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Chronology of the eastern coasts

Copyright Cory Rushton ©2001

Edited by Joe Mandala for The Guild Companion

Editor's Note: This remains very much a work-in-progress, and is subject to massive change before it is completed. The timeline incorporates a rough overview of the history of the Utter East, with inclusions from the continuing work being done on the Ormal Bay Project by Cory Rushton, Chris Seeman, Wes Frank, Eric Dubourg, and Joe Mandala (with eventual contributions by many others). This timeline is a precursory piece of an eventual full Womaw module being worked on primarily by Cory Rushton; the assistance of Wes Frank has been invaluable. Dwarven dates are from Lords of Middle-earth III, while the Khamûl entries reflect Thomas Morwinsky's reflections on Lords of Middle-earth II. The following list is a rough approximation of correlations between place names found on Pete Fenlon's map of continental Endor and terms found throughout the timeline:

  • Wom Shryac = Shensi (south) and Shansi (north)
  • Kael = Kätan
  • Gíak = Gíkien
  • Míak = Maekche, the Hermit Kingdom.
  • Aegan = Ahguan
  • Cuivac Womaw = Kiangsi
  • Womaw Shryac = Shryak Han
  • Lurs Vorganis = The Western Regions, Sinkiang, the Tarim Basin.
  • Thuriac Codya = Thukshi Codya.

First Age

1Men awaken in Helkanen. The Womaw tribes gradually spread throughout the fertile lands between the Orocarni and the eastern ocean, but some go even further, eventually migrating as far as the southern archipelago that includes Vulm Shryac.
c. 100The Awdu Awg, servants of Morgoth, begin preaching in the lands east of the Orocarni.

Second Age

1The arrival of Utomkudor, the Dragon Kod Ultor; she settles in the Naag Gíak. The Awdu Awg accept her as a deity, and act as her priests; she considers them servants who minister to her needs.
16Utomkudor's influence over the Womaw tribes is reluctantly accepted by their neighbors, the Elves of Helcaer Sael. She is especially fond of the Krawaan tribe, a sub-clan of the Gíak. She advises and protects their leaders, while still acting as benefactor to all Womaw. She encourages anything that brings the Womaw closer to unification.
210Kodiis of the Krawaan is elected as Hionvar of all the Womaw peoples. She begins the construction of twin capitols: the political capital at Gíak on the Lake (later Laeg Gíak) and a spiritual center at Naag, near the dwelling of Utomkudor.
223The Womaw are welcomed into Aegan as benefactors, and soon incorporate the region into the growing Empire.
240Kodiis invites the Awdu Awg (So. "Order of Dragons") to act as her advisors.
241Acting under the advice of the Awdu Awg, Kodiis launches a series of invasions against Kael, Haen and the Uiven archipelago. The conquest of Kael brings the Red Pass under Womaw control.
243Kodiis founds the White Forge at Uon, above the fire-pits of Ayiig Chig in Aegan; an Elven smith, Sulcu, rules the forges. He is said to have been the apprentice of Curufin.
252Thuriac Codya surrenders to the mainland Womaw despite strong Surk resistance.
256Completion of the mystical Dragonhelms at Uon.
259The Kharal (So. "King") of Kosth Leer surrenders his kingdom, and a Womaw governor is sent to rule in his place.
264Kodiis dies, but not before securing the election of her son Kodúldis as Hionvar. He immediately begins a long war with Rolfandas, seeking to emulate his mother's successes.
280Frustrated by the long Rolfandan war, Kodúldis asks Utomkudor to destroy Tukor; she does so.
281The Sea-lords of Rolfandas surrender at Gíak on the Lake. The Elves of Helcaer Sael, learning of Utumkodur's attack on Tukor, leave the Empire and settle in Helkanen with their kin.
282Shon Dral, Hion of the Surk Vulmaw of Thuriac, attempts to form an alliance against the increasingly oppressive rule of the Diis Dynasty; rejected by the other chieftains, he leads his people into exile.
347Woma Dral, a Surk Vulmaw warlord, conquers Locha in the Cunaaci-aac-Aalkbroda' (L. "Battle of the Hillholds").
c. 500Cambragol teaches the martial arts to Womaw disciples (the Caranchor-i-gaer).
c. 560The Queen of Helkanen, Mormiresûl, slays Utomkudor in revenge for the destruction of Tukor; she dies doing so, but orders the creation of a final suit of golden scale armor before passing on.
572-634The Surk Womaw conquer Vulm Shryac.
c. 680-870Vulmaw consolidation of power in the islands of the Southern Archipelago.
700Foundation of the Dwarven kingdom of Ruuriik (Tumunamahal).
c. 850Unification of the northeastern peninsula under Taiji I.
899-955Reign of Báin of Ruuriik, who establishes trade with the Womaw.
c. 960The Númenoreans arrive on the eastern coasts.
c. 981Vulmaw arrive in Ormal Bay, settling in Codya at Drej Uriac by invitation of the Lynerian League.
989-1287The Wan-Dral Dynasty of Lochas Drus.
1004Númenorean exploration of Ormal Bay under Soronto.
c. 1071The Diis Dynasty overthrown by the Mûl of Gíkien, under Chorthul I
c. 1071-1996The Mûl Dynasty (after 1996 the Mûl rule Gíkien and Kiangsi alone).
c. 1080Codya now boasts four major Vulmaw settlements, including Myrn Shryac.
1085The Númenoreans return to Ormal Bay.
c. 1100Múar stirs in Uab and begins gathering the orcs of the Oronangri and the Orocarni.
1146Akuta Wan-Dral of Lochas Drus sends Demik Vur to Codya as governor.
1143Múar subjugates the Fale (Hsuang-tu) tribes, in Ralian.
1144Chorthul IV bribes the Balrog Múar and the Hsuang-tu tribes to leave the Womaw Empire in peace.
1156Demik Vur recalled after a failed invasion of Bulchyades; Kapo Fé replaces him.
1157Múar conquers all Ruuriik except for the hold of Barin's folk at Khazad-madûr.
1287The last Wan-Dral Hionvar with only a daughter to succeed him; the Lochans send to Womawas Drus for a prince of the Mûl line to marry her. However, they will only accept a minor prince, not the Womaw Hionvar, and there is no unification of the two empires. Increased contact leads to a system of princely education in which members of the Lochan imperial house travel to Laeg Gíak for training.
c. 1600Mormiresûl, now called Rímestámo, accompanies Glorfindel and Laurrë Menelrana back to Middle-earth to battle Sauron. Returning to Helkanen, she claims the final suit of armor made of Utumkodur's scales; she takes the royal name Daradêrien (Beth. "The long sojourn beneath the trees"), but soon turns to evil under the influence of the armor.
1705The Númenoreans found a base and trading depot at Hinchyan.
1793-98Womaw career of Prince Sorkûr Mûl of Lochas Drus, advisor to Tanul Mûl.
1835Sorkûr Mûl is named acting Governor of Codya.
1841Sorkûr Mûl sends agents into the Zurghôr jungles seeking alliances.
1869Sorkûr stages his own death and names his son Avahya as King of Codya.
1869-75The Great Naval War between Codya and the Lynerian League and their Chyan allies.
1942Birth of Komûl.
1987-2062Komûl rules the Empire from Laeg Gíak; at first his reign is benevolent, ushering in an era of unprecedented prosperity.
c. 1988The Arxurk tribe of Karn Ord suffers persecution under the rule of Komûl I; many of them leave the Empire, eventually settling in the Ormal Bay area as the Úrakhan.
1995The First Acknowledgement signed between Númenor and the Womaw.
1996Komûl accepts a Ring of Power from Daradêrien, first his father's mistress and now his own, at the Isle of Sunrises.
1999Komûl drives the Númenoreans from the Empire.
c. 2030Komûl becomes increasingly erratic, oppressive and cruel.
2053A faction of lords discovers the source of Komûl's longevity.
2062Aon Mûl wrests the throne away from the absent Komûl; he is backed by Númenorean power.
c. 2062-2235The "Ghost Kingdoms" period.
2070Exiled, Komûl at last arrives at the Dark Tower; he is truly one of the Nine now.
2248Resurgence of the Dral Dynasty in Lochas Drus.
c. 2280-85The last in a series of escalating conflicts between the Chyan and Codya ends with a desperately weakened Codya suing for peace and giving up possession of So Fala.
2313-2495The "Warring States" period.
c. 2350-2500Rise of the Lawmakers, a Sauronic cult of realpolitik.
2520-2913The Huoxiang Dynasty, influenced by the Lawmakers.
c. 2636-2700Shi Xiang conquers the entire eastern coast. He has "the face of a jackal and the heart of a wolf".
c. 2670-80Building of the "Great Wall", a massive fortification of the northern Orocarni.
2741Death of Múar the Balrog; Ruuriik freed.
2742Coronation of Fulla VII of Ruuriik.
2913-3361Qianli ("Thousand-Mile") Dynasty of Shensi.
2916The Huoxiang found Angsho. It later becomes an important port for the Númenoreans.
c. 2970Discovery of the Womaw Moon.
2982Removal of the capitol from Laeg Gíak to Zhuting.
c. 2982-2356Emperor Qian Ti begins the Palace of the Pearl in Zhuting.
3001-14Chang Ch'ien's first journey through the Vorganim Plains (Lurs Vorganis, Lú Tyr Su, Kargayis Ahar).
3024Chang Ch'ien's second journey across the Orocarni.
3027-35The Womaw gain control of the Vorganim Plains, and the Sun Road to the west.
3169-74The Red Eyebrows Movement (Sauronic).
3173-3361The Eastern Qianli. Capitol moved to Loyang in Shensi.
3244-55Chaopan nominated the Protector-General of the Western Regions.
3250Chaopan reaches the Sea of Rhûn.
3262-3319Khamûl among the Shay.
c. 3300Building of the Dwarven "open city" of Fullagrod.
c. 3312Conquest of Codya by the Sakal an-Khâr.
3317Foundation of the Imperial University in Loyang.
3327The Healer's Revolt, led by the healer Chang Chüeh.
3361-3421The "Three Kingdoms" period: Gíkien, Shryak Han, Kiangsi Womaw.
c. 3400Mornalan, Khamûl's agent, completes corruption of three of the six Shay tribes.
3414-3464The Lan Dynasty. The Shay tribes become a threat.
3439-3454Rebellion of the Eight Princes.
3452Invasions of the Five Tribes (Shay, Ti, Ch'iang, Hsien-pi, and Sëd).
3464Zhuting destroyed by the Sëd general Shih Le. The Palace of the Pearl, and those hiding within, is spared.
3465-TA127The Deng ("Lantern") Dynasty. The capitol moved to Denteng.

Third Age

27The Dral, under Oervik Dral, lose control of the Lochan Empire.
100-280Reign of Naug Zigildûm of Ruuriik.
127-287The Northern and Southern Dynasties period.
287Bao ("Panther") Unification of the north (Lochas Drus remains separate).
316-1635The Tinglü Dynasty, of Gíkien.
326-337The Tinglü re-establish control over the Vorganim Plains.
c. 624After centuries of trying, the Womaw reconquer Maekche.
969Old Helkanen unites under Hshrongpo.
1011-1123Reign of Laoting, greatest of the Tinglü.
c. 1050Arrival of Alatar (Ta Alar) and Pallando (Ando Pal).
1063-71An Lu-Shan and Shih Ssu-ming, generals of Chey origin, rebel but are defeated.
1148Demik Dral and Vrak Tanuk restore Dral rule in Lochas Drus.
c. 1300-1635Khamûl resides in Sart and Mang, in the Mountains of the Wind.
1372A Chey army crushes the Womaw on the Talass River, in Kirghizia (Kargagis Ahar).
1373-1400Womaw control of the Vorganim Plains collapses, never to be fully restored.
1617The Dral hold in Lochas Drús wanes with the renewal of Wôlim power to the south.
1629Li K'o-yung (the "One-Eyed Dragon"), a protégé of Pallando and leader of the Sha-t'o, a Shay tribe, called in by the Tinglü to restore their power. His 40,000-strong cavalry are called Li's Black Crows, dressed all in black.
1635Li K'o-yung founds the Liao Dynasty in Kätan.
1690-1745Life of Ringlin Sindocollo of Ralian.
c. 1714Battle at Arxdukanga.
1735Ringlin and Khamûl (called the spirit of death in later legends) meet in Ralian.
1793-2063The Kën Dynasties. The Rakshasa establish themselves in Shensi province, allying with the imperial line.
1794Final division of the Lochan Empire and birth of the Sindi successor-states.
c. 1800Saruman (Aruman Sa) visits the East, briefly joining the Awg Uscurac as an advisor to the Emperor.
2063-2400Khamûl wages a series of destructive wars upon his homeland, using first Köngül and then Shay.
2114The Köngül of Haen conquer Kätan. The Kätani prince, Yeh-lü Ta-shih, leads his people to Liao-ga Kra.
2125Under Pallando's influence, the Emperor persecutes the faiths in his empire for their land and gold.
2126-33Rebellion of the Ministers.
c. 2145The new Köngül-Shay federation formed in the steppes of Kûbor Sëd and Rûbor.
2160-2426Khamûl sends a messenger to Shemsin, disguised as a White Knight, to encourage him.
2204Shemsin proclaimed ruler of the Shay.
c. 2300Alatar and Pallando found their separate kingdoms (Luinemar and Fëamardi) in a sea of Shay power.
2400 (Late summer)The last Kën loyalists defeated at sea near Hamating.
2400 (Yule)Victorious at last, Khamûl enters Laeg Gíak. Laeg Gíak again made the capitol.
2400-2688The Shayün Dynasty. The Shayün are mostly the descendents of the corrupted Shay tribes.
2656Defeat of a Shayün army in Lurs Vorganis by Alatar and Pallando.
c. 2660The White Lotus, a Ralianic cult, organizes the Red Sash revolt.
2672Chu(r) Ôn-chang takes Yenchun.
2688Led by the peasant Chu Ôn-chang, rebels drive the Shayün from power.
2688-4THA749Ôn Dynasty.
3017-19The "Great Attack" repulsed by a Womaw-Ruurik alliance.
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