Age of Man

Timeline of the Age of Man

(There are obviously still plenty of names and details to be filled in. This is not the timeline’s final form.)

0 War to expel the Starwalkers. First Founding of Abydion as an Autocracy.
400 Theocrats take control of Abydion. Holy war to purge the Skinchangers. First Fall of Abydion
1100 Magical discovery leads to Second Founding as a Theocracy
1800 Migrations. Sectarian conflict forces secularization of government, forming a Republic.
2000 Second Fall.
2700 Explorers rediscover the site of Abydion. Third Founding under a caste of feudal lords.
3200 Powerful religion rises. Abydion’s power is consolidated by an Autocrat.
3700 Cultural war against the False Men. Military dictatorship seizes control of Abydion. Third Fall.
4300 Fourth Founding by religious colonists.
4500 Migrations. Once again, Abydion’s government reverts to a Republic in the face of sectarian conflict.
4600 Fourth Fall.
5500 Fifth Founding by Technocrats.
5510 Trade boom.
5550 Earth destroyed. Technocrats install a Hydraulic Despotism in the face of potential resource shortages.
5600 Prosperity.
5640 Neighbor grows stronger and expands.
5720 Neighbor’s religious expansion becomes an invasion. Abydion government decentralizes back into Technocracy.
5760 Man-made cataclysm.
5810 Religion goes into decline.
5820 Important dignitary changes faith.
5826 Decadence.
5832 Neighbors invade, with the invasion quickly becoming a siege; this siege continues to the present day. Technocrats’ expertise is absorbed under a layer of ritual and obfuscation, becoming a Theocracy.
5842 Famine strikes. Abydion’s government collapses into Tribalism, with each of its nine districts ruled by an independent Archon.
5852 Ruler grows weaker.
5857 Prosperity. Trade boom.
5863 Archons of Abydion come together to form a unified Council.
5868 Start of campaign.

Age of Man

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