(Years are not meant to be exact, and the timeline may not be entirely reliable. Few people in Rhas Cayerne know Realm Years, and the system is not used in Rhas Cayerne. The timeline is mostly meant as an easier way to keep history straight for players.)
Green entries indicate an event relating personally to one of the Solar Exalted. Purple entries indicate an event within House Karazou.
???: The First Heroes settle Rhas Cayerne
RY -700?: The light of the First Heroes is extinguished. The world begins an era of decline.
RY -50: Rhas Cayerne has by now degenerated into a chaotic tribal society of constantly warring clans. This is the only world the Knights in the Mountain have known.
RY -5: The Great Contagion and the Fair Folk Invasion claims nearly every life on Rhas Cayerne. Brigid casts her spell on the Knights in the Mountain, putting them to sleep for nearly eight centuries.
RY 0: The Scarlet Empress ascends the throne and creates the Realm.
RY ~100: Rhas Cayerne begins to be repopulated after its destruction in the Great Contagion. The progenitors of the Rhashaan and Cayerne peoples resettle the island. The Sendayi emerge from seclusion in the forests of Cerewyth.
RY 410: The Century of War begins, as the growing populations of the three peoples pit them against each other. Though the Queen will mend their relations, ethnic tensions between Rhashaan, Cayerne and Sendayi persist to this day.
RY 519: Queen Liloka arrives in Rhas Cayerne and begins her great campaign of unification. Over the course of decades, she slowly unites the islands under a single banner, weaving oaths to create a stable system of feudalism.
RY 570: Cinulu becomes the official Capital of Rhas Cayerne, and the Council of Jarls is instituted, managing most of the day-to-day business.
RY 639: Queen Liloka departs Rhas Cayerne, leaving the islands in the care of the Sovereign Prince. The same year, the Realm formally declares Rhas Cayerne a satrapy and installs the 23rd Legion in Cinulu. The satraps are content to leave most governing to the Council of Jarls and the Sovereign Prince, and the Realm generally rules with a light hand.
RY 679: Karazou Hanseath Arjuna is born in the South.
RY 688: Crioch Rhas Dunn is born on Dol Mynan. At this time, the Realm has almost no presence on the island, staying chiefly in Rhas Cayerne’s cities.
RY 690-700: Somewhere around the beginning of the eighth century, the Greatest Generation are born. As they come of age, Rhas Cayerne prospers from their trading, raiding and adventuring.
RY 706: Karazou Taro Hanseath unexpectedly dies at sea, leaving the Karazou Trade Empire in the hands of his son Arjuna. Arjuna’s focus on bolstering trade in the West ushers in an era of expansion for the Karazou Family.
RY 709: Karazou Arjuna Edric is born in the North.
RY 728: Crioch’s sons are devoured by Nidmaw the Whalebird. The beast begins to withdraw from Rhas Cayerne’s shores, being seen more and more seldom after this point.
RY 734: Fengbao Yang is born on Tongma, off the coast of the Blessed Isle.
RY 738: Uthyr Oathbinder is born in an unknown location on Dol Mynan. The same year, Crioch Rhas Dunn gives up after ten years of trying to rally his friends and neighbors, and retires to the quiet life of a fisherman.
RY 750: Jadvyga Trinh is born aboard the Denzik City-Ship.
RY 750: Yang is adopted from the Fengbao family to ascend to the position of Heir to the Karazou.
RY 754: At the auspicious age of 75, Karazou Hanseath Arjuna retires, leaving the Karazou Empire in the hands of his son Edric.
RY 763: The Scarlet Empress disappears, though her disappearance is kept secret for years, and is still merely a whispered rumor in Rhas Cayerne, heard by few.
RY 764: Karazou Edric Yang draws his Second Breath as a Solar Exalt. Later that year, he embarks on a journey to learn what he has become, and is shipwrecked.
RY 767: Boudicca Rhas Cynefin slays Peleps Kalok Raynn, starting the Civil War. The same year, Boudicca slays the Sovereign Prince Maeraigh, thereby throwing the Council of Jarls into chaos.
RY 767: Uthyr Oathbinder and Jadvyga Trinh both draw their Second Breath as Exalted, Uthyr upon venturing into the West, Jadvyga at some unknown point at sea. Later the same year, Jadvyga is discovered by Yang.
RY 768: Crioch’s Exaltation. Present year.