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August, 30 Dragon
  • The Fifth Blight begins in the Korcari Wilds and southern Ferelden when the Architect's failed attempt to make a Disciple out of Urthemiel instead results in the Old God becoming an Archdemon.
Kingsway, 30 Dragon
  • Arl Rendon Howe murders Teyrn Bryce Cousland and Teyrna Eleanor Cousland of the Cousland family.
  • Sabrae clan of the Dalish elves temporarily staying in Ferelden finds a tainted Eluvian. To escape the taint and the coming Blight, the clan leaves north towards the Free Marches.
  • Warden Aedan Cousland is inducted into the Grey Wardens.
  • Ferelden is defeated at the Battle of Ostagar by the darkspawn; the battle is lost when Teyrn Loghain Mac Tir deserts, resulting in the destruction of the Fereldan army, the near-destruction and exile of the Grey Warden order, and the deaths of King Cailan Theirin and Warden Commander Duncan.
  • The Warden and Alistair are saved by a Witch of the Wilds, Flemeth.
  • Teyrn Loghain Mac Tir returns to Denerim and declares himself regent, triggering a a civil war between Ferelden's nobility.
  • Events described in Dragon Age II begin. Lothering is destroyed by the darkspawn and the Hawke family (along with Aveline Vallen) flee to Kirkwall with the aid of Flemeth.
  • Over the course of the coming months, the two remaining Wardens, Aedan Cousland and Alistair Theirin unite the people of Ferelden with their treaties.
Solace, 31 Dragon
  • The Landsmeet. Loghain is killed and Alistair appointed King.
Kingsway, 31 Dragon
  • The Siege of Denerim. The Grey Warden's armies are marched to Denerim, ultimately destroying the Archdemon and ending the Blight. Urthemiel is slain by one of the remaining Grey Wardens in Ferelden at the Battle of Denerim and The Warden becomes the "Hero of Ferelden."
  • After Alistair's coronation, a great celebration is held for the Grey Warden and his allies before they part ways.
  • Hawke and her family earn their freedom in Kirkwall after a year of servitude.
Kingsway, 31 Dragon – Kingsway, 32 Dragon
  • Events described in Dragon Age: Warden's Fall take place.
  • Alistair and Aedan return to Ostagar to investigate the fate of King Cailan and Duncan. Cailan’s body is found and sent to the Maker on a funeral pyre.
  • Andraste's ashes are discovered by the Chantry.
  • The reconstruction of Lothering, Honnleath and Haven begin.
  • The reconstruction of Denerim and Redcliffe is initiated. The Circle Tower completes its cleansing and reconstruction and the Circle of Magi reassembles.
  • Dalish elves gather and begin migrating towards their newly assigned land in the Brecilian Forest.
  • Darkspawn stragglers take longer than expected to turn underground; new darkspawn attacks and raids, centered around the arling of Amaranthine, begin. The Grey Wardens begin rebuilding at this time and are immediately tasked with putting down the pockets of resistance. (Awakening)
  • Events described in Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening begin. The "Darkspawn Civil War" begins.
  • Remaining darkspawn in Ferelden are purged by the Warden-Commander and the replenished Fereldan Wardens. The Darkspawn Civil War ends.
32 Dragon

Justinian, 32 Dragon
  • Hawke of Kirkwall helps fund an expedition to the Deep Roads with Bartrand Tethras and Varric Tethras. They discover an ancient, pre-First Blight Primeval Thaig, and an ancient lyrium idol contained within. The expedition takes a month, and Hawke emerges unscathed.
Kingsway, 32 Dragon
  • The Circle of Magi in Starkhaven burns to the ground. Its survivors are relocated to Kirkwall, making it the greatest Circle within the Free Marches.
Harvestmere, 32 Dragon
  • Assassination attempt on Teyrn Fergus Cousland
Firstfall, 32 Dragon
  • Arrests are made for the the assassination attempt on Fergus Cousland
  • Aedan Cousland leads an expedition into the Wastes to investigate darkspawn sightings.
  • Assassination attempt on King Bhelen Aeducan of Orzammar
Haring, 32 Dragon
  • Eamon Guerrin has a severe stroke.
33 Dragon

Wintermarch, 33 Dragon
  • King Alistair Theirin decrees that Roderick Yorath will be Teyrn of Gwaren, to be confirmed at the next Landsmeet.
  • An illness breaks out in Highever. Some of Teyrn Cousland’s Knights are amongst the casualties.
Drakonis, 33 Dragon
  • Landsmeet is held.
    • Roderick and Constance Yorath are confirmed as Teyrn and Teyrna of Gwaren.
    • Bann Teagan Guerrin becomes Arl of Redcliffe in Eamon's place.
    • Vaughan Kendells is executed for treason.
    • Fergus Cousland wins the right to marry Lene, though is not allowed to be named teyrna.
    • Aedan Cousland resigns as Warden Commander and Arl of Amaranthine, naming Nathaniel Howe to the positions.
    • Nathaniel Howe appoints his mistress’ father, Bann of Amaranthine
Cloudreach, 33 Dragon
  • Fergus Cousland and Lene are married in Highever.
  • An attempt is made on Nathaniel Howe’s life in Highever. His mistress is hurt instead
  • Nathaniel Howe sets aside his mistress
  • The Red Conscription occurs - all occupants of the dungeon jail in Highever are conscripted by Nathaniel Howe
Bloomingtide, 33 Dragon
  • Nathaniel Howe and Fiona Costigan are married in Amaranthine
Justinian, 33 Dragon
  • Teyrn Roderick Yorath is killed at sea by raiders, leaving Teyrna Constance the sole ruler of Gwaren.
Haring, 33 Dragon
  • Riane Cousland is born
34 Dragon

Kingsway, 34 Dragon
  • Teagan Guerrin becomes Arl of Redcliffe after his brother Eamon suffers from a stroke.
Harvestmere, 34 Dragon
  • Breanna Guerrin becomes Bann of Rainesfere
  • Bann Brennan Daire dies due to illness
Firstfall, 34 Dragon
  • Arl Eamon Guerrin passes away in his sleep after a long illness
  • Eamon's funeral is held in the Royal Palace
Haring, 34 Dragon
  • Fiona Howe, wife of Nathaniel Howe and Arlessa of Amaranthine, is murdered in Denerim.
  • Kiora Daire named new Bann of Hafter’s Bend
  • In Hossberg, Anderfels, an attempt by the Chantry to Annul the Circle of Magi there is thwarted by the Grey Wardens. Soon after, rumors of apostates and blood mages lead to a hysteria in the city. Scores are accused of being maleficar and put on trial, with torture used to obtain confessions in many cases. Many, if not most, are likely innocent, but the frenzy does not subside for nearly four months, and dozens are put to death. (Note - Few outside of the Anderfels and the Chantry are aware that any of this has taken place)
35 Dragon

Guardian, 35 Dragon
  • Lene, wife of Teyrn Fergus Cousland, dies.
  • A rumor begins to circulate among Chantry leadership and the rulers of Thedas of Divine Beatrix’ failing health
Drakonis, 35 Dragon
  • The Chantry annuls the Circle in Ansburg, refuses to tell anyone why.
  • Wardens in the Free Marches are being reassigned to other countries or being moved to a secret location in the Vimmarks after high tensions with the Chantry, which require all warden mages to be escorted by non-mage Wardens.
Cloudreach, 35 Dragon
  • Templars harassing warden mages in the streets of Amaranthine
  • King Alistair announces his engagement to Teyrna Constance Yorath
  • Darkspawn begin to steal women from the Redcliffe area..
  • Nathaniel Howe’s wife’s murderers are executed by order of the King
Bloomingtide, 35 Dragon
  • The Wardens take out a nest of Broodmothers near Redcliffe, losing two of their own in the process.
  • The Redcliffe Ball takes place in honor of Breanna and Teagan taking up their new positions.
  • Breanna Guerrin and Fergus Cousland announce a formal courtship at the Redcliffe Ball
Justinian, 35 Dragon
  • Nathaniel Howe announces his sister, Delilah, Bann of Amaranthine
Solace, 35 Dragon
  • Constance and Alistair wed
  • Alistair adopts Constance’s son from her first marriage, Peter
  • Quinton Yorath announced Teyrn-Regent of Gwaren
Firsfall, 35 Dragon
  • Albert Price, husband of Delilah Howe, is murdered
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