The Age of Great Sorrow (decline of the Great Kingdom of Aerdy). 305. 254 213 CY is the official start of Aerdy's decline, the so-called "Age of Great Sorrow" where Aerdian rule becomes weak regarding its outer dependencies. This period was […] marked by a noticeable decline in the quality of Aerdy rulership from Rauxes. They become the first death knights. Zagig and his adventuring band delve the Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad. This period was […] marked by a noticeable decline in the quality of Aerdy rulership from Rauxes. This time, called the Age of Great Sorrow, led to an important change in 230 CY, when Aerdy soldiers were withdrawn from Greyhawk [City] and the landgraf was charged with defending the Selintan region using local militia. There is no question but that most reckoning is dated by Common Year (CY), which system commenced when the Overking of Aerdy declared universal peace through the whole of the Great Kingdom. 1081 - War of the Turmoil Between the Crowns - civil The Viceroyalty of Ferrond declares independence from the Great Kingdom. At this stage the borders of the Great Kingdom of Aerdy extend all the way to the City of Greyhawk. R4 Doc's Island, page 4, calls the period from 659 OR to roughly 857 OR "The Age of Kings." The Royal Astrologers proclaimed it as a great portent, confirming the sign of a coming Age of Great Sorrow prophesied by Selvor the Younger fifteen years earlier. TABLE OF EVENTS. Greyhawk as a home campaign: very few deities. Known as the Sorrowful Wars (taken from the Age of Great Sorrow in the original folio), the Sea Princes would not be pushed back out of Keolandish territories (having secretly constructed a massive land army, and covertly supplanting leadership in the Yeomanry) for many years. 203 CY sees the powerful Knight Protectors of the Great Kingdom shaken by the treachery of Sir Kargoth and his thirteen knightly conspirators. (Guide 9) 247. 0857 - Age of Great Sorrow commences; corruption and evil take root in the heart of the Great Kingdom. 1000 - Kingdom of Nyrond formed, Kingdom of Keoland reaches it's peak. Age of Glory Calendar Living Greyhawk Journal #0 5 Age of Glory Calendar World of Greyhawk Boxed Set: Glossography 27 Age of Great Sorrow Calendar Dragon Magazine #290 103 Age of Great Sorrow Calendar Living Greyhawk Gazetteer 14, 23 Age of Great Sorrow Calendar The Adventure Begins 58 Age of Great Sorrow Calendar The Star Cairns 2 In 857 OR, the Age of Great Sorrow began. 247 Sir Kargoth’s castle, Fharlanst, destroyed by the Knight Protectors of the Great Kingdom. Glossography, page 2: "The Savant-Sage is known to have lived in the city of Greyhawk during Oerth's Epoch of Magic." When Dungeons & Dragons was developed in the early 1970s by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, one of the archetypal character classes in the original game was the cleric, a character who received divine powers from “the gods”. 254. 185 ... Age of Great Sorrow commences. 0964 - Suloise nomads begin raiding the northern extents of the Kingdom, Nyrond declares it's independence. Age of Great Sorrow commences. The Age of Worms (the Waiting Age, a time of death, decay and writhing doom that lurks in the shadows of every tomorrow). [TAB] A Brief History of Greyhawk . Overking Zelcor promptly abolished the astrologers’ order for trying to recreate earlier hysteria and banished the members to Rel Astra. The Roll of Years: I have put these in order according to their happening under the CY (Current Year Calendar) A summary of historical events follows:-7411 CY Sir Kargoth's castle, Fharlanst, destroyed by the Knight Protectors of the Great Kingdom. 141 Kargoth of Mansbridge born. HRONOLOGICAL. [TAB] This time, called the Age of Great Sorrow, led to an important change in 230 CY, when Aerdy soldiers were withdrawn from Greyhawk [City] and the landgraf was charged with defending the Selintan region using local militia. Promptly abolished the astrologers ’ order for trying to recreate earlier hysteria and banished the to! 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