4400-4449

The Founding of Korvosa

4446–4449:

Siege of the Grand Mastaba.

4445:

First bridge built connecting Endrin Isle to mainland.

4442–4446:

Shoanti launch raids against the mainland buildings from their pyramid stronghold.

4442:

First wall built on mainland. Third Battle of Mainshore results in sound loss for Shoanti, who withdraw en masse to the Grand Mastaba.

4439:

Second Battle of Mainshore. Foothold on mainland coast lost to Shoanti raiders.

4438:

Stone keep completed. First appearance of marsh giants near Palin’s Cove.

4435:

First Battle of Mainshore retains tentative foothold on mainland coast.

4432:

Work begins on stone keep on site of former Fort Korvosa.

4429:

The Great Fire. Lord magistrate Endrin, Alika Epakena, Keyra Palin, and nearly a quarter of the town’s population perish, including nearly the entire garrison.

4423:

Delegates from Janderhoff arrive in Korvosa for first time.

4421:

Keyra Palin gives birth to twins, Lucian and Brieanna Endrin.

4420:

Veldraine and Fort Korvosa begin regular supply convoys to Palin’s Cove.

4419:

Keyra Palin destroys Shoanti boat launch at mouth of Falcon’s River. Temporary defenses are built to guard the harbor. Called Palin’s Cove.

4417:

Montlarion Jeggare dies. Waydon Endrin named third lord magistrate.

4416:

Battle of Veldraine establishes the village as a subjugated holding of Korvosa.

4415:

Waydon Endrin retires. Keyra Palin named fort commander.

4413–4429:

Sable Company harries Shoanti on mainland.

4410:

Field Marshal Korvosa dies. Montlarion Jeggare named second lord magistrate. Settlement of Kiameleu attacked and razed by Shoanti with no survivors. Captain Veldraine chastises Kiameleu for its poor placement, then founds village of Veldraine at a natural harbor nearby.

4409:

First fully laden galleon returns to Cheliax loaded with Varisian goods. Waydon Endrin forms Sable Company with surviving marines to launch strikes against massed Shoanti.

4408:

Alika Epakena born. Admiral Kiameleu returns to Cheliax and attempts to have Palin court-martialled, but Korvosa and Endrin intervene on her behalf. Emperor Halleck IV demotes Kiameleu and gives his command to his first mate, Veldraine.

4407:

Field Marshal Korvosa breaks the siege on Endrin Isle. Waydon Endrin becomes commander of garrison. Kiameleu establishes a settlement on a wide indefensible beach at the mouth of Conqueror’s Bay.

4406:

Field Marshal Korvosa leads his army through Bloodsworn Vale into Varisia. Strong Shoanti resistance slows the campaign, forcing the Chelaxians to bivouac throughout winter at the foot of the Mindspin Mountains.

4405:

The two rivals clash over funding. The field marshal moves his army into the northern border region of the empire and begins assembling civilian volunteers.

4404:

Halleck IV, Emperor of Cheliax, charges Field Marshal Korvosa with the founding of a colony in the untamed (and unexploited) frontier region known as Varisia. Korvosa’s long-time rival in the King’s Navy, Admiral Mercatio Kiameleu, petitions for and receives a similar charter.

c. 2500–4406:

Sklar-Quah tribe of Shoanti inhabit the floodplains along the Jeggare River, where they defend the pyramid known to them as Mashka-saht-puyuhoke.

4400-4449

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