The Dawn Age was a time of mortals rising up to dominate the world, after the gods have retreated to their astral dominions. The chronology of events during this time is extremely shaky. Without inter-event references, it is difficult to determine whether an event occurred before or after another event.

Demons Edit

Some demons fled the Abyss and came to the natural world. (MM, p.216)

Devils Edit

  • killed his divine patron, the creator god of the humans, possibly after having conspired with Zehir. (Some sources claimed Zehir was the one who did the foul deed.) With the creator of the humans dead, Zehir claimed humans as his own (since the dead deity cannot deny permission). The other gods defeated Zehir and freed the humans from his control. (PHB, p.47; R&C, p.22)
  • , an angel, began defending his divine patron, but eventually turned traitor and joined Asmodeus, to eventually become his chief inquisitor. (DR373, p.37)
  • . The other gods cursed Asmodeus and his followers with monstrous forms and imprisoned them in the murdered god’s dominion. Asmodeus seized divinity and created a rigid hierarchy of power. Having devised a way to subvert and harvest mortal souls, the devils also require infernal pacts to breach the bindings of Hell. (DMG, p.162; PHB, p.47; MM, p.60; W&M, pp.76-77)
  • , possibly the last servitor of the deceased human creator, penned a massive tome called The Codex of Betrayal. From the choice of words used in this text, some suggest that the god may have been one of knowledge or good. (DR365, p.36)
  • , the Lord of the Fifth, was deposed by Asmodeus, who elevated Levistus in his place. (W&M, p.74; DR365, p.38)
  • , Asmodeus's daughter, was elevated as Lord of the Sixth shortly after Geryon's elevation without serious opposition after she slew the Hag Countess and usurped rulership of Malbolge. (W&M, p.74; DR365, p.38)
  • , Asmodeus' most trusted advisor, was sent to the Abyss to seize the evil seed within. But the evil of the Abyss corrupted Grazz't and made him a powerful demon lord. (DR368, p.99)
  • slew Asmodeus’ consort, Bensozia. Asmodeus imprisoned him in a massive iceberg in Stygia. (W&M, p.74)
  • , with s information, manipulated into rebelling against Asmodeus, alongside other archdukes. The rebellion failed and Moloch was exiled from Hell. (W&M, p.74; DR365, p.38)

Djinn Edit

Allied with the Primordials, the djinn were bound into mundane objects as punishment for warring against the gods. (SotEC, p.36) Those few djinn who were free lost much of their power. (SotEC, p.36)

Dragons Edit

Dragons turned on the Dawn Titans in the War of Fang and Talon. Many primordials who survived the divine war were destroyed, including the one whose ruined fortress now lies shattered across northern Gontal west of Lake Glaur. (DR375, p.78)

At Tiamat's instigation, the dragons fell upon one another in the War of Dragons, with chromatic and metallic battling for dominance. (DU173, p.80)

Dwarves Edit

Thewas given to the first dwarves by Moradin. (R&C, p.28; DMG, p.165)

When dwarves were placed in the natural world, they immediately developed ale. (DR369, p.17.)

Overlook and Bordrin's Watch were raised to safeguard the liberatedat the end of the Age of Chains. The Mountainroot Temple was then built deep beneath the Stonehome Mountain (DU157, p.10; DU161, p.6)

Dwarves built great empires which later collapsed for unknown reasons. (R&C, p.28)

Gar Morra, the City in the Deep, was abandoned by the dwarves. (W&M, p.37)

Eladrin and Fey Edit

Eladrins founded several realms, including the Anauli Empire, the Realm of the Twin Queens, and the Empire of Cendriane. (W&M, p.22)

An archfey creates the Summer Court. One of the daughters of the Court, Sharaea, fell in love with a mortal, and, to escape an arranged marriage made a deal with the Raven Queen that she and her lover would be thrust into the future to a time when her intended would agree to release her from her promise of marriage. The betrayal turned the Archfey from the Summer Court into the Prince of Frost. (DR374, p.54)

Before Bael Turath became corrupted, the eladrins of Cendriane pushed back magical and planar boundaries, opening a gate in the heart of a lost mountain. Within days, every citizen vanished, leaving their crystal cities to slowly fall into ruin. (W&M, p.22)

An evil elf witch-queen was exiled by a hero who broke the magic tiara that allowed her to spy on her subjects as a golden eagle. She and her descendants became cursed with half-bird forms, becoming the first harpies. (MM, p.154)

Giants Edit

Following the Dawn War, some aquatic giant abandoned the Primordials and began to worship Sekolah, an Exarch of Melora. (SotEC, p.47) They built the artifact Wave to help spread her worship. (SotEC, p.47)

Gith Edit

The mind flayers came from the Far Realm and created an empire in the Underdark, using the gith and the duergar as slaves. (The theory that the mind flayers came from the future is a misinterpretation of the Sargonne Prophecies.) The gith revolted and became divided after winning their freedom. The githyanki fled to the Astral Sea, while the githzerai fled to the Elemental Chaos. The githyanki formed an alliance with red dragons. (SotEC, p.60; MM, pp.128-131, 188; TL, p.20; W&M, p.81; DR377, p.16; DR378, p.80)

When the gith were one people, they founded the city of Tu'narath in the Astral Sea within the floating corpse of a dead god. There, Gith declares an enternal crusade against the illithids. Those who desired a respite followed Zerthimon. A civil war followed, at the end of which Zerthimon led his people into the Elemental Chaos. To preserve her people, Gith made a pact with powerful devils and disppeared. (SotEC, p.61; DR377, pp.17-18)

Gnolls Edit

Gnolls once dwelled in a single location before spreading out across the world. (DR369, p.43)

Gods Edit

  • Bahamut hid his immortal essence in a platinum sword he secreted in the natural world. (DU173, p.33)
  • Bane, upset that the gods refused to follow him after the war, and angered by their decision to allow the Primordials to live on, began to plot his eventual dominion over the gods. He began by slaying the god (and his brother) Tuern. Erathis and Moradin united against him, and Bane backed down. (DR372, p.27)
  • Corellon shot out Gruumsh’s eye with an arrow. (MM, p.205)
  • invaded and bound his domain to Bane's. (DR372, p.27)
  • Khala, goddess of winter, tried to usurp more power, and was defeated by the Raven Queen and other gods. the Raven Queen took her dominion. (DU 171; p.84)
  • Lolth led her chosen against the other elves. In this conflict, the Raven Queen allied with Corellon. She may also have descended into the Abyss in search of power and became corrupted (perhaps driven mad) by the Heart of the Abyss. War raged in the Feywild, ending with the banishment of the drow and their goddess. Some elves departed for the natural world. Those who remained in the Feywild to rebuild the ruined kingdoms became known as eladrins, a Supernal name given to them by Corellon. After the conflict, the Raven Queen took the domain of fate from Llolth (DR361, “A Fractured Family”; PHB, p.41; MM, p.52; R&C, p.34; DU171, p.84) Some eladrin refused to participate in the war, fleeing to the natural World. Exiled there, they became known as Dusk Elves. (DR382, p.68)
  • Nerull chose a mortal queen who died of plague as his consort. She slew the god and usurped his throne. The other gods rose up to stop her, and she became the Raven Queen. Some of Nerull's priests founded the cult of the Seekers (DR171, pp.83, 88) The Raven Queen abandoned her dominion in the Astral Sea to inhabit a grim winter fortress in the Shadowfell. (W&M, pp.46, 69, 71)
  • Tiamat commenced a war against Bahamut. (DU173, p.33) Bahamut awoke his immortal sword in the form of a deva named Amyria. (DU173, p.33)

Grave-Minders Edit

This cult, originally, dedicated to watching the prisons of the Primordials, was supposedly founded within a few generations of the end of the Dawn War. (SotEC, p.40)

Hobgoblins Edit

The hobgoblin Senekos converted many goblinoids to the worship of Bane. Bane then subdued the goblin deity Maglubiyet, making him an exarch. (DR372, p.27)

Hobgoblins carved out an empire with goblins and bugbears as servants. They developed magical methods to breed beasts for various purposes. Goblins and bugbears may have been the results of magical breeding projects. The empire fell due to civil strife and possibly fey interferences. (MM, p.135)

Shadar-Kai Edit

When the world was young, a tribe of humans, called the Shadar-Kai, came to fear death and made a pact with the Raven Queen to be her servants in exchange for a shadowy form of agelessness. Since the shadow form isn’t true immortality, they used pain to prevent succumbing to the ennui of the Shadowfell. (W&M, p.53)

Sigil Edit

Since before the world's recorded history, the Xaositects were a philosophical faction in the great planar city of Sigil, dedicated to studying chaos to master it. (SotEC, p.42)

Yuan-Ti Edit

The proto-yuan-ti founded the empire of Zannad, mastering flesh-contorting magic to improve themselves into the modern yuan-ti. But the magic warped their minds as well, and their society slowly rotted from within. (W&M, p.22; MM, pp.269-271)

During the time of the serpent empire of Zannad, the progenitor race of serpentfolk that later devolved into the yuan-ti constructed a pyramidlike structure in homage to Zehir, which was called Sarpacala. (DR370, p.30)

Unknown Edit

Thousands of years ago, a vast and advanced civilization thrived, with a language and culture alien to the modern age. This civilization built anumber of great marble ziggurats used for religious worship, magical research, and burial. As is the way of empires, the civilization collapsed. (DU159, p.24)