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« on: 27 July 2003, 10:02:00 »

This is Koldar's old timeline - just for reference, refer to the new sticky for more accurate info.

I will probably remove the sticky feature from this thread sooner or later.
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  15000 b.S. – 12000 b.S. The Era of Bartering
The vast forests of Nybelmar become the refugium for those elves not accepting the order the empire of Fá'áv'cál'âr. Those elves disliked the mixing and the exchange with other races believing that they’re weak and unpure and will be the doom of the Elves, the first children of Avá.


  13000 b.S. The rise and Fallof Fá’áv’cál’ár
The Fall of  Fá’áv’cál’ár seems to prove them right and many brothers flee to them on many dangerous ways. The Elves of Nybelmar isolate themselves from the other races and many legends evolve around the Emerald Woods and its blood-thirsty and cruel Elven kind and they are feared by the humans, Orcs and dwarves who have lived in these regions already for centuries not participating in the union of Fá’áv’cál’ár, too, either not knowing about it or disliking it for various reasons.



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  9500-9000 b.S. the War of the Chosen
In the War of the Chosen Nybelmar which was once the western third of MÈNE'CHRÓNN was split from Sarvonia. Hundreds of  Thousands died in the war between the archmages fleeing here and there.
One of them summoned terrible storms and tides to accelerate the seperation of the lands and built a mighty fortress on the northeastern edge of Nybelmar called the   eferán’ypheró. In the array of sharp, high mountains and deep valleys he wanted to gather an army strong enough to once reconquer Sarvonia with all his might. He subdued the races of Nybelmar and forced them into his army only the elves of the Emerald Woods withstood and he burnt much of the vast forests that covered most of the interior of Nybelmar.
It is unknown wether this Chosen participated in the last battles on the continent is unknown but centuries after his rise the remants of the Elves of the Emerald woods lead a last desperate attack on the fortress   eferán’ypheró. Riots broke out and the humans living on the southern coasts gathered together and in a great army rushed to the Elves aid. After ten years of siege and terrible war on the high mountain peaks and deep beneath them the   eferán’ypheró fell, however the throne of the Chosen was found empty…


  9000-5500 b.S. the Years of Restauration/Years of Cleansing
The shape of Nybelmar had changed terribly. Where once vast forests were now wide, barren hills arose. The movement of the continent had raised wavy hills into a nearly impassable mountain range within only a few centuries. The west of Nybelmar was utterly destroyed by the forces of the war as well.
The dwarves rebuilt their cities now located deep within the valleys of the Zsharkanian Peaks.
The humans who settled all over the southern regions of Nybelmar rebuilt their towns and hamlets being in good relationship with the elves who thought about them to be their highest allies.
The whole age was dominated by the need of rebuilding a shattered continent. Small kingdoms arose and fell, some wars were fought but most of the years were filled by the races’ thirst for peace.

Nandros returns  home
returning with his army to his homelands west of the Sohoi mountains but the victory has a bad taste with many beautiful and good things destroyed in the war and the betrayal of Kyras one of the Great Men of the human tribes.

Illandrién is built
Nandros takes a new seat fearing that the future will bring great mischief between his people and Kyras' followers. He founds "Illandrién", the Wall of the west that seals off the only pass that leads over the Sohoi mountains to guard the homelands of his people against any invader from ther eastern plains or the north. The wall which is five metres in height and three in width leads on the mountain saddle from one end of the pass to the other.
On the northern mountain he builds the "Tower of the Eagles", a guardtower. on clear days it can oversee the lands far beyond the Ranehsar. On the southern mountain Nandros builds his own hall, the core of the ancient capital. Many brave men follow him and his advice is well-respected among the people.

-Nandros the Sharp dies
as uncrowned king of his people in battle against the scattered servants of Menemronn's servants. The Chyrakisth, half orc, half elf haunt the countryside east of the Sohon mountains driven into the wilderness by the victorious humans and elves. The Korweynites call them "Bonmér" which also means demon in their language as they see in them a perversion of nature.
The oldest son of Nandros Larúss becomes leader of the tribe.

-The Korweynites strives
"Gelm" and "Parsidáe" -a city north of Gelm - grow into striving cities. The Korweynites found more settlements west.
The cities of the Korweynites become bustling centres of trade and industry and their population grows quickly beyond the ancient borders founding new settlements and cities or mixing with otherneighboring tribes.


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« Reply #3 on: 27 July 2003, 10:07:00 »

  5500-5300 b.S. The break between humans and Elves
The once united elves  of the emerald woods split up into various tribes. In the civil war several human tribes are involved leading to a growing tension between the two races. The rivers seperating the Emerald Woods turn into the borders of now opposing Elven tribes. The capital of the once proud Elven kingdom that ruled the woods becomes a myths hidden deep within the forests defended by bow and magic against all unwelcomed visitors.


  5300-3200 b.S. The Old Empire of Korweyn and the unification of mankind
Several tribes along the southern coast unite their powers and form the kingdom  of Kohendar which will expand further and once become the old empire of Korweyn ruling everything south of the Emerald woods and west of  the Jerrah.

The Pagans(ancestors of the people of Anis-Anpagan)
Korweynites and the socalled Pagans sign a treaty to accept the river of Delrén as the border between the two nations. The pressure for more farmland rises with a growing population of the Korweynites.

Old bounds
The Kaýr ask Korweyn the Young, a descandant of Korweyn the Great to assist them against the growing threat that Kyras' followers pose. The Korweynites march east to wage war against the followers of the traitor Kyras. A task that will continue for generations.

expansion east
The lands east of the Sohons are only spüarsely populated by humans who live in small communities scattered over the countrside. They derrive from the humans that followed Esthalon who died by the side of Korweyn and know no central leader. The Korweynites found military outposts and supply stations in such settlements to protect them against roaming bandits and secure their supply lines.
They build "Kormendale", the Stonebridge, a massive bridge that crosses the Raneshar on the shortest way east when the river is already more than 200 peds wide. A large garrison is supposed to guard this monumental building that is the only bridge this far down the Raneshar. Korweynites start to settle in the land between the Sohon mountains and the Raneshar intermingling with the existing population and assimilating them into the Korweynite culture.

-Illandrién becomes offical capital. The seat of Korweyn becomes the permanent seat of his descandants as the war grows more and more important and makes leading the armies even more important.

-Invading human tribes from the north as well as warbands of the Chyrakisth invade the Korweynite lands. The Korweynite army is turnt into a professional army to deal with the barbarian hordes and expells them one by one from driving them back north of the "Fauthuin Lundain" and west past the "Moredain Tyrath".

-the war grows more and more bloody and the Korweynites entrench their position along the Eypesh as their second secure border as the Murmillion cross the Jerrah and take any settlement at the east coast.

-The independant realm of Ontwana falls to Korweyn as the prince of Ontwana pledges loyality to the Korweynite king.

-the Korweynites break their century-long treaty with the Pagans and take the lands west of Delrén one by one.

-The Peninsula of anis-anpagan falls to Korweyn. It's population pledges loyality to Korweyn.

The Highdwarves of "Tyr Faerath" agree to pay tribute for military aid as they're put under constant pressure by the Chyrakisth to the north and the barbarians in the west. The trade routes Tyr faerath's wealth is based on are endangered
to dry out.

-Korweyn troops start to escort the caravans and build outposts along the traderoutes.

-Korweynites lose several battles against the followers of Kyras. They renew the treaty with the Kaýrrhem.

-The followers of Kyras lay siege to Kosth but are forced to retreat.

-Gelgásh proclaims himself to be Emperor of the Rising and the Setting Sun, equal to the lesser Gods, servant of Calderón. Many golden statues all over the empire proclaim is fame and glory.

-The great Battle of Tas. On the plains of tas a great battles is fought. The followers of Kyras are defeated and withdraw to positions as far east as the Jerrah. The Korweynite emperor refers to this victory as driving bandits out of their hideout. In the Korweynite tongue "Murma" is a hiding place.

Note:From this reference the name "Murmillion" derives which usually is used to call a sneaky and coward bandit. The Santerran translation would mean "Men of the Vales".

-Gelgásh orders the construction of a stone road from Kormendale to the shore of the jerrah. It is named "Emperor's Stone".

-Gelgásh moves the capital of Korweyn from Illandrién to the bigger and more prosperous Kormendale. Illandrién gets deserted till it is only used to control traffic over the Sohon mountains.

-Gelgásh's successor, Talrén starts the construction of the great Imperial palace.

-Andarién builds the first colossal statue in Illandrién so his face might face Calderón on the same level when the sun rises over the horizon in the east.

-Belón continues this tradition, closes the gates of Illandrién and makes it a forbidden city meant as the cemetary for all Korweynite emperors so the lay for eternity at the place closest to the sky.

-Barbarians are forced out of their lands in the west and again invade Korweyn. Among several tribes also the Kassites enter the new lands.

Note: This movement of several tribes is often seen as the reaction of a great portion of once fertile plains turning into desert forcing the tribes east.

-The emperor Chilégg is aware of the lack of cavalry in the Korweynite army to fight the mostly mounted barbarians and hires the Kassites to fight them in exchange for grazing grounds in the plains of Korweyn.

-Jealous about the wealth of the Kaleman Isles who export lots of precious goods like lightwater, gems, spice and other goods Korweyn invades the Isles and occupies them.

-A bloody guerilla war is fought after the Korweynites behead the last heir of the Kaleman throne. The war lasts for 50  years with many massacres and bloodshed till the imperial army is pulling out.

-Unrest in other parts of the empire forces the emperor to send imperial legions to surpress any opposition.

-The Murmillions overrun the fortress of Kelád at the northern end of the Jerrah. They turn it into a bridgehead for operations west of the Jerrah. Their fury is ignited by religious fanatism and time after time overwhelms the strained imperial troops-

-Makéln playces himself equal to Calderón. The outraged priesthood and any opposition to this heresy is put down by the sword. Instead of putting all efforts in fighting the growing threat of the Murmillions the emperor spends all the money of the imperial treasury on monuments and vast temples in his name. To gain more money he lays heavy tributes onto the provinces.


-uprises in the west and south force the imperial legions to intervene. An outnumbered imperial army is defeated west of Cykosi opening the southeastern coast to the Murmillions.

-The Korweynite prince Narvé is sentenced to death for high treason and flees into the west. Under his leadership the area around Anis-Anpagan revolts against the empire and will form the kingdom fo Anis Anpagan.(maybe placed earlier)

-the cities of Tas and Fennez are conquered by the Murmillions supported by revolts and uprises within the city walls against the imperial garrisons.

-Another imperial army meant to reinforce the cities is defeated just a day's travel from the gates of Tas.

The Murmillions free any city in the Southeast and are at first greeted by most of the people. Only the Kassites remain loyal to the empire and are hunted as prey in return.

-Makélm grows more and more paranoid and kills anyone who either questions him or amasses to much power. Several great generals die this way till Finnás his brother kills him with poison.
He dismisses all taxes and orders of Makélm but it is too late as many of the provinces are in open rebellion against the empire.

-He recalls all legions to Kormendale as he needs all available troops to face the Murmillions who prepare to cross the Eypesh river.

-A great Murmillion Army marches west and Finnás pleads all vasalls to send soldiers to reinforce the decimated legions but only few follow.

-The battle of Finnás becomes legend. The Korweynite troops are slaughtered to the last. Finnás dies trying to attack Sylas directly but is hit by a spear and falls. Only a small detachment of kassites escape the slaughter that follows and arrive in Kormendale days before the Murmillions follow and guide the imperial family out of the capital.

-The imperial family and the loyal Kassites are hunted and killed and only few escape. Among the Kayeésh the smallest daughter of Finnás and ancestor of Tiára who will resurrect the empire five centuries later.



  3600.b.S. The High Folk
the Santherrans land on the islands and experience the last years of the old empire and its fall bringing unrest to the human tribes and war to whole Nybelmar. Strange rumors report that something evil came from the   eferán’ypheró and destroyed the empire at its peak of its power. For the Santherrans the continent stays a prohibited zone for another millennium building and expanding their reign on the oceans.



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« Reply #4 on: 27 July 2003, 10:08:00 »

Between the fall of the first empire of Korweyn and the rise of the next.


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  1649 b.S. the Year of Darkness
The northern human tribes gather under the rule of a mighty warband. They’re called to arms by the sudden disappearance of the sun which is a sign that the husband of their Goddess Mari will return to the world. It is also interpreted to free their ancient lands from Santherran rule which had spread from the coast and the rivers into the interior.
Aca-Santherra is hit completely unprepared still occupied with disputes with lands to the south and loses several battles and towns. The city of Altyr is in great danger.
The priesthood of Retarra “imflames” the volcano of “Jarka” to lit the eastern Sea and the high priests of Angus and Brabak summon terrible storms to bring havoc to the lands of the “Murmillions”. These actions cannot beat the northern tribes but force them to withdraw into  their camps.
With the return of the Sun the Highking of Aca-Santherra returns from the South landing all available troops of the kingdom near Altyr. There on the foot of the fortified city the “Santherrans”  make their final  stance against the “Murmillions” who with the return of the sun and the ceasing of the storm come out of their strongholds for the deceisive battle .
The leader of the northern tribes is slain and the battle is won soon after.
Following the orders of the priesthood the High king and an army of his most trusted men march into the northern  hills and disappear in the mountains of     eferán’ypheró. The lands of the “Murmillions” are conquered.


  1587 b.S. New Alliance
The men of the hills are hired for another campaign against Korweyn. The Santherrans pay much to keep the unrest in their new territories low and accept the tribes as allies in their war against the south. The Murmillions form the new core units of the rebuilt army of Aca-Santherra and develop into a standard army unit.

~1200 b.S. A new bond between the races
The Elves living in the hills and forests between the rivers of Ranesh and Espesh plead the humans for help against their evil cousins coming from the woods to the north. The emperor of Korweyn listens to them and merges the whole region into his dominion. The newly formed pact between Korweyn and the Elves is seen as a revival of the old times and the elves enjoy many priviliges and great influence at the imperial court of Korweyn.

~600 b.S. Old enemies
To have better control in the single territories that make up the empire the emperor forms vice-kingdoms in the conquered realms and give his sons the titles "Princes of the far coasts". They gain direct control over these subrealms however with only partial control over the armies in their country. Esspecially the realm directly bordering Anis-Anpagan is only given to the most trusted men among the royal family.
With great reforms Korweyn is able to cease many riots in these territories and after centuries of unrest again reaches out to claim even more land.


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« Reply #6 on: 17 March 2003, 17:16:00 »

As this won't be implemented completely anytime soon I guess it's best to have it here. :)  

 Moh'ronn is bit of a problem... The Táenrhím might name those Chosen however it pleases them as they don't know about Saban. I'll replace them nevertheless with Moh'mék'rónn, as I guess that was the direction Wren was heading. In fact some double names would be highly possible in a vast world though admitable confusing. I only need the Styrash words to develop them further into Nybelmarian forms.

The Chronicles of the Emerald Woods...

The Age of Bartering ended in an age of chaos, death and destruction as the Elves of Fá'áv'cál'âr who above everything propagated the Avá's rightful order and the union of the races shunned the gods and loaded their rage upon all of Aer'aí'chán. In the dark age that followed the Gods drove the races and tribes over the world as they pleased and ignited mischief and distrust wherever possible.
The Elven kind had failed them and where from now on shunned by the gods for centuries.
In these years the "Taeánrhim", the elves who resided in the vast Emerald forest of Nybelmar wandered deeper into the shadows of their woods and survived the centuries rather unnaffected by the events in the world though their chosen isolation seperated them from their brothers to the north, east and south. The Emerald Woods became a refugium to the surviving Elves and so the  "Taeánrhim" prospered in the in their dark woods. Slowly they become also known as the "GRAYELVES(?)", the Elves who shun Coór and the Twelve alike.

Their peaceful life changed with the rise of the Chosen, the mighty human sorcerers that reached out to dominate the world for the cause of their God. Soon the dwarves obeyed to their power, the humans are conquered and Orcs were enslaved or vanished in bloody wars and slaughters.

Only the "Taeánrhim" remained considerably save defending themselves in the deep forests with fierce determination. Among the Elves the Chosen became only known as the Moh'mék'rónn, the "Darklords".
This changed when One came to Nybelmar to rise above all and erected a vast mountain range at the edge to the newly formed ocean seperating the lands: "Menemronn the Purple" built the Fortress of "Eferán’ypheró", the Burning mountains.
From his castle he subdued all other chosen or destroyed them and he began  to burn the Emerald Wood. The war waged over all lands of Nybelmar and all the free races suffered. Much of the Emerald Woods was burnt or chopped down by his armies to drive out the elves as the strongest remaining foe on the continent.
In their desperation the "Taeánrhim" began to prepare for a last assault against the iron gates of "Eferán’ypheró".
Their ambassadors went out to gather the last allies for a final battle.
At first they headed for the dwarves who hid deep in their mountain cities but they found only ruins. The dwarves, feeling safe in their deep mountain caverns tried to shake off the firm grip of the Chosen on their own but his power buried them in their own caves. The Elves found the few survivors in shattered valleys.
But nevertheless two of the five dwarven cities of old remained and their citizens fearing the fate of their brothers and longing to avenge them followed the call of the Elves.
In the meantime other messengers had crossed the mighty Espesh river and arrived in the southern plains and hills.. There they hoped to find the last human tribes not enslaved by the Darklord but they found the villages and hamlets deserted and pillaged. Following the few remaining tracks they climbed the "Solthoi mountains" and hidden deep within the mountains they found three human heroes of power who had lead their tribes to a last refugium: Korweyn the Great, Enfastalos the Quick and Kyras the Dark. Finding the humans in a similar situation as themselves they convinced the last free men for a last uprise against the forces of evil.

In later times it was assumed that Menemronn was the Chosen by Coór himself as none seemed to encompass him in power and greatness His aim was the dominion of Nybelmar and then the rest of the Áer'aí'chán. His army gathered to crush the last resistors as the elves, dwarves and humans rallied for the decisive battle.
The Elves left their forests in sparkling chainmail and with sturdy bows to avenge the woods that had fallen to the armies of Menemronn. The dwarves left their mountains with sharpened axes to avenge their brothers. And the humans came down the valleys with mighty swords and strong shields to reclaim the plains.
At the river that flows out of the Emerald Woods the united armies met the dark hordes. In the depths of "Eferán’ypheró" the Darklord had twisted his Orcish slaves and human prisoners to create servants of Halforcs who obeyed willingly to his word. It was the battle of Men as the three leaders of the human tribes arrived late but came with every men they could gather in the vast west and south.
The battle was won when Korweyn who was from then on called "the Great" by the Elves killed the champion and leader of Menemronn.
The sounds of battlehorns and the clashing of steel filled the southern plains as the Elves, Dwarves and humans marched before the gates of "Eferán’ypheró".
The battle went for months but everytime the free races managed to gather their last hope and stand where they were.

It were again the humans that stormed the gates where finally Menemronn himself awaited them. Korweyn and Enfastalos perished by the might of Menemronn's weapons, but not Kyras who betrayed them and withdrew from the fight. Nevertheless Korweyns sword stroke a terrible wound across his chest and Enfastalos' bow pierced his shoulder twice before they died by the power of the Chosen.
Menemronnm must have realized that the battle was close to be lost and so he climbed to the highest tower, to the highest peak of the "Eferán’ypheró" to cast in his arrogance and selfishness a final, a last powerful spell to destroy all who still opposed him and all the lands with them.
In the meantime the dwarves already fought in the deep valleys and the Elves climbed the rocky hillsides. It was the moment in which both, victory and destruction, were on the edge of one's sowrdblade.
"Imsádi" princess of the Grayelves saw the terrible event at the gates, the treason of Kyras and the death of two great warriors and quickly followed the Dark Lord as he tried to escape to the highest towers.

There the last battle of the war was fought where Imsádi in silver and gray stood against the Darklord in obsidian armor and hulled into a cloak of smoke and darkness. And there her white arrow found a gap in the Darklords armor where Enfastalos' bows had opened the ways and her silver sword stroke deep into the gap Korweyn's mighty blast had created.
And so the last Chosen of Nybelmar fell, a last curse on his lips, his body however was never to be found as he perished when the first sunlight of the "Injérá" broke through the clouds of his darkness and the "Eferán’ypheró" became an haunted place.

"Imsádi", great princess of the "Taeánrhim", died soonafter infested by the "black Breath" that had also killed Korweyn and Enfastalos. She was hulled into white clothes and laid onto a bed of satin and silk.
Under the influence of the disease her skin turned grey and dry and even the dwarves cried at the evanascence  of such beauty. Silently and full of grief the Elves returned into their woods and the dwarves marched with them and then further to the shattered mountains of their ancient homes.

Only the armies of Men remained at the feet of the "Eferán’ypheró", they also had paid severley for this victory and now debated about the gains.
Kyras the Dark, the only of the three leaders that led the armies into battle, wanted to stay and take the "Eferán’ypheró" as the foundation of a great human empire but Enfastalos' men and "Nandros" the younger brother of Korweyn and now in command of this part of the humans wanted to follow the advice of the elves to abandon the place.
After months of dispute "Nandros" led his men back into the west taking most of Enfastalos' men with them. "Kyras" at first agreed to follow but at the Jerrah he betrayed them and went back into the hills before the "Eferán’ypheró" and many folks followed him.
While Enfastalos' men soon scattered along the southern coasts Nandros' returned to the mountain stronghold his brother built and never forgot Kyras' betrayals.

The year was later called the "year of Dawn", the year 8956 b.S. in the Santharian dating system, the years in which the shadow fell and in which the races began to reconstruct their world for a better future.

Centuries later from the stronghold of "Nandros", "Korweyn the Younger" would start his campaign to bring most of the human tribes of the south under his reign but this history is yet to be written! ;)    

 About the Elves
After the "Year of Dawn" the most of the elves lived in the remants of the ancient woods that once covered all of eastern Nybelmar but now it were in fact various woods.
The Elves that still lived in what was once the core of the forests and who were the initiators of the Fall of "Menemronn" were by far the strongest.
After the year of Dawn they called themselves the "Káirhim" the "High Folk". For a long time after the "Year of Dawn" they remained in the very heart of the forest living in their capital to heal the wounds of the war.
But also many wandered the burnt lands and try to help all the other races they met and who had suffered terrible under the war. This way they also learnt that some of their brothers survived in the woods of the northwest.
They had lived there already before the "War of the Chosen" and during the burning of the woods they had fled into the deepest forest that embed the northern ends of the "Zsharkanian Peaks". They now lived in a own forest and called themselves the "Pheránrhim" as they thought themselves close aligned with the trees that protected them for so many years during the wars.
And between those two remaining forests of old they met others who somehow survived the burning of their woods but now could not believe the destruction around them. The "Káirhím" called them the "Aelónrhim" and though they convinced many to follow them into the healing shadows of the Emerald Woods some also remained on the plains not wanting to exchange their lost forests for a foreign one and started to make a new living on the plains, always hoping for the time when the forests on the "Green Fields" would be one day as dense again as they were once in ancient times.

So these were the three tribes after the year of Dawn:
-the "Káirhím", residing in their hidden cities deep within the Emerald Woods.
-the "Pheránrhim", living in the wide Autumn forest
-the "Aelónrhim", the "Lost" who started their life on the newly formed plains and wastelands of Nybelmar.


 About the Dwarves(Maybe Bard helps me!)
The dwarves turned home but what homes. Only two of their ancient metropoli had survived the punishing fist of "Menemronn" and they could not host all  the dwarves from the other cities so many dwarves returned to their places of birth but they found nothing there to survive. The stones has been broken to pieces and broke even under the caring hands
the dwarves and no tunnel stood for long in this world of ashes, sand and dust.

Soon enough one after the other left their beloved homeland either returning south seeking shelter in the last dwarven cities or founding new settlements in the shallow hills around "Dreamlake" and created a new dwarven chiefdom there.
The ruins of the dwarven towns were lateron called "Ash valleys"

It said that before the war the dwarves of the west distinguished each other by the terms of 'High' and 'Deep' Dwarves where the High Dwarves called themself this way for living in mountain cities that reached up to the sky(the mountains that is) while the deep dwarves built their cities deep within the roots of the mountains with only few entrances to their kingdoms. The High dwarves became famous for their cities and their formidable stone cutting skills that made them capable of shaping even the oldest and hardest mountain stones to their liking.
The Deep Dwarves are said to have died when the mountains themselves collapsed over their great cities and nothing was heard about them in the east for centuries..

So the known Dwarven communities in the year of Dwan were:
-The High Dwarves of the city at the gate of Feywenn
-The High Dwarves of the city of  Mount Fok
-The "Lost" whose great cities fell to ruins in the war. They split up and developed into the "Hill Dwarven" tribes and the
"Plain Dwarves" wandering the Ash lands east of the Zsharkanians.

About the Humans
Three great human tribes evolved in the East. Returning victorious from the war Nandrois gathered a great number of refugees and built a great city in the bottleneck of the Sohoi mountains. Here, far from the sea at first the tribe of Korweyn strived.
Most of the people of Enfastalos scattered along the coast living in small communities on their own. They never found the strength to unite under one leader again.
A thorn in Nandros side and a lasting mark in the history is Kyras who forged a great kingdom within the ruins of Menemrónns palace gathering many of the human minions of the fallen Chosen under his banner and from the peaks of the "Eferán’ypheró" he looked down at the other human tribes and the elves with arrogance and it didn't take long till he claimed to be the only rightful sovereign of the human tribes and he claimed all lands northeast of the Jerrah.
From his mountain fortress Nandros looked at this development with sorrow knowing that the found peace will be lost soon again.

The first human tribes in the east:
-The Korweynites, living in hills and valleys of the Sohoi mountains.
-The Murmillions populating the ruins and hills of the Eferán’ypheró
-The Endi, populating the coasts of the south.

Still about 5000 years away:
-The Santerrans who will populate the islands off the coast of Eferán’ypheró
-The Kassites, a tribe of great warriors that will revive the Empire of Korweyn.

I'll try to post a general timeline of Nybelmar soon...

 Needed Styrásh words:
-Autumn
-silver
-grey


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« Reply #7 on: 17 March 2003, 18:18:00 »

This is meant as a development aid and far from complete. i hope to add graphical timetrees that show the relationships between tribes soon. Now this timeline should give a rough outline of the time frames of important events in Nybelmarian history.
Also this meant to give a first glimpse of the development of tribes on Nybelmar. Other ones should be included along these lines. Some as own roots, others as descendants of existing ones at a certain time.
Seperations, changes, etc. are pointed out along the timeline...
I only put it into millenias for now. later the historical events will form more acurately when the system is clear.


15 000 b.S.-14 000 b.S.        The Era of Bartering


13 000 b.S.
Fá’áv’cál’âr
The Dark Kingdom


12 000 b.S.-11 000 b.S.        The Era of the Anvil
The Great Sundering


10 000 b.S.        The Era of Sorcery
War of the Chosen
Elves:
Káirhím
Pheránrhim
Aelónrhim

Humans:
Korweynites
Murmillions
Esgarothanian

The Dwarves:
The High Dwarves
(The deep Dwarves)
The Plaindwarves
The Hilldwarves


9 000 b.S.
Rise of the Two Empires
Fall of the First Shadow Realm
The first Reign of Light


8 000 b.S.


7 000 b.S.
Fall of the First Kingdom of Light


6 000 b.S.
Elves:
Fireelves, Rise of the Second Shadow Realm
Humans:
Kassites come to Eastern Nybelmar


5 000 b.S.
Fall of the Second Shadow Realm


4 000 b.S.
Elves:
The Kaírhím split into the Nightelves, the Royal Elves and the Hillelves.


3 000 b.S.


2 000 b.S.
Rise of the Third Shadow Realm
1649, Year of Darkness
the Second Reign of Light

Humans:
Santerrans, Rise of the Gray Realm


1 000 b.S.
The Destruction of the Ferrath Islands


0 b.S.
Attack on Santharia?


1000 a.S.
Rumors spread of a new Shadow rising in the west
Present time


2000 a.S.




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« Reply #8 on: 17 March 2003, 18:20:00 »

Update: Added some more stuff for the empire of Korweyn

Ok, I could need much feedback on this, esspecially if it is possible. I'm not very fond to let another Chosen survive the war but I currently I have no better source of evil.. tell me what you think about it and I still have to develop the reasons why the Elves of Nybelmar didn't participate in the harmoy of Fá'áv'cál'âr.
Ah, and I have no clue concerning elven language so if the name is wrong(which it certainly is) then please help me to correct it

The history of Nybelmar will be later split up into:
-The first age
-The old empire
-Interregnum
-the new empire
-nowadays

More precise splitup will have to wait till I have everything better developed...


  15000 b.S. – 12000 b.S. The Era of Bartering
The vast forests of Nybelmar become the refugium for those elves not accepting the order the empire of Fá'áv'cál'âr. Those elves disliked the mixing and the exchange with other races believing that they’re weak and unpure and will be the doom of the Elves, the first children of Avá.


  13000 b.S. The rise and Fallof Fá’áv’cál’ár
The Fall of  Fá’áv’cál’ár seems to prove them right and many brothers flee to them on many dangerous ways. The Elves of Nybelmar isolate themselves from the other races and many legends evolve around the Emerald Woods and its blood-thirsty and cruel Elven kind and they are feared by the humans, Orcs and dwarves who have lived in these regions already for centuries not participating in the union of Fá’áv’cál’ár, too, either not knowing about it or disliking it for various reasons.


  9500-9000 b.S. the War of the Chosen
In the War of the Chosen Nybelmar which was once the western third of MÈNE'CHRÓNN was split from Sarvonia. Hundreds of  Thousands died in the war between the archmages fleeing here and there.
One of them summoned terrible storms and tides to accelerate the seperation of the lands and built a mighty fortress on the northeastern edge of Nybelmar called the   eferán’ypheró. In the array of sharp, high mountains and deep valleys he wanted to gather an army strong enough to once reconquer Sarvonia with all his might. He subdued the races of Nybelmar and forced them into his army only the elves of the Emerald Woods withstood and he burnt much of the vast forests that covered most of the interior of Nybelmar.
It is unknown wether this Chosen participated in the last battles on the continent is unknown but centuries after his rise the remants of the Elves of the Emerald woods lead a last desperate attack on the fortress   eferán’ypheró. Riots broke out and the humans living on the southern coasts gathered together and in a great army rushed to the Elves aid. After ten years of siege and terrible war on the high mountain peaks and deep beneath them the   eferán’ypheró fell, however the throne of the Chosen was found empty…


  9000-5500 b.S. the Years of Restauration/Years of Cleansing
The shape of Nybelmar had changed terribly. Where once vast forests were now wide, barren hills arose. The movement of the continent had raised wavy hills into a nearly impassable mountain range within only a few centuries. The west of Nybelmar was utterly destroyed by the forces of the war as well.
By that time Orcs who had once lived majorily west of what would be once called the Zsharkanian Peaks wandered east to escape unbelieveable floodings and a lack of food. They barely survived on the barren hills who would be covered by a thick layer of grass and called the “Green Fields” for several reasons.
The dwarves rebuilt their cities now located deep within the valleys of the Zsharkanian Peaks.
The humans who settled all over the southern regions of Nybelmar rebuilt their towns and hamlets being in good relationship with the elves who thought about them to be their highest allies.
The whole age was dominated by the need of rebuilding a shattered continent. Small kingdoms arose and fell, some wars were fought but most of the years were filled by the races’ thirst for peace.


  5500-5300 b.S. The break between humans and Elves
The once united elves  of the emerald woods split up into various tribes. In the civil war several human tribes are involved leading to a growing tension between the two races. The rivers seperating the Emerald Woods turn into the borders of now opposing Elven tribes. The capital of the once proud Elven kingdom that ruled the woods becomes a myths hidden deep within the forests defended by bow and magic against all unwelcomed visitors.


  5300-3200 b.S. The Old Empire of Korweyn and the unification of mankind
Several tribes along the southern coast unite their powers and form the kingdom  of Kohendar which will expand further and once become the old empire of Korweyn ruling everything south of the Emerald woods and west of  the Jerrah.


  3600.b.S. The High Folk
the Santherrans land on the islands and experience the last years of the old empire and its fall bringing unrest to the human tribes and war to whole Nybelmar. Strange rumors report that something evil came from the   eferán’ypheró and destroyed the empire at its peak of its power. For the Santherrans the continent stays a prohibited zone for another millennium building and expanding their reign on the oceans.


  2700 b.S. A new Empire
Korweyn starts to reestablish its rule. The founding of the new Empire. However several regions uprise against all atempts of Korweyn to reconquer them so their rule stays limited to the old corelands.


  2495 b.S. The Birth of Anis-Anpagan
The tribes of the peninsula of Anpagan accept a prince of  Korweyn as their new leader. The prince who was exiled from Korweyn takes this chance and builds his own kingdom: Anis-Anpagan.


  2473 b.S. First foothold
the Santherrans land on the mainland. Altyr is founded with the errection of a huge artifical hill to observe the coast and the lands. The hill becomes the foundation of six of the later eight terraces that will host the elder city of Altyr hidden behind gigantic walls.


  2103 b.S. Expansion of Aca-Santherra
The city of Katarrah is founded further up the Jerrah on a  plateau to defend the western and southern border of the new territories. Aca-Santherra is on a constant war against Korweyn and barbarian tribes to the north after it had pacified the tribes at the coast and integrated it into their realm.


  2100-1900 b.S. Years of Struggle
In two centuries various wars are fought against Korweyn for a foothold south of the Jerrah and various islands. In the end Aca-Santherra has to give up its positions farther south of the Jerrah to the powerful armies of Korweyn.


  1649 b.S. the Year of Darkness
The northern human tribes gather under the rule of a mighty warband. They’re called to arms by the sudden disappearance of the sun which is a sign that the husband of their Goddess Mari will return to the world. It is also interpreted to free their ancient lands from Santherran rule which had spread from the coast and the rivers into the interior.
Aca-Santherra is hit completely unprepared still occupied with disputes with lands to the south and loses several battles and towns. The city of Altyr is in great danger.
The priesthood of Retarra “imflames” the volcano of “Jarka” to lit the eastern Sea and the high priests of Angus and Brabak summon terrible storms to bring havoc to the lands of the “Murmillions”. These actions cannot beat the northern tribes but force them to withdraw into  their camps.
With the return of the Sun the Highking of Aca-Santherra returns from the South landing all available troops of the kingdom near Altyr. There on the foot of the fortified city the “Santherrans”  make their final  stance against the “Murmillions” who with the return of the sun and the ceasing of the storm come out of their strongholds for the deceisive battle .
The leader of the northern tribes is slain and the battle is won soon after.
Following the orders of the priesthood the High king and an army of his most trusted men march into the northern  hills and disappear in the mountains of     eferán’ypheró. The lands of the “Murmillions” are conquered.


  1587 b.S. New Alliance
The men of the hills are hired for another campaign against Korweyn. The Santherrans pay much to keep the unrest in their new territories low and accept the tribes as allies in their war against the south. The Murmillions form the new core units of the rebuilt army of Aca-Santherra and develop into a standard army unit.

~1200 b.S. A new bond between the races
The Elves living in the hills and forests between the rivers of Ranesh and Espesh plead the humans for help against their evil cousins coming from the woods to the north. The emperor of Korweyn listens to them and merges the whole region into his dominion. The newly formed pact between Korweyn and the Elves is seen as a revival of the old times and the elves enjoy many priviliges and great influence at the imperial court of Korweyn.

~600 b.S. Old enemies
To have better control in the single territories that make up the empire the emperor forms vice-kingdoms in the conquered realms and give his sons the titles "Princes of the far coasts". They gain direct control over these subrealms however with only partial control over the armies in their country. Esspecially the realm directly bordering Anis-Anpagan is only given to the most trusted men among the royal family.
With great reforms Korweyn is able to cease many riots in these territories and after centuries of unrest again reaches out to claim even more land.

...
[more will follow here though I have to work on Nybelmar more, first...take it as a first draft]


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« Reply #9 on: 17 March 2003, 17:22:00 »

 This is to some degree fact to some fiction, I guess however, it is enough truth to use it as base for Nybelmarian history. Tell me what you think.Current problem is to weave interactions between the evil forces of Sarvonia with the ones on Nybelmar. I don't know how interlinked they should be.
Well, every place needs a source of evil or power otherwise it would be quite boring, wouldn't it? ;)    
Well, this is one of those sources, evil or not it was always involved in the affairs of Nybelmar and when it was not it it was versified into the events of the time...
Maybe I should make nine instead of eight...



It is said that to secure his rule over the lands of the west of Mechrónn the Chosen, a powerful Moh'mek'rónn in the arts of wizardry created eight stones to subue the powers of the elements under his reign.
These eight stones, everyone a powerful artefact on its own dictated the history of Nybelmar for millenias. Everyone of them gave its bearer great power over the element it was made of.
After the Fall of Menemronn the elves claimed the stones of Light to use them to heal the world and as mortgage for their Fallen heroes. The socalled "Darkstones" were left in the throne as the Elves believed they would bring peril and death over anyone unworthy bearing them.
But Kyras the dark betrayed the humans and claimed the throne of Menemronn and claimed the stones as his righteous property.
Much war and peril would arise out of this situation and though some of the stones were lost still legends strive about their enormous powers either healing or devastating ones.

The eight stones:

The "Lightstones":
The Stone of Sound/Wind (Ávásh'catar):
The Stone of Light/Fire (Éfér'catar):
The Stone of Life/Water (Már'catar):
The Stone of Earth (Mód'catar):

The "Darkstones":
The Stone of Silence (Ancianá'catar):
The Stone of Shadow/Darkness (Móh'catar):
The Stone of Death/Ice (Cár'tuulén'catar):
The Stone of Stone (Hál'catar):

 Well, miés  was the closest to precious stone, but I'd like something that only means stone not gem.
I hope this concept is workable. Though it will only create the cosmological background for Nybelmar but does not necessarily have the only impact on its history (certainly it won't have) i only want to have it as a red line through the entire history though not dominant these stone might appear every now and then when important changes hit the continent...
As said the connection to Santharian developments and legends might be also interesting at some point.


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« Reply #10 on: 04 April 2003, 16:28:00 »

Hmm... I havent anough knowldge yet, but can the sotne of fire be used in connection with the Orcal? As in- the orc founding the kingdom.  


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« Reply #11 on: 21 April 2003, 20:08:00 »

do you have Ghal in there yet? I skimmed through it really fast, so i don't know if you have him in yet.

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« Reply #12 on: 27 March 2006, 09:36:00 »

Smith we should attempt next to salvage what we can from here into proper entries and dispose of this post. It may be confusing for newbies and takes up forum sticky-space

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« Reply #13 on: 27 March 2006, 11:30:00 »

There's not that much to salvage. As soon as we are done with the timeline, this can go down.

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« Reply #14 on: 06 December 2006, 11:30:02 »

ok this is very informative, gives you a context for the year of the darkness, explains the great sundering, the burning of the forests in the East of Nybelmar, the burned lands in the West.

a nice framework for a newbie (like myself)
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