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 First Century
- 1E 1 — The Camoran Dynasty is founded by King Eplear.
- Camoran Dynasty of Valenwood is founded by King Eplear.
- The Wild Elves (Ayleids) of White Gold Tower in the Cyrodiil heartland use this newly formed kingdom as the buffer from the influence of the Alinor (Summerset Isle) kingdom. Following this event the White Gold Tower becomes an independent city-state.
 Second Century
- 1E 113 — Birth of Harald.
- When Harald's army breaches the stronghold, most of the cultists commit suicide by poisoning the stronghold's water supply (which also ends up killing much of the attacking force).
 Third Century
- 1E 221 — King Harald dies.
- 1E 222 — King Hjalmer dies.
- King Hjalmer dies and the second son of King Harald, Vrage the Gifted, takes the throne.[nb 2]
- Alessia, also known as the Slave Queen, rebelled with her followers against the rule of White Gold Tower. The rebellion coincided with a period of civil war amongst the Ayleids which led to some rebel Ayleid lords joining forces with Alessia. With the help of these Ayleid lords as well as forces from Skyrim, the 'Alessian Army' eventually conquers the Cyrodilic Heartland.
- 1E 243 — Taking of the White-Gold Tower.
- The White Gold Tower finally falls, marking the end of the Ayleid Hegemonies, and Alessia founds a new empire. The remaining Ayleids that opposed Alessia seek refuge with Valenwood's Camoran Dynasty, while the rebel Ayleid lords who sided with Alessia continue to rule parts of Cyrodiil as vassals of Alessia, who is crowned Empress. Some famous human heroes are Morihaus, who leads the attack of White Gold Tower, and Pelinal Whitestrake, who single-handedly defeats many of the Ayleid kings as well as killing the demigod Umaril the Unfeathered. 
- From 1E 243 to 498, the new kingdom of humans, under the rule of Empress Alessia and her descendants, prospers and rules the nearest kingdoms of Colovia. They build a strong national identity as they gradually become the most populous culture of Tamriel. Later, the Empress Alessia creates the new religion of the Eight Divines, fusing the pantheons of the Nords and Cyrodiilic tribes, who followed Altmeri deities. Also in this period the first Elder Council is formed, along with the first Imperial College of Battlemages.
- 1E 246 — Daggerfall City is founded.
- The north half of the Iliac Bay, including the current province of High Rock, was conquered by invading Nords, who brought a rough sort of civilization with them. One of the first civilized acts the Nords performed was a census - the Book of Life. Listed on page 933 of the book is this entry: "North of the Highest bluffs, south of the moors, west of the hills, and east of the sea is called DAGGERFALL. 110 men, 93 women, 13 children under 8 years of age, 58 cows, 7 bulls, 63 chickens, 11 cocks, 38 hogs live here." The last census, in the year 3E 401, lists the population at over 110,000.
- 1E 266 — Empress Alessia dies.
- Akatosh (or Shezarr in the form of Pelinal) arrives at the White Gold Tower in the Imperial City and transforms the dying Alessia into the first of the Cyrodilic saints. Thus, Empress Alessia becomes the first gem in the Cyrodilic Amulet of Kings. This is the beginning of the Covenant between the Imperials and Akatosh, which helps to protect Nirn from Oblivion. The Elder Council elects Belharza the Man-Bull as the second Emperor of Cyrodiil.
 Fourth Century
- 1E 340 — Valenwood forms a trade treaty with the Alessian Empire.
- 1E 355 — The rise of Clan Direnni
- Clan Direnni, the only known High Elven ruling family remaining in human lands, claims power in High Rock through political maneuvering and questionable machinations.
- 1E 358 — Cyrodiil attacks Direnni
- The joined armies of Cyrodillic Emperor Ami-El and the Skyrim Empire attack Clan Direnni in the Western Reach of High Rock.
- 1E 361 — The Alessian Doctrines are enforced.
- The Alessian Order becomes the dominant political factor in the Empire and Alessian Doctrines are enforced throughout the Cyrodilic Heartland and northern Tamriel. The doctrines impose the very strict religious teachings of the prophet Marukh, who, after reportedly receiving visions from the ghost of the Slave Queen Alessia, begins to question Elven rule, calling for a suppression of Elven elements within the pantheon of the Eight Divines. The Order enforces strict codes of behavior which preclude most forms of entertainment. The remaining Ayleid lordships, once tolerated by the Alessian Empire, are abolished by the Alessians.
- 1E 369 — King Borgas dies.
- King Borgas of Winterhold is killed during the Wild Hunt, beginning Skyrim's War of Succession across the Nordic Empire. The conflict leads to instability across the Empire, leading to its decline after the loss of most of its external holdings, most notably the province of Morrowind and the Western Reach of High Rock. The war ends in 1E 420 with the Pact of Chieftains.
- 1E 376 — The traditional emperors are overthrown.
- The traditional tenets of Imperial rule are overthrown in Yokuda, and although each successive emperor remains a figurehead for the empire, his powers are very much reduced. The Redguard people see 300 years of almost continuous civil war between provincial lords, warrior monks, and brigands, all fighting each other for land and power before the appearance of the hero Hunding.[nb 3]
 Fifth Century
- The Indoril Nerevar and Dumac Dwarfking unite the Chimer and Dwemer of Morrowind against the occupying forces of Skyrim, finally pushing the Nords out in 1E 416.
- The Dwemer clan Rourken rebel against this alliance and self-exile themselves, and according to legend "the Rourken chieftain threw his mighty hammer, Volendrung, across Tamriel, promising to lead his clansmer to 'wherever it should fall.'" The land where they would arrive was thus called Volenfell.
- 1E 416 — The Nords are driven out of Morrowind.
- Nords are driven out of Morrowind by the united Chimer and Dwemer. Resdayn is founded as a result. Nerevar and Dumac unanimously are elected as Leaders of the first Council of Resdayn, and it flourishes under their leadership. Peace among the Chimer and the Dwemer brings an unprecedented prosperity and flowering of both cultures.
- Jurgen Windcaller goes on his "Seven-Year Meditation", culminating in the formation of the Greybeards.
- 1E 420 — The Skyrim War of Succession ends.
- The Skyrim War of Succession ends with the Pact of Chieftans. The war resulted in Skyrim losing control of the High Rock, Morrowind, and Cyrodiil regions, never to again regain them.
- Olaf One-Eye is crowned High King of Skyrim.
- 1E 420 — Clan Rourken settles in Volenfell.
- 1E 452 — Olaf One-Eye dies.
- 1E 461 — Coronation of Emperor Gorieus.
- 1E 470 — Approximate date of the discovery of the Flask of Lillandril.
- A group of elves living in the port city of Lillandril discover a magical flask with the ability to absorb all magic cast at it.
- 1E 477 — Direnni conquers High Rock.
- Clan Direnni conquers High Rock and large parts of Skyrim and Hammerfell.
- 1E 479 — Alessian Reform is outlawed in High Rock.
- Ryain Direnni outlaws the Alessian Reform and puts its major advocates to death. Direnni forces begin to harass the Colovian West, pushing for the Heartland.
- 1E 480 — Ysmir Wulfharth is crowned High King of Skyrim.
- 1E 482 — The Battle of Glenumbria Moors
- The battle between the Alessian Order and the Direnni Elves of High Rock, under the command of Aiden Direnni. The Order was soundly defeated by the Elves at the cost of much of the Elven power in High Rock. The Elves were finally defeated by the Alessian Empire in 1E 498.
- 1E 498 — Elven power in High Rock is defeated.
- The Elves of High Rock, after losing much power in the Battle of Glenumbria Moors against the Alessian Order, finally were driven from High Rock almost 20 years later in 1E 498, ending the so-called Late Ayleid Period. The province of Skyrim, under King Wulfharth, submits to a fiery reinstatement of the traditional Nordic pantheon. Alessian temples are destroyed, and remnants of its priesthood seek refuge in the Heartland.
 Sixth Century
 Seventh Century
- King Thagore of Daggerfall defeats the army of Glenpoint becoming the preeminent economic, cultural, and military force in southern High Rock. A position the kingdom has precariously kept ever since.
- 1E 609 — Mansel Sesnit becomes Elden Yokeda.
- Mansel Sesnit came to the fore and became the Elden Yokeda, or military dictator of Redguard, and for eight years succeeded in gaining control of almost the whole empire.
- 1E 617 — Mansel Sesnit is assassinated.
- Sesnit, the military dictator of Yokuda, was assassinated and a commoner, Randic Torn, took over the government of Redguard.
- 1E 660 — Battle of Dragon Wall
- Mauloch, Orcish god of the Velothi Mountains, was defeated at the Battle of Dragon Wall and fled east.
- 1E 668 — The War of the First Council; Vvardenfell erupts.
- The first eruption of Morrowind's gigantic volcano, since known as Red Mountain. Ash spewed into the sky hides the sun for a year. 
 Eighth Century
- 1E 700 — Battle of Red Mountain
- This famous battle between the Chimeri and the Dwemeri, led by Nerevar and Dumac Dwarfking, concludes the War of the First Council. Both Nerevar and Dumac perish. These events paved the way for the formation of "modern" Morrowind.
- 1E 700 — Dwarves disappear.
- The entire Dwarven nation across Tamriel mysteriously disappears. Although many theories to their disappearance have been put forward, there exists no solid evidence where or why they left.
- Hunding's father died when Hunding was 14 in one of many insurrections, and Hunding was left to support his mother and four brothers.
- 1E 737 — Randic Torn dies.
- Torn, the emperor of Yokuda, dies after 120 years of rule.
- 1E 760 — Divad Hunding is born.
- Divad was the only son of Frandar Hunding, and was born late in Hunding's life.
- 1E 776 — Divad Hunding becomes an Acrobat.
- Divad Hunding, frustrated by his fathers absence, quits his training at the Hall of the Virtues of War and becomes a circus acrobat (later to become a notable bard).
- 1E 780 — Hunding writes the Books of Circles
- Frandar Hunding, thinking himself invincible, becomes a hermit retiring to a cave in the mountains of high desert to write his philosophy of the Way of the Sword in the Book of Circles.
 Ninth Century
- 1E 800 — Earliest date of Wayrest City
- It is difficult for historians to declare a certain date for the foundation of Wayrest. A settlement of some variety had been existent where the Bjoulsae River feeds the Iliac Bay, possibly since the 800th year of the First Era. The traders and fishermen of Wayrest were surrounded by hostile parties: the Orc capital of Orsinium had grown like a poison weed to the north, and the Akaviri pirates and raiders crowded the islands to the west. There is no mystery to Wayrest's name. After the fighting most travelers had to endure passing through the eastern end of the Iliac Bay, the little fishing village on the Bjoulsae was a welcome rest.
- A warrior wave of Yokudans, the Ra Gada, drives the beastfolk and Nedic peoples from Volenfell. Over time, the name "Ra Gada" becomes corrupted into "Redguard", and the race claims Hammerfell as their homeland. The beastfolk refugees escape from Hammerfell and join the Orcs at Orsinium.
 Tenth Century
- 1E 946 — Creation of Shinji's Credo
- Gaiden Shinji is quoted saying his famous credo: "The best techniques are passed on by the survivors." 
- 1E 948 — Earliest written reference to Wayrest.
- In the Annals of Daggerfall, King Joile's letter to Gaiden Shinji of the Order of Diagna contains the following reference: "The Orcs have been much plaguing the Wayresters and impeding traffic to the heart of the land." The date given for the letter was 1E 948.
- 1E 950 — Assault on Orsinium begins.
- The annihilation of the Orcish capital Orsinium was begun by the joint effort of Daggerfall, the new kingdom of Sentinel, and the now extinct Order of Diagna. It took constant effort over 30 years to finally drive out the Orcs.
- 1E 973 — The Memory Stone of Makela Leki is found.
- The memory stone of Makela Leki was found in the Bankorai pass. Its contents have been written in the book From The Memory Stone of Makela Leki. Makela and her five companions died defending against an invasion led by King Joile of Daggerfall sponsored by the Crystal Tower of High Rock.
- 1E 980 — The Orcish capital of Orsinium is defeated.
- The annihilation of the orcish capital Orsinium by a joint effort of Daggerfall, the new kingdom of Sentinel, and the now extinct Order of the Diagna. The scattering of the Orcs from southeastern High Rock made the river route to the Bay more accessible. The tiny village of Wayrest grew like a flower that no longer feared the mow. Within time Wayrest profits equaled Daggerfall's and eventually Wayrest was acknowledged the master of Iliac Bay trade.
 Eleventh Century
- 1E 1029 — Herta expands Cyrodiil.
- Empress Herta of Cyrodiil strengthens the Colovian West and expands the borders of the Cyrodiilic Empire to High Rock. Relations with Skyrim improve a bit.
 Twelfth Century
- 1E 1100 — The kingdom of Wayrest is created.
- After the defeat of the Orcs at Orsinium in 1E 980 trade in Wayrest grew rapidly and the region was granted the right to be called a kingdom.
 Thirteenth Century
- 1E 1200 - 2208 — The Dragon Break
- Scholar-priests of the Alessian Order, the Marukhati Selective, attempt to tamper with the identity of Akatosh, disrupting time itself. The actual events surrounding the Dragon Break and the millennium of missing history after it are disputed.
 Fourteenth Century
- 1E 1301 — Sack of Skywatch
- The Sload of Thras attack the city of Skywatch.
 Fifteenth Century
- 1E 1427 — Battle of Duncreigh Bridge
- The battle between Anticlere and the neighbouring hamlet of Sensford. It is celebrated each year by Anticlere by a march down Sensford's main street, usually resulting in many injuries and sometimes brief wars by the towns knightly orders. The battle ultimately achieved nothing as both sides continue to boast of their own antique lineage.
 Twenty-Third Century
- 1E 2260 — Thrassian Plague
- A brutal plague which devastated more than half of Tamriel's population, especially near the western coast nearest to Thras. The plague was released by the Sload of the coral kingdom of Thras which were later destroyed by the All Flags Navy.
 Twenty-Fourth Century
- 1E 2321 — War of Righteousness
 Twenty-Eighth Century
- 1E 2702 — Wayrest City moves to Gardners Estate.
- The entire population of the city was forced to move into the walled estate of the Gardners as protection against pirates, Akaviri raiders, and the Thrassian plague.
- 1E 2703 — Akaviri Trouble
- Tsaesci of Akavir invade Cyrodiil, spurring Reman to rally the Colovian West and Nibenean East. Cyrodiil is united for the first time in centuries. The unified army defeats the Akaviri at Pale Pass on the Cyrodiil-Skyrim border.
- 1E 2762 — Emperor Reman I dies.
- The throne apparently passes to Brazollus Dor.
- 1E 2790 — Tjurhane Fyrre is born.
- The great Ayleid (Wild Elf) sage Tjurhane Fyrre was born.
- 1E 2794 — Reman II is born.
- He takes the throne some years later.
 Twenty-Ninth Century
- 1E 2804 — The Winterhold Rebellion.
- A rebellion breaks out in Winterhold. The Dragonguard refuses orders to be sent to suppress the revolt, as it violates their Oath of Allegiance.
- 1E 2805 — Sky Haven Temple besieged.
- An Akaviri commander named Kalion, rejected from the Dragonguard, is sent to supress the Winterhold Rebellion. The locals soon besiege the Dragonguard's temple in the Reach, as they do not distinguish between Akaviri. The siege is lifted one year later.
- 1E 2812 — Reman II takes the throne.
- He began the war of conquest against Morrowind.
- 1E 2812 — Construction of Alduin's Wall begins.
- The Dragonguard begin construction of an elaborate sculpture called "Alduin's Wall" at Sky Haven Temple.
- 1E 2813 — Cyrodiilic becomes the Official Language.
- Cyrodiilic becomes the language of all legal documents, replacing High Elven. Cyrodiilic is the ancestor of modern Tamrielic language.
- 1E 2818 — Construction of Alduin's Wall is completed.
- Emperor Reman II himself arrives at Sky Haven Temple to officially dedicate the Wall.
- 1E 2837 — The province of Black Marsh is created.
- The Second Empire succeeds in seizing a large part of the swamplands of Argonia to create the province of Black Marsh. Its provincial status was revoked after the dissolution of the Second Empire.
- 1E 2840 — Reman II declares war on Morrowind.
- Morrowind was the only part of Tamriel not to be part of the empire. The war would drag on for 80 years.
- 1E 2851 — Reman II dies.
- According to the inscription on his tomb in Sancre Tor, he died "in battle against the Dark Elves".
- 1E 2877 — Reman III succeeds to the throne.
- Presumably another emperor ruled after the death of Reman II, but no information regarding this person exists.
 Thirtieth Century
- 1E 2911 — The beginning of the War of the Uvichil.
- 1E 2917 — The end of the War of the Uvichil.
- 1E 2920 — Gilverdale is destroyed by Molag Bal.
- After hearing the melancholy tale behind Lover's Day told by a bard from Gilverdale, the already insane King Dro'Zel of Anequina summoned the Daedra Lord Molag Bal to destroy the bard's hometown.
- 1E 2920 — The last year of the First Era.
- Emperor Reman Cyrodiil III  and his son and heir Juilek Cyrodiil  are both assassinated by the Morag Tong, following a breach of truce by sacking the fortress of Black Gate. Akaviri Potentate Versidue-Shaie takes over the throne, and declares the start of the Second Era.
- Mehrunes Dagon destroys Mournhold. Almalexia and Sotha Sil are too late to prevent its destruction, but manage to banish Mehrunes Dagon back to Oblivion.
- ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Wilds Remain: Valenwood — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- ^ Before the Ages of Man — Aicantar of Shimerene
- ^ a b c d Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: Other Lands — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- ^ a b c Frontier, Conquest, and Accommodation: A Social History of Cyrodiil — University of Gwylim Press, 3E 344
- ^ Skorm Snow-Strider's Journal — Skorm Snow-Strider
- ^ a b c d Tamriel Timelines, The Daggerfall Chronicles — Ronald Wartow
- ^ King Edward, Part X
- ^ a b Shezarr and the Divines — Faustillus Junius
- ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Seat of Sundered Kings: Cyrodiil — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- ^ a b c d e f The Last King of the Ayleids — Herminia Cinna
- ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: All the Eras of Man, A Comprehensive History of our History — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- ^ a b The Song of Pelinal
- ^ a b c A History of Daggerfall — Odiva Gallwood
- ^ a b c The Chronicles of the Holy Brothers of Marukh, Volume IV-Or, The Cleansing of the Fane
- ^ Trials of St. Alessia
- ^ Amulet of Kings — Wenegrus Monhana
- ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Cyrodiil — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- ^ a b c Rislav the Righteous — Sinjin
- ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Skyrim — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- ^ a b c d e f g Redguards, Their History and Their Heroes — Destri Melarg
- ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Hammerfell — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: Morrowind — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- ^ The Etched Tablets of High Hrothgar.
- ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: All the Eras of Man, A Comprehensive History of our History — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- ^ The Five Songs of King Wulfharth
- ^ a b c A stone etching in Windhelm placing the date of Ysmir Wulfharth's death in 1E 533.
- ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Ra Gada: Hammerfell — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- ^ Elven Artifacts
- ^ a b A stone etching in Windhelm.
- ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: High Rock — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- ^ The Five Songs of King Wulfharth
- ^ Varieties of Faith in the Empire — Brother Mikhael Karkuxor
- ^ The Nirnoot Missive-Revised Edition — Sinderion
- ^ The Battle of Red Mountain, and the Rise and Fall of the Tribunal — Vivec
- ^ Nerevar at Red Mountain — Tribunal Temple
- ^ Dwemer Inquiries Vol I Their Architecture and Civilization — Thelwe Ghelein, Scholar
- ^ a b Divad the Singer — Destri Melarg
- ^ a b c d e Wayrest, Jewel of the Bay — Sathyr Longleat
- ^ A cistern in the Imperial City Arena.
- ^ a b The War of Betony — Vulper Newgate
- ^ a b Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: Orsinium — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- ^ From The Memory Stone of Makela Leki — Makela Leki
- ^ Where Were You When the Dragon Broke? — Various
- ^ The Dragon Break Re-Examined — Fal Droon
- ^ a b c Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: The Blessed Isle: Alinor and the Summersets — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- ^ The Legendary City of Sancre Tor — Matera Chapel
- ^ a b c d e f Reman Dynasty, UESP
- ^ The Wild Elves — Kier-Jo Chorvak
- ^ a b c d Annals of the Dragonguard — Brother Annulus
- ^ Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Wild Regions — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- ^ Book Two of 2920, The Last Year of the First Era-Sun's Dawn — Carlovac Townway
- ^ Book Twelve of 2920, The Last Year of the First Era-Evening Star — Carlovac Townway
- ^ Book Eight of 2920, The Last Year of the First Era-Last Seed — Carlovac Townway
- ^ Book Eleven of 2920, The Last Year of the First Era-Sun's Dusk — Carlovac Townway
- ^ Absent serious scholarly mistakes, it is likely that Harald's "reign" began soon after his birth. The book Frontier, Conquest accredits the years 1E 113 to 221 to him (108 years), and both the Daggerfall Chronicles and 1st Edition Pocket Guide state that he died in at the age of 108, meaning that 1E 113 must have been the year of his birth. The 3rd Edition Pocket Guide also states "In the 113th year of the First Era, the entirety of modern Skyrim was under the reign of King Harald", suggesting his birth and reign coincided. However, a stone etching in Windhelm suggests that he began his rule in 1E 143.
- ^ The Daggerfall Chronicles call Vrage the youngest son of Hjalmer. In the light of the clear statement in King Edward, Part X, it seems this is a mistake and both were sons of Harald.
- ^ Yokudan dates are usually given in books in "the old way of reckoning". Using information from Destri Melarg's book Divad the Singer, however, any Yokudan date can be translated to its Tamrielic equivalent by subtracting 1636. It should be noted that these dates may not be completely accurate, since Melarg isn't exact in his statement.