Il samurai e i magnifici poveri
Era dei Presagi Perduti
L’Era dei Presagi Perduti è una dei grandi periodi storici di Golarion, gli inizi e i fini nei quali sono stati segnati da eventi significativi a livello globale. E’ l’età in cui ci troviamo oggi, essendo stata preceduta dall’Era dell’Intronizzazione. Iniziò nel 4606 AR con la morte del dio Aroden, un evento che portò nel caos più totale i continenti dell’Avistan e del Garund. Lo stesso Aroden aveva profetizzato miglia di anni fa che sarebbe tornato sulla cuspide del più grande trionfo dell’umanità. I suoi sacerdoti e seguaci avevano calcolato il presunto tempo esatto di questo evento e si prepararono con sfarzo sontuoso. Alla data profetizzata, invece del suo ritorno, tutti i contatti col dio furono persi e il mondo fu devastato da terribili tempeste, l’apertura di vaste fratture planari, e decenni di sconvolgimenti politici. Da allora, nessuna profezia si è avverata, una condizione per cui gli storici hanno chiamato così l’era attuale.
4606 Aroden dies, leaving the Empire of Cheliax without a divine mandate. The Eye of Abendego forms off of Garund’s northwestern coast, drowning the nations of Lirgen and Yamasa. The Worldwound opens in the north, consuming the barbarian kingdom of Sarkoris. Storms wrack the Inner Sea region for several weeks.
4608 Thousands abandon Korvosa for Magnimar.
4609 Osirians overthrow their Keleshite masters and Prince Khemet I takes control, citing a bloodline that dates back to the ancient pharaohs. Ulizmila, reportedly the granddaughter of Baba Yaga, arrives in Darkmoon Vale.
4613 Baba Yaga installs her daughter Elvanna as sovereign of Irrisen.
4615 The astrological philosophers of Lirgen take their own lives after evacuating their people from what becomes known as the Sodden Lands.
4620 The Gunworks of Alkenstar are completed—the first firearms begin emerging from Alkenstar to be purchased by rich collectors and curious scholars.
4622 The faltering Church of Aroden launches the First Mendevian Crusade.
4632 The province of Molthune declares its independence from Cheliax.
4638 Drezen falls to Worldwound demons. The Second Mendevian Crusade begins.
4640 Diabolists of the House of Thrune seize control of Cheliax, brutally ending 3 decades of vicious civil war. A dark shadow envelops the empire.
4648 The northern half of Molthune rebels against the avaricious nobles in Canorate.
4655 The conflict in Molthune ends with the founding of Nirmathas. Irgal Nirmath is assassinated.
4661 Razmiran is established.
4665 The third Mendevian Crusade begins.
4667 The Red Revolution begins in Galt.
4669 The People’s Revolt transforms Andoran.
4672 Razmir founds Thronestep.
4674 The pirates of the Shackles unite under one banner to harass the fleets and merchants of the north.
4676 Shadow beasts first appear in Westcrown.
4682 Queen Domina of Korvosa gains the service of the Hellknight Order of the Nail.
4695 A contingent of 173 heavy cavalry from Lastwall routs Warlord Graukrad’s force of 2,000 orcs.
4696 The Beast of Bloodcove, huge froghemoth, claims 204 victims over the course of a record hot summer.
4690 Gorilla King Ruthazek attacks Alkenstar and seizes the Gunworks’ largest bombard as a trophy.
4697 The Goblinblood Wars shake Isger.
4698 A terrible earthquake rocks Absalom.
4699 The royal house of Rogarvia vanishes in Brevoy, leaving the nation in turmoil. House Surtova takes the contested crown. The great wyrm red dragon Daralathyxl makes his last appearance.
4700 Over the course of the month of Rova, the eyeless bodies of 13 krakens wash up on the western shores of the Isle of Kortos.
4701 Gnolls surge from White Canyon in Katapesh, attempting to enslave the population of Solku.
4702 The runelords stir to life in Varisia. In the sleepy town of Sandpoint, gifted artist Jervis Stoot murders 25 men, women, and children.
4703 The Night Terror, a Chelish merchant ship thought lost to the Eye of Abendego years ago, is found adrift off the Andoren coast in pristine condition but with its entire crew missing.
4704 White Estrid defeats Boiltongue and becomes a Linnorm King; her use of strange weapons that she claims were gifts from “earth spirits” enrages other rulers of the Lands of the Linnorm Kings.
4705 The Gray Corsairs sink three Katapeshi slave galleons in the Inner Sea.
4706 Followers of the Gorilla King behead 17 missionaries and Aspis Consortium merchants in
the Mwangi Expanse.
4707 Adventurers reopen Bloodsworn Vale. Pharaoh Khemet III opens the ruins of Osirion to foreign explorers.
4708 An aging King Eodred retreats from rule of Korvosa, leaving his untested young wife, Queen Ileosa, in charge of Varisia’s largest city.
4709 A monstrous metal scorpion capable of spitting fire from its mouth and tail destroys several villages in western Numeria—the beast retreats into the Felldales after harvesting dozens of living prisoners.
4710 Many travelers of the Inner Sea report sightings of an immense blue dragon flying north from
Thuvia toward Avistan—later that year, several remote villages in Isger, Druma, and Molthune are
mysteriously destroyed by fire and lightning.