Years in Irrupt are measured in AT and AC – Ancient Times and After Collapse.
2000 AT – A nomad named Prieton unites several tribes, and rules over the Theppen civilization.
1810-1600 AT – The desendent of Preiton, Esk, disbands the Theppens as prophesied by a tribal shaman; the tribes split to the west and the east. Small factions war with each other periodically for the next several hundred years.
1435 AT – Percy of Haghen claims to have a mystical experience in a flower grove high in the Tibald mountains; he returns to his village in Theppe, and opens the first Seekers monastery.
1258 AT – A large, black fortress appears at the foot of the Tibald mountains. Xamot, a desendent of Esk, claims it is a dragon from another world, come to claim this one. Populations of all living things around the Tibald mountains decrease at an alarming rate.
1254 AT – A small group of armed warriors enters the black fortress; they emerge 2 months later, and the fortress collapses on itself.
1253 AT – Life begins to return to the Tibald mountains.
1187 AT – The Seekers establish the city of Burdor in the mountains, offering refuge to any who seek spiritual awakening. Despite being founded by Seekers, it is largely settled by descendents of the Theppens.
1109 AT – Southern tribe begins to follow a warrior named Jon ten’Atal as their lord; the Atal warriors begin constructing ten’Atal Keep.
1104 AT – The Atal warriors recognize The Noble Code of conduct and reorganize as the Order of the Atal Knighthood, and offer protection to all in their reach.
935 AT – Burdor becomes the cultural center of the world, producing literature, magical research and learning, and entertainment. The Arena at Burdor is famous throughout the mainland, and its gleaming spires are legendary. The Order of the Atal Knighthood establishes a strong defensive presence in the city.
801 AT – Corruption plagues the Order of the Atal Knighthood, although several smaller outposts remain true to The Noble Code, and protect and help those around them.
600 AT – Cistal Vale, a daughter of the powerful Lord Vale of the Order of the Atal Knighthood, disowns her father as a coward and murderer. She sets off to the north with a small group of refugees to found a new society.
598 AT – Cistal Vale joins a small farming compound, and rapidly increases production. She is promoted to head the settlement, and brings great prosperity.
584 AT – A plague reduces the population at Burdor to a fraction of its former size.
581 AT – Vale establishes a second settlement, this time focused on mining. Due to her standardized safety practices, maximum valuable ore is extracted at minimal cost. Vale’s power increases.
578 AT – A second plague strikes Burdor, reducing the population in half.
565 AT – Vale passes authority to her daughter, Mira Vale. The Vale Matriachy begins, a line of rulers that will stretch furthest through Irruptia history.
512 AT – The library in Burdor is sealed to secure the writings; the citizens are largely disinterested in the writings and spells kept there.
490 AT – Lauden Vale, leader of the Vale Matriarchy breaks ground on Laudenberg, on the ocean. She orders the construction of great ships, and begins trading with many far away settlements.
403 AT – The Vale fleet of ships is widely recognized as the dominant culture and military force in the land. The remnants of the Order of the Atal Knighthood request sanctuary in the Vale matriarchy. They are accepted, and the Noble Code is recognized as a permitted religion for some Vale citizens.
387 AT – Construction begins on the Glass Library in Mount Tibald, under the orders of Wendiah Vale.
353 AT – Shendiah Vale of the Glass Library opens a school in the Glass Library, offering to teach magecraft to any interested citizen of Vale.
347 AT – Sir Marcus the Grey, a low level knight, kills two higher ranking knights. At trial, he accuses them of bribery and corruption. Sir Marcus is stripped of his rank and exiled.
345 AT – Minos is founded by Marcus The Grey, and dedicates the city to pursuit of justice and peace. It adopts The Noble Code as part of the city charter.
251 AT – The island of Tiamondt is settled by a sect of Seekers known as The Insight. They build a small community of peaceful gardeners.
185 AT – Minos becomes a thriving destination for merchants.
180 AT – Leaders of Minos create Tarragon Outpost, to tame the forests near the mountain range.
80 AT – The Vale nation falls into disarray and open rebellion, as the bloodline of successor to the throne is called to question. Small but powerful duchesses declare they will split off from the Matriarchy to form their own independent states.
76 AT – Deaton Vale is founded by Malora Deaton of the Vale Matriarchy, and Deaton Keep is founded by The Hird, a religious warrior group.
70 AT – Forrest Vale is founded by Avery Forrest of the Vale Matriarchy.
69 AT – Bledsoe Vale is founded Viviana Bledsoe of the Vale Matriarchy.
15 AT – Peca, a famous philosopher and magician of Minos, reveals she has discovered a new portal to a world she calls The Nether. Although filled with demons called Ghasts and zombie pigmen, she brings back glowstone, blaze rods, and netherrack – all previously unknown materials. Her discovery spurs the construction of many portals.
3 AT – The famed philosopher Peca reveals another new portal – one that leads to a land she calls The End. Although Peca refuses to go in, her apprentice Ciro sneaks himself into the portal. He returns, 10 months later. The ground beneath him turns to dirt as he walks, seeming to extinguish life wherever he walks. After killing Peca, he announces himself the greatest mage of Irrupt, and begins gathering up books, scrolls, and spells to The Glass Library in the Tibald mountains.
1 AT – One year before The Collapse, the great mage Ciro claims to have created a powerful magic that will call down the Nether and The End to serve him. He seals the doors to The Glass Library, with himself inside. He is never heard from again.
0 AC – The Collapse.
A meteor, visible for 3 weeks in the skies during the day and night, grows ever larger in the sky. The oceans diminished, crops and animals died, and famine swept the land. Then the meteor struck the Tibald mountain range in the center of the continent – a place now known as Mount Hiteh. The skies were covered in darkness for months, and most populations died out. This was the beginning of monsters in Irrupt – zombies, pigmen, giant spiders, creepers, and more streamed from the Tibald mountains. As the skies began to clear from the debris thrown up from the meteor’s impact, it became clear that the world would never be the same.
1 AC – A smaller meteor strikes Tarragon Outpost, devastating the landscape.
4 AC – Travelers on there way to the island of Tiamondt find it completely gone, and in its place is a large whirlpool.
6 AC – The first independent trading routes re-establish communication with Burdor. Minerals begin flowing from the mountain once again.
20 AC – The Guild of Verses, a secular merchants group, rises to power.
23 AC – Construction begins on Tir Gire, a city in abnormally large trees grown from powerful magic. Upon completion, it is the center power for the Guild of Verses.
32 AC – The Great Roads are built, largely with funding and concentrated political pressure from the Guild of Verses. Overland trading remains difficult due to monsters, but is possible thanks to the Great Roads.
53 AC – Internal strife in the Guild of Verses leads a group of thieves known as The Beggar Kings to break off; numerous small yet bloody skirmishes between the two groups begin to destabilize trade throughout the region.
56 AC – The Seekers group, long thought extinct, resurfaces. The monks travel as bards, and recruit for their religion by travelling.
59 AC – Deaton Vale is overrun by zombies and spiders, and abandoned.
83 AC – The Group of Verses abandons Crowbere as unsustainable.
89 AC – The Group of Verses formally disbands. Without this economic base, Tir Gire’s population dwindles.
105 AC – A plague destroys most farmed animals and significant portions of wheat crops across the land. Combined with a harsh winter, many small populations starve.
108 AC – Forrest Vale abandoned.
110 AC – Bledsoe Vale abandoned.
119 AC – The present.