History of Eberron
Age of Creation
Two main creation myths are prevalent on Khorvaire.
The war against the Primordials – In the beginning the Primordials created Eberron and the planes but cared nothing for their creation, they would destroy what they had made and create something new. This cycle repeating endlessly.
The Gods of the Sovereign Host and the Dark Six fought and imprisoned the Primordials ensuring the continuation of Eberron.
The Progenitor Dragons – The Three dragons awoke and created the planes, Mighty Khyber grew greedy and killed Gentle Syberis scattering her body, Eberron encircled Khyber and to this day keeps him trapped within her body. Since that time life in many forms has arisen on Eberron.
Age of Demons
Demons and Devils from the underdark overrun the surface world, creating a hellish environment where rakshasas and night hags rule supreme.
Somehow the Dragons banish the Demons and Devils from the surface
The Age of Giants
The giants rise from the ruins of the Dragon-Fiend Wars to establish a civilization on the continent of Xen’drik. They enslave the primitive elves.
The giants master the arcane arts, creating wonders unequalled even in the modern day.
Age of Monsters
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 he had been studying, begins teaching the orcs druidic magic. These orcs become the first Gatekeeper druids.
Aerenal elves establish a colony in what is now present-day Valenar. Peaceful coexistence doesn’t last, and the elves come into conflict with the Dhakaani. The elves abandon the colony.
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, but not before decimating the western reaches of Khorvaire.
As part of their campaign decimated the dwarf clans within the Mror Holds. One Large clan, the Mac Gorran fled through The Underdark losing many of its people but finally finding safety in the Byeshk Mountains on the west of Khorvaire.
Weakened by the Daelkyr War, the Dhakaani government 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.
Members of the noble family Deneith begin to manifest the Mark of the Sentinel
Date: -1,500 YK
The distinct settlements that will become the Five Nations are cut out of goblin controlled central Khorvaire.
Date: -1,000 YK
Karrn the Conqueror establishes the nation of Karrnath, defeats the remaining goblinoid settlements, and unsuccessfully attempts to conquer the other four human nations.
Date: -800 YK
The Mark of Handling appears among humans in the Eldeen Reaches.
Date: -500 YK
The Dragonmarked houses launch the War of the Mark to end the threat of aberrant and mixed marks.
Date: -493 YK
War of the Mark comes to an end when Lord Tarkanan, the Lady of the Plague and his other lieutenants in a last great act of defience cause the destruction of the City of Sharn and the believed extection of the aberrant mark.
The Twelve is established.
Date: -41 YK
The Border Wars begin eventually drawing in all five human nations of central Khorvaire.
Date: -24 YK
Galifar I assumes rulership of Karrnath.
Date: -14 YK
Galifar I begins his campaign to unite the Five Nations.
Date: -7 YK
Galifar makes a deal with the dragonmarked houses, offering them neutral status in exchange for support in his campaign. See Korth Edicts
Date: 1 YK
Galifar I and his five scions – Cyre, Karrn, Thrane, Aundair, and Brey – take control of the Five Nations and establish the Kingdom of Galifar.
Date: 15 YK
Galifar I establishes the Arcane Congress in Arcanix in Aundair.
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 as their own.
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 reconized by the established dragonmarked houses.
Date: 299 YK
The Church of the Silver Flame is born.
Date: 778 YK
Medusas from Khyber take possession of Cazhaak Draal.
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: 878 YK
House Deneith begins to provide clients with goblinoid mercenaries from Darguun region
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: 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: 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: 994 YK
A magical blast of unprecedented power obliterates the nation of Cyre creating the Mournland.
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.
Date: 998 YK