Fire Emblem: The Age of Legend
The Outline of History
1A 1 – 1A 199- For a long time, men and women of the First Generation roam alone or ocassionally in bands across a harsh, primeval Feryngia and beyond. With their tremendous power they destroy much that was once dangerous and change the very terrain of the world. They also create the first Gods from their primitive beliefs about how the world worked and invent many very basic tools and ideas needed to survive and live as humans.
1A 210- By now much of the Second Generation is taken in and aided by the remainders of the First
1A 210 – 1A 799- Period before the Third Generation begins to be born. The First and Second Generations wander and learn and live together, with the somewhat softer newcomers moving beyond their forebears in the fields of culture and civilizing the tamed world while watched over and protected by the mightier heroes.
1A 800- After this somewhat arbitrary and retroactive date, the children of the earlier time are now deemed the Third Generation. They are notably and obviously inferior to their forebears in nearly every way, and for the first time this downward trend is becoming apparent to all.
1A 800 – 1A 1031- Early period of the Third Generation. They multiply and spread across much of the world even as their ancestors dwindle in number. Becoming the first historians and true religious thinkers and such, they begin to record what they can of life and the world around them in an increasingly ordered fashion- though with the vast gulf of time much of their writings have of course been lost.
1A 1032- Reckoning based on the accounts of the few surviving heroes of the First Generation, the historian Eekanu reckons that it has been 1031 years since the first humans entered the world and therefore deems the current year to be 1032. This system eventually catches on as other historians decide it is probably accurate and so all years prior and hence are based upon it as best they can be. From this point on it becomes progressively easier to be sure what year something happened in Feryngia.
1A 1121- The year of The Great Tragedy. With only Grylock, Ashkantir, and Tollidarius (Ancient) for companions, Sekeriah challenges the god of metal, Talsifer, to a fight to the death in the Taraka Mountains. He seeks to return dominion over metal fully to humans so that they may make tools out of it and to remove a dangerous menace. The fight goes ill, the one defeat of his life, and Sekeriah and his enemy both crush each other beneath thrown mountains.
1A 1032 – 1A 1299- Late period of the Third Generation. The even weaker Fourth Generation who are truly like modern humans steadily replace them in turn. The very last of the First and Second Generations are dead by now and as the last few dozen of the Third Generation are dying out it is decided that the passing of the last few people who knew the ancient heroes should mark the end of a historical age.
The Second Age:
2A 1 – 2A 656- Period of which little direct record remains. Believed to have been a time of chaos, backsliding, disaster, and uncertainty as civilization nearly collapsed with the loss of the First Generations as guides and leaders and inventors and keepers of wisdom. A different world will emerge from this great decline, one that cannot truly advance because it must make up lost ground first. Only toward the end of this period do the first marks of the debased but recognizable modern world begin to emerge. When the end should be decided is much debated, among religious leaders the above end date is often cited as a major turning point.
Early 2A 600s- King Isorth the Gallant of Sythmyr makes the first mention of The Shining Path and carves out a small and short-lasting empire in what is now the heartland of the Frysolythian Empire; in some eyes marking the beginning of the history of that mighty country.
2A 656- First mention of the term Fundin as a catch-all term for the veneration of the First Generations and a unification of the many different Cults that had existed hostilely up to then. According to the religious, this marks a turning point after which Fundin rapidly saved human societies from collapsing by reviving the practices of the First Generations.
2A 682- Unknown Swordswoman claiming to be a direct descendant of Ashkantir arrives in and somehow takes over what is now Seforibar. Her name is lost but she begins the Dynasty of the Sword and that country’s history.
2A 882- Glaenroong Vadaneeo the Immortal of Savlan begins to expand his city’s territory by war. It will be most of a century before he dies, and not long after the whole of the Koran Basin will be under Savlan’s rule.
2A 912- Rather surprising much of the rest of the continent who had paid their land no attention, the fledgling state of Serpenvir explodes onto the local scene and swallows up all lands within their mountains within a single year through unknown means. They then declare that henceforth there shall be no interference in either direction across those wintry peaks and withdraw into isolation but for traffic with the Moriavari Archipelago and occasional spies presumably being sent back and forth.
2A 1200s- the Savlan Empire reaches its fullest extent, ruling almost all of modern Peruvia, some of Mgarmir, the whole of the Koran Basin, some lands south of the Kitatani Mountains, and a few strips of land elsewhere. Determined raids by less civilized people outside its wide borders and internal strife within caused by harsh policies prevent further expansion.
2A 1620- For centuries enslaved and forced to fight Savlan’s wars for it, the Peruvians at last begin a revolt. They are disorganized and put down bloodily. The strife continues on and off for nearly 200 years though with the Peruvians gradually learning the tactics of their enemy and becoming more and more successful.
2A 1751 – 2A 1758- the Lesser War of the Dragons is fought between the Savlan and Frysolythian empires. The Frysolythians are able to drive the Savaritanians out of their section of the continent in part because the Peruvian troops enslaved by the Savlan Glaenroongs keep revolting. The border of the empires is set at Akira Pass for some time.
2A 1813- Peruvia’s long and bloody struggle for independence ends in success; the Savaritanians are driven from their land and so begins the modern history of Peruvia.
2A 1850- King Sno the Bloody-Bearded does much of the conquering and subjugation of wilderness settlements that will form his domain now called Greater Snorivia in this year. Soon his sons will begin nearly a millennium of strife and antagonism between Snorivia and newly independent Peruvia.
2A 1865 – 2A 2077- the Greater War of the Dragons is fought intermittently between the Savlan and Frysolythian Empires for control of the rich Koran Basin. It is the bloodiest, longest (when counted as a single war), and most destructive conflict in Fernygian history fought often as a war of attrition in which the slightly superior Frysolythian numbers now that Peruvia had freed itself gradually won out. 80% of the war was fought for the first 10% of the ground it is often said, because after that the scales tipped ever faster in the favor of the younger empire. The war ended with the Savlan empire destroyed and ruined utterly and now subject to the emperor.
2A 2079- the Frysolythian Empire has reached the Peruvian Hills, Serpenvir Mountains, and Seforibarian Desert (its greatest extent ever). In a show of unity against future threat, many of the feuding rulers of the Northwestern Nations band together to establish the Silver North-Ring as a common currency. Depending on how one reckons the day of decisive defeat though, the Frysolythian forces are defeated by either late this year or early the next by the Peruvian army in the Glorious Winter.
2A 2110s- Sometime in this period another heir to the Dragon Throne is found and Savaritania begins a long, intermittent struggle for freedom from the Frysolythian Empire.
2A 2231- Savaritania re-emerges as a functional state under Glaenroong Iaeth the Bold of Savaritania and begins seeking to reconquer its lost territories including Peruvia. Its and Snorivia’s threats and attacks keep Peruvia off balance for quite some time.
2A 2690s- Emperor Rythlan the Restorer having put in place important reforms at home is able to retake much of the Koran Basin from Savaritanian hands.
2A 2758- The Savaritanians are again pushing the Frysolythians out of the Koran Basin. Longing for freedom from both empires, the Koran Free Cities are set up with the blessings of Satran Pirhan the Great of Peruvia and the retreating Frysolythian generals.
2A 2766- In a swift, crushing victory Satran Pirhan the Great of Peruvia bests Queen Ikraine the Grim of Snorivia in the Third Peruvian-Snorivian War. Rather than try to conquer her lands completely and risk a renewed Grand Alliance of the Northern Star, he instead “liberates” the angry cities of her eastern lands from her rule and establishes them as a new nation: Mgarmir, dependent on and favoring to his own. The serious conflicts between Snorivian and Peruvian are now over with Peruvia the victor.
2A 3213- King Treferdin of Yeoria dies after a long, wasting illness.