Saturday, 21 July 2012



Second Age of Man

999 SA/0 TA: The Final Battle; the Last Alliance of Dwarves, Elves and Men faces the Dark Lord Sauroth on the slopes of Mount Thunder. The Dwarf King Dolm and Elf-King Galatar (father of Queen Celeriel) fall in the battle, the human hero Val Trionos and the Elf-Lord Eldavar are victorious and defeat Sauroth, destroying his physical form.

Third Age of Man

1 TA: Human survivors of the Final Battle under Val Trionos found a city on the banks of the White River; Val Trionos names it Dolmvay after his fallen friend and ally, the Dwarven King Dolm.
Dolmvay will become capital of the Kingdom of Valnwall.

800 TA: Valnese Settlers moving up the Tressen River drive the barbarian Trosk clans north. Founding of Nahm. The area is claimed by the Kings of Valnwall. The first renewed stirrings of Sauroth date from this time.

850 TA: Fall of Alvaren: the rulers of the Kingdom of Alvaren, north beyond the Shield Mountains, are corrupted by Sauroth. Their capital, the White Tower of Alvaren, becomes known as Ghoul Keep; Alvaren's Queen Zhenyis, is reborn as Queen of the Ghouls.

897 TA: Fall of Mor: The traitor-usurper Valmodar leads an army of Sauroth's orcs and evil men in his conquest of the Kingdom of Mor. Valmodar becomes the Witch-King of Fallen Mor.

940 TA: The Chaos Shrine of Kollchap flourishes east of Nahm. The people appeal to the King of Valnwall for aid. He sends his Champion, Amaul, bearing the Sword of the Sorceror. The forces of Chaos are defeated, but Amaul is killed in the battle and his sword is lost.

960 TA: The mage-priests of the Kale Orcs harvest slaves and craft foul abominations from their lair near Nahm. They are routed by a band of heroes led by Stefan Alturek, a Knight of the Silver Dragon, and his companions Lash, Oldath and Elgo Whiteraven. Sir Stefan is granted rulership of Nahm and the lands around, forming the Hold of Alturek.

970 TA: Sir Stefan and co ambush and kill an unwary hill giant crossing the river north of Nahm.

973 TA: The adventurers Rogahn and Zelligar establish a hidden base east of Nahm.

982 TA: Rogahn and Zelligar aid Sir Stefan Alturek in defeating the Vanhost, a tribe of Chaotic barbarians advancing on Nahm from the north-east, then head into the Northlands after their foes.

989 TA: Rumoured fall of Rogahn and Zelligar in battle with the forces of Chaos.

992 TA - Campaign Begins
16th: s1 - Kale Slave Pits in Goblin Gully nw of Nahm are cleared of goblins.
23rd: s2 - Adventurers enter the Shrine of Kollchap, battle humanoids. Squire Berrac & Vanya 'raised'.
6th: s3 - Tomb of Durahn Oakenshield - Krago defeats Durahn-wight to claim the title Lord of the Hill Dwarves. Pardue & Presto are 'raised' by Oldath.
20th: s4 - In Search of the Unknown - Krago defeats Glendor IV in a wrestling match and gains him as a retainer. Krago, Glendor & co head east over the river, encounter orcs near Kollchap, then begin exploring the Caverns of Quasqueton, former residence of the adventurers Rogahn and Zelligar.
28th s5: Bergdorf is attacked by Chaos Raiders from Kollchap, who kill 7 halflings and carry off the fair maid Rosa Dobitt. The survivors recruit brave and heroic adventurers from Nahm who penetrate the Shrine and meet the Archdeaconess of Tranfax, a Chaotic priestess guarded by two Rockmen of Khan. She is searching for the Statue of Tranfax, stolen by Prior Odric to set up his own rival Chaos cult. Directed by her to the Great Hall they finally face and drive off Prior Odric, though losing two of their number they rescue Rosa. Odric flees, the Archdeaconess recovers her Statue, and the Chaos cult at Kollchap again collapses, ending the threat for now.

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