Timeline of Tyria

This won’t be always up to date. Credit goes to Konig.

1327 AE | Present day during Guild Wars 2 and the continuation of the Living World.
1326 AE | Guild Wars 2 Living World begins.
1325 AE | Guild Wars 2 personal story begins.
1324 AE | Dougal Keane enters the crypts beneath Divinity’s Reach. Truce between charr and humans and beginning of peace negotiations towards the signing of a formal treaty in the future.
1320 AE | Kralkatorrik, the Elder Crystal Dragon, awakens. Creation of the Dragonbrand. The Ogre Revolt. Breaking of Destiny’s Edge. Founding of the Vigil. Glint is killed by Kralkatorrik.
1319 AE | Eir Stegalkin forms a band of heroes known as Destiny’s Edge.
1316 AE | Queen Jennah is crowned as the queen of Kryta.
1302 AE | The sylvari first appear along the Tarnished Coast, sprouting from the Pale Tree.
1275 AE | Elonians flee from Palawa Joko ‘s ravages. (approx.)
1270 AE | The deep sea dragon awakens. The krait push the quaggan to Tyria. (approx.)
1256 AE | Prince Edair establishes the Great Krytan Blockade before his fleet is destroyed by Risen forces.
1230 AE | Corsairs and other pirates occupy the slowly drying ruins of Lion’s Arch.
1225 AE | The tengu from around the world migrate to Tyria and establish the Dominion of Winds, erecting a great wall encircling it. (approx.)
1220 AE | Divinity’s Reach is founded in the Krytan province of Shaemoor.
1219 AE | Zhaitan, the Elder Undead Dragon, awakens. Orr rises from the sea. Lion’s Arch floods. Contact with Cantha severed.
1185 AE | Approximate date that Gargoyles are believed to have vanished from Ascalon.
1180 AE | The centaur prophet Ventari dies by the Pale Tree, leaving behind the Ventari Tablet.
1165 AE | Jormag, the Elder Ice Dragon, awakens forming Frostgorge Sound. The norn flee south into the Shiverpeaks, followed by the kodan and northern quaggan.
1135 AE | Vabbi, Istan, and Kourna fall to Palawa Joko. (approx.)
1127 AE | Emperor Usoku defeats the Kurzicks and the Luxon, unifies Cantha and begins purging non-humans and political enemies.
1120 AE | Primordus awakens in the Depths of Tyria.
1116 AE | Kalla Scorchrazor leads the rebellion against the Flame Legion ‘s shaman caste. The Shamans and the Flame Legion defeated on the Plains of Golghein. Female charr are allowed to fight once more.
1112 AE | The charr erect the Black Citadel over the ruins of the city of Rin in Ascalon.
1105 AE | Durmand Priory is established in the Shiverpeaks. New Krytan is established as a central written language by the Durmand Priory.
1090 AE | The charr legions take Ascalon City. The Foefire.
1088 AE | Kryta unifies behind Queen Salma.
1080 AE | King Adelbern of Ascalon recalls the Ebon Vanguard from the north and sends them south; Ebonhawke is established. Present day during the later Winds of Change events. Ashu takes control over the Ministry of Purity.
1079 AE | Present day during the War in Kryta and Hearts of the North events. The Krytan civil war ends and Princess Salma is crowned; the Seraph are established. Kalla Scorchrazor is born. Present day during the earlier Winds of Change events. The Ministry of Purity begin the final stage of eliminating the Afflicted from Cantha.
1078 AE | Present day in Guild Wars Eye of the North. Earthquakes erupt across Tyria, caused by the Great Destroyer. Primordus, the Elder Fire Dragon, stirs but does not awaken. The asura appear on the surface and renovate Rata Sum. The norn interact with southern races. The charr begin a civil war, sparked by Pyre Fierceshot’s rebellion. The Transformation of the Dwarves. The dredge gain freedom.
1077 AE | Minister Reiko Murakami officially establishes the Ministry of Purity.
1076 AE | Pyre Fierceshot leads his warband in a rebellion against the Shaman caste.
1075 AE | Present day in Guild Wars Nightfall. Nightfall occurs and the Kormir ascends into godhood. Palawa Joko is set free from imprisonment. Earliest mention of the Durmand Priory, discourse on the Tome of Rubicon.
1073 AE | Reiko Murakami, as member of the Ministry of Flame, begins to rally the people of Cantha against the Afflicted.
1072 AE | Present day in Guild Wars Prophecies and Guild Wars Factions. Ascalonian refugees flee to Kryta. The Undead Lich attempts to open the Door of Komalie. Master Togo summons Mhenlo to the Shing Jea Monastery. Shiro Tagachi unleashes the Affliction in Cantha and kills Master Togo.
1071 AE | Resurgent trade between Cantha and the devastated Tyrian kingdoms formalized in the Second Treaty of Lion’s Arch. Orr is sunk in the Cataclysm. Bay of Sirens is renamed Sea of Sorrows after an upswing in shipwrecks. After 191 years of fighting, the Tengu Wars come to an end.
1070 AE | Present day in pre-Searing Ascalon. The Charr Invasion and The Searing ravages Ascalon, bringing an end to the Guild Wars. The White Mantle form and take control of Kryta.
1067 AE | Mhenlo is the last Tyrian to graduate from Shing Jea Monastery. Earliest date given to the White Mantle’s existence, and the first year of the Test of the Chosen.
1058 AE | Emperor Kintah dies and is succeeded by his son Emperor Kisu, who becomes the 31st Canthan Emperor. Open warfare between the Luxons and Kurzicks ended, resuming border skirmishes, and the Xunlai Guild began spreading its influence outside of Cantha.
1022 AE | Loremaster Ermenred of Ascalon travels to Cantha to meet Emperor Kintah. Informal trade routes open between the two nations.
1020 AE | Surmia is founded.
1017 AE | The Luxons and Kurzicks of Cantha end formal diplomatic contact, communicating with each other only when required (and almost always through official liaisons of the Celestial Ministry).
1016 AE | Second Great Corsair War ends with Seamarshal Matoha’s defeat of Lady Glaive’s Armada. Istan established as maritime power.
1013 AE | The Third Guild War begin in Tyria.
982 AE | Second Great Corsair War begins.
972 AE | Juedo summoned the demon Mang.
940 AE | Cantha’s embassy formally closed in Ascalon City and Elona. Corsair activity rises as a result of this.
902 AE | Long-standing trade agreements between the Tyrian kingdoms and the Canthan Empire dissolved by imperial decree.
900 AE | Successful merchant Amaki Voss establishes herself as the clanmarshal for life of the city of Makuun, becoming the first “prince” of Vabbi.
899 AE | Great Fortress of Jahai established at the Grand Cataract.
898 AE | The Great Northern Wall is erected.
886 AE | Inhabitants of Courthouse Square successfully petition the Celestial Ministry to rename the neighborhood Vizunah Square in honor of Vizu for her efforts against Shiro Tagachi.
880 AE | Increased hostility from the Tengu. Open war with the Angchu Tengu averted through Emperor Hanjai’s personal ambassador’s efforts. Sensali Tengu claim the Angchu as traitors.
874 AE | Istan and Vabbi restore their clanmarshals. Kourna retains warmarshal ruler, Kunai Ossa. While Kunai Ossa refuses the Dynastic Crown, all warmarshals of Kourna are from the Ossa clan.
872 AE | Shiro Tagachi slain in the Harvest Temple of Cantha after killing Emperor Angsiyan. The bloodline is unbroken when his son Emperor Hanjai ascends to the throne. Beginning of the Age of the Dragon. Canthan diplomats in the northern kingdoms return to Cantha and trade declines due to increased pirate attacks.
870 AE | The Burnt Warband, part of the Flame Legion, discovers the Titans at the Hrangmer volcano and declares them as deities.
868 AE | Turai Ossa leads the Great Pilgrimage into the Crystal Desert.
865 AE | Shiro Tagachi thwarts a Celestial Ministry coup d’etat, mounting the rebels’ heads outside the Ministry’s office.
862 AE | Turai Ossa defeats Palawa Joko at the Battle of Jahai. The Order of Whispers seals away Palawa Joko.
860 AE | Nolani Academy is founded. Palawa Joko invades Elona, captures most of the Northern Province, earns the sobriquet “Scourge of Vabbi.”
858 AE | Shiro famously defeats a group of Am Fah, beheading their leader and executing all surrendered.
851 AE | Lord Odran becomes the first mortal to enter the Rift.
825 AE | Mad King Oswald Thorn and his corrupt court are killed during a rebellion, sparked by Bloody Prince Edrick Thorn.
774 AE | Emperor Senvho’s dies on the new throne of Raisu Palace.
772 AE | Dinfang is attacked by the naitahlen armada led by Appollonia, who is defeated by Kitah and her squadron.
757 AE | Palawa Joko builds his Bone Palace in the Desolation.
712 AE | First of the Great Corsair Wars.
694 AE | The infamously cruel Emperor Singtah is burned alive in the first Raisu Palace. His son, Senvho begins building the second Raisu Palace. Beginning of the Age of the Tortoise.
640 AE | Last of the Shattered Dynasties collapse. Elona emerges as three allied provinces–Kourna, Istan, and Vabbi.
583 AE | Collapse of the Great Dynasty. Start of the Pretender Wars and the Shattered Dynasty Era.
572 AE | Magadore attempts to siphon life from Cantha’s forests and is killed by Zojun’s animal army.
534 AE | Lornar single-handedly holds off a great Hill Giant invasion in Lornar’s Pass.
520 AE | First new settlements in the Istan Islands.
456 AE | End of the Plague Years. Admun Kolos takes the throne, founding the Great Dynasty.
452 AE | Scarab Plague sweeps through Elona, decimates the population, and wipes out the Royal House. Istan abandoned. End of the Primeval Kings.
372 AE | Karei is approached by Dwayna and made Master of Kaziin Monastery.
358 AE | Kryta becomes an independent nation.
324 AE | First mention of organized corsair activities in the Dynastic records. Monument building common in Istan and Kourna.
300 AE | Kryta established as a colony of Elona. First recorded battles of the Centaur War.
272 AE | Glint compiles the Flameseeker Prophecies.
221 AE | Shing Jea Island is no longer used for logging and begins agricultural recovery. Beginning of the Age of the Hedgehog. Cantha begins trading with Tyria, Elona, and the northern areas.
174 AE | The Forgotten leave the world of men, settling in the Crystal Desert.
29 AE | Primeval Kings spread their rule into Vabbi and the Desolation, and begin to bury their dead rulers in tombs in the Crystal Desert.
2 AE | Orr becomes an independent nation.
1 AE | King’s Watch is founded. Prince Chang Hai, a Warrior Monk, becomes the first Weh no Su emperor of Cantha. Beginning of the Age of the Bat.
0 AE (Year 0) | The Human Gods split the bloodstones to control magic. The Crystal Desert is formed and the Desolation created. Margonite civilization collapses. Fall of Abaddon. The Exodus of the Gods.
1 BE | The Human Gods give magic to races of Tyria. Date of the Scriptures of Abaddon.
45 BE | Date of the Scriptures of Lyssa.
48 BE | Date of the Scriptures of Balthazar, Melandru, and Grenth.
100 BE | Ascalon’s new king receives first Canthan ambassador. High-plains human settlements become known as Ascalon. Humans drive charr out of Ascalon. Doric is crowned king during the Season of the Phoenix in Ascalon.
115 BE | Date of the Scriptures of Dwayna.
175 BE | Margonite settlements appear along coastlines north and west of Elona. Margonite vessels rule the Unending Ocean.
200 BE | First of the Primeval Kings rules Elona from the city of Fahranur in Istan. Start of Dynastic Reckoning (DR).
205 BE | Humans appear on Tyrian continent. Founding of Orr. Beginning of the Age of the Falcon. Humans appear on the islands of Istan and in the valley of Elona.
459 BE | Kurzicks declare independence from Cantha, become vassal clan.
462 BE | Luxons formally secede from the Empire, become vassal clan.
464 BE | Lord Emperor Kaineng Tah dies under mysterious circumstances. Yian Zho takes the throne.
510 BE | Canthan clans unite under Kaineng Tah, first Lord Emperor of the Dragon. Construction on the first Raisu Palace begins. Beginning of the Age of the Marmoset.
786 BE | Humans appear in Cantha for the first time and settle the northern coastline before spreading completely across the continent. Their development is unhindered by the Forgotten.
1674 BE | Estimated date of Dwarven civilization’s birth according to Magister Sieran. (approx.)
1769 BE | The Forgotten arrive in Tyria.
9,674 BE | Estimated date of previous Elder Dragon rise according to Varra Skylark. (approx)
10,000 BE | Last of the Giganticus Lupicus, the Great Giants, disappear from the Tyrian continent. (approx)


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