The Ages of Aethis

The First Age: The Time of Creation

  • The longest age with no known written histories.
  • The Prime Material World of Aethis, the Primary Planes and the Elemental Lords are formed.
  • The Divine and Arcane are called into existence.
  • The Tetrachy Gods and Arcane Spheres are formed.
  • The Draconic Gods and True Dragons are formed.

The Second Age: The Days of the Elder Races

  • The gods Barraine, Delhm Mortorke, Kagarath, Qualmno, Stellar, Vaugh’han, and Yllimarin are born.
  • The Dwarves, Elves, Giants, and Taxil are born.
  • The division of Sun and Moon Elves occurs.
  • The Dwarves discover the Runes.
  • The division of Wood Elves occurs.
  • The First War of Elders: The Blood Conflict, occurs between the Elves and the Taxil.
  • The Second War of Elders: The Arcana Conflict, occurs between the Elves and Dwarves.
  • The division of Wild Elves occurs.
  • The Third War of Elders: The Runeforge Conflict, occurs between the Giants and Dwarves.
  • Kagarath is imprisoned.
  • The Gnomes are created.
  • The Fourth War of Elders: The Great Tragedy, occurs between the Elves and Taxil.
    • The First Alliance of Dwarves and Elves against the Taxil begins.
    • The First Alliance fails.
    • The Second Alliance of Dwarves and Elves against the Taxil begins.
    • The True Taxil are banished and the Lesser Taxil are forever cursed.

  • The Prime Humans are created.
  • The Higher and Lower Planes are connected to the Prime Material.
  • Division of Hell (Devils) and Abyss (Demons).
  • The War of the Planes occurs between the Lower and Upper Planes.
    • Has little effect on the Prime Material.

The Third Age: The Quickening of Aethis

  • The Humans learn to use arcana.
  • The Orcs, Halflings and other minor races are created.
  • The Humans begin to expand rapidly.
  • The Prime Humans are forgotten.
  • The Higher and Lower Planes begin to take interest in Aethis, especially the mortal races.
  • Humans start becoming dominant race on Aethis, human Kingdoms are born.
  • Divison of Celestia (Archons) and Heaven (Angels).
  • The War of the Red Dawn occurs in Hell between Ballochvoran and his three High Generals.
    • Asmodeus, Mephistopholes and Baalzebul betray Ballochvoran.
    • The three High Generals declare Demons as lower slave beings.
    • The infernal civil war spills over into the Prime Material Plane.
    • The Heavens become involved.
    • The Archons petition the gods for balance on the Prime Material.
    • Asmodeus, Mephistopholes, and Baalzebul are victorious over Ballochvoran and he is banished to a void plane where he is trapped forever.
    • After a brief power struggle, the Nine Lords of Hell are placed into power.
    • The Wars of Hatred begin between the Devils and Demons.

  • The First Coalition of the Gods occurs and they create the Barrier of Balance.
  • Humans lose faith in gods and higher planes and begin delving more into the arcane.
  • The gods Mklerth, Raithure and Therrin are born.

The Fourth Age: The Reign of Phyre

  • The golden dragon Asharyyx ascends into godhood.
  • The Mages of Phyre are convened.
  • The nations of Unas and Usan are created, all non magic users are banished.
  • The Twin Cities declare Magocracy
  • The human King Marek III of Ak-Tor-Lak declares the gods obsolete.
  • Ak-Tor-Lak is declared a godless state and the gods forbid their clerics to travel there.
  • The first Paladins of Ironos are inducted into service.
  • The Council of Phyre claim ownership of all land outside the borders of known countries.
  • The Council of Phyre place a diplomat in every recognized human country.
  • The Mage of Phyre, Malcav, becomes Grand Emperor of Unas and Usan and declares it the centre of all Arcana.
  • The Council of Phyre declares that all mages are to be registered and trained by them alone.
  • The Council of Phyre create a United Governance of Aethis, membership optional.
  • An unauthorized magical experiment goes horribly wrong in Zumpt, the Council of Phyre declares that membership to the UGA is mandatory.
  • The Council of Phyre decrees that all countries within the UGA are now provinces of Phyre.
  • The War of Phyre begins.
    • The Mages of Phyre divide into two groups, the Loyalists favour an Aethis-wide Magocracy and the Revolutionists favour neutrality and support national sovereignty.
    • Aethis-wide war breaks out.
    • The Revolutionists win.
    • The Council of Phyre is dissolved and the Tower of Phyre is sealed.

  • The god Asharyyx dissapears.

The Sixth Age: The Age of Mortals

  • The former Mage of Phyre, Malik Sejul, breaks the barrier between life and death.
    • Necromancy and the Living Dead come into existence.
    • Darkness falls on the world.
    • The paladin Balan of Theor returns as an agent of Malik Sejul.
    • Balan hunts down and kills every paladin of Ironos.
    • The Golden Shields of Aethis initiate the second Coalition of the Gods.
    • The Barrier of Balance is removed.
    • The Golden Shields of Aethis enlist the help of the gods and defeat Malik Sejul, but die in the process.

  • The Maiming of Aethis, the second permanent scar on the world, occurs when the largest continent is ripped open after the defeat of Malik Sejul.

The Ages of Aethis

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