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Period lasted from 30,000 DR to -24000 DR, powerful empires of creator races disappear from the face of the earth and their land occupied Dragons and Giants. Constant war for land in hegemony on Faerun lead to the creation of great kingdoms and empires.[1]

TimelineEdit

-30000 DR

  • Start Of The Dawn Ages/The Time Of Dragons: Dragons and giants rule Toril at this time; elves and dwarves settle in small but growing communities all over Faerûn. The dwarves overthrow the giants and start their empires. Toward the end of this time, the elves start doing the same against the dragon overlords of this era. This age draws to an abrupt close with The Sundering.[2]
  • Fall of the Aearee Empires.[3]
  • The first dragons begin spreading across Faerûn. They soon establish the realms of Argissthilliax, Caesinmalsvir, Darastriverthicha and Tharkrixghontix.[4][1]

c. -29500 DR

  • Within a few centuries of their arrival on Faerûn, after some of the dragons reached maturity, the giants recognized the great reptiles as powerful and cunning interlopers who threatened their very existence. Soon open warfare rages between giant and dragonkind with the rich resources of Faerûn awaiting the victor.[5][4]

c. -28000 DR

c. -26000 DR

  • Othea, mother of giantkind, pursues a series of unsatisfying affairs with various powers such as Vaprak, father of the ogre race.[6][5]

c. -25500 DR

  • Othea begins an affair with Ulutiu, a minor sea god of the Savage Frontier. The union of Othea and Ulutiu ultimately produces four sons: firbolg, verbeeg, voadkyn, and fomorian.[6][5]

c. -25000 DR

  • Ostoria reaches a truce with dragonkind and the Reign of Giants comes to an end. Ostoria has shrunk to only a shadow of its former self. The Colossal Kingdom now occupies only the northernmost edge of Faerûn (present day Great Glacier and the Cold Lands).[3][5]
  • Draconic legends first speak of Ironfang Keep, a stronghold built on the cliffs of the White River, overlooking the Dragons’ Sea.[2][7]

c. -24500 DR

  • Elf survivors of the Kingdom of Tintageer (Kingdom of Faerie) summon the power of elvish High Magic and escape from Faerie to Toril.[8] The Tintageer defeat a great red wyrm Mahatnartorian, Master of the Mountains, and found the first elven nation on Faerûn.[9]

c. -24400 DR

Preceded by
Days of Thunder[1]
Dawn Ages[1]
-30000 DR[1] to -24000 DR[1]
Succeeded by
First Flowering[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms, p. 8. Wizards of the CoastISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Steven E. Schend and Kevin Melka (1998). Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves. TSR, IncISBN 0-7069-0761-4.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd, Darrin Drader (July 2004). Serpent Kingdoms. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-3277-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Ray Winninger (August 1995). Giantcraft. TSR, IncISBN 0-7869-0163-2.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Eric L. Boyd (1997). Powers and Pantheons. TSR, IncISBN 0-7869-0657-X.
  7. John Terra (February 1995). The Moonsea (boxed set). TSR, IncISBN 978-0786900923.
  8. Elaine Cunningham (1999). Evermeet: Island of Elves (Mass Market Paperback), p. 93-96. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-1354-1.
  9. Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn, p. 7. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  10. Elaine Cunningham (1999). Evermeet: Island of Elves (Mass Market Paperback), p. 140-156. Wizards of the CoastISBN 0-7869-1354-1.
  11. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms, p. 10. Wizards of the CoastISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.

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