The Heroes of Valoreign
A Brief History of Valoreign
512: The Severian Empire invades the island of Engweald.
520: The empire forges an alliance with the Skorinfain (the dwarves of Engweald) against the orc hordes.
533: Imperial forces storm the island of Iyarlaan and face the native berserker tribes in battle.
575: Imperial legions conquer Engweald and Iyarlaan, and the vassal kingdom of Valoreign is born.
576: Kjevin Ravenstorm the Wyvern King, is crowned the first ruler of Valoreign.
825: The Severian Empire collapses, causing great turmoil. Valoreign is no longer beholden to Empress Severia.
826: Empress Severia seeks asylum in the kingdom of Nirvan but is captured and executed.
888: Nirvan tries to politically annex Valoreign but fails. A military coup is likewise thwarted.
906: The berserker tribes of Iyarlann out their imperial overseers, ushering in "the Wild Years."
1081: When the House of Ravenstorm produces no worthy heir, the House of Starhewen claims the throne.
1082: Jocelyn Starhewen, the Griffon Queen, becomes the first sovereign queen of Valoreign.
1124: Queen Jocelyn's warships sink a Nirvanan naval flotilla transporting supplies to Iyarlaan.
1125: The queen staves off war by marrying Prince Leopold Marciveau of Nirvan, all of eleven years old.
1130: Nirvanan assassins poison Prince Leopold to foment war, but their plot is foiled with the aid of magic.
1259: A goblin uprising leads to the first formal alliance between Valoreign and the Engwealder (wood elves).
1275: Valorstand hosts a diplomatic visit from the King of Nirvan, ushering in an era of peace and prosperity.
1280: Ronald Starhewen, the Gorgon King, wins the Battle of the Red Skies, Valoreign reclaims Iyarlaan.
1283: Following the death of his father, 18-year-old Thomas Starhewen, is crowned the Manticore King
1285: King Thomas sires the first of five children. Prince Theodore is declared heir to the throne.
1300: King Thomas divorces his first wife, Nora Brantham, and takes a much younger bride, Alice Ketteridge.
1302: Queen Alice and her only child die shortly after childbirth. Oddly, neither receives a funeral.
1307: The Winter Wars ignite as Valoreign allies with the Skorinfain dwarves against the orc hordes.
1311: King Thomas and his knights slay the white wyrm Ezenglaur at the Battle of Tarnstead.
1323: Tired of fighting dragons, King Thomas offers tributes to all the great wyrms of Valoreign.
1334: King Kristophe Marciveau of Nirvan marries Lady Evangeline Dumonde, thirty-five years his junior.
1360: Present year