The 13th Year of Ruin: The Beginning
History of Modae - Timeline and other Important Events
The calendar of Modae measures time in “Ages”. The current one is the Age of Ruin, while the period before was the Age of Steel. Each Age lasts until a major events is triggered.
The first Age, called Age of Life, was marked by the creation of the world of Modae. Time periods before that are called Age of Gods, so 400 years before the first Age would be -400 Age of Gods. This is about 1,300 years before the present.
The world of Modae defines different periods of time as Ages and each Age is defined by a major event that determines the name of that Age.
The 1st Year of Life, is the Age that brought the various forms of life and species to the world of Modae. Dragons, Gryphons, Rhinoceros, Worgs and other wildlife. The Age of Life lasted for 99 years.
The 1st Year of Mortals, the dawning of Mortals coming to Modae. The Age of Mortals is to date the longest Age to come to pass at 156 years as the various races of Modae found their foothold in the world.
The 1st of Religion, as the Races of Modae began worshipping the Gods. A number of different religions and outlooks on the world erupted over Modae. The Age of Religion lasted for 57 years.
The 1st Year of the Diabolist, a former Wood Elf that used dark magic to bring pain and death to Modae. The Age of the Diabolist lasted for 10 years.
The 1st Year of Shadow, the year that the Shadow Prince returned to Modae and unleashed the plague that is known as The Black Death when he erupted from the Underworld. The Age of Shadow lasted 2 years.
The 1st Year of Plagues, due to the unleashing of the Shadow Prince, a plague was determined to have been brought to Modae. The plague became known at the Black Decay. The plague decimated a large proportion of the the population of Modae.. The Age of Plagues lasted 25 years.
The 1st Year of The Forgiven, a Paladin known as Augustus Lightbearer started a pilgrimage to heal the masses affected by the Black Death. The Age of The Forgiven lasted for 51 years.
The 1st Year of Divine, an age that was mostly dedicated to building a shrine to Augustus Lightbearer and his followers. The Age of Divine lasted for 40 years.
The 1st Year of Conflict, war came to Modae as the Humans and Orcs battled over territory. Eventually forcing many of the Races of Modae to align themselves with one side or the other. The Age of Conflict lasted 97 years.
The 1st Year of Alliances, the various races of Modae after years of war decided to sign Treaties to help prevent war from encompassing Modae. The Age of Alliances lasted for 4 years as the various Races signed treaties with each other.
The 1st Year of Power, an age that brought a number of individuals to a source of power within Modae. These individuals are now considered to be the leader of the various factions of Modae. The Age of Power lasted for 37 years.
The 1st Year of Creation, the age that brought Clockwork devices to Modae thanks to the knowledge and magic of the Dwarfs. The Age of Creation lasted 48 years.
The 1st Year of Dragons, saw the return of dragons to Modae and their use by the Races of Modae. The Age of Dragons lasted for 100 years.
The 1st Year of Riders, an Age that saw the formation of a Paladin order known as the Crusaders. Paladins that trained and rode young dragons into battle at the behest of the Imperial power located at Axis. The Age of Riders lasted 73 years.
The 1st Year of Wyrm, the Golden Great Wyrm revealed himself to the Mortals of Modae and started taking a public and active role in the Songsteel Empire. The Age of Wyrm lasted for 51 years.
The 1st Year of Rite, the Age that brought about the newest ruler of Modae, Empress Val Songsteel. A woman dedicated to making alliances with the Dwarves and Elves, so that the Songsteel Empire would last into the next age without concerns. The Age of Rite lasted for 50 years.
The 1st Year of Steel, an age that saw the murder of the former Empress Val Songsteel. The young Searil Songsteel sent to be raised by the Great Golden Wyrm. The Age of Rite lasted for 14 years.
The 1st Year of Ruin, the Age that has the fall of a number of Imperial forts falling to the current Age.