child_m.gif (3208 bytes)elestar Chronology

A BRIEF HISTORY

Belestar was, until half-way through the fourth age, an Elven territory, and part of the great Edhelnore kingdom. However, the harsh climate, unsavory geography and dangerous wildlife ensured that it was never densely populated. The Elves maintained it purely for hunting and for the unique flora the region yielded.

During the fourth age a new group arrived in Belestar- The Vultani. The Vultani were a Morrim race and stemmed from the same tribe which eventually created the Kerin’thia. They arrived in great ships from the south, a few at first. The Elves allowed them to settle, as they were few and they stuck mainly to the coasts. Slowly, however, more and more ships and colonists arrived, wanting a foothold in this rich land. The Vultani proved to be vicious hunters and, worse for the Elves, the destroyed acres of jungle to provide wood for their longships.

The Elves took counsel, and decided to remove the ‘parasitic’ Vultani’ from their lands. Queen Melwen was sceptical about war, but realized that the destruction could well continue all the way to Emynost unless checked. A small war ensued, but the Elves underestimated the Vultani's love of war, and they were defeated. The Vultani captured and razed the elven fortress of El-Nora and the cities of Vanalia and Silme.

With this defeat, the Elves renewed their attack, this time more aggressive. Such was the fury of the elves that several Vultani tribes were completely wiped out. Melwen quickly stepped in to stop the complete massacre of the Vultani people. Peace-talks ensued, and a treaty was signed. The Treaty of Isalmar granted the plains and coasts of Belestar to the Vultani, and kept the jungles for the Elves. For a time the two races lived in relative peace, although many elves slowly began to leave the region.

NB: For more information on Belestar in the early ages, see EDHELNORE

TIMELINE

3 The Elven lord Palorme leaves the Isle of Myll on urgent business to the south. He never returns.

3-130 Palorme’s former slaves, the Pachacaca, begin to breed and multiply. A primitive culture develops on the island.

12 The last Vultani ship arrives in Belestar.

12-125 The Vultani spread north and west, slowly occupying more and more of Belestar.

c. 50 Several Ursani tribes from the southern islands take to the sea, eventually becoming the Kerin'thia.

125 Arandor founded by Parzifans in Iaurdor. Many Ursani are defeated by the Ronadorans, and flee east, into Belestar.

125-350 Constant wars between the newly-arrived Ursani and the Vultani. The Vultani lose a lot of territory and most are confined beyond the Bonn river.

131 The Pachacaca begin to outgrow the island. There is a mass exodus to the mainland, via swimming and rafts.

131-635 The Pachacaca spread throughout the Coxoh-Chu swamp, founding many cities. They avoid the forests, which they fear. Several tribes war with each other for dominance. There is little contact with the humans and elves of Belestar, save for a few skirmishes.

145 General Karik of Rhutalath pushes more Ursani Morrim back beyond the River Foal.

161 Trade starts with the between Rhutalath and Edhelnore. Queen Melwen sends aid against the southern Morrim.

164 Official alliance of Edhelnore and Ronador.

168-271 Ronador's Golden age. Many new towns are established.

263 Atlantea is discovered.

270 Ronador refuses to join the Atlantean Coalition, preferring its own 'superior' rule.

271 Ronador is forced to leave the nation of Arandor. It renames itself Rhutalath.

343 Atlanteans arrive on Belestar. A mining colony is established: rolmor colony.

345 War between the Atlantean colonists and the Lamba Vultani tribe.

350 After a few skirmishes the Altlanteans and the Vultani sign a treaty. The Atlanteans offer support against the Ursani in return for territorial and colony rights in Belestar.

350- The Vultani reclaim a lot of land from the Ursani, with Atlantean aid. The Ursani are eventually pushed back to the Pampa river.

351 Belestar becomes an unofficial Imperial colony.

352 The harbour fortress of Fort Belestar is established by the Imperials as a base.

419 War between the Vultani tribes of Chagu and Kerna. The Kerna are slaughtered and destroyed.

422 The Atlanteans offer Belestar to Rhutalath, in return for them joining the empire. The Rhutalathians refuse.

422- The Atlanteans, who only procured Belestar as a bribe for the Rhutalathians, slowly begin to neglect it. Tradeships arrive frequently, but few colonists. It exists as an Imperial Colony until present day, but is mostly neglected, except for its small trade and by the native Imperials.

458-461 War between the Vultani tribes of Lamba and Dress. The Dress are destroyed.

465 Arandor splits due to internal conflict. Rhutalath is the most powerful of the Parzifan nations.

546-548 War between the Benu and the Chagu. The Benu are almost defeated, but the Elves of Manalda intervene, and save them.

548 A strong friendship develops between the Vultani Benu and the elves of Manalda.

580 The Imperials found another colony, Gerios, in the guatavita Hills.

601 Hengola is born, a result of the union between an Elf and a tribes-woman from Benu. The Vultani believe Hengola is a demon, due to her ears, and leave her in the jungle to die. She is found by a Lizard-Centaur named Mostrassu, who raises her.

615 Hengola returns to her people, but she is scorned and chased away. She is accepted by the Manalda Elves, though she feels an outcast.

616-633 Hengola wanders Belestar, a hermit. For a time she remains in the ruins of El-Nora, learning magic and lore from the books. She begins to explore and learn, occasionally meeting with Mostrassu, her only family.

620 War between the Vultani tribes of Mbundu and Mbin. The Mbin are destroyed.

633 Hengola arrives in Ixia. She arrives on the holy-day of Ki-Pacha, and the Pachacaca believe she is the returned Palorme. The lizardmen declare her ‘Goddess.’

634-635 Small wars between those tribes who accept Hengola (now renamed Pachunama) and those who don’t. Within two years she controls all the Lizard-Men tribes. She vows to get revenge on the Vultani for spurning her.

635-710 Pachanama sends the lizardmen against the Vultani, who she tells them are ‘demons’ from the Dreamworld. The Pachacaca have a few successes, but are mainly defeated.

640-666 Bloody war between the Bengi and the Minb. The Minb are destroyed

710 The Pachacaca form a mass assault against Benu, the tribe of Pachanama. They are completely destroyed and slaughtered.

712 The Vultani tribes of Chagu and Borah unite and attack the Pachacaca garrison of Trya-Chuma. The lizardmen are slaughtered. Pachunama, content with her revenge on her people, withdraws the lizardmen beyond the jungle, to their home-swamps.

712-1474 Pachunama slowly builds more Lizardmen armies, and trains them. She also begins to teach the Izmec in the ways of magic. She is slowly biding her time in the way only an immortal can. She names her territory the Pachacaca Dominion.

713 The Chagu form the Behru-Maki, elite warriors, veterans of the Lizardman wars.

720 The tribes of Nanh and Pamh go to war. The Pamh are destroyed. The weakened Namh are attacked by the Ursani and slaughtered.

721 Chief Aeska, of the Murr Tribe is disturbed by the frequent tribal wars, and the slaughter of the Namh by the Ursani. Inspired by the recent alliance between the Chagu and Borah, she attempts to unite the tribes.

721-724 Chief Aeska travels to the tribes to unite them. A few tribes listen to her, but most refuse. The Bonnul become openly aggressive and attack her tribe.

724 Lord Neos of Fort Belestar openly declares his support for Aeska as chief. He officially endorses her and offers assistance and weapons to help her unite the tribes.

725 The Imperials move into Murr, and help build fortifications and train the tribespeople. Lady Rowenna of the Elves helps establish a treaty. The town eventually becomes known as Angletown, a union between the two powers.

725- 755 War by Murr against the rest of the tribes. Each chief yields to Aeska one by one.

755 The last tribe, Bahati, surrenders.

756 The united tribes unite against the Ursani, and attack Moram, in a show of unity. Moram is destroyed. An official tribal treaty is pledged at Moram’s Rocks. The Tribal Union of Belestar is established. Each tribe is given autonomy, but is not allowed to attack other tribes, and must assist them in war. An aging Aeska is crowned ‘Queen’ by Lord Neos and Lady Rowenna.

756-801 The Ursani are confined to the Pampa valley and the surrounding region. They begin to look west for new territory. A few small battles are fought in Rhutalath to try and gain more ground. They are defeated.

756-775 Mobol, leader of the Behru-Maki, travels to the other eastern tribes and trains other groups, in case of another Pachacaca attack.

762 Aeska dies. She is succeeded by her daughter, Haeska, after Haeska duels and defeats the other contenders.

801 The Morrim tribes ask the Imperials for aid. They are refused. In mockery of the Tribal Union, they form the Ursani Union; this is merely a mutual protection pact and their mistrust of each other renders it more or less useless.

885 Kalnus is born in Mersula, in the Holy-Lands.

890 The Daenor Empire is founded.

902 Holy lands discovered by Danro Elgara, of Rhutalath.

904 Elves give up holy lands to Rhutalathians.

920 The Elfdeath are established by Lord Grilas Kemlar, in Rhutalath. Battle of the Dru. Fort Dru, in Mantos, is attacked by Elves, and its inhabitants slaughtered. Battle of Feyblood- thousands of Elves are forced to flee back to the homeland.

943 Grey religion captures the Holy Lands. Khanusans lose, due to stretched forces. All Nations besiege them.

946-950 War between the Rhutalathians and the Elves. Thousands of Elves are captured and executed. The Tribal Union send a small contingent north, to assist the Elves, but are defeated.

949 Rulf Bor of the Elf-Death, establishes the Fey-Stalkers. Julana, in Rhutalath, becomes Huanor.

993 The Elf-Death are moved north to the Elven border, at Huana. The Harlan Peninsula is taken over by the Inquisition.

1010-1023 Second Elven War. The Elf-Death and the Knights of the Blood attempt to destroy Edhelnore. The Union of Tribes once again helps the Elves. The Rhutalathians are beaten back by sorcery, after destroying several Eleven towns.

1022 Rhutalathians reach as far as Emynost, but are defeated by Eagle-riders. They retreat to the border, although many small raids occur.

1024 The Rhutalathians, furious at the Union of Tribes, beseeches the Atlantean Empire to let them enter Belestar and attack them. The Empire refuses. The Rhutalathian diplomats and traders are forced to leave Fort Belestar.

1196-1210 Second Dark War.

1256 Second Holy War. The Khanusan capture the waters. The Rhutalathians are allowed back into Fort Belestar.

1256-1300 The Imperial fortress of Belestar is expanded, to facilitate more troops, in case of another Holy War.

1301 Loria and Kelvu are born unto Lady Rowenna

1350-1380 Loria lives with the Gallu Elves, and learns combat and hunting.

1378-1400 Third Dark War. Loria joins the Elven Army.

1437 Kariadni is born to Queen Chamaga, the result of being raped.

1440 Kalham Mabb is born in Meric

1448 Horsatia is born to Queen Chamaga.

1458 Kalham Mabb becomes high Chief.

1460 Chamaga dies of the plague. Horsatia beats Kariadni in combat and becomes queen. Kariadni goes west and lives in Meric with the Ursani.

1464 Third Holy War. Star-lords defeat Inquisitors and Knights of the Blood in bloody battle. High Priestess Giliana claims them for all Tolton religions. She allows the Khanusan access, too.

1473 The Death Queen killed by The Company of the Sword. Kalham Mabb signs a deal with the Elf-Death

1474 The Khanusan expansion. Representatives are sent to convert Ardadain and Malidor. Little effect.

Pachunama finally unleashes an attack. The two Vultani tribes of Kebu and Muma are slaughtered, in the eastern eaves of the jungle. Only a few members survive.

1475 The Pachacaca capture and take-over the tribe of Tez. Queen Horsatia begnis to mobilize the tribes for a war against the lizardmen.