Creation

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Creation (Eons ago)

In the first moments of the multiverse Ao created Abeir-Toril(“cradle of life”), which in the beginning was little more than a roiling chaos of elemental forces. Over the course of eons a barren planet, that came to be known as Toril, formed and with it came strange and powerful beings that we know today as the Primordials. During this time Ao created the first deities of the Realms, Selûne and her dark sister Shar. Selûne crafted a brilliant sun and Shar protected the eternal night against it. Together, the sisters sowed the first life upon Abeir-Toril and created the goddess Chauntea to tend to and continue their work. The gods multiplied and soon their aims began to conflict with those of the Primordials who felt that their domain was becoming too crowded. This began the Dawn War, a conflict of titanic proportions that lasted many ages. Eventually, the gods prevailed over the decimated Primordials. At this point Ao intervened to spare the defeated against utter annihilation. He split the world into two wholly separate realms, Abeir and Toril. Abeir became the domain of the remaining Primordials and their uneasy allies, the Dragon Lords. Toril was placed into the hands of the gods and the burgeoning mortal races.

The Days of Thunder (~35,000 years ago)
The Dawn Age (~30,000 years ago)
The Sundering (~24,000 years ago)
The First Flowering (~12,000 years ago)
The Crown Wars (~9,000 years ago)
The Age of Humanity (~3,000 years ago)
The Era of Upheaval (1358 DR to Present)

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Creation

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