History of the Everquest Universe
The credit and authorship of this outline goes to Beimeith from the official EQ Lore Forums. This work is put together from a variety of sources and there are some conflicts of information.
Beimeith AugurPost-Creation / Pre-Age of Scale Multiple varieties of life are created/evolved on many planets, origins unknown. 10 Dragorn are created on the planet Kuua by a Dragon, exact details are unknown. 1112 Alarans are created/evolved on the planet Alara, by unknown means. Certain beings become corrupted by Discord, begin riding the wave of destruction. Discord invades an unknown realm, ruled by an unknown pantheon of gods. Discord conquers this unknown realm, one deity, Oshiruk, sides with Discord and consumes the rest of his pantheon. Discord invades Kuua (the first time), are beaten back by Dragorn. Moments before their defeat Oshiruk appears in Kuua, lays waste to the Dragorn. Dragorn call to gods for help, Vesagran comes and smacks down Oshiruk. Vesagran takes Oshiruk’s Soul, leaves Kuua never to return. Certain Alarans grow in renown and legend and are worshipped, become ‘gods.’13 Some of these Alaran gods start a campaign to conquer planet Alara, make it halfway. The Vampire Mayong Mistmoore claims to have appeared in Norrath at this time, his claim of being First has not been confirmed. 14 Sphinxes are rumored to have appeared in Norrath at this time, this claim has not been confirmed. Shiliskin (and some other Darkhollow creatures), appear in the Underfoot of Norrath, (not Plane of Underfoot), their origin is unknown. Age of Scale Discord attacks the planet Alara, Alarans still fight amongst themselves. Alaran gods are not unified enough to fight off Discord, lose the fight. In last-ditch effort Alaran gods sacrifice themselves to open random escape portal, portal leads to Norrath continent Alaris. Only remaining Alaran god Oseka saves what he can, rebuilds the rest on Norrath continent Alaris. Norrathian goddess Veeshan finds Norrath, plops dragons on continent Velious. Norrathian god Brell Serilis spys on Veeshan, sees her plop Dragons on Norrath. Brell makes tunnels into Norrath, plops his own creatures there Brell locks the tunnels between his plane and Norrath, leaves Norrath. Veeshan creates Figid Barrier around continent Velious, only blocks ships. 15 Veeshan scratches Norrath to claim as her own, leaves to go plop more dragons elsewhere. Veeshan leaves behind “Scale of Veeshan,” is a powerful artifact with unknown properties. 16 Oshiruk’s Soul is kept by First Brood dragon Hsagra, likely left by Veeshan. 1718 Dragons form ruling council known as “Claws of Veeshan,” spread out across Norrath. Dragons establish nesting area in the center of continent Antonica, it’s protected by 5 guardians led by Vishimtar. Dragons build Ashengate as shrine to house the “Scale of Veeshan” in their nesting area, it’s protected by 5 guardians led by Lethar. Dragons find Alarans, they don’t like each other and fight. Last Alaran god Oseka sacrifices self to create Veil of Alaris, hides continent completely. Dragons swear never to talk about Alarans/Alaris ever again, not all of them obey this rule. Xulous appear on Norrath, origin unknown. 19 Wizard Spires and Pyramids appear on Norrath, cause unknown. 20 Xulous and Dragons fight, Xulous hold them down as original Necromancy / Disease race. Xulous are destroyed by Bertoxxulous, a creation from their death worship. Shiliskin tribes war with each other, begin to record their history. 10 Discordian races and more. 11 In-game lore books claim creation by Dranik, former dev Rytan claimed creation by Vesagran. 12 This discrepancy was likely caused by lore creation from multiple devs that did not compare notes. 13 Alaran deities appear to be roughly equivalent to Norrathian Gods of Influence and Nature in terms of power, but they do not possess a plane and therefore derive all power from worship instead of only a part as Norrathian gods do. 14 There are hints that Mayong may have been a Dark Elf at some point, which would place his origin much later, no earlier than Age of Monuments. 15 The creation of this barrier that prevents ships is a mystery as traditional lore placed Dragons on Norrath before anything else. It is because of this reason I placed Alarans arriving slightly before Veeshan, which gives her a reason for placing this barrier, to keep out Alarans. 16 The properties appear to be related to procreation and dragon lineage. This is supported by it being placed near The Nest, and by it being used later by Lethar to create the Drakkin Dyn’leth. 17 The possession of Oshiruk’s Soul by a Norrathian dragon is a main reason for the belief that Vesagran (Kuuan deity) and Veeshan (Norrathian deity) are one and the same. 18 Presuming 17 is correct, Veeshan’s placing of the Soul on Norrath suggests a reason for her coming to Norrath and placing dragons in the first place, it is a prison planet for a Discordian deity. 19 There is decently credible information that they came from another planet, possibly with the help of Druzzil Ro. 20 There is no direct suggestion that the Xulous created the Wizard Spires and Pyramids in lore, however their creation is attributed to a race so old no one knows their name, which is also said about the Xulous, so I believe it may be attributed to them. Elder Age Brell calls other Gods of Influence to a meeting, wants to talk about Norrath/Veeshan. Brell tells other gods about Norrath, sans the part about his tunnels and creatures. Brell lies his * off, convinces all but Rallos to form alliance to oppose Veeshan. 21 Brell calls Underfoot (of Norrath, not the Plane), makes Dwarves. Prexus calls oceans, makes Kedge. Tunare calls part of the surface, makes Elves. Solusek Ro wanted the area that Tunare called, Tunare beat him to it. 22 Solusek Ro is angry he lost to a tree-hugger, plots revenge. Tunare’s land is near The Nest, Dragons place a Shroud over it to hide/protect it from the other races. Rallos calls part of the surface, makes Giants and Ankexfen. 23 Luclin ignores Norrath, calls one of the moons. Luclin creates Akheva, hides moon with a veil. Some of the Dragons want to conquer the other races, split from “Claws of Veeshan.” Upstart Dragons go to Kunark, name themselves “Ring of Scale.” The “Claws of Veeshan” council reformed to ensure Dragon superiority over the other races, led by Kildrukaun. Kildrukaun forbids mating of opposite elemental Dragons, two of them mate anyway and give birth to Kerafyrm. 24 Kildrukaun allows Kerafyrm to live, believes he can use him to conquer the “Ring of Scale” and reunite the two Dragon factions. 21 The exact cause of the animosity between Brell and Veeshan is unknown. 22 This area was the Elddar Forest. 23 It is unknown why Rallos made two races when the others all made one, unless this was because he was not part of the alliance. 24 These dragons are NOT Lord Vox and Lady Nagafen.
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