Our Campaign: The History of Oerth
THE COMMON YEARS (CY)
-217 CY Founding of the Kingdom of Aerdy (428 OR)
-113 CY The Great Disembarkment...The Aqua-Oeridians sail eastward.
-110 CY Battle of a Fortnight's Length (535 OR)
1 CY Crowning Nasron, of the House of Cramden, as the Overking
of Aerdy (645 OR)
75 CY Tenmeris and his Queen, Yalranda rule Aerdy (720 OR)
100 CY Foundation of Viceroyalty of Furyondy (745 OR)
107 CY The Overking of Aerdy constructs Castle Millennium at
Seawolf Point (752 OR)
113 CY Alisedran's report of The Hanging Glacier (758 OR)
155 CY Attir Aedorich's discovery of the Sinking Isle (800 OR)
198 CY The appearance of the Ball of Fire over the South of
the Great Kingdom (843 OR)
200 CY City of Leukish began as a trading post. (845 OR)
213 CY Age of Great Sorrow (858 OR)
254 CY Kingdom of Furyondy declared independent with crowning of Thrommel
I of the house of Tiryth. Veluna and Tenh follow in declaring independence. (899 OR)
272 CY Padin the Vain uses the Hand of Vecna, to start the Insurrection
of the Yaheetes, a Flanae enclave in the North Province. The Malachite
Throne destroys them to a person. (917 OR)
283 CY Thrommel Tiryth I begins construction of Chendl. (916 OR)
290 CY "Vecna II" Builds rises in the Bone March Area and builds
Tyrus. He rules for 100 years with the aid of the Eye of Vecna.
310 CY Beginning of the Formation of the Shield Lands (955 OR)
320 CY Nomads Appear in the North, outer dependencies of Aerdy
gain sovereignty. (965 OR)
350 CY The formation of the Bandit Kingdoms complete (995 OR)
356 CY Kingdom of Nyrond established, Kingdom of Keoland reaches
peak; Keoland's "Small War" with Furyondy. Urnst become independent.
Theocracy of the Pale founded by religious refugees of Pholtus
from the Great Kingdom. (1001 OR)
360 CY Battle of Molvar and Battle of Lopolla end Keolandish
expansion to the North. (1005 OR)
371 CY Founder of Bandit Kingdom City of Rookroost assassinated.
Starts precedent for ascension to leadership of that enclave.
375 CY Zagig Yragerne begins construction of Greyhawk Castle
390 CY The Malachite Throne overthrows Vecna II. (1025 OR)
393 CY Zagig Yragerne founds the Guild of Wizardry in Greyhawk
394 CY The publishing of Pontus Hardiggin's, halfling traveler
extraordinaire, journals and his description of Esmerin, "the
land of giants and halflings in the Lortmils." (1029 OR)
400 CY Voorman Perren unites cantons of Perrenland. (1035 OR)
416 CY The paladin, Myro, conquers one of the bandit kingdoms
and declares himself "king." (1041 OR)
430 CY Vlek Col Vlekzed establishes the Hold of Stonefist (1065
435 CY An unnamed agent of an evil deity bestows the Hand of
Vecna, on Myro. He is corrupted by it. (1070 OR)
437 CY Turmoil Between the Crowns. House Naelax replaces House
Rax on Malachite Throne (1072 OR)
440 CY Warrior-Priests of Wintershiven found the Church Militant
(of Pholtus). (1075 OR)
446 CY Founding of Iron League; Bandit Kings sack Trigol; Assassination
of the entire house of Rax in the Great Kingdom. (1081 OR)
449 CY Second Civil War in Rauxes. University of Rauxes sacked.
450 CY Myro is destroyed by a joint force from Nyrond, Furyondy
and the Shield Lands. (1085 CY)
453 CY King Tavish III of Keoland dies, Tavish IV ascends to
throne; end of Keoish Emperialism. The ill-fated expedition of
Sormod of Perrenland to find Eru-Tovar, north of Blackmoor. (1088
455 CY Sunndi rebels against the Great Kingdom, joins the Iron
League (1090 OR)
461 CY Demi-human realm of Ulek affected, demi-human realm of
Celene revealed (although it is also "affected" in the eyes of
the Great Kingdom, this hidden Elven realm actually just decides
to open communications with the human kingdoms at this time).
465 CY Volte, a blue dragon terrorizing Geoff and Sterich, is
defeated by a group of adventurers aided by Schemley, a Greyhawk
dragon (2000 OR)
468 CY The Witch-Queen Iggwilv's power grows in the Yatils.
She conquers Perrenland. (2003 OR)
478 CY Iggwilv is overthrown and imprisoned. Perrenland is liberated.
479 CY Might of Iuz grows, humanoid invasions become common.
480 CY City of Elredd founded by a Wolf Nomad warrior on the
site of earlier camp settlements. (2015 OR)
494 CY Ivid I dies, Ivid II ascends the Malachite Throne. (2029
497 CY Ivid II is assassinated and replaced by his son, Ivid
III (2032 OR)
498 CY County of Urnst becomes Palatinate under Duchy of Urnst;
Greyhawk becomes free city. (2033 OR)
505 CY Iuz captured and imprisoned beneath Castle Greyhawk (2040
506 CY Jurnre falls at the height of The Hateful Wars. (2041
510 CY Last of the Euroz and Jebli driven from the Lortmil Mountains,
Lord Sandor the Headstrong of Polvar (in Ket) pursues the goblin
horde of Urgush. Both forces are lost to the poisons of Csipros
Erd, the Geysers of Death located somewhere in the maze of valleys
and hills north of the Barrier Peak region. This ended the Hateful
Wars. (2045 OR)
511 CY The Battle of Dour Pentress (2046 OR)
513 CY Rise of Horned Society; humanoids take Pomarj (2048 OR)
516 CY First Sighting of the Velunese Lights (2051 OR)
519 CY Founding of Azak-Zil ("Pureheart") by the dwarven clan
Highgate. (2054 OR)
520 CY Hradji Beartooth's discovery of Skrellingshald (2054
522 CY Belvor Tiryth III is crowned in Furyondy (2056 OR)
523 CY Storrich of the Hold of Stonefist supposedly enter the
Burning Cliffs region. (2057 OR)
524 CY Loss of Azak-Zil (2058 OR)
526 CY Dyvers becomes a Free City (2060 OR)
537 CY King Belvor Tiryth III of Furyondy dies in his sleep; Belvor Tiryth IV takes the throne (2071 OR)
550 CY The Valley of the Mage is established. (2084 OR)
553 CY Thrommel Tiryth II of Furyondy born (2084 OR)
555 CY The Frutzii are conquered by the Schnai (2089 OR)
556 CY The discovery the unusual halfling casket in the River
Ivid IV is assassinated by his son, Ivid V (2090 OR)
(The following years from 557-583 CY are called "The Times of
Struggle" by historians)
557 CY Rise of the Slaver Lords in Drachensgrabs. (2091 OR)
560 CY Formation of the Circle of Eight (2094 OR)
561 CY The Wizard Murq captures and kills many of the children
of the nobility of Greyhawk (2095 OR)
563 CY Bone March taken by humanoids. (2097 OR)
565 CY Rise of the Defeat of the Slave Lords. (2099 OR)
566 CY Alliance of Drow with Giants in the West of the Flanaess.
Belvor Tiryth V of Furyondy born
567 CY The "Beggar's War" in Greyhawk; Beggar's Union defeated
by Thieves' Guild (3001 OR)
569 CY Battle of Emridy Meadows -- Horde of Elemental Evil Scattered;
Herzog of the South Province leads forces to a minor victory over
the Golden League (Nyrond, Almor and the Iron League).
News of Iuz fanatics gaining clerical powers (3003 OR)
570 CY Iuz freed from captivity and returns to his lands in the north.
Sylgias Whitethorn born. (3004 OR)
571 CY Irongate joins the Golden League and drives Ivid's forces
under the Herzog back to the South Province. (3005 OR)
572 CY The Dawnbreaker Clan of Rauxes fails to overthrow Ivid.
Sea Barons defeat Duxchaners in The Battle of Medegia. (3006 OR)
573 CY Scarlet Brotherhood first reported; Thrommel Tiryth II, Crown Prince of Furyondy
and Provost of Veluna, kidnapped and widely presumed dead; The Cult of the Reptile God Rises
in Orlane. (3007 OR)
575 CY Appointment of the People's Constables in Greyhawk City.
Duke Eyeh II of Tenh begins an aggressive campaign to clear the
Troll Fens. (3009 OR)
576 CY "Guide to the World of Greyhawk" completed by Pluffet
Smedger the Elder (3010 OR)
577 CY The expedition of Archmage Marinian of Willip is lost
searching for "The City of the Gods" north of Blackmoor; The Royal
Minting House of Nyrond moved from Rel Mord to Womtham (3011 OR)
578 CY Belvor Tiryth IV of Furyondy steps down as ruler
and, with Crown Prince Thrommel II presumed dead,
brother Belvor V grudgingly accepts his brother's
place as King (3012 OR)
579 CY Reformation of Coinage in Greyhawk City; beginning of
infiltration of Horned Society into Bandit Kingdoms; The Outbreak
of the Red Death, and the Change of Istus. (3013 OR)
580 CY Magnificent Talking Goat Party formed in Greyhawk; The
Declaimers of Stroun predict the downfall of Tenh. (3014 OR)
581 CY Vecna (after apparently destroying of the Circle of Eight)
is himself thrown into out of the Prime Material planes at Tovag
Baragu...Cuthbert expends huge amounts of energy to simulate the
death of the Circle, and after contributing immense aid to a party
in overthrowing Vecna, is himself greatly weakened. (3015 OR)
582 CY Rise of Vatun (Iuz) in the North; Fall of Tenh; Beginning
Sylgias Whitethorn and William Pickering begin exploring
the Temple of Elemental Evil. (3016 OR)
583 CY Destruction of Shield Lands; Ossian's Raid, fall of Medegia;
rise of the Pomarj; Fall of Geoff and Sterich, Conquest of Bissel;
Usurpation of the Lordship of the Isles, Fall of the Sea Princes.
Fall of the Onnwall and Idee; Halfling Blight in Elmshire; Night
of Terror on the Wild Coast; Elves reclaim Lendore Isle. The first
appearance of Mayaheine's avatar on Oerth.
Sylgias and William discover and rescue Thrommel Tiryth II of Furyondy -
with no desire to contest the coronation of his brother, Belvor V, to the
Furyondian throne, Thrommel II moves to Mitrik in Veluna, marries his betrothed
Jolene, daughter of the Archcleric of Veluna, and becomes ruler of Veluna's temporal
matters (while the Archclericy retains leadership in spiritual matters).
Melanna Faelhin born
584 CY Destruction of Almor; Dissolution of the Great Kingdom;
End of the Greyhawk Wars; Great day of Signing (of the Pact of Greyhawk);
Treachery of Rary;
Breaking of the Circle of Eight; The Great Burn in Greyhawk; Formation
of the Kingdom of the Bright Lands.
Khymbre Tiryth born, daughter of King Thrommel II and Queen Jolene of Veluna (3018 OR)
585 CY Called "The Year of Peace," by some
(though this barely lasted the whole year...). (3019 OR)
586 CY Furyondy and Veluna declare Great Norther Crusade
to regain lands lost to Iuz during the Greyhawk Wars (3020 OR)
588 CY Nation of Furyondy restored. Sickened by signs of destruction and torture
left behind by the previously occupying forces of Iuz, King Belvor V of Furyondy and
Provost Thrommel II of Veluna
jointly declare an
eternal war between Furyondy and Veluna against Iuz. Stefanna Faelhin born (3019 OR)
593 CY Village of Mirddrin Ironbrow and (crazy bird gnome) burned by Orcs
of the Band of the Hand Mirddrin, Gnome and Co. cut their way through the Pass of Doom.
Mirddrin sacrifices himself saving others and goes before his deity, Clangeddin Silberbeard,
who returns him to Oerth safe and sound, but changed... (3027 OR)
594 CY Sylgias and Belvor Tiryth V, King of Furyondy,
begin quest to find the Grey Grimoire - their success
brings about the destruction of Iuz's hordling army.
Mirddrin builds the Wyvern Inn in Mitrik (3028 OR)
595 CY Belvor Tiryth V of Furyondy and Sylgias marry.
Thrommel Tiryth III born to Veluna rulers Thrommel II and Jolene Tiryth.
Mirddrin, Gnome and Co. begin search fo the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (3029 OR)
596 CY Aeryk Tiryth, son of Belvor V and Sylgias of Furyondy, born.
Parents of Melhanna and Stefanna killed by hobgoblins.
Melanna saved by Sylgias, Stefanna spirited away by slaver and nearly sold into slavery.
Stefanna "purchased" by kindly Grey Elven sorceress who instructs her in sorcery, and
Melanna raised by Sylgias and taught the skills of the Ranger.
Mirddrin, Gnome and Co. find the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth and defeat the long (un)dead Drelzna
(whose mother, Iggwilv,
is rumored to have also been the mother of Iuz, making Drelzna likely the Old One's half-sister)
599 CY Hania Pickering born (3033 OR)
600 CY King Belvor V and Queen Sylgias of Furyondy, Princess Khymbre of Veluna, Kye Boromyr, and Crew go towards
Schartzenbruin on diplomatic mission,
and receive distress note from Barovia.
Mirddrin, Gnome and Co. begin quest to wrest control of ancient Dwarven citadel from the control of a Red Dragon.
601 CY Mirddrin, Gnome and Co. prevail against the Red Dragon. (3035 OR)
602 CY Crown Princess Khymbre Tiryth of Veluna marries Kye Boromyr.
613 CY Aeryk Tiryth, Melanna Faelhin and Co. begin adventuring (3047 OR)
614 CY Aeryk Tiryth and Melanna Faelhin return to Chendl.
Aeryk and Melanna marry (3048 OR)
615 CY Thrommel Tiryth II steps down as rule of Veluna.
Khymbre crowned Queen of Veluna's temporal throne with Kye as her King.
Wholesale war breaks out with Iuz, who quickly captures the Shield Lands.
Aeryk, Melanna and Co. enlist the help
of the majority of Wolf Nomad tribes.
A tip from an unknown source leads, Aeryk, Melanna and Co. into Iuz where they
capture Iuz's powerful artifact, the evil Golden Skull Orb, and thereafter destroy it.
The forces of Iuz are beaten back into Iuz territory, the Shield Lands are liberated.
The new Orcish allies of Furyondy, under the leadership of the orc Grolth,
claim the former Horned Society and Bandit Kingdom lands (under a post-conflict alliance treaty with Furyondy)
as their new kingdom.
Rob Stark and Rylan begin their adventures in Loftwick (the Yeomanry).
616 CY [Present Day] Adventurers in Perrenland discover threat to the village of Guldenberg
and defeat it; they are soon declared heroes, and are given titles and ownership of land and a small keep (Guldenhaus) near the village.
Dorar Kalthol, Malyeki and Thorn Skaarsgaad begin their adventures in the Federation of Grolth.
Aeryk Tiryth, crown prince of Furyondy, begins his quest to establish a stronghold on
the border of Iuz, but postpones the quest when news of his wife Melanna's
disappearance reaches him... (3050 OR)
619 CY Corayeth Sylgian, Knight of Furyondy, begins adventuring. (3053 OR)
Nature: The Common Years deal with the Rise and Fall of the
Oeridian Kingdom of the East, styled "The Great Kingdom of Aerdy"
along with the independent kingdoms that sprung up after that Fall.
This reckoning will most likely continue to be used as long as
the fragments of this large kingdom continue to vie for power,
and as long as the deities which have been revealed in this age
continue their struggles.
(This calendar compiled by Steven B. Wilson and Grimulf and
is based on several TSR publications including: The World of Greyhawk,
From the Ashes, Greyhawk Wars, The City of Greyhawk, The Temple
of Elemental Evil (T1-4), Rary the Traitor (WGR3), The Marklands
(WGR4), Iuz the Evil (WGR5), Ivid the Undying (Carl Sargent, TSR
AOL), Fate of Istus (WG8), Vale of the Mage (WG12), Vecna Lives
(WGA4), Dungeon Master's Guide 1st ed., Greyhawk Adventures (TSR)
and others by TSR based on the work of Gary Gygax).
They furthermore include various events specific to my gaming group's campaigns,
so note that these events are not necessarily official Greyhawk history.
Copyright © 2014 By Bob Curtis