Timeline

Date (BC) Event
1 The Nation of Barovia is founded on an unknown world by the ancestors of Strahd von Zarovich. Beginning of the Barovian Calendar. Virtually nothing else is known about this place
299 Strahd von Zarovich born to Barov & Ravenia von Zarovich.
347 General Strahd retakes his thrown and Castle Ravenloft from the Tergs
351 Sergei and Tatyana’s wedding. The Demiplane of Dread forms as Barovia becomes an island domain
470 The Vistani appear at the exact stroke of midnight separating 469 from 470; Madame Eva & Strahd forge an alliance.
475 Beginning of the Cult of the Morninglord.
547 Domain of Forlorn appears.
551 Domain of Har’Akir is formed.
579 (October) Mordent drawn into the core.
579 Azalin deliberately enters the Mists to escape Strahd, Darkon is formed.
590 Domain of Pharazia formed
593 Gundarak is formed.
600 The island domain of Vechor is formed
603 Invidia is formed
613 Kartakass appears
615 Island domain of Nidaila is formed.
620 Domain of Timor is formed
630 Domain of Staunton Bluffs forms
630 The Sea of Sorrows appears to the west of the Core
671 Birth of Rudolph van Richten
683 Tristen Hiregaard is knighted by Prince Kethmar Bolshnik. As head of the Kantora guard, Tristen gains a reputation as Malken’s most persistent foe.
683 Nov 15 Lamordia joins the Core
683 Nightmare Lands join the Core
684 The domain of Borca is formed
688 A sanitarium is built outside Egertus in Nova Vaasa. It will later be known as the Clinic for the Mentally Distressed
690 Falkovnia appears
694 Domain of Richemulot is formed
Gregorian Illhousen is born
698 Markovia forms.
700 Dominic d’Honaire born in Mordent
The armies of Falkovnia attack Darkon but are turned back by armies of undead
702 [[G’Henna]] appears
704 The armies of Falkovnia attack Darkon but are again repelled by legions of undead
Kethmar Bolshnik assumes the title of Prince of Nova Vaasa.
707 Dementlieu is formed
709 Kethmar Bolshnik hands the title of Prince of Nova Vaasa over to the Rivtoff family.
Mikhail Kraznik is elected constable of Viktal.
711 For the third time, the armies of Falkovnia invade Darkon and are defeated.
714 Domain of Hazlan is formed
715 The domain of Dorvinia is formed.
720 Lord Soth enters Ravenloft in Barovia, the domain of Sithicus is formed.
722 Drakov’s armies attempt a fourth invasion of Darkon and again fall before legions of undead.
728 The domain of Saragossa forms.
729 Othmar becomes Prince, but Sir Hiregaard is made his regent
730 Domain of Verbrek is formed
Daniel Foxgrove and Alice Weathermay produce twin daughters, Gennifer & Laurie.
731 Vorostokov becomes a domain.
732 The domain of Nosos is formed.
The domain of I’Cath is formed.
733 Bryonna is born in Kellee. Lorelei is born to the priest Wyan in Viktal.
Dr. Harrod Tasker comes to work at the Clinic for the Mentally Distressed
734 Othmar’s five years as Prince have elapsed, and he must pass on the title. As such, Sir Hiregaard steps down as regent. However, Othmar refuses to relinquish power and begins ruling Nova Vaasa alone.
735 The Tepestani woodsman Leobe firsts meets Rima. Although a Vistana, Rima is alone and battered, and never returns to her tribe. Leobe never asks why
Bryonna’s parents are killed in a goblin raid; she is badly disfigured. The Vistana Rima takes Bryonna under her care
Dr. Van Richten publishes the Guide to Vampires.
736 Duke Gundar is assassinated
Dr. Van Richten publishes the Guide to Ghosts.
737 Dr. Van Richten publishes the Guide to the Lich.
738 Dr. Van Richten publishes the Guide to Werebeasts
739 Dr. Van Richten publishes the Guide to the Created.
740 Grand Conjunction, formation of The Shadow Rift and rearrangement of the world
In the wake of the Grand Conjunction Wyan and his Inquisitors begin their war against the fey in earnest.
Dr. Van Richten publishes the Guide to the Ancient Dead.
Saragossa, Sri Raji, and the Wildlands join together, forming the Steaming Lands cluster.
741 Hazlik decides he must take apprentices. Thus, over the course of the year, the entire village of Ramulai is built to his specifications to house his school of wizardry.
Dr. Van Richten publishes the Guide to Fiends. (Oct.)
742 Rima decides Bryonna should live with other people around her. Bryonna is taken in by a family in Viktal.
A minor Vaasi noble named Antoni Sawicki attempts to have a staircase built leading down into the mysterious Shadow Rift. Construction on the Descent, as it is known, is halted when workers discover that anyone who enters the layer of mists vanishes without a trace.
Dr. Van Richten writes his Guide to the Vistani and retires. (Oct.)
743 A lost merchant vessel sailing out of Ludendorf discovers an island now considered by many to be Markovia, previously thought destroyed in the Great Upheaval.
744 Lord Soth loses interest in Sithicus, and the domain nearly collapses. Fortunately, adventurers awaken Soth from his enchanted trance.
745 The Kantora Strangler is captured, and revealed to be Talgaard Othmar, brother of Prince Othmar. His noble status ensures that he is sent to the Clinic for the Mentally Distressed rather than the gallows.
746 Har’Akir, Pharazia, and Sebua join together, forming the Amber Wastes cluster.
747 Malocchio Aderre is born to Gabrielle Aderre, and grows to adulthood rapidly; during Carnival, he takes control of the domain.
Avonleigh, Nidalia, and Shadowborn Manor join together to form the Shadowborn Cluster.
Boatmen start trading rumors of a strange sea hidden by the Mists on the eastern edge of the Core.
Lamordian explorers attempt to settle the island now known as Markovia, but the colonists vanish.
750 Wyan’s Inquisition captures Rima, suspicious that she is working with the fey, but a few weeks later they release her, proclaiming her innocent
Dr. Rudolph van Richten dies
In the wake of Van Richten’s disappearance, Gennifer & Laurie Weathermay-Foxgrove take over his Herbalist’s Shop and maintain his research library. They hope to soon follow in the footsteps of their two idols, Dr. Van Richten and their uncle George. The locals think their behavior quite unladylike, and their father is concerned for their safety.
Bryonna’s adopted parents die. (Winter)
The Burning Peaks Cluster is formed.
The Nocturnal Sea and its islands appear to the east of the Core after having been cloaked by the Mists for several years. The domain of Nebligtode disappears from the Sea of Sorrows
751 In the village of Viktal, Bryonna is engaged to wed Ivan D’Ogmai.
3/17 Ivan comes to Viktal, meets Bryonna for the first time
4/4 Ivan proposes to Bryonna, who immediately accepts
4/5 A celebration is planned for Bryonna, who invites her best friend Lorelei to attend
4/7 Lorelei discovers Bryonna is marrying her former suitor and throws a hysterical fit. The intensity of the tantrum attracts a boowray.
4/10 Lorelei, under the influence of the boorway, pretends to experience another fit in the presence of Bryonna. This attracts the attention of Lorelei’s father
4/12 From the shadows, Lorelei begins spreading rumors that Bryonna is consorting with the fey
4/14 Wyan locks Bryonna in the basement beneath the church, Lorelei’s fits cease
4/15 n an attempt to prove Bryonna’s innocence, Ivan travels to Kellee. There he finds friends of Bryonna’s family, who insist she is innocent. Many of them are prominent citizens, which causes Wyan to rethink his judgement. For two weeks, he ponders this dilemma, while Lorelei slips further under the influence of the Boowray.
4/20 Nova Vaasan forces under General Vanchan Hiregaard begin assembling at Tepestani border
4/22 Mayor Ferrier leaves Kellee for Liara
4/27 Ivan attempts to free Bryonna from her prison under the church. He accidentally injures one of her guards in this attack, making himself a wanted man throughout Tepest.
4/29 Ivan begins searching for Bryonna’s former guardian, Rima.
4/30 Group leaves Axelord Ruin for Kellee.
5/1 Wyan receives a “vision” in his sleep. He is warned that Bryonna is growing stronger and may soon be able to break through the holiness of the church and strike at Lorelei with renewed force. He rushes to his daughter’s room after awakening and finds her in the throes of a seizure.
Group arrives in Kellee
5/2 Group meets Rima
5/3 Group travels back to Ivan.
5/4 Group arrives in Viktal
5/5 Group travels to Castle Island the leaves Viktal heading for Kellee.
5/6 Group meets w/ Rima again and returns to Kellee.
5/7 Group returns to Ivan after visiting the Three Sisters
5/8 Powrie, having sensed the dagger most recently at Arathmis’ house, arrive there to search while the characters are in town.
5/9 Scheduled date of Bryonna’s trial. Boorway revealed, Bryonna acquitted. Caliban baby born.
Lorelei and the Eye of Vhaeraun are taken by Loht. Wyan immediately seeks out the heroes and asks them to save his daughter and return the item to prevent further turmoil.
5/10 Nova Vaasan spies posing as wine buyers begin moving through Tepest to ensure no resistance is in place. (arrive in Kellee).
Group travels to Keening in pursuit of Lorelei making camp at the border. They bring the child with them.
5/11 Group reaches Keening and travels to Mount Lament
5/12 Group arrives in Viktal after abandoning the Dagger of the Arak in the Tanglewood.
Nova Vaasans spies travel from Kellee to Viktal
5/13 Karsten heads east w/ plan to meet the group @ the Staggering Stallion.
Group stays the evening in Viktal
5/14 Nova Vaasan spies travel from Viktal to Brigdarrow
Group heads west to Briggdarrow, Konraad Vandrakite catches up with them.
5/15 Fishing with the head of the church of Mannan Mac Lir
5/16 Konraad travels to Viktal, group kills the Avanc.
5/17 Nova Vaasan spies travel from Viktal to Kellee. Arden awakens.
5/18 Nova Vaasan spies return to army encampment
Group returns to the place of power.
5/19 Group travels to the Shadow Rift
5/20 Bolshnik Day, Nova Vaasan forces enter Tepest to ‘escort’ engineers and builders beginning work on a northern pass around the Shadow Rift
Lilly and Krajkah visit Viktal and return in the evening.
5/21 Group tries and fails to summon the Avanc.
Arden trapped on Castle Island, group travels to join him.
The death of Arathmis
5/22 Inquisitors head to Briggdarrow
Group defeats the Lady of the Lake after dark and stays the night.
5/23 Castle Island absorbed by the mists, group returns to Briggdarrow.
5/24 Vaasi army in Viktal.
Arathmis buried near his home, group leaves heads to Viktal.
5/25 Group travels on toward Kellee.
5/26 Group camps outside Kellee
5/27 Group arrives in Liara!
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