5000 PC – Birth of Gnomes
Distressed at the pride and haughtiness of his chosen, Reorx curses them, changing them into a short folk who burn with the need to create, yet can never be satisfied with their creations – the gnomes.
4350 PC – Graygem Released
A gnome is tricked by Hiddukel into stealing the Graygem from Lunitari. When the gnome loses his grip on the gem, the Graygem falls onto Krynn, bringing wild magic to the world. The Graygem begins crisscrossing Krynn, apparently without pattern. Everywhere the Graygem travels, it brings with it incredible changes. Flora, fauna, animals even some mortals are transformed by the Graygem's chaotic energies.
4100 PC – Hunt for the Graygem Begins
Seeing the havoc wreaked by the Graygem, Reorx calls together his gnomes, sending them upon a quest to retrieve the Graygem.
4000 PC – Rise of the House Silvanos
The elf Silvanos convenes the first Sinthal-Elish, the elven high council. Families unify, swearing allegiance to Silvanos, and decide to leave the ancestral home of the elves to build their own nation.
3951 PC – Graygem of Gargath
A ruler named Gargath is given the ability by the gods to Balance to capture the Graygem, binding it between two god-gems. The gnomes demand the return of “their” Graygem; when Gargath refuses, the gnomes lay siege upon Gargath's keep. The gnomes eventually succeed in breaching the keep, but when they attempted to seize the Graygem, a bright gray light fills the area. When the light fades, those gnomes who had been curious about the gem are transformed into kender, while those who lusted after the gem are transformed into dwarves. The Graygem continues on its erratic course across Ansalon.
3900-3550 PC – First Dragon War
The forest selected by the elven king Silvanos and his followers is the home of the children of the first chromatic dragons. The dragons and elves fight fiercely – the dragons to defend their home, the elves to claim a new land. Secretly, the deities of magic give the elves five stones, which are used to capture the spirits of the first dragons and grant the elves victory. The dragon stones are buried deep in the Khalkist Mountains. When the other gods discover the actions of the deities of magic, the latter are punished for their interference. The gods of magic quietly accept their punishment, their plans still in motion.
3434 PC – Creation of the Sea Elves
The Graygem wanders along the coastline of southern Ansalon, transforming two houses of Silvanesti elves into sea elves. The Dargonesti and Dimernesti are born.
3152-2900 PC – Kal-Thax Built
To escape the Graygem's chaos, dwarves become miners, building their first kingdom, Kal-Thax. While its location will eventually become lost, dwarves continue to use the term kal-thax to refer any ruins found in limestone caves.
3012 PC – Arrival of the Minotaurs
The first Minotaurs appear on Ansalon, landing upon the northeastern shores. They build Mithandrus, Land of the Bulls. Not soon after, the minotaurs are enslaved by the dwarves of Kal-Thax as the two nations expand into one another.
2800 PC – Thorin Delved
A dispute in Kal-Thax cuases a group of dwarves to leave the city, founding a second dwarven nation in the Khalkist Mountains. This nation is named Thorin. Strangely, Kal-Thax is sealed at the same time, causing rumors to arise of dark horror occurring in the land. None are allowed entry back into Kal-Thax.
2799 PC – Minotaurs Rebuild Their Kingdom
Escaping the slavery of the dwarves, minotaurs return to their kingdom, renaming it in honor of the one who led them in rebellion Ambeoutin.
2750 PC – Balifor Founded
Balif, a kender hero and close friend of the elven king Silvanos, leaves Silvanost, traveling across the bay to establish a city for his own people. The city is named Balif in honor of its founder, who dies shortly thereafter.
2735 PC – Minotaur Kingdom Divided
The twin sons of Ambeoutin, the minotaur king, face each other in ritual combat to determine the heir to the throne. When the batle is decalred a draw the minotaur kingdom is divided into two realms, one for each son – Mithas and Kothas
2710 PC – Dragon Stones Discovered
The dwarves find the five magical dragon stones that the elves had buried deep in the Khalkist Mountains after the First Dragon War. Their experience with the Graygem fills them with loathing for magic, so they return the stones to the surface, not realizing what they are unleashing.
2692-2645 PC – Second Dragon War
Their spirits released, the five first dragons regain their physical forms and strike at the elven nation of Silvanesti with armies of lizard people. Three mages order the ground to swallow the dragons. Though the beasts fall, thousands die as a result of magic running wild and causing catastrophes across the continent. In desperation, the three mages call upon the deities of magic, who had been waiting for such an occurrence. Knowing that magic would continue to run wild unless people are taught how to properly wield it, the gods of magic sweep the three mages and their tower into the Beyond, where the deities teach the mages the way of high sorcery.
2645-2550 PC – Magic Defends Itself
The lost mages create laws to govern three Orders of High Sorcery, guiding others to build bastions of magic where these laws could be taught – the Towers of High Sorcery.
Ashamed at causing the Second Dragon War, dwarves withdraw into Thorin.
2600 PC – Rise of Ergoth
Ackal Ergot unites the Khalkist barbarians to build kingdoms. They found the nation of Ergoth with booty gained from pillaging.
the second kender nation is founded when a kender clan is trapped in the first floating citadel, which crashes against the Sentinel Mountains. The kender name their kingdom “High” (for the citadel when it flew) “Low” (for when the citadel crashed). The name has since been shortened to Hylo.
2515 PC – Death of Silvanos
Silvanos, founder of the elven kingdom of Silvanesti, dies and is buried in a crystal tomb. His son, Sithel, takes command and orders the construction of a tower, the Palace of Quinari, in memory of his father.
2308 PC – Sithas and Kith-Kanan Born
The elven king Sithel has twin sons: Sithas (the elder of the two) and Kith-Kanan.
2192-2140 PC – Kinslayer War
The elven king Sithel is mysteriously killed, apparently by humans hunting on Silvanesti's western border. His son Sithas declares war on the human empire of Ergoth. Elves try to drive humans from heir borders, while humans resist fiercely. Half-elves take sides, brother fighting sister. Kith-Kanan leads the elven effort, eventually helping to negotiate a truce.
2150-2000 PC – Thorbardin Delved
The Hylar dwarves migrate from their home of Thorin to the southern Kharolis Mountains, to delve new a home near what was thought to be the site of Kal-Thax. This new site is named Thorbardin. Thorin, in decline after its isolation and a failed human invasion, is henceforth known as Thoradin, meaning “Lost Hope” or “Lost Home”.
2140-2100 PC – Silvanesti Sunders
Western elves, ashamed of the bloodshed between elves and humans, sue for social change and declare their independence, led by Kith-Kanan. Sithas grants land to Kith-Kanan and his followers.
2128-2073 PC – Bright Horizon Founded
Humans seeking to escape the War of the Mountain raging across Ergoth set sail, looking for the Dragon Isles. A strange storm causes their ship, the Bright Horizon, to crash in a cove in Northern Ansalon. This cover serves as a refuge for pirates, who strike a deal with the shipwrecked inhabitants to build a town where pirates, smugglers, and the like can find a safe port.
2072 PC – Hammer of Honor Forged
Thorbardin dwarves forge a replica of the hammer of Reorx, presenting it to Ergoth as a peace offering. Annual passage of the hammer among nations reinforces the terms of the Swordsheath Scroll peace treaty.
2050-2030 PC – The Great March
Western elves migrate to the new homeland of Qualinesti.