ybe = years before the [Divine Senarian] Empire
ye = year of the [Divine Senarian] EmpireThe most likely "universal" date count.
ybk = years before the Kleimlandyk = year of the KleimlandThe dates as counted during my original campaign.
Each age is roughly 1,000 years, but it not exactly a millennium. During the ancient era detailed below, events seem to hold to the one-millennium-per-age rule--but only because exact dates aren't plausible.
First Age / Spiritual Age
Over 3,000 ybe (Over 4,000 ybk)
- Dwarves, elves and rakasta are the three races native to Monvesia.
- Humans and goliaths are native to a distant region of the mortal world called Desolation.
- Lizardfolk are native to a region between these--on the border between the Forest of Vines and Sea of Sand.
- The first dwarves ascend to sainthood--these are possibly the first mortals to ascend.
- Some dwarves learn magic from the elves, and are abandoned by the paragons for their transgression--these dwarves become the gnomes.
- The HMDJVNW (“am-div-nu”) enslave the human and goliath races by psychological and emotional means. They create the Taint to prevent human and goliath cultures from developing enough to become a threat--creating orcs and ogres.
Second Age / Luminous Age
Circa 3,000 ybe (Circa 4,000 ybk)
- Formation of the Cult of Human Perseverance as part of a resistance movement. Humans and goliaths revolt against the HMDJVNW.
- Goliaths arrive in Monvesia by sea, hoping to escape a curse in their homeland. The goliaths spread through elf and rakasta lands.
Circa 2,900 ybe (Circa 3,900 ybk)
- A new strain of Taint emerges in Monvesia, transforming goliaths into trolls; some other goliaths continue to transform into ogres
Cira 2,500 ybe (Circa 3,500 ybk)
- The human exodus passes through the Forest of Vines and enters the Sea of Sand. Humanity encounters lizardfolk for the first time.
Less Than 2,500 ybe (Less Than 3,500 ybk)
- The awakening of the vanara in the Forest of Vines. A drop in the lizardfolk population after encountering humans allows the vanara race and culture to flourish. [These changes in the region are later attributed to the lingering effects of Taint in the wake of the human exodus.]
Over 2,000 ybe (Over 3,000 ybk)
- Taint spreads to the other races of Monvesia--creating goblins, hobgoblins, and gnolls. Elves are not transformed.
- The first humans ascend to sainthood.
Third Age / Igneous Age
Circa 2,000 ybe (Circa 3,000 ybk)
- Humans arrive in Monvesia after crossing the Sea of Sand. They settle in the southern portions of rakasta territory [Veldistan].
Less Than 2,000 ybe (Less Than 3,000 ybk)
- Monvesia-strain Taint spreads to humankind, creating bugbears.
- Lizardfolk sightings begin in Monvesia; many do not believe this elusive race could not have traveled this far, but sightings become more prevalent over time. While they are accepted as a presence, they are still rarely ever seen.
- Composition of The Hierophany of Mohas--the founding text of Temperamental Philosophy. In this work, Mohas explores: 1) the inevitable ascension of his companion Baltus, whom he identifies as an "Anointed One," and 2) the cosmology of the Spheres and their inhabitants.
- Humans expand into elvish territory [Notopoli, Cuorria]
Fourth Age / Terrestrial Age
Circa 1,000 ybe (Circa 2,500 ybk)
- Humans expand into dwarven territory [Honderreich].
Circa 500 ybe (Circa 1,500 ybk)
- Humans expand into the northwest [Galtain] and east [Voztok].
Edited August 22nd, 2015; June 25th, 2016.