The First Age
Little is known about the origin of the World, nor why it seems to be
in a dome, nor the purpose of the airlocks. However, it is said
Firstly, there was nothing
Then, Mud was created.
From the Mud, was made Dirt.
And from the Dirt was fashioned Terra.
Humans believe that the Elves came to Terra from over the sea at this time,
pursuing the master of Thû, Melko, and fought a terrible war, and in
the end, the powers, or Untouchables, came to the rescue of the
Elves, and banished Melko into the void.
The Second Age
Little is known of the early part of the second age. The town of Hamelin
started as a market village probably early this age, and grew in importance
until it became the main market town and capital of the surrounding area.
The Sundisc is lost.
A strange portal on the Island leading to Rome is discovered.
Another strange portal, this one leading to a demonic realm, is discovered,
and immediately blocked off after many adventurers meet a sorry end. It was
later discovered that this had awakened the demons, and they started coming
into the real world.
Across the portal, Caesar, Emperor of Rome, is assasinated by Brutus,
leader of the Elf-Friends.
Christianity is imported via the portal.
Thû is killed, and the One Ring is taken from him. It is left in the
care of Hadoram, commander of the elite Oracle Guard. Hadoram gives the
ring to Maylin, who loses it. The Ring is obtained by Gollum, who hides
in a cave under Castle Maderlon, an Arnorian castle.
The Demon Army of Thû, and their Leader, the Djinni, are banished to
the Wasted Plain, with the help of the powerstones, made by Shazareth
The Vortexes are constructed to aid in transport for soldiers defending the
area surrounding Hamelin.
King Artur is king of Arnor at this time.
See The Banishment of the Djinni,
The Third Age
Shazareth is exiled, after it was revealed that the darker side of Majick
had lured him.
See Tale of Terra describing this, not currently on the game.
The Elven realm in the ElvenForest flourishes. The Dark Elves hide
away in the caves.
Excalibur, the sword of King Artur of Arnor, is lost
in the Sea. About this time, the Holy Grail is hidden in
catacombs in the basement of a church.
The Horn of Artur is lost by his descendant, who dies an untimely death in
the Labyrinth, fabled home of the Minotaur. It is rumoured that the owner
of this horn may be able to recover Excalibur.
is found, it's origin unknown. It is quickly taken to the
Hamelin Library and locked away, where it remains safe for over seven hundred
The Dwarves awaken a Balrog in Khazad-Dum. They flee, and establish a citadel,
too close to the Orc stronghold for the Orcs liking. A cold war between the
Orcs and the Dwarves starts.
The inhabitants of Castle Hohenzollern mysteriously disappear. Rumour blames this
on a dragon, Faffner, although some state that a Vampire is to blame.
See also Castle Hohenzollern
The Bowl of Oblivion is stolen from the temple in Beilefeld.
With the signing of a peace treaty between the Orcs and the Dwarves, the last major
Orc attack on the Dwarven Citadel occurs. A long peace begins.
Viola's parents go missing. They are rumoured to have gone to help the people of
Piracy is rife on the seas near Hamelin. The village, `Smuggler's Cove', in the
North becomes very important.
The King of Arnor dies, childless. The populace of Hamelin elect a Mayor to rule
Hamelin. The power of the mayor reaches to the borders of the Elvenforest and
the disused Castle in the northeast, to the Harbour in the southeast, and as
far South as the edge of the Desert.
A dragon lands at the top of the Dwarven Citadel. It doesn't move out. This
leads to the reduction in power of the dwarves.
The Braithwaite sabre is lost.
See The Story of the Braithewaite Sabre, FW 18
Sir Nicholas Jackon-Smythe is born.
The son of Sir Nicholas Jackson-Smythe, who will be father of the Hamelin Draper, is born.
The Hamelin Draper is born.
Akhalton, the Lord of Thyrean, cuts off relationships with the outside world, proclaiming
himself King of Thyrean, the supreme King under the Mountains.
Sir Nicholas Jackson-Smythe explores the Glacial regions to the north-west of Hamelin.
See The Barren Lands
The Orcs launch a series of devastating raids on Hamelin and the surrounding area,
laying siege to Hamelin for months. In the north, the Lich and Asmodeus finally
destroy the Elven Forest. King Dinthiar and his followers sail east.
Also, the Orcs break their centuries-old peace treaty with the Dwarves, launching a large
raid on the much-wakened Dwarven citadel, killing King Gimli and leaving the Dwarf population
During the siege, a complicated system of defences is constructed in the caves under Hamelin.
See also The Demise of Gimli
The great explorer Sir Nicholas Jackson-Smythe is lost. All that is known is that
he was planning to explore the Oracle, on the Island.
He is the grandfather of the Hamelin Draper.
The Opera house finally closes, after having been plagued by the Opera Ghost.
The Mayor of Ruddington is deposed by the evil King John. Robin Hood
collects a bunch of outlaws.
Seven days ago
The Grzdhsh is stolen, and is last seen in the possession of Callisto, one
of the few remaining evil majick-users in Terra.
Three days ago
The Pied Piper of Hamelin : see the Tale for details.
The present day.
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