Hello, first time post, so be gentle, and if moderators deem this in the wrong place, please let me know.
I thought people may find the following a useful reference. My Runequest campaign started in the years before Dragonrise (there’s too much cool stuff happening). I wanted to collate the events in those years. So, I could then tie key events into the characters lives and their adventures. Some will have a direct influence and be able to participate in. Others like the Windstop, the characters and their families, will be affected by, although they can’t do anything about it.
I hope people find it useful. It’s very much a work in progress. I’ve dragged this from a number of different sources and tried to as accurate as I can.
Timeline of Dragon Pass Prax and River of Cradles
1613 First battle of Moonbroth, kallyr’s failed rebellion.
1615: Duke Raus founded Ronegarth. Grantlands established.
1615/1616: lady Varna, Duke Raus’s wife dies of plague.
1618: incomplete Watchdog of Corfu is assembled and animated.
1618 dark season; A troll insect caravan from Dagori Inkarth arrives in New Pavis and then enters the Big Rubble.
A circular wall of defense is built to protect the New Temple. Initially timber, it is quickly being upgraded to stone walls.
Tatius the Bright orchestrates the destruction of the Dundealos Tribe.
1619: lunars stage surprise naval assault on Karse (invasion of Hendrikiland/Heortland) from Corfu. Troops moved and preparations performed over the last two years in secret.
King Broyan of the Hendrikings retreated to the fortress temple of Whitewall.
New Temple; building continues. Timber buildings house thousands of slaves, workers, soldiers, and priests.
Thousands more slaves are obtained as a result of the Conquest of Heortland.
Earth Season: The Bat arrives in Sartar. It tours the area until Fire season of the following year. 25 souls are sacrificed each week. More before battle. Over a thousand victims are fed to the bat in preparation for the Whitewall siege.
Lunar Coders arrive in Pavis.
Bridge Battle takes place in the Big Rubble, a huge struggle between Uz and Aldryami (who are aided by Yelmalio cultists).
Priests arrive at the New Temple complex from the Lunar Heartland.
Sea: A Giant’s Cradle floats down the Zola Fel to the sea. The Lunar army’s attempts to seize it were thwarted by its defenders.
Sea: Light Son Wulf, Proxy for Count Solanthos, fails to perform the River Ritual. He is found dead in the river.
Sor-eel replaced as Governor of Prax.
Earth season: In Pavis, the new Lunar governor Halcyon Var Enkorth is installed.
Dark season: Whitewall falls.
The gods Orlanth and Ernalda proclaimed dead and the Great Winter comes to Dragon Pass, the Holy Country, and Prax.
The Red Emperor decrees a full year of celebration.
Starving from the Great Winter, refugees from the countryside flee to the towns. Pavis, Sun Dome and Corfu are inundated.
Nomad allies of Pavis and the Sun Dome bring in some provisions from the Wastes. But this is not enough food to stave off impending mass starvation.
Sacred Time: Rites to renew the world utterly fail. At the Sun Dome Temple, evil spirits assail the worshippers, and in horror they realise some in the crowd were the undead of Nontraya, those who had already died of hunger.
Fazzur replaced by Tatius the Bright. Fazzur then appointed general of Tarsh armies by King of Tarsh.
Out of the Great Bog (Grantlands) come swarms of locusts, accompanied with gangs of ravenous wild trollkin and other beasts. They sweep through the farmlands, stripping all vegetation in their path.
Construction of the New Temple of the Reaching Moon continues.
King Broyan re-emerge and his Hendriking tribe rise in rebellion.
Hordes of scorpion men emerge from Larnste’s Footprint.
The pro-Lunar queen of Esrolia was overthrown in a coup d’état and civil war erupts in that land.
Earth: Count Solanthos is killed by trolls at Angle Fort. Invictus now rules Sun County.
The Great Winter continues until the Battle of the Auroch Hills, when Broyan’s rebel army ambushed and defeated the Lunar army.
Great Winter begins to lift.
Dark/Storm Season?: The hardship continues. Food stores have long since run out, people are still starving. In Sartar one in six people die from the effects of the Winter.
The Great Winter is followed by a massive flood down through the River of Cradles. Wreaking destruction from the Boathouse Ruins as far as the Great Bog.
The new Esrolian queen gains a new ally when King Broyan and his ragged army of volunteers arrived and defeat the Grazeland Horse Army (the Feathered Horse Queen was killed soon after by her own bodyguards).
The Lunar Army arrive in Esrolia and besiege Queen Samastina and King Broyan in Nochet. Lunar fleet refused landing at Nochet City. Nochet besieged (largely unsuccessfully) by Lunars.
Fire season: The farmers of the Cradle Valley once again enjoy a bumper harvest. Governor Halcyon’s plans to enrich himself, vexed by demands for men, beasts, equipment and slaves needed for the Reaching Moon Temple project in Dragon Pass.
Sor-Eel’s abrupt departure (along with his soldiers) tempt increasing numbers of nomad bands to raid along the borders.
Halcyon var Enkorth reneges on paying his mercenaries. The mercenaries then plunder along the valley.
Dark Season: In the north of Dragon Pass a great army of trolls, trollkin, Dehori, and insects of every variety crossed over the Western Rockwoods from Halikiv and entered Dragon Pass en route to the Castle of Lead.
Sea Season; Duke Raus sends a Grantlands delegation led by his daughter to Furthest to complain about Governor Halcyon.
A new planet (the Boat Planet) appears in the Sky, prophesizing doom and change.
Harrek the Berserk and his Wolf Pirates arrive in the Holy Country. With Queen Samastina and King Broyan, they rout the Lunar Army at the Battle of Pennel Ford.
During the battle, Orlanth is freed, and the constellation Orlanth’s Ring appears with additional stars and quickly rose to the top of the sky.
Nomad outriders sweep through the Grantlands on their way to Moonbroth II
Harrek and Broyan sack the City of Wonders.
Humakti kill the Lunar client, King Temertain of Boldhome.
Argrath, summons the Praxian demigod Jaldon Goldentooth at the border of Sartar and Prax, to recognise him as the White Bull.
Argrath and White Bull Brothers liberate Corflu.
Moonbroth II and the expulsion of the Lunars from Prax. Any Lunars not quick enough to flee or change allegiance are massacred or enslaved, and the Grantlands are wiped from the map
Many Grantland settlers began fleeing – either upriver to Sun County or downriver to the port of Corflu – even before they had heard that Pavis too had fallen.
Storm ‘Time of Two Counts' - following the death of Invictus at Second Moonbroth, both Belvani and Vega are proclaimed Count; Belvani announces an alliance with Argrath and the resumption of Sun Dragon worship, and later sets up rival court in the Old Sun Dome.
Argrath Whitebull liberates Pavis. Putting the city to the sword.
Golden Wyrm destroys the Watchdog of Corflu before the walls of Pavis.
Rurik Runespear leads Suntown assault on Lunar HQ and personally kills Halcyon var Enkorth (a double). The real Halcyon and Marusa escape.
The Armistice of Prax now broken. Duke Raus flees the Grantlands to Corfu.
Vega Goldbreath proclaimed Countess. Belvani sets up rival court in the Old Sun Dome.
Sea Season: Argrath’s invading army is repulsed by the Lunar College of Magic in Sartar; Daystar and the Sun Dragon contingent are utterly destroyed.
Belvani and Vega continue their disagreements. The river ritual is successfully completed by Vega’s proxy.
King Broyan killed by Lunar sorcery and demons.
The Lunar Empire gather magicians, priests, and nobles, intending to consecrate the new Temple of the Reaching Moon.
Dragonrise: Sartarites led by Kallyr Starbrow invade the Lunar ceremony and summon a True Dragon beneath the temple. The dragon devours the temple and the attendees; in minutes, most of the military and magical might of the Lunar Empire in the Provinces is annihilated.
King Moirades of Tarsh seizes Aldachur
Kallyr gains the loyalty of the Telmori, Thunder Brothers, & Argrath White Bull
Kallyr becomes Prince of Sartar
Fazzur relieved of command by Pharandros of Tarsh.
Sea Season: Belvani and Vega clash at the riverbank, and Belvani's forces are driven away. Soon after Belvani is driven out of the Old Sun Dome.
2027: Rurik Runespear installed as count of Sun County by Argrath