Historical Timeline

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6000
The central tower of Taras Minasse is built, recorded history begins

5000
The oceans rise up to claim Atlantis and Lemuria

2800
The Dwarves sink their first mine into the Alpine Mountains (apocryphal)

900
The Dwarves begin forging steel

875
A lost Halfling with a keg of scotch encounters a party of Dwarves; a beautiful friendship between races is born (apocryphal)

753
Rome founded by Romulus

750
Greeks establish colony at Cuma

600
The Forum is built

600
Earliest Latin inscriptions known

578
First sewer built (in Rome)

550
Servius Tullius builds Rome’s city walls

500
The Dwarves discover mithril

474
The Greeks defeat the Etruscans at Cuma

387
Rome sacked by the Gauls

326
The Circus Maximus is built

312
First aqueduct is built

310
Via Appia connects most cities on Italian Peninsula

308
Rome conquers Tarquinia, ending the Etruscan civilization

295
Rome drives the Gauls from Northern Italy

280
Rome first issues coins

278
Roman forces meet the Alpine Dwarves, trade opens

275
Rome conquers and annexes the Greek cities of Southern Italy

264
Rome & Carthage fight the First Punic War, outcome indecisive

225
Gauls unsuccessfully attempt invasion of Northern Italy

218
Rome establishes colonies North of the Alps in territory of the Gauls

200
The Second Punic War begins

202
Scipio defeats Hannibal, ending Second Punic War; Rome annexes Iberian Peninsula

181
Gauls subjugated

175
Franks of the Iberian Peninsula subjugated

149
Corinth conquered, Greeks subjugated by Rome

135
Slave revolt in Sicily ends in 6,000 crucifixions

130
Macedon conquered

102
Rome shatters the Teutonic army, annexing most of Northern Europe

73
Sparticus leads a revolt of gladiators and slaves in the Servile War

63
Pompeus conquers Jerusalem, Rome annexes Palestine

59
Caesar is elected Consul

50
Rome issues gold coins

49
Caesar crosses Rubicon, assumes power as first Emperor of Rome

45
Julian calendar established

44
Caesar is assassinated

20
Treaty between Rome and Persia establishes borders, trade begins

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0
Jesus of Nazareth is born in Palestine

9
A Roman legion pursues a large Gothic Army into the Black Forest. Both forces vanish without a trace.

14
Population of Roman Empire tops 5 million

33
Jesus of Nazareth crucified by Roman Authorities

34
The Catholic Church is founded, Peter I elected as first Pope

43
Emperor Claudius launches invasion of Britannia

50
Romans found Londinium in Britannia

64
Nero sets fire to Rome, blaming the Christians for it

77
Rome conquers Wales

80
Rome abandons its attempt to subjugate the Celts begin to solidify their hold on the South of Britannia

100
Construction begins on Hadrian’s Wall in Britannia

107
Rome sends ambassadors to India and China

122
Hadrian’s Wall completed in Britannia

132
Jews led by Bar-Cochba revolt against Roman rule

136
Hadrian decisively crushes Jewish resistance; Judaism outlawed in Roman lands

157
Emperor Decius launches empire-wide persecution of Christians

162
Christians under Pope Anicetus I begin organized revolt

164
Full blown Civil War erupts in the Roman Empire

168
Britains, Scots and Welsh revolt

170
The True Christian sect is founded by a group of breakaway Catholic Priests appalled by the Church’s role in the ongoing violent Civil War.

175
Londinium sacked by Viking raiders; Rome abandons Britannia

180
Gauls revolt

187
Orcs of the Broken Bone clan attack Rome. Great damage is done before the Catholic and Roman generals temporarily work together to repel the attack. Clan chieftain Borlog is slain, his head placed over the main gate of the city where it remains to this day.

190
Revolts have broken out throughout the Empire. Local legions, largely comprised of local conscripts, more often join the revolts than suppress them

198
Roman forces driven from Northern Europe; the land from the Alps to the Atlantic now ruled by individual warlords

220
The True Christian Sect now has over 100,000 adherents, operating largely in secret and with no official organization

222
Roman civil war ends with the death of Emperor Balbinus and the final destruction of his Praetorian Guard. The Catholic Church under Pope Urban I rules the Empire, church and state are now one

223
Urban I purges and rebuilds the Roman military. Recruitment swells when Urban announces remission of sins for any who enlist

224
The revitalized Roman Legions solidify control over the Italian Peninsula, restoring order and exterminating the remaining large tribes of orcs, goblins and gnolls

225
Urban I outlaws all other religions within the Empire

227
Urban I outlaws the practice of arcane magic as an affront to God. Divine magic remains permissible only to ordained Catholic clergy. Punishment is death by fire.

230
Pope Pontain enacts Roman Purity Law, excluding any non-human from holding Roman citizenship

230
Pope Pontain establishes the Permanent Inquisition to enforce the various racial, religious and magical prohibitions enacted in the last five years.

235
Pope Anterus sends three legions to pacify the Alpine Dwarves and secure their rich mines for the Empire. Roman force utterly destroyed.The Dwarves close all passes through the mountains, largely cutting the Empire off from the rest of Europe

251
Pope Cornelius negotiates peace with the Dwarves, Rome granted access through the Alps in exchange for annual tribute

269
The Game Begins….

Historical Timeline

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