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  • c.a. 2 000 000 years before the blimp crash - the parting of evolutionary ways between human and dwarf races due to Natural Selection
  • c.a. 900 000 years before the blimp crash – four thousand years of the Epoch of Enchantment – a wild outburst of magickal activity, a sudden cataclysmic storm of Supernatural Selection – krakens, hydras, sea serpents, wyrms, dragon and drakes appeared; pre-existing species altered – unicorn, firebird – or merged into chimeric organisms – centaur, manticore; the parting of evolutionary ways between human race and the elves and the giants due to Supernatural Selection
  • over 700 000 years before the blimp crash - the parting of evolutionary ways between dwarf and gnome races – the first true gnomes appeared in the Cumbria region due to Natural Selection
  • c.a. 200 000 years before the blimp crash – possible the parting of evolutionary ways between gnome and halfing races – the first true halfings appeared in the gentle hills south of the Glimmering Forest due to Supernatural Selection; behemoth species disappearing and giants shrinking began
  • c.a. 50 000 years before the blimp crash – ogres appeared due to giants shrinking
  • more than 23 000 years before the blimp crash - Gigantopithecus Arcanus thought to be have gone extinct
  • c.a. 10 000 years before the blimp crash – parting of evolutionary ways between human race and the orcs due to Supernatural Selection - extremely powerful enchantment

Age of Legends[]

  • c.a. 3 000 years before the blimp crash
    • Elven Council established
    • The Book of the Twelve Powers written by Mazzerin - according to A. Buxington, "The Pagan Gods of Arcanum"
  • c.a. 2 000 years before the blimp crash
    • Elven Council disbanded
    • Battle of Black Spire
    • Arronax banished to the Void

Common Era[]

  • IX-X century - Clan Wars begun by Lorek
  • 1108 – Mannox appointed as the First Acolyte of the Panari; Nasrudin divinity established among Panari belivers
  • 1109 – Mannox visited by Nasrudin near the Ring of Brodgar; later Mannox killed by dark elves
  • 1256 - "The History and Nature of Magick" written by Grey the Diviner
  • XIVth century
  • 1385 - War of Thorns ended – T’erre d’V’nt concerned
  • after 1385 - Dark Elves established their hidden village T'sen-Ang
  • 1410 – Walis IV, King of Tarant, killed by demon L’anamelach; King’s mage Vincent possessed by demon
  • XVth century – the Isle of Despair began to be used as a penal colony
  • 1536 – "Dancing” trees observed in the Ivory Lake region
  • End of the XVI century – „The Book of the Twelve Powers” written by Mazzerin - according to dialog with prof. Buxington
  • 1608 - Raven was born
  • 1685 - Personal character was born (elf)
  • 1721Thorvald Two Stones exiled to the Isle of Despair
  • before 1735 - Schuyler family discovered dwarven tomb in Tarant
  • 1735
  • 1750 – Renford A. Terwiliger was born
  • 1754 – Rock storm observed in the Ivory Lake region
  • 1768 - Renford A. Terwiliger visited the Glimmering Forest
  • 1756 – Sir Walter Ginsberg discovered the body of Bellerogrim, the last of the Great Dragons
  • 1783 - Three Ashburian merchant ships were swallowed by one of the sudden whirlpools on the waters around the Isle of Despair
  • 1785 – Personal character was born (dwarf)
  • 1795 - Personal character was born (gnome)
  • 1811 – Maximillian’s presence on the Isle of the Despair confirmed by Thorvald Two Stones
  • Not earlier than 1815 - Amulet of N'Tala stolen from Gaylin's family
  • June-August 1823Gilbert Bates visited the Black Mountain Clan
  • February 1824 – Bates considered that all Black Mountain Clan disappeared
  • 1835
  • 1843 – Private journals of Professor Frederick Von Hapsgood published
  • 1850 - Personal character was born (half-elf)
  • 1865
  • 1876 - lady El’ena Crowe and John Beddoes married
  • 1878
    • "The Races of Arcanum" written by John Beddoes
    • "Principia Technnologica" by Harris Guffingford published
  • 1879 - "Hadrian's Pride" missed with Borlindas family onboard, sailing from Caladon to Tarant
  • Circa 1881 - Massacre of the Bedokaan in the Dark Fens
  • Jan 1, 1885 – The blimp IFS Zephyr crashed near the Shrouded Hills
  • Jan 29, 1885 – Liam Cameron discovered the Void portal in the Black Root region
  • Feb 10, 1885 – Last memo in Liam Cameron’s journal - possible date of his death during disabling the Void portal
  • 1902 – "Geographical Oddities of the Ivory Lake" by Terence Gilmore published - the date inconsistent with the in-game time-piece, showing 1885 CE
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