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Aquila, also known as the Overworld to its residents, was one of many dimensions within the universe. It was a relatively small, diverse world that sat close to the center of the universe, and uniquely war-torn after thousands of years of strife.


Political boundaries

Aquilapol
  • Pink - Khotan
  • Mint green - Kazimir Empire
  • Black - Alamut
  • Brown - Mendea
  • Red - Nova Aquila
  • Dark yellow - Karisha
  • Green - Bobyrujsk
  • Light yellow - Voshe
  • Pale blue - Tolstaag-Jotenburg
  • Olive - Siluria
  • Light brown - Audax Federation
  • Metallic pink - Sivella
  • Dark green - Occa
  • Orange - Dashari
  • Blue - Dreiton
     



Places of Interest

Bold denotes a broad region or continent

Italics signifies a specific location, such as a town or island

  • Kilran - The largest continent in Aquila and the location of the Kilran War, the conflict between Herobrine and Notch
  • Sivistys - A relatively recently discovered continent uniquely rich in resources; now one of the centers of art and innovation in Aquila
  • Ertdor - A sister continent of Kilran, sparsely uninhabited and mostly lawless
  • Eletsya - An island continent inhabited by petty kingdoms, who are mostly isolated from the rest of Aquila.
  • Occa - Arguably the richest and most powerful continent and home to the largest faction in Aquila, the Kingdom of Medriaas
  • Audax - One of the first continents settled by early Occan pioneers; lacking in natural resources yet still home to many prosperous citystates that control much of the west Aquilian trade
  • Voshe - An island continent with little hope of large-scale human settlement thanks to dangerous wildlife; native humans have dark skin with some lighter due to Occan colonization
  • The Surladan Islands - An almost completely unexplored region encompassing Ciraca, the Hinterlands, and the Spoils of the Ancients
  • Avunian Ocean - The largest body of water in Aquila; widely misconceived as being completely empty when the area is dotted with countless small islands, some even inhabited by lost explorers or curious natives
  • Keiro Ocean - The most heavily traveled body of water due to its close proximity to several large trading ports
  • Surlada Ocean - A sparsely traveled ocean sprawling with ancient shipwrecks and other mysterious occurrences
  • Wayward Sea - A quiet, still sea that acted as a buffering zone between civillization and the beyond
  • Palama Sea - A vital sea for commerce and trade; heavily patrolled by Medriaan boats
  • Gulf of Mes Raina - Formally controlled by the citystate of Aragon; areas in and around Mes Raina were heavily contested during the Kilran War
  • Lost Passage - Seldom traveled and suspected to be haunted by vengeful ocean spirits
  • Hesperdes - AKA the "Point of No Return," one of the most remote locations in Aquila
  • Waffle - A small port city, one of the few in Elitia
  • The Wreck of the Black Warrior - The site of a major maritime "accident," details unknown
  • Kuwaktana - The site of Lady Thash's death and the founding of the Knights Thash; now devoid of wildlife and avoided by explorers due to its dark reputation
  • Magdeleine - A major trade center and base camp for Ertdorian explorers
  • Thel Olihim - Long abandoned capital of the mysterious Aquilan Empire, ruled by the infamous Mad King
  • Hog Bay - Major fishing center
  • Apollyon - The highest known point in Aquila; the site of Notch's death
  • Sanctuary - Abandoned safe haven for wanted criminals
  • Vicis - Slave trading center
  • Kalga Bland - An apparently cursed island where the warriors of the Nightmare Legion were sealed for several decades
  • Elverum Trench - The lowest known point in Aquila; fittingly avoided at all cost by traders and pioneers
  • Belial - The largest citystate in Kilran
  • New Tempus - A small, short-lived settlement
  • The Crag - A large stretch of tall mountains and the location of Herobrine's tomb
  • Aragon - A notable Kilranian citystate and one of the victims of the great Kilran War
  • Krak - Abandoned military stronghold
  • Camp Dengar - A large settlement for bounty hunters and mercenaries funded by the Kilran citystatess
  • Woodbury - A quiet town gripped by rampant crime
  • Tempus - A small town close to one of Herobrine's arcane shrines
  • Valencia - A prominent center for arts within Medriaas
  • Sforzando - A prosperous city in Audax home to several major corporations; the center of trade between the citystates of Kilran, Occa, Sivistys, and the rest of Audax
  • Corvus - A small town that served as the home for the "Outlanders" before being burned down
  • Arcadia - Hidden underwater factory and base of operations for the corporate magnate Clockwornek
  • Thaddeus - Military stronghold for Medriaas
  • Sidon - Small Sivistyan town
  • Morstock - A natural focal point for phantom energy and the site of the discovery of dark energy
  • Merth Docto - The site of a large crater that functioned as a portal from Aquila to "the beyond"
  • Basilica - Abandoned holy site for the Knights Thash
  • Abaddon - A phantom energy focal point and location of an ancient Slip Device weapon
  • Humberto - Prominent Medriaan city
  • Providence - Former capital of Medriaas, destroyed by the resurgent Mad King

History

Before Time


  • The Singularity - The entity Coda comes into existence by unknown means, signifying what for all intents and purposes was the birth of our universe.
  • ? BT – Coda begins the slow and meticulous creation of the Aether, the predecessor or “father” to all current worlds.
  • ? BT – Eon, later known as Thash, is sculpted into existence by Coda.
  • 10,000,000 BT – Coda and Eon’s 21 children, the Titans, gradually come into existence. Work on the Aether incrementally slows and then comes to completion. Coda enters a long period of rest.
  • 500,000 BT – Eon helps the Titans steal Coda’s heart in his sleep, granting them the power of creation. Coda awakens and the Titan War begins.
  • 400,000 BT – Coda and his 7 loyal children are defeated and banished into the void. The remaining Titans destroy the Aether by shattering it into pieces, with the subsequently created worlds comprising Emanation. The Titans colonize these worlds and form their own independent kingdoms. With the death of the Aether, the Before Time ends.

Legendary Aquila


  • ~15,000,000 before desynchronization (BD) – Avromemnus, also known as the Eagle or Avus, claims dominion over the Aquila shard. Like his Father with the Aether, he spends eons meticulously crafting the world in his image. He creates the original, pre-desynchronization supercontinent, Vulturia.
  • 400,000 BD – The first mortals, the Khotani, are born, followed by another simple race called the Testificates.
  • 300,000 BD – The Testificate Hades steals the Heart of Coda and uses it to share the knowledge of the universe with his fellow mortals, allowing them to manipulate quintessence or “magick.”
  • 100,000 BD – The first god-king of mortals, Aetomemnon, rises to power and unites the warring tribes. The empire of Vulturia is born.
  • 70,000 BD – Makrozoia, son of Avromemnus, is born – immortal, but without godly powers.
  • 50,000 BD – Makrozoia emerges in Vulturia and wins the throne from Aetomemnon, declaring the Xolumir Khaganate.
  • 30,000 BD – The First Hundred Year Darkness begins with Khagan Makrozoia exterminating the rebellious Mendeans.
  • 1,000 BD – Notch and Herobrine, the sons of Makrozoia, are born.
  • 50 BD – Coda, now Moros, emerges from the void along with his loyal children, the Dark Titans or Dragons. The Second Titan War begins, destroying several worlds and killing millions of mortals elsewhere in Emanation.
  • 1 BD – Moros is defeated as the last Titans permanently destroy his corporeal form. At the end of the War, the Dragon Diocretius crashes down to Aquila as he is slain, splitting the Vulturian continent into pieces and creating the Rift in a cataclysmic event known as the Great Desynchronization.

Imperial Era


  • 1 – With the end of Vulturia, the Khaganate loses its ability to control its vassal tribes and chiefdoms. Makrozoia and his sons, backed up by the Nightmare Legion, bring their former subjects back into the fold one by one. The Aquilan Empire is born, and the Second Hundred Year Darkness, or the First Thousand Year Darkness depending on the source, begins.
  • 758 – The Nightmare Legion assumes control of Audax under General Merksamer, instituting the long period of direct rule from Xolumir.
  • 1001 – The first redstone primitive redstone circuit is built in Valencia. Makrozoia’s only daughter, Juno, is born as he hangs up the axe.
  • 1292 – Southern Kilran is connected from coast to coast by the Daguo Line, Aquila’s first transcontinental rail.
  • 1680 – The Great Hunger begins with the eruption of Mount Eros in the Aphelian Chain which sends Aquila into a long and devastating nuclear winter. Much of the Empire succumbs to starvation and lawlessness, with Sivistys suffering the most at an estimated death toll of 90% over the first few years of the cataclysm. Much technological advancement is suddenly reverted.
  • 2100 – The Acolytes of the Beyond, a cult worshiping Hades and Moros, is founded in Nastrond.
  • 2322 – The Kazimir Empire in Ertdor are the first nation to secede from Aquila, with its direct administration as an imperial vassal not worth the resource drain in the eyes of the council.
  • 2350 – The Imperial Cult is formed in Xolumir in an effort to unite the Empire through a state faith with Makrozoia as its most important figure.
  • 2379 – The Imperial Calendar is established, centralizing the disorganized dating systems of the Empire.
  • 2545 – The Old Ways are banned in the Empire, beginning the long oppression of sorcery in Aquila. Inquisitorius is founded, serving as the enforcement arm of the Imperial Cult as well as Makrozoia’s personal secret police.
  • 2708 – Emperor Makrozoia declares war on Khotan, believing it was time the hermetic nation to be brought into the fold. The Disaster begins as the imperial vassals are drained of resources to fuel the expensive war effort.
  • 2712 – The Aquilan Empire occupies the city of Hamamitsu, intending to use it as a staging ground for a full land invasion.
  • 2713 – Khotan launches a surprise attack from the Kuwaktana, occupying Zalibar and advancing for Xolumir. The Siege of Daguo begins. The Empire lands a second invasion force in Xiantung. Occa’s puppet king dies without an heir, beginning a war for succession in Providence.
  • 2715 – The Siege of Daguo and the Providence war continue. Imperial advancement to the Golden City halts as the peasants of Shangri-La are emergency conscripted en masse repel the Aquilans. Xiantung is reclaimed.
  • 2716 – The first pumpkin pie is baked in rural Olexia.
  • 2718 – The Siege of Daguo finally ends as the Khotan fleet are driven out of the Sea of Mes Raina. Kazimir joins the war on the side of the Empire, locking the Khotani out of Alshain and Thel. The Battle of Hamamitsu begins, with the city being peppered by primitive cannon fire. The Aquilan navy are bogged down by junk ships from Kuwaktana, preventing reinforcements.
  • 2719 – The Empire attempt to take Kuwaktana by way of Akhtamar but are repelled. Khotan reclaims the sea, encircling Imperial Hamamitsu. The city sustains months of desperate attacks and is nearly starved out, but miraculously holds thanks to the Emperor’s sons being dispatched to the city as irregulars.
  • 2720 – After the Lowharvest Assault fails, killing thousands, the Immortal Emperor of Khotan sues for peace. Makrozoia refuses.
  • 2722 – The Battle of Hamamitsu ends with Khotan retaking the city, resulting in a series of mass pogroms now remembered as the Week of Regret. Urged by the imperial court, Makrozoia finally agrees to peace talks and the Treaty of Vicis is signed, restoring borders as they were prior to the war. As a gesture of peace, Khotan opens up the city of Hamamitsu to foreigners. With the 14-year long war at an end, the Empire falls into economic and political chaos. The Second Great Hunger begins.
  • 2743 – The Acolytes of the Beyond attack the city of Magheim. They are driven out by joint Kazimir-Aquila forces, but occult influences remain within the region.
  • 2826 – Melon seeds imported from Hamamitsu are found to grow remarkably well in the Lysiak region, sparking hopes that the Hunger was approaching its end.
  • 2853 – The war of succession in Occa ends and the Kingdom of Medriaas forms, declaring itself independent from Xolumir. The Nightmare Legion refuse to attempt to reclaim the continent.
  • 2856 – The Second Great Hunger comes to an end. The Daguo reconstruction effort is completed, bringing trade back to southern Kilran.
  • 2876 – Astrorecidivism is founded in Ertdor.
  • 2892 – The Pestilence begins when the zombie plague surfaces in Belial due to the mass accumulation of Creeper spores in the air, creating a fungus-based virus which first infects the lungs then spreads to the entire body, causing rapid necrosis and, in some cases, the hijacking of neurotransmitters which forces the host to seek out further victims to infect. With no cure and an unknown cause, the plague rapidly spreads across the Empire and even reaches Khotan. Hamamitsu is closed to foreigners indefinitely.
  • 2912 – An alchemical cure for the plague derived from melon seeds and glowstone is synthesized in Mount Augusta. After a successful trial in Gensokyo, the remedy is distributed throughout the Empire, though the cause of the plague remains unknown for some time.
  • 2943 – The first Giant Spiders are introduced to Kilran from Voshe, quickly becoming a permanent invasive species.
  • 2990 – As the Emperor’s final act before he entered a long period of dormancy within his temple, slavery in the Empire was abolished.
  • 3000 – To celebrate the dawn of the 3000s, the Millennium Society are founded in Valencia, resuming the large-scale study of redstone engineering in Aquila after a long dark age.
  • 3013 – Inquisitorius is disbanded. A reorganized Nightmare Legion led jointly by Princes Herobrine and Notch becomes the dominant martial force in the Empire.
  • 3090 – Sivistys leaves the Empire by decree of its three noble houses. The cause of the zombie plague is discovered, and burning creeper corpses becomes custom. Kilran and Audax are all that remains of the Aquilan Empire.
  • 3131 – The first redstone lamps are lit in Valencia.
  • 3174 – A cult of blood mages emerge in Xolumir, resulting in a string of violent murders in the night. The denizens of the city become paranoid of traveling alone in the dark.
  • 3175 – Xolumir enters martial law and the occultists are discovered and promptly executed in front of the imperial palace. Several “copycat” cults emerge in cities such as Daguo and Aragon when news reaches the rest of the Empire.
  • 3220 – The infamous tidal pools of the Sea of Altair begin to calm, indicating that exploration of the southern hemisphere may soon become feasible.
  • 3298 – The headquarters of the Millennium Society in Granchia are mysteriously burnt down.
  • 3350 – The Diamond Age begins in Ertdor as Kazimir rapidly modernizes and begins to exploit its lucrative diamond mines. Diamonds slowly become precious commodities in Aquila.
  • 3387 – The War of Corvus between the three noble houses of Sivistys begins.
  • 3390 – The War of Corvus ends, stabilizing the Sivisean borders for several centuries.
  • 3449 – Mass exploitation of carrots begins in Hurskvitch, diversifying the Empire’s food palate.
  • 3499 – The Windforth Expedition bound for Aphelion sets off from Verrun and are never heard from again.
  • 3552 – The “Little Pestilence” begins in Ertdor as its densely packed urban populations in the north rapidly succumb to the zombie plague. Before stockpiles of the cure can arrive from Mount Augusta, tens of thousands die as the outbreak violently spreads throughout the Empire by trade ships.
  • 3560 – The last known cases of plague are cured in Akhtamar. It is declared a crime to slaughter creepers as fears spread that their spores are violently ejected into the atmosphere upon death. Red mushrooms are domesticated in Humberto.
  • 3575 – The city of Hamamitsu is finally reopened after much pomp and circumstance, beginning a new era of beneficial trade between Khotan and Aquila. Many cultural elements are exchanged, such as religion, tools, language, and even mushroom stew recipes.
  • 3601 – Brown mushrooms are mutated into existence in Tyrell and rapidly disperse across the Empire due to their euphoric and hallucinatory effects.
  • 3604 – Brown mushrooms, having established colonies from Nemiro to Albion, begin to spread out of control, infesting large tracts of fertile land with mycelium, destabilizing builds, and even growing into “empires” in dark and damp urban settings, producing so many infectious spores that citizens begin to feel ill and literally grow mushrooms out of their ears and other orifices, sometimes to the point of death. Panic grips Aquila as the Fungal Terror begins.
  • 3606 – The Great Blaze of Aragon razes most of the city to the ground as panicked government officials attempt to stem the spread of the fungi by setting them on fire with flint and steel. Anselm, the epicenter of the Terror, “declares war on the shrooms,” by sending the local militia out to destroy the shroom colonies one by one with stone swords, to little effect.
  • 3607 – Miracle strikes as the owner of a rural swine farm outside Port Ramona accidentally releases all of his pigs, who promptly went out into the countryside and began eating entire shroom colonies without being harmed. Word reaches Xolumir within the week and Hurskvitch grows rich from carrot sales as pigs are raised en masse and then released.
  • 3609 – The last known out of control shroom colony is consumed by hungry hogs in Ymir. The Fungal Terror comes to a relieving end, though excess pig excrement causes mass eutrophication across Kilran, poisoning much of the continent’s water supply.
  • 3613 – Aquila’s largest red mushroom farm in rural northern Kilran is burnt down out of fears that it could start another, even deadlier outbreak.
  • 3651 – Mass riots begin in Aragon as the “Free Bobyrujsk” movement is founded, seeking the independence of the historical so-named region. The demonstrations turn violent when the Nightmare Legion arrives and attempt to quell the unrest, resulting in hundreds of deaths and even further nationalist resentment for the central Empire.
  • 3682 – Construction of the great Daguo aqueduct begins, hoping to provide the Empire’s heartland with clean water.
  • 3705 – The “Nikolai Plot,” an attempt on the life of Prince Herobrine, takes place, ostensibly an attempt at a coup by the Nightmare Legion general after which the conspiracy was named. Herobrine accuses Notch of orchestrating the plot.
  • 3737 – In an infamous date known as the “Longest Night,” the sun went apparently went down at the end of the previous day and failed to rise the next morning. Panic immediately grips the world, with the Kazimir astrologists claiming the day of reckoning had come, accompanied by mass hysteria over fears that an apocalypse was imminent. The next day, however, the sun rose as normal as if nothing strange had occurred, causing much confusion. A cult calling themselves the “Seers of the Eternal Dusk” claimed responsibility for the event and demanded their home city of Thaddeus submit to their will or be destroyed with their powerful magicks. The cult were subsequently arrested for questioning by Medriaas and then never seen again. The mysterious event still baffles scientists to this day.
  • 3738 – The first Enderman on Aquila is spotted in southeastern Kilran.
  • 3740 – The great aqueduct of Daguo is completed, providing every urban center in southern Kilran with free purified water. Similar projects are begun in other parts of the world.
  • 3799 – The last torch in the Aquilan Empire is symbolically put out in Belial, signaling the full “modernization” of the country with all major urban centers now operating with automatic redstone lamps.
  • 3822 – The first redstone battery is created in Valencia. Though cumbersomely large and only storing a few minutes of power, the achievement is nonetheless taken as a sign of Aquila’s first steps into an industrial revolution.
  • 3857 – The battalion of Nightmare Legionnaires stationed on the island of Kalga Bland declare independence from the Empire, claiming that the state had lost its legitimacy with the disappearance of the emperor. They receive no response and establish a permanent town there.
  • 3889 – The Imperial College of Natural Philosophy is opened in Lysiak in hopes of bringing the Empire’s greatest minds together so as to discover new military applications of redstone.
  • 3892 – The Imperial College’s master of instruction, Gordon Greenwalker’s head, is found mounted on a pike at a nearby river with occult symbols surrounding the scene.
  • 3915 – The first alpaca is domesticated in Sivistys.
  • 3948 – General Dreitonnicus and a squad of elite legionnaires leave Kilran and travel south in search of power and riches for the stagnating Empire. They attempt to explore the Rift, but they end up settling what is now Dreiton instead, later declaring independence from Aquila and building their own kingdom.
  • 3999 – At the second congregation of the Millennium Society in Valencia, a man claiming to be from the year 5000 appeared to the attendants urging them to stop their experiments into redstone lest they bring about a great tragedy. The man disappeared basically as quickly as he arrived, leaving the present engineers dumbfounded. As a precaution, the congregation was disbanded, with its representative from the Imperial College reportedly joking, “We’ll try again in another thousand years.”
  • 4000 – A group claiming to be the legitimate successors to the long-forgotten terrorist group, the Acolytes of the Beyond, emerged in Gensokyo, warning that Aquila had entered the millennium of its destruction. A string of indiscriminate attacks upon the towns and cities of Sivistys followed, concluding with the gruesome assassination of an elder of House Tolstaag. Seeing the attacks as a plot by the rival houses, Tolstaag spontaneously declares war on Jotenburg and Siluria.
  • 4004 – Every redstone machine mysteriously stops working for a full day in Highharveste, puzzling engineers across Aquila. Operations resume as normal the next day.
  • 4005 – The Sivisean war ends with Tolstaag annexing Mount Augusta from Siluria.
  • 4009 – Vampires are spotted in the northern Ertdorish city of Pashtar, sending the country into a mass panic. The small coven of humanoid monsters disappear before the mobs reach Pashtar. After news of their appearance spreads to other corners of Aquila, common cave bats become the stuff of much superstition. Bat burning becomes a common form of entertainment in several towns.
  • 4014 – The city of Hamamitsu is temporarily closed to foreigners after reports of an Aquilan nationalist terror attack.
  • 4021 – A suspicious cave-in nearly crushes Prince Notch whilst he is touring an iron mine in Andovia for humanitarian purposes. Several dozen miners die, and the Prince immediately declares the close call a mere poor attempt at a coup by separatists.
  • 4047 – The Acolytes of the Beyond show themselves once more, this time in Daguo. They claim responsibility for several TNT bombings in the streets, declaring that they were acting under orders from Prince Herobrine. The Prince immediately denies association with the cult, but suspicion of heresy begins to grow within the Empire.
  • 4066 – An ingenious system of messenger hawks is established by the Empire with the intent to solidify communication among its provinces.
  • 4084 – The first primitive steamboat is unveiled in Granchia, powered by an improved redstone battery.
  • 4101 – The Imperial Lighthouse in the Gulf of Daguo is finally completed after many delays due to terror threats.
  • 4119 – The Imperial College unveils Aquila’s first functional lightning rod, capable of harnessing natural electricity to ignite and activate redstone currents for a significant period of time. The Valencian Engineering Corps claims the design was stolen from them.
  • 4187 – Prince Notch orders the creation of an artificial valley through the Diocretian Mountains by way of Xolumir, which would theoretically connect southern and northern Kilran and open up new avenues of trade and communication.
  • 4203 – The redstone battery is improved by combining it with the lightning rod, enabling it to store an enormous amount of stable electrical energy for up to a year.
  • 4204 – The first modern redstone batteries are implemented in Lysiak, powering the city’s
  • automatic streetlights.
  • 4208 – Battery technology is fully implemented in the cities of Xolumir, Daguo, and Port Ramona. Valencia begins experiments into industrial automation.
  • 4218 – The railway connecting southern and northern Kilran is finally completed.
  • 4235 – The first airship is launched in Valencia, powered by three redstone batteries. Lightning immediately strikes it and overloads the batteries, causing a massive explosion which sends shrapnel flying across the entire city.
  • 4242 – Reports surface that the Kalga Bland defector base has been abandoned due to massive crop fail combined with leadership disagreements.
  • 4259 – The Sesostris Canal is completed, granting Kazimir near total control of trade in the Thel and Alshain.
  • 4287 – The Imperial College is audited by legionnaires over accusations of illegal alchemical practices and worship of the Old Ways. The claims are found to be unsubstantiated, but the college is burnt to the ground a week later when rumors spread that it was keeping a vampire chained up in the basement.
  • 4288 – Reconstruction of the Imperial College, now called the Lysiak College, begins.
  • 4333 – Audax formally separates from the Aquilan Empire after the Nightmare Legion are found to be illegally occupying the continent by a moot of the citystates.
  • 4341 – The Lysiak College finally opens.
  • 4350 – Massive unrest grips the Empire when rumors of the Emperor’s death surface. A devastating rock collapse destroys the central Kilranian railway, killing hundreds. The Acolytes do not claim responsibility.
  • 4351 – Nationalism re-emerges in the Bobyrujsk region with its newly elected Lord Protector indicating his intent to secede from the Empire. The Daguo Light goes dark when it is captured by a cabal known as the Loyalists, who claim they have proof that the Emperor was assassinated and the truth was covered by his sons. The lighthouse is eventually retaken, but no arrests could be made as all the perpetrators leapt to their deaths when imperial soldiers reached the shore.
  • 4352 – A Loyalist cell emerges in Port Ramona and peppers the streets with letters which purportedly showed proof of correspondence between Notch, Herobrine, and the Acolytes of the Beyond. Loyalists begin to march openly in the streets of Xolumir, and an attempt to infiltrate the imperial palace is barely thwarted by city legionnaires. A redstone battery manufacturing plant in Satus is blown up, killing hundreds and forcing an evacuation of the town due to chemical fires. Reports surface of new zombie plague cases in Occa.
  • 4353 – Notch and Herobrine finally enter the forbidden lower depths of the palace and discover the Emperor’s inner sanctum. Seeming to awaken from a deep sleep at their presence, he claims to have been in an ethereal state for over a thousand years, which he spent passively observing and subtly influencing events in Aquila and many other worlds to gain as much knowledge as possible before returning to his Empire and embarking upon a campaign to conquer every world in Emanation, starting with Aquila. His sons slay him with his own blade, trapping Makrozoia in his ethereal form. They attempt to explain this to the mob of Loyalists who storm the palace. Word spreads like wildfire of the Mad King’s death, and with two legitimate heirs, it becomes unclear who will take his place. As neither brother will relent nor agree to share power, a war of succession – the Kilran War – begins.
  • Promising greater autonomy to the provinces should he take the throne, Herobrine wins the support of Bobyrujsk and thus secures the east, whilst Notch builds his armies in the Loyalist-aligned west. The war for the fate of the Empire begins.
  • 4353 – Kazimir declare their support for Notch, providing supplies and securing his western border. No longer holding back, Herobrine becomes brazen with his command of the dark arts, raising hordes of undead to aid his mortal allies in the mad dash for Xolumir. Cells claiming affiliation with the Acolytes of the Beyond sabotaging Notchist supply lines. Medriaas and several other observers declare neutrality, while Khotan secretly ferries weapons and armor to the Herobrinists.
  • 4354 – Herobrine secures Daguo, the center of trade for Kilran, thus putting the squeeze on his brother’s armies. Notch declares a holy war against the dark armies of Herobrine, exposing him as a sorcerer who would see Kilran fall to the heresy of the Old Ways. The Transformationist faith, following this line and worshiping Notch, emerges in the west. The war reaches the Diocretian mountains, bogging both sides down in unfavorable positions.
  • 4355 – As it becomes clear neither side will be able to secure Xolumir for years and in light of the mounting death toll, Notch and Herobrine agree to a duel for the throne on neutral ground at the summit of Mount Aetomemnon. While Herobrine arrives alone as agreed, Notch brings a squadron of his elite holy warriors. The ensuing battle was a brutal spectacle, and though both brothers were equally matched in celestial blood, Notch prevailed and claimed the Invidere, declaring himself Emperor of Aquila. However, in his dying breath his brother inflicted him with a curse that would gradually destroy the quintessence with his body and ultimately kill him. Though Notch attempts to consolidate the dying Empire, he is unable to sway any of the remaining vassals and, with his death in the empty imperial palace, the Aquilan Empire finally dies.
  • 4356 – Kilran is divided into several independent kingdoms, as agreed upon by representatives from each former imperial state. Medriaas emerged as the dominant global power in the wake of the dissolution, though Notch’s death began a long period of isolation between the nations.

Industrial Era


  • 4400 – The first large battery-operated redstone drills are deployed in a Valencian emerald mine.
  • 4415 – Eros appears in the Hinterlands under mysterious circumstances under the name of Thash. Her death at the hands of a dark entity prompt a cult of her loyal worshipers to embark on a mission to rid all Emanation of the gods and the Old Ways. The Knights Thash are born.
  • 4444 – Mysterious unexplained ground tremors are felt across Aquila.
  • 4450 – The Merchant Guild Association assume control of the Sivella region.
  • 4489 – The first formal attempt by Medriaas at exploring the massive southern landmass beyond the Astral Sea fails, with only one survivor returning and begging that no mortal ever return there.
  • 4518 – A new coven known as the Followers of the Old Ways attempt to construct a massive Nether portal on the cliffs of an island between Audax and Occa. The portal activates and hordes of hellish monsters pour out, reaching as far as Providence. The monsters plague the sea until the portal is shut by the Knights Thash later that year, preventing catastrophe.
  • 4537 – The Little Kilran War breaks out between Karisha and Rorik over Belial.
  • 4542 – Voshean spiders infest the city of Aragon, purportedly from a Medriaan merchant ship. Attempting to better regulate the inflow of goods in the region, Bobyrujsk constructs the coastal fortress of Krak.
  • 4545 – The Little Kilran War ends with Karisha annexing Belial.
  • 4567 – A second attempt is made by Valencia at launching a functional airship, this time succeeding. It makes a successful trip around the nameless eastern straits then lands safely home on one redstone battery.
  • 4591 – The city of Daguo, capital of the Olnek clique, erects a controversial memorial to Herobrine at its center.
  • 4592 – The statue of Herobrine is detonated by a sect of Transformationist priests.
  • 4602 – Valencia tries and fails to take the Medriaan fortress of Kent, decimating their steamship fleet.
  • 4680 – The Kazimir Empire begin the systematic culling of the Alamutian minority after an ethnic uprising. The ensuing genocide is remembered as the Eternal Scream.
  • 4698 – Medriaan captain Colin Fletcher successfully charts the southern coast of Aphelion. Upon returning to Providence, he immediately begins petitioning the king to allow the chartering of a colony there.
  • 4704 – Word reaches Aragon, Daguo, and Valencia that Medriaas has successfully sent an expeditionary fleet beyond the Sea of Altair.
  • 4712 – Humberto Fletcher, brother of the deceased Colin, is granted a charter to found a settlement under joint-stock rule in southern Aphelion. Informing the natives already there that they were now citizens of Medriaas, the Dreiton Colony was formed, based off the indigenous name.
  • 4715 – The Dreiton Exchange Mandate, a joint stock company, is formed to administer the colony, with Occan investors possessing the largest share. Other nations to buy stock into Dreiton included Kazimir, Valencia, Tolstaag, Bobyrujsk, and Olnek.
  • 4751 – The Followers of the Old Ways establish a presence in Tempus.
  • 4764 – Alamut becomes independent from the Kazimir Empire.
  • 4789 – A series of industrial strikes cripple the Valencian economy for several months, allowing Medriaas to outpace them in world exports.
  • 4802 – Anarchist elements in Valencia rise up and declare the Commune, seizing the citystate’s means of production and operating autonomously for a time.
  • 4803 – The Valencian Commune is crushed by the Knights Thash and its leadership killed or exiled. The Gleaming Road cult form in rural Ertdor and begin raiding settlements for valuables.
  • 4805 – The Followers of the Old Ways begin a ritual to revive Herobrine which is thwarted by a group known as the Outlanders. Their efforts to track down the perpetrators lead them to the Gleaming Road and then to a mysterious figure named Vitiate, a new host body for Makrozoia. He manipulates them into restoring his power and then begins a rampage throughout Aquila declaring that he has returned to rebuild his Empire. With the help of the restored Notch and Herobrine, the Outlanders are able to defeat the Mad King within his pocket dimension under Xolumir.
  • 4806 – The states Tolstaag-Jotenburg and Siluria emerge from the ruined Sivistys.
  • 4807 – The first urban speedrail is completed, connecting all of Valencia through a system of powered aerial rails.
  • 4808 – The Knights Thash return to Aquila, having ostensibly rid Emanation of the remaining gods. Their Commander Triton orders that Aquila be purged of the Old Ways to finish the job, beginning the “Secret Wars” between Triton’s crusader army and several hidden cults. Many of these cults are destroyed by the Knights, save the coven bunkered down in Reunion. Triton learns of an even greater impending threat and makes a pact with Makrozoia’s still-living ethereal form in preparation of its imminent arrival.
  • 4812 – The Outlanders are called upon by King Puffin of Medriaas to help root out the rising undead threat in Occa. They discover Triton’s plot to revive Makrozoia once more and defeat him permanently by dispersing his soul in the Urghast – the outer boundaries of the Nether from which immortal spirits cannot escape. They also learn of the ancient evil he sought to revive the Mad King to defend against – Moros, the father of the gods, bent on returning to Emanation and rebuilding his kingdom, the Aether.
  • 4815 – With the Outlanders missing, Endermen begin arriving in Aquila in droves, absentmindedly tearing out massive parts of the overworld, including small villages and towns, and teleporting away with them to some unknown place. Though not hostile, their systematic destruction of significant parts of the overworld quickly becomes an issue, and attempts to halt them by force result in them entering a deadly frenzy state. Several nations and citystates attempt to pose solutions, but the brightest comes from Clockwork of Valencia, who claims to have invented a radio signal that would drive the alien creatures away.
  • 4816 – Clockwork’s radio tower enrages the Endermen even further, causing them to call for even more reinforcements. However, they are significantly weakened by the radio waves being sent across Aquila, opening them up to eradication by force.
  • 4817 – The Outlanders, passing through several parallel worlds on the way, arrive back in Aquila 5 years into the future to discover the Enderman infestation. Sensing that the signal would only accelerate Aquila’s assimilation, they attempt to destroy Clockwork’s radio tower, but their arrival coincides with that of Moros, whose weakened and disembodied form was drawn across the void to Aquila by the radio signals. With the Ancient Fear’s presence at large attempting to regain physical form, the Outlanders seek the consul of Gamma – the first son of Coda and Eros. He leads them to Coda’s hidden heart in the Nether, guarded by their own hostile shadow forms. Uniting what heroic forces they could, the newly formed Alliance to prevent Aquila’s death gathered at Hesperides for a decisive battle with Moros and his forces. They attempt to give Moros back his heart, hoping it would restore his empathy, but he instead crushes it and commands his armies to destroy them. The Alliance barely survives, and several massive black holes begin to consume Aquila. The Outlanders travel deep into the Rift to Merth Docto, the overworld’s only known entrance to the void, and enter Moros’ domain – an amalgamation of various mismatched bits of land drawn from countless worlds and slapped together. They face Moros alone and are able to withstand his onslaught, as his sundering of the barriers between worlds has caused his powers to weaken – additionally, he had granted his Mark to the Outlanders in secret to make it nigh impossible for celestials to kill them, believing he could use as them as tools, like Triton, to destroy all of his remaining children and thus more easily assimilate the Aether. Nonetheless, they are nearly killed by the daemon-sultan until the trapped Eros herself begs him to relent and stay with her. He agrees, and the Outlanders are sent back to a changed Aquila.
  • 4818 – The “Nova Aquila” project is devised by the Olnek state in southern Kilran, who propose that a new superstate similar to the old Empire but with democratic institutions would be vital for rebuilding Aquila and providing a more peaceful future. Several surrounding cliques agree, but the idea is fiercely rejected by many of the other former imperial states. A new Clockwork takes control of Valencia as part of the greater Sivellan Republic.
  • 4820 – The new provisional government of Occa is established in Albion following the sudden end of Medriaas with the destruction of Providence by the Mad King.
  • 4822 – Nova Aquila is brought into existence in a ceremony at Daguo. Xolumir is named the seat of government, and several old Imperial symbols are adopted to evoke memories of the Empire.
  • 4827 – Pluton’s Rebellion severely weakens Tolstaag-Jotenburg, allowing Siluria to become the stronger of the two Sivisean states.
  • 4831 – War nearly breaks out between Sivella and the Audax Federation after Valencian tanks venture deep into Federation territory illegally.
  • 4833 – The Mandate is purged of foreign investors and the Free City of Dreiton is formed. Over the following years, by way of the Mandate, it accrues several colonies of its own and becomes known as the Commonwealth of Dreiton.
  • 4836 – Nova Aquila annexes southern Bobyrujsk, flexing its power as the dominant state of Kilran.
  • 4845 – The War of the Sunflower begins as Khotan launches simultaneous invasions on Kilran and Sivistys. Offering protection against the invaders, Nova Aquila absorbs several northern warlord states and begins to engage Khotani forces.
  • 4846 – Tolstaag-Jotenburg is called to arms by Nova Aquila. Trench warfare begins in northern Kilran.
  • 4847 – Siluria invades Tolstaag-Jotenburg from the east, aligning itself with Khotan. Trench warfare continues, as well as airship chemical bombings and surprise aerial infantry landings by personal elytra.
  • 4850 – After several Mandate galleons are sunk by Khotan airships, Dreiton enters the war, followed by its puppet Kazimir. The Immortal Emperor is assassinated through unknown means and a group known as the 28 Premiers seize power.
  • 4851 – The Khotani war effort increases briefly, but the empire loses its ability to sustain the war economy and thus calls for peace. The Xiantung Armistice is signed, ending all hostilities and allowing Khotan to annex parts of the northern Kilranian coast, seen as a bitter betrayal against their sovereignty by the victim states.
  • 4852 – Current year. Notable events thus far:
    • Trade tensions escalate between Nova Aquila and Dreiton due to the entrance of Voshe into the international market by way of rapid industrialization. Experts suggest that current political ties between the two rival but allied nations may be strained.
    • Reports across Aquila indicate that there has been a sharp increase in attacks by occultists, anarchists, separatists, and other urban terrorist groups. 12 Dreitonian citizens are killed by poisoning in New Barsina and the Daguo lighthouse is nearly collapsed by internal explosions, with both incidents bearing the mark of deliberate sabotage
    • Research into using quantum tunneling by way of the nether to enter the Rift begins in Dreiton, with help from Valencian alchemists.
    • The interim council of the Millennium Society indicates that the third congregation of the group will take place in 4999 in the city of Albion, or New Providence if it is rebuilt by such time.
    • Silurian researchers announce plans to begin charting the coast of the unknown northeastern continent, with hopes of mapping the interior starting as early as next year. A team of elite airship pilots known as the Orange Olexians are assembled for the daring expedition, which is slated to begin by the first dawn of this year's Highharveste if all goes according to plan. International reactions are mixed, with some congratulating the Silurians for their ingenuity and others calling the mission a fool's errand due to current technological limitations concerning airship travel in severe weather conditions. A battery station and airstrip are constructed at Point Ultima, the northernmost tip of Olexia, in preparation of the flight.

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