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  • The High History of the Flanaess

    Most events in the Flanaess are dated by the Common Year (CY). This system commenced when the Overking of the Great Kingdom optimistically declared universal peace throughout his lands and instructed his servants to date all subsequent events from CY1. …

  • Early History

    The original inhabitants of the Flanaess were the Flan tribesmen, hardy and tough nomads whose small, scattered groups made no major civilizing efforts. Some thousand years past, their lands were increasingly invaded by two groups of attackers: the …

  • The Great Kingdom Crumbles

    The Great Kingdom survived some 250 years before it began to lose lands in the west. The Viceroyalty of Furyondy was established in 100 CY, and over the coming decades it bore the brunt of challenges from non-Aerdi Oeridians allied with Bakluni …

  • The Rise of luz

    In CY479, the land now called luz was only a fractious collection of paltry fiefs. Among its princelings was a minor despot of the Howling Hills who died in that year and left his barren holdings to a son of dubious origins: luz. luz used the strategy …

  • War Beckons

    In the mid-sixth century, Ivid V ascended the Malachite Throne. A series of subsequent unsuccessful skirmishes against Nyrond, the Iron League, and other adjoining states did not suggest to the distant Furyondians or Keolanders that the Great Kingdom …

  • The Greyhawk Wars

    If a Flanaess sage had been asked in 582 CY where the first strike in a continental war would most likely come from, he would not have replied, "from the Hold of Stonefist," which is exactly where it originated. Founded some 150 years earlier, the …

  • The Final Act

    *Scene 1: Sunset in the West*

    Added to the phalanx of forces poised to strike came a new force: the hitherto unremarked humanoid rabble of the Pomarj. United under a half-ore leader of greater strength than had been seen before, one Turrosh Mak, they …

  • War's End

    For almost three long years, as 584 CY drew to a close, the nations of the Flanaess had schemed, murdered, and warred against each other until nearly all sides lay bloody and beaten. Proposals for a great peace treaty gained rapid acceptance in many …