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12,000 BT Early Primitive Humans migrate across land bridges from Illtorid, through the Archipelago, through the New World, and to the Far West.
9,000 BT Ice Age Ends and land bridges no longer exist. Humans of the Archipelago and the New World die out. Humans of the Far West are bred out, giving way to Spirit Folk and Hengeyokai.
6,000 BT Early nomadic humans develop the canoe and migrate across to the Archipelago and the New World.
2,000 BT Humans of Illtorid develop into city states that continue to war and advance.
500 BT The warring of the city-states stabilizes, and small countries and kingdoms begin to develop.
94 BT A militia from the city-state Tevarren invades and conquers the country of Taraj, founding the Illtorid Empire. The Renaissance begins in the Illtorid Empire.
86 BT The Illtorid Empire invades and conquers the Karion Kingdom, refugees take to the seas, cross the Archipelago, sail up the Serpent River, and found Gat.
85 BT The Illtorid Armada is built and sails the Archipelago searching for Karion Refugees. Poor compensation and treatment leads to the vast majority of the Armada succeeding as pirates and settling the Archipelago. Illtorid Empire is bankrupted with the loss, and fails to form a second Navy strong enough to control the pirates.
73 BT Aristocrats of Gat leave its “petty commonness” (hard life in the forest) behind and found Genon Lee.
27 BT House Torn, along with Lady Torn and “The Child” mysteriously appear overnight in Genon Lee.
0 BT Tristan takes over Gat and begins his EVIL REIGN!!!
ST 1 Liloyne born to house Marcu in Genon Lee.
ST 5 Crack born to house Jackson in Genon Lee.
ST 7 Eastward migration away from Tristan leads to the discovery of Halflings and the founding of Banton. Tristan doesn’t care.
ST 11 Acalia born to Alcoholic father and beaten/abused mother in Genon Lee.
ST 12 Pirate captain Lady Kada Yafford founds Port Yafford, knights herself.
ST 16 Leif is bord in Genon Lee.
ST 19 Acalia’s father finally kills her mother. Enraged, Acalia kills her father with his own sword, and leaves Gat to live in Genon Lee.
ST 21 Graler takes an interest in Acalia and her berserker rages and “sponsors” her in illegal fighting arenas.
ST 23 Tristan razes Genon Lee, survivors migrate east and found Ferrousshire. Houses Glentin, Trishna, and Marcu are left standing. House Torn is completely unscathed. Leif is orphaned at the age of 7. Reverend Crack Jackson and Lady Liloyne Marcu of Genon Lee travel to Gat and defeat the Evil Wizard Tristan. Reverend Crack Jackson founds Gataca, the first temple to Dorn Kilrani, over the catacombs from where Tristan reigned.
ST 24 First appearance of the assassin “Night Hag”. Reverend Crack Jackson begins producing Hallucinogenic wine, worship of Dorn Kilrani becomes more popular. Lady Torn and The Child leave Genon Lee. Graler begins kidnapping children for competitive blood sport.
ST 25 Reverend Crack Jackson opens trade with dwarves of Helmhold, trading wine and foodstuffs for ores, metals, and obsidian. Ruins of Genon Lee established as trade route and Neutral Zone between Humans and Dwarves. House Trishna established as Trade/Merchant’s Guild, House Glentin established by JADE as Thieves’ Guild, House Marcu infested by orphans and bums. House Torn, untouched, thought to be haunted.
ST 26 Orcish Invasion of Tilcroost defeated by Shralen and Dazzlestar, Shralen becomes representative of Elven Nation. A parish of Dorn Kilrani opens in Banton.
ST 28 Reverend Crack Jackson and Lady Liloyne Marcu open political relations with the Elves of Tilcroost. Shralen comes to Gat as ambassador, and stays in Marcu Manor with her personal entourage. Lady Marcu founds the orphanage outside of Genon Lee and adopts an orphan, Leif, as her ward.
ST 30 Pielmont Veraxia Cardinnare of Banton and Periroyale Jackslantern Linkshin travel and finally settle as cartwrights in Gat. During their travels, they accidentally burn down Lady Marcu’s Orphanage. They get away with it, despite Pielmont’s desire to “come clean”.
ST 31 First dead body found in alleyway, normal Acalian practice has become girls only since they’re easier to control and apparently more amusing, and taking younger ages (6 years) for more years of service. Older girls get killed when they become too rebellious. 2 dead bodies a month becomes the norm.
ST 35 Lady Marcu knights Leif as a servant of House Marcu, he is 19 yrs old. The Night Hag and JADE unite the Thieves’ Guilds in Genon Lee to form a concerted effort to wipe out the Acalian Plague. They succeed in wiping out all known cells overnight with extreme prejudice. Graler, however, escaped into hiding. Thieves become public heroes. The Organizer, and unknown figure, revives the Acalian Games among former rich “sponsors.” Even the Thieves’ Guild cannot find information about him.
ST 37 The dwarves wipe out the Mal M’aoka tribe of barbarians. Oo’aka M’aoka begins a war with the dwarves, which ends with negotiating a peace treaty between the Barbarians, Dwarves, Hill Giants, and Galeb Duhr. Morgan “Lightfingers” DeLaine is involved in the second burning of Lady Marcu’s Orphanage, he successfully comes clean, and is indebted to Lady Marcu. As a result, he becomes entrenched in the criminal underground.
ST 38 Morgan “Lightfingers” DeLaine founds the White Oak Lodge in Gat, Lady Marcu insists on better conditions for the prostitutes, and they quickly become the best courtesans in the land. Morgan “Lightfingers” DeLaine cons the Orcish Bloodreaver Tribe (Bludklerghai), aides in their enslavement of a goblin village, aides in their revolution against their Orog invaders, and subsequently earns the patronage of the entire Bloodreaver tribe as their “Messiah.” He becomes known as Morgan “Eulogy” DeLaine. Morgan “Eulogy” DeLaine, with the help of Tear (a gnomish thief), defeats the Organizer and ends the Acalian Games once and for all. The Organizer escapes alive. A week later, a Deepspawn is found inhabiting the Manor left abandoned by the Organizer. A party of adventurers goes in to clear it out, making the trade roads safer for caravans to traverse. The Spawn left behind from the Deepspawn, are brought up to the Orphanage to build a new life.
ST 39 Morgan “Eulogy” DeLaine “acquires” a blood diamond mine in the Illtorid Empire just outside of Dimera.
ST 40 Doreaun attempts to Assassinate Mayor Kal Heartstrom and Lord Falkir at the endyear celebration. His efforts are halted by Thorn, a bard, and a young girl. He is turned over to the elves and is subsequently slain and burned.
ST 41 Captain Tar’abound kidnaps Ambassador Brun Hornshield and spreads misinformation that the body of Doreaun that the elves slew and burnt was actually Brun. The Dwarves take the bait, kidnap Lady Marcu, occupy Genon Lee, and prepare for an assault on Tilcroost. Fernando, Thorn, and Nigel infiltrate Helmhold and rescue Lady Marcu in a foolhardy, ill-prepared, and yet quite successful, operation. They then poison the dwarves’ food in Genon Lee and lead the Human army in attacking the dwarves and sending them back home. Given 15 weeks time before the dwarves amass a terrible army, they set out now joined by an Earth Genasi Wizard to find Ambassador Brun. The trail by happenstance more than actual investigation leads to Captain Tar’abound who is holding Brun captive on the Charybdis just outside of Tilluega. Instead of defeating him, they join his crew onboard his new flying ship. The dwarven army amasses and attacks on time against the Humans now joined by the Elves, only to be annhilated to the very last man by a brand-new unified Orcish Horde led by Eulogy, who now really is an Orcish Messiah and now known as Bludklerghaigoth, Gaashob Gruumsh Gatob, Shu’uka Uruk’hai. Brun is released, and returns home alone to explain things to a destroyed Dwarven Populace.
ST 43 One by one, Red Brothers are all turning rogue, and actively attacking various minorities in Gat. A group of Orcs from the far west who have just arrived in Gat are targeted as well as Elementalists and Genasi.
ST 44 Mayor Kal Heartstrom is charmed by Lethe and kills himself. Lethe runs for Mayor, but is defeated by Liloyne. Mayor Liloyne appoints Sir Leif as an advisor, and as the head of the Gat Thieves’ Guild. Her counsel consists of Sir Leif, the captain of the guard, the head of the merchant’s guild, Thorn representing the Mercenaries’ Guild. and a Red Brother. Liloyne opens an a wizards’ school in Gat, and a ‘baby bank’ to care for unwanted orphans. The top two floors of the 5 floor tower are devoted to Red Hood research, in exchange for their services to her. The child of the Night Hag is delivered to Liloyne, publicly it is just a tiefling baby deposited in the baby bank.

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