You are on page 1of 13

King'sAgeCalendar/TimelineofAthas King'sAgeCalendar Y1.Ral'sFury Y2.Friend'sContemplation Y3.DesertVengeance Y4.Priest'sSlumber Y5.Wind'sDefiance Y6.Dragon'sReverence Y7.Mountain'sAgitation Y8.King'sFury Y9.Silt'sContemplation Y10.Enemy'sVengeance Y11.Guthay'sSlumber Y12.Ral'sDefiance Y13.

Friend'sReverence Y14.Desert'sAgitation Y15.Priest'sFury Y16.Wind'sContemplation Y17.Dragon'sVengeance Y18.Mountain'sSlumber Y19.King'sDefiance Y20.Silt'sReverence Y21.Enemy'sAgitation Y22.Guthay'sFury Y23.Ral'sContemplation Y24.Friend'sVengeance Y25.Desert'sSlumber Y26.Priest'sDefiance Y27.Wind'sReverence Y28.Dragon'sAgitation Y29.Mountain'sFury Y30.King'sContemplation Y31.Silt'sVengeance Y32.Enemy'sSlumber Y33.Guthay'sDefiance Y34.Ral'sReverence Y35.Friend'sAgitation Y36.Desert'sFury Y37.Priest'sContemplation Y38.Wind'sVengeance

Y39.Dragon'sSlumber Y40.Mountain'sDefiance Y41.King'sReverence Y42.Silt'sAgitation Y43.Enemy'sFury Y44.Guthay'sContemplation Y45.Ral'sVengeance Y46.Friend'sSlumber Y47.Desert'sDefiance Y48.Priest'sReverence Y49.Wind'sAgitation Y50.Dragon'sFury Y51.Mountain'sContemplation Y52.King'sVengeance Y53.Silt'sSlumber Y54.Enemy'sDefiance Y55.Guthay'sReverence Y56.Ral'sAgitation Y57.Friend'sFury Y58.Desert'sContemplation Y59.Priest'sVengeance Y60.Wind'sSlumber Y61.Dragon'sDefiance Y62.Mountain'sReverence Y63.King'sAgitation Y64.Silt'sFury Y65.Enemy'sContemplation Y66.Guthay'sVengeance Y67.Ral'sSlumber Y68.Friend'sDefiance Y69.Desert'sReverence Y70.Priest'sAgitation Y71.Wind'sFury Y72.Dragon'sContemplation Y73.Mountain'sVengeance Y74.King'sSlumber Y75.Silt'sDefiance Y76.EnemysReverence Y77.GuthaysAgitation TimelineofAthas

1stWorld'sAge(14,630) Ral'sFury CreationoftheKing'sAgecalendarbythenaturemastersbasedonthe rotationofAthas'stwomoons.Originallytitled"World'sAge."Original calendaruses"Ocean"insteadof"Silt,"and"Island"insteadof"Desert." 4thWorld'sAge(14,322) Ocean'sSlumber Discoveryofthenaturebenders,corruptnaturemasterswhoexperimentwith lifeinimmoralways. King'sSlumber FirstappearanceofelementalclericsonAthas. Enemy'sReverence Evilelementalclericsformanalliancewiththenaturebenders. 7thWorld'sAge(14,091) Island'sAgitation WarbetweenthenaturemastersandthenaturebendersuntilRal'sVengeance ofthisage.Intheend,thenaturebendersaredefeatedalongwiththeir clericallies. 8thWorld'sAge(14,014) Ral'sDefiance NaturemastersofTy'agiattempttoexpandthelifeforceoftheoceanand accidentallycreatetheBrownTidewhichbringsabouttheendoftheBlue Age. Friend'sReverence SurvivingnaturemasterscreatethePristineTowertodestroytheBrown Tide.Thisactionchangesthesunfrombluetoyellow,destroyingthe halflingcivilizationandbringingaboutTheRebirth. Island'sAgitation ThenewracesofTheRebirthhumans,gnomes,dwarves,elves,andothers appearacrossthefaceofAthas.GreatcitiessuchasTyr,Bodach,and Guistenalarefoundedtohousethenewraces.Lastuseof"Island"and "Ocean"ontheWorld'sAgeCalendar.BeginningoftheGreenAge. King'sSlumber Ruleroftherhulthraun,HighLordRhanThesonel,leavestheJagged CliffstolocateanyrhulistiremainingonAthas.Heneverreturns. Guthay'sAgitation FirstuseofpsionicpowersbytheracesofTheRebirth. 9thKing'sAge(13,937) Ral'sFury "World'sAge"changedtoKing'sAgebytherulesofvariouscities.Dates remainthesame.

Ral'sVengeance FirstreportedsightingoftheMessengerbyaTyrianastronomer.Thecomet appearsevery45yearsuntilthe190thKing'sAge/Enemy'sSlumberwhenthe cycleismysteriouslybroken. 11thKing'sAge(13,783) Enemy'sFury BirthofRajaattheWarBringer. 55thKing'sAge(10,395) Ral'sReverence ThethrikreenofAthas,apreviouslythoughtunintelligentrace,migrate fromtheCrimsonSavannatotheTyrRegion.Thoughshortlivedandalienin appearance,thethrikreenpossessgreatwisdomandinsight.Thecurrent kingofTyrwelcomesthemwithopenarms.Theygivenoreasonforthe migration. 66thKing'sAge(9,548) Wind'sDefiance Mareet,rulerofSaragar,isvisitedbyatimetravelerfromthefuture.He tellsthekinganappendingdoomtoAthasbeforedisappearing.Obsessed withthewarning,Mareetordershismostpowerfulpsioniciststobreachthe timestreamanddeterminethenatureofthewarning.Theyarelaterjoined byathirdpsionicist. Desert'sSlumber Thepsionicistsbreachthetimebarrierandlearnoftheimpending CleansingWars,Rajaat,anddefilingmagic.Mareetwantstowarnallof Athas,butthepsionicistsdisagreeandtakecontroloftheirleader.The threeusetheirformidablepowerstoshieldSaragarfromtherestofthe world.TheMindLordsareborn. 78thKing'sAge(8,624) Friend'sSlumber CurrentrulerofUrikpersecutesthekreenandordersthedeathofall theirkindinthecity.Manythrikreenacrossthelandleavethecitiesto liveinthewild.Migrationofthrikreenfromthewestcomestoahalt. 81stKing'sAge(8,393) Silt'sAgitation RajaatarrivesatthebaseoftheJaggedCliffswhereheconduits experimentswiththepowersoflifeforthenext200years. 84thKing'sAge(8,162) King'sDefiance AfternearlytwocenturiesofexperimentsRajaatdiscoversthebasicsof magic,butisnearlykilledintheprocess.Afterrecoveringheleavesthe JaggedCliffsandtravelstothePristineTowertorefinethemagic

process,creatingdefilingandpreservingmagic.TheTimeofMagicbegins. 87thKing'sAge(7,932) Ral'sSlumber AnunknowndisasterbefallsthecityofCelik,whichcastsitintoruins. Survivorsblametheordealontherecklessuseofpsionics. 123rdKing'sAge(5,159) Wind'sFury TheferalhalflingscoutToo'lanediscoverstheLastTreeatopamountain intheForestRidge.Thisancientlivingartifact'slocationiskeptsecret bythehalflings. 125thKing'sAge(5,005) Guthay'sReverence Afterthreeeonsofstudy,RajaatemergesfromthePristineTowertoteach magictotheRebirthraces.Heteachespreservingmagicopenly,and defilingmagicinsecrettothoseof"questionable"character.Forthenext 1,500yearsRajaatstudieshowmagicinteractswiththeRebirthraces,and decidesthathumanshavethemostpotentialofalltosuithisneeds. 134thKing'sAge(4,312) King'sAgitation RajaatbeginsajihadagainstthepreserversofAthasforthenextthousand years.Preserversacrossthelandgointohidingwhilefightingalosing battleagainstthefollowersofRajaat. 144thKing'sAge(3,542) Priest'sContemplation Rajaatsendsallbutafewofhisstudentsaway.Usingthepowerofthe PristineTowerandthemysteriousDarkLensRajaatcreateshisChampions. EachChampionisorderedtoeliminateonespecificracefromthefaceof AthasinanefforttobringaboutthereturnoftheBlueAge.TheCleansing Warsbegin. 147thKing'sAge(3,311) King'sSlumber SachaofArala,1stChampionofRajaateliminatesthelastofthekobolds fromthefaceofAthas. 155thKing'sAge(2,695) Ral'sDefiance DaskinorGoblinDeath,14thChampionofRajaatexterminatesthelastgoblin fromthefaceofAthas Ral'sSlumber WyanofBodach,12thChampionofRajaatobliteratesthelastpixiefromthe land. 156thKing'sAge(2,618)

Friend'sContemplation UynessofWaverly(laterknownasAbalachRe),5thChampionofRajaat slaughtersthelastoftheorcsfromthefaceofAthas. 160thKing'sAge(2,310) Guthay'sDefiance Kalak,2ndChampionofRajaatkillsthelastoftheogresofAthas. Ral'sReverence Gallard(laterknownasNibenay),6thChampionofRajaatmassacresthelast ofAthas'sgnomes. Keltis,LizardManExecutionerarrivesatSaragardespitethepowersofthe MindLords.TheMindLord'sclevernesshidestheentirepopulationof lizardmenfromtheChampion,andhesoonleavestheLastSea. Desert'sReverence TheFirstSorcererordersthedefilerQwithtoexploretheworkingsofthe InnerPlanesasapossiblemeansofpower. Wind'sFury ThegreatcitiesofEbe,Waverly,andAralaareswallowedbytheexpanding SiltSea,thoughlateritrecedesfromWaverly.ThenearbycityofBodach isspared,butbecomessurroundedbysilt. Mountain'sVengeance ThewarlordIrikos,thelefthandofRajaat,sacksthecityofBodachbut iskilledattheconclusionofthebattle.Hissword(acreationof Rajaat's),theSilencer,islostfor2,000years. 161stKing'sAge(2,233) Ral'sFury Infuriatedatherlackofprogress,RajaatturnsresearchoftheInner PlanesovertoQwith'ssubordinates.Shortlyafteranaccidentofunknown originsopensagatetotheInnerPlanes,andobsidianflowsacrossthe landforhundredsofmilesineachdirectionuntilthegateisclosedby theSeventhTree.Thousandsdieinthedisaster. Thosekilledbyobsidianriseasundeadthroughamysteriouspowerfromthe InnerPlanes.Rajaat'sservantsariseastherulersofthisland,becoming powerfulthinkingundeadwizardsandpsionicists.TheDeadLandsareborn. Silt'sAgitation AlllifeacrosstheobsidianplainisobliteratedexceptfortheSeventh Tree,whichbecomesimmunetodefilingmagic.Soonaftertheundeaddefiler Gretchdiscoversnecromanticmagictoreplacethelossofdefilingmagic. Necromancermagicisborn. 162ndKing'sAge(2156) Friend'sReverence Keltis(laterknownasOronis),10thChampionofRajaatbelieveshe

exterminatesthelastofthelizardmen.Inrealityseveraltribessurvive, protectedbytheMindLords. Wind'sSlumber Tectuktitlay,9thChampionofRajaatdestroysthelastwemicsonAthas. 163rdKing'sAge(2,079) King'sVengeance MyronofYorumisreplacedasTrollScorcherbyManuofDeche,laterknown asHamanuofUrik.HeisgiventheswordtheScorcher,createdbyRajaat, tocompletehistask. 164thKing'sAge(2,002) Friend'sContemplation Hamanu,replaced4thChampionofRajaat,killsWindreaverthelasttrollof Athasandkingofhispeople. DesertVengeance Rkard,thelastdwarvenkingofKemalok,isslainbyBorysofEbeinmortal combatthoughBoryshimselfisgravelyinjured.TheChampion'sattendants spirithimfromthebattlefieldleavinghissword,theScourge,still buriedinthedwarf'schest.Beforehecanretrievethesword,Hamanutells BorysofRajaat'strueplansforAthas BecomingawarethatRajaatintendstowipeoutallracesexceptthe halflings,BorysleadstheChampionsinarebellionagainsttheir masterfromwhichtheyemergedvictorious.Rajaat'shalflingservantsare banishedtotheBlackaspunishmentforsidingwiththeWarBringer Despitetheirpower,thechildrenofRajaatcannotdestroyhismortal remains.Instead,GallardseparatestheFirstSorcerer'sessencefromhis physicalform,placingeachinaseparatelocation.Aidedbythepowerof theDarkLens,GallardcreatestheHollow,whereheplacedRajaat's essence.GallardthencreatesacystofenchantedstonecalledtheBlack SphereinwhichheplacesRajaat'ssubstance.HethenhidestheBlack SphereinalocationknownonlytohimandBorysofEbe. SachaandWyan,whoremainedloyaltotheirmaster,attemptedtobreachthe cystbeforeitishiddenaway.Theirplanisdiscoveredandtheyare beheadedbyBorys. ThroughtheuseoftheDarkLens,BorysrewardstheremainingChampionsby beginningtheirtransformationsintosorcererkings.Thisprocesslinks eachofthemtolivingvortices,whichallowsthemtogranttheirfollowers clericalspells. TheChampionsrealizethatRajaat'sprisonwillnothold.Evensegmented, Rajaat'spowerissupremeandhewouldonedaybefree.Hence,the ChampionsonceagainusedtheDarkLenstotransformBorysintotheDragon, whosepowerwouldkeepRajaatimprisonedforalltime.

Borys'stransformationcauseshimtobecometemporarilyinsane,beginninga centuryoframpagesacrosstheland.Intheconfusion,twodwarvenknights namedJor'orshandSa'ramstealtheDarkLens.Theremainingsorcererkings eachclaimacityofAthasandbarricadeitfromtherampagingDragon. Friend'sFury LeadbyAbalachReofRaam,thesorcererkingsstormGuistenalandkill Dregoth,RavagerofGiantsjustbeforeheistobecomea30thlevelDragon. Thebattledestroysthecity,theland,andmostofitspopulation. Afterwards,HamanuthrowstheScorcherintotheSiltSea. WiththeaidofhishightemplarMonAdderath,Dregothisreturnedtolife asanundeaddragonking.Thesurvivingpopulaceisgatheredsoonafter, andconstructionofNewGuistenalbegins. 165thKing'sAge(1,925) Wind'sDefiance BorysemergesfromhisinsanityandlearnsRajaat'sprisonisontheverge ofcollapse.Soonafterhecollectsalevyof1,000slavesfromeach sorcererking,usingtheirlifeforcetoresealtheFirstSorcerer'sprison onayearlybasis. 167thKing'sAge(1,771) Ral'sAgitation Inanattempttoincreaseherpower,Sielba,QueenofYaramukeattacks Urik.Hamanueasilydefeatsherarmyandpersonallyslaysthe sorcererqueen.Ontheheelsofvictory,Urik'sarmysacksYaramukeand burnsthecitytotheground.ToappeasetheDragon'swrathforkillinga sorcererqueen,HamanupresentsBoryswithalevyofYaramuke's richeswhichpleasesthebeastandsparesUrik. Silt'sDefiance BorysusesthebootygainedfromYaramuketobuildUrDraxa,whichbecomes thegreatestcityonallofAthas.AtthecenterofthecityBorysplaces theBlackSphereforhimandhiscitytoprotect. Enemy'sReverence ThesorcererkingscallforajihadagainstthedruidsofAthas.Forthe nextthreecenturiesthebloodofdruidsacrossthelandstainsthesands redinwhatwouldbeknownastheEradication. 168thKing'sAge(1,694) Desert'sFury AfteryearsofstudyDregothfinallydeciphershalflingrecordsfoundin thecavernsbeneathGuistenal.Theendresultisthecreationofthefirst generationdray,whichDregothdeemsafailureandbanishestoKragmorta. Friend'sDefiance ThethrikreenprophetKa'Chabeginsthefirstofseveraljourneysacross

theTablelandstospreadthewordofpeaceandenlightenmenttothe thrikreen,aswellasotherraces. Guthay'sAgitation AfterseveralmorefailuresDregothsucceedsinhisexperiments,andthe secondgenerationofdrayarecreatedinhisownimage. 170thKing'sAge(1,540) Guthay'sSlumber Dregoth,RavagerofGiants,discoverstheplanargate.Afteradecadeof research,heusesthedevicetotraveltheOuterPlanesofexistencefor thenext19centuries. Wind'sSlumber AfterbeingnearlywipedfromthefaceofAthas,theremainingdruidsof thelandgointohidingforthenext1,000yearstoasecretlocationin theForestRidge. 171stKing'sAge(1,463) Silt'sReverence DaskinorGoblinDeathslipsintoinsanityfollowingthisyear'slevy,and buildsanarmytoslaytheDragonuponhisreturnthefollowingyear.Borys learnsofhisplot,andnotneedingthelevytomaintainRajaat'sprison neverreturns. Keltis,LizardManExecutioner,hasanattackofconscienceanddenounces beingasorcererking.Overthenextcenturieshestrivestobecome somethingmorenoble.BecauseoftheactionsofnearbyDaskinor,Borys neverreturnstoKurnandbothcitiesbecomeisolatedfromtherestof Athas. 174thKing'sAge(1,232) King'sContemplation Inanefforttoincreasehispower,KalidMaattemptstofurtherhisdragon metamorphosistoapowernearthatofBorysofEbe.Theattemptis successful,buthismindisdestroyedintheprocess.Thedragonthatwas KalidMadestroyshiscityofKalidnayandbeginstomoveintotherestof theTyrregion.Thecreatureislaterslainbythecombinedeffortsof BorysofEbe,KalakofTyr,andHamanuofUrik. WiththelossofKalidnay,thelevytokeepRajaatimprisonedbecomesa firm1,000slavesfromthesevenremainingsorcererkings. 177thKing'sAge(1,001) Guthay'sReverence ApowerfulDruidnamedTehnikcreatesthefourartifactsknownasthe HeartsoftheDrake,anddiesintheprocess. 179thKing'sAge(857) (Silt'sDefiance

TarandasofRaam,apowerfulpsionicistandteacherthroughouttheTyr Region,disappearswithoutatrace.Herstudentsinsistshehasventured beyondhermasteryoftheWayintorealmsunseenbylesserbeings. 183rdKing'sAge(539) Guthay'sFury WiththeaidofawizardnamedBesteren,Oronis(formerlyknownasKeltis) developsthepreservermetamorphosisspelltocounterRajaat'svilemagic. Thespellnearlykillshim,butintheendOronisemergesasAthas'sfirst avangion. 184thKing'sAge(462) King'sFury Oronisgivesthepreservermetamorphosisspelltoapreserver/psionicist namedNerad,whobecomesAthas'ssecondavangion. Wind'sFury AfterrevealinghimselftotheVeiledAllianceofTyr,Neradisdiscovered byKingKalakwhointurncontactstheDragon.BoryslaterkillsNerad southofTyr.Inhisgrief,Oronishidesallcopiesofthepreserver metamorphosisspell. 187thKing'sAge(231) Ral'sVengeance TheSilencerisuncoveredbyanelfnamedRimmonintheruinsofBodach, whousesitspowertoleadherbandittribeagainstthecitystateof Balic.SheiseasilydefeatedbyAndropinis,buttheSilencerisagain lost. 189thKing'sAge(77) Mountain'sSlumber TheObsidianManisdiscoveredintheminesofUrik.Afterreturningthe artifacttoUrik,thesinisterdeviceactivatesandnearlykillsHamanu beforehelearnstocontrolitwithagoldencirclet. King'sDefiance Anunnamedpsionicistdiscoversthepresenceofthepsurlons,apowerful psionicraceofwormlikecreatures,ontheAstralPlane.Withtheirown worldbeingdestroyedamillenniabefore,afewpsurlonsmigratetoAthas wherethepsionicnatureoftheworldmakesthempotentenemies. Enemy'sAgitation TheScorcherisrecoveredfromthebellyofasilthorrorbyan exgladiatornamedVorr.SoonafterVorrdisappearsintheValleyof Trevain. King'sAgitation AndropinisofBalicfailstocomeupwith1,000slavesfortheyear'slevy, presentingtheDragonwithonly900.InhisangerBoryslevelsaportionof

thecityandtakestheremainderlevyfromamongAndropinis'templars.For thenextseveralyearsthesorcererkingofBalicdoesextensiveslave raidsacrossthesouthernTablelandstorebuildhisslavepopulationso thiswouldneverhappenagain. 190thKing'sAge Friend'sVengeance AtemplarofUrikremovesthegoldencircletfromtheheadoftheObsidian Man,whichanimatesandkillshim.Theartifactislatertracedthroughthe streetsofUrik,butdisappearsintothedesert. Desert'sSlumber AfteryearsofinvestigationintothedeathofNerad,a preserver/psionicistnamedKorgunardlearnsofOronisofKurn.Though reluctanttohaveanotherdeathonhishands,Oronisgiveshimthe preservermetamorphosisspellbutdoesnotallowhimtoretainacopy. Priest'sDefiance(FreeYear1) KingKalakofTyrisslainbytheHeartwoodSpearthroughthecombined effortsofRikus,Agis,Neeva,Tithian,andSadira.Tithianbecomesthe nextkingofTyrandfreesallslaves.TyradoptstheFreeYearcalendar. Wind'sReverence(FreeYear2) HamanuofUriksendhisarmytocapturetheironminesofTyrfromthe upstartking.InresponseRikusformstheCrimsonLegionanddefeatsthe approachingarmywhilewieldingtheScourgeofRkardandtheBeltofKings. AfterwardsRikustakestheCrimsonLegiontosackUrikinsearchofthe BookofKemalokKings,butisdefeatedbyHamanuhimself.TheCrimson Legionisdestroyed,thoughafewsurvived.RikusreturnstheBeltofKings toKled,butistoldtokeeptheScourge. KingAndropinispaysanextra1,000slavestomakeupforTyr'sshareof thelevy. AidedbytheVeiledAllianceofUrik,KorgunardbecomesAthas'sthird avangion. Dragon'sAgitation(FreeYear3) InanefforttoprotectTyrfromtheDragon,SadiraseeksoutthePristine Toweranditsancientmagic.InreturnforherpledgetoslaytheBorysof EbetheshadowgiantsofthePristineTowertransformherintotheSun Wizard,givingherpowerakintothatofasorcererking. AvoidingTyr,theDragonattemptstotakehisyearlylevyfromthedwarven cityofKled.IntheendheisdrivenoffbySadiraandRikusbearinghis oldswordtheScourge.DuringthebattleNeevagivesbirthtohermulson Rkard,namedforthedwarvenkingwhobattledBorys2,000yearago. ForthenextseveralyearsKingTithianofTyrsecretlysuppliestheDragon withalevyof1,000slavescapturedfromoutlyingvillages.

Mountain'sFury(FreeYear4) TheancientartifactthePsionatrixisactivatedbytheOrder,apowerful organizationofpsionicpurists,nullifyingpsionicsacrosstheTablelands andcausingthrikreentobedrivenintoaninsanefrenzy. TheavangionKorgunardisslainwhiletryingtoconvincemembersofthe OrdertodeactivatethePsionatrix.Oneofthemembers,ahalflingnamed Pakk,consumestheavangion'sremains. DeepwithintherecessesoftheDragon'sCrown,thePsionatrixis deactivatedandseveralmembersoftheOrderareslain.Theremainsofthe artifactmysteriouslydisappear. Silt'sVengeance(FreeYear6) LeadbyQueenTrinth,theGithyankioftheAstralPlanediscoverawayto safelybreachestheGrayandinvadedAthasfromtheBlackSpinemountains. Thegithyanki'splansarefoiledbyagroupofheroesthattravelthrough theportalandkillthequeen.WithTrinthdead,theportalcollapses. Enemy'sSlumber(FreeYear7) ThecometknownastheMessengerfailstoappearattheprescribetime,and manyacrosstheTablelandstakeitasasignofaforthcomingdoom. Ral'sReverence(FreeYear9) ArmedwithinformationstolenfromthedwarvesofKled,Tithianlearnsof thelocationofthehiddenDarkLenswithwhichhecanbecomea sorcererking.AgisofAsticlescatchesupwithhimandreluctantlyaids himinhisquest.AfterthepairretrievetheDarkLens,Tithiankills Agis. Friend'sAgitation(FreeYear10) DregothreturnstoNewGuistenalfromtheOuterPlaneswithaspirationsof becomingagod.UnsureoftheconditionofAthashesendshistemplarsto thesurfacetolearnthestateoftheTyrregion,learningtoolatethe eventsthatleadtothedeathofseveralfellowChampions. SadirakillsAbalachRewiththebrokentipoftheScourgeofRkardonthe IvoryPlain.Thesorcererqueen'sbodyiscompletelyconsumedbyablack oozeleakingfromthebrokentip. RikusofTyrbreakstheScourgeofRkardasecondtime,thistimeinthe snoutoftheDragon.Theswordagainissuesforthablackichorthat completelyconsumesBorysofEbe. TithianusestheDarkLenstofreeRajaat'ssubstancefromtheBlack Sphere,causinghisessencetoalsobereleasedfromtheHollow.After 2,000yearsofimprisonmenttheFirstSorcererisonceagainfree.The resultofescapinghisprisondestroysmuchofUrDraxainagrand explosion. IntheruinsofUrDraxaRajaatbattleshisformerChampions.Rajaat

imprisonsAndropinisofBalicintheBlack,thengrabstheDarkLensfrom TectuktitlayofDrajandcrushesthesorcererking'sskull.Theremaining ChampionsscatterwhileSadirastealstheDarkLensandheadsfortheRing ofFire. SadiraofTyrdiscoversthatthekeytoRajaat'sdefeatishisshadow, whichgiveshimsubstance.UsingtheDarkLens,theyoungRkardcastsasun spellitmagnifyingitspowertenfold.Theresultingbrilliance obliteratesRajaat'sshadowandsendshisessencebacktotheHollow,while hisbodyisboiledawaybytheheatofthespell. HavingbeenincontactwiththeDarkLensasRkardcasthisspell,Tithian becomesmysticallyconnectedtotheBlackandRajaat'selementalnature. TheresultisTithianbecomingtheCeruleanStorm. SadiratossestheDarkLensandtheScourgeintotheRingofFire,placing powerfulwardsarounditsothatnoonecanobtaintheartifactandonce againfreetheFirstSorcerer. AsRkard'sspelllightsupthesky,agreatearthquakerockstheTyr Region.ThefullforceofthequakeiscenteredwestoftheTablelands beyondtheRingingMountains.TheresultingquakecreatestheGreatRift,a passageleadingtotheCrimsonSavannahoftheKreenEmpire. Desert'sFury(FreeYear11) TheWandererdiscoversthelosthalflings,therhulthaun,oftheJagged Cliff. Priest'sContemplation(FreeYear12) AfterleavingtheJaggedCliffs,theWanderertravelsnorthandlearnsof theLastSea.TherehediscoversthebizarrelandoftheMindLords. TheCoruscationbegins,theDayofLightprophesiedbythedraywhenthe bloodofathousandunbelieversrunsinriversatthefeetofDregoth.This signistobringaboutthecomingofanewagewhereDregothissupreme.