Korvosan Timeline

Korvosan Timeline

c. 2500–4406 Sklar-Quah tribe of Shoanti inhabit the floodplains along the Jeggare River, where they defend the pyramid known to them as Mashka-saht-puyuhoke.
4404 Halleck IV, Emperor of Cheliax, charges Field Marshal Korvosa with the founding of a colony in the untamed (and unexploited) frontier region known as Varisia. Korvosa’s long-time rival in the King’s Navy, Admiral Mercatio Kiameleu, petitions for and receives a similar charter.
4405 The two rivals clash over funding. The field marshal moves his army into the northern border region of the empire and begins assembling civilian volunteers.
4406 Field Marshal Korvosa leads his army through Bloodsworn Vale into Varisia. Strong Shoanti resistance slows the campaign, forcing the Chelaxians to bivouac throughout winter at the foot of the Mindspin Mountains.
4407 Field Marshal Korvosa breaks the siege on Endrin Isle. Waydon Endrin becomes commander of garrison. Kiameleu establishes a settlement on a wide indefensible beach at the mouth of Conqueror’s Bay.
4408 Alika Epakena born. Admiral Kiameleu returns to Cheliax and attempts to have Palin court-martialled, but Korvosa and Endrin intervene on her behalf. Emperor Halleck IV demotes Kiameleu and gives his command to his first mate, Veldraine.
4409 First fully laden galleon returns to Cheliax loaded with Varisian goods. Waydon Endrin forms Sable Company with surviving marines to launch strikes against massed Shoanti.
4410 Field Marshal Korvosa dies. Montlarion Jeggare named second lord magistrate. Settlement of Kiameleu attacked and razed by Shoanti with no survivors. Captain Veldraine chastises Kiameleu for its poor placement, then founds village of Veldraine at a natural harbor nearby.
4413–4429 Sable Company harries Shoanti on mainland.
4415 Waydon Endrin retires. Keyra Palin named fort commander.
4416 Battle of Veldraine establishes the village as a subjugated holding of Korvosa.
4417 Montlarion Jeggare dies. Waydon Endrin named third lord magistrate.
4419 Keyra Palin destroys Shoanti boat launch at mouth of Falcon’s River. Temporary defenses are built to guard the harbor. Called Palin’s Cove.
4420 Veldraine and Fort Korvosa begin regular supply convoys to Palin’s Cove.
4421 Keyra Palin gives birth to twins, Lucian and Brieanna Endrin.
4423 Delegates from Janderhoff arrive in Korvosa for first time.
4429 The Great Fire. Lord magistrate Endrin, Alika Epakena, Keyra Palin, and nearly a quarter of the town’s population perish, including nearly the entire garrison.
4432 Work begins on stone keep on site of former Fort Korvosa.
4435 First Battle of Mainshore retains tentative foothold on mainland coast.
4438 Stone keep completed. First appearance of marsh giants near Palin’s Cove.
4439 Second Battle of Mainshore. Foothold on mainland coast lost to Shoanti raiders.
4442 First wall built on mainland. Third Battle of Mainshore results in sound loss for Shoanti, who withdraw en masse to the Grand Mastaba.
4442–4446 Shoanti launch raids against the mainland buildings from their pyramid stronghold.
4445 First bridge built connecting Endrin Isle to mainland.
4446–4449 Siege of the Grand Mastaba.
4452 Laccius Brawm becomes Korvosa’s first serial killer with three murders.
4456 Emperor Fane II of Cheliax grants the Endrin family noble standing, creating House Endrin.
4457 Laccius Brawm caught and admits to eight victims. He is publicly tortured and executed.
4458 House Arkona sends Reprieve to nation of Vudra.
4461 Reprieve returns laden with exotic wares and spices.
4462 Shoanti resume organized attacks on Chelish holdings.
4464 Main walls of Castle Korvosa completed.
4472 Treaty of Crystalrock signed between Janderhoff and Korvosa.
4473 Lord Volshyenek Ornelos founds the Acadamae.
4485 Naval garrison known as Palin’s Cove becomes official settlement.
4488 Shoanti driven from Citadel Hill. Lady Jessa Leroung founds the University of Korvosa.
4489 Lord Magistrate Remsev Ornelos moves Korvosa seat of power onto mainland. Mainland docks burned in protest.
4491–4503 Influx of Chelish immigrants. In-fighting among new and established noble houses.
4502–4503 Cousins’ War. First appearance of Blackjack.
4504 “Fort” dropped from town name.
4505 Great Storm of ’05 levels three buildings, sinks a dozen ships and boats, and knocks down five docks.
4507 Korvosa celebrates its centennial.
4511 Exploration of areas beyond coast begin in earnest.
4514 Lady-Magistrate Dess Leroung imports otyughs from Cheliax. Installation of first otyugh plug in Old Korvosa.
4516 Schwed Harse follows Sarwin River to its source and names it after his daughter.
4532 Korvosan merchants establish trade relations with dwarves of Janderhoff. Shipments of black marble begin.
4536 Sarwin Harse founds village of Harse.
4537 First otyugh rampage in Old Korvosa. Three otyughs and nine humans killed.
4541 Major wind storm knocks trees into the city’s buildings. Ordinance to remove all trees in city approved.
4563 Jayden Baslwief founds village of Baslwief. Korvosa’s last public torture (of a serial rapist whose name was later expunged from the record). Public executions continue.
4569 Jorsh Melfesh founds village of Melfesh. Red dragon Glarataxus terrorizes Baslwief for several months before suddenly disappearing.
4571 Glarataxus returns to torment Palin’s Cove for almost half a year before leaving.
4574 Jhenni Biston clears out tunnels and founds village of Biston. Troglodytes native to the tunnels appear in Melfesh several months later and cause havoc until a band of adventurers eradicates them.
4592 Jeggare River floods and causes damage among lowland buildings. No reported injuries or deaths.
4606 Aroden dies. Lord Arbust’s rule begins.
4607 Bicentennial celebrations in Korvosa cancelled. Several powerful devils appear in city and kill Lord Volshyenek Ornelos.
4608 Thousands leave Korvosa for Magnimar.
4611 Major earthquake causes widespread damage, hundreds of injuries, and dozens of deaths in Janderhoff. Engineers and clerics from Korvosa and its holdings flock to the dwarven stronghold to render aid.
4617 Village of Sirathu claimed by Korvosa.
4620 Largest-ever otyugh rampage. More than a dozen otyughs escape Old Korvosa’s Vaults and kill 23 residents before Korvosan Guard can kill them.
4624 Arbust Arabasti dies. Lord Eodred’s rule begins.
4644 Lord Eodred crowned King Eodred of Korvosa. Blood Summer, as reefclaw population explodes and eight of the city’s residents fall victim to the pests.
4657 Death of King Eodred. King Cardraith’s reign begins.
4658 Village of Biston attempts to break free of Korvosan rule. Separatists killed. Martial law established.
4661 Death of King Cardraith. King Chadris’s reign begins. The return of the red dragon Glarataxus to Palin’s Cove and Baslwief. King Chadris hires adventurers to end the threat. All groups fail in their task.
4663 Ill-advised siege of Kaer Maga results in 117 Korvosan Guard deaths. King Chadris blamed.
4667 Death of King Chadris. Queen Domina’s reign begins. Queen reverses anti-tree ordinance and orders fast-growing trees planted.
4668 Dissatisfied citizens found Abken commune.
4674 Glarataxus makes most recent appearance, attacking Palin’s Cove, Veldraine, and Korvosa over a period of three weeks before again disappearing over Conqueror’s Bay.
4680 Moderate earthquake cracks walls and buildings, but causes only a few injuries and no deaths.
4686 Death of Queen Domina. King Eodred II’s reign begins.
4690 Martial law in Biston lifted. Key-Lock Killer, the city’s newest serial killer, murders first three victims.
4697 Key-Lock Killer’s most productive year: nine victims attributed to him.
4707 Korvosa celebrates 300 years.
4708 Current year.

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