Our scholars have recently unearthed a corrected timeline of events in Theah that in some parts contradicts doctrine as laid out in the great book of the 7th Sea. Where this confusion occurs, this tome should be considered the correct dating and information.
AUC ( Ab
Urbe Condita, "After the Founding of the City" )
1 AUC The founding of the city of Numa near the mouth of the Tigres river in what would later become Vodacce.
102 - 228 AUC The Old Republic begins in earnest with a series of conquests of neighboring states, including the Vodacce peninsula and the southern islands.
213 AUC Outnumbered Numan soldiers defeat a superior Cresent force at the Battle of Pulo di Olimpia.
228 AUC Priscus Tecpatus of Numa signs a mutual trade agreement with Acraga, but relations deteriorate over the next few decades.
236 - 255 AUC A series of unsuccessful campaigns are launched by XI Legio against the northern tribes to placate the area that would become Eisen. In the end a large wall is built along the banks of the Trade River.
~ 250 AUC Several primitive Vestenmannavjar tribes fight a war for dominance over the eastern Vesten isles. The losers, known as the Novgod, are exiled to the north coast of Ussura.
268-344 AUC The Acragan Wars. Following discovery of precious metals, the Agragans are subjugated by the armies of Senator Castillus, the final destruction of their capital of Marina Linda brings most of the peninsula under direct Numan rule.
365 AUC The Novgod tribe, with the support of primitive Ussurans, fight a massive battle against invading Eisen barbarians on the fields west of modern Donskoy. The invaders are soundly defeated, and the Novgod change their name to the Novgorod.
366 AUC The Novgorod found the city of Ektar, later Ekaternava, as a bulwark against future Eisen invasions.
~ 375 AUC Founding of the kingdoms of Rurik and Somojez.
424 AUC Avalon is conquered by the forces of General Julius Caius representing the height of Numan rule in Theah. He returns to Numa and attempts to take control of the Senate.
425 AUC Following the assasination of Caius, his son Tigranus demands retribution and takes power in Numa. This begins the Age of the Imperators, turning the Republic into an Empire.
502 - 508 AUC A series of huge barbarian raids destroy the Numan colonies in Eisen.
573 AUC The isle of Avalon is shrouded in a thick fog, all contact is lost and no new Numan actions are authorised against the supposed cursed nation.
581 AUC A popular uprising restores the power of the Senate over the control of Clementes the Mad, bringing the Age of the Imperators to an end.
623 AUC The storms around Avalon cease. The inhabitants have not aged a day and are unaware that anything has happened.
698 - 724 AUC Imperator Gaius Philippus Macer seizes power with a military coup. Senators respond by seeking out a method to unseat him.
724 AUC The Bargain. A small group of senators make contact with an unknown supernatural entity. They bargain for magical powers, forming the foundations of Theah's modern sorcerous bloodlines. With their newfound abilities, the senators force Gauis to give up his authority, and rule with absolute power for another fifty years.
~ Matushka awakens from her slumber. According to Ussuran Orthodoxy, she has a conversation with the First Prophet ( "The True Prophet" ) some fifty years before his arrival in Numa.
734 AUC Senator Edwardus Ajaz Gallen flees Numa in an effort to escape his sorcerous peers. He and his followers found the kingdom of Gallenia near the distant land of Cathay.
735 AUC The Firewall rises on the eastern Gallenia border, apparently the result of Cathayan sorcery. The towering barrier traps numerous savage Cathayan tribes, collectively known as the Tumens, on the western side.
736 - 740 AUC The Tumens commence a brutal invasion of primitive Molhyna, conquering it and driving the native Zakut tribes far north.
~ With Molhyna as a base, the Tumens launch a series of attacks against the newfound Gallenia. Bolstered by Numan tactics, the Gallenians defeat the Tumens at every turn.
774 AUC The calander of the Old Republic ends.
AV ( Anno Veritas, "Year of Truth" )
1 AV The first Prophet preaches of a single deity and against the rise of sorcery. He is smuggled into the Senate building where the Senators arrest him for cedition.
2, 2nd of Quintus The First Prophet is martyred, but the work of his teachings speads and forms the beginnings of the Vatacine Church.
32 The Numans are defeated and driven out their acquisitions in the Cresent peninsula. First use of the term 'Empire of the Crescent Moon' by Numan scholars.
98 The forces of the II Legio stop a barbarian invasion from the wastes of Ussura just short of Numan territory.
~ The Numan holdings split into Eastern and Western Empires as the barbarian raids continue, with Imperators and capitals at Numa and what will become San Christobal. Generally considered as the end of the Old Empire.
~ The kingdoms of Rurik and Somojez embrace the teachings of the Prophet. Pagan dissenters led by Vladimir Aryov emigrate to the lands around the Azov forest, where they found the kingdom of Veche.
105 The Eastern Empire recognises the Faith of the Prophets, the West soon follows suit.
130 Most noble families in Numa now practice some form of sorcery. Magic has become genetic, passing from parent to child with each successive generation.
202 Establishment of the Caliph as a single elected voice for the tribes of the Crescent Empire.
203 Eastern Imperator Danatius coverts to the Faith of the Prophets, forcing the sorcerous Senatorial families to flee.
240 A brief civil war in Gallegos province is ended when woman en mass refuse to give comfort to their husbands leading to mass desertions from both armies.
297 Fall of the Numan Empire. The Brutomanni tribe from the north sack Numa, killing the Imperator and causing the fall of the Eastern Empire. The kingdom of Rurik absorbs Somojez and parts of upper Vodacce, forming a bulwark of civilisation against the Eisen and Tumen barbarians on each side.
299 Castille is united under King Josémaria de Castillo, a descendant of Senator Castillus.
305 The Second Prophet appears from the East, preaching a message of piety and calling for the great pilgrimage.
306, Primus 1 The Second Prophet having escaped from captivity in Numa dies on the edge of the Crescent Empire with his followers, triggering years of militant crusades.
~ A coup within the Crescent Empire claims the life of the ruling Caliph.
~ Warlord Jaala Khan of the Kosar tribe unites the Tumen raiders beneath his rule and launches a war of conquest. He quickly takes Molhyna and upper Gallenia, preparing to move against the passes in the Bolshoi mountains.
~ Jaala Khan's advance is halted at the Battle of Demetrian's Pass. The Tumens gradually become known as the Kosar, a name that has remained to the present day.
312 Following the crusades, Imperator Corantine conquers the remnants of the Old Republic. He declares the Faith of the Prophets as the official religion of his Empire.
313 The Kingdom of Castille and the Caliphate of the Cresent Empire are united under the rule of Alonzo Al-Mahmud de Josémaria. This marks the beginning of seven centuries of co-operation between the two nations, although the king's powers are severely limited by the Imperator and his people bitterly divided by the Crusades.
325 The Corantine Convention presents the Vaticine Credo to Cornatin, combining the various strands of the faith into the Reformed Vaticine Church and forming the position of the Hierophant.
~ The Knias of Rurik travels 1,800 miles to the Corantine Convention, only to spit at the Imperator's feet and renounce the teachings of the Second Prophet. He is executed, but his scribe escapes and his tale marks the beginning of the Ussuran Orthodox Church.
326 Grand Duke Vsevolod declares his city of Sousdal a safe haven against the newly founded Vatacine Church. The Church sends an armed force to take the city, but it is defeated in a viscious battle lasting two days.
~ 327 The Ussuran Orthodox Church is formally founded with its capital at Sousdal.
347 The Order of the Knights of the Cross, known as Die Kruezritter, is recognised by the church.
376 The aged Corantine dies. His three sons divide his Empire between them, but their lesser kingdoms quickly fall.
~ 400 First appearance of the White Plague.
446 Following a period of slow decline, the Kommenian family seizes control of Rurik.
452 The Molhyni tribe ferment a revolt against the ruling Kosars. They usurp power following a fierce battle at the city of Goroduk, founding the nation of Molhyna.
492 The peasantry of Rurik rise up against their rulers. When Somojez responds by declaring independance, it effectively destroys the kingdom as a viable political entity.
520 Koschei Pietrov becomes ruler of Molhyna.
522 Matushka confronts the incestuous Saska Tomiech, ruler of Veche, in an epic battle of sorcery. The Little Grandmother defeats Saska, imprisoning her and her infant son in a coffin of ice beneath the Tomiech palace.
523 Eisen soldiers under General Johann von der Velde invades Ussura, only to die in a freak ice storm in the middle of summer.
525 The five kingdoms of Ussura are united on the command of Matushka into a single political entity. Matushka chooses a ruling Gaius from the peasant class, with a council of ruling kings known as the Knias Douma to advise him. This system of government has existed essentially unchanged for over a thousand years.
600 Carleman conquers most of western Theah, what will later become Montaigne, Eisen and Vodacce.
609 Carleman is declared as Imperator by Vaticine Church. Also this year the city of Tara in Inismore falls under a powerful curse.
~ Years later the O'Bannon breaks the Curse on Tara.
~ For centuries Castillian's mingle with Crescents.
~ Crescents build the city of Hil'al, which is now known as San Christobal.
654 Imperator Carleman dies, leaving his kingdom split between his three sons: Charles, Stefan and Iago.
659 Charles, son of Carleman, dies and his wife Isabeau of the Montanus family renames the kingdom as the nation of Montaigne.
686 Dracheneisen is found, stengthening the rule of Stefan and securing against any agression from the other nations.
~ Iago, son of Carleman, is overthrown by the former Senators Delaga, Lorenzo and Gallili who split up the land of Vodacce between them.
691 The nation of Eisen is official founded by Stefan, son of Carleman.
782 Eisen Imperator Gottschalk I conquers much of northern Vodacce and grants the Vatacine Church with land surrounding Numa, so establishing the Holy Republic.
818 The barbarian raiders of the northern seas are united under the name of Vestenmannavnjar by Gunnef Ravenhaired. She then launches a series of raids against the Avalon Isles, which continue for centuries.
~ Construction of Thingvallavatn in Vestenmannavnjar.
~ 900 Gunnef Ravenhaired dies and is replaced as the Vesten High King by Ash Dagfinnrson.
900 - 1300 The White Plague spreads across Theah, killing a full third of the population. Castille is spared much of the suffering due to the actions of the church.
918 The inbred von Drachen family are destroyed in a popular uprising, taking the art of Zerstörung with them to Legion. Their lands are taken by Sieger and become part of Eisen.
972, 15th of Primus. The Third Prophet is born.
~ 1000 Highlander Leila MacDonald travels to the Vesten Isles. Legend holds that she translated the Grumfather Cycle, a text which might explain countless aspects of the nation's past, into Thean but no copy has even been found.
1000 The Third Prophet appears in Castille at the site which will become the Vaticine City. He deposes the ruling family of sorcerors with the backing of the church.
1002 A Vatacine bishop is murdered in Malaca by a Cresent mob. The Third Prophet calls for a Crusade to drive the Cresents out of Castille resulting in civil war.
1004 The Inquisition is formed by the Hierophant to deal with threats to the church.
1009 The High King Garcia and the remaining Cresents are defeated at the Battle of Malaca, bring Cresent influence to an end in Theah.
1010 Vodacce nobles and crusaders are defeated at the Battle of Los Llanos del Sangre ( "Plains of Blood" ).
1011 The Lorenzo family is destroyed trying to manipulate fate to destroy the Cresent forces. The entire island dissapears. The Crusade effectively end, with the forces of the church to depleted to engage the Cresent armies, although sporadic fighting continues.
~ The Crusades sputter to a halt, with Vodacce in disarray and the Vatacine forces too exhausted to continue the attack. Fighting will continue sporadically for the next three centuries, depending on the zeal of the Hierophant.
1012 - 1019 The Hieros War. A conflict erupts between Castille and Vodacce after the Prophet moves to usurp the Numa Papacy and move the seat of the church to Castille.
1014 Roman Sandoval is declared High King of Castille for his actions during the Hieros War. This starts the rule of the Sandoval dynasty.
~ The O'Bannon returns to Inismore and forces the Vesten towns to swear fealty to his rule.
1019 The decisive defeat of an attacking Vodacce army ends the Hieros war and the Third Prophet declares Castille to be the new seat of the church. Construction of the Vaticine City begins.
~ The Lightning Guard of the Montaigne Kings formed after the church's destruction of the sorcerer kings of Castille
1021 Abdicating the throne, O'Bannon returns to wandering and Inismore is taken by the powerful O'Toole family after a period of infighting.
1028 Henri du Montaigne sucessfully invades Avalon and defeats King Athrwys at the Battle of Three Roads. He goes on to also annex the Highland Marches and Inismore. The Sidhe flee, taking the Graal and the power of Glamour with them.
1030 The Third Prophet dies in his bed.
1034 The Eisen launch another invasion of Ussura, however a series of freak earthquakes and blizzards force the army to retreat before it is destroyed.
~ Sorcery is hidden for over 500 years.
1088 Documents from the Great Library at Alexia are donated by the five Cardinals of Vodacce to the Hierophant, they are placed in Numa and so consolidate their power base in the church.
1099 - 1312 The New Crusades succeed in conquering a portion of the Crescent Empire Rise.
1118 The Order of the Poor Knights of the Prophet is established by Hughes Allais du Crieux to help defend the weak Crusader states.
1153 - 1175 Queen Elaine of Montaigne declares her husband dead in the Crusades and marries the King of Avalon. Her rule is ended when her brother-in-law Charles executes her for treason.
1157 Robin Goodfellow is born.
1170 Ewan O'Toole dies, leaving Inismore in chaos and open to subjugation by the Avalon lords who rule into the fourteenth century.
1175 The Serrano family falls into financial ruin, one of the Lorenzo line of Vodacce. Their island fell to the Caligara family.
1177 - 1199 Robin Lovaine returns from the Crusades and as Robin Goodfellow fights against the tyranny of King Charles. He is eventually killed in a skirmish with the King's men, but his legend lives on.
1207 Eisen launches a third invasion of Ussura. As before, disasterous weather inflicts heavy casualties and forces the army to retreat.
1215 After a defeat by Montaigne in which he loses claim to all holdings on the continent, the Council of Free Nobles forces King Charles of Avalon to sign an agreement that limits the power of the monarchy.
~ Robert the Dark rises to power in the Highland Marches.
1216 The true King of Avalon returns from the Cresents and deposes his uncle Charles.
1218 Robert the Dark defeats the Avalon forces at the Battle of Dun Vahl and is declared as High King of the Highland Marches the following year.
1267 The Hierophant announces the Declaration of Deference. The Stein, a military fortress on the Rostrom river, is built at what will become Freiburg on the order of Stefan III.
~ 1300 The Vodacce renaissance sees a blossoming of artistic and scientific thought, forming the basis of a great merchantile empire that dominates Theah up to the rise of the Vendel.
1308 The Poor Knights of the Prophet are condemned as heretics and destroyed. This marks the end of Western control over Crescent lands.
1347 Another outbreak of the white plague happens across Théah, with the isle of Avalon particular badly hit.
1348 Eisen try yet another invasion of Ussura, this time under the leadership of General Ernst Heilgrund. He advances to the Ekaterina River, before a massive flood destroys the entire force. The Imperator issues an edict forbidding further invasions.
1349 The Crescent Caliph arranges the marriage of his daughter to a minor noble of Somojez in Ussura. Although a kidnapping prevented the marriage a treaty was formed between the nations.
1355 The infamous pirate captain Justin Rogers dissapears in the western seas while being pursued by the Montaigne.
1360 Murakhan al'Tazir becomes the first Sultan or supreme ruler of the Crescent Empire.
1386 The entire Castillian royal family dies at San Christobal from an outbreak of the white plague, launching a flurry of political infighting for the throne.
1389 Rebel tribes are defeated by Crescent forces at the Battle of Razgrad. Sultan Murakhan is killed and suceeded by his son Bayazed.
1394 The treatise "Means to Ends" is published by Cristoforo Scarovese in Vodacce, forming a core to the nation's political system.
1398 - 1400 The Bianco family are destroyed by the Vestini, their strange and demonic powers unable to hold of the relentless assault. The knight Andare destroys their capital at Quattro Alle.
1402 Christobal Gallegos leaves san Christobal in an effort to sail around the world. He is never seen again.
1411 The die Kruezritter are destroyed at the Battle of Tannen by the forces of Imperator Arvid I.
1413 - 1422 David III becomes King of Avalon and leads a number of successful actions against Montaigne and claims several western provinces. On his death, his ten-year old son David is forced to deal with internal disputes.
1425 Avalon is forced to relinquish its claims to Montaigne territory.
1438 The printing press is invented in Pösen, Eisen, by the monk Tobias Vogel in order to spread the Book of the Prophets.
1444 Mehmet ben Seliman is named heir to the Crescent Empire when he marries the daughter of the Sultan and becomes the first in a new dynastic line.
~ 1460 The well-known knight Bastion dies, so beginnning the Fall of Chivalry.
1473 The merchant guilds humble the king of Montaigne.
1501 A small Vesten village starves to death because their Jarl took their grain to feed his warriors. In responce, a trader named Inger Holmstrom calls a great gathering of the Vesten underclass. They agree to travel from the isles to learn about trading in order to improve their standard of living.
1513 The Villanova family force the rival family of Aldo Caligara to renounce their heritage and take the lesser name Caligari. They become bitter rivals.
1516 Inger Holmstrom forms a de facto council of the Vesten farming class ( carls ) and serfs ( thralls ), which effectively seizes political power from the Vesten warrior kings, many of who are away on raids.
1517, Octavus. Mattias Leiber posts his ninety-five questions in south Heilgrund, unintentionally beginning the Objectionist Movement. At the Diet of Castille Leiber is arrested for heresy, but escapes back to Eisen with the help of Imperator Franz II.
~ Ussura gives up on the shieldwall.
1527 An unsuccessful assassination attempt on Richard Lovaine by Henry IV, known as the "Bloody Boar", turns the nobles against the King leading to another civil war.
1528 The growing power of the merchant classes forces a change in name of the north islands to the nation of Vendel over the protest of many of its militant tribes.
1531 Defeat for Henry at the Battle of Bedgrane brings the Avalon civil war to an end, with Richard II taking the throne and launching an invasion of Inismore.
~ Richard II launches a fresh invasion of Inismore.
1541 The last Inish resistance is crushed leading to a new period of Avalon rule for the island nation.
1547 High King Eindridi Utterstrom dies to be replaced by the intolerant Ulf Hövsgaard, who challenges the Vendel council and questions their actions at every turn.
~ 1548 Vincenzo Caligari is born.
1552 - 1563 Cardinal Alfonso Ordunez plans and builds the island prison on la Palabra de Dios.
~ 1565 High King Hövsgaard dissapears following an argument with a powerful Vendel merchant. He is the last Vesten King to publically declare his crown.
1570 The Firework Dam incident. A group called the Rilisciare destroy a new dam being constructed by the King to create a fishing lake.
1571 A Crescent pirate fleet attacks the Vodacce island of Amozare and is defeated.
1574 The Seliman dynasty of Sultans ends and the Meklis Kabal'e chose the Muradin family to start a new line.
1587 Imperator Weiss III takes control of Eisen and forbids the persecution of Objectionists and so eases tensions in the nation.
1598 The Jenny's Guild is formed. The Explorer Society is founded by Cameron MacCormick.
~ 1600 The merchants of Vendel form into a number of Guilds that start to challenge the dominance in trade by the Vodacce.
1600 A revolt on la Palabra de Dios, now known as "la Bucca", kills ninety percent of the inmates and a third of the guards.
1608 The first microscopes are invented by an anonymous Vendel scholor.
1610 Church scholars led by Caspar Gallus finish their "map of the Interior of the Human Body".
~ Birth of Leon XIV of Montaigne.
1613 Plague threatens Castille. Methods of quarantine are developed, quickly ending the treat.
~ The majority of Théah abandons the short sword and buckler for lighter weapons.
~ Montaigne faith in the Vaticine Church declines.
1614 Richard IV becomes King of Avalon.
1622 Richard asks the Hierophant for permission to divorce his wife and is refused. In responce, Richard passes the Act of Supremacy so creating the new Church of Avalon with him as its head.
~ King Leon XIII of Montaigne dies. His wife and her lover, the Cardinal Maurice d'Argeneau, govern the nation for six years until Leon XIV comes of age. The young king is cruelly mistreated under their ministrations.
1627 Birth of Alcide Mondavi.
1628 Leon XIV turns eighteen. He immediately banishes his mother to exile in the country and dramatically reduces the influence of Cardinal d'Argeneau in court.
1631 King Leon marries his first wife, Estelle.
1632 Birth of Faulk Fischler.
1636-1666Imperator Weiss, a moderate in religious matters, dies. The new Imperator Riefenstahl is fanatically Vaticine. His religious policies ferment open revolt in the southern baronies and trigger thirty years of war in Eisen.
~ The Vendel League use the Eisen conflict to vastly expand their economic power. The Vodacce Princes finally realise the threat to their power and start a quiet economic war.
1637 Objectionist armies under General Stefano Wulf defeat Eisen Vaticines at the Last Battle of the Stein, breaking the absolute hold of the Vatacine's in northern Eisen.
1638 The "Gentleman Pirate" Philip Gosse retires to a hidden island paradise.
1639 Syrneth ruins are discovered in the Vodacce Mountains.
~ General Wulf retreats from the Stein, leaving the once mighty fortress in ruins.
~ Queen Estelle of Montaigne dies, having born Leon five daughters and no sons.
1640 Leon marries his second wife, princess Rosa Velasquez de Sandoval of Castille.
1643 Birth of Katerina Fischler.
1644 The Swordsman's Guild is founded.
1645 Queen Rosa Velasquez dies, having born Leon three daughters and again no sons. Relations between Montaigne and Castille sour considerably.
1648 The corsair Kheired-Din makes his first raids on western shores.
~ Birth of Dominique du Montaigne in the fall of the year.
1649 Eisen fisherman Faulk Fischler finds a dracheneisen vein near the Sudenlach and so is granted a Barony by Reifenstahl. The act further destabilises Eisen.
~ Birth of Ilya Nikolovich, son of Gaius Nikolai Nikolovich. At the child's birth, the Gaius tricks Matushka into promising that Ilya will become the next Gaius. The sucession of a noble breaks the age long tradition of the Gaius coming from the peasant class.
1650 The Inish rise up against the oppresive rule of "Iron" Queen Margaret.
1651 The O'Bannon returns once more and begins to lead the Inish against the Avalon rulers.
1652 Good King Sandoval is born.
1654 The death of Queen Margeret of Avalon leaves no clear line of sucession, giving rise to yet another civil war. The Highland Marches declare independance.
1656 Margaret's half-sister Elaine reappears with the Graal. The powers of Glamour are also restored to Avalon.
~ Jack O'Bannon calls for a cease-fire in the war against the Avalons.
~ Theah's first newspaper, the Steinhalt Gazette, is founded. With the coming of Niklaus Trague in 1664, it changes its name to the Freiburg Gazette.
~ Improved microscopes lead to the science of entomology, while the Inquisition's power grows in Castille.
~ Ilya Nikolovich sees a portrait of Katerina Fischler and is instantly smitten. Katerina travels to Ussura and agrees to marry the young boy when he comes of age. In exchange, her brother recieves a lucrative food-for-arms deal.
1657 The Royal Fraternity for Scientific Minds admits its first female member, Ravenhild Hibbot. The organisation then changes its name to the Royal Association.
1658 Elaine succeeds in uniting Avalon under her rule. Inismore and the Highland Marches swear allegiance to her, creating a Triple Kingdom of linked yet autonomous nations. She also moves the capital from Luthon to the newly restored Carleon.
~ First reported sightings of the Crimson Rogers.
~ Gaius Nikolai dies under mysterious circumstances and his son becomes the new leader. The boyars take the boy and torture him mercilessly for the next seven years, in an effort to break his will.
1659 Niklaus Trague discovers a dracheneisen mine in the mountains of Eisen. He asks for the ruins of the Stein as his barony.
~ Salvador Aldana, King of Castille orders the construction of an armada to sail against Avalon. The fleet is sunk by a large force of privateers under the general leadership of Jeremiah Berek.
~ A Castillian doctor writes the first medical description of typhoid fever.
1660 A pencil factory is built in Castille, marking the first use of mass-production.
1661 Avalon scientist Jeremy Cook writes "The Rational Chemist", denouncing alchemy and advocating Empiricism. The books causes a huge controversy and the Inquisition demands his death as a heretic.
~ Franz Deleboe publishes a new map of the body and denounces the humour theory of medicine. He is burned at the stake by the Inquisition, although they do not admit to their role until 1668.
1662 Jeremy Cook invents the air pump, but is killed by the Inquisition before he can reveal it to the public. A group of scholars calling themselves "The Invisible College" manage to save his notes.
~ Castillian scholar Maria Alverado uses a large ball of sulfur to generate a static charge.
1663 The current Sultan of the Crescent Empire is crowned as Timur Aslan Cihangir having been born in the auspicious presence of a new wolf cub.
1664 The guilder is introduced by the Vendel as a way of dominating Thean currency. The act escalates the unspoken trade war between Vendel and Vodacce.
~ Niklaus Trague completes repairs on the Stein. He renames it as the city of Freiburg in the hopes of attracting new trade.
~ Crown Prince Javier of Castille dissapears from the royal palace shortly before the death of his father.
~ King Leon of Montaigne declares himself a sorceror after 500 years of silence, and that all other practitioners will have safe haven within his borders.
~ Gaius Ilya escapes from his captors into the frozen wilderness around the city of Sladivgorod. He recieves a visit from the legendary Firebird, who shields him from the elements and allows him to survive.
~ High King Salvador Aldana de Sandoval of Castille dies.
1665 After months of debate, the Church crowns the thirteen year-old Salvador Bejarano de Sandoval as King of Castille. His church advisors deny him the due title Rex Castillium, severely hampering his power.
~ The first appearance of El Vago, who rescues a peasant girl named Lucinda Garcia from being burned at the stake.
~ El Vago joins Don Andres Aldana in defending Good King Sandoval from an assassination attempt.
~ Gaius Ilya comes of age and takes formal control of Ussura. He has the men who tortured him put to death and the chief persecutor fed to his own hounds.
~ The Crimson Rogers sinks the Highland Piper, an Avalon mercenary ship, near the Midnight Archipelago. Captain Bonnie McGee escapes the destruction and returns to port in a life boat. She is the only known survivor of an attack by the Rogers.
~ Several outbreaks of White Plague are noted in Avalon, Castille and parts of Montaigne. The disease passes before church scholars are able to diagnose the cause.
~ "Antonio", a Vodacce astronomer, discovers rotation periods of Guer and Re, while midwifery forceps are invented in Avalon.
~ The Luthon Weekly newspaper enters print.
1666 A weakened Eisen is invaded by Castille and Montaigne, leading Riefenstahl to cede land to the two rival nations at the Treay of Weissburg. This effectively ends the War of the Cross.
~ At the order of Cardinal Verdugo, a Church army attacks Montaigne but are repelled at Charouse by troops lead by a corporal named Montegue. In response to this action, King Leon declares himself l'Emperor and makes Montegue his High General, marrying him to his youngest daughter Dominique.
~ The Hierophant also dies this year under mysterious circumstances, shortly after the Montaigne Cardinal dissapears without trace. Without a Hierophant to guide them, the Inquisition rapidly gains power and research slows.
~ Castillian scholar Alvara Archiniega discovers the spectrum of light with a series of homemade prisms. The Inquisition attempt to hang him, but he is a skilled swordsman and defeats those sent to take him and escapes to the countryside.
~ Prisoners on the island of la Palabra de Dios stage a successful revolt and declare themselves as a sovereign nation known as the Brotherhood of the Coast.
1667 Montaigne begins to use a new weapon known as the 'grenade'.
~ Imperator Riefenstahl hangs himself, leaving the nation divided between the factionous Eisenfursten.
~ Under the orders of l'Emperor Leon, Montegue begins an invasion of Castille. The coastal fortress of Barcino is opened to the advancing army by betrayal of a local Don. The forces make fast progress down el Camino del Sol but are stopped by General Montoya and the recall of Montegue.
~ A Castillian bureaucrat named Diego Torres de Zepeda del Castillo debunks the medical quack Jaspar Wellfellow in a series of sharply-worded letters to a periodical.
~ Gjæving Asbjornsson stumbles into a mystic cave, which marks him as the new High King of the Vestenmannavnjar. He refused to acknowledge his position and tells no-one what has happened.
~ Spring. General Montegue launches an invasion of Castille, quickly seizing thje majority of Rancho Torres.
~ Late Summer. Montegue is recalled from Castille and ordered to begin an invasion of Ussura. He seizes the port city of Odyesse and marches slowly towards Pavtlow, moving forward despite Matushka's supernatural efforts to stop him.
~ Late Fall. Castille's General Montoya stops the Montaigne advance at La Muralla al Ultimo.
1668 The Inquisition announces they killed Franz Deleboe in 1661, having gained sufficient power to declare scientific experimentation to be heresy.
~ Secundus. Alvara Arciniega invents the reflecting telescope.
~ Wolffron von Hazel, a young Eisen composer, begins touring Montaigne seeking a patron.
~ Jeremiah Berek is apparently lost in a clash with Captain Reis of the dreaded Crimson Roger.
~ Corantine 1. Priests, druids and mystics throughout Theah are exposed to visions of the fabled island of Cabora.