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|1330 AE|| Present day.|
Events of Path of Fire begin.
The White Mantle are wiped out. Lazarus the Dire is revived and destroyed by Livia. The Elder Dragons Jormag and Primordus return to dormant status. Balthazar wages war against Kralkatorrik in the Crystal Desert.
|1329 AE|| Events of Living World Season 3 begin.|
The bloodstone of Bloodstone Fen explodes. Balthazar returns to Tyria and disguises himself as Lazarus the Dire, taking control over a portion of the White Mantle.
|1328 AE|| Events of Heart of Thorns begin.|
The Pact Fleet is destroyed by Mordrem forces. Lion's Arch is rebuilt with a new look and increased defenses. Mordremoth is defeated. Kralkatorrik moves towards Elona.
|1327 AE|| Events of Living World Season 2 begin.|
The Battle for Lion's Arch culminates in the defeat of Scarlet Briar and the destruction of Lion's Arch. Mordremoth, the Elder Jungle Dragon, awakens. The Pact musters forces of the five major nations of Tyria to confront Mordremoth.
|1326 AE|| Events of Living World Season 1 begin.|
Zhaitan is defeated. Scarlet Briar assaults Tyria through her alliances and Twisted Watchwork minions. Ellen Kiel is elected to the Captain's Council. The Zephyrites make their first known return to Tyria since Glint's death.
|1325 AE|| Events of the personal story begin.|
Claw Island is assaulted by Blightghast the Plaguebringer. The Pact is founded. The karka attack Lion's Arch, and Southsun Cove is discovered.
|1324 AE|| Events of Ghosts of Ascalon begin.|
Dougal Keane enters the crypts beneath Divinity's Reach. The Claw of the Khan-Ur is retrieved and peace negotiations between human and charr begin. Ogres invade from the Blazeridge Mountains.
|1320 AE||Kralkatorrik, the Elder Crystal Dragon awakens and creates the Dragonbrand. Glint is killed and her body retrieved by the Zephyrites. Breaking of Destiny's Edge. Almorra's Massacre and founding of the Vigil.|
|1319 AE|| Events of Edge of Destiny begin.|
Destiny's Edge is formed and kill the Dragonspawn.
|1316 AE||Jennah is crowned as the queen of Kryta.|
|1302 AE||The sylvari first appear along the Tarnished Coast, sprouting from the Pale Tree.|
|1270 AE||Quaggans and krait forced to the shores of Tyria.|
|1256 AE||Prince Edair establishes the Great Krytan Blockade before his fleet is destroyed by risen forces.|
|1230 AE||Corsairs and other pirates occupy the slowly drying ruins of Lion's Arch. Cobiah Marriner begins rebuilding the city.|
|1229 AE||The risen destroy Port Stalwart.|
|1220 AE||Divinity's Reach is founded in the Krytan province of Shaemoor.|
|1219 AE|| Events of Sea of Sorrows begin.|
Zhaitan, the Elder Undead Dragon, awakens. Rising of Orr. Lion's Arch floods.
The Tengu charge through Zhaitan's forces and establish the Dominion of Winds.
|1180 AE||The centaur prophet Ventari dies by the Pale Tree, leaving the Ventari Tablet.|
|1175 AE||Rata Arcanum is wiped out by the druids after Zinn attempted to terraform Draconis Mons. Elona falls to Palawa Joko. The Order of the Sunspears are wiped out.|
|1173 AE||Rata Novus is overrun by chak, 98% of the population is killed, and survivors abandon the city, relocating to Rata Arcanum.|
|1169 AE||After hundreds of deaths in battle against Jormag's forces, the norn flee south and establish Hoelbrak.|
|1165 AE||Jormag, the Elder Ice Dragon, awakens and creates a four year long snowstorm.|
|1128 AE||Tarir, the Forgotten City is built by Forgotten and Exalted.|
|1127 AE||Emperor Usoku defeats the Kurzicks and the Luxon, unifies Cantha and begins purging non-humans and political enemies.|
|1125 AE||Last of the dwarves become stone. The Zephyrites are formed as successors to the Brotherhood of the Dragon.|
|1120 AE||Primordus, the Elder Fire Dragon, awakens and forces remaining subterranean races to the surface.|
|1116 AE||Kalla Scorchrazor leads the rebellion against the Flame Legion's shaman caste.|
|1112 AE||The charr erect the Black Citadel over the ruins of the city of Rin in Ascalon.|
|1105 AE||The Durmand Priory is established in the Shiverpeaks. New Krytan is established as a central written language.|
|1090 AE||The charr legions take Ascalon City. The Foefire.|
|1088 AE||Kryta unifies behind Queen Salma.|
|1080 AE||King Adelbern of Ascalon recalls the Ebon Vanguard; Ebonhawke is established.|
|1079 AE|| Events of Beyond begin.|
The Krytan civil war ends and Princess Salma is crowned. The Seraph are established. The Ministry of Purity rise to power in Cantha.
|1078 AE|| Events of Eye of the North begin.|
Primordus, the Elder Fire Dragon, stirs but does not awaken. The asura appear on the surface. The Transformation of the Dwarves.
|1075 AE|| Events of Nightfall begin.|
Palawa Joko freed from his prison. Death of Abaddon. Ascension of Kormir.
|1072 AE|| Events of Factions begin.|
Ascalonian refugees flee to Kryta. The Door of Komalie is opened. Shiro Tagachi brings the Affliction.
|1071 AE||The Sinking of Orr.|
|1070 AE|| Events of Prophecies begin.|
The Charr Invasion of Ascalon. The Searing.
|898 AE||The Great Northern Wall is erected.|
|862 AE||Turai Ossa defeats Palawa Joko at the Battle of Jahai. The Order of Whispers is established and seals away Palawa Joko.|
|860 AE||Palawa Joko invades Elona, captures most of Vabbi, earns the sobriquet "Scourge of Vabbi."|
|825 AE||Mad King Thorn and the Lunatic Court are killed during a rebellion.|
|757 AE||Palawa Joko emerges, builds his Bone Palace in the Desolation, and subsequently launches assaults on neighboring regions.|
|640 AE||Last of the Shattered Dynasties collapse. Elona emerges as three allied provinces--Kourna, Istan, and Vabbi.|
|452 AE||Scarab Plague sweeps through Elona, decimates the population, and wipes out the Royal House. Istan abandoned. End of the Primeval Kings.|
|358 AE||Kryta becomes an independent nation.|
|300 AE||Kryta established as a colony of Elona. First recorded battles of the Centaur War.|
|2 AE||Orr becomes an independent nation.|
|0 AE||Abaddon declares war against his fellow gods over the issue of humanity’s magic use, and is subsequently defeated and imprisoned within the Realm of Torment. The Exodus of the Human Gods.|
|1 BE||The Human Gods give magic to the races of Tyria.|
|100 BE||Humans drive the charr out of Ascalon.|
|200 BE||First of the Primeval Kings rules Elona from the city of Fahranur in Istan.|
|205 BE||Humans arrive on Orr, Istan, and the southern valleys of Elona.|
|786 BE||Six Human Gods appear in Cantha for the first time and bring humans, who settle the northern coastline before spreading completely across the continent.|
|10,000 BE||Last of the giganticus lupicus, the Great Giants, disappear from the Tyrian continent. Suspected date of last rising of the Elder Dragons.|