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  • Elvish War of the Fifth Kingdom

    The Elvish War of the [[Fifth Kingdom]], known simply as the Elf Wars among [[Vanilli]] and The Defacement among [[elf|elven tribes]] is a conflict that began in what is now [[Portsport District]] near the middle of the [[Fifth Kingdom]], and which …

  • Zelligar's Journal

    [[Tinder's Champions]] stumbled across fragments of a journal kept by [[:zelligar]] during his exploration of the [[Casad Reaches|caverns beneath]] [[Qasqueston]] while doing some light mercenary work for [[:50846]] in [[Portsport]]. The journal was in …

  • History of Vanil

    The history of the continent of Vanil is broken by historians and other scholars into discrete units known as Kingdoms. According to their timekeeping, Vanil is currently within the Tenth Kingdom. The start and end of each Kingdom coincides with a major …

  • Fourth Kingdom

    The Fourth Kingdom of Vanil's history is also one of the most important; not only was the city of [[Clensa]] established near its end, but the oldest surviving major Vanilli religions, the worship of the [[Three Sisters]] and the [[Tumish Pantheon|gods of …

  • Fifth Kingdom

    Vanil's Fifth Kingdom is rife with conflict, for religious strife between the [[Three Sisters]] and [[Church of the Three]], as well as the first major war between humans and another race, took place during this time. Despite the upheaval, the major …

  • Sixth Kingdom

    The Sixth Kingdom of [[Vanil]] is, compared to those immediately preceding it, much less fraught with violence; the only major war is that prosecuted by [[Simoom]] (as a satellite of far-off [[Thea]]) against the young city of [[Kalimaar]]. This is not, …

  • Seventh Kingdom

    Following the comparatively calm [[Sixth Kingdom]], the Seventh Kingdom once again puts an emphasis on shaking up the established order through large-scale military campaigns. Most important to the majority of scholars is the war for [[Simoom| …

  • Ninth Kingdom

    [[Vanil|Vanil's]] Ninth Kingdom is a renaissance of sorts, for many long-absent parts of [[Vanilli]] culture resurface during this time, not the least of which is a resurgence of worship for the [[The Three Sisters|Three Sisters]] in the [[ …

  • Tenth Kingdom

    The Tenth Kingdom is the current Kingdom in which [[Vanil]] finds itself. In many ways, the Tenth Kingdom is a hearkening back to the tumultuous times of the [[Fourth Kingdom|Fourth]] and [[Fifth Kingdom|Fifth]] Kingdoms as many long-vanished …

  • Eighth Kingdom

    The Eighth Kingdom is essentially defined by the event that occurred at its end: the sudden, unexpected downfall of the great and ancient city of [[Tuma]] after a short war with [[Clensa]] to the south. This single event reverberated through the …

  • First Kingdom

    The First Kingdom of Vanil is cloaked in much mystery, for little, if any, of its history appears to have survived to the [[Tenth Kingdom|present day]]. Even the other races have a fuzzy recollection of what transpired during this time; [[Dwarvish …

  • Second Kingdom

    Vanil's Second Kingdom is hardly better understood than the [[First Kingdom|First]]. One of the shortest of the Kingdoms, the only events certain to have happened are the first peaceful interactions between humans and other races, such as dwarves, gnomes, …

  • Third Kingdom

    Vanil's Third Kingdom is the first in which history can be somewhat accurately pieced together. Though it is the shortest of all Kingdoms, tumult echoed throughout the south of Vanil with the arrival of the riichnas and the subsequent [[Elf War of the …

  • Third Kingdom Dwarven History

    "The Third Kingdom, which existed from 183 - 317, was when the Gruffins and Selja officially became established and written history for the [[dwarf | dwarves]] began. It also marks the beginning of dwarves from [[Gruffinshome]] and [[Sejlahusk]] …

  • Fourth Kingdom Dwarven History

    "The Fourth Kingdom, which existed from 318 - 445, marked the establishment of [[Clan Hammerstone]] in the [[Brokenspire Mountain | Brokenspire Mountains]], the first and, so far, only, fusion of a Gruffin and Selja clan."
    -Yurin Mabir

  • Fifth Kingdom Dwarven History

    "The Fifth Kingdom marks two major advancements for the dwarves of [[Brokenspire Mountain]]: the establishment of the [[Clan Hammerstone|Hammerstone Army]] and the [[Builders Guilds|Guild of Craftsdwarves and Builderdwarves]]. It also marks the …

  • Sixth Kingdom Dwarven History

    "The Sixth Kingdom marks a dark time in the history of the dwarves of [[Brokenspire Mountain]]: the [[Fifty Years of Brutality]]."
    -Yurin Mabir


    *526:* [[Portsport]]'s northern annexation ends at the [[Brokenspire …

  • Seventh Kingdom Dwarven History

    "The Seventh Kingdom marks the formation of why I have a job: the [[Timeline of Dwarven History|Dwarven History Guild]]."
    -Yurin Mabir


    *619:* King Tavern dies. Prince Anghred postpones his coronation until he is …

  • Eighth Kingdom Dwarven History

    "The Eighth Kingdom was rife with conflict for the [[dwarf | dwarves]], but also ended in a period of peace."
    -Yurin Mabir


    *916:* For their service in the [[Simoom War]], King Bofras grants [[Brokenspire Mountain| …

  • Ninth Kingdom Dwarven History

    "The Ninth Kingdom saw doom of [[Clan Axesmasher]]. The friendship between the [[gnome|gnomes]] of [[Crumblesbrook]] and the [[dwarf|dwarves]] grew extraordinarily. It also marks the era in which three members of [[Tinder's Champions]] native to …

  • Tenth Kingdom Dwarven History

    "As we are currently in the Tenth Kingdom, the events that are sure to occur will be recorded as they happen. Here, we see how the dwarves of [[Brokenspire Mountain]] become intertwined with [[Tinder's Champions]]."
    -Yurin Mabir

  • First Kingdom Riichna History

    It is a splendorous testament to our innate superiority over all other species that riichnaim alone are able to give an account of our genesis that is not fabrication or fantasy. Mojim wallowed in despondency sprung from their …

  • Tenth Kingdom Riichna History

    Matters of note are coming to pass to the south, haragol. I have taken the liberty of dispatching [[triumvirate|majacelim]] to examine these matters and consolidate a report on their findings, to determine the best course of action …

  • Third Kingdom Riichna History

    Alam, ver, pel, ilem
    Tor, net, vin, e tem
    Kol, icik, moj, moch, lem
    Riichna ce coler lat e vem
    -Riichna Mantra of the Nine
    Year 183: Riichnas establish [[Thyde]] on the southern coast of Vanil. Using this as a …

  • Qasqueston

    In [[Ninth Kingdom | the year of 1498]], [[:zelligar]] and [[:rhogan | Rhogan the Fearless]] were granted land near the town of [[Tinder]]. They began work on the area with the aid of [[Clan Goldenaxebronzebeard | dwarven mercenaries]] and a band of …

  • Fourth Kingdom Riichna History

    _"It is undeniable that the [[gnome|step-ladder humans]] and [[elf|foul abettors]] have some minuscule capability to tap into_ maja, _but the powers evidenced by these "god" worshiping humans come closest to our degree of purity. With focus and …

  • Crumblesbrook

    According to the incredibly-detailed [[gnome | gnomish]] historical texts, a penniless-but-charismatic gnome in [[Southtinker]], Pywig Glewag, heard rumors about the Northtinker gnomes making piles of coins by trading to [[Vanil | the north]]. Since he …

  • Fifth Kingdom Riichna History

    _"The Thea-humans have established a foothold on this continent. It would behoove us to delay pushing an attack; if we wait for them to commit themselves sufficiently, we can not only deal a solid strategic blow by decimating their committed forces …

  • Sixth Kingdom Riichna History

    "Haragol _Komucal, your proposal has passed muster. It is proper for me to grant you permission to take one human on as_ byckalim _and to attempt to teach it the proper [[leyseer|art of magic]]. As you pursue this assignment, keep in mind that we …

  • Eighth Kingdom Riichna History

    _"What use have we for filthy human squalor and rituals when [[Barchil]] or great [[Thyde]] beckon and guide us? By following our methods, instead of their own backwards ways, we offer them nothing but improvement!"_

    _"You forget_, …

  • Ninth Kingdom Riichna History

    This treachery shall not go unanswered. The treasonous [[silver riichna|pacim]] will be brought to final justice for their egregious misstep. Let us not rest until each one of the traitors, their [[darchnaim|foul creations]], and all who …

  • Seventh Kingdom Riichna History

    _"I must admit, you humans acquit yourselves admirably enough on the field of battle. You have learned a fair amount in the time since we last clashed. It brings me only slight joy to do this duty."_

    _"And you riichnas, despite your …

  • Agars's Journal

    The bulk of the journal kept by [[:avermous | Agars Vermous]] remains shrouded in secrecy. There is but one entry that has been read by [[Tinder's Champions]].

    [[Agars's Point of View | Agars's Point of View]]

    | Journals …

  • Historical Guilds

    The historical guilds of [[Vanil]] have spent years refining the craft of record-keeping. The intelligent races all have a historical guild of one type or another and each of the major guilds has branches all over to continent to chronicle all of the …

  • Brewers Guilds

    The brewing of alcohol is a time-honored craft on the continent of [[Vanil]]. Every good adventurer, laborer, peasant, and noble enjoys a tasty beverage from time to time and are served diligently by [[Barkeep|barkeeps]], tavern wenches, and pub masters, …

  • Dwarf Wars

    "Now, listen up. I ain't repeatin' this. The dwarven philosophy o' war is t' kill only the enemy an' that he must 'ave a glorious an' honorable death. Ye kill an innocent an' ye disgrace yerself. Ye defile yer fallen foe's body an' ye disgrace …

  • Gnome

    Gnomes are a diminutive, imaginative, and by all rights, insane race on the continent of [[Vanil]]. Their two largest settlements are [[Northtinker]] and [[Southtinker]], and other major gnomish settlements include [[Crumblesbrook]] and [[Snabapple]]. < …