While there are obviously many more events in the history of the world than
those listed below, these re some of the most world changing and well known
The Amatine War (1799-1680 BC):
Led by Amat, the gnomes and many other races fought against the orcs, who
had ruled the main continent for centuries. It was only by the inspiration
of Amat and his driving will that the war continued. The orcs defeated
every army but that of Amat. When the war ends, the orcs are left confined
to a small area and Amat’s gnomes have the only sizable army on the main
continent. The world has traded one empire for another.
Whenever the three races; the String Mountain Dwarves, the Gree, and the
Vishtoo, fight a war, it has come to be called a Tri-War. Although one of
the sides comes out of a war with an advantage, it is never complete. There
are five officially recorded wars, but hundreds of skirmishes and lesser
battles occur outside of these wars. The hatred between the nations’
leaders is such that they will not be satisfied until the others are wiped
out or completely subjugated. Only population and distance stop a Tri-War
from occurring every decade.
The Great Revolt (1202-1111 BC):
Much the same as Amat had done to the orcs,
the orcs return with the other races to revolt against the rule of Amat. He
had ruled for nearly half of a millennium. The war brings about a great
deal of exploration and discovery that had been held in check by Amat’s
rule. The revolt is bloodier than the Amatine War, as the gnomes have no
respect or honor in fighting for their control. Assassinations are
commonplace. When the revolt ends, the races and nations of the world drive
the orcs and gnomes into the northeastern corner of the main continent,
where they are forced to co-exist. The revolt is followed by decades of
peace, the likes of which Habololy had never known.
The Doggeden War (154-100 BC):
Upon returning from his first banishment, Amat brought a war against the
Counsil. The monsters he named Doggedens were created to fight the deities,
while the gnomes rose up to fight the mortals. The gnomes fought by
assassinating leaders, causing revolts, and creating chaos among the nations
allied against them. Although it lasted a mere fifty-four years, the
Doggeden War saw the destruction of more deities and land than any other
war. The Counsil defeated Amat, but could not destroy him. Amat was once
The Return of Amat (200-213 AC):
On his last return to Habololy, Amat attempted a different strategy. He
brought plague after horrific plague upon the world, hoping to break the
faith of the deitys’ followers. Over the course of these years, Amat
charmed millions, nearly put out the sun, and opened gates to many of the
lower planes. His final act was to bring the armies of another world to
Habololy to do battle. The deities, their champions, and the heroes of
Habololy were able to thwart all of his plots and eventually trap him inside
a new planet, which became Habololy’s moon.
The Borkonic Wars:
The great warlord Borkon the Rusted, founder of the nation of Borkondof, is
the namesake of these wars, and in fact fought in the first two. All of the
wars involved the nation of Borkondof fighting against its neighbor nations,
who were usually allied against them. The Orcish Empire, the Kingdom of
the Umanin Kingdom, the inhabitants
of the Great Halfling Forest, and the Kingdom of the
Jungle Elves were all involved in one or more of the Borkonic Wars. The
wars were always about land that Borkondof wanted, that belonged to another
nation. None of the wars has ended with a definitive winner, and hence they
continue to repeat themselves.
The Hunt (261-530 AC):
Started by King Gideon of Icefia, it gave a bounty of 100,000 crowns to
anyone that brought in the head of a dragon. Although tens of thousands of
hunters died trying to collect the reward, hundreds of dragons were also
slain. Their numbers dwindled to the point where they could no longer
control all of the islands in the ocean and were forced to scatter to
whatever land they could hide in around Habololy. The Hunt ended after 270
years when the Kingdom of Icefia
could no longer afford to pay the bounty.
The Wars of Indecency:
The Dedestroytian Empire had laws and traditions that called for women to
have a very specific roll in society. They had just as many rights as the
men, but different rights. When the Destroytian Republic was formed, many
of these laws were changed. Some people were offended and outraged. The
result were two civil wars, the second of which ended in the formation of
the nation of Thalmeret, which returned to the traditional laws. The third
war was the Destroytian Republic’s attempt to reclaim the land that had been
won by Thalmeret.
The Rise and Fall of the Tinkocracy (525-626
AC): It began with the day of
falling death, when the Tinkers of the Great Plateau were able to shake
every nation with a surprise attack. Using technology that most races and
nations had not dreamed existed, the tinkers imposed their will upon
Habololy for over half a century. All of the nations were weakened, and
some were wiped out. Had it not been for the foolishness of their deity,
the Tinkocracy may have ruled for centuries. After their deity’s fall, the
other nations were able to defeat the Tinkocracy. After their reign, the
world political landscape was forever changed. For fifty years after the
fall of the Technocracy, Habololy fought to find stability again.
The Graplore (505 BC – present):
The grand competition of unarmed skills sponsored by the religion of
Tyrogatore. The first competitions were held in 505 BC in what was once the
home of the religion of Tyrogatore, Hertim (now part of the great city of
Hertoplowis). Since then, a competition has been held nearly every 25
In the centuries in which the
event has been held, many things have changed. The first competition had
only 30 competitors. Today, nearly every cleric of Tyrogatore who has
completed his clerical training nominates a participant. The first few Graplores were all held in the lands surrounding Hertim. Later ones were
held in various locals around the world. It became and remains a great
honor to host a Graplore. The last tournament was held in the city of
Cadullon in the nation of Thalmeret in the year 775 AC.
Many well known heroes have won
the Graplore in their time, including Larius Korda and Swali Vineleaf.
The Suian (479 BC – present):
The faithful of Han~Sui quickly realized the advantages of the Graplore and
started their own tournament soon after the Graplore began. The armed
tournament is designed to honor Han~Sui and determine the greatest armed
Unfortunately for the
tournament, the faithful of Han~Sui are more discriminatory towards those
they select and allow to participate. This has lead to some controversy,
and in the case of Kaldur Death, some tragedy.
The Suian is traditionally held
the year after the Graplore, in the same city. While the Graplore takes an
average of eights months to complete, the Suian takes closer to a year.
Every competitor is treated with basic magical healing, if desired, and
allowed one week to recover from their wounds after each battle.
Much like the Graplore, some of
Habololy’s greatest heroes have won the Suian: Larius Korda and Stasis
(Gemblade) to name a few. The current champion is also the king’s champion
of Icefia, Martine Vanyar (see next page).