The Storm Age (7:00–7:99) is the seventh named Age in the history of Thedas.

Divine Hortensia III names the next age Storm, foreseeing a growing storm of violence across Thedas.[1]

Chronology Edit

Arland is considered by many to be a tyrant. Banns approach Sophia, asking her to intercede. She accepts and attempts a coup against her cousin using the Grey Wardens. After the bloody Battle of Soldier's Peak, Arland declares himself victorious with Sophia killed. The Grey Wardens are expelled from Ferelden and Soldier's Peak is abandoned.[2]
  • 7:23 Storm: the Qunari are pushed back to Seheron and Rivain, but they are well entrenched.
The Battle of the Nocen Sea is the largest naval engagement in history and results in a stalemate and the destruction of many of the ships on both sides.
With both sides exhausted, an impasse begins.
During the Exalted Marches, Orlais manages to steal Tome of Koslun from the Qunari.
  • 7:28 Storm: A dragon cult following the rampage of the High Dragon Urzara devastates the northern Free Marches until the dragon is slain by a group of militia men.
  • 7:34 Storm: Archon Nomaran is elected directly from the ranks of the enchanters. He overturns the old rules forbidding mages from taking part in Tevinter politics.[4]
  • 7:52 Storm: The second New Exalted March ends in a disaster, as the Qunari capture much of Antiva.[3]
  • 7:54 Storm: The Qunari land in Estwatch and use it as a launching point for fleets of dreadnoughts.[6]
  • 7:55 Storm: Raiders from Llomerryn united under the banner of the Felicisima Armada. Together, their pirate fleets help turn the tide against the Qunari at sea.[6]
A third and final Exalted March on the Qunari is called.[7]
  • 7:56 Storm: The Qunari, although on the retreat, manage to gain a foothold in the Free Marches by landing near Ostwick and launching assaults against Starkhaven and Kirkwall. Starkhaven prevails, but Kirkwall falls to the sorceries of the Saarebas in a daring night-time raid and is occupied until the end of the Third New Exalted March.[7]
  • 7:75 Storm: Battle of Afsaana between Orlesian and Qunari forces.[9]
  • 7:78 Storm: The Felicisima Armada takes Estwatch following a massive naval battle with the Qunari.[10]
  • 7:82 Storm: The Pentaghast family takes over Nevarra from the rival Van Markham family. In order to secure their border with Orlais, they approach Etienne Valmont I with an offer of marriage. The emperor leaves his current wife of 17 years as she hasn't produced him an heir, and marries Princess Sotiria Pentaghast. However, the Nevarran bride also fails to produce him an heir, and he forces her to join a chantry. Nevarra sends soldiers into Orlais, but only to retrieve the princess; they do not start a war with the empire. The princess marries another Orlesian by the name of Gustav LaFleur, and adopts his son, and names him Aurelian Petaghast.
  • 7:84 Storm: By the end of the Third New Exalted March, the Qunari have only one stronghold left on the continent: the city of Kont-aar.[10]
By then, rebuilding all the destruction caused was considered more important than trying to dislodge the Qunari from Kont-aar once again. A meeting between envoys of all the human lands (except for Tevinter) and the Qunari at Llomerryn results in the signing of the Llomerryn Accord and peace being declared.[11]
Peace is not established between Tevinter Imperium and the Qunari. Though skirmishes are few while the Qunari pull back to Par Vollen and rebuild.
  • 7:88 Storm: The Chantry names Calenhad Theirin one of the Anointed as he was responsible for the spread of the religion in the entire kingdom.[12]
  • 7:99 Storm: The end of war with the Qunari and the birth of twin boys to Emperor Etienne I of Orlais usher in the Blessed Age.[13]

Notes Edit

  • According to Levi Dryden, after Arland's death, Ferelden endured a civil war which lasted for ten years, but the exact date of that event is unknown.

References Edit

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