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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
1334 AE Present day.
Jormag and Primordus destroy each other and the released magic flows elsewhere.[1]
1333 AE Charr civil war ends with the Dominion's defeat.
Braham Eirsson is called upon by the Spirits of the Wild as norn of prophecy.
Jormag and Primordus reawaken.
1332 AE Events of The Icebrood Saga begin.
Imperator Bangar Ruinbringer holds an All-Legion Rally, initiating a charr civil war. Jormag begins to stir again in the Far Shiverpeaks.
Kralkatorrik is slain after ravaging the Mists. Dragon Bash returns, celebrating Kralkatorrik's defeat.
The Key of Ahdashim shares the magic of the Well of Ahdashim equally with all djinn across the world.
1331 AE Kralkatorrik invades the Mists. Qadim makes a bet with Zommoros.
Zephyrites recover and bring back the Festival of the Four Winds.
1330 AE Palawa Joko returns and declares war on Central Tyria. Desmina seeks help in confronting Dhuum.
Events of Living World Season 4 begin.
Events of Path of Fire.
Balthazar wages war in the Crystal Desert.
Krytan civil war ends with White Mantle's defeat. The Elder Dragons Jormag and Primordus return to dormant status.
1329 AE Events of Living World Season 3 begin.
Dragon's Watch is formed.
The White Mantle wage war on the Krytan throne. Aurene, the second scion of Glint, is born.
1328 AE Events of Heart of Thorns begin.
The Pact Fleet is destroyed by Mordrem forces. Mordremoth is defeated despite the Pact's setback. White Mantle are revealed in the Forsaken Thicket.
Lion's Arch is rebuilt with a new look and increased defenses. Kralkatorrik moves towards Elona.[2]
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 Central Tyria to confront Mordremoth.
1326 AE Events of Living World Season 1 begin.
Zhaitan is defeated.[3]
The karka attack Lion's Arch, and Southsun Cove is discovered.
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 with Marshal Trahearne and the Pact Commander.
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 humans and charr begin.
Ogres invade Ascalon from the Blazeridge Mountains.
1320 AE Kralkatorrik, the Elder Crystal Dragon, awakens and creates the Dragonbrand.[4] Glint is killed and her body retrieved by the Zephyrites. Breaking of Destiny's Edge.[5] Almorra's Massacre and founding of the Vigil. The Ogre Revolt and the Branded siege of Ebonhawke leads to humans and charr fighting together against a common enemy.
1319 AE Events of Edge of Destiny begin.
Destiny's Edge is formed and kills one of Jormag's champions, the Dragonspawn, as well as several other dragons' champions.
1316 AE Jennah is crowned as the queen of Kryta.[6]
1302 AE The sylvari first appear along the Tarnished Coast, sprouting from the Pale Tree.[7]
1275 AE Ulgoth the Mighty unites the Harathi and Tamini under Modniir rule in the centaur alliance to attack the human nation of Kryta.[8]
1270 AE Quaggans and krait forced to the shores of Tyria.[9]
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.[7]
1229 AE The Risen destroy Port Stalwart.
1220 AE Divinity's Reach is founded in the Krytan province of Shaemoor.[7]
1219 AE Events of Sea of Sorrows begin.
Zhaitan, the Elder Undead Dragon, awakens.[4] Rising of Orr. Lion's Arch floods.[7]
The tengu charge through Zhaitan's forces and establish the Dominion of Winds.[10]
1180 AE The centaur prophet Ventari dies by the Pale Tree, leaving the Ventari Tablet.[7]
1175 AE Rata Arcanum is wiped out by the druids after Zinn attempted to terraform Draconis Mons.[11] Elona falls to Palawa Joko. The Order of the Sunspears are wiped out.[2]
1173 AE Rata Novus is overrun by chak, 98% of the population is killed, and survivors abandon the city, relocating to Rata Arcanum.[11]
1169 AE After hundreds of deaths in battle against Jormag's forces, the norn flee south and establish Hoelbrak.[12]
1165 AE Jormag, the Elder Ice Dragon, awakens and creates a four year long snowstorm.[4][12]
1135 AE Palawa Joko begins his invasion of Elona.[13][14]
1128 AE Tarir, the Forgotten City is built by Forgotten and Exalted.[15]
1127 AE Emperor Usoku defeats the Kurzicks and the Luxons, unifies Cantha and begins purging non-humans and political enemies.[16]
1125 AE Last of the dwarves become stone.[17] The Zephyrites are formed as successors to the Brotherhood of the Dragon.[5][15]
1120 AE Primordus awakens and forces remaining subterranean races to the surface.[7][4]
1116 AE Kalla Scorchrazor leads the rebellion against the Flame Legion's shaman caste.[7]
1112 AE The charr erect the Black Citadel over the ruins of the city of Rin in Ascalon.[7]
1105 AE The Durmand Priory is established in the Shiverpeaks. New Krytan is established as a central written language.[7]
1093 AE Palawa Joko raids along the Vabbian border to bolster his forces. Koss Dejarin and Lonai lead a Sunspear mission to attack Palawa Joko and fail.[18]
1090 AE The charr High Legions take Ascalon City. The Foefire.[7]
1088 AE Kryta unifies behind Queen Salma.[7]
1080 AE King Adelbern of Ascalon recalls the Ebon Vanguard; Ebonhawke is established.[19][7]
1079 AE Events of Beyond begin.
The Krytan civil war ends with the defeat of the White Mantle, and Princess Salma is crowned. All mursaat are wiped out from Tyria except for Lazarus the Dire who goes into hiding. 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.[7]
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, and earns the sobriquet "Scourge of Vabbi."[2]
825 AE Mad King Thorn and the Lunatic Court are killed during a rebellion.[20]
757 AE Palawa Joko emerges, builds his Bone Palace in the Desolation, and subsequently launches assaults on neighboring regions.[2]
640 AE Last of the Shattered Dynasties collapse. Elona emerges as three allied provinces—Istan, Kourna, and Vabbi.[2]
452 AE Scarab Plague sweeps through Elona, decimates the population, and wipes out the Royal House. Istan abandoned. End of the Primeval Kings.[2]
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.
48 BE Desmina becomes Grenth's first follower. Balthazar assists a human army in achieving victory. Ewan and his atheist tribe are cursed by Melandru.[21]
100 BE Humans establish Ascalon, driving the charr north, out of their briefly conquered lands.
200 BE First of the Primeval Kings rules Elona from the city of Fahranur in Istan.[2]
205 BE Humans arrive on Orr, Istan, and the southern valleys of Elona.[2]
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.[2]
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.[7]
20,000 BE Approximate earliest mention of the Elder Dragons.[22][23]

See also[edit]

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  1. ^ Champion's End
    Aurene: Out in the wild. I know. I braced myself to absorb it all, but most of it went elsewhere. I didn't expect that. Foresight is... unpredictable. I wish I'd known this ahead of time. Now, we wait.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire—Road to the Desert
  3. ^ Conspiracy of Dunces
  4. ^ a b c d The Elder Dragons
  5. ^ a b Short Story: The Trek of the Zephyrites
  6. ^ Opening Ceremony
    Queen Jennah: As the city celebrates my tenth year as Kryta's monarch, we also celebrate the resilience of the human spirit.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Timeline in the novels Ghosts of Ascalon, Edge of Destiny, and Sea of Sorrows.
  8. ^ Seraph Soldier
  9. ^ The Mostly Harmless Quaggan
  10. ^ Hayato
  11. ^ a b M.O.X.
  12. ^ a b Thyrie Bylund
  13. ^ Cavalier Scout Nuri
  14. ^ The Movement of the World: Elona
  15. ^ a b A Study in Gold
  16. ^ The Movement of the World: Cantha
  17. ^ Assault the Hill
    <Character name>: I'd heard dwarves were extinct. Are there many left?
    Ogden Stonehealer: As a race of flesh and blood, we became extinct over 200 years ago. We made a great sacrifice to defeat the destroyers, servants of the Elder Dragon Primordus.
    <Character name>: I'd like to hear more about that.
    Ogden Stonehealer: Our king protected us with a ritual. Unfortunately, it turned us to stone, immortal but not invulnerable. It strengthened our spirits, and the few survivors fight far below the ground.
  18. ^ Koss on Koss (Extended Edition)
  19. ^ The Founding
  20. ^ Wynn
  21. ^ As these dates come from old scriptures, it is unknown if the events depicted actually occurred that year or earlier but were written down later.
  22. ^ Scholar Caterin
    Scholar Caterin: As a matter of fact, I'm pursuing that line of inquiry now. In jotun stela writings, we've found references to a sextet of "swallowers" who are said to have consumed the world several times over.
  23. ^ Prosperity's Mystery
    Book: The very existence of these tales, however, indicates that the dragons have awakened at least twice in history. (The word "mordremoth?" is heavily scratched into the margins.)