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Recent History

Our game begins in the year 1211 RE (Regnal Era); the RE beginning with the revelation of the Redwood Throne. Before this time came the Truce Era (TE), wherein the world recovered from the Great War, which lasted for nearly 3000 years. Prior to that, the First Age, or Lithini Etos (LE or Stone Era), spanned some 5000 years or more, ending with the death of the Most Foul at Marath Suvla. A number of notable events have occurred in recent years which are common knowledge. It is reasonable that any PC would have some knowledge, or at least have heard of, any of the events below. Further, a PC may choose to have participated in many of the events listed below, with plot approval.

PC participation in Historical Events

In order to claim a role in a historical event, click the relevant link and read through the available roles (Usually shown as 'a warrior of Gaunt1', 'the guild historian 2', etc). You should then submit your role request to plot for approval, with some indication of how this works into your overall character history. Roles are available on a first come, first served basis, and will not be approved without at least a character name and draft history. PCs may claim a role in more than one event; the button cost is 0 for the first, 5 for the second, and 10 for the 3rd. When a role has been claimed, the page will be updated with the character name of the PC in the space where PC role1 had formerly been. You may, however, have been present at various historical events without claiming a named role; you must, however, mention these in your character history for plot approval.

As the game goes on, notable events elsewhere in the world will be added to this page. Players joining later in the campaign may claim roles in these or fill available slots in older events at the button costs listed above. A new posting or new names being filled in in events will usually be accompanied by a post on the Rule of Three Forums, and also be available on the Updates page.

Some roles in various historical events are implied, or not associated with a specific name for one reason or another. These roles are also open, please contact plot to inquire. A + beside any number indicates that more than one person of this type (the General's Guards1+, a number of scholars4+ ) are available, and may be claimed thusly by more than one PC-- good if you want to be part of a group on the sidelines of an event. Lastly, gendered pronouns for various roles are included for convienience only, and should not be considered a barrier to claiming a role.

Returned and Celestial players may take roles in events which take place after the Day of Legend, in 1211. Returned players may likewise claim roles in the Folklore and Fables of the era; as a way for modern folks to know their names, and also some of the remarkable and fantastic stories associated with them. These stories are a part of the Codex of Dust.

Celestial players can also claim roles Heaven's historical events, which are housed on the Celestial Forum of the Dust to Dust Board. A player may only get access to this forum after comitting to play a Celestial PC. The text of these events are considered part of the Celestial Culture Packet, and may not be shared with non-Celestial players. You may email d2d@ruleof3.net for more information.

    1214
    • The Matriarch and the Anti-Matriarch: Civil War in the Principalities -- Matriarch Donia I is inducted in Luzerne City, and Anti-Matriarch Milena II appears in Eastern Trempa, rending it into rebellion.
    • Salvation of the Tidal Clay Sept -- There have been tales of a band of Fallen Celestials, led by the Gauntish hero, Kimmernaq, who rescued a Sept holding from a nimori attack. More information to follow.
    • The Undying Hate is Dead -- Reports out of Marath Suvla and Maergin's Hold claim that the servant of the Most Foul known as Ylipo Varas, the Undying Hate, has been permanently destroyed.
    • Ghul Siege on Khaldun -- A concentrated attack of ghuls on the city of Khaldun is thwarted with the aid of Marrashi forces, the Demeyen Bishak, and Colonists from Marath Suvla.
    • Defeat of the Citadel -- the Citadel of Congealed Shade in the north of Oresund is utterly defeated, through the concerted efforts of the Colonists in Marath Suvla.
    • The Assassination of Patriarch Balduin III-- Patriarch Balduin III is assassinated in Luzerne City, amid numerous conflicting reports of exactly how, when, and where this occurred. Menewhile, the selection of a new Patriarch or Matriach suffers from further confusion and delay.
    • Winter News-- A collection of news and updates from the winter months between 1213 and 1214, by nation.
  • 1213
    • The Sack of Kelkheim-- The Emperor of the Principalities of Verdien leads an offensive against rebellious nobles in Brezha, with mixed results.
    • The Smiths, In Ashes-- A mysterious masked figure burns down the Smiths' Guildhall in the Hulder, killing many.
    • The Council of Fridlevur-- A council between leaders of Gaunt and Oresund ends in confusion, death, and widespread memory loss, leading to increased tensions between the two nations.
    • The Death of Lady Nimic-- The devastation of an Intuneric Patrol to Tiere-a-Tun.
    • Oakfast at Tanalassa-- A joint festival between the Iron Moon and the Glass River Companies in Athral Isle is interrupted by monster attacks.
  • 1212
    • The colonists of Marath Suvla celebrate Versteckte Wurst Tag in Chamneburg.(Principalities of Verdien)
    • The Battle of Fridlevur Bay-- The city of Fridlevur in Oresund comes under siege from an army of frozen dead. The combined force of the humans, celestials, and Returned halts them, though at a high cost. (Oresund)
    • The Taking of the Helga's Curse-- Sigmar captures a ship of rebels and forces them to fight to the death in exhibitions across Athral Isle. (Athral Isle)
    • Battle of Nezihe's River-- Major defeat for Caliphate forces in Troll Country. (Caliphate of Dusk)
    • Disappearance of the Guild Expedition to Petra's Hearth -- a ship of Guild forces disappears and washes up near Chamneburg. (Skattenmark, Principalities)
    • The Guild Forces Retreat from Petra's Hearth-- A delegation sent to investigate the dissappearance of the Guild expedition is forced to retreat from Petra's Hearth, with heavy losses. (Skattenmark, Principalities, Tarsikka, Oresunders)
    • The Diet of Tionna-- The Redwood Throne holds a Diet in the town of Tionna to determine the Doctrinal implications of the Celestials and the Returned, as well as other matters; the Patriarch publishes the Edict of Tionna. (No Open PC Roles, Principalities of Verdien)
    • Riots at New Aulesburg-- Riots break out in New Aulesburg, in Brezha, in response to the Edict of Tionna, and an altrication between a group including Celestials, and human mercenaries of the Lions of Brezha. (No open PC Roles, Principalities of Verdien)
    • Purge of Hemev-- Several Homunculi, rumored to be Krudrunis, are discovered and executed in a tiny hamlet in the Skattenmark.
    • Undead Raid on Little Loughton-- A fishing city on the Athral Coast is purported to have been raided by a mysterious longship in mid-November, leaving most of the town destroyed.
  • 1211
    • The Punishment of the Mountain Boar Sept-- The Mountain Boar Sept of House Risten is destroyed for breaking the Gauntish Amphictyony, in the course of a clan feud. (Gaunt)
    • The Day of Legend-- in Marath Suvla and other places, Celestials descend from Heaven and the Returned arise from the graves in which they've lain since the end of the Great War of the First Age. (Marath Suvla, worldwide)
    • The Battle of Koru Forest-- The Vekil of Orde Province, Sanay Arif, leads Caliphate forces and their allies against a number of Ghuls in Koru Forest, in the northern part of the Sultanate. **World Event #1, no PC roles** (Caliphate of Dusk, Akathia)
    • Expedition to the Shadow of the Hammer-- The Tundra Guard lead an expedition into Troll Country, and uncover an ancient library. **World Event #2, no PC roles** (Oresund)
  • 1210
    • The Battle of Sultan's Road-- The Demeyen Bishak, a group of Akathian Border guards, repel an incursion of Ghuls near Surmak, in the Caliphate of Dusk. (Caliphate of Dusk, Akathia) **all PC roles claimed**
    • Dr.Zannick Berger, a high-ranking member of the Physicker's Guild, is murdered with a Nemesis Weapon in the Hulder. (Principalities of Verdien)
    • Lord Soril's Hunt-- Lord Yasen Soril of Tarsikka hosts a Werewolf Hunt in County Torca, in which seven teams of hunters compete for a prize of silver. (Tarsikka)
  • 1209
    • The von Kruyer Duel decides a matter of honor in Luzerne City. (Principalities of Verdien)
    • The Jhalevi Collection, a huge assemblage of historical and ritual texts, is acquired by the library in Dunaldur in Oresund, amid contention. (International, Oresund)
    • The Winterlight Raid launched from Gaunt, rampages through the Margravate of Eisenmark before finally being stopped at the battle of Breckinholm. (Principalities and Gaunt)
  • 1208
  • 1207:
  • 1206:
  • 1205:
    • The Tower of Winter Rebellion forces Athral Alchemists to flee to the Hulder. (Athral Isle, Principalities)
    • The Rosenfeld Priory in the Margravate of the Skattenmark is nearly destroyed by a fire, provoking an investigation by the Redwood Throne. (Principalities of Verdien)
    • The killer known as the Copper Serpent becomes active. (Tarsikka)
    • Marrashi warriors first invade the Emirate of Rahaal. (Akathia)
  • 1204:
  • 1202:
  • 1201:
    • The Grand Dukes' War ends with the siege of Marronberg, destroying two ducal lines. (Principalities of Verdien)
  • 1199:
    • The Grand Dukes' War begins with the invasion of Eastern Trempa by Trayal. (Principalities of Verdien)
  • 1197:
    • Prince Auberic's Rebellion, also known as the Hulder Rising, ends in the capture of the last known Couraine heir. (Principalities, Athral Isle) -- Earliest event available for PC participation.
  • 1192:
    • The first appearance of the Red Candle Caravan, in the village of Bura Meyar in the Emirate of Rahaal.
  • 1190:
    • End of the Couraine dynasty on Athral Isle; Athral Isle is now under Gauntish rule.
  • 1188:
    • Demeyen Bishak, (the Knives of the Border), are established as a Border Guard vs. Ghuls across the Caliphate and the Emirate.
  • 1182:
    • Fall of Khodar-i-Gesh
  • 1170:
    • The Siege of Arad-Targa
  • 1139:
    • Ritualists expelled from the Imperial University.
    • The Silver Circlet of Tarsikka adds a fifth seat and becomes the Council of Silver.
  • 1109:
    • Beginning of Gaunt's invasion of Athral Isle
  • 1104:
    • Founding of Victor's Hall (The Agio's hall) in Athral Isle
  • 1080:
    • Patriarch Harman IV of the Redwood Throne issues the first writ of bondage, permitting a ritualist to own a homunculus within the Principalities.
  • 1072:
    • Founding of the Imperial University in Luzerne City
  • 1026:
    • The beginning of the Ehrensgard Schism within the Redwood Throne
  • 996:
    • The Principalities of Verdien annex the Skattenmark from Tarsikka
  • 991:
    • Haragand steals the Codex of the Hand of Creation
  • 903:
    • A large fleet of Gauntish ships invade Athral Isle. They were eventually defeated at the Battle of Malden Cliffs.
  • 885:
    • Atwin the Younger returns to Athral Isle to fight for the throne. Once again he loses, leading to his execution.
  • 882:
    • The War of Brothers ends in Tarsikka with the creation of the Silver Circlet. Tarsikka becomes an Oligarchy. The Silver Swordsmen tradition begins.
  • 880:
    • Athral Isle descends into civil war as Atwin the Younger fights Nirian for the throne. Atwin loses the war and is banished to the mainland.
  • 853:
    • The War of Brothers begins in Tarsikka.
  • 852:
    • Early Gauntish exploratory raids against Athral Isle. The Athral navy of King Theirian turns their fleet aside.
  • 851:
    • The Crawling War ends in Tarsikka.
  • 848:
    • The last king of Tarsikka dies.
  • 847:
    • The Crawling War begins in Tarsikka.
  • 835:
    • House Voluspa rises to power in Gaunt.
  • 734:
    • Collapse of Petra's Hearth
  • 701:
    • Founding of the Couraine dynasty in Athral Isle
  • 700:
  • 603:
    • End of the Hall of Seven Bones
  • 517:
    • Founding of the Hall of Seven Bones in Oresund
  • 236:
    • Missionaries from the Redwood Throne return to Gaunt and find it a settled nation.
  • 230:
    • Official Founding of the Principalities of Verdien, with the Redwood Throne as the state religion.
  • 218:
    • Reinmund von Trayal begins the rebellion that leads to Verdien independence from the Tarsikkan crown.
  • 107:
    • Emperor Havrid Targovishte I declares that Tharicia shall now be known as Tarsikka.
  • 75:
    • Longships from the west land on the shores of Gaunt.
  • 60:
    • Missionaries from the Redwood Throne enter Gaunt and find it uninhabited.
  • 1 RE:
    • The Redwood Throne is revealed and gains ascendence.