The Chronicle of Years to Come was a book in four volumes[1] written by Maglas prior to 902 DR[note 1] which contained cryptic prophecies and was translated by Sammaster.[2] The original was in the holdings at Candlekeep.[1]

Sammaster interpreted these prophecies to predict that Faerûn would eventually be ruled by undead dragons, and formed the Cult of the Dragon, with the aspiration of creating dracoliches for this purpose. It also led to his writing the Tome of the Dragon.[2]


The same passage from the book has been translated differently by different sages. Elminster translated the passage as:

And naught will be left save shattered thrones, with no rulers but the dead. Dragons shall rule the world entire, and…

The same passage was translated by Sammaster as:

And naught will be left save shattered thrones with no rulers. But the dead dragons shall rule the world entire, and…




  1. Since the Cult of the Dragon created its first dracolich in 902 DR, the publication of the book must have preceded this date.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Steven E. Schend (2000-11-29). The Candlekeep Collection. Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2009-06-04. Retrieved on 2017-09-25.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sean K. Reynolds, Jason Carl (November 2001). Lords of Darkness. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 18. ISBN 0-7869-1989-2.
  3. Dale Donovan (January 1998). Cult of the Dragon. (TSR, Inc), p. 5. ISBN 0-7869-0709-6.