suns of Terminus (or the "War Wizards") arrive and rout the 3 dark armies, dramatically turning the tide of the war; Haethus-Krevgejl retreats into permanent exile; Ossari is slain at the ruins of Havensong after wounding one Wizard; Avendyr, the First King Out of the Sanctum gives his famous "Speech of Souls" address to the united armies; the Ravaging Lord retreats to Mount Ka'Druhorr, leaving the Revenant leaderless; Avendyr of the Humans and Khazas of the Dwarves lead the combined armies of the Sacred Six in a united siege upon Ka'Druhorr; the Ravaging Lord slays one War Wizard in combat and then Rhy'Khafiros, dragon regent of Reignfall; the Ravaging Lord is extinguished by Rok'Nhilthamos, ending his sinister reign
    • 486 IH: Beginning of the Frail Age; the Deicide War officially ends; another Summit is called at Vesu, which the Ogres and Dark Myr do not attend; the War Wizards vanish
    • c. 486~525 IH: The human city of Thronefast is built on the northern coast of the Bethrale Sea; Avendyr secures peaceable relations with most of the Sacred Six; two arches are constructed from the ruins of Havensong symbolizing Life and Death; the remaning scattered Revenant forces take up residence at Mount Hulthrr, Baaka'rrn and Ka'Druhorr; the Zealots of Rha, defunct some time before the Deicide War, reform as the Union of Shadow

    The Frail Age, 486IH - Present:

    • c. 486 IH ~present: the Fifth through Twelfth Wos Che Wars are fought between the Ogres and their long time enemies
    • 525 IH: Avendyr dies at Thronefast
    • 568 IH: The Khagans, a desert people of Reignfall split from the Khaga Sands Orphans
    • 620 IH: The Halflings of Hiryth arrive and found Wild's End on Kingsreach
    • 621 IH: The Skar of D'shoth arrive and found Skargol on Reignfall; in their arrival their previous den mother (of sorts) was killed, but not before birthing 7 fertile females
    • c. 621 IH: The Skar first instigate a war with the nearby Khagans and, having razed their population, conduct a short and brutal civil war; the Khagans flee their ancestral home
    • 622 IH: The Gnomes of Stormona arrive in their floating fortress of Skyhold, situated near Whitethaw
    • c. 672 IH: Skyhold opens its doors to the world, conservatively allowing outsiders ingress to trade
    • 972 IH: E'mani Karos, celebrated captain of Thronefast flees the capitol for unclear reasons (the official reason is treason); Karos founds the Black Daggers at Keep Leon in Avendyr's Pass as a band of brigands antagonistic to Thronefast
    • c. 975~987 IH: Amenthiel (current sovereign of Thronefast) loses her husband in the Catastrophe at Azeris; Amenthiel rises to the throne after the same incident claims the previous King; Amenthiel delivers a successor to the "Speech of Souls" to set the course of her nation
    • 987 IH: The current year; the Keeper submits his brief history of our world

     

    There were way more dates than I realized when I first started, even this far out from the release of the game! It's a rich world already and it will only get richer. I hope to be able to update this timeline as we get more information (I probably won't update the other things I've written, maybe the primers) because it's pretty fun to categorize this stuff. Thank everyone again for reading, and I hope you guys like lore as much as I do. Cheers!


    This post was edited by Jimmayus at February 17, 2017 8:35 PM PST
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    February 12, 2017 3:04 AM PST

    That was awesome..

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    February 12, 2017 5:31 AM PST

    Great work, Thank You for taking the time to make and post this.

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    February 12, 2017 7:22 AM PST

    Wow. Our resident historian. Always impressive.

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    February 12, 2017 9:05 AM PST

    Brilliant work, as ever, Jimmayus.  I always appreciate your thorough analysis, and in this case compilation.  Well done friend.

    On a personal note: I find this particularly helpful as I often think of something from the lore and attempt to reference it.  And as you know, there is already an immense amount of lore.  This will make it very easy to quickly find what I'm looking for.

    Perhaps we could get this stickied @Kils?  Thanks mate!


    This post was edited by Nikademis at February 12, 2017 4:34 PM PST
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    February 12, 2017 4:06 PM PST

    Nice job Jimmayus, stickied for convenience :)

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    February 12, 2017 4:32 PM PST

    Kilsin said:

    Nice job Jimmayus, stickied for convenience :)

    <3 Kilsin

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    February 12, 2017 4:36 PM PST

    Thank you very much, I'll be sure to live up to the sticky tag by keeping this updated when I find stuff. Cheers!

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    February 15, 2017 11:11 AM PST

    Wonderful work, Jimmayus!

     

    Also, as you noted to me and caught yourself: we have a discrepancy on a key date on the website. It's going to be fixed, but I wanted to post it here first:

     

    The Third Era of Collisions began in 620 IH. Not 450. That really makes no sense and I'm not sure how I messed it up, because the internal documentation has 620. Alas, I am a common man.

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    February 15, 2017 11:26 AM PST

    Also, and a bit this is embarrassing, the Second Era of Collisions began in 450 IH, not 458. Genuinely confused by why that is the date on the site, but I may have mistakenly entered an 8 instead of an 0. Either way, you've got the correct one on your timeline.

     

    I don't spend the whole day sleeping, I promise.


    This post was edited by Istuulamae at February 15, 2017 11:27 AM PST
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    February 15, 2017 11:30 AM PST

    It's alright man, lore writing for an mmo is a pretty gargantuan task and what we're looking at now are mainly dev documents. I always assume when I read something here (even public information on the site) is subject to change. 

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    February 15, 2017 11:53 AM PST

    Jimmayus said:

    It's alright man, lore writing for an mmo is a pretty gargantuan task and what we're looking at now are mainly dev documents. I always assume when I read something here (even public information on the site) is subject to change. 

    Aye, the amount of lore surrounding most MMOs is mindblowing. I am in awe of people that can create thousands of years worth of cohesive events with their minds. I wouldn't be able to keep it all straight either.

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    February 15, 2017 2:30 PM PST

    This is excellent! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. I'm excited to share this on the Pantheon RP site. 

     

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    February 16, 2017 6:08 AM PST

    Nice work Jim.

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    March 8, 2017 10:04 AM PST

    Great job!

     

    *head swimming with conjured imagery*   :)

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    March 9, 2017 2:42 PM PST
    It seems as though the Skar and Gnomes arrived for a purpose. Seeing as how they both have a penchant for catastrophic destruction...
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    March 10, 2017 12:15 AM PST

    I have read all of the primers up to this point and am super excited to see what kind of twists develop for the lore of Terminus.  Jimmayus rocks!

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    April 4, 2017 6:05 AM PDT

    Thanks for this, only just discovered Pantheon thanks to a friend giving me a headsup, still working  my way through the lore, really loved this timeline looking forward to seeing it develop.

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    August 9, 2017 4:59 PM PDT

    Typical pro-light rendition, void of the Darkness that shadows your precious existence.  Fake Histories.  Alternative Knowledge.  Sad.

    My minions will rise and wipe your false reality from this world like dust in their footfalls.

    Well, as soon as I find that Book of Dark Bindings Aradune stole from me.  Necromancy requires the use of a language impossible for mortal minds to process.  That of Death itself.  Without my book, I cannot know the incantations.  I cannot bend Death to my will.  And my Abomination has begun to congeal on the floor into a soup.  A very chunky, smelly soup.

    But be warned, we will not forgive these transgressions against the Darkness in your "supposed" histories.  We will not forget the smell in this spire...   And it will be to your great peril, should you fail to expect Bone Chips.

    May the Darkness rise to burn you in the Fires of your precious Light.


    This post was edited by ZennExile at August 9, 2017 5:01 PM PDT