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The following is a timeline of Eora in which Pillars of Eternity is set, using the Anni Iroccio (AI) calendar.

Dates[edit | edit source]

Pre-history[edit | edit source]

Academics believe that pale elves (Glamfellen) left the northern hemisphere at least 9,000 years before the countdown. 1,200 years ago civilization was still extremely modest, not advanced.[1]

0 - 2599 AI[edit | edit source]

ca.300
  • A tribe is formed by the human hunter society, known as "People of the Deer"(Aedyr).(on continent to the west of Dyrwood)
ca.800
ca.1300
ca.2200
  • The "People of the Deer" form the Aedyr Kingdom.
2260
  • A group of Animancers in the Aedyr Kingdom transfers a soul in a dead body.
  • Animancy is outlawed in the Aedyr Kingdom.
2399
2508

2600 - Present Day AI[edit | edit source]

2602
  • Aedyre explorers discover the coast of a new continent in the east, in what will later be known as the Eastern Reach.
  • Over the next twenty years, Aedyre exploration continues into the Eastern Reach, laying the foundation for its expansion into Dyrwood.
2623
  • Clanna and Dyrla, Aedyran colonial ships, set sail for the Dyrwood, making landfall after experiencing a freak fog occurrence close to the shore. The Dyrla returns to the empire as the first permanent settlement is founded and inevitably runs afoul of Glanfathans. Despite the setbacks, thousands of Aedyrans settlers would travel to the region over the next three years , leading to the establishment of official Aedyre governmental structure in the Eastern Reach colonies.[2]
  • The Grand Empire of Vailia expands north over the ocean, establishing the city states that would later become the Vailian Republics.
ca.2625
  • Caed Nua begins construction. It is abandoned not long after completion.[3]
2626
  • The Broken Stone War occurs, resulting in widespread loss of life among colonists as Glanfathans attack frontier settlements and . It is the first major conflict between Aedyre settlers and Eir Glanfath natives.[4]
2629
  • The war leads to the transformation of the colony of Dyrwood into a duchy under the freshly appointed Gréf Edrang Hadret. He is tasked with establishing a city to cement Aedyr's presence in the region and repel Glanfathan guerrillas, led by an orlan named Regd.[2]
2631
  • Unconventional tactics employed by Hadret coupled with the building of New Dunryd and a ban on plundering Engwithan ruins culminate in a peace treaty between Dyrwoodan people and Glanfathans, ending the Broken Stone War.
2643
  • Domestic problems resulting from the widespread disenfranchisement of Eothas worshippers prompt the Aedyr Empire to establish a new colony to the north of the Dyrwood. Readceras is founded as pilgrims and Eothas expatriates settle the region and establish an economy based on the cultivation of dye-producing vorlas plants. The Emperor hoped that Eothasians would fare better than the failed colonies of Vailia that attempted the same.[2] This is not the case: The vorlas crop fails, leading to economic collapse further worsened by the Empire's refusal to send resupply ships.[5]
2648
  • The Grand Empire of Vailia (Old Vailia) collapse, leading to war for dominance by the nations that once made up the empire. And the Vailian Republics become independent.
2652
  • The War of the Black Trees occurs, as a direct result of Imperial excavation of Engwithan ruins in contravention of Edrang's edict and the continued exploitation of Broken Stone War captives by Dyrwoodan colonists as slave labor. The combination of a slave uprising and raids by Galven Regd give the Glanfathans an early advantage, but they are eventually defeated by Admeth Hadret when Glanfathan forces are lured into a trap at a tributary of the Isce Úar River. Trapped between Dyrwoodan soldiers and burning forests, the Glanfathan warlord is captured. The War peters out several months later as the scorched earth tactics allow Dyrwoodans to achieve victory.[6]
2654
  • Gréf Edrang Hadret dies, his son Admeth succeeds him as the gréf of Aedyr Empire colonies in Dyrwood.[7]
2655
  • Backed by Vailian ducs and the common folk of Dyrwood, Admeth presents an ultimatum to the fercönyng of the Aedyr Empire. Unwilling to risk a revolt, the emperor grants Admeth's request. Dyrwood becomes an Imperial palatinate, with far greater autonomy than a gréfram. Hadret moves quickly to consolidate his power base.

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2662
  • The Ten Years Treaty is signed between the Palatinate of Dyrwood and Eir Glanfath, a culmination of Admeth's dedication to rooting out Glanfathan slavery in the Dyrwood. The treaty included a total ban on slavery and broadened ban on the plunder of Engwithan ruins. To mark this historic monument and the tenth anniversary of the War of Black Trees, Admeth releases Galven Regd from prison. The short-lived Coopers Rebellion (reliant on slave labor for their trade) is brutally suppressed in a display of power.[8]
2664
  • With the profitable trade in ancient artifacts effectively hamstrung by the Treaty, the Aedyran emperor formed a secret alliance with Admeth's enemies. Exploration parties are sent into Engwithan ruins again, eventually attracting Glanfathan attention. Once the violations are brought to Admeth's attention, he forms an alliance of his own with the Glanfathans (including Galven Medhra, Regd's successor). When imperial involvement is revealed, Admeth collaborates with his trustworthy erls to prepare for a declaration of independence.[9]
2668
  • The War of Defiance begins as the Palatinate of Dyrwood declares independence from the Aedyr Empire, as Free Palatinate of Dyrwood led by Duc Admeth Hadret. Rebel forces consolidate their hold on the former colony as Imperial forces land in Dyrwood to reestablish Aedyre control. Five years of war on land and sea witness the unification of Glanfathans and Dyrwoodans under a single banner, an alliance further strengthened in the wake of a coastal battle that claims the life of duc Admeth.[9]
ca.2670
2672
  • The war culminates in the Battle of Ondra's Gift, a pitched battle for New Dunryd. As Imperial forces landed in the district with heavy fire support, rebel units fought a delaying action waiting for the Lovers' Tide (a rare meteorological phenomenon). The Tide's appearance destroyed much of the armada and flooded districts occupied by Aedyran soldiers, signaling a victory for the rebels. Shortly after the failure of the operation, the Aedyran emperor was forced to sign a peace treaty recognizing Dyrwood's independence. The War of Defiance ends and the Free Palatinate of Dyrwood becomes independent.[9]
2680
2681
  • Animancy is studied again in the Dyrwood
2704
  • An animancer working in Baelreach, Dyrwood, accidentally shattered the souls of about a dozen volunteers who had been helping him. In retaliation for the deaths, the citizens of the area stormed his house and killed him.
  • Most animancers moved from the rural areas where they were studying and settled in Defiance Bay, many of them choosing Brackenbury as their new home of operations.
ca.2723
2729
  • Defiance Bay: The Brackenbury Sanitarium opens to further research of soulcraft.
2737
  • Some animancers entered the forbidden ruins of Eir Glanfath to further their research. They discovered some such sites had strange artifacts that seemed to bear affinity to soul essence, and began to prod at the devices for further insight. Even with continued research, they are unable to tell quite what they have discovered. Eventually they were found out by the Glanfathans and executed according to Glanfathan tradition.
  • The duc of the dyrwood makes proclamation, that the study and practice of animancy on, or even near, the sacred Glanfathan sites, would be punishable by death.
2780
  • The Dyrwoodan government allowed some animancers to begin training and experiments in conjunction with the Glanfathan ‘mind hunters’. Resulting in exchange of information and trust.
2785
  • Some brîshalgwin of Eir Glanfath received training from Dyrwoodan animancers.
2800
2807
2808
  • The Saint's War ends when St. Waidwen was completely destroyed, along with most of the forces at Halgot Citadel.
  • Eothas stops communicating with his faithful.
2809
  • The first Hollowborn was reported in the Dyrwood, less than a year after the devastation of The Saint's War,
  • Animancers in the Dyrwood begin to implant animal souls in the hollowborns. The childreen are called "saved".
2814
  • The first "saved" child becomes a wicht on entering puberty.
2823

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Forum post by Josh Sawyer
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Pillars of Eternity Guidebook Volume One p. 68
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  4. Pillars of Eternity Guidebook Volume One p. 70
  5. Pillars of Eternity Guidebook Volume One p. 69
  6. Pillars of Eternity Guidebook Volume One p. 71
  7. 7.0 7.1 Admeth Hadret, Part 1: Rise to Power
  8. Admeth Hadret, Part 2: Rebellion
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Pillars of Eternity Guidebook Volume One p. 72
  10. Pillars of Eternity Guidebook Volume One, page 13
  11. Forum post by Josh Sawyer