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Timeline of Wesnothian History

Historian's notes: Portions of entries surrounded by parentheses and containing a question mark are assumed or unconfirmed information: for instance, "BLAH BLABITY BLAH ( the king of the BLAH ?)". Also, BW=before wesnoth, YW=years wesnoth. They function the same way as BC and AD do in our timekeeping system.

Prehistory - 20 YW: The Founding of Wesnoth

  • Birth of the world.
  • Elves and Dwarves inhabit the Great Continent.
  • Humans inhabit the distant West.
  • Haldric's people colonise the Green Isle from a continent further to the west.
  • 200 BW:
    • The Lich-Lords arrive on the Green Isle after losing a war in the distant West.
    • After a long war Haldric's people come to dominate the Green Isle.
    • The 'Wesfolk' and their Lich-Lords are pushed onto marginal lands.
  • 12 BW:
    • The Great Continent is discovered by the Crown Prince of Southbay.
  • 11-7 BW:
    • The Crown Prince makes several voyages between the Green Isle and the Great Continent.
  • 6 BW:
    • After these voyages the Great Continent, the elder Crown Prince falls ill and dies
    • His younger brother is implicated in a plot to kill him.
    • As a distraction the younger Prince starts a war with the Wesfolk and their Lich-Lords.
    • The Lich-Lords sense they will be destroyed and open gates to the homeland of the Orcs in the West.
  • 6-2 BW:
    • The Green Isle is overrun with Orcs.
    • The Wesfolk desert their Lich-Lords as they fear becoming prey for the Orcs.
    • Prince Haldric leads the evacuation of the survivors to the Great Continent.
  • 1 BW:
    • Human settlers, led by Prince Haldric, arrive at the Great Continent in large numbers.
    • Humans arrive in the middle of a simmering dispute between the Elves and Dwarves.
    • The Elves and Dwarves are distrustful of humans, and there is a small skirmish.
    • Messengers from Wesmere Forest come and ask Haldric to come before the Ka'lian.
    • Prince Haldric asks the Four Elvish Lords (Dionli, Logalmier, Aryad, and El'Isomithir) for help and land.
    • They set before him four quests to prove his worth, which he completes.
  • 0 YW:
    • Haldric is granted the plains north and south of the Great River.
    • Haldric agrees to a Pact of Mutual Defence with the Elves.
    • Haldric founds the country of Wesnoth in these lands.
    • Reign of Haldric I begins.
  • 1 YW:
    • Orcs, following the ships fleeing from the Green Isle, begin to arrive on the Great Continent.
    • These Orcs are defeated by Haldric's forces.
    • Some of the Orcish survivors flee back to the Green Isle, others move to attack the Elves.
    • King Haldric helps the Elves fight the surviving Orcs.
  • 7 YW:
    • A second wave of Orcs arrive from the Green Isle; these Orcs start claiming large portions of the Great Continent for

themselves.

    • Haldric I dishonors the Pact he spoke with the Elves and refuses to give aid.
  • 8-10 YW:
    • Many Elves are killed in battle by the Orcs.
    • Elvish emissaries are turned away from Wesnoth.
  • 11 YW:
    • Orcs fail to take the Wesmere Forest and instead march against the farmlands of Wesnoth.
    • Elves refuse to aid the Humans in confronting the Orcs.
    • Orcs attack the lands north of the great river from the mountains, then owned by Wesnoth.
    • Humans are forced back to the great river and are able to hold it against Orcish attacks.
  • 20 YW:
    • Haldric I dies.
    • Haldric II ascends to the throne.
    • King Haldric II allows emissaries of the Elves to return to Wesnoth.
  • 23 YW:
    • Haldric sends General Aldar west with a portion of the Wesnoth army, to aid the Elves.
    • The Orcs in the eastern lands are defeated.


20-130 YW: The Taming of the Wild

  • Alternate History Regarding the Sceptre of Fire
  • 25 YW:
    • Haldric II commissions a dwarven tribe to build the Sceptre and recieve the ruby from Haldric II.
    • Elves attack the dwarves as Haldric II is giving them the ruby.
  • 25-32 YW:
    • The dwarves gather materials to make the sceptre.
  • 33 YW:
    • The dwarves, searching for supplies, attack another dwarvish clan, the Shorbears.
    • Elves siege the citadel of the Dwarves.
  • 35 YW:
    • The dwarves break the siege and head underground, into the depths of the volcano where Khrakrahs the Dragon lives.
    • The dwarves fortify their position inside the caves and create the sceptre.
    • The volcano erupts, killing the dwarves and the elves who followed them.
    • A human messenger escapes to report to Haldric II that the Sceptre was created.
  • End Alternate History
  • 122 YW:
    • City of Elensefar is sacked by orcs.
    • Meneldur, a sailor of Elensefar, sets out on a quest to regain the city.
  • 123 YW:
    • Elensefar is retaken by Meneldur along with Undead from the Green Isle.
    • Elensefar becomes an independent city-state for the first time.

200-350 YW: The Golden Age of Wesnoth

  • 230 YW:
    • The wizards of Wesnoth construct the massive fortress Halstead to protect the west.
    • Elensefar is united with the Kingdom of Wesnoth.
  • 250 YW:
    • Urug-Telfar attacks the lake atop mount Eregonor and pillages the surounding areas.
    • The Elvish Heroes Kalenz and Glatrid are sent to defeat Urug-Telfar.
    • Kalenz and Glatrid are successful in destroying the encamped Orcish forces.
  • 350 YW:
    • Fractioning of kingdom caused by death of Haldric IV.
    • Elensefar remains a province of Wesnoth but exerts increasing independence due to isolation.
    • Treaty between lord of Elensefar and king of Wesnoth signed.

350-440 YW: The First Dark Age of Wesnoth

440-530 YW: The Turmoil of Asheviere

  • 440 YW:
    • Garard I becomes king of Wesnoth.
  • 442 YW:
    • Dark hordes of undead are reported in the plains of the East, terrorising the inhabitants.
    • Garard sends a battle group to defeat the undead.
    • Soldiers return from the battle reporting a crushing defeat.
    • Garard asks the council of mages for help and is advised to send more troops.
    • The young mage Delfador asks the King for permission to lead a force of mages instead.
    • Garard agrees to let Delfador confront the undead.
    • Delfador is successful and becomes a trusted advisor to King Garard.
  • 442-445 YW:
    • Three outposts are built on eastern border to repel local orcs.
  • 447 YW:
    • Crown Prince Garard II is born.
    • Dwarves agree to craft the Sceptre of Fire for King Garard.
  • 450 YW:
    • Prince Arand is born.
  • 473 YW:
    • The Sceptre of Fire is completed.
    • Orcs besiege Knalga, and the Sceptre is lost.
    • Garard I dies.
  • 474 YW:
    • Garard II rises to throne of Wesnoth.
  • 478 YW:
    • Garard marries Asheviere.
    • Garard II issues the Sceptre Edict of Royal Succession
  • 480 YW:
    • Crown Prince Eldred is born.
  • 498 YW:
    • Princess Li'sar is born.
  • 500 YW:
    • Prince Konrad is born, the youngest of several sons of of Prince Arand.
    • Wesnoth and the Orcs of the north go to war.
    • Garard leads his army to orc encampment at Galcadar by the Ford of Abez.
    • Garard's forces split into two groups, one led by himself and the other by his son Eldred.
    • Eldred betrays his father and attacks him with the troops under his control; King Garard is slain in battle along

with his brother Prince Arand and his other sons.

    • Delfador escapes the battle and heads to Weldyn.
    • Eldred bribes the Orcish king into peace.
    • Delfador gathers a force of Loyalists to avenge Garard's Death.
    • Eldred's forces confront Delfador's Loyalists at Weldyn.
    • The Loyalists are defeated, but Eldred is slain by Delfador in the fight.
    • Delfador escapes the battle.
  • 501 YW:
    • Asheviere orders the execution of Garard's nephews and declares herself Queen of Wesnoth.
    • Hearing of the news Delfador infiltrates the palace.
    • Delfador finds the youngest prince Konrad as he is slain.
    • Delfador flees, taking Konrad's body for burial to the land of the Elves.
    • While traveling through Wesnoth Elf Lady Parandra finds an orphaned human child.
    • Parandra and Delfador agree to give the orphan the identity of Prince Konrad.
    • Delfador and Konrad flee to live in refuge with the Southwestern Elves.
    • Elensefar refuses to submit to Asheviere and declares itself an independent city-state.
    • Western Wesnoth border recedes, is fixed, and remains heavily defended.
    • As a result the Elves flourish to the Southwest of Wesnoth.
    • A band of humans inhabits the Isle of the Damned.
  • 502-517 YW:
    • Delfador raises Konrad under the protection of the Elves.
  • 517 YW:
    • Asheviere hires Orcish forces to hunt down her nephew-in-law Konrad.
    • Orcish forces converge on Delfador's refuge.
    • Konrad flees his home with the elves and embark upon a quest to regain the throne of Wesnoth.
  • 518 YW:
    • Konrad crosses the Great River into the Northlands on a search for the Sceptre of Fire.
    • They enter the Caves of Knalga, ally with Princess Li'sar, and find it.
  • 519 YW:
    • They return to Wesnoth and claim the throne.
  • 522 YW:
    • Birth of Princess Ana'sar

530-630 YW: The Age of Fear

  • 533 YW:
    • Delfador sucumbs to old age and dies, his body is entombed alongside his staff in Eregonor.
    • The next great sage of Wesnoth, Dacyn, is born.
  • 589 YW:
    • Konrad dies after an extraordinarily long reign.
    • Haldric VII becomes king of Wesnoth.
    • Dacyn the White Mage and Ravanal, an eastern wizard, compete to be the king's advisor.
    • The king chooses Dacyn, Ravanal flees Wesnoth and becomes a lich.
  • 592 YW:
    • Konrad II is born.
  • 612 YW:
    • Konrad II becomes King of Wesnoth.
    • Dacyn continues his duties as advisor with Konrad.
  • 625 YW:
    • Mysterious disappearances of livestock and peasants along the eastern border of Wesnoth.
    • Konrad II sends the Dacyn and three officers (Owaec, Sudoc and Gweddry) to man the old eastern outposts.
  • 626 YW:
    • Mal-Ravanal attacks the middle outpost where Gweddry and Dacyn are stationed.
    • Dacyn and Gweddry travel to the northern outpost, and, with Owaec, retreat into the northlands.
  • 627 YW:
    • Wesnoth's last defences are broken and the undead march on Wesnoth
    • In the northlands, the orcs drive Gweddry's army back across the river.
    • Weldyn is besieged.
    • Gweddry breaks through undead lines to reach Weldyn.
    • A council is held.
    • Gweddry's army kills Mal-Ravanal through sheer luck.
    • Wesnoth is saved, but has been turned by the undead into a barren wasteland.

630-700: The Restoration of Wesnoth

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  • Timelined by Kamahawk and Turin.
  • History derived from:
    • The Challenges
    • The Rise of Wesnoth
    • Heir to the Throne
    • Eastern Invasion
    • Liberty
  • Alternate history derived from:
    • The Sceptre of Fire campaign, by Turin
    • The Legend of Wesmere campaign, by Santi

See Also