The Outsiders

A brief History of Oerik

(with concentration on the Dyvers area)

CY 588
The present day.

CY 585
After Furyondy’s branch of the Knights of the Hart loudly contemplate annexation of Dyvers back in to Furyondy, the city’s Magister, Margus, is ousted. He is replaced by the war hero Larissa Hunter.

CY 582-584
The Greyhawk Wars: War begets war, and nearly every nation on the continent gets involved. Some nations fight Iuz to stop him, other fight among themselves, either to redress old grievances, or to grab territory, or sometimes just to survive. The Shield Lands are destroyed, its people scattered refugees. Bissel is conquered by Ket while its famed Border Companies are off fighting Iuz.
The Pact of Greyhawk is signed on the 17th of Harvester, CY 584. Fixing the borders of Furyondy and the Empire of Iuz. Neither nation is interested in peace, but both need time to recover from the Wars. Most of the other wars settle down, although true Peace does not reign by any stretch of the imagination.

CY 582
The god Vatun appears as foretold to the barbarian tribes of the Thillonrian Penninsula, whipping them into a frenzy. Shortly thereafter, they invade Stonefist and Tenh before it is revealed that ‘Vatun’ was actually Iuz. The barbarian horde crumbles, but the two nations now belong to Iuz. This triggers a continent wide war.

CY 570
Iuz returns, and as feared, he has ascended, and now wields the power of a Demigod. It turns out he had been imprisoned underneath the Castle Greyhawk by parties unknown, until he was released by an adventurer named Robilar.

CY 569
The Battle of Emridy Meadows. Prince Thrommel of Furyondy leads a force from several nations to destroy the Horde of Elemental Evil.

CY 567
Iuz’s loyal followers, though leaderless, begin to display Divine Magic, prompting fears as to Iuz status.

CY 526
Dyvers secedes from Furyondy, becoming the Free city of Dyvers. King Thrommel II allows the secession to pass unchallenged, as he needs an ally against the growing power of the City of Greyhawk.

CY 505
After building a small kingdom awash in unmitigated evil, Iuz mysteriously disappears.

CY 479
Iuz first appears as a minor despot in the Howling Hills.

CY 437
After the murder of the Overking of the Great Kingdom, a series of civil wars (called the Turmoil Between Crowns) tears at the Great Kingdom over the next 10 years, until Ivid of Naelax (who is rumored to be in league with powerful Evil Outsiders) is recognized as undisputed Overking.

CY 356
The Kingdom of Nyrond declares independence from the Great Kingdom.

CY 288
King Thrommel of Furyondy moves the capital to Chendl, located north of the Nyr Dyv. Dyvers starts a long economic slump and a slide away from the affairs of central Furyondy.

CY 254
The viceroyalty of Ferrond declares independence from the Great Kingdom, becoming the Kingdom of Furyondy, with Dyvers as its capital.

CY 213
The Aerdi overkings begin to grow lax, caring more for local prestige and wealth than for the affairs of their vassals in distant lands. This begins the Age of Great Sorrow; as each sovereign passes, he is replaced with a more dimwitted and less competent successor, until the outer dependencies of Aerdy declared their independence.

CY 1
Grand Prince Nasran makes the Declaration of Universal Peace, and is Nasaran I, Overking of the Great Kingdom. The sun rises on the first day of the first Common Year.

CY -109
The last last meaningful threat to the sovereignty of the kingdom of Aerdy is defeated at the Battle of a Fortnight’s Length.

CY -423
The Baklunish Empire and Suel Imperium fight massive wars against each other, culminating in two apocalyptic events. First, the Suloise Mages of Power called down the Invoked Devastation upon the Baklunish, resulting in an apocalypse so complete that its true form remains unknown. In retaliation, a cadre of Baklunish wizard-clerics, gathered in great stone protective stone circles known as Tovag Baragu, brought the Rain of Colorless Fire upon the Suloise. The skies above the Suel Imperium opened, and all things and beings beneath this shining rift were burned into ash. The Dry Steppes and the Sea of Dust are the geographical legacy of what has become known as the Twin Cataclysms. The only survivors are those Suel and Baklunish refugees who fled east during the wars and before their end.

CY -642
Year 1 of the Oeridian Record.

CY -2148
Year 1 Flan Tracking.

CY -2657
Year 1 of the Baklunish Hegira.

CY -4460
Year 1 of the Olven (Elven) Calendar.

CY -5513
Year 1 of the Suloise Dating.

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