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Thorn's Chronicle: Timeline of Events

by Robert J. Nuttman, Jr.

The soon-to-be-new-home of Thorn's Chronicle has been updated with the "Thorn-ized" capsule summary of timeline events:

3000 BC Andaharís Engine causes Demonís Excoriation. Backlash taints the planetary source of magic, driving wizards insane, who then remake the world in their madness. Elves separate from Men, finding seclusion in the forests of Vulcania.

2800 BC Seeds of madness begin appearing in elves. Illsundal takes those still unaffected and begins the Long March to the north.

2100 BC Group of elves, sickening, settle in Glantri, unable to continue.

2100 BC Illsundalís migration reaches the Sylvan Realm

1800 BC Illsundalís research yields the first Tree of Life, securing his Immortality.

1700 BC Lesser Rain of Fire: Either seeking a cure to their rotting disease, driven by its resulting madness, or at the behest of the demons whispering from the other side of the Seal, elves tamper with the dimensional seal laid over the ley line nexus along the southern fringes of Northern Grondheim. The resulting devastation creates the Broken Lands.

1100 BC Falling of the East and Western stars: Gateseeds crash in the Colossus Mounts and Sundsvall Barrens on Alphatia

1000 BC Alphatians make Landfall through their Gate, unknowingly bringing thousands more ethereal demons through with them before they close and seal the Gateway.

800 BC Mealiden calls for evacuation of the Sylvan Realm. Clans take cuttings from the Tree of Life. Feadiel clan remains behind to secure the Rainbow Bridge against Moorkroftís forces. Weatherchange ceremonies begin, as elves replant the cuttings, infusing the lands with the magic inherent in the Tree of Life.

700 BC Canolbarth raised. Mealiden acclaimed king of the Elves of Alfheim

500 BC Nithian Empire falls, is purged from mortal memory

350 BC Mealiden abdicates, Alevar of Grunalf becomes king

250 BC Mealiden achieves Immortality in the Sphere of Energy

0 AC First emperor of Thyatis crowned

100 AC Celedryl is crowned king of Alfheim

550 AC Illodius, first lieutenant of Moorkroft, invades Alfheim with an army of demons and beast men.

560 AC White Witches descend on Alfheim on their pillars of light. Tide of battle turns in elvesí favor. Witches begin unraveling and reweaving the forestís magic into a barrier.

600 AC Sylvan Realm goes dark.

675 AC Alfheim goes silent. A few hundred yards from the borders, all but a few pockets of the forest is turned to stone. Sheets of a glossy, black stone stretch at seemingly random intervals between trees, creating an impossible labyrinth of dizzying, warped reflections. None who dare to explore the maze return.

I like to dig into the history, first, to see where events can be teased apart and re-worked.

Some notes: