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  • ???? The Lost Race’s disappearance
  • ???? The rise and fall of Various civilizations prior to current recorded history… why knowledge of recorded history stopped prior to today’s civilization is unknown.
  • 0000 The Elves began recorded history as the first race since the Lost Race to become capable of such things.
  • 2342 The Elves become vaguely aware of the Elemental properties of all magic and have dedicated enough time into studying it that they the first mages in known history came into being.
  • 2456 The Dwarves become quite capable craftsmen and the foundation of their current society is born.
  • 2500’s Humans and other short lived races become capable of recording history. the countries that would later become Ime Amlo, Rica, and Din start to form.
  • 2713 The first mages start to appear in humans and other races as the knowledge becomes more widespread. Gnomes by this time are generally known to be more advanced in their crafts than other races.
  • 3102 The Fact that each element tied to magic was linked to a Deity was theorized… the first stirrings of The Church of the Divine Circle of Elements began.
  • 3240 Gnomes Discover that some of the Ruins in the world are not “Lost Race” ruins. This knowledge is not shared with other races however and remains a secret of the Gnome Kingdom.
  • 3409-3491 The Elven wars begin as some of the elven race begin worshiping Death through living sacrifices. Gnomes were targets of this first Death Cult for the advanced creations they owned were considered to be an advantage in the conflict. Eventually the group was driven out of elven lands and hunted…. However they managed to elude distruction by finding their way into the, till now, undiscovered tunnels into The Land Below.
  • 3469 The Church of the Divine Circle of Elements truly gained itself power. instead of being a Theory of Elven Mages, Humans began to discover the Elemental Gods as well and the Religions seat of power moved from Esimeir to Amlo.
  • 3481 Gnomes that had suffered greatly in Elven Wars banded together to Form the Bastion, A kingdom City that barred the only entrance into the Land Below Large enough to move a Major Combat Force though…. this marked the start of The Long Vigil, as the Gnomes that founded the city knew the Elves that fled to The Land Below would eventually attempt to return and get Vengeance. These Gnomes became the Race known as Deep Gnomes, or Svirfneblin.
  • 3510- 3514 Early religions aside from the Divine Circle of Elements start to form in various countries, Most notable of which is The Cult of the Sands a dark group that worshiped the Death element through ritual sacrifice. As a response to the horrific killings that took place a Holy War began between the Church of the Divine Circle of Elements and The Cult of the Sands. The End of the Holy war saw the Church of the Divine Circle of Elements victorious to a degree, however the Cult of the Sands could not be eradicated and instead went into Hiding.
  • 3560 Pistols and black powder make their first appearance in recorded history, they are however extremely rare and highly experimental.
  • 3565 Pirates that plagued the Inceo straits begin to form a rough governmental body causing even more trouble for both Ima and Amlo in particular.
  • 3592-3594 War breaks out between Rica and Ime over resources.
  • 3603 Slave Trade begins to become a world Issue first stemming from the pirate nation Inceo. Countries such as Rica, and Ime form laws and rules integrating Slavery into their culture and societal norms, where as Amlo outlaws the practice entirely.
  • 3621 The nation islands of Atli grow large enough to be seen as one of the Major countries of the world. Atlo Sides with Amlo in the ban on slavery and runaway slaves often flee there due to its geographical location at the center of Meria
  • 3637-3644 The Dark Wars Begin when an Army of Drow and Druegar somehow get a Large combat force to the surface and a series of conflicts begin that ends up involving nearly all of the countries of Meria. by the end of the war Cannons had been incorporated in both sea vessels and some castle defenses. Many of the Destined in these years died and the Greatest group of Hero’s of that time Disappeared nearly a year before its ending. Its said that the group had something to do with the conclusion of the war as no one knows why the Dark Legion ended up breaking off the conflict.
  • 4689 firearms advanced to the point where Gunslingers start to make their appearance as adventurers, however firearms still remain dangerous.
  • 3720 The world has by this point mostly recovered fully from the Dark Wars, but is struck by another disaster. A deadly plague has spread across the lands, and healers and clerics are hard pressed to stop it.
  • 3729 The plague has successfully been quelled, but people whisper that it originated from the remnants of the Dark Legion…. and the seeds of Fear of further Dark Wars start.
  • 3734 Races other than Gnomes discover that some of the Ruins of the world do not belong to the “Lost Race” and that there have been a number of civilizations with recorded history prior to what is known today. Gnomes get a bad rep for having kept this secret for almost 500 years and its theorized that this is perhaps why the gnomes are more advanced in technology than other races.
  • 3749 – Current Year – Recent rumors suggest that Atli and Rica may be headed towards War. The threat of the Cult of Sands has emerged again and the Church of the Divine Circle of Elements has started talking about searching for heretical religions in earnest again, as the church views any religion other than themselves as heretical those religions who do not perform evil acts are worried.

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