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, of course, to say no minor conflicts took place or violent rhetoric was nonexistent. In fact, the Sixth Kingdom ends with the well-known and much-lamented Schism of the Three.
Listed by year, the major happenings are as follows:
514: A Northtinker gnome named Payrisk Voccoda claims to have stumbled upon “common sense” after a conversation with a riichna. Clerics of Lollerspam cast numerous divination spells and are forced to concede Payrisk has a point. As a result, Foresight and Hindsight are incorporated as holidays.
531: Kalim begins work on the Eyes of Kalim. Thean troops, largely comprised of Simoomese Vanilli, assault Derma Juchad but are repelled. A young riichna named Norfolth takes command of riichna forces in battle after their leader is slain, and returns to Thyde to undergo formal leadership training.
532: The Simoom War begins as Thean forces comprised largely of undead seize the Western Imperial Strongpoint and continue north into lands controlled by Kalimaar. In Tuma, worship of Viaz and Vusa begins to be forced from the mainstream as the trio of gods known as Gord, Ajah, and Grat are elevated above the rest.
533: The Eyes of Kalimaar are completed and activated for the first and only time by Kalim, thereby breaking the Siege of Kalimaar. After being used, however, they are scattered.
547: Construction of the Cathedral of the Three is completed in Clensa.
568: Riichnas in Thyde come to the conclusion that humans are able to be taught riichna-style magic. A gray named Komucal is chosen to search the human lands to the north for a competent and willing pupil.
573: In Kalimaar, a young human mage named Erik Ostal is taken under the tutelage of Komucal and begins learning the art of the leyseer.
~580: Dissent begins to brew within the Church of the Three, as members who share alternate interpretations of the Book of Ia start to gather with one another and parse the text according to their views.
592: Portsport opens trade relations with Simoom and begins emphasizing naval projections of power over terrestrial. As a result, patrols to many of the outlying regions are decreased and many places, especially in the far north of the district, become semi-autonomous.
602: The Great Northern Road is completed.
605: Erik Ostal’s introductory training is considered complete after he gains mastery of his first leyseer spell. Ostal and Komucal continue to collaborate to streamline the education process, and begin taking on willing human students as a result. Komucal reports his findings to his superiors, who put plans in motion to remove overt Thean influence in Vanil.
615: The Schism of the Three takes place. Church leaders, made aware of the publishing of Truth Through Destruction, allow the followers of alternative canons to establish their own sects, subservient to the father church: The Church of the Creator, Scales of the Preserver, and Church of the Destroyer. End of the Sixth Kingdom.
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