A Kara-tur Timeline by by Paul Westermeyer

The following timeline was carefully compiled,  but may be incorrect. In
particular,  I do not have access to the Horde boxed set. If anyone who
has it could let me know if anything therein contradicts this timeline that
would be great. Also,  this is "official" in that it only contains events
from the TSR products. I am working on a few events for my own campaign,
but didn't want to muddy the waters for anyone wishing to make use of this.


Calender of Shou Lung
        Dates are taken from the Year Zero, the reported ascendancy of Nung
Fu. T'u Lung also uses the Shou method of record-keeping, to T'u Lung
eyes, their nation is the logical continuation of the legacy of Nung Fu,
with their northern neighbor no more than an abomination which has strayed
from the true path and which will eventually stratify and crumble, leaving
the dynamic nation of T'u Lung to reclaim Shou lands.

Calender of Wa
        The Wa calendar is measured from the time of the first emperor of
the Goshukara line. Emperors preceeding this date are only recorded by
their era, name and year. For example, the marriage of Samon to the serpent
was said to have occurred in the 23rd year of Kuni, during the reign of
Emperor Nagazane.

Calender of Kozakura
        The Kozakuran calender uses 60 year cycles to keep track of dates.
The number before the slash is the cycle,  the number after is the year of
the cycle. So,  11/19 represents the 19th year of the 11th cycle,  and is
619 years after the year 1/1. 1/1 is the ascension of the first human
emperor,  Mori.

        The standard calender of the Dalelands in Western Faerun dates from
the erection of the Standing Stone in the forest of Cormanthor. It is
provided so interested DMs may cross reference this timeline with those
available for the West. Lacking any concrete intersection point (a common
event given a date on both calenders) I decided the date of the Kara-tur
boxed set coincided with the date of the original, grey Forgotten Realms
Boxed set. So,  1357 DR equates to 2607 in the Shou calender. The dates
given for events in the Horde Wars have only been given DR dates in the
official TSR material (unless the Horde Boxed Set,  which I lack,  has Shou
calender dates for these events) so those dates are dependent upon the
accuracy of my choice described above.

The dating format used below follows a pattern. The first date given is
the year according to the Shou calender;  the second is the date according
to the Kozakuran calender,  in paraenthesis; the third is according to the
Calender of Wa,  also in parenthesis and with the word "Wa";  the fourth
and final date given is Dale reckoning,  from faerun. DR is included so
DMs may easily determine what is occuring at similar times in the west.
Note the only the Shou calender and DR appear in all entries,  Kozakuran
and Waan dates are only provided when a given year contains entries for
that  nation.
Sample Date: 1177 (1/1) (345 Wa) {-73 DR}

Each entry is preceded by a note detailing the nation it most effects.
Also,  events are often described twice,  once according to each of the
nations involved. In some cases,  notably dealing with Kozakuran
interaction with Shou Lung and Wa,  the timelines had conflicting dates. I
have presented both dates, in that case,  at the appropriate spot in the
timeline for each version.


?? (1st year of Chisho Wa):
-[Wa]The Sacred Wand and the Moonlight Arrow, emblems of the imperial
office, are given to the Emperor Kochi by the Spirit of Wa, allowing him to
establish the claim to the entire island of Wa.

?? (412th year of Chisho Wa):
-[Wa]The Emperor Kochi dies. The War of the Spirits begins. The spirit folk
are divided in their loyalties and split into two factions. One faction
sides with the spirits while the other supports the humans. The korobokuru
attempt to remain neutral, but eventually join the spirits. The hengeyokai
take great delight in the resulting turmoil and manage to fight for both
sides with equal abandon. In the end, the unity of Wa is destroyed and the
island divides into petty clans engaged in fairly constant warfare. The Age
of Kochi, Master of the Peach Tree, becomes a romantic ideal, which
foreverafter drives the nobles to attempt the impossible task of ruling the
entire island.

??  (1st Year of Koyo Wa):
-[Wa]Emperor Kasada regains the Moonlit Arrow from the Spirit of Yakamashi
Mountain and claims control of all Wa. The southern korobokuru support the
claim against their northern brothers. Kasada is recognized as the first
emperor since Kochi but refuses to name the era after him for fear of evil

?? (23rd year of Kuni Wa):
-[Wa]The wandering shukenja Samon is forced to seek shelter at a simple
peasant's hut during a raging blizzard. There he becomes entranced with the
peasant's beautiful daughter, a girl of obvious grace and breeding. During
that night he forgets his vows and woos the daughter. For three nights he
continues the courtship until by custom it is decreed they are married upon
the third night. But with the dawn he discovers a great serpent coiled by
his side the true form of his new bride. Maddened by horror and remorse, he
flees into the mountains where his spirit is still sometimes seen.

0 {-1250 DR}:
-[Shou]Ascendency of Nung Fu, a simple peasant, who was invested with the
Emblems of Authority by the semilegendary Nine Travelers.

120 {-1130 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu]Earliest record of the Black Leopard Cult. Cult history says that
the Black Leopard and his followers are eternal and immortal, having
advised the Nine Travelers when they ruled the lands of Kara-Tur. This is
the earliest written mention of the cult, noting that it had temples all
along the Fenghsintzu River. Its major temple was at Durkon.

221 {-1029 DR}:
-[Shou]Death of Nung Fu. His greatgrandson becomes the first Emperor Chin
of the Li Dynasty (Dynasty of Might).

320 {-930 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu]The Black Leopard Cult reaches its zenith, the power of its kio
ton mu (mystic witch doctors) held in more fear and reverence than that of
the Shou Lung emperor in the lands of T'u Lung.

382 {-868 DR}:
-[Shou]Unification of the western provinces under the Emblems of Imperial
Authority, the emperor's symbols of office.

395 {-855 DR}:
-[Shou]Crushing of the Sea Lords' Revolt in Karatin Province consolidates
power beneath the Emblems of Imperial Authority.

408 {-842 DR}:
-[Shou]Seventh Emperor Chin of the Li Dynasty declares "Gathering of
Waters," an attempt to bring the land fed by all the major rivers in Shou
Lung under the sway of the Emblems of Imperial Authority. Shou Lung armies
invade the Fenghsintzu valley.

411 {-839 DR}:
-[Shou]Surrender of the Grey Owl Tribes in the north secures the present
northern boundary of the empire.

413 {-837 DR}:
-[Shou]Agents of the emperor Chin discover the Impossible Palace of Silver
Domes in the northeast of Arkarin Province.

414 {-836 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu]The Battle of Infinite Darkness, at the mouth of Fenghsintzu.
Combined leadership of the southern tribes under the kio ton mu challenges
the forces of General Wo Can. The entire battle is fought under the cover
of darkness spells, and legends say that the kio ton mu summoned fell and
dangerous beasts from the other side of the world to aid them. In the end,
Wo Can's army routed the southern tribes. The great southern scholar Po Nih
dies in this battle, struck by a spear as he was writing a report to send
to the main temple of Durkon.

420 {-830 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu] Wo Can's forces destroy the temple of the Black Leopard Cult at
Durkon. The records say that the temple itself was sunk to the lowest
depths of the earth. The kio ton mu are said to have either been slain or
fled to distant lands. One legend in particular states that a high priest
journeyed unseen down the Fenghsintzu and made his way out to sea. This
destruction of the Black Leopard cult's temple at the mouth of the
Fenghsintzu River ends resistance in the southern provinces (later to
become T'u Lung). The leader of the Black Leopard cult is not found and is
rumored to have been destroyed by his own summoned crea tures.

435 {-815 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu]Shou Lung establishes the "18 Garrisons of T'u" in the T'u Lung
lands. These military bases are instrumental in establishing Shou customs
in the southern regions.
-[Shou] The War of the Nobles begins.

440 {-810 DR}:
-[Shou]Teachings of the Path of Enlightment first appear in the stone
bluffs above the mouth of the Hungtse River. The meter-high characters are
blasted into the solid granite by reddish lightning during a firestorm
witnessed throughout the continent. Though the skies are ablaze with light,
the vegetation and people near the Hungtse are unharmed. The ancestors of
the emperor are said initially to refute these teachings.
-[Shou] The War of the Nobles ends,  the bureaucracy comes into its own.

580 {-670 DR}:
-[Shou]The last Emperor Chin of the Li Dynasty dies without heir. Defying
his ancestors, he passes on the affairs of office to his wu jen advisor, a
follower of the Path of Enlightenment. The advisor becomes the first
Emperor Chin of the Ho (Peace) Dynasty.

581 {-669 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu]First Emperor Chin of the Ho Dynasty proclaims the "Organization
of Thought," in which he seeks to make the Path of Enlightenment the only
faith of Shou Lung. The Time of Contentions begins, as rival faiths battle
each other in the bureaucracy, among the populace, and finally on
battlefield as temple militias contest in small civil wars. In T'u Lung,
the establishment of rival faiths and temples leads to some of the
bloodiest fighting.

585-640 {-665 to -610 DR}:
-[Tabot]  The "Years of Frost" in Tabot,  during which 15 temple militias
fled persecution in Shou Lung and journeyed into the mountains of what
would become Tabot.

601 {-649 DR}:
-[Shou]The Impossible Palace of the Silver Domes disappears. That which
remains is renamed "The Field of Burnished Bronze."

630 {-620 DR}:
-[Shou]The first Emperor Chin perishes mysteriously, along with his son.
The grandson becomes the second Emperor Chin and announces "The Time of
Sharing Meals." Temple militias are outlawed and religious freedom
encouraged. The Path of Enlightenment remains the official religion.

646 {-604 DR}:
-[Tabot]  An alliance of temple militias and lowland heathen citystates
defeats an invasion of Ho Dynasty Shou Lung troops at the Battle of
Tsagang. Following the battle the Peace Land Treaty between the
monasteries and the lowland city states creates the land of Tabot.

703 {-547 DR}:
-[Shou]The first recorded appearance of the Giants in Grey, huge humanoid
figures dressed in concealing grey cloaks and accompanied by thick fog. A
massive earthquake destroys the province they are sighted in soon after
their appearance.

830 {-420 DR}:
-[Shou]The last of the Ho Dynasty is humbled before the armies of the
maritime Karatin Province. The warlord of that province ascends the throne
the first Emperor Chin of the  Hai(Ocean) Dynasty.

833 (1 Wa) {-417 DR}:
-[Wa]When the Kasada line collapses for lack of an heir, the regency is
established while the search is commenced for a suitable relative. The
Goshukara line is finally chosen and the first emperor of the Goshukara is

835 (3 Wa) {-415 DR}:
-[Wa]The regent Toda no Nagamori attempts to overthrow the Emperor so as
not to lose his power in the court. The conspiracy is discovered and all
the plotters are slain or captured. The regent's family clan is scattered.
Unable by custom to execute his ex-regent, the Emperor orders his wu jen to
devise the most terrible fate they can conceive. They create the Cell of
Perpetuity, where Toda no Nagamori languishes to this day.

856 (24 Wa) {-394 DR}:
-[Shou]Discovery of Wa by Cham Hag, the Mariner.
-[Wa]An emissary of the King of the Western Lands (Shou Lung), Cham Ko Hag,
arrives in Wa. He is brought before the Emperor Tsuba. Upon leaving he
promises to return with gifts from the King of the Western Lands.

837 {-413 DR}:
-[Tabot]  Failed invasion of Tabot by Shou Lung.

858 {-392 DR}:
-[Shou]The Giants in Grey sighted in the Imperial Compound.

859 {-391 DR}:
-[Shou] The first Emperor Chin and his household die from the Ivory Plague.
The emperor's young grandson survives, as does the emperors sister. She
masquerades as the emperor, aided in this ruse by the bureaucracy and
various good spirits until the grandson is old enough rule. The emperor's
sister then reveals her true identity and flees the city, never to be seen
again. Her rule now recognized as that of the second Emperor Chin, and her
grand nephew. the third Emperor Chin of the Hai dynasty. From this time on,
if no male heirs are of age, it is custom for an able female heir to rule
until a male heir comes of age. The ruler is referred to as emperor,
regardless sex.
-[Tabot]  The Ivory Plague forces Shou Lung to abort another invasion of Tabot.

869 {-381 DR}:
-[Shou] The capital is moved to Kuo Te' lung.

894 {-356 DR}:
-[Tabot] An invasion by Shou Lung is intially very successful,  conquering
all of northern Tabot. At the Battle of Lokar Pass the Shou are defeated
by the ragged Tabotan army backed by the five magical Crystalline Warriors
of Ji . The day is called "Crystal Day" in Tabot and marked as a holy day
in the monasteries.

935 {-315 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu] Hu Ling Do writes his famous Hsao Chronicles. His writings
encourage a strong following of the Way in the south.

970 (138 Wa) {-280 DR}:
-[Shou] Pirate activities in the Cel estial Sea result in proclamation by
sixth Emperor Chin of the Hai Dynasty of the "Scattering of Winds,"
demanding the warlords of Wa swear fealty to the emperor. They refuse, the
emperor begins massing his fleet.
-[Wa]The King of the Western Lands offends the Emperor of the Jade Throne
Gok~mi when his emissaries demand the obeisance of all Wa. They brazenly
suggest that the Emperor has encouraged the activity of the wako who have
been preying on the Shou Lung coastline. Great Counselor of the Middle
Nobunaga orders all but one of the impudent emissaries executed. The sole
survivor is refused any reply and sent back to Shou Lung. The chroniclers
record thsi as the beginning of the Omi War.

972 (140 Wa) {-278 DR}:
-[Wa]Hearing reports that the King of the Western Lands is amassing a
fleet, the Great Counselor of the Middle Nobunaga begins preparations for
the defense of Wa. The master ninja Fukio is dispatched to Shou Lung to
report and be ready to strike. The coastal cities are fortified and a grand
program of castle building is begun. These activities all place huge
demands on the Imperial Treasury, and Nobunaga in turn places more and more
of the burden on the local chieftain (promising land and reward when the
war is over).

973 (141 Wa) {-277 DR}:
-[Wa]Eye of the Law Kaian sees the Palace of the Sea Lord in the deeps off
Komei Bay. There he instructs the Lord of the Ocean towards the Path of

975 (143 Wa) {-275 DR}:
-[Shou]Multiple attacks against various strongholds of Wa result in the
capture of the north and south. The sixth Emperor Chin moves against center
with land armies and the col tion of his fleets.
-[Wa] The Omi War begins in earnest as the King of the Western Lands
invades Wa with his fleet of 100,000 ships. The fortifications of Nobunaga
are strongest across the central part of Wa and these areas resist the
invasion. However, the daimyo of the north and south, angered at Nobunaga's
heavy taxation, betray their garrisons to the invaders. Shou Lung soldiers
begin to march overland on the capital. In the north, only Nakamaru remains
uncaptured, due to the cunning of General Yoshibei. Shou Lung forces settle
in for a long sedge of the fortified manor that forms the city's main

976 (144 Wa) {-274 DR}:
-[Shou]Death of the sixth Emperor Chin and his court in the battle of Wa.
While the land forces overrun the Wa forces, the emperor's fleet runs
aground on reefs hidden by the dweomercraft of the opposing lords' wu jen.
The ship's pilot, a man named Rourke, recovers the emblems of Imperial
Authority, but is slain upon return to the Imperial City. The Emblems
disappear and Black Cycle of Years begins.
-[Wa]The wu jen Kira and a confederation of sorcerers cunningly prepare a
trap for the King of the Western Lands Chin, who is aboard his royal
flagship. Through their spells they conceal a dangerous reef from all
aboard. Driven forward by a summoned storm, the flagship breaks up on the
rocks. Before the Emperor Chin's wu jen can whisk him away to safety, the
ninja Fukio, in disguise and aboard the ship for two years, strikes. The
Emperor Chin is slain. Almost immediately the most powerful Shou Lung
generals leave Wa to battle for the Shou Lung throne. The Shou Lung forces
are plunged into leaderless confusion. Fukio disappears in the shipwreck.
Some claim he is dead, while others say Kira rewarded him with prolonged
life and great powers for his services.

976 (144 Wa) {-273 DR}:
-[Wa]General Yoshibei breaks the siege of Nakamaru and reconquers the
province. The Shou Lung governor of the north offers a truce with Yoshibei.
Cut off from land communication with the south, Yoshibei accepts the truce
and sets himself up as Sengokudaimyo (warlord) of the province. For the
next 100 years or so, the island of Wa is wracked by sporadic warfare. At
first it is between the nobles of Wa and the Shou Lung governors. Although
the nobles are able to drive the governors and their troops back, they
never fully defeat them. The men of Shou Lung recruit new troops from the
countryside and defend their lands. With time they adopt more and more of
the ways of Wa, until they are almost indistinguishable from their
subjects. By the time the Emperors of Shou Lung return, their governors owe
more allegiance to the Emperor and daimyos of Wa than they do to the
Emperor of Shou Lung.

976-1025 {-273 to -225 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu]Cycle of Black Years. In T'u Lung, this was marked by continual
invasions from the south, incursions by petty lords from the north,
blights, floods on the Fenghsintzu, and crop failures. Only regions where
the local feudal lords remain in power retain some semblance of order. It
is from these feudal lords that the barons of the south take their mandate
to rule. Here is the first mention in records of the Wai and Yang clans,
which were to shape the recent history of the nation of T'u Lung.

980 {-270 DR}:
-[Shou]The Giants in Grey are reported throughout the known empire. Crops
fail as a blight strikes the coastal lowlands.

985 {-265 DR}:
-[Shou]A criminal family in Kai Shan seizes control of their city,
declaring their own sovereignty. Such city-states are common in the Black
Cycle, but Kai Shan survives semi-independent to this day, as it aided and
supported Wo Mai, a noble from a neighboring province, in his adventures.

1004 {-246 DR}:
-[Shou]The Impossible Palace of the Silver Domes reappears for a period of
two weeks, then disappears.

1010 {-240 DR}:
-[Shou]End of the reign of the Copper Demon of Tros, who held a large
section of the west in his thrall for eight years, ruling the land in a
brutal fashion. The beast is slain by the Seven Heroes and the Seven
Nonmen. Wo Mai is reported as one of the Heroes.

1025 {-225 DR}:
-[Shou]The Black Cycle of Years ends with the coronation of Wo Mai, a noble
claiming descent from Nung Fu himself. Wo Mai recovers the Emblems of
Imperial Authority from the crypts beneath the Imperial City, rallies the
armies and other nobles, and crushes the rebellious outlying provinces. Wo
Mai becomes the first Emperor Chin of the Kao (High) Dynasty.

1026 {-224 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu]Defeat of the last invading southern tribes by Shou Lung allows
the empire to reestablish its control in the south. First mention of the
Black Leopard Cult as a secret society working to aid peasants displaced by
the warring forces.

1072 (240 Wa) {-178 DR}:
-[Shou]The second Emperor Chin on his ascendancy declares the "Spreading of
Knowledge" also known as the "Opening of Wa." Wa survived the Black Cycle
in a state of guerilla warfare against stranded Shou Lung governors. Orders
are given to pacify and redirect the population in Shou Lung ways.
-[Wa]Shou Lung forces return to Wa and begin the reconquest of the island.
At first the new invaders attempt to command the old Shou Lung families
still on the island. These families quickly discover that they lose power
and importance under the new arrangement. Most refuse to cooperate and side
with the various daimyo of Wa. Resistance is spirited but essentially
futile. A century of warfare has destroyed the government of Wa, leaving
the Emperor and the Great Ministers as little more than figureheads.
Distrustful of and uncooperative with each other, the daimyo are easily
broken by the organized forces of the invaders.

1175 {-75 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu]Descendents of the Ho Dynasty living in T'u Lung refuse to house
the Emperor's troops and take control of the coastal city of Ausa. Shou
troops spend four months reducing the city's defences and another two years
tracking down and defeating the clan leaders. By imperial decree, most of
the Ho clan is slain. Some members survive and reestablish the clan. Shou
atrocities during this uprising were widely spread among the barons and

1177 (1/1) {-73 DR}:
-[Kozakura]Ascension of Mori, first emperor of the Kozakuran people.

1271 (2/34) {21 DR}:
-[Kozakura] PrinceMiki begins his campaigns to subjugate the northern korobokura

1282 (2/45) {32 DR}:
-[Kozakura] The northern Korobukura overwhelm Todaijo,  the stronghold of
Prince Miki. He and all his followers are slain. The korobokura cheiften
Inoyep begins to recover lands lost to Prince Mikki.

1284 (2/47) {34 DR} :
-[Kozakura] The Emperor Itonin leads an army against the northern
korobokura. In the midst of the campaign Inoyep is treacherously
assassinated by Akarweop,  one of his sub-chiefs. Itonin accepts
Akarweop's peace offer. At the peace council,  Akarweop and his allied
chiefs are slain. Leadership of the northern korobokura is destroyed.

1310 (3/13) {60 DR}:
-[Kozakura] Chiro no Maasate establishes a Kozukuran colony on Tenmei.

1330 {80 DR}:
-[Shou]Invasion of the Horse Barbarians. The fifth Emperor Chin of the Kao
Dynasty routs them in the Battle of the Silver Grasslands.

1384 {134 DR}:
-[Shou]The mariner Wan Ko Hei discovers Kozakura, and is presented to
Emperor Koshu at the Kozakuran capital at Fukama. Note discrepancy with
Kozokuran date.

1490 (6/13) {240 DR}:
-[Kozakura] The last resistence of the northern korobokura is overcome.
The northern provinces are formally declared part of the imperial lands.

1499 (6/22) {249 DR}:
-[Kozakura] The first envoys from Shou Lung arrive at the imperial capital
of Fukama. Shou Lung histories refer to this as the "discovery" of
Kozakura. See earlier entry for Shou dating discrepency.

1501 (669 Wa) {251 DR}:
-[Shou]The Wa warlords overthrow the rulership of their Shou Lung
governors, destroying many things Shou Lung in the ensuing rebellion. Civil
war rocks the island for more than 200 years before a stable government
emerges, but the various petty warlords of Wa present a unified front
against the "outland invaders."
-[Wa]The Shou Lung are finally driven out of Wa by Nitta Shogoro, the
Hidden Shogun. In the midst of the final battle, the Giants in Gray are
seen watching the carnage. Shogoro proclaims this as a sign of doom for the
Emperor Chin. After the victory, there is growing contention among the
victors as Shogoro's sway over them weakens. By the end of the year the
government has split into several factions.

1502 (670 Wa) {252 DR}:
-[Wa}Nitta Shogoro attempts to force the Empress Bishakammon to name him
regent of Wa. His move is thwarted when the Great Minister of the Left
refuses to recognize him and declares his support for the Empress' youngest
son. The capital is divided into two camps and violent skirmishing breaks
into open warfare.

1503 (671 Wa) {253 DR}:
-[Shou]The twelfth Emperor Chin of the Kao Dynasty, faced with defeat in
Wa, declares "The Unleashing of Shackles." Wa is recognized as an
independent state, and the tattered remains of the Shou Lung Regiment of
the Grey Blossom are withdrawn from Wa. Many monuments are erected in the
capital declaring the wondrous nature of the emperor as the sage
emancipator of noble foreign peoples.
-[Wa]:Emissaries from the Twelfth Emperor Chin of the Kao Dynasty arrive
with a proclamation declaring Wa as fellow states of Shou Lung and further
lifting the burden of tribute from the inhabitants of that land. Further
proclamations grant citizenship to any person of Wa wishing to settle in
Shou Lung, provided that person can demonstrate Shou Lung ancestry. Trade
agreements are also reached allowing for open ports between the two lands.
Nakamaru is named as one of these and the Empress allows the establishment
of a small Shou Lung community there. It is carefully guarded and watched,
as the governor, a descendant of General Yoshibei, does not want the return
of Shou Lung occupation. The commander of the Grey Blossom regiment
petitions the governor for permission to remain in Wa. He has little desire
to return to Shou Lung as the commander of a defeated army. Many of his men
also petition to remain. These requests are granted and the Grey Blossom
mercenary regiment is founded. Initially it is in the service of the
governor of Nakamaru.
-[Shou/Tu]The Nights of the Screaming Demons, a six-day span when major
cities along the Fenghsintzu River are visited by great, roaring spirits
that chase people from the streets. The next morning, several prominent
bureaucrats are discovered missing. Those missing were noted for their
incompetence and corruption, so their passing was noted only to make the
other bureaucrats more responsive to the people's needs. The autobiography
of a H'sin-to crime lord, published in 1545, links the Black Leopards to
the Screaming Demons, but no other mention is made.

1562 (7/25) {312 DR}:
-[Kozakura] The korobokuran hero,  Poiyopepoen,  leads the remainder of his
people in a great migration to Tenmei. There they settle in the deep
woods,  hidden well away from the small human settlements.

1583 (7/46) {333 DR}:
-[Kozakura] Under the guidance of Prince Sanetomo,  the Prime Minister,
Emperor Sentai begins the Great Land Reforms. Much property is
redistributed and the status of korobokura and hengeyokai is formally
defined as outside the Kozakuran government. the action sparks many fierce
uprisings. the end result is the strengthening of Prince Sanetomo's
family,  the Honda.

1639 (8/42) {389 DR}:
-[Kozakura] the Way of Enlightenment is introduced to Kozakura.

1681 (9/24) {431 DR}:
-[Kozakura] Empress Jumei begins the construction of a new capital at Dojyu.

1755 (10/38) {505 DR}:
-[Kozakura] The Black Castle is founded by Aga in the Miyama province.

1761 {511 DR}:
-[Shou]The Sixteenth Emperor Chin of the Kao Dynasty declares "The
Revealing of Scrolls." The discussion of knowledge is encouraged, and many
rival schools are established. The sciences of Astronomy, Alchemy, and
Geomancy are in a golden age. Priests of the Path of Enlightenment are
dispatched to the far reaches of the globe, setting up shrines as far away
as Kozakura. (In Kozakura, the faith is known as the Way of Enlightment,
much to the mutual embarrassment of Shou Lung followers of the Path of
Enlightenment, and its rival faith, the Way).

1787 (11/21) {537 DR}:
-[Kozakura] The Black Castle is destroyed by Kinusake no Yori.

1800 (11/23) {550 DR}:
-[Kozakura] The village of Kuda is founded as the provincial capital of
Miyama by Kinusake no Yori's grandson.

1810 {560 DR}:
-[Shou]The Impossible Palace of the Silver Domes reappears briefly, but
disappears again before investigation may be made.

1831 (11/54) {581 DR}:
-[Kozakura] The Zakura Insurrection begins in the north against the
empress. prince Sagi,  half-brother of Emperor Toakimi,  was persuaded by
the Nagato family to rebel when the Honda family supported Princess Kodaiku
after the death of her childless husband, Toakimi. The northern rebels
established a separate capital at Senita. The northern court survives for
68 years. During this time 3 emperors are proclaimed by the rebels: Sagi
(11/54),  Gosagi (12/46),  and Ouizu (12/59).

1878 (12/41) {628 DR}:
-[Kozakura] The Kanchi school of the Way of Enlightenment is founded.

1881 {631 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu]The Wasting Sickness sweeps the continent. In dealing with the
emergency, local lords are granted more power in the bureaucracy,
particularly in the hard-hit southern provinces. Thus more power falls
into the hands of the local lords, for the first time since the destruction
of the Ho clan in Ausa.

1889 (12/52) {639 DR}:
-[Kozakura]  Suffering from the political and financial strain of the
Zakura Insurrection,  Empress Kodaiku is compelled to name Honda no okumi
as regent for her young son,  Bidamu. The Honda control of the imperial
court is now complete.

1895 {645 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu] Incursion of jungle barbarians results in the appointment of a
T'u Lung native as captain of a Shou Lung garrison post. Over the next 500
years more and more natives of the southern provinces come to the fore in
the military.

1899 (13/2) {649 DR}:
-[Kozakura]  The last stronghold of the Zakura Insurrection is captured.
the war is officially ended and the rebel court destroyed.

1920 {670 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu] Invasion of the Southern Barbarians. An invasion of southern
barbarians overruns the Wetpeng garrison and Kahgang Su. For the first
time local forces outnumber those loyal to the emperor in the armies
repelling the invasion. The invasion ends suddenIy and the barbarian forces
retreat. The cause of the retreat is unknown, but guessed to be the death
or other loss of the barbarian's charismatic leader. Many of the clan
militias and mercenary forces formed during this invasion remain in place
after this time.

2011 {761 DR}:
-[Shou]The Impossible Palace reappears, then disappears again with a party
of investigators inside.

2036 (15/19) {786 DR}:
-[Kozakura] The Konjo school is introduced to Kozakura.

2050 {800 DR}:
-[Shou]The last ruler of the Kao Dynasty and his family perish in a fire
that sweeps the old Imperial City. His third cousin Ton Bor becomes the
first emperor of the La (Wax) Dynasty. The reigns of this emperor and those
that follow in his dynasty are controlled by rival factions and secret
societies, and the name of the dynasty has been given to it by the
successor Kuo Dynasty to reflect the malleability of its rulers. (Its own
name was Yin [Silver], but that name has been eradicated from all tomes in
the empire, and only survives in records in Kozakura and other lesser

2053 {803 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu]The Yang clan takes control of the Tyu Ton garrison, replacing
Shou troops with those loyal to Yang. There is widespread feeling that the
La Dynasty is insufficient for the task of controlling an empire, and most
garrisons are infiltrated by secret societies, including the Black
Leopards, who make a resurgence during this time.

2055 (15/38) {805 DR}:
-[Kozakura] Ichiro the Swordsman fights his first duel at the age of ten.
In the next 83 years,  he becomes the foremost swordsman of Kozakura.
legnds maintains he was the finest swordsman who ever lived or ever will
live. Living the life of a wastrel and vagabond,  he is never beaten in a
duel. Shortly before his death,  it is said he achieved his ultimate goal,
making the perfect weapon,  infusing it with the very essence of his life.
It is the Breath-Floating-Sword and it has never been found.

2061 (1229 Wa) {811 DR}:
-[Wa]Hidegari legusa sails from Wa with a fleet of 1,000 ships. He lands on
the southwestern tip of Shinkoku and immediately secures the provinces as a
base of operations. Initial resistance to the invasion is thwarted when
Hidegari persuades several daimyo of the area to join his army. The winter
season forestalls further reinforcements from Wa and conquest stalls in the
south. By the next spring, the Kozakurans have stabilized the front and no
more progress can be made. Iegusa appoints the Nakori, Tokuma, and
Tsuburaya families as governors of the conquered provinces. Raiding
continues along the border for many years. Hidegari legusa returns to Wa.
(note dating disceprency)

2062 (1230 Wa) {812 DR} :
-[Wa]Hidegari legusa launches the Orchid Fleet, a combined force of ships
from Wa and southern Shinkoku. His plan is to strike at the capital of
Kozakura, but his fleet is intercepted at sea by Honda no Mototsune. During
a fierce storm that Hidegari's sorcerers are unable to control, a bloody
hand-to-hand battle is fought. His ship ablaze and his men dead or dying,
Hidegari's ship disappears into a sudden fog. Thereafter, his gruesome
ghosl ship is said to be seen on occasion by sailors.(note dating

2063 (1231Wa) {813 DR}:
-[Wa] The Kozakuran leader, Honda no Mototsune, reclaims the southern
provinces of Shinkoku. After several months of warfare, the Nakori clan is
forced to retreat to Wa. At the same time Shiro Tokuma deserts his command,
a blot which hangs over his descendants for the centuries that follow.
Likewise stained is the Shinkoku branch of the Tsurabaya who are forced to
swear allegiance to Honda no Mototsune. (note dating disceprency)

2161 (17/24) {911 DR}:
-[Kozakura] An invasion fleet from Wa commanded by Hidegari Iegusa lands on
the southwestern tip of Shinkoku,  conquering several provinces. the
shogunate organizes a counterattack,  but the effort is hampered by the
defection of several southern lords. After the intial battles both sides
are unable to make further progress. raiding along the borders of the
occupied provinces becomes a common practice of the Kozakuran families in
the area. (note dating discrepency).

2172 (17/35) {922 DR}:
-[Kozakura]  Hidegaris Iegusa attempts to break the deadlock in the
Southern War by invading the Dai plain from the sea. the regent,  Honda no
Mototsune,  launches a force onto the Inland Sea. In the midst of a great
storm raised by Mototsune's sorcerers,  the two navies meet. For two days
a fierce hand-to-hand battle rages across the decks of over 300 ships. In
the end,  his ship ablaze and most of his men dead,  Iegusa refuses to
surrender or leave his ship. With Iegusa dead and his army broken
Mototsune begins the recapture of the occupied southern provinces.

2173 (17/36) {923 DR}:
-[Kozakura] The Great Hunt begins in the southern provinces. As the
survivors of Iegusa's naval expedition return to their conquered
territories,  fell creatures and oppresses peasents exact a horrible
revenge on the stragglers. many villages overthrow their oppressors and
proclaim their freedom. As Mototsune's army arrives,  many of these
communities refuse to give up their independence. Mototsune savagely
destroys these rebellious hyakusho (non-samurai classes),  leaving a wake
of devastation behind him.

2181 (17/44) {931 DR}:
-[Kozakura] Honda Mototsune completes the reconquest of the southern provinces.

2190 (1358 Wa) {940 DR}:
-[Wa]Great Teacher Saizu (later known as Saizu the Immortal) appears over
the capital standing on a cloud. Upon his landing spot is built a huge
temple. Saizu begins his teachings of the Winter Sect of the Path of

2198 (18/1) {948 DR}:
-[Kozakura] Dorumijii Monastery built in Miyama province.

2201 (18/4) {951 DR}:
-[Kozakura]  Konjo Monastery built in Miyama province.

2238 {988 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu]Wai Fu Hong leads a group of cities in revolt against imperial
taxes. Instead of reprisal, the throne negotiates, concentrating instead on
not spreading the news of the revolt. T'u Lung nobles (as they think
themselves now, a separate entity from the corrupt northerners) are
encouraged by the perceived weakness of the imperial court.

2285 (19/28) {1035 DR}:
-[Kozakura]  Prompted by the weakness of the imperial court the Hojo family
precipitates the Tennu War. the country splits between supporters of the
emperor,  under control of the Honda family,  and the Hoja cause.

2289 (19/32) {1039 DR}:
-[Kozakura]  Hojo forces win Battle of Kurisammyaku,  conquering Miyama
province. The emperor Sago is assasinated.

2294 {1044 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu]Two of the concubines of the thirteenth Emperor Chin of the La
Dynasty give birth within hours of each other (the emperor is otherwise
less and without heir). Factions gather over the succession.

2296 (19/39) {1046 DR}:
-[Kozakura] Under the authority of the puppet Emperor Showaji,  the Hojo
family assumes the title shogun. Although fighting continues sporadically
for many years the Tennu War is considered to have ended. The power of the
Honda family is broken. Most of its members are exiled or executed,  the
few that remain have their power carefully restricted.

2297 (19/40) {1047 DR}:
-[Kozakura]  the Bakufu (Shogun's capital) is officially declared at Gifu.
Most of the lords of Kozakura present themselves to the Hojo shogun there.
Those who do not come are considered enemies of the shogunate.

2310 {1060 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu]Last Emperor of the La Dynasty takes ill, but refuses to name an
heir to the throne, fearing that he might meet an untimely end if he did.
The southern lords begin mobilizing their armies and those remaining
southern garrisons loyal to the Shou are overthrown.

2312 {1062 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu]The seventh and last emperor Chin of the La Dynasty dies without
recognizing either son as heir. The provincial armies and bureaucrats
favor Shin Lu, while the southern nobles and courtiers back the malleable
Shin Gisen. War breaks out and the La Castle and the new Imperial Capital
are burned.

2315 {1065 DR}:
-[Shou/Tu]The Battle of Crimson Wheat. Shin Ginsen's forces are destroyed,
but the victorious Shin Lu's forces are too weak to pursue. Lu returns to
the old capital with theEmblems of Imperial Authority and becomes the first
Emperor Chin Kuo (Nation) Dynasty. His first directive is to offer to
supporters of Ginsen "The Choice of Blades' or flee to the south to the
stronghold by Shin Ginsen's nobles. Most chose to flee south.

2316 {1066 DR}:
-[Shou]Shin Ginsen is proclaimed Emperor in Chia Wan Ch'uan, and recognized
as the first Emperor of the Lui (Green) Dynasty. Shou Lung attempts to put
down the uprising fails, in the first of the Uncountable Wars between the
two countries,  which continue for the next 250 years.
-[Tu] Shin Ginsen is made the first emperor of the Lui Dynasty, forming the
respected nation of T'u Lung. Shou Lung forces invade T'u Lung but are
repulsed. Shou Lung calls these invasions over the next 250 years the
Uncountable Wars, but T'u Lung refers to them as the Major Incursions of
The Northern Barbarians in their texts. The writings out of the T'u Lung
provinces from this point on refer to Shou Lung as a corrupt empire on the
verge of internal collapse. The powerful families in T'u Lung, backing the
new emperor, are the Tan, Ho, Wai, and Yang families. They extend their
power over the next 40 years.

2317 {1067 DR}:
-[Tu] In order to repel the Shou invaders, Emperor Lui (Shin Ginsen)
appeals to the secret societies, declaring an amnesty for those
organizations that had been previously banned by the Shou, provided they
send troops to help in the First Incursion. The combined force, called "The
Might of the South," routes the northerners at the Battle of Feng Wa
Crossing and the Stand of Ninto. The Black Leopard Cult, while neither the
largest nor the most popular force on the field, is well represented.
-[Tabot]  The High Lord of Oceans,  a six year old boy,  single handedly
overthrows the nobles of Tabot and establishes the government as it is
known today. The nobles are stripped of their power and reduced to titles
and small estates in their former territories. The Council kashag is
formed to advise the High Lord of Oceans,  composed of one monk and 3 lay
peasents. the High Lord of oceans ruled for 82 years,  then chose a worthy
successor and disappeared into the mountains.

2335 (20/18) {1085 DR}:
-[Kozakura]  Gizu Hanashi is appointed shugo of Toyaki province. All
provinces are now directly or indirectly under Hojo control. the country
is unified under a shogun.

2356 {1106 DR}:
-[Tu] In order to strengthen the ties between the emperor and the barons,
Emperor Shin Ginsen marries his eldest daughter, Shin Do, to the scion of
the Wai Clan, Wai Long Hwa. The festivities were scheduled for high summer
but were pushed back by the 15th Incursion, so the wedding occurred in the
winter, an unlucky time according to court seers.

2358 {1108 DR}:
-[Tu]Shin Ginsen dies in a hunting accident. His son, Shin Rokan, becomes
the second emperor of the Lui Dynasty. Shin Rokan proves to be a less
capable commander than his father, for while he blunts the Shou attacks in
the 16th Incursion at the Battle of the Blood Plains, he loses a
significant portion of the northern territories in the process. The various
baronial clans rumble in dissent.

2366 {1116 DR}:
-[Tu]Shin Rokan proposes to remove the power of the armies from the barons,
increase taxes to pay for the new forces, and demand of all an oath of
loyalty to the Lui dynasty above all. He is assassinated by Wai Long Hwa,
who proclaims himself Emperor. The Ho and Tan families form an alliance and
secede, as does the Yang Clan. This is the beginning of the "Three
Kingdoms" period of T'u Lung history There are fewer Shou Lung incursions
during this period as the corrupt northerners send diplomatic missions to
first one, then the other, then the third kingdom, hoping to weaken all and
eventually reabsorb them into the Shou empire.

2384 {1134 DR}:
-[Shou]Shin Lu dies after 70 years on the throne, and is given the deific
name of Ying (Eagle). Shin's son becomes the second Emperor Chin
-[Tu] The hated Shin Lu, emperor of Shou Lung, dies of old age. A meeting
to celebrate the death among representatives of the Three Kingdoms ends in
poison. treachery, and assassination. None of the leaders of the kingdoms
attended the celebration.

2390 {1140 DR}:
-[Shou]The second Emperor dies of old age and is given the deific name of
Tz'u Wei (Hedgehog). His grandson takes the throne as the Emperor Chin.

2392 (21/15) {1142 DR}:
-[Kozakura]  The wu jen Ch'u tei Zao and Goboro the Lame engage in a
murderous duel of sorcery. So great are their powers that one stands atop
Mount Kaza and the other on the neighboring peaks  of Dagoryama. For an
entire the sky in the area is changed to a horrid violet-green. The
villages,  fields,  and forest between the two are burned to cinders. the
237-year-old feud apparently ends with the climatic explosion of the peak
of Mount Kaza. the site is now called Broken-Dish-Mountain for the shape
of the remaining mount. No bodies are found,  so it is difficult to say if
the feud ended or is postponed.

2398 {1148 DR}:
-[Tu] The Three Kingdoms are reunited. Wai Long Hwa is officially
recognized as the third emperor of the Lui Dynasty. The Ho and Tan families
are defeated in the war, though still powerful. The Yang family is given
autonomous control of its lands in a diplomatic settlemeet. The Maki Clan,
a group of upstart barons, gains power during this time by supporting Wai.

2399 {1149 DR}:
-[Tu]The third emperor demands an oath of loyalty to the throne and to the
barons who support it, and taxes heavily to support his rebuilding

2403 {1153 DR}:
-[Tu]The 29th Incursion of the Shou Lung. During this incursion the city of
Balanzia is attacked and its walls breached for the sixth time. Incurring
an ancient curse, the inhabitants of the city go mad and abandon the city.

2404 (1572 Wa) {1154 DR}:
-[Wa]The Tokiryo War is fought. Although only a short skirmish in this long
period of warfare, it marks the beginning of the rise of the Matasuuri
clan. By the end of the war, the Matasuuri and the Loyal Families have
conquered the small provinces of the north. However, the various lords
still do not cooperate towards further ends. The Matasuuri begin a slow
effort to unite the north.

2408 {1158 DR}:
-[Tu]Wai Long dies in his sleep and is succeeded by his son, Wai Long Sun,
the fourth emperor in the Lui Dynasty.

2419 {1169 DR}:
-[Tu] Jo He Ting, a potter of Chedoru, creates a set of magic bowls for the
imperial court. These eight bowls bestow clear thought on those who eat
from them, but only for an hour after they are used.

2423 {1173 DR}:
-[Tu]The bowls provide no protection from poison, however, and Wai Long Sun
dies after eating poisoned rice from the bowls while seeking an answer to
the problem of what to do about ambitious relatives. Wai Long Sun's cousin,
Wai Chu Doang, becomes the fifth emperor of the Lui Dynasty. He uses the
oath of loyalty to raise large, powerful armies, both to contain the
baronial clans and to fight Shou Lung. His heavy-handed military solutions
to domestic problems earn his reign the name "The Law of Fists."

2430 {1180 DR}:
-[Shou]The third Emperor dies and is given the deific name (Panther). He is
succeeded by his wife, who rules as the fourth Emperor Chin until his son
comes of age.

2432 {1182 DR}:
-[Shou]The fourth Emperor steps down and retires to a monastery. Upon her
death 30 years later she is given the deific name Yeh (Nightingale). Her
son becomes fifth Emperor Chin.

2444 (22/7) {1194 DR}:
-[Kozakura]  The career of Ichi the Highwayman ends in his death.

2456 (1624 Wa) {1206 DR}:
-[Shou]The fifth Emperor Chin distinguishes himself in battle against
pirates of the Celestial Sea, sacking several havens of the pirates,
including the one located on Akari. Wa, also hurt by pirate raids,
recognizes Shou Lung claims to small islands in the Celestial Sea.
-[Wa]Pirate activity in the Celestial Sea has become quite troublesome
after several years of petty raiding. Approached by envoys of Shou Lung,
the Shogun agrees to a joint expedition against the wako. The Shogun's
contribution is limited since the wako are unofficially protected by Wa
nobles. To appease the Fifth Emperor Chin of the Lui Dynasty the Shogun
signs over several small islands in the sea south of Wa.

2469 {1219 DR}:
-[Tu]The 41st Incursion. Wai Chu Doang leads his troops in the Battle of
Tan. They are routed, and the emperor is chased into the Thai Salt Flats
and slain by Shou assassins. Wai Chu Cor, the emperor's only son, turns
back the incursion, but dies of wounds suffered in the Battle of Steaming
Horses before he can ascend the throne. Wai Chu Doang's grandson, Wai Juku
A'ti, becomes the sixth emperor of T'u Lung.

2479 (1647 Wa) {1229 DR}:
-[Wa]The Matasuuri clan, having consolidated several of the smaller
provinces of the north, is offered the opportunity to ally with the Makino
clan, who are at this time the most powerful daimyo of Wa. The pact is
sealed and under the generalship of Matasuuri Shogoro the process of
unification is begun. The Matasuuri become the strong right arm of the

2484 (22/47) {1234 DR}:
-[Kozakura]  Dorumiji Monastery destroyed by hostile sohei.

2493 (1661 Wa) {1243 DR}:
-[Wa]Upon the instructions of Matasuuri Shogoro, Makino Mansaku, the power
of the Makino clan is struck down by ninja. Matasuuri begins the Summer
March on the capital. Upon reaching a plain outside of Tomo, the Matasuuri
army is faced by a coalition of other daimyo. The battle goes badly for the
Matasuuri and they are forced to retreat behind the defences of Tomo. The
enemy lays siege to the town.

2494 (1662 Wa) {1244 DR}:
-[Wa]: Matasuuri Shogoro manages to convince the daimyo of southern Wa to
march on the lands of the central daimyo who are currently besieging him at
Tomo. The enemy is distracted and weakened, enabling Shogoro to bring in
reinforcements and break the siege. He spends the rest of the summer
consolidating his position in the Tomo region.

2495 (1663 Wa) {1245 DR}:
-[Wa] In the middle of winter, Matasuuri Shogoro makes the unprecedented
move of beginning a campaign. Catching his enemies off-guard, he reaches
the capital in force and demands his recognition as shogun. Armed with his
official title, Shogoro persuades many daimyo to ally themselves with him.
He faces his last major resistance at the battle of Shido Plain. Although
there are several years of campaigns after this, Wa is officially
considered under the rule of the new shogun.

2500  {1250 DR}:
-[Shou]The fifth Emperor Chin dies in a hunting accident. His grandson
becomes the sixth Emperor Chin. The deceased emperor is given the deific
name Yeh T'u (Hare), giving rise to speculation that he was assassinated by
a jealous relative.

2511 {1261 DR}:
-[Tu] Wai Juku A'ti dies when an evil spirit steals his soul. Shou Lung wu
jen are suspected, and Shou natives are persecuted, though later evidence
indicates that a rival family or cult was responsible. The eldest son, Wai
Chi Con, dies in a sailing accident soon afterward, and the second son, the
weaker Wai Lo Yan, becomes the seventh emperor of T'u Lung. Wai Lo Yan is
young and sickly, taken to fevers and fits for most of his reign. Court
politicians and baronial clans prosper through intrigue during this period.

2543 {1293 DR}:
-[Shou]The sixth Emperor Chin dies of old age, and is given the deific name
Ch'uan (Dog) for his faithful service to the memories of his forbearers.
His son becomes the seventh Emperor Chin.

2555 {1305 DR}:
-[Tu] Wai Lo Yan proves to be one of the most long-lived and competent of
the Lui Dynasty, lasting 44 years before passing on from a particularly
vicious fever. His only direct descendent is a daughter. Under tradition
dating back to Shou Lung, the daughter would be made emperor, but the T'u
Lung nobles bristle at the thought. Instead, the daughter is made regent
until Wai Gada Sinzu, Wai Lo Yan's nephew (through a younger sister) comes
of age. The daughter was named Wai Yeh Ying, but is only remembered
officially as Wai Lo Yan's Daughter in texts. Her reign is called "The

2558 {1308 DR}:
-[Tu] Wai Gada Sinzu, the nephew, takes the throne as the eighth emperor of
the Lui Dynasty. Wai Yeh Yin disappears soon after. Diplomatic overtures
with Shou Lung are made, stabilizing the border and ending the major
incursions (though armed forces of the Shou continue to invade, usually
seeking criminals of the state who flee south to sanctuary). The Shou
consider these wars to beuncountable, but T'u Lung official histories
identify no fewer than 74 separate invasions (Shou Lung scholars dispute
these figures).

2561 {1311 DR}:
-[Shou]The seventh Emperor Chin dies mysteriously in his sleep. He is given
the deific name Hsiao (Owl). His son becomes the eighth Emperor Chin of the
Eighth Dynasty of Shou Lung.

2586 (1754 Wa) {1336 DR}:
-[Wa]  Matasuuri Nagahide becomes the new shogun. Foreign traders are
ordered to leave the country. Unauthorized interaction with foreigners is
declared illiegal.

2587 (1755 Wa) {1337 DR}:
-[Wa]  Government forces slaughter thousands at Juzimura Castle,  which had
been seized by a coalition of displaced ronin and radical worshippers of
Chauntea. After the seige is broken,  the government denounces Chuantea as
an illegal deity. Worship of Chuantea is declared an offence punishable by

2588 {1338 DR}:
-[Horse Plains] Yamun Khahan of Clan Hoekun conquers the Commani tribe,
beginning his rise to power.

2589 (1757 Wa) {1339 DR}:
-[Shou]The Eighth Emperor Chin announces the "Gathering of Pearls" as a
goal of his reign. Plans are set in motion to recover lost artifacts and
books. Excavations begin in cities that have been noted as capitals. Old
territories to the north and west are brought back under imperial control.
Contacts with Wa and Kozakura are expanded. The nobles of T'u Lung fear
that this is an attempt to isolate their nation in the world.
-[Wa] New contacts are made between the countries of Wa and Shou Lung.
Restrictions limitting contact with foreigners are somewhat relaxed. The
port city of Akkaido expands foreign trade.
-[Tu] The perfidy of the Shou is revealed when their emperor declares the
"Gathering of Pearls," at first glance a gathering of knowledge, but in
reality a subtle attempt to further isolate T'u Lung from the rest of the
civilized world. In response, T'u Lung opens its doors to traders and
establishes diplomatic missions to Tabat, Wa, and Kozakura.

2592 (24/35) (1760 Wa) {1342 DR}:
-[Wa]A bitter feud between Funada Toragi and Funada Kazuo erupts, reaching
a bitter conclusion. Lord Kazuo contrives evidence that his brother is
planning to support a nephew of the shogun in a coup. The shogun orders
Toragi and several other lords executed and exiles his nephew to the Island
of One Thousand Pines. The coup, while it had been discussed, was far from
a reality at the time.
-[Kozakura]  The Hojo War begins.

2598 (24/41) {1348 DR}:
-[Kozakura]  The Battle of Norinoshima ends the Hojo War with the defeat of
the Hojo forces.

2599 {1349 DR}:
-[Shou]The Puissant Department of Joyful Rediscovery charges the Ko family
with the task of turning Akari Island into a maritime colony and forward
base for his Magnificent and Just Majesty's Fleet.

2601 (1769 Wa) {1351 DR}:
-[Wa]  The shogunate orders daimyos to raise the moral standards in their
provinces. Known and suspected adulteres are executed,  waitresses are
banned from teahouses,  and luxury items are forbidden to the lower

2602  (1770 Wa) {1352 DR}:
-[Tu] After the birth of two daughters (who cannot take the throne, save as
regents), Wai Gada Sinzu's wife gives birth to twin sons, named Wai Anku
and Wai Soreti. Various factions, families, and cults begin taking sides,
sending gifts to one son or the other.
-[Shou]  The events of OA6 take place.
-[Wa]  The events of OA7 take place.
-[Horse Plains] Yamun Khahan turns his armies on the caravans of the Golden Way.

2607 (24/50) (1775 Wa) {1357 DR}:
-Kara-Tur Boxed set correct to this date.
-[Shou]The events of the module OA3 take place.
-[Wa] The events of the adventure OA4 take place.
-[Kozakura] The events of OA1 take place.
-[Tu] An outpost of the Black Leopard Cult is found and destroyed on Akari
Island. This is believed to be an offshoot of the sect founded by the high
priest who escaped down the Fenghsintzu river. When the news arrives in
Pendir Chao and H'sin-to, there are massive parades and demonstrations by
followers of the Black Leopard, who understand that a group of Shou Lung
merchants brought in outside mercenaries to destroy the surviving cultists.

2608 {1358 DR}:
-[Tu] The events of the adventure OA5 take place.
-[Kara-tur] Time of Troubles. For three months in the summer magical and
natural chaos ensues,  none are able to divine the cause. Then,  suddenly,
the chaos disappears,  though it does leae its mark in the form of wild and
dead magic zones scattered throughout the lands. Interestingly,  during
this period the Temples are unable to contact the Immortals,  and
afterwords none are willing to discuss this amazing event.

2609 {1359 DR}:
-[Semphar] Hubadai,  Yamun Khahan's son conquers Semphar in his father's name.
-[Shou]  The Tuigan breech the Dragonwall and invade Shou Lung. After a
hard fought campaign a truce is declared,  in exchange for the lives of the
ministers of War and State Yamun Khahan departs from Shou Lung. The
Minister of State Security is discovered to be a traitor,  working for the
Tuigan. The Mandrinate goes into an uproar as no less then three of the
Emperor's top ministerpositions are left open.
-[Khazari]  Khazari's Prince Ogandi sues for peace following a Tuigan
victory at the battle of Manass.

2610 (24/53) {1360 DR}:
-[Kozakura] The events of OA2 take place.

Kara-Tur Boxed Set
FR 12 Horde Campaign
OA1 Swords of the Daimyo
OA2 Night of the Seven Swords
OA3 Ochimo, the Spirit Warrior
OA4 Blood of the Yakuza
OA5 Mad Monkey vs The Dragon Claw
OA6 Ronin Challenge
OA7 Test of the Samurai

Below is an update of the Kara-tur timeline,  including some events from
the Hordelands,  Koryo,  and a hypothetical starting date for the Takanaka
War in Kozakura,  as well as a description of module events for OA6&7. the
events of OA1&2 are not important enough to warrent inclusion in the
timeline,  but I don't have access to OA#3,4,&5. If there are "national"
events depicted in those modules,  I for one would appreciate a write up
from someone who has them:)

In general,  the dates below are not as firm as those given in the earlier
version,  The events had no firm dates given,  so I had to extrapolate from
the text.

c221-580: {-1029 DR to -670 DR}:
-[Hordelands]  During the Li Dynasty the Shou warriors seize the lands from
the Koryaz mountains to the Rusj River,  and the mountains of Khazari.
Later,  the Kalmyks arise out of the Hagga Shan and drive the Shou back
into the heart of the Chukei Plateu. Khazari rebels in this period of Shou
weakness and proclaims its independence. The Kalmyk's squabbling prevents
further successes,  and the Copper Demon of Tros appears and seizes the
eastern portion of the Kalmyk empire. The remaining Kalmyks split into two
groups,  those north of the Kora Shan and those south of it.

631 {-619 DR}
-[Shou] The Imperial Capital moves from Hsi-Feng to Hai Sheng (now renamed

c1025-1100: {-225 to -150 DR}:
-[Hordelands] The fall of the Copper Demon of Tros marks the resurgence of
the Shou. The Northern Kalmyks become a vassal state of the Shou,  as do
Khazari,  Solon,  and Semphar. The Southern Kalmyks,  now called the
Suren,  continue to resist but are steadily pushed west where they struggle
against the realm of Raumathar.

c1100-1330: {-150 to 80 DR }
-[Hordelands] Narfell and Raumather destroy each other in "The Great
Conflagration". The Suren take advantage of this to drive the Raumatharans
from the Steppe. Continuing there advance the barbarian horde overwhelms
most of modern Narfell before they are stopped.

1330 {80 DR}:
-[Shou] Invasion of the Horse Barbarians. The fifth Emperor Chin of the Kao
Dynasty routs them in the Battle of the Silver Grasslands.
-[Hordelands]  The Suren conquer the weakened outlying states of the Shou.
Khazari and Ra-Khati are overwhelmed,  Semphar is cut off from Shou Lung
and establishes its own independence. The Suren tribes again bicker,  they
soon lose control of their conquests.

2589 (1757 Wa) {1339 DR}:
-[Shou]The Eighth Emperor Chin announces the "Gathering of Pearls" as a
goal of his reign. Plans are set in motion to recover lost artifacts and
books. Excavations begin in cities that have been noted as capitals. Old
territories to the north and west are brought back under imperial control.
Contacts with Wa and Kozakura are expanded. The nobles of T'u Lung fear
that this is an attempt to isolate their nation in the world.
-[Wa] New contacts are made between the countries of Wa and Shou Lung.
Restrictions limitting contact with foreigners are somewhat relaxed. The
port city of Akkaido expands foreign trade.
-[Tu] The perfidy of the Shou is revealed when their emperor declares the
"Gathering of Pearls," at first glance a gathering of knowledge, but in
reality a subtle attempt to further isolate T'u Lung from the rest of the
civilized world. In response, T'u Lung opens its doors to traders and
establishes diplomatic missions to Tabat, Wa, and Kozakura.
-[Koryo]  The King of Silla conquers the neighboring kingdoms of Koguryo
and Saishu,  uniting the Choson penisula.

2602  (1770 Wa) {1352 DR}:
-[Shou]  The events of OA6 take place.
-[Shou] Mysterious warriors from the jungle raid the province of Chu' Yuan.
When the province's Governor  Kawabi is unable to halt the raids the
Emperor sends General Goyat Nagumo to aid him. Later in the year General
Nagumo and Governor Kawabi fight a pitched battle,  Governor Kawabi flees
to the south and General Nagumo follows him. Taking their armies with them
they disappear from Shou Lung and are not heard from again.
-[Wa]  The events of OA7 take place.
-[Wa]  The Fochu peninsula is plagued by yellow clouds tainting the
atmosphere and yellow poison fouling the waterways. The taint is traced to
the machinations of a powerful Wu jen named Za-Jikku,  but his plot is
foiled by a band of brave gaijen heroes.
-[Horse Plains] Yamun Khahan turns his armies on the caravans of the Golden Way.

2604 {1354 DR}
-[Koryo]  The King of Silla musters a fleet to invade the hated Kozukurans.
His fleet is destroyed by a tsunami,  and the resulting turmoil enabled
one of his generals,  Wanang Sun,  to overthrow him and unite the factions
of Choson into the Kingdom of Koryo.

2608 {1358 DR}:
-[Tu] The events of the adventure OA5 take place.
-[Kara-tur] Time of Troubles. For three months in the summer magical and
natural chaos ensues,  none are able to divine the cause. Then,  suddenly,
the chaos disappears,  though it does leae its mark in the form of wild and
dead magic zones scattered throughout the lands. Interestingly,  during
this period the Temples and shukenja are unable to contact the Nine
Immortals,  and afterwords none are willing to discuss this amazing event.
-[Kozakura]  Following the Time of Troubles the Shikken,  Takenaka Okawa,
refuses to step down when the young Shogun,  Hojo Kawabuko,  turned 18.
Instead he attempts to force the young Shogun into early retirement.
Dissatisfied with the Shikken's performance during the Time of Troubles
Okawa's brother,  Takenaka Sugawara,  rejects the Okawa's plan and musters
his forces on the Shogun's behalf,  the Shikken musters his own forces.
The two armies meet in Oie province,  in the subsequent battle Sugawara is
victorious,  and his armies march towards Gifu. Sugawara was thwarted,
however,  when his brother managed to secure the aid of Hojo Todahiro (the
exiled shogun from the Hojo war) and Gokammu,  the Retired Emperor. After
a confused three day battle all of the factions retreat  towards their home
provinces and a protracted civil war begins to fester in Kozakura,  with no
faction able to gain a significent military or diplomatic advantage.
Kozukura thus passes into chaos.

Kara-Tur Boxed Set
Horde Boxed Set
FR 12 Horde Campaign
OA1 Swords of the Daimyo
OA2 Night of the Seven Swords
OA3 Ochimo, the Spirit Warrior
OA4 Blood of the Yakuza
OA5 Mad Monkey vs The Dragon Claw
OA6 Ronin Challenge
OA7 Test of the Samurai

I would like to extend a special thanks to:
"Andrew J. Stott" 
for their help in acquiring the needed materials for these timelines.
Without their help the timelines wouldn't have happened.

"We look on the same stars,  the sky is common,  the same world surrounds
us. What difference does it make by what pains each seeks the truth?  We
can not attain to so great a secret by one road..."
Symmachus,  "Memorial on the Occasion of the Removal of the Altar of
Victory from the Senate House" (392 AD)

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