Of the time before 1200 BOV, little is known. Lanjyr. Stone ruins of a people known as the Ancients have been discovered. Apart the stone ruins, the Ancients left behind an array of weapons and artifacts crafted of gold, which usually have magic properties. Strangely, these golden artifacts are the only evidence of metalworking among the Ancients that has been discovered.
~1200 BOV (Before Our Victory): King Kelland defeats the fey titans and founds Risur, the first mortal nation on the continent of Lanjyr. In the following centuries, other nations rise up throughout Lanjyr.
~50 BOV: The First Victory, a holy war between humans and eladrin, ends with the eladrin losing much territory.
1 AOV (After Our Victory): The Second Victory begins as an eladrin effort to reclaim lost lands, but ends in their decisive defeat when the eladrin goddess Srasama manifests physically, and is slain. Danor collapses into chaos as the nation becomes a dead magic zone. The seat of the Clergy moves to Crisillyir, which begins to colonize the devastated lands of Elfaivar. Dwarves seize control of their own nation in Drakr.
460 AOV: King Aodhan is crowned in Risur. He encourages his people to pursue industry so they can fight back against Danor. Meanwhile in Ber, Bruse Le Roye unites tribes of monstrous races into a new nation.
493 AOV: The Fourth Yerasol War ends, with Risur having lost many islands.
500 AOV, Spring: Duchess Ethelyn attempts to assassinate her brother, King Aodhan, and sabotage the launch of the RNS Coaltongue, Risur’s first fully steam-powered warship. She is thwarted by the B-Team through a combination of skill and good fortunate, but manages to escape justice.
Shortly thereafter, the B-Team played an instrumental role in retaking the island (using Risuri forces to turn the island back over to Danor, thus averting a war). Duchess Ethelyn was executed by an agent of the Unseen Court, Asrabey Varal.
The betrothal of Lya Jierre to King Aodhan is announced shortly thereafter, as is a planned peace conference that is to take in Spring 501.
500 AOV, Summer: The death of the fey saboteur Nilasa Hume at the Danoran Consulate in Flint triggers an investigation that ultimately reveals that Reed Macbannin, mayor of the Nettles district, was embroiled in a conspiracy which involved murder, kidnapping and extortion of factory owners to support some sort of large industrial project, and also involved the use of a potent soul-capturing substance known as gloom oil or witchoil. Some low-ranking members of the conspiracy claimed that they believed they were working on some sort of secret weapons program for the Risuri crown, but all Risuri officials have categorically denied this allegation.
When the RHC confronted Macbannin, a mishap in the witchoil production facility beneath his mansion resulted in the leakage of large quantities of the substance into the Nettles, causing significant damage. However, days earlier, Nevard Sechim had announced a prophecy warning of such a catastrophe which was heeded by many, and the swift action of the RHC combined with the cooperation of Macbannin prevented the event from becoming a true catastrophe. Macbannin committed suicide in his cell shortly just before the day of his trial.