Imperium Timeline

This is the Timeline for the Imperium of Valkyria for my World Building project called Aetherial Reign.

Eras

Era of Creation

25,000 BCE - 11,000 BCE

This is the Era of Creation. During this the world was formed and designed by the Gods, the races emerged from their creation, and the world really took shape. This is also when the God's Wars happened and the Heavens themselves burned in the fires of war.

Era of Myths and Heroes

11000 BCE - 4,771 BCE

The Era of Myths and Heroes is just that. All the mythical stories of the Gods, the Heroes who were their champions and the continuations of the God's Wars were in this Era. Elves suffered heavily in this era as they battled for survival against the Dark Gods.

Era of Strife

4,771 BCE - 1 AD

The Era of Strife is when the world suffered under the rule of the Dragons, the Dark Gods and all things Evil. The Moon Elves knew the greatest extent of their power in this era, and the world was thrust into darkness as brothers fought and nations burned in the fires of strife and war. Blood ran like rivers and drenched all those in its wake. This Era came to an end with the foundation of the Valkyrian Imperium.

First Era (Era of Expansion)

1 AD - 648 AD

This is the beginning of the Imperial Eras, the Year 1 that the majority of the world uses to divide the time is with the foundation of the Valkyrian Imperium at Year 1. King Alkanius VI of Altera founds the Imperium renaming himself Holy Emperor Alkanius I. His family, House Marrellius will rule for half of the First Era, ending with an assassination of their last ruler.

Second Era (Era of the Golden Age)

648 AD - 1960 AD

This is when the Imperium achieved its greatest extent of power and authority. For the first half of this era there was unprecedented peace and prosperity among all stratas of society and not just at the top. However internal strife, corruption and greed would see the second half of this Era fall into complete ruin and terror as the nobility and nominal lords competed against one another for power and prestige, the Holy Emperor was also sidelined in the latter years of this Era and while he was mostly untouchable by the nobility he was virtually powerless as the nobility fought one another openly. Eventually this infighting grew and the Imperium collapsed giving way to the Third Era.

Third Era (Race Wars)

1960 - 2751

The Third Era follows the collapse of the Imperium into many warring Kingdoms, Republics, Magocracies, Theocracies, and other kinds of various states all fighting one another and no longer paying heed to the Imperial Authority of the now powerless Holy Emperor. While the Imperium contracted back to it's strongholds giving up lands to revolution and rebellions, along with shedding unnecessary lands, the Imperium did survive, even if it was a shadow of its former self. This is also an Era known as the Race Wars, when the Alven Dominions waged countless wars against one another and against the Humans.

Fourth Era (Shadow Years)

2751 - 2941

The Fourth Era, also known colloquially as the Shadow Years, are a very dark time for the world. These years rival those of the Era of Strife for the number of conflicts and deaths that spanned the world. The Solar-Lunar Wars that saw the eradication of one of the Moon Alf races happened in this era, as did the near destruction of countless nations, many indeed did fall in time.

Fifth Era (Imperial Reformation)

2941 - 3148

The Fifth Era, also known as the Imperial Reformation saw a resurgence of power in the Imperium as the Holy Emperor shed the Old Imperial culture and created the New Imperial Culture, along with taking the title Emperor and dropping the word Holy from his title. This and a massive increase in diplomacy rather than fighting, controlling the nobility and addressing the concerns of the lower and middle classes the Imperial Government began to regain its power and authority allowing the Imperium to look into the future with hope to restore its former glory.

This is also the Present Era.
Present Day is 5E 207 (Or 3148 IF)

5E = Fifth Era (Used with New Imperial Calendar and Culture)
IF = Imperial Foundation (Used with Old Imperial Calendar and Culture)

Present Day

3148

This is the Present Day (on the Old Imperial Calendar) whereas it is known as 5E 207 (207th Year of the 5th Era) on the New Imperial Calendar.

Rulers

Alkanius I

17 BCE - 14 AD

The Rule of Alknanius the First is characterized by the unification of the Kingdoms of Altera, Garium and Calix, then the subsequent reformation of the Triple Kingdoms in the Imperium of Valkyria centered at Altera.

The early years of his rule as King of Altera was rough. He had inherited his father's wars with the Kingdom of Garium and the Kingdom of Calix, which Altera had been fighting for nearly eighty continuous years. Through his determination and martial prowess the Kingdom of Altera was able to deal a final blow to the Twin Kingdoms at the Battle of Agara, where a numerically superior Twin Kingdoms Army was routed by the Alterans who had flanked the larger army successfully and a final charge led by Alkanius himself.

Following the victory at Agara, the Kingdoms of Garium and Calix became subservient to the Kingdom of Altera. It was at this point after nearly two decades of his rule that King Alkanius reformed the Triple Kingdoms into the Imperium of Valkyria, centered at Altera. He assumed this new Imperial Throne as Holy Emperor Alkanius, First of His Name and Patriarch of House Marrellius. He would continue to expand this fledgling Imperium into the surrounding lands annexing several small city states and a couple smaller kingdoms in the process before a plague took his life and that of his son. However his grandson Praxis would succeed him.

Praxis I

14 AD - 33 AD

Praxis the First was the grandson of the Holy Emperor Alkanius the First. His father Nomericus had passed away, as did Alkanius in the Plague of Forente which had killed nearly one in ten in the Imperium.

Following his ascension to the throne at the age of seventeen, and his mother having served as regent for one year, Praxis was ill-prepared to handle the wars his grandfather had started and the internal strife that had developed in wake of the Plague. Strife turned to anger and anger turned to rebellion. It spread like wildfire throughout the Imperium especially in the former Kingdoms of Garium and Calix which had been annexed under Alkanius. Their nominal lords rose up in open rebellion not only against the Imperial Government but also against the Holy Emperor Praxis I. Fortunately for Praxis many of his grandfather's most trusted military commanders were still in control of their Legions and helped to crush the rebellions ushering in stability in the realm.

After ten years of rule, Praxis began to seek diplomacy over war with the Imperium's neighbors hoping some would join willingly rather than always having to be annexed. This seemed to work for some time with the smaller states opting to join the Imperium for protection and prosperity that seemed ensured. Peace seemed to spread and soon the Imperium found itself in a semi-golden age, many scholars now say it was a Silver Age, though Praxis would be assassinated by agents of the Garium Independence League, and his son Decius would ascend at the age of 18, being the second youngest to hold the title of Holy Emperor.

Decius I

33 AD - 59 AD

Succeeded by Uriel I

Uriel I

59 AD - 91 AD

Succeeded by Praxis II

Praxis II

91 AD - 112 AD

Succeeded by Tiberius I.

Tiberius I

112 - 159

Succeeded by Titus I.

Titus I

159 - 161

Succeeded by Uriel II.

Uriel II

161 - 204

Succeeded by Praxis III.

Praxis III

204 - 277

Succeeded by Alkanius II.

Alkanius II

277 - 299

Succeeded by Aristarchus I.

Aristarchus I

299 - 332

Succeeded by Cassander I.

House Asina succeeds House Marrellian.

Cassander I

332 - 371

Succeeded by Titus II.

Titus II

371 - 379

Succeeded by Praxis IV.

Praxis IV

379 - 402

Succeeded Calixtus I.

Calixtus I

402 - 474

Succeeded by Marcianus I.

House Servanus succeeds House Asina.

Marcianus I

474 - 514

Succeeded by Praxis V.

Praxis V

514 - 539

Succeeded by Tiberius II.

Tiberius II

539 - 561

Succeeded by Caelus I.

Caelus I

561 - 566

Succeeded by Appius I.

Appius I

566 - 572

Succeeded by Alkanius III.

Alkanius III

572 - 595

Succeeded by Alkanius IV.

Alkanius IV

595 - 648

Succeeded by Uriel III.

House Falco succeeds House Servanus.

Uriel III

648 - 661

Succeeded by Servilia I.

Servilia I

661 - 707

Succeeded by Appius II.

Appius II

707 - 714

Succeeded by Caelus II.

Caelus II

714 - 723

Succeeded by Praxis VI.

Praxis VI

723 - 741

Succeeded by Aemilia I & Severus I.

Aemilia I & Severus I

741 - 779

Succeeded by Titus III.

Titus III

779 - 781

Succeeded by Decius II.

House Canio succeeds House Falco.

Decius II

781 - 798

Succeeded by Valentinian I.

Valentinian I

798 - 821

Succeeded by Uriel IV.

Uriel IV

821 - 855

Succeeded by Katariah I.

Katariah I

855 - 881

Succeeded by Aemilia II.

Aemilia II

881 - 900

Succeeded by Gaius I.

Gaius I

900 - 912

Succeeded by Aveline I.

House Numer succeeds House Canio.

Aveline I

912 - 971

Succeeded by Aristarchus II.

Aristarchus II

971 - 993

Succeeded by Alkanius V.

Alkanius V

993 - 1027

Succeeded by Praxis VII.

Praxis VII

1027 - 1087

Succeeded by none. Interregnum begins with his death in 1087. Assassinated by members of the Cult of Nyos.

First Interregnum

1087 - 1106

The First Interregnum 1087-1106.

House Aventine rises from the ashes of this period under the leadership of Xenophon I.

Xenophon I

1106 - 1120

Succeeded by Caelus III.

Caelus III

1120 - 1145

Succeeded by Servilia II.

Servilia II

1145 - 1172

Succeeded by Uriel V.

Uriel V

1172 - 1180

Succeeded by Cassander II.

Cassander II

July 12, 1180 - December 18, 1180

Succeeded by Tiberius III.

Tiberius III

December 18, 1180 - 1188

Succeeded by Katariah II & Marcus I.

Katariah II & Marcus I

1188 - 1190

Succeeded by Aspasius I.

Aspasius I

1190 - 1222

Succeeded by Aristarchus III.

Aristarchus III

1222 - 1279

Succeeded by Marcus II.

Marcus II

1279 - 1313

Succeeded by Decius III.

House Whitefyre succeeds House Aventine.

Decius III

1313 - 1326

Succeeded by Lucan I.

Lucan I

1326 - 1350

Succeeded by Caedmon I.

Caedmon I

1350 - 1363

Succeeded by Zenobia I.

House Acenath succeeds House Whitefyre.

Zenobia I

1363 - 1392

Succeeded by Uriel VI.

Uriel VI

1392 - 1404

Succeeded by Alkanius VI.

Alkanius VI

1404 - 1457

Succeeded by Gaius II.

Gaius II

1457 - 1459

Succeeded by Thoth I.

Thoth I

1459 - 1512

Succeeded by Kashto I.

Kashto I

1512 - 1524

Succeeded by Amun I.

Amun I

1524 - 1555

Succeeded by Amun II.

Amun II

1555 - 1564

Succeeded by Set I.

Set I

1564 - 1601

Succeeded by Zenobia II.

Zenobia II

1601 - 1662

Succeeded by Praxis VIII.

Praxis VIII

1662 - 1678

Succeeded by Lucan II.

House Lyrias succeeds House Acenath.

Lucan II

1678 - 1702

Succeeded by Cato I.

Cato I

1702 - 1713

Succeeded by Marcus III.

Marcus III

1713 - 1717

Succeeded by Antonius I.

Antonius I

1717 - 1723

Succeeded by Venia I.

Venia I

1723 - 1724

Succeeded by Antoninus I & Katariah III.

Antoninus I & Katariah III

1724 - 1768

Succeeded by Athar I.

Athar I

1768 - 1812

Succeeded by Uriel VII.

House Caelia succeeds House Lyrias.

Uriel VII

1812 - 1833

Succeeded by Marcianus II.

Marcianus II

1833 - 1860

Succeeded by Pelagius I.

Pelagius I

1860 - 1863

Succeeded by Pelagius II.

Pelagius II

1863 - 1899

Succeeded by Pelagius III.

Pelagius III

1899 - 1941

Succeeded by Pelagia I.

Pelagia I

1941 - 1960

Succeeded by Pelagius IV.

House Vyndar succeeds House Caelia.

Pelagius IV

1960 - 1969

Succeeded by Alkanius VII.

Alkanius VII

1969 - 1981

Succeeded by None.

Second Interregnum follows after Alkanius VII's assassination.

Second Interregnum

1981 - 2092

Second Interregnum 1981-2092.

House Serras under the leadership of Aveline II rises from the ashes of this period.

Aveline II

2092 - 2109

Succeeded by Cato II.

Cato II

2109 - 2132

Succeeded by Pelagius V.

Pelagius V

2132 - 2177

Succeeded by Caelus IV.

Caelus IV

2177 - 2206

Succeeded by Cato III.

Cato III

2206 - 2262

Succeeded by Valentinian II.

Valentinian II

2262 - 2281

Succeeded by Hypatia I.

Hypatia I

2281 - 2347

Succeeded by Titus IV.

Titus IV

2347 - 2353

Succeeded by Uriel VIII.

Uriel VIII

2353 - 2384

Succeeded by Calixtus II.

Calixtus II

2384 - 2408

Succeeded by Xenophon II.

House Adare succeeds House Serras.

Tarah I

2408 - 2499

Succeeded by Aden I.

Aden I

2499 - 2559

Succeeded by Aden II.

Aden II

2559 - 2572

Succeeded by Navera I.

Navera I

2572 - 2612

Succeeded by Tarah II & Aden III.

Tarah II & Aden III

2612 - 2642

Succeeded by Saman I.

Saman I

February 4, 2642 - June 21, 2642

Succeeded by Neroth I.

Neroth I

June 21, 2642 - 2648

Succeeded by Aden IV.

Aden IV

2648 - 2660

Succeeded by Saman II.

Saman II

2660 - 2666

Succeeded by Tarah III.

Tarah III

2666 - 2671

Succeeded by Arses I.

Arses I

2671 - 2698

Succeeded by Aden V.

Aden V

2698 - 2721

Succeeded by Teliah I.

Teliah I

2721 - 2733

Succeeded by Gamen I.

Gamen I

2733 - 2751

Succeeded by none his assassination ushers in the Third Interregnum.

Third Interregnum

2751 - 2941

The Third Interregnum 2751-2941.

House Orveis under Antoninus II rises from the ashes.

Antoninus II

2941 - 2991

Succeeded by Severus II.

Severus II

2991 - 3044

Succeeded by Pelagius VI.

Pelagius VI

3044 - 3089

Succeeded by Lucan III.

Lucan III

3089 - 3112

Succeeded by Caelus V.

Caelus V

3112 - 3136

Succeeded by Lucan IV & Hypatia II.

Lucan IV & Hypatia II

3136 - 3148

These monarchs are currently reigning.

Present day is 5E 207 or 3148 IF. (Imperial Foundation)

Present Day

3148

This is the Present Day (on the Old Imperial Calendar) whereas it is known as 5E 207 (207th Year of the 5th Era) on the New Imperial Calendar.

Dynasties

House Marrellius

17 BCE - 332 AD

The Reign of House Marrellius.

From Alkanius I to Aristarchus I.

House Asina

332 - 474

Reign of House Asina.

From Cassander I to Calixtus I.

House Servanus

474 - 648

Reign of House Servanus.

From Marcianus I to Alkanius IV.

House Falco

648 - 781

Reign of House Falco.

From Uriel III to Tius III.

House Canio

781 - 912

Reign of House Canio.

From Decius II to Gaius I.

House Numer

912 - 1087

Reign of House Numer.

From Aveline I to Praxis VII.

First Interregnum

1087 - 1106

First Interregnum.

No Dynasty ruled during this period of chaos.

House Aventine

1106 - 1313

The Reign of House Aventine.

From Xenophon I to Marcus II.

House Whitefyre

1313 - 1363

The Reign of House Whitefyre.

From Decius III to Caedmon I.

House Acenath

1363 - 1678

Reign of House Acenath.

From Zenobia I to Praxis VIII.

House Lyrias

1678 - 1812

Reign of House Lyrias.

From Lucan II to Athar I.

House Caelia

1812 - 1960

Reign of House Caelia.

From Uriel VII to Pelagia I.

House Vyndar

1960 - 1981

Reign of House Vyndar.

From Pelagius IV to Alkanius VII.

Second Interregnum

1981 - 2092

Second Interregnum.

No Dynasty ruled during this period of chaos.

House Serras

2092 - 2408

The Reign of House Serras.

From Aveline II to Calixtus II.

House Adare

2408 - 2751

Reign of House Adare (also spelled A'dare)

From Tarah I to Gamen I.

Third Interregnum

2751 - 2941

Third Interregnum.

No Dynasty ruled during this period of chaos.

House Orveis

2941 - 3148

Reign of House Orveis.

From Antoninus II to Lucan IV & Hyptia II. However 3148 is the current date (5E 207) and Lucan IV and Hypatia II are currently reigning.

Present Day

3148

This is the Present Day (on the Old Imperial Calendar) whereas it is known as 5E 207 (207th Year of the 5th Era) on the New Imperial Calendar.

Major Events

Wars, Revolutions, Political Shakeups, Assassinations, Emergence of Cults. Etc...

Unification War

17 BCE - 1 AD

During the Unification War, King Alkanius of Altera led a valiant effort against the Twin Kingdoms of Garium and Calix to unite the three and after seventeen years of war he was able to do so. Thus forming the Imperium of Valkyria with its capital at Altera.

Foundation of the Imperium

1 AD

King Alkanius VI of House Marrellian from the Kingdom of Altera reforms his Kingdom and the neighboring Kingdoms of Garium adn Calix into the Imperium of Valkyria centered at Altera. He then takes the title Holy Emperor and the name Alkanius I (The First).

Atrian Cult Wars

157 AD - 161 AD

Wars of the Aetrian Cults.

This is a series of two wars in which widespread rebellions against the Imperium from within and from external forces led by the Cult of Atria led to the death of two Emperors and the ascension of a third who supported them.

Present Day

3148

This is the Present Day (on the Old Imperial Calendar) whereas it is known as 5E 207 (207th Year of the 5th Era) on the New Imperial Calendar.

Number of Rulers

Just the Number of Ruler in One Era.

22 (Twenty-Two)

1 AD - 648 AD

22 (Twenty-Two) Imperial Rulers throughout the First Era (The Era of Expansion).

Houses Marrellius, Asina and Servanus

From Alkanius I to Alkanius IV.

54 (Fifty-Four)

648 - 1960

54 Imperial Rulers (57 if you include the pairs) throughout the Second Era (Era of the Golden Age).

Houses Falco, Canio, Numer, Aventine, Whitefyre, Acenath, Lyrias and Caelia.

From Uriel III to Pelagia I.

26 (Twenty-Six)

1960 - 2751

26 Imperial Rulers throughout the Third Era (Race Wars).

Houses Vyndar, Serras, and Adare.

From Pelagius IV to Gamen I.

7 (Seven)

2941 - 3148

7 Imperial Rulers (8 if you include the pairs) throughout the Fifth Era (Imperial Reformation)

Houses Orveis.

From Antoninus II to Lucan IV & Hypatia II.

Other Calendar Dates

This is to show important date transitions from other Calendars, like the Ryune and Korrsani Calendars.

Gezen

1489 BCE

This is the Korrsani date of when their Wandering Years begins. This is prior to the Imperial Eras and happens during the Era of Strife. The Imperium holds little record of this time and even then the record is purely from oral sources.

Taciri

381 AD

This is the Beginning of the Korrsani Taciri Era. (Slaver Years) this is when the last of the Korrsani Kingdoms fell to the might of the Imperium and their people were used as slaves officially losing their status as Sentient Beings.

Atli

2251

This is the date that the Korrsani achieved independence from the last of their oppressors becoming a independent people again and this culminated in the formation of several Korrsani Kingdoms throughout the south.