The credit and authorship of this outline goes to Beimeith from the official EQ Lore Forums. This work is put together from a variety of sources and there are some conflicts of information.
There is just Nameless in the Void.
Nameless is bored, goes exploring.
Nameless finds bubble of Time and Space, pops it so Time and Space fills the void.
The popping of the bubble creates Chaos, energy collides to form stars and planets.
Nameless does not like the Chaos, creates Gods of Power to bring Order.
Gods of Power (Elemental Gods) divide universe into 4 elements.
Nameless was sad that it couldn’t experience Creation, commands Gods of Power to make minions it can use to have experiences vicariously.
Gods of Power make minions, but decide they don’t want the responsibility of ruling them.
Gods of Power make Gods of Influence to rule over minions, keep order, and bring Balance.
During / After Creation
Discord spreads as a wave of destruction.
“A Shaman there was from before Time began.” Of course, without Time, words like “Before” and “After” have no meaning, but hey, why not?
The Void contains neither Space nor Time, so how can Nameless exist within something that by definition contains nothing?
Explore what? It’s VOID
Chaos = Discord?
Milla Jovovich was left out. L
I don’t even know how this makes sense.
These are the kind of responsible beings I want running MY Universe!
To the Force.
Post-Creation / Pre-Age of Scale
Multiple varieties of life are created/evolved on many planets, origins unknown.
Dragorn are created on the planet Kuua by a Dragon, exact details are unknown.
Alarans are created/evolved on the planet Alara, by unknown means.
Certain beings become corrupted by Discord, begin riding the wave of destruction.
Discord invades an unknown realm, ruled by an unknown pantheon of gods.
Discord conquers this unknown realm, one deity, Oshiruk, sides with Discord and consumes the rest of his pantheon.
Discord invades Kuua (the first time), are beaten back by Dragorn.
Moments before their defeat Oshiruk appears in Kuua, lays waste to the Dragorn.
Dragorn call to gods for help, Vesagran comes and smacks down Oshiruk.
Vesagran takes Oshiruk’s Soul, leaves Kuua never to return.
Certain Alarans grow in renown and legend and are worshipped, become ‘gods.’
Some of these Alaran gods start a campaign to conquer planet Alara, make it halfway.
The Vampire Mayong Mistmoore claims to have appeared in Norrath at this time, his claim of being First has not been confirmed.
Sphinxes are rumored to have appeared in Norrath at this time, this claim has not been confirmed.
Shiliskin (and some other Darkhollow creatures), appear in the Underfoot of Norrath, (not Plane of Underfoot), their origin is unknown.
Age of Scale
Discord attacks the planet Alara, Alarans still fight amongst themselves.
Alaran gods are not unified enough to fight off Discord, lose the fight.
In last-ditch effort Alaran gods sacrifice themselves to open random escape portal, portal leads to Norrath continent Alaris.
Only remaining Alaran god Oseka saves what he can, rebuilds the rest on Norrath continent Alaris.
Norrathian goddess Veeshan finds Norrath, plops dragons on continent Velious.
Norrathian god Brell Serilis spys on Veeshan, sees her plop Dragons on Norrath.
Brell makes tunnels into Norrath, plops his own creatures there
Brell locks the tunnels between his plane and Norrath, leaves Norrath.
Veeshan creates Figid Barrier around continent Velious, only blocks ships.
Veeshan scratches Norrath to claim as her own, leaves to go plop more dragons elsewhere.
Veeshan leaves behind “Scale of Veeshan,” is a powerful artifact with unknown properties.
Oshiruk’s Soul is kept by First Brood dragon Hsagra, likely left by Veeshan.
Dragons form ruling council known as “Claws of Veeshan,” spread out across Norrath.
Dragons establish nesting area in the center of continent Antonica, it’s protected by 5 guardians led by Vishimtar.
Dragons build Ashengate as shrine to house the “Scale of Veeshan” in their nesting area, it’s protected by 5 guardians led by Lethar.
Dragons find Alarans, they don’t like each other and fight.
Last Alaran god Oseka sacrifices self to create Veil of Alaris, hides continent completely.
Dragons swear never to talk about Alarans/Alaris ever again, not all of them obey this rule.
Xulous appear on Norrath, origin unknown.
Wizard Spires and Pyramids appear on Norrath, cause unknown.
Xulous and Dragons fight, Xulous hold them down as original Necromancy / Disease race.
Xulous are destroyed by Bertoxxulous, a creation from their death worship.
Shiliskin tribes war with each other, begin to record their history.
Discordian races and more.
In-game lore books claim creation by Dranik, former dev Rytan claimed creation by Vesagran.
This discrepancy was likely caused by lore creation from multiple devs that did not compare notes.
Alaran deities appear to be roughly equivalent to Norrathian Gods of Influence and Nature in terms of power, but they do not possess a plane and therefore derive all power from worship instead of only a part as Norrathian gods do.
There are hints that Mayong may have been a Dark Elf at some point, which would place his origin much later, no earlier than Age of Monuments.
The creation of this barrier that prevents ships is a mystery as traditional lore placed Dragons on Norrath before anything else. It is because of this reason I placed Alarans arriving slightly before Veeshan, which gives her a reason for placing this barrier, to keep out Alarans.
The properties appear to be related to procreation and dragon lineage. This is supported by it being placed near The Nest, and by it being used later by Lethar to create the Drakkin Dyn’leth.
The possession of Oshiruk’s Soul by a Norrathian dragon is a main reason for the belief that Vesagran (Kuuan deity) and Veeshan (Norrathian deity) are one and the same.
Presuming is correct, Veeshan’s placing of the Soul on Norrath suggests a reason for her coming to Norrath and placing dragons in the first place, it is a prison planet for a Discordian deity.
There is decently credible information that they came from another planet, possibly with the help of Druzzil Ro.
There is no direct suggestion that the Xulous created the Wizard Spires and Pyramids in lore, however their creation is attributed to a race so old no one knows their name, which is also said about the Xulous, so I believe it may be attributed to them.
Brell calls other Gods of Influence to a meeting, wants to talk about Norrath/Veeshan.
Brell tells other gods about Norrath, sans the part about his tunnels and creatures.
Brell lies his *
off, convinces all but Rallos to form alliance to oppose Veeshan.
Brell calls Underfoot (of Norrath, not the Plane), makes Dwarves.
Prexus calls oceans, makes Kedge.
Tunare calls part of the surface, makes Elves.
Solusek Ro wanted the area that Tunare called, Tunare beat him to it.
Solusek Ro is angry he lost to a tree-hugger, plots revenge.
Tunare’s land is near The Nest, Dragons place a Shroud over it to hide/protect it from the other races.
Rallos calls part of the surface, makes Giants and Ankexfen.
Luclin ignores Norrath, calls one of the moons.
Luclin creates Akheva, hides moon with a veil.
Some of the Dragons want to conquer the other races, split from “Claws of Veeshan.”
Upstart Dragons go to Kunark, name themselves “Ring of Scale.”
The “Claws of Veeshan” council reformed to ensure Dragon superiority over the other races, led by Kildrukaun.
Kildrukaun forbids mating of opposite elemental Dragons, two of them mate anyway and give birth to Kerafyrm.
Kildrukaun allows Kerafyrm to live, believes he can use him to conquer the “Ring of Scale” and reunite the two Dragon factions.
The exact cause of the animosity between Brell and Veeshan is unknown.
This area was the Elddar Forest.
It is unknown why Rallos made two races when the others all made one, unless this was because he was not part of the alliance.
These dragons are NOT
Lord Vox and Lady Nagafen.
Beimeith, Tuesday at 3:07 PM
Age of Monuments
Elven energy attracts Innoruuk to Norrath, is ****** the other gods left him out.
Innoruuk kidnaps Elven King and Queen, tortures and mutilates them into Dark Elves
Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane and Cazic-Thule come to Norrath, Brell makes another alliance as an excuse to make more creatures.
Rallos spies on Brell, Brell convinces Rallos to join the alliance by letting him make more creatures too.
Brell makes gnomes, Bristlebane makes Halflings.
Rallos makes Ogres and Orcs, Cazic makes Trolls, Lizard Men, Iksars, and Shissar.
Races become unified into Kingdoms, start making war to gain territory.
Shiliskin Jarzarrad the Prophet is born, and supposedly granted immortality.
Shissar enslave the Iksar using Necromancy and dark magic, aided by Zebuxoruk.
Shissar grow powerful enough to enter the Planes and challenge the gods, gods send the Greenmist and wipe out most the Shissar.
Emperor Ssra and Co use their knowledge of teleportation to escape and teleport to Luclin, settle on the Light side.
Other remaining surviving Shissar go into hiding, stay in hiding for hundreds of years.
Freed Iksar split into tribes, vie for power.
Zebuxoruk gives Kotiz the Iksar the Unholy Writ of War.
Venril Sathir steals the book, uses its power to unite Iksars into Sebilisian Empire.
Jarzarrad makes prophecy that general Jayan will betray the nation-state by having a son Illsalin that will usurp the throne.
Jayan is supposedly executed, survives.
Javan has son Illsalin, goes to neighboring nation-state.
Illsalin is made a slave, pulls a Russell Crow and leads revolt.
Illsalin kills emperor, fulfills prophecy.
Illsalin conquers other tribes, founds Shiliskin Empire, capital known as Illsalin.
Jarzarrad exiled for remaining loyal to the previous ruler, not killed because good prophet.
Venril Sathir about to die, makes deal with Innoruuk to live.
Venril’s son Rile traps him in a locket instead, assumes control of the empire.
Iksars conquer most of Kunark, “Ring of Scale” decides to act covertly.
Dragon Trakanon leads a splinter group to take direct action, causes full out war with Iksar.
Sarnak created by merging Dragon and Iksar, Sokokor created by merging Iksar and Froglok.
Lots of Iksar/Dragon fighting, Ganak new emperor.
Agents of Discord appear, give Iksars Dragonbane weapons to help them win.
We appear to stop the Discord intrusion, help the Dragons to maintain balance.
Ganak Duels Jaled’Dar over Field of Scale, magic use on both sides cause big explosion.
Lots of death, Field of Scale turned into Field of Bone.
Iksar-Dragon war ends with no winner, both sides devastated.
Dragons kill off royal line of Iksar to cause power struggles for Iksar, Seb Empire crumbles without leadership.
Ogres great at war, conquer most of continent Tunaria.
Rallos decides to use his creations to challenge other gods for power, Agents of Discord appear to help.
Ogre Magi convince Sphinxes to fight with them, learn secret Sphinx knowledge.
Rallosians invade Plane of Earth under Eriak Zek, Agents of Discord help Rallosians.
Invasion beaten by 13-member Rathe Council, we help Rathe to counter Discord.
Rallos bends over Eriak for failing, gives his power to mortals Tallon and Vallon.
Rallos leads second invasion with Tallon and Vallon, kidnaps Rathe Council to Norrath.
Rallos kills 1 Rathe, we prevent him absorbing its power.
Now 12-member Rathe Council escape, we helped.
Gods of Power create Barrier to Planes of Power, keeps out god and mortal alike.
Rathe curse all of Rallos’ creations in revenge, and those that helped.
Rathe makes Ogres stupid, freeze Giants’ home of Everfrost.
Rathe exterminate the Ankexfen, somehow creates the goblin races.
Rathe do something to the sphinxes, exactly what is unknown.
Some giants escape to Kunark, curse less effective there than at home.
Most powerful of the Giants escape curse, pass through Frigid Barrier around Velious.
Giants land on Velious, create fortress of Kael Drakkal to be their home.
Dragons and Giants fight each other in Velious, neither can win.
A convoy of ships of Dwarves is destroyed by the Frigid Barrier around Velious, they try to make their way to shore.
Most of the Dwarves are killed by cold waters, some survive under Colin Dain.
Dwarves make camp in mountains, Giants stomp them.
Colin Dain sacrifices self to save them, Dwarves call themselves Coldain after Colin.
Dwarves make secret fortress in Crystal Caverns, giants find it.
Dwarves get stomped by Giants again, found hidden city of Thurgadin.
Kildrukaun wants to use Kerafyrm now he is grown, Council does not want to invade Kunark and leave themselves vulnerable to the Giants in Velious.
Kerafyrm becomes a great general and holds down the Giants, starts turning evil.
Council puts out a hit on Kerafyrm, Kildrukaun and 4 council members abandon it.
War between Claws of Veeshan and Kerafyrm forces, Claws win at heavy cost.
Kerafyrm put to sleep and imprisoned until he can be destroyed, requires special ritual.
Kildrukaun and 4 council members escape capture, go into hiding.
Lord Nagafen and Lady Vox are imprisoned, tried to mate and create another prismatic Dragon.
Unknown why Rallos got to make 2 more races, and Cazic got to make 3-4.
Shissar origin is complicated. Originally they were Age of Scale via unknown origins, then later they were Age of Monuments via Cazic-Thule.
And maybe Xulous knowledge since they were the original Necromancy race?
Was there no conflict between Dragons and Shissar? Or just no records of it?
Had previously given this book to the Shissar? To the Xulous?
How the hell does this combo result in the ability to fly?
We actually do the deed as the interference of Discord prevented the Dragons doing it themselves.
Tunaria = original Elven name for continent Antonica.
Also known as Bebop and Rocksteady.
While there was likely never a huge number of Sphinx in Norrath, one can at least imagine that a large portion of them were slain by the Rathe in retribution, taking them to the brink of extinction.
This could have been earlier, I placed it here as it seemed unlikely they would do so prior to Kerafrym’s imprisonment.
Beimeith, Tuesday at 3:09 PM
Age of Blood
Mithanial Marr and Erollisi Marr come to Norrath, look for something to do.
Most gods think Marrs are stupid, Cazic and Innoruuk want them on their side.
Innorukk sends Dark Elf envoy to E. Marr, but she sees through them.
E.Marr runs away to High Elves’ empire, finds love.
Cazic sends minions to intimidate Mith Marr, he not cowed by Fear.
Cazic minions were a trap, Mith Marr is captured.
Mith Marr’s prayers to father go unanswered, falls asleep.
Cazic sends daughter Terris Thule to Mith Marr, commands she steal Gift of Life before she can torment him.
Terris steals Mith Marr’s Gift of Life, begins to torment Mith Marr.
Morell Thule steals Gift of Life from Terris, cuts it in half
Morell puts half the Gift into the swamps, creates Frogloks.
Morell “gives” other half of Gift to E. Marr, impregnates her.
Morell gives Frogloks dreams of imprisoned Mith Marr, fail to free him.
E. Marr gives birth to Barbarians, they settle in Everfrost near Giant ruins.
Morell gives Barbarians dreams of imprisoned Mith Marr, they help Frogloks free him.
Mith Marr now freed because of valor and truth, becomes god of Valor and Truth.
Sol Ro finally takes revenge on Tunare, splits Elven Empire in two by raising Serpent’s Spine Mountains in the middle of it.
Sol Ro uses power of the sun to scorch the Elddar Forest and destroy the Elves’ capital city of Takish-Hiz, scatters the Elves.
Mountain raising making the Dragons’ Scale Shrine visible, kills 2 of the 5 guardians.
Leader of the Dragon guardians, Lethar, claims the Scale to himself, uses its power to hold it down against the other Dragons.
Lethar seduces a wandering refugee Elf Veldyn, uses the power of the Scale to make Elf-Dragon hybrid son Dyn’leth.
Dyn’leth being born in part from the Scale gives him power to control Dragons, rules the area.
Earlier races’ empires are gone or in decline, Barbarians free to spread out.
Group of Barbarians start to believe in ‘something more’ and prosper, become more “Human.”
Shiliskin Emperor Illsalin finally dies, even after prolonging life with dark magic.
Three rulers later, Draygun is Emperor.
Mayong enters Darkhollow, starts building Dreadspire near the lake.
Draygun sends army to stop Invaders, fails.
War between Shiliskin, Drachnids and Shadowmanes, Mayong rules the latter two.
Draygun recovers powerful Necromancy book known as Shadowspine during a raid on Drachnids, is afraid to use it.
Mayong goes in disguise to Draygun as advisor, convinces him to use Necromancy.
Illsalin about to fall, Draygun uses Shadowspine as last resort.
Shadowspine turns the Drachnid and Draygun undead, starts consuming Draygun’s power.
Sporali are born from a spore that landed in tainted waters in Darkhollow.
Father is Tarew Marr of the Triumvirate of Water.
Bow Chicka Wow Wow.
They were helped along this evolutionary path by the Marr twins.
Draygun does not know it is Mayong as none of his army survives the battle to report on who the invader is.
Shadowspine was written by Mayong and likely planted there for Draygun to find.
The book saps the power of anyone that uses it and funnels it to Mayong.
Elves make their way to Faydwer, split into Felwithe High Elves and Kelethin Wood Elves.
Some Wood Elves settle in the Hills of Shade, name town Kirathas.
The group of evolved Barbarians call themselves Human, found the Combine Empire.
Combine Empire spreads like wildfire across Norrath, becomes largest Empire in history.
Combine studies ancient Wizard Spires/pyramids, learns arts of teleportation.
Combine preserves endangered species, saves Kedge and Shissar among others.
Combine begins adding “Evil” races into its Empire, causes rifts.
Emperor Tsaph Katta is poisoned and believed killed, is secretly saved by the Elves.
Combine Empire shatters into factions, largest are Loyalist and Inquisitors.
Inquisitor Seru is believed to be the assassin, had hated “evil” races and wanted them purged.
Lcea Katta, leads the Loyalist faction.
Goddess Luclin shows Lcea a vision of the hidden moon Luclin, Loyalists flee there to escape Seru.
Loyalists land underground on Luclin, caused from leftover magic from Shissar relocation.
Loyalists are stranded on Luclin, split into two factions.
Some Loyalists stay behind to look for a way back, build Nexus.
Some Loyalists fear Inquisition will come, leave and build Katta Castellum.
Loyalist Grieg is blamed for stranding them on Luclin, is exiled.
Grieg builds massive Wizard spires in Mon Letalis as way to get back to Norrath, is stopped by Luclin.
Luclin stops Grieg by driving him insane, didn’t want two-way travel between Norrath and Luclin.
Inquisition appears in Nexus, splits into three factions.
Some Inquisition leave to Fungus Grove, others leave to build Sanctus Seru.
Some Inquisition stay with Loyalists in Nexus, found Shadowhaven as unified city.
Akheva left Combine alone at first, were nice to them.
Aten Ha Ra wanted them gone, led a revolt that caused Akhevan Civil War.
Aten Ha Ra created Madien’s Scar storm, destroyed capital city and killed legit leader.
Aten Ha Ra builds Vex Thal as new capital, Akhevan Loyalists go in hiding.
Remaining Combine Loyalists on Norrath build Katta Castrum to protect living Tsaph Katta, city is submerged underwater to protect it/him.
Remnants of Humanity live in the middle of continent Tunaria, most of their magic and power is lost.
Over time Humans spread out and two large villages appear, Freeport and Oceangreen.
Worshippers of Bertoxxulous build temple in Oceangreen, keep it secret.
Agents of Discord appear in Oceangreen, give assistance to Bertoxxulous faction.
Helped by Discord Bertox faction grows stronger, disease threatens Oceangreen.
We appear to stop Discord, smack down the Bertoxxulous faction.
Antonius Bayle the First allies with Druids to cleanse the plague, founds Qeynos.
Some Humans settle in Hills of Shade near the Elves, call it Blackwater.
Hate, Fear, and mistrust causes fighting between Elves and Humans, perfect conditions for Romeo and Juliet story.
Human Fendel meets Elf Amber, Bow Chicka Wow Wow.
Ambers father kills her after she gives birth, her screams attract E. Marr.
E. Marr who had blessed the mixing gets ******, curses all of them to relive the fighting forever.
Supposedly the true name was “Age of Combine.”
She was either the wife or daughter of Tsaph.
Raises the question why did she not stop creation of the Nexus then?
It is unknown how they were able to follow the Loyalists to Luclin, or if it was even intentional or an accident.
Continent Tunaria renamed Antonica after Antonious Bayle the First.
Age of Enlightenment
Erud born and doesn’t like Qeynos or Freeport, founds city of Erudin.
Erudin Humans focus on intellect and learning, less on fighting.
Magics rediscovered in Erudin, first “Human” Wizards, Mages, and Enchanters since Combine.
Gnomish Expedition 328 breaches Darkhollow but gets stuck, sets up camp.
Age of Turmoil
Some Erudites rediscover Necromancy, are considered heretics.
Miragul is born and masters 3 forms of magic, discovers 4th and masters it as well.
Civil War in Erudin, is fought with magic not weapons.
Miragul flees, takes as many books and magical items as he can.
Last great battle has massive explosion that creates the Hole, flings Vah Shir up to Luclin.
Heretics lose war, settle in Paineel.
Miragul starts going crazy and goes off on his own, builds Menagerie in Everfrost.
Miragul starts getting old and scared of dying, discovers ways of making portals to other realms.
Miragul discovers how to make portals in this realm, travels to Paineel to learn about undeath.
Erudites in Paineel are going to attack Erudin, trade knowledge with Miragul.
Miragul travels back to hideout, tries to become immortal.
Miragul creates a spell to turn himself undead but screws up, splits himself in two.
Miragul’s power with no soul is free, his soul with no power is trapped.
Before Paineel Erudites attack Erudin, they find the door to Underfoot left by Brell.
They open the door and golems pour in, get ravaged by golems.
Most Erudites flee Paineel but some stay behind to seal the door, they succeed.
Survivors up top build New Paineel as Old Paineel is overrun by golems they can’t defeat.
Possible contact between Miragul and Discord?