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This timeline covers events since the end of Guild Wars, in 1075 AE, as well as events before then that are relevant to the scope of the Guild Wars 2 Wiki.

A similar article for earlier events exists on the Guild Wars Wiki.

Year Event
10,000 BE Last of the giganticus lupicus, the Great Giants, disappear from the Tyrian continent.
205 BE Humans appear on the Tyrian continent.
100 BE Humans drive the charr out of Ascalon.
1 BE The Human Gods give magic to the races of Tyria.
0 AE The Exodus of the Human Gods.
2 AE Orr becomes an independent nation.
300 AE Kryta established as a colony of Elona.
358 AE Kryta becomes an independent nation.
898 AE The Great Northern Wall is erected.
1070 AE The Charr Invasion of Ascalon. The Searing.
1071 AE The Sinking of Orr.
1072 AE Ascalonian refugees flee to Kryta. Guild Wars takes place.
1075 AE Nightfall takes place. Kormir ascends into godhood.
1078 AE Eye of the North takes place. Primordus, the Elder Fire Dragon, stirs but does not awaken. The asura appear on the surface. The Transformation of the Dwarves.
1080 AE King Adelbern of Ascalon recalls the Ebon Vanguard; Ebonhawke is established.
1088 AE Kryta unifies behind Queen Salma.
1090 AE The charr legions take Ascalon City. The Foefire.
1105 AE The Durmand Priory is established in the Shiverpeaks.
1112 AE The charr erect the Black Citadel over the ruins of the city of Rin in Ascalon.
1116 AE Kalla Scorchrazor leads the rebellion against the Flame Legion's shaman caste.
1120 AE Primordus, the Elder Fire Dragon, awakens.
1165 AE Jormag, the Elder Ice Dragon, awakens. The norn flee south into the Shiverpeaks.
1180 AE The centaur prophet Ventari dies by the Pale Tree, leaving the Ventari Tablet.
1219 AE Sea of Sorrows takes place. Zhaitan, the Elder Undead Dragon, awakens. Orr rises from the sea. Lion's Arch floods.
1220 AE Divinity's Reach is founded in the Krytan province of Shaemoor.
1230 AE Corsairs and other pirates occupy the slowly drying ruins of Lion's Arch.
1270 AE Approximated time for the "deep sea dragon" awakening. Quaggans and krait forced to the shores of Tyria.
1302 AE The sylvari first appear along the Tarnished Coast, sprouting from the Pale Tree.
1319 AE Edge of Destiny takes place. Destiny's Edge is formed.
1320 AE Edge of Destiny takes place. Kralkatorrik, the Elder Crystal Dragon awakens. Creation of the Dragonbrand. Glint is killed. Breaking of Destiny's Edge. Founding of the Vigil.
1324 AE Dougal Keane enters the crypts beneath Divinity's Reach. Ghosts of Ascalon takes place.
1325 AE Events of the personal story take place: Claw Island is assaulted by Blightghast the Plaguebringer. The Pact is founded, and Zhaitan is defeated.
The Living World begins. The karka attack Lion's Arch, and Southsun Cove is discovered.
1326 AE Scarlet Briar assaults Tyria through her alliances of the Molten Alliance, Aetherblades, and Toxic Alliance. Ellen Kiel is elected to the Captain's Council. The Zephyrites make their first known return to Tyria since Glint's death.
1327 AE Lion's Arch is destroyed by Scarlet Briar's alliances. Mordremoth, the Elder Jungle Dragon, stirs. The Pact musters forces of the five major nations of Tyria to confront Mordremoth.
1328 AE Present day.
The Pact Fleet is destroyed by Mordrem forces. Events of Heart of Thorns take place.