Clannar Extended Timeline

Clannar, a land of farmers and simple craftsmen, enjoyed an undisturbed existence for many years, nestled in the valleys and mountains around Rage River, in the island's east. However, a great tragedy would befall this small kingdom, and it would slip into the mists of obscurity...

Tribal Era

  • 564 CE - The tribes of Cliun, Ancar and Thann, which wandered nomadically along the Rage River in the east of the island, becomes sick of being tormented by its neighbors, the evil Heretika; a group of wisemen seek aid from the other tribes on the island, and after three years of bitter fighting (known as the Great Heretika War, the Heretika are destroyed.
  • 569 CE - After the war ends, the seventeen various human tribes which had previously been isolated from one another forge a compact known as the Code of Scarabia; Cliun, Ancar and Thann sign the Code and pledge to protect their lands from non-humans.

Feudal Era

  • 908 CE - Eglekar EcCliun, chieftain of the Cliun tribe, absorbs the failing peoples of Ancar and Thann and bands together into one singular, settled nation known as Clannar. Eglekar is declared the first king of Clannar, and builds a large self-contained fortress on the banks of the Rage, known as Clann Duin, where the majority of the kingdom lives and works for many years.
  • 925 CE - The kingdom of Syneraxar, Clannar's neighbours to the north and ruled by the megalomaniacal Syn II, begins invading Clannar territory. Eglekar I responds by sending his warriors to intercept, and the First Clannar-Syneraxar War begins. Eglekar I falls in battle, and his son Eglekar II assumes the throne.
  • 926 CE - The Syneraxar forces are driven back, and Syn II is butchered by Clannar soldiers on the shores of the Rage River; the war ends.
  • 951 CE - Clannar begins branching out, but remains only a small, riverside kingdom; villages are set up around Grimmwood Forest. The town of Windeval Duin is built on a large hill, as a defensive outpost.
  • 956 CE - Eglekar II dies of mysterious causes; as he has no descendants his younger brother Timerian I becomes king.
  • 972 CE - Timerian I dies of old age, his son Taranus I takes the throne. Also around this time, Nimbusians fleeing the slavers in Scarabia to the west and Syneraxar to the north are comforted by sympathetic Clannar villagers and many take refuge in Windeval Duin.
  • 991 CE - Taranus I, a kind-hearted permits the Nimbusians to build a floating village in his kingdom; the village is named Zefirann which means 'by the grace of the winds'.
  • 1022 CE - Angered by the sheltering of Nimbusians by Clannar, Cimran II, the king of Syneraxar at the time, begins covertly corresponding to Tanarus I's son and heir to the throne, Tanarus II, driving him away from the policies of his father.
  • 1024 CE - Sickened by his father's compassion for the 'lesser race', Tanarus II murders him in his bedchambers and takes power, immediately decreeing that all Clannar Nimbusians are to be forced into slavery. Many human villagers resist his command to turn them in, but a systematic execution of these sympathizers ensures the sacking of Zefirann, it being turned into an internment camp.
  • 1053 CE - A revolt is organized by the Clannar people, and aided by warriors from the equally sympathetic people of Pamleun to the south, Tanarus II's tyrannical reign is brought to an end, and the Nimbusians are again freed. However, the leader that they replaced him with, his brother Samnus I, eventually succumbed to Cimran II's silvertongued promises of riches and the revolution became for nothing.
  • 1071 CE - Samnus I dies of an unknown disease and leaves the throne to his nephew, Tanarus III.
  • 1089 CE - Tanarus III dies and leaves the throne to his son Tanarus IV; a 'Golden Age' of Clannar ensues with Tanarus IV's rule. Nimbusians are still in slavery though are treated much better than their predecessors. This becomes a tradition over the years, as decrees and laws are made regarding their treatment, and subsequent kings are unable to deviate from this law for some time.
  • 1138 CE - Tanarus IV dies after a very lengthy reign, and leaves the throne to Tanarus V.
  • 1147 CE - Tanarus V dies in a bizarre accident involving several pebbles, a pine branch, a hot branding iron and a very confused Pyrokie. His sister, Amalia I, is the only relation in the family still alive, and becomes by default the very first Queen of Clannar. She immediately seeks to illeviate some of the suffering the Nimbusians have to endure.
  • 1151 CE - The mysogynist Mallar I of Palmleun leads an invasion force to kill Amalia I; this fails miserably and Mallar is castrated and killed by Amalia herself, a formidable warrior in her own right.
  • 1181 CE - Amalia I dies and is remembered as one of the most-loved rulers of all time; laws were passed allowing males and females to assume the throne of their relative upon their demise if they are next in line, and her daughter Amalia II starts an equally successful reign.
  • 1234 CE - Amalia II dies, and her son Jemarr I assumes the throne.
  • 1288 CE - Jemarr I dies, and his son Jemarr II takes power.
  • 1312 CE - Jemarr II dies, and his son Jemarr III takes power; apparently the whole family line suffered from a hereditary imagination deficiency.
  • 1352 CE - Jemarr III dies, and Jemarr IV succeeds him; around the same time Syn V took power in Syneraxar after a vicious military coup against his father and begins invading Clannar territory in the Second Clannar-Syneraxar War.
  • 1354 CE - Jemarr IV falls into a ravine while engaged in a duel with Syn V, dragging him with him; Tanarus VI ascends to the throne of Clannar and Emar I ascends to the throne of Syneraxar. Emar promises to be peaceful, but a murderous Tanarus engages Syneraxar forces and begins invading their territory, while ruling over his people with an iron fist. His reforms to the laws change slavery for the worse, and taxes Clannar nearly into ruin to fund the war effort.
  • 1357 CE - Tanarus VI disengages his forces from the Syneraxar frontier after years of bitter fighting with no end in sight; the two rulers sign a peace treaty though Tanarus still maintains his warring ways.
  • 1377 CE - Tanarus VI's beautiful young sister, Herenna I, leads a revolt against her brother, murders him horribly, and takes the throne. Peace ensues, though it is a tense one.
  • 1414 CE - Herenna I dies, and leaves the throne to her much younger sister Serena I.
  • 1438 CE - Serena I is murdered by her own son, Jemarr V, after he discovers her planning to free the Nimbusians.
  • 1473 CE - The village of Clandestine is founded in Clandestinian Valley by Jemarr V. He builds the fortress of Tinen Duin shortly afterwards as a summer palace.
  • 1488 CE - Jemarr V dies and leaves the throne to his son Jemarr VI, a man with a notorious reputation for greed.
  • 1512 CE - A grand catastrophe occurrs; Jemarr VI greedily begins excavation of the ancient Heretika barrows in Grimmwood Forest. However, he unknowingly sets off the curse, and in an instant, everything living within the forest is dead - his entire excavation crew, slaves and retinue, and even the trees themselves. Their souls haunt the forest to this day. Clandestine becomes isolated, and is soon forgotten by the rest of the kingdom. The only relative suitable to rule is Jemarr VI's uncle, Muran I, and the peace that follows is long-lasting due to that man's kind temperament.
  • 1537 CE - Muran I dies and leaves the throne to his daughter, Serena II.
  • 1590 CE - Serena II dies, and her daughter Serena III succeeds her.

Imperial Era

  • 1640 CE - The king of Scarabia, Alexander Comitus (Alexander I), begins the conquest of his rival kingdoms, and the entire island is soon gripped in the iron fist of the Scarabian Empire. First to fall is Clannar, targeted because it was the smallest and posed the least threat to Comitus; Serena III is slain in battle and the fortresses of Clann Duin and Windeval Duin are sacked and destroyed - the kingdom ceases to exist. The only remaining Clannar rulers are in Clandestine, but are ignored by Alexander and seen as insignificant. Clandestine Village is ruled by a series of Lords of Tinen Duin, but their names are for the most part unknown and their deeds unremarkable.