Better timeline (work in progress)
Posted by Intruder on October 06 2010 15:17:26
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This article provides an unofficial timeline of recorded important events in the Warcraft universe compiled from official timelines and all sources published by Blizzard. Blizzard has used two standards when establishing dates in various official timelines, both based on the opening of the Dark Portal.

Numbering is based on the opening of the Dark Portal, as this is the method used by the latest sources. Some sources have the opening of the Dark Portal as about 25 years before the start of World of Warcraft, and other dates state that it was about 30 years before the start of World of Warcraft. This timeline is based on the 30 year standard.

All dates are considered to be spans of time from one to the next since many events are only given vague ordering and estimated dates.

It should not be considered as an official timeline, but should be as accurate as, and more complete than, whatever Blizzard has provided.

Contents
1 Beginning of Azeroth
2 Age of the elves
3 Age of the mortals
4 Rise of the Horde
5 First War
6 Second War
7 Third War and the Scourge
8 World of hostilities
9 Post-apocalyptic Azeroth
10 References

Beginning of Azeroth -147,000
Shadows & Light beginsť
More Magic and Mayhem beginsť
The Titans and the Shaping of the Universe


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Sargeras and the Betrayal (Minus Eredar related events)
The Old Gods and the Ordering of Azeroth beginsť
-65,000
The Old Gods and the Ordering of Azeroth endsŤ
-64,001
Charge of the Dragonflights
The Waking World and the Well of Eternity
-24,969
Rise of the Horde (Past) beginsť
editAge of the elves -10,250
The Well of Eternity (Past) beginsť
The War of the Ancients beginsť
-10,000
Start of the War of the Ancients
-9,999
The Well of Eternity (Past) endsŤ
The War of the Ancients endsŤ
The Demon Soul (Past)
The Sundering (Past) beginsť
The Sundering of the World
Mount Hyjal and Illidan's Gift beginsť
-9,998
Mount Hyjal and Illidan's Gift endsŤ
The World Tree and the Emerald Dream
The Sundering (Past) endsŤ
-7,300
Exile of the High Elves beginsť
The Sentinels and the Long Vigil
The Founding of Quel'Thalas beginsť
-6,800
Exile of the High Elves endsŤ
-4,000
The Founding of Quel'Thalas endsŤ
editAge of the mortals -2,800
Arathor and the Troll Wars
-2,700
The Guardians of Tirisfal
-2,500
The Ironforge Dwarves awaken in Uldaman
Khaz Modan is founded
-1,200
The Seven Kingdoms
-1,000
War of the Shifting Sands
-818
Cycle of Hatred (Past) beginsť
The Last Guardian (Past) beginsť
Aegwynn and the Dragon Hunt
-370
Last gnome royalty
-230
War of the Three Hammers
-170
Dwarves meet gnomes
Gnomeregan is built
editRise of the Horde -100
Kil'jaeden and the Shadow Pact beginsť
-46
Rise of the Horde beginsť
-45
The Last Guardian
-40
Kil'jaeden and the Shadow Pact endsŤ
-19
Rise of the Horde endsŤ
Rise of the Horde (Past) endsŤ
editFirst War 0 (Year 592 by the King's Calendar)
The Dark Portal and the Fall of Stormwind beginsť
1
The Dark Portal and the Fall of Stormwind endsŤ
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans beginsť
The Last Guardian (Past) endsŤ
The Last Guardian
4
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans endsŤ
5
Cycle of Hatred (Past) endsŤ
Arthas: Rise of the Lich King beginsť
The Alliance of Lordaeron
editSecond War 6
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
Tides of Darkness
World of Warcraft: Ashbringer (Past)
7
Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal
Beyond the Dark Portal
The Last Guardian (Future)
The Invasion of Draenor
The Birth of the Lich King
Icecrown and the Frozen Throne
8
Day of the Dragon
The Battle of Grim Batol
Lethargy of the Orcs
18
Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans
Lord of the Clans
The New Horde
War of the Spider
Kel'Thuzad and the Forming of the Scourge
20
Of Blood and Honor
The Alliance Splinters
editThird War and the Scourge 25
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
The Scourge of Lordaeron
World of Warcraft: Ashbringer
Sunwell - The Fall of Quel'Thalas
Archimonde's Return and the Flight to Kalimdor
The Battle of Mount Hyjal
The Betrayer Ascendant beginsť
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne beginsť
26
Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game [1] [2]
Rise of the Blood Elves
Civil War in the Plaguelands
The Lich King Triumphant
The Betrayer Ascendant endsŤ
Old Hatreds - The Colonization of Kalimdor beginsť
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne endsŤ
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (Bonus) beginsť
28
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (Bonus) endsŤ
Old Hatreds - The Colonization of Kalimdor endsŤ
29
Cycle of Hatred
Manual of Monsters
Alliance & Horde Compendium
Magic & Mayhem
The Well of Eternity
The Demon Soul
The Sundering
Lands of Conflict beginsť
Dragon Hunt
Shadows of Ice
Lands of Conflict endsť
Ghostlands
editWorld of hostilities 30
World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game
Lands of Mystery
More Magic and Mayhem endsŤ
World of Warcraft beginsť
Battles break out in Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley
Assault on Blackwing Lair
Zul'Gurub
Dragons of Nightmare
The Gates of Ahn'Qiraj are reopened.
Naxxramas appears over Stratholme
Alliance Player's Guide
Horde Player's Guide
Monster Guide
Dark Factions
31
Shadows & Light endsŤ
Rise of the Horde ends
World of Warcraft (Wildstorm comic)
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade beginsť
War in Outland
The Dark Portal Opens under the command of Lord Kazzak. His forces are defeated by the Argent Dawn and Alliance and Horde forces. The latter create settlements in Outland.
A Legion counterattack fails. The Portal is closed.
Blood elves under Kael'thas capture Tempest Keep. The Exodar escapes, ending up on Azeroth. With the power of the Keep's naaru, M'uru, the Blood Knights gain new powers.
Black Temple: Illidan killed at the hands of Akama, Maiev and the Ashtongue Deathsworns.
Battle of Zul'Aman: Zul'jin killed.
Kael'thas and his felblood minions took M'uru to the Sunwell Plateau. Lady Liadrin's Blood Knights joined the Shattered Sun Offensive, along with the Aldor and Scryer factions.
Fury of the Sunwell: Kael'thas attempted to summon Kil'jaeden, but was defeated.
The Dragons of Outland
Tyrygosa seems to heal Malygos's insanity.
32
Night of the Dragon
Nexus War
War against the Lich King starts
Zombie Infestation
The Scourge begin regular attacks on Stormwind City and Orgrimmar
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King beginsť
Arthas: Rise of the Lich King endsŤ
Battle of Angrathar the Wrathgate
Battle for the Undercity
Broken Front
Secrets of Ulduar
Defeat of Algalon the Observer
The Argent Tournament
Battle at the Isle of Conquest
Battle at Icecrown Citadel
Fall of the Lich King
The Black Dragonflight invades the Ruby Sanctum
Gnomes retake Gnomeregan's surface
Trolls retake Echo Isles
Gilneas civil war
editPost-apocalyptic Azeroth 33
The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm beginsť
Invasion of Gilneas