I’ve been musing and angsting over the timeline of the world for a while now. I figured I should just get around to posting something and then change it later if it doesn’t fit.
This is now.
The Dark Ages
This period lasted from roughly year 1000 to year 2500. Characteristic for this time period is what came to be called “the Northern Terror”. This mostly consisted of barbarians from the northern parts of the world pillaging and ravaging the rest of the known world.
In the coastal regions the barbarians were favoring longships for their traveling (yeah, just like the vikings). Inland, on the steps and grasslands most travel was by horseback.
In this world, none of the gods have fathered offspring with any of the mortal inhabitants of the planet meaning something else of significant happened this year. However, the technical, political and social evolution was at this point roughly the same as it was in the real world in year 0.
This year marks the eradication, by dragons, of the Haman Empire. At this time the empire spanned large parts of the known world. It had been expanding for a long time and had been involved in wars of conquest for the past 60 years. Lately it had also been plagued by famine, pestilence and infighting. I will eventually get around to describing this in more detail, but to sum things up; the despair and frustration of the people caused a large number of dragons to manifest and eventually plunge the entire empire into chaos and ruin. Millions of people died.
First contact between humans and dwarves. The dwarfs had existed for much longer, possibly longer than the humans, but had not until now made any contact with the humans. They had likely been in contact with the elves long before this.
Gods start arriving on the planet. These are lesser gods having left their original planets to search for new homes. They are collectively known as the Gods, but are sometimes referred to as the Young Gods.
The elves arrived through a hole in the sky. Late in the afternoon in the middle of summer. Actual location to be figured out at some other point.