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China

Taoist Alchemy & Arts

604 BC

Lao-Tse inspires Taoist alchemy and Arts, influenced by the Akashics

Confucius

551 BC - 479 BC

Confucius (ca. 551-479 BCE)

Buddha Sakyamuni Enlightened

535 BC

Buddha Sakyamuni is Enlightened. Exposure to his teachings & physical presence causes spontaneous Awakenings. During his life, no destructive magics work in the vicinity of his disciples, allowing the Akashics & Thanatoics to attempt peace. Battle-hardened Avatars make this futile.

Creation of Philosophies

500 BC

Creation of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Zoroastrianism

Dragon River War

496 BC - 480 AD

Searing Wind Wan Xian attack Mount Kailas, defended by Akashics. Wan Xian ally with Yi Han, Five-Ghost Emperor, Yomi-corrupt Wu Lung who escalates the conflict into Dragon River War and leading to a decade of famine & drought. Brings the Dalou'laoshi into the conflict.

Burning Tiger War

160 BC - 100 BC

Akashics, Wu Lung & Dalou'laoshi fight each other. Devil-wizard Tau-tse’s demon army attacks all sides until banished by Akashics Te Kwan and Zhen Ba.

Taftani/Wu Lung contact

100 BC

Silk routes established leads Taftâni to contact with Wu Lung wizards from China.

Shaolin Monastery Built

500 - 550

The Akashic Brotherhood constructs several monasteries throughout the East to help enlighten the common people. The most famous, the Shaolin, soon gains great reputation.

Shaolin under attack

590 - 650

The Akashic Brotherhood grows stronger through its monasteries, with the silent encouragement of the Wu-Keng. In response, many monasteries, including the illustrious Shaolin Temple, come under attack by the Chinese Imperial Court (directed by the Wu Lung).

Huns

1210 - 1266

1210-1266: Scourge of the Huns. Hun armies ravage Asia, Europe, & Middle East. Akashic Brotherhood, Dalou'laoshi, Taftâni, & Wu Lung decimated in fighting; take decades to recover.

Mongols Invade China

1279

1279 Mongols invade China. Akashic Brother Yu Lung makes desperate pact with Yama Kings, and infects Mongols with a plague. When fellow Brothers are also sacrificed, his betrayal is revealed. Akashics help Mongol shamans find a cure & are granted more freedom than either the Wu Lung or the Dalou'laoshi.

Screaming Ghost Purge

1356 - 1360

1356 Beginning of the Screaming Ghost Purge (ends in about 1360).Dalou'laoshi and Wu Lung employ new innovations against Akashic Brotherhood; badly beaten, Akashics retreat to Mongolian and Tibetan mountains. Sparks over 100 years of secret warfare.

Wu Lung attack Shaolin

1600

1600c Wu Lung offer the emperor the magic and martial abilities to stop the Shaolin. The Wu Lung help the emperor storm the Shaolin Temple (coincidentally where the Akashic Brotherhood also train), shattering the Akashics' power in China and creating further enmity between the two societies.

Wu-Keng demolish Wu Lung

1700

1700d Wu-Keng help the British demolish the Wu Lung and blame the Order of Reason Artificers.

Akashics lose power in China

1735

1735 The battle between the Wu Lung and the Akashic Brotherhoodculminates when the Shaolin aid a peasant rebellion against theManchurian Chi'ing dynasty. The emperor asks Li Te-yu, the Thousand-Tiger Lord, to help storm the Shaolin Temple. The attack is successful, shattering the Akashics' power in China.

Golden Dragon Society founded

1755

1755 Shi-Ren survivors of the destruction of the Shaolin Temple, Sataghni and Kunio Ashida, found the Golden Dragon Society, to fight the Five Metal Dragons "by making their strengths our own."

Taiping Rebellion

1851

1851 The Taiping Rebellion in China.

Akashics initiate Gweilo/Gaijin

1900

1900 The Akashic Brotherhood initiates very few non-Asian mages before this year.

Boxer Rebellion

1900

1900 The Boxer Rebellions in China. The Wu Lung and Akashic Brotherhood cease fighting outright, as both sides support the Rebellion as a last-ditch effort to drive the Technocracy out of China.

Japan Invades China

1930

1930d Japanese invade of China & communists in control, the Wu Lung’s power finally collapses.

Japan

Japan Unified

400

400 By this year, the Yamato dynasty has united central Japan.

Kamikaze War

1274

1274 Emissary from Kublai Khan demands Japan's surrender to the Mongols. Emissary is executed & Japan repels first of two Mongol invasions (Kamikaze War). Mongol & Japanese sorcerers wage spirit struggle across Sea of Japan, ends 1281. Akashics assist Japanese effort, establish Shinto sect.

Nobunaga Assasinated

1582

1582 Oda Nobunaga cuts a bloody swath through Japan until he's assassinated by ninja at Honnoji.

Sekigahara

1600

1600 Tokugawa Ieyasu turns against the Toyotomi regime. In response,Toyotomi Hideyori and the massed warlords of Japan meet Tokugawa at the Battle of Sekigahara.

Tokugawa Shogunate

1603

1603 Tokugawa Ieyasu becomes shogun of Japan.

Satsuma invade Okinawa

1609

1609 The Japanese island of Okinawa is invaded by the Satsuma samurai clan.

Purge of Christianity

1637

1637 The third Tokugawa shogun, Tokugawa Iemitsu, eradicates the Christian rebels of Shimabara, ending Japanese Christianity for the rest of the Tokugawa period.

Golden Dragon Cabal founded

1793

1793 The Golden Dragon cabal is founded in Japan circa this year.

Japan Industrializes

1800

1800c Japan's feudal period lasts until this time. Japan industrializes

Commodore Perry

1852

1852 US Commodore Matthew Perry forces his way into Tokyo harbour to open Japan up for trade. The agreements are very unfavourable to the Japanese.

Go Kamisori Gama founded

1864

1864 July 4: The imperial army of Japan clashes with shogitai, the samurai loyal to the absent shogun. The army has firearms while the samurai fight with swords and are massacred. Three samurai decide on a different path, take up the way of the ninja, and foundin the Go Kamisori Gama.

Golden Dragons cabal enters US

1870

1870d The Golden Dragons cabal immigrate into the United States.

Japanese expand

1980

1980d Japanese corporations begin aggressively expanding into the US market.

Apocalyptic Visions

1999

1999 Apocalyptic visions of dragons, demons & creatures infest dreams of shen in Middle Kingdom.

Artificers

Golden Age of Science

560 BC - 200 BC

Cosmic/Celestial order dominates Chinese paradigm
Kung Fu-tse (Confucius) , Lu Pan

Shin-Huang-Ti

260 BC - 210 BC

260 BCE: Shin-Huang-Ti, First Emperor of China, and patron of the Dalou'laoshi, is born.
210 BCE: Shin-Huang-Ti, First Emperor of China, and patron of the Dalou'laoshi, dies.

Dalou'laoshi founded.

200 BC

Silk Accord

190 BC - 235 AD

Artisans from Europe & Asia travel between their lands, establishing early silk trade and information exchange. Sunátese Deadaleas signs pact with Dalou'laoshi. Daedaleans and Dalou'laoshi join in a pact based on exchanging knowledge & trade.

Silk Accord falters

120 AD

Infernalist Tau-tse’s demon aggravates the conflict; Western Artisans expect the Dalou'laoshi to keep their end of the Road secure. The Stone People lose face

Silk Accord Ends

235

Profit dispute ends Silk Accord. Collegium Praecepti & Dalou'laoshi end strained relation.

Mokteshaf Al-Nour founded

700

Islamic Artisan sect, Mokteshaf Al-Nour, founded.

Saensaeng founded

700

700 Group of Chi'n Ta gather around the imperial court of Japan form the basis of the Saensaeng.

Qian-Chengshi discovered

1068 - 1086

Chinese Artificers discover a Pattern Realm and establish a Construct called Qian-Chengshi ("Thousand City"). Soon the Construct encompasses the Realm.

Innovations

1214

1214 Dalou'laoshi discover rocketry, develop man-bearing kites and early flying machines.

Dalou'loushi / Artificer Reunion

1300

Giacomo del Barba finances Far East expeditions, reunites Dalou'laoshi with European guilds.

Call to Artisans

1312

1312 Worldwide call to Artisans & Dalou'laoshi. Crusades prohibit Mokteshaf Al-Nour participation.

Convention of the White Tower

1321

1321 A Wu Lung Legalist faction, who had become Artificers, attend the Convention of the White Tower.

Qian-Chengshi lost

1766

1766 Chinese Artificers lose Qian-Chengshi when, during a war with the Wu Lung, the Realm is bumped out of orbit. Without precise coordinates, it becomes impossible to reach the Realm.

Japan contact with West

1853

1853 Japan reestablishes contact with the West. The Court of the Chrysanthemums and the Court of the Plum Blossoms ally themselves with the nascent Technocratic Union.

Technocracy subverts Heaven's Law

1900

1900 The Five Metal Dragons pave the way for the Technocracy to subvert Heaven's law itself.

Autochthonia rediscovered

1931

1931 A Void Engineer named Terrell Kree is blown off-course by a navigation error and rediscovers Qian-Chengshi orbiting the sun opposite Earth. Despite the centuries of isolation, the Construct still operates efficiently. Theorizing the inhabitants arise from the realm itself, Kree names them "Autochthonians," from which the realm's new nickname, Autochthonia, is derived.

HIT Marks uncovered

1974

1974 Excavations on Mount Li in northern China turn up 6000 life-size pottery figures of soldiers, horses and chariots. No two faces are alike. The army is a vast storehouse of early HIT Marks which Iteration X retains the option to reactivate at any point.

NWO Agents Leave China

1990

1990d Four agents of the NWO are compelled to leave China, they can't explanin satisfactorily.

Followers of the Centipede

1990

1990d Golden Dragon Society investigates the Syndicate, finds it has ties to Pentex, itself a front for a magical society which subscribes to an unknown paradigm. They're dubbed the "followers of the Centipede."

Japanese Recession

1998

1998 On the eve of the Golden Dragon Society’s strike against the followers of the Centipede, Asian currencies collapse, striking the root of the their power. Followed by bank and state corruption, Japan is thrown into a recession. The Society jettisons remaining corporate power structure & focuses on organized crime. A unified effort keeps the Elemental Dragons from bankruptcy.

Middle East

Sacred Geometry/Astronomy Discovered

3500 bc

3500 BCE: Artisan-priests of Babylon discover sacred geometry and astronomy.

King Solomon

950 BC

Career of archmage king Solomon of Israel. Writes three magickal texts. Two (the Greater & Lesser Keys of Solomon) survive. Later forms the basis of the Order of Hermes

Taftani/Wu Lung Contact

100 BC

100 BCE: Silk routes established leads Taftâni to contact with Wu Lung wizards from China.

First Devil King

100

100 AD: Ahl-i-Batin member Ishaq al-Jannani seeks knowledge of the Qlippothic Spheres as a way to Unity by cooperating with Nif' ur 'en Daah, an Infernalist sect. He becomes too enamored of their philosophy and eventually joins them, renaming himself Ishaq al-Iblis. He is the first Devil King.

Devil King Age

100 - 756

Devil-king Age. Demonic sorcerer-sultans rise throughout the Middle East. Mages fight them, unsuccessfully, until the Prophet's armies kill Al-Malek Al-Majun ibn Iblis.

Qutb Created

109

109 AD: Ahl-i-Batin create the position of Qutb to monitor the minds of murids for signs of corruption. With time, their numbers (and power) grows.

Batini Assassins

154

The first Ahl-i-Batin assassins are trained as weapons against the Nephandi.

Golden Age of Islam

630 - 1100

Golden Age of Islam. Science and faith prosper together. Taking advantage of Byzantium's enlightened atmosphere, Artisan guilds reestablish Ars Praeclarus.

Mokteshaf Al-Nour founded

700

700 Islamic Artisan sect, Mokteshaf Al-Nour, founded.

Europeans discover Muslim Alchemy

1100

1100c During Crusades, Europeans discover intellectual heritage of the Muslims, including alchemy.

Call to Artisans

1312

Worldwide call to Artisans & Dalou'laoshi. Crusades prohibit Mokteshaf Al-Nour participation.

Mali open to Muslim Artisans

1320

Mansa Musa, Emperor of Mali, opens kingdom to Muslim Artisans. European mages venture there, but are unwelcome. Dyula trade guild sends representatives to the Convention of the White Tower.

Call to form Traditions

1420

By some accounts, the Seers of Chronos and Ahl-i-Batin encourage the Houses of Hermes to call a worldwide Tribunal for the good of all Magi. The response is mixed.

City of Brass Founded

1500

1500c Ahl-i-Batin Masters and Oracles venture to Mercury's Umbra, and found the City of Brass.

Mercurian Cosmology

1501 - 1521

The Ahl-i-Batin and Order of Hermes scholars of Fors Collegis Mercuris develop the Mercurian Cosmology as an attempt to explain the rough layout and workings of the Tellurian.

Jebel Qaf Lost

1819

1819 Order of Reason becomes aware of the vast amount of Quintessence in the Middle East, and moves to take possession of the natural Horizon Realm, Jebel Qaf. Ahl-i-Batin use Correspondence space-warping effects to confuse the Reasonites. Both sides lose as Jebel Qaf is cut off from the world. University of Light vows to send angels to seek Mount Qaf, but nothing further is heard.

City of Brass Vanishes

1847

1847 May 16: Marcella Decia bani Tytalus reports that the Ahl-i-Batin of the City of Brass are suspicious and paranoid of infiltration, and that they can only deal with it internally by cutting themselves off from the outside world. Batini not under suspicion are evacuated to Fors Collegis Mercuris.
1847 June 1: Marcella Decia bani Tytalus writes that the Ahl-i-Batin refugees are getting restless. There is still no news from the City of Brass.
1847 August 30: Marcella Decia Tytalus writes that the Ahl-i-Batin refugees are making good homes.
1847 September 24: Marcella Decia Tytalus writes that there is still no word from the City of Brass. The astronomers tell her that Mercury´s rotation is increasing.
1847 November 15: Marcella Decia Tytalus writes that the magic which kept Mercury habitable vanished, and the increased rotation has incinerated the City of Brass in sunlight. Portals to Mercury and to the Shade Realm of Correspondence are nonfunctional. They may never learn what happened.

Technocratic Crackdown

1890 - 1914

1890 - 1914: The Technocratic Crackdown. Ahl-i-Batin Qutbs dissolve their network of minds, vowing to return to the Tradition in the future. The Batini are left without leadership. In the confusion, the Technocratic Union wipes out many zawiya, and only a last-ditch effort, redirecting New World Order operatives to the Taftâni prevents them from finding khanates.

Technocracy devastates Middle East

1904

1904 Influx of the Technocratic Union into the Middle East devastates local Traditions & Crafts. Ahl-i-Batin's numbers are diminished significantly, but still fare better than Taftâni.

Ford imports Arabs

1910

1910 Henry Ford brings hundreds of Arabs to Detroit to work in automobile factories. Ahl-i-Batin and a few Taftâni take the opportunity to enter America and ironically escape the Technocracy.

WWI Paradigm Ossification

1917

1917 WWI brings the Technocracy into the Middle East, and the paradigm begins to ossify. Taftâni begin to die from Paradox in numbers greater than those who have died from duelling.

Batini Leave Traditions

1922

1922 Ahl-i-Batin leave the Traditions, protesting the Council's apathy toward European actions in the Middle East. Batini Masters vanish. A few mages are subsumed into the Order of Hermes, Ex Miscellanea.

Batini cut ties with the Council

1932

1932 Suffering from the collapse of the Qutbs and feeling abandoned by the other eight Traditions, the Ahl-i-Batin cut ties with the Council of Nine Mystic Traditions, giving up the Seat of Correspondence on the Council of Nine, and vow to protect their homelands themselves.

Batini/Taftani Alliance

1980

1980 Ahl-i-Batin/Taftâni alliance pays off. Technocratic forces are routed in an incursion attempt. As the Technocratic paradigm no longer holds sway,Paradox knocks their helicopters out of the sky.

Greece/Europe/Egypt

Imhotep

2630 BC - 2610 BC

2630-2610: Imhotep, vizier, wizard, Pyramid architect & physician. Revered by Daedaleans

Golden Age of Greek Magick

1600 BC

1600c_BCE: Golden Age of Greek Magick.

HIT Mark I

1523 BC

1523_BCE: The first application of artificial creation, later dubbed HIT Mark I. Examples include Talos, the bronze giant; Daedalus' mechanical minotaur, and the terracotta army of Ch'in Shih-huang-ti

Artificers | Reed of Thoth

1489 BC - 1480 BC

1480-1489 BCE: The Artificers emerge around this time from the Reed of Thoth.

Milesian School Defines Reality

680 BC

680 BCE: The Milesian school of philosophy attempts to define reality through pure reason

Greek Atomic Theory

650 BC

650 BCE: Thales of Miletus claims world consists of primordial elements. Forms Greek atomic theory

Golden Age of Greek Science

580 BC - 200 BC

580-200 BCE: Golden Age of Greek Science. Discoveries provide foundation for what will be "Western paradigm" and Sunántese Daedaleas. Plato, Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Archimedes, Aristotle.

Pythagoras visits Egypt

560 BC

560 BCE: Pythagoras, Awakened mage/mathematician, visits Egypt. Initiated into the cult of Thoth

Pythagoras returns to Greece

545 BC

545 BCE: Pythagoras returns to Greece and spreads his ideas to the mystery cults present in all cities. Gets the strongest response from cults dedicated to Mercury. Cults of Hermes flourish in Greece, Italy, Egypt. Split between Acousmatic and Mathematic factions sparks War of Hermes.

Pythagoras forms Thoth cult

525 BC

525 BCE: Pythagoras forms a cult based on Thothian concepts: number theory, music & astronomy.

Height of Hermes Cult

500 BC

500 BCE: Height of Greek cult of Hermes in Athens; Socrates & Athenians are familiar with it, and Plato is an initiate. He never Awakens, but Plato's writings are very influential to the forming of the Greek magickal praxis. Cult of Hermes spreads to Rome, where Hermes is known as Mercury.

Inventium Discovered

424 BC

424 BCE: Four mages, the Sons of Thucydides, discover the Inventium in the Astral Umbra.

War of Hermes

400 BC - 100 BC

400-100 BCE: War of Hermes A century after Pythagoras death, his followers split into two groups: Acousmatics (studying his rites & sayings) & the Mathematicals (devoted to number theory & music).

Mathematicals join Plato Academy, Acousmatics die out.

Plato

390 BC

390 BCE: Beginning of Plato's career.

Aristotle

384 BC

384 BCE: Beginning of Aristotle's career.

Alexander the Great conquers Egypt

332 BC

332 BCE: Alexander the Great conquers Egypt, sparking a fusion of Persian, Egyptian & Greek culture. Travel & communication combines Kabbalah, Gnosticism and Persian religion, creating what is recognizable as the beginnings of the Hermetic tradition.

Chakravanti discover kinship with Greek mages

327 BC

327 BCE: Alexander tries to take India. Chakravanti recognize a kinship with Greek mages.

Archimedes

200 BC

200 BCE Archimedes builds legendary war machines and carefully documents his methods.

Silk Accord

190 BC - 235

190-170 BCE: Silk Accord. Artisans from Europe & Asia travel between their lands, establishing early silk trade and information exchange. Sunátese Deadaleas signs pact with Dalou'laoshi. Daedaleans and Dalou'laoshi join in a pact based on exchanging knowledge & trade.

Height of Mercury Cult

150 BC

150 BCE: Height of covert Roman Cult of Mercury. Magi cabals cast spells using expensive rites.

Pneumatics

0 BC

0 c Attempting to increase popularity of technology, Artificer Hero of Alexandria writes Pneumatics and creates ingenious gadgets to amuse spectators: a puppet show with automatically-closing curtains, a device to open temple doors when a fire is lit, a machine to dispense holy water.

Alchemy flourishes

200 - 600

200-600s: Alchemy flourishes.

Doissetep

300

300 Doissetep is considered a centre for magickal learning.

Founding of the Craftmasons

997

997 Gathering of the Square. Artisan Wolfgang von Reismann calls Artisans from across Europe (Brotherhood of the Rule). Like Thothmes' Sacred Artisans, founds the Craftmasons.

Craftmasons Promote Commerce

1000

1000c Craftmasons promote commerce: sponsor merchant guilds & trade fairs in cities all over Europe.

Von Reismann

1063

1063 Wolfgang von Reismann, achieves immortality via Solificati alchemy, fakes his own death and fades into the shadows. Von Reismann later becomes one of the first Honori of the Order of Reason.

Solificati

1200

1200c The Solificati reach their height as an organized group of alchemical mages.

Western & Eastern Artificer contact

1200

1200c Western and Eastern Artificers manage to establish consistent contact.

Fall of Mistridge

1210

1210 Fall of Mistridge. Craftmasons (masterminded by Stephen Trevanus) lead a mob of commoners to destroy the Mistridge sanctum. Craftmasons use cannons. Siege ends when Hermetic traitor (possibly Grimgroth) opens a secret passage into the castle. Few mages escape. Assuming Craftmasons are pawns of the Tremere, the Order of Hermes doesn't immediately recognize the significance of this act. Later, the event is retroactively declared the official beginning of the Ascension War.

Order of Reason undermines Church

1300

1300c Order of Reason spreads criticism & doubt, undermining pseudo-science & the Church. Most Singers don’t notice, except those who have studied the prophecies of Lucien, such as Valoran.

Dalou'loushi / Artificer Reunion

1300

Giacomo del Barba finances Far East expeditions, reunites Dalou’laoshi with European guilds.

Call to Artisans

1312

1312 Worldwide call to Artisans & Dalou'laoshi. Crusades prohibit Mokteshaf Al-Nour participation.

Solificati Unite

1315

1315 White Lion alchemist Le Duc Luis Tristan de Varre unites many fellow alchemists into a single fellowship of Solificati. In honor of him, future Solificati leaders take name "Luis."

Mali opens to Muslim Artisans

1320

1320 Mansa Musa, Emperor of Mali, opens kingdom to Muslim Artisans. European mages venture there, but are unwelcome. Dyula trade guild sends representatives to the Convention of the White Tower.

Wu Lung Artificers attend Convention at White Tower

1321

1321 A Wu Lung Legalist faction, who had become Artificers, attend the Convention of the White Tower.

Convention of the White Tower

1325

1325 March 1: Convention of the White Tower, called by the Craftmasons and Artisans begins at Yoassmy's tower. Dalou'laoshi, Legalist Wu Lung and Shi-Ren in attendance.

Founding of the Order of Reason

March 25 1325

1325 March 25: Convention issues a declaration: "Humanity will not be menaced by madmen and beasts, the World must be a place of Order and Reason, Mankind should govern itself, the chief Enterprise of Mankind shall be the preservation of it's safety, the Triumph of Mankind shall be the eradication of the supernatural world and the realization of the Collective Will." Order of Reason founded, governed by Inner Circle council. They declare war on "Sorcerers, Nightgaunts, Faerie, Boggies, Wytches, Dyvells, Changelings, Werebeasts, and all divers Creatures of the Night." New Order consists of:
* Artificers (founded)
* Cabal of Pure Thought
* Celestial Masters
* Cosian Circle
* Craftmasons
* High Guild (founded)
* Solificati
* Void Seekers (founded)

College Wars

1330

1330 College Wars: Order of Hermes & Order of Reason vie for great minds of Europe; both establish or infiltrate universities select promising pupils as apprentices or allies. Most conflict is academic and political. College Wars last until 1500. Considered by some to be the beginning of the Ascension War.

Solificati Split from the Order

1335

1335 The Solificati realize the mistake of following a single-minded institution, and split from the Order of Reason. Hounded, they abandon their guild halls and scatter.

Founding of the Ksirafai

1336

Realizing the need for covert agents in the Order of Reason, a shadowy association founds the Ksirafai to implement and enforce the dictates of the Inner Circle.

HIT Mark II

1356

1356 The introduction of clockwork automatons, covered in Primium plate mail designed to resemble an armored knight. The automatons are later designated HIT Mark IIs.

High Guild raises Medici fortune

1400

1400c As evidence of the High Guild's influence, the Medici family's fortunes are on the rise.

Gutenberg press undercuts Church

1436

1436 The Gutenberg Press is invented, allowing for the mass production of books, journals and pamphlets, undercutting the Church's monopoly on information and literacy.

First Mistridge Convocation

1440

1440 January 1: First Mistridge Convocation. Sh'zar, Valoran, Nightshade and Baldric La Salle meet for the first time in the ruins of Mistridge, attended by retainers and fae allies. After long discussion, they decide to form a grand Council of Traditions, then depart to recruit others.

Solificati join Hermes

1445

1445 Lodge Wars of Tuscany end. Diplomat Luis takes charge of several feuding guilds and resurrects the Solificati under Hermetic patronage.

Siege of Doissetep

1448

1448 Siege of Doissetep. While its leaders are engaged in internal struggles, Don Terro Gonzaga of Aragon and Francis Nevers of Languedoc (both Order of Reason) attack Doissetep. After a long battle, its Earthly aspect falls. During the fight, Hermetic magi (including Porthos Fitz-Empress) shift the main keep into the Otherworlds (specifically, the Shard Realm of Forces). Cheated of their prize, Daedaleans massacre everyone left behind. The attack signals the true onset of Fall for mystic paradigms, and the first time the Order of Hermes realize they face a new threat.

Construction of Horizon

1449 - 1456

1449 Construction of Horizon. Convocationalists agree to create a shared Realm in the Otherworlds. Primi travel to homelands, donate powerful sacred spaces, and weave mighty spells to create new and separate world for use as a future sanctuary.
1452 Construction of Horizon proceeds. Crays are consecrated and tied together.
1454 Horizon is considered complete. Primi decide on Crystal Bastionsaround Concordia, which will funnel all Quintessence into theTribunal Chambers, to be distributed equally from there. Influx of Quintessence attracts Umbrood. Horizon Guards are established. Three battles are fought: the Ch'ikch'h'ljkla, parasites which feed on Quintessence; a Nephandic force from the Deep Umbra; and a contingent of Umbrood intent on setting Urúshlakhg'run free. All three battles are won, and come to be known as the Three Tests of Faith.
1456 April 30: All sub-realms in Horizon are completed. and The "doors" to Horizon open to outside magi. zSeveral pacts are struck with visiting faeries. The Great Horizon Festival is instituted.

Battle of Flames

1449

1449 July 14 - August 20: Second Mistridge Convocation, Battle of Flames. Assembly of mysticks from the world over draws an attack by Craftmasons and Artificers. Hermetic and Verbenadragon-riders clash with Daedalean war balloons while ground forces battle through mountains. Mysticks triumph, but many dragons die. Heavy losses on both sides (including Hermetic William Castille bani Flambeau). The attack helps convince the mystics present of the need to band together against rationalists. They agree to seek a stronghold beyond the Horizon.

Pogrom Established

1452

1452 Oath of Fire. Angry Daedaleans pass resolution to punish vampires and magi "with fear and flame." Hunts begin in earnest. One of the early versions of what is later to be called the Pogrom.

Helocentric Universe Established

1453

1453 Copernicus establishes the heliocentric universe, proving Aristotle wrong. The Pupils of Parmenides and the Chœur Céleste are devastated. Whether this theory simply observes the universe or actually changed it remains a hotly debated topic.

Nine Traditions established

1457 - 1466

1457 Grand Convocation of the Traditions begins in Horizon (until 1466). The fractious gathering eventually gives birth to the Nine Traditions. Politicking, infighting, duels & war mark the event. Many sects and fellowships either merge or drop out entirely; Madzimbabwe join Thanatoic sect; Taftâni, Ngoma and others attend, but refuse to be subsumed into existing groups. In anger, some Tradition mages declare such sorcerers Disparate. The Solificati join the Traditions. One of the reasons the Convocation takes so long is the need to create a magickal paradigm which accounts for hundreds of disparate praxes.
1466 June 21: The Resolutions of Intent that form the Council of Nine Mystick Traditions are passed in Horizon Council chambers. Council of Nine becomes official. Generic titles and ranks are standardized. The Protocols, the guiding rules of the Traditions are signed. Traditions and their Primi include:
* Ahl-i-Batin (Batini), represented by Ali-beh-shaar
* Akashic Brotherhood, represented by Wu Jin (assisted by Cheng Sa
* Chakravanti (Euthanatoi), represented by Chalech (founded)
* Chœur Céleste, represented by Valoran
* Dream-speakers, represented by Star-of-Eagles (founded)
* Order of Hermes, represented by Magister Baldric LaSalle
* Seers of Chronos (Sahajiya), represented by Sh'zar the Seer
* Solificati, represented by Diplomate Luis de Estes
* Verbenae, represented by Nightshade of Harrogate

Solificati Collapse

1471

1471 Diplomat Luis is assassinated by a Solificati rival. Without him, the Tradition collapses, leaving vacant the Seat of Matteron the Council. Some Solificati defect to the Order of Reason; 12 are sheltered by the Order of Hermes; most shun both Orders and go into hiding. The remaining Traditions form Wards within Horizon, sequestering themselves away from others.

Traditions discover Inventium

1496

1496 The Traditions discover the Inventium and, determined to aid in its protection and documentation, send representatives to join the Historia.

Artificers infiltrate Horizon

1535

1535 Artificers infiltrate Horizon and begin experimenting with Gaia's Vortex. They are captured and assimilated into the Order of Hermes. The move is controversial, but raises morale.

Artificers infiltrate Universities

1563

1563 With the complicity of some Hermetics sympathetic to the Artificers, the Order of Reason infiltrates universities throughout Europe, spreading their version of truth to students.

Order of Reason Civil War

1600

1600c The Order of Reason falls into civil war, no longer having a central leadership.

Alchemy becomes scientific

1600

1600c The study of alchemy becomes more scientific and less metaphysical. It is still mired in secrecy, symbolism and allegory, as can be seen with the treatise Twelve Keys.

Doisstep Mages caught spying in Horizon

1612

1612 Horizon mages catch Doissetep mages spying on private meetings. Doissetep claims Horizon is holding its mages hostage. The Council agrees to drop charges if Doissetep publicly supports Horizon. Doissetep agrees. The Council institutes a policy regarding spies: Avatar branding & 20 years forced labour.

Tradition Peace Tribunal

1624 - 1654

1624 The Council of Nine (now five) declares a Peace Tribunal, urging all Tradition Masters to attend.
1625-1654: Peace Tribunal held in Horizon (at Idrinios Tor) attempts to quell the disputes & wars that have plagued the Traditions for nearly two centuries. The Council of Nine's Seats are refilled by their former representatives. Mages of Doissetep refuse to attend, but other mages consider it partially successful.

Doissetep Captures Dome of Golden Eye

1655

1655 Doissetep captures the Dome of the Golden Eye Construct, a major victory over the Order of Reason. Doissetep becomes a fashionable place for Horizon mages to visit.

Craftmasons exterminated

1670

1670 Craftmasons are betrayed and exterminated by the Cabal of Pure Thought, the High Guild and the Ksirafai. The Ksirafai then purge all records mentioning the Craftmasons before fading further into the shadows. Those Craftmasons who renounce their political beliefs join the Guild.

Jannisaries put in place in Horizon

1672

1672 Doissetep leaks info about spies from the Order of Reason and Nephandi infiltrating Horizon. Claiming recent experience with such threats, they replace Horizon's Ward Masters with a cabal of Janissaries

Dincer Albayrak

1682

1682 Dincer Albayrak, later "founder" of House Janissary (and Fulmen of the Ksirafai), is born.

Knights of Radamanthys founded

1700

1700c The Knights of Radamanthys are founded in Greece.

Jannisaries setup Horizon

1712

1712 The Janissaries succeed in routing three Nephandi and a Daedalean spy from Horizon. Other mages suspect a setup. Horizon grows wearing of Doissetep's influence.

Jannisaries expand

1713

1713 Dincer Albayrak's followers and isolated cabals of Batini & Hermetics unite as the Janissaries.

Jannisaries become Hermetic house

1716

1716 Dincer Albayrak and his followers "defeat" the Uludag Construct in Turkey. The Order of Hermes extends them membership within House Ex Miscellanea.

Doissetep/Jannisary Schemes

1735 - 1736

1735 Janissaries fight for greater representation on the Council of Nine, seeking to unseat certain Traditions. This fuels resentment to Doissetep's meddling in Horizon affairs.
1736 31st Council of the Council of Nine meets in Horizon.Parethis of Ephesus provides crucial information to the Council & leads to the unseating of the Janissaries cabal as guardians of Horizon, reinstating the Medeans. Many Adepts & Masters come forth to admit their complicity in several Doissetep-bred schemes. They're pardoned, but the Medeans are assigned to keep an eye on them. Few months later, Parethis dies.

White Tower destroyed

1745

1745 A magickal battle shatters the White Tower of Languedoc. Order of Reason blames both the Traditions and Infernalists, but no records survive. Massive series of retaliatory assaults are largely focused on the Traditions. By the end of the 20th century, theTechnocracy places the blame squarely on the Traditions.

Panopticon goes AWOL

2002

2002 Out of the reach of Control, and exposed to supernatural mysteries and Traditionalists who respect reason, members of Panopticon question the Pogrom and start going AWOL, joining technomantic cabals.