Timeline of Ispar
The following timeline attempts to lay out the order of significant events in the history of Ispar.
There have been significant changes in the continuity of the history of Ispar. The following articles attempt to work out these issues:
- Continuity - Roulean Calendar and Portal Years
- Continuity - Aluvian History
- Continuity - Gharu'ndim History
This timeline takes these articles into account when calculating dates of events on Ispar.
- If an entry has no source listed at the end of the line, its source is the next one listed.
- Roulean Calendar is abbreviated as RC.
- Portal Year is abbreviated as PY.
- Dates in normal text are confirmed.
- Dates in italics are a best estimate based on the available information.
- Entries with no date are placed where they are only as a best estimate based on the available information, and may have occurred at another time.
- When further clarification for the placement of an event is needed, the maintainer(s) of the timeline will place an editor's note.
|Portal Year||Roulean Year||Event|
|-3528 PY||-1068 RC|| Roulea
The Treatises of Archephoros, an ancient Roulean text, is said to be written around this time.
|-1926 PY||0 RC|| Roulea
Roulea marks the beginning of its calendar with the founding of the capital by offspring of the gods.
| Aluvia, Viamont
Long after the Rouleans had brought imperial order to the lands around the Ironsea, the tribes that would become the nations of Viamont and Aluvia remain chaotic and disorganized.
|-1490 PY||291 RC||Sho|
|-1441 PY||324 RC|| Sho
The prophet Jojii receives revelations from the Unicorn of Grace on how to reach Paradise. Jojii begins to teach of four primary precepts, called the Four Stones: Humility, Discipline, Detachment and Compassion. This new religion comes to be called Jojiism.
|-896 PY||687 RC||Aluvia|
|-874 PY||701 RC||Aluvia|
|-869 PY||704 RC|| Aluvia, Viamont
This known as the Year of the Comet Aluvian scholars refer to the comet as the harbinger of the Grand Armada of Viamont.
|-869 PY||704 RC|| Aluvia
Reign of Alfric begins. Aluvians refer to him as the Overlord of Viamont, as well as Viamont Royal Governor.
|-861 - -854 PY||710 - 715 RC|| Aluvia
The traditional highland fortress of the Aluvian Kings, Thrushhaven, is deemed too old and remote for Alfric's purposes, so he establishes a castle in Celdon. It is constructed on an island on the Canfeld River in the center of Celdon. The island marketplace is razed, and construction begins on a magnificent, airy white marble palace in the Viamontian style, known simply as the Tower of Alfric.
|-824 PY||735 RC|| Aluvia
Reign of Alfric ends.
|-824 PY||735 RC||Aluvia|
|-779 PY||765 RC||Aluvia|
|-779 PY||765 RC||Aluvia|
Alfrega blames the Aluvian peasantry for the death of her father.
|-770 PY||771 RC|| Aluvia
Public resistance of the Orts begins.
|-768 PY||772 RC||Aluvia|
|-758 PY||779 RC|| Aluvia
Colrim, an agent of the Orts, betrays the group while rescuing prisoners from the Tower of Alfric.
|-758 PY||779 RC||Aluvia|
|-758 PY||779 RC|| Aluvia
Reign of Osric, son of Alfrega, begins. Aluvian scholars refer to him as Osric the Wise.
|-734 PY||795 RC|| Sho
The Tanada clan of the Nanjou Shou-Jen arises in the midst of a minor territorial war between the warlords Fansin Hanu and Kosu Jainan
|-711 PY||810 RC|| Aluvia
Reign on Osric ends.
|-711 PY||810 RC|| Aluvia
Reign of Pwyll III, son of Osric, begins.
|-674 PY||835 RC|| Aluvia
Reign of Pwyll III ends. Pwyll III is slain by an ambassador from Viamont on the eve of war between the two nations. Aluvia's knights and commoners alike fall upon the Viamontians and destroy them.
|-674 PY||835 RC||Aluvia|
|-552 PY||916 RC|| Gharu'n
Mansur al-Rajan is born. Mansur would later serve in the kitchen of the al-Nafalt during the reign Malik Amul ibn Rakhil, be a part of the first group of Zharalim, and become vizier to Malik Tu'azar ibn Amul.
One of the five Crimson Stars, the al-Ghul, is renamed al-Khur in honor of Rakhil al-Khur after the great victory won at the salt mines to the east of Tirethas. 
|-540 PY||924 RC|| Gharu'n, Roulea
Gharu'n armies siege the Roulean capital of Tirethas.
After the founding of Gharu'n many of the other realms about the Ironsea have not recognized their sovereignty, so Yasif travels the other nations, including Aluvia, Viamont, Roulea, Silvera to win the respect of neighboring rulers - All except Milantos, who refuses again and again Yasif's petitions to travel to their nation and hold parley with Arpad, their king.
|-531 PY||930 RC|| Gharu'n, Milantos
King Arpad of Milantos dies. Without a son or any living male relatives, his advisor Laszko becomes king. Yasif sends another request to the new king, and to to his surprise, Laszko agrees. Yasif travels to the port of Mawwuz sails to Milantos.
|-528 PY||932 RC|| Gharu'n, Milantos
Yasif has been gone for two years. Malik Amul has sent missives to Milantos demanding King Laszko for the return of his emissary, asking what Laszko wishes as ransom, and pleading for a reason why Yasif has been taken, all without response. Finally, a second letter is sent from Milantos. It is blank, and contains a second finger of Yasif.
|-524 PY||935 RC|| Gharu'n, Milantos
The 50 train for three years in the mountain fortress. At the end, 36 of the 50 become the first Zharalim. Twelve of the best Zharalim return with the Malik to the al-Nafalt.
|-440 PY||991 RC||Sho|
|-438 PY||992 RC||Gharu'n|
|-423 PY||1002 RC|| Gharu'n
Yasif ibn Salayyar dies. Gharu'n mourns for one full year.
|-422 PY||1003 RC|| Gharu'n
Soon after the death of Yasif ibn Salayyar, Amul ibn Rakhil also dies, heirless, poisoned at his own birthday celebration. Gharu’n falls into chaos.
|-419 PY||1005 RC|| Gharu'n
The Gharu'ndim group known as Walim, The Searchers, appear a few years after the death of Yasif, vowing to continue his explorations of the nature of truth.
|-399 PY||1018 RC|| Gharu'n
After some 15 years of chaos in Gharu'n, Ladriya bint Daum decides to leave Tirethas and return to her home in Taban.
|-393 PY||1022 RC|| Gharu'n
20 years after the death of Yasif ibn Salayyar, Mansur al-Rajan recounts his experiences which are recorded in the historical text The Nights of al-Nafalt.
|-358 PY||1046 RC||Sho|
| Gharu'n, Viamont
During his rule, Zahir ibn Ma'mun murdered all his rivals, except for a young lord named Jawhar al-Shamshir.
|-272 PY||1103 RC|| Gharu'n
Jawhar defeats Zahir ibn Ma'mun and drives the Viamontians from the shores of Gharu'n. He becomes the new Malik, and returns Gharu'n to the glory it had known in Yasif's time.
Empress Kou-an, great granddaughter of the Emperor Kou, ascends to the Throne of the Sho Empire at age fifteen.
|-30 PY||1264 RC||Aluvia|
|-15 PY||1274 RC|| Sho
The Sho still enjoy the stability brought by the Kou Dynasty. Meanwhile, trade has begun in earnest with the Gharu’ndim and the Milantos, the two nearest kingdoms, and the Sho are growing increasingly aware of the vast lands beyond their borders.
|-15 PY||1274 RC|| Aluvia
Cedraic opens up trade with nations across the sea including the Gharu’ndim and the Sho and with that trade comes prosperity. To the west, however, Viamont bides: it will only be a matter of time before war returns to the land.
|-15 PY||1274 RC|| Gharu'n
The Malika Qadira bint Balj reigns in Gharu'n. There is always the threat of war, from both Viamont and Milantos, but the desert kingdom is once again a place where the sharpness of a man's mind is far more valuable than that of his sword.
|-15 PY||1274 RC||Aluvia|
|-15 PY||1274 RC|| All Nations
The appearance of the portals in Aluvia has disrupted all of Ispar. No one knows what they are or why they have appeared. The people of Ispar are afraid, and the Viamontians take advantage of this situation.
|-15 PY||1274 RC|| Aluvia, Roulea, Viamont
King Varicci di Corcosi reigns in Viamont.
|-12 PY||1276 RC|| Gharu'n, Viamont
Within two years, after a siege by sea and by land, the Viamontians take Tirethas. Viamontian army marches east along the northern edge of the Naqut pushing back the Gharu'ndim army. Gharu'ndim resistance solidifies around the city of Shiryaz. Viamontians are fought to a standstill there, and Shiryaz remains free.
|-5 PY||1281 RC|| Viamont
King Varicci di Corcosi holds a tournament in honor of the 14th birthday of Eleonora du Bellenesse, daughter of Duke Bellenesse. The tournament is held at Lord Marden's estate.
|-3 PY||1282 RC|| Viamont
Another tournaments is held on the anniversary of the death of Darren Marden. Prince Renlen makes a great show of expressing his regret at the outcome of the duel one year prior, but throughout his speech, he never actually apologizes for the murder of Darren.
| Gharu'n, Viamont
Talal ibn Qamuz of Nishadina is caught smuggling Old Roulean texts, saved from Tirethas, to sell to the Viamontians. The Malika of Gharu'n uses this situation to her advantage, and orders Talal to Viamont, with 1000 copies of the the Roulean text The Treatise of the Individual. He is sent to Viamont to peddle these copies to his Viamontian clients of nobility, including Countess Lotila, Count Renari, and Duke Bellenesse. As punishment for his crime, he is forever banished from Gharu'n.
|0 PY||1284 RC|| Gharu'n, Sho
Portals to Dereth begin to appear in Gharu'n and Sho.
|3 PY||1286 RC|| Viamont
Lord Marden announces that he will hold a tournament in honor of the fall of Lizistan. He invites knights from all the duchies of Viamont.
|3 PY||1286 RC|| Gharu'n, Viamont
The Viamontian army camped outside Shiryaz is recalled back to Viamont, to deal with a crisis in their homeland.
|8 PY||1289 RC|| Viamont
The royal army of Viamont, lead by prince Varicci di Corcosi II, enter the lands of Bellenesse and lay siege to the Duke's fortress. The rebels, lead by Eleonora du Bellenesse and the Duke of Bellenesse, flee through a mysterious portal. Varicci and his army follow them.
|16 PY||1295 RC|| Aluvia, Gharu'n, Sho, Viamont
The last remnants of Bellenesse's rebellion have been all but eradicated. The followers of Bellenesse had distracted King Varicci from his campaigns elsewhere on Ispar, but with the rebellion defeated, Varicci once again turns his attention to the other lands of Ispar.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1999/11 Release - To Be A Shadow
- ↑ 2001/11 Dark Majesty - Ages of the Empyrean
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 2004/11 Pre-Throne of Destiny - The Origins and Current Disposition of Viamont
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 1999/11 Release - Zogblaster Archive/Heritage Groups/Sho/Sho Factions
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 1999/11 Release - Zogblaster Archive/Heritage Groups/Sho
- ↑ 2003/03 The History of Auberean/Volume III: The Fall From Grace (-1,804 to -891)
- ↑ 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 2002/03 Stormwaltz Quotes - On Aluvian Rulers
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 2003/03 The History of Auberean/Volume IV: Shifting Ways (-888 to -574)
- ↑ 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 1999/11 Release - The Reign of Alfrega
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 1999/11 Release - Zogblaster Archive/Heritage Groups/Aluvian
- ↑ 2006/11 Remembering the Past - The Rise and Fall of the Tanada
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 1999/11 Release - Zogblaster Archive/Heritage Groups/Gharu'ndim
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 2000/04 Thorns of the Hopeslayer - The Silifi of the Crimson Stars
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 2003/03 The History of Auberean/Volume V: New Arrivals (-540 to 13)
- ↑ 1999/11 Release - Zogblaster Archive/Heritage Groups/Gharu'ndim/Gharu'ndim Factions
- ↑ 2001/11 Dark Majesty - The Glorious Reign of Empress Kou-an
- ↑ 10/2004 Pre-Throne of Destiny - The Invasion of Ispar
- ↑ 02/2005 Pre-Throne of Destiny - The Tournament Part I
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 02/2005 Pre-Throne of Destiny - The Tournament Part II
- ↑ 11/2004 Pre-Throne of Destiny - The Malika and the Individual
- ↑ 02/2005 Pre-Throne of Destiny - The Tournament Part III
- ↑ 12/2004 Pre-Throne of Destiny - Assassination
- ↑ 2005/07 Throne of Destiny - Intro Video
- ↑ 07/2005 Throne of Destiny - Letter From Home (Viamontian)
- ↑ 07/2005 Throne of Destiny - Letter From Home (Aluvian)
- ↑ 07/2005 Throne of Destiny - Letter From Home (Gharu'ndim)
- ↑ 07/2005 Throne of Destiny - Letter From Home (Sho)