Campaign Time Line

Notes on the Areden Calendar System

The Areden Calendar like so much in Pelenhar is based on the number eight.p.

There are; Eight days to the week; (Elsar, Masord, Harimod, Nagrin, Olitar, Haritod, Terideth, Nolcad)
•Eight weeks to a month
•Eight Months to a year (Solitas, Tarapus, Vigaso, Hevstic, Niyar, Betaris, Kezalis, Telin)
•512 years to an Age. (8×8x8) As a note: in Areden symbolism, the number three is second in importance only to the number eight.
•Eight Ages to a Cycle
•The Areden cosmology holds that the world exists in eight ages and at the end, the universe will return to the beginning of the First Age, ever changing, ever the same.

Dates are traditionally written as “The third day of Taparas in the 316th year in the Age of Fire or AoF 5.316.2.3 (Cycle{abbreviated} Age.year.month.day). When it assumed, the Age is usually not included

The Cycle of Ages

a) The Age of the Sword The Age of Swords is an Age of Barbarism. The Gods have just led their peoples through the great cataclysm. There are many, many gods, with each tribe, town, and culture having their own god or a derivation of one at least. o This is an age of very low technology, little magic, more Divine then arcane but neither is found in great abundence. o This is th—e world before the first nations. There are only the beginnings of the first great cities

b) The Age of Stars The Age of Stars is an of City States and the beginning of true nations and empires. Cities have grown up as cultural centers and serve as a unifying force. The divergent beliefs have become fewer as one tribe conquered another, on people replaced another and cultures developed. Most major cities are the centers for their own religions and Priest Kings Dominate their followers o This is an age of low technology with iron weapons replacing bronze as state of the art. Arcane magic is more common but disorganized for the most part. Divine magic is at it’s height in this era and is in conflict with arcane. o City states, often dominated by either God-Kings, Priest Kings or Divinely anointed Monarchs. Each major city is it’s own nation sometimes linked culturally to their neighbors but often not. Religious wars are common and bloody. Trade is just developing but religious difference and conflicts limit it.

c) The age of the Sword The Age of the Sword is an era of vast, conflicting empires expanding their boarders and cultural dominance through conquest. Dominating Cultures enforce their religious and social beliefs o This is a age of moderate technology. The secret of steel is a very rare and closely guarded secret but the age of Iron is fading. Arcane magic has become more organized and in turn, the importance of religion has declined although some empires and their wars of conquest are driven by religious beliefs o Empires composed of a series of cities and their controlled provinces are become the dominate national arch-type. Most empires absorb the conquered people into their own cultures. o Trade is very common and wealth is often the driving force of the empire. Standardized coinage begins

d) The Age of Dragons The Age of Dragons is one in which the power of the arcanely gifted has reached it’s peak. Organized schools of magic have provided a large number of Mages who’s powers have reshaped the world both physically and technologically. o This is an age of high technology but much of it is arcanely derived. Steel has become common. Trade networks with the Fey has introduce both Sidhe and Khazdain to the public o Many Empires have stabilized into Kingdoms. Cultures and religions have stabilized o There is no aspect of this world unaffected by magic. Economies are often artificially prosperous due to magical influence

e) The Age of Fire The Age of Fire is an age of conflict. Not since the Great Dragons tore the lands apart has the world seen such powers unleashed. Mage Kings, drunk on their own power make war on each other, usurping the very role of the gods, the create their own races to serve them. o This is an age of chaos. In some places, the high technology of the age before still exist, in other places, the populace is reduced to barbarism. Religion is often the bastion protecting people from tyranny of Magic o In this time kingdoms and empires rise and fall with great regularity, often lasting no longer then the Archmage who dominated them.

f) The Age of Shadows The Age of Shadows is an age of dispair and desperate hope. The great kingdoms have all been destroyed and exist in name only. Almost all the technology of the Ages before has been lost as has the knowledge. o This is an age of low to moderate technology, with isolated locations of very low or remainents of high technology. Divine magic is moderately high and while Arcane magic is likewise, it has become very rare. o Nations states still exist in name but often the reality is limited to the areas surrounding their cities. Towns, villages and hamlets have become very isolated. o As trade again begins to flourish, so do the nations. Cities and towns with trade fairs become the cultural centers.

g) The Age of Gold The Age of Gold is noted for the reemergence of civilization and stability. Monsters populations are greatly reduced and peace spreads across Arda.

h) The Age of Song In the Age of Reason Knowledge replaces superstition and faith and technology replaces magic

Historic Dates
h2. The dates are listed as standard Aredan dating. Click here for details on the Calendar System.

Age of Fire 5.493 Content Not Found: 82190 returns to Pelenhar and assumes the mantle of [[Osgrig the Black, the Necromancer Lord of Avend Dror. | Osgrig the Black, the Necromancer Lord of Avend Dror. ]]

AoF 5.495 Baron Vyricon Ardof of Ravenscroft dies without an heir.

AoF 4.97 King Kornig the Red allows Baron Wodstirk of Olikar to hold Ravenscroft as closest blood as reward for services rendered in Battle with Osgrig the Black.

AoF 5.502 Baron Wodstirk dies and despite petitions from Duke Lyrdin of TreyStoras, the Eboned City, Olikarian dominion over Ravenscroft is sustained by {{King Kredis II}}. Baron Lyfen holds dominion over both cities and awards it to Sir Darnick Sarniful his Squire and cousin.

AoF 5.511 Prince Eliban II returns for the final time as Osgrig the Grey.p.

AoF 5-511 Baron Lyfen, Knight of the Azure Star dies in the battle of Olin’s Hollow , his son Madrick becomes Baron of Olikar.

Age of Shadows 6.01 The Night of Broken Shadows (51 years ago)p.

6.08 Baron Madrick dies his Son Sir Aedred becomes Baron.

6.13 Under leadership Chieftain Vyrdo Blooddrinker, the Blacktongue Goblins lay siege to Olikar. This comes to be known as the Longwater Siege.

6.15 Vyrdo Blooddrinker met Baron Aedred in personal combat with and was defeated. He escaped but the siege was lifted. The Baron sustains the wound that will eventually lead to his death.

6.16 Baron Aedred succumbs to the wounds he suffered during the Longwater siege. He is succeeded by his son Kyth.

6.18 Baron Kyth marries Lady Adalin of Trey Storas.

6.20 At the Battle of Longshadows, Baron Kyth killed Vydro Blooddrinker and ended war with the Blacktongued Goblins.

6.28 Following a Blood Goblin by the name of Kyrgik Split Jaw, the Black Tongue Clans rise again.

6.30 Under the guidance of Sharith the Skin, the Blacktongue besiege Olikar. This besiegement was called the Siege of Sorrows.

6.31 Baroness Adalin and all her children die of the Red Blight.

6.32 After the unexplained death of Sharith the Skin, the Siege of Sorrows was lifted.

6.32 Baron Kyth marries Content Not Found: baroness-lynith-of-olikar

6.34 Baron Kyth and Sir Vellin die at Battle of Aldenford, upon hearing the news the Baroness miscarries. The Baroness mourns her late husband for 10 years..

6.37 Viscount Bardis Cannes arrives at Olikar with the Bloodwolves.

6.42 At the battle of Silver Water, Viscount Cannes commands united armies of Olinkar as well as the Bloodwolves to defeat the Blacktongue.

6.44 Viscount Cannes weds Baroness Lynath.

6.45 Baroness Lynath gives birth to her first daughter Nesrida. Viscount Cannes is invested as Content Not Found: baron-bardis-of-olinkar.

6.47 The Baroness gives birth to her second daughter, Tallara.

6.48 The Baroness gives birth to a son, Danaras. Barron Bardis moves to have him named heir as are his native traditions but relents to local tradition.

6.50 Night of the Dark Wanderer

6.51 In response to the oppressive regime of Barron Bardis, the blue and gold Olikarian war banners are raised in rebellion.

6.52 Battle of Ullindale

6.57 Battle of Twin Oaks, rebels ambush and slaughter a Battalion of Olikarian Regulars

6.58 In response to the “cowardly slaughter at Twin Oaks”, the Bloodwolves attack the main rebellion encampment and kill its leader, Sir Alithas Kondor.

6-60 Ravenscroft rises in Rebellion,

6-61 The Olikarian Fleet destroyed

6-72 Ravenscroft Reestablish’s it’s independence and

6-184 The Wave Dancer leaves Port Raninkor, destined for Port Bragdin.

6-185 The Winter Reavers appear and the War of Frost begins

6-192 The War of Frost ends

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