History of the Polychotomy
Some of the more whimsical Clock Tenders say that history is divided into two phases – before the Polyclasm, and after the Polyclasm. But no-one remembers what happened before the Polyclasm, or indeed what caused it. Some accounts do exist, but they generally contradict each other.
What happened after the Polyclasm
The Clock Tenders date events from the end of the latest malfunction of the Clock. To date, there have been seven malfunctions. So excepting for events that pre-date the First Malfunction, dates are given by a Malfunction followed by a year.
|1||Zeroth Conclave, Creation of the Clock|
|23||Kiszuna’s Peace founded|
|156||The Hôspital is built|
|219||The Green Way formally comes into being|
|573||First alliances in what eventually becomes the Sign of Swine|
The First Malfunction happened after the Clock had been running for 915 years.
|I 20||Kiszuna’s Peace lost|
|I 22||First Inter-Phyle War begins|
The Second Malfunction happened in I 27.
|II 10||First Inter-Phyle War ends|
|II 20||First Conclave|
|II 230||Kiszlaagara declares itself Overlord|
|II 233||Second Inter-Phyle War begins|
|II 831||Sisters of Mercy founded|
The Third Malfunction happened in II 1162. During the Third Malfunction, the Second Inter-Phyle War ended.
|III 410||The Overlord Kiszlaagara is slain|
|III 612||The Drummers formally schism from the Tunnelers|
|III 712||Mutual Defence Co-operative founded|
|III 811||Ishadmi the Mad founds the Other Side|
The Fourth Malfunction happened in III 811.
|IV 84||Founding of the All-Seeing Eye|
|IV 117||Founding of the Regium|
|IV 119||Third Inter-Phyle War begins|
|IV 124||First publishing of the Chronicle|
|IV 192||Kiszuna’s Peace refound|
|IV 193||Third Inter-Phyle War ends|
The Fifth Malfunction happened in IV 220. During the Fifth Malfunction, the Second Conclave happened.
|V 150||The Siege of Dragons begins|
|V 167||Third Conclave|
The Sixth Malfunction happened in V 220. During the Sixth Malfunction the Seige of Dragons ended.
|VI 163||First Warforged encountered|
|VI 192||Gnome Insurgency begins|
|VI 203||Gnome Insurgency ends|
|VI 215||The ministry of Rhytis the Old begins|
The Seventh Malfunction happened in VI 232
|VII 2||Rhytis the Old disappears|
|VII 112||The Overlords reappear|
|VII 112||Gnoll Tyrrany|
|VII 115||Fourth Inter-Phyle war begins|
|VII 194||Discovery of the Infinite Staircase|
|VII 206||Fourth Inter-Phyle war ends|
|VII 213||Formalizing of the One World Party|
|VII 264(approx)||First records of the Shadowy Men|
|VII 382||Formal campaign of the Regium against the One World Party begins|
|VII 417||Present day|