A Timeline of the History of the Lunar Empire

Originally published in Wyrms Footnotes #14, earlier and partial versions of this Timeline were published in Wyrms Footnotes #s 11 & 12 and Heroes Volume I #’s 2 & 6. This version is 1998 and was updated in 2001. It was all superseded in 2018 by the publication of the Glorantha Sourcebook, which contains a 37 page chapter detailing all eight Wanes of the Lunar Empire and their events…

All dates are Lunar then Theyalan

The Zero Wane

  • Birth of the Red Goddess 0/0 (1220)
  • “First Victory” Battle; Battle of Eleiu Hararn 0/6 (1226)
  • Battle of Seven Horses 0/8 (1228)
  • (First) Battle of Chaos 0/12 (1232)
  • Tripolis Liberated 0/15 (1235)
  • Fall of Elz Ast 0/18 (1238)
  • “Four Arrows of Light” Battle 0/21 (1241)
  • Battle for Castle Blue 0/25 (1245)
  • Apotheosis of the Goddess, Ascension into the Sky 0/27 (1247)
  • “First Victory” Battle; Battle of Eleiu Hararn 0/6 (1226)
  • Battle of Seven Horses 0/8 (1228)
  • (First) Battle of Chaos 0/12 (1232)
  • Tripolis Liberated 0/15 (1235)
  • Fall of Elz Ast 0/18 (1238)
  • “Four Arrows of Light” Battle 0/21 (1241)
  • Battle for Castle Blue 0/25 (1245)
  • Apotheosis of the Goddess, Ascension into the Sky 0/27 (1247)

The First Wane

  • Start of the Blood Kings War 1/3 (1250)
  • Jannisor’s Triumph 1/15 (1262)
  • Battle of Einar’s Farm 1/24 (1271)
  • Maiming of the Red Emperor 1/26 (1273)
  • Assault on Glamour 1/28 (1275)
  • Skyburn and Elf Hate Won 1/32 (1279)
  • Alkoth Surrenders 1/38 (1285)
  • Butterfly Princess Killed 1/42 (1289)
  • Moonburn 1/49 (1296)

The Second Wane

  • Salt-Diamond Incident 2/3 (1304)
  • End of the Blood Kings War 2/12 (1313)
  • Bindle and Allies Invade Empire; Sylila adopted into Lunar Empire 2/25 (1326)
  • Assassination Attempt on Erian Soor 2/29 (1330)
  • Invasion of Parg Ilisi; Char-Un Change Sides 2/30 (1331)
  • Sacrifice of the Council of Queens; Coast of Bindle Razed 2/31 (1332)
  • Shame of Ilisi 2/31 to 2/41 (1332-1342)
  • Doom of Ilisi, Gifts of the Emperor 2/41 (1342)
  • Daughter’s Road Begun 2/46 (1347)

The Third Wane

  • Death of Hwarin Dalthippa, the Conquering Daughter 3/3 (1358)
  • Battle of Falling Hills 3/7 (1362)
  • Battle of Quintus’ Vale 3/19 (1374)
  • First Battle at Yuthuppa 3/20 (1375)
  • Fronelan Settlements Founded 3/29 (1384)
  • Siege of Glamour 3/34 (1389)
  • Yara Aranis Binds First Slave 3/42 (1397)
  • Yara Aranis Defeats Sheng Seleris 3/50 (1405)
  • Yara Aranis Named Goddess of the Reaching Moon 3/54 (1409)

The Fourth Wane

  • Sylila Liberates Alkoth 4/14 (1423)
  • Sheng Seleris Steals Kostaddi 4/34 (1443)
  • The Red Emperor Disappears 4/35 (1444)
  • Hon-eel Born in Doblian 4/36 (1445)
  • Sable People Slaughtered by Sheng Seleris 4/37 (1446)
  • Red Emperor Slain by Mad Sultanate; Sheng Seleris Plunders the Moon 4/40 (1449)
  • Sheng Seleris Attacks City of Jord’s Eye 4/47 (1456)
  • Sheng Seleris and the Red Emperor Meet at Kitor, Sheng Seleris Conquered 4/51 (1460)
  • Nomads Slaughtered at Yuthuppa 4/54 (1463)

The Fifth Wane

  • New Monks Revival in South; Nomads Defeated, Hon-eel Delivers Doblian to the Red Emperor 5/1 (1464)
  • Battle of Iron Fences 5/2 (1465)
  • Hon-eel Returns with Maize 5/7 (1470)
  • Hon-eel Turns Telmori of Sylila into Wolves 5/15 (1478)
  • First Settlers in Oraya 5/17 (1480)
  • Hon-eel Overcomes King Dag the Muncher 5/21( 1484)
  • Blessing of Torang, Defeat of Ernalda 5/22 (1485)
  • Birth of the Yelm Children 5/23 (1486)
  • Hon-eel in Tarsh: Performs Whole Dance of Spring, Marries King of Tarsh 5/27 (1490)
  • Hon-eel Gives Birth to Phoronestes, Future King of Tarsh 5/28 (1491)
  • Boldhome Founded 5/29 (1492)
  • Temple of the Reaching Moon Established Near Furthest 5/33 (1496)
  • Syndics’ Ban Clamped on Fronela 5/37(1500)
  • Nomad Invasion of Oraya 5/40 (1503)
  • Nights of Horror, Hon-eel Dies 5/43(1506)
  • Phoronestes Crowned King of Tarsh 5/47 (1510)

The Sixth Wane

  • Sartar Apotheosized 6/3 (1520)
  • Lunar Tarsh Kings Driven Out by Palashee Longaxe 6/21 (1538)
  • Dragonewts’ Dream [in Peloria] 6/33 (1550)
  • Phargentes Retakes Throne of Tarsh 6/38 (1555)
  • Sartar King Jarolar Killed at Battle of Dwarf Ford 6/48 (1565)

The Seventh Wane

  • Moirades Crowned King of Tarsh 7/8 (1579)
  • Battle of Grizzley Peak 7/11 (1582)
  • Talastar Bought 7/19 (1590)
  • Fronela ‘Internal Thaw’ Begins 7/20 (1591)
  • Boldhome Sacked 7/31 (1602)
  • Building Wall Battle 7/34 (1605)
  • Jomes Wulf Defeats Telmori of Dragon Pass 7/36 (1607)
  • Pavis Conquered 7/39 (1610)
  • Starbrow’s Rebellion; Fazzur Named Governor-General of Dragon Pass7/42(1613)
  • Temertain Returns to Boldhome 7/43 (1614)
  • Fall of Whitewall to Tatius the Bright; Extra Full Moon Year 7/50 (1621)
  • Battle of Pennel Ford 7/53 (1624)
  • Pavis Liberated by Argrath; Dragon Awakens under Site of New Temple of the Reaching Moon, Lunar Army in Sartar Devoured7/54(1625) 

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