The earliest sentient beings are thought to have awoken in the world around this time.
The first mage war breaks out. Lasting only 7 months, it utterly destroyed two large civilizations.
A faction arises that wants to put a stop to magic, fearing it’s devastating power. The magic users fight back, in the second mage war. While many of the non magic faction die, countless libraries, books, and scrolls are burned. A magic dark age begins.
Magic becomes widespread and popular again.
The Mimm sorcerer Tobin proves magic energy comes from the soul, and not from gods.
Tobin realizes the Distribution of Strength Theory.
Tobin’s body dies, but his soul burns away his flesh and animates his bones. He’s made King of Nimh.
Tobin absorbs the soul of another great wizard as they die, and the added wisdom and knowledge changes Tobin, factoring into his mind exactly as prominently as that of his origional soul, and erasing his identity as he can no longer remember which of the two beings he was. He knows it’s Tobin’s body, but the mind’s are merged. To resolve the identity crisis, he simply declares himself the Council of One and abandons both origional identities, considering himself a pool into which both buckets have been poured.
The Council of One begins watching for other great mages, and absorbing them into itself upon their deaths. Ever growing in power, wisdom, and experience The Council of One is loved and feared in Nimh and the lands beyond.
Fear of The Council of One’s power leads to an attack by a joint force of Nazines and Ragns. The Council of One battles humours the army wearily for hours before one of them lands a solid blow that places a small crack in The Council of One’s pelvis, leading to an instant of rage in which The Council of One obliterates 50,000 soldiers before being overcome by horror at what it had done. The remaining soldiers stand dumbstruck, and the Council of One collapses into it’s throne in remorse. The Council appologizes to the remaining members of the attack force, and vows never to enter battle itself again, nor to take any offensive actions and to rule passively and act only defensively. He then teleported the attack force members home.
The races of man, being plentiful in their homeland and wide spread among the other nations, are swept up by a philosophy stating that men are the rightful masters of the world, and the other races are impure halfblood versions of man. Each of the pure races of man, the Humans, the Elves, the Dwarfs, the Halflings, the Orcs, and others begin to set aside their differences and allow heavy inter-trading and migration into and from each others territory’s.
The races of man begin sending kings with armies into other countries to take what they considered their rightful place as head of state of the new country. Any nation that resisted was openly attacked without mercy, which is almost every adjacent country. This starts the first man war.
An army of men marches on Nimh and demand that the passive council of one surrender his crown, because he was a half breed abomination. The Council of One teleports the men home and closes the borders of Nimh with his power, creating a massive dome of force that could be neither walked nor teleported through.
After over three decades of brutal war, the races of man are shattered and weak. Their countries have been overrun and are now rules by warlords from other races. The remaining clans of men are set wandering, without a homeland.
The conflict has set the races on edge, leading to most countries casting out members of all but one race. Almost every nation becomes race dominated.
Many of the races of the world cave to a growing feeling of conflict, and a massive war breaks out that’s a free for all of every race and nation. This is the beginning of the first world war.
After over one thousand years of war, many of the countries have fallen, reformed, rejoined the battle, and fallen again. While a few racially pure countries exist, they are now far rarer, and most are on the verge of collapse. The war comes to a stop as more or less all countries are too weakened to launch new campaigns. The hostilities continue, but it’s generally agreed that the attacks will stop.
The Council of One reopens Nimh, and begins negotiations to set up a world council to govern all nations and ensure peace. The idea isn’t popular, so The Council of One began working quietly to improve people’s view of the idea, and helping leaders who supported the idea come to power in almost every nation over the next centuries.
After the racial hostilities have cooled for nearly one and a half millennium from the first world war and The Council of One has applied persistent pressure, representatives from almost every nation are finally sent and The World Council is set up, tasked with keeping the peace and governing/arbitrating the nations. The world council gives home countries to each race, including giving the wandering races of men a single country to share.
Countries are forbidden from having military’s or militia of their own, but in each country a single military base exists, which raises a small army in the service of the world council for the enforcement of the world laws, and to keep all nations in line.
The current dating system is put into place, using the founding of the world council as the turn date.
The country of man forms an “advanced police force” into which they recruit every able bodied man. This police force is heavily trained in military operations and warfare, but is carefully kept from military classification.
The advanced police force of man begins inconspicuously arresting members of any other race who are in their country for any little crime they might commit. Laws are passed that allow prisoners to be given as slaves to men, or to be drafted into the advanced police force.
After repeated warnings from the world council to disband their advanced police force, the world army marches on the lands of man. Starting the second man war.
After a quick and terrible two years, the second man war comes to a close, and men are stripped of their country, made again to wander without a homeland. Some men set up homes in other nations, other clans of men become nomads. Many of the other countries pass laws allowing humans to be put into permanent slave labor when arrested.
Most humans are slaves by this time. In most countries, free humans are assumed to have been escaped slaves and are arrested and either returned to their old masters or sold by the state to new masters.
The world council declares that a slaves children are born free.
Many men are now free, and men are no longer arrested on sight in most countries. Even so, there’s a general attitude that men are lesser creatures. Most respectable people won’t do business with them, and it’s generally assumed that food men sell is tainted, and items men sell are broken. Most free humans have to live as day laborers, soldiers, or adventurers.
The heavily mixed race country of Nixia is devastated by an unknown force, and a world coincil air ship, the size of a small city, is sent to investigate and salvage. Loaded with supplies, adventurers, workers, and merchants the ship heads out over the poisoned landscape of Nixia.