1663 - The Rift into the Faerie Realm is torn open at Dungeon Rock. The Originals are imbued with new abilities. Unseen Fae pour out of the rift, following the Originals across North America, spreading magic. They bring with them both magical abilities and fiendish evils.
1692 - In the town of Salem, 156 people are accused of witchcraft, imprisoned and abused. After the witch trials, 25 are killed. It is widely known that this was a direct result of the Fae, Fiends and Fae-touched magic spreading throughout the land. The Originals reunite to discuss the magnitude of their actions. Deep disagreements arrise.
1697 - As power spreads through the land and the magic begins to manifest itself in twisted and dark ways, the Originals continue to convene and disagree on how to handle the situation. A violent altercation erupts, in which the Originals discover Thomas Veale is no longer mortal, but instead a powerful lich.
1699 - Over the course of the next two years, the Originals and Thomas Veale clash multiple times all over North America, leaving their mark on the land. Eventually they are able to trap him by using a powerful binding spell, and he is locked away in hiding. The Originals then come together and close the Rift, sending four into Faerie and leaving three on the outside.
1721 - The town of Ambrose is founded, near the site of the Rift.
1834 - Over the course of more than 100 years, the remaining Originals discover the ways Fae-Touched Magic manifests in mortals, categorizing the eight core specializations on themselves and their former companions. A guild structure evolves in Ambrose and after many years without incident, Mortem - stemming from the dark magic of Thomas Veale - is allowed to form a guild. Halls are built, with strong warding magic protecting them.
1852 - Hiram Marble, a devout member of Oraculum, begins digging out Dungeon Rock, discovering that the Rift was never completely closed. Saying he was directed to dig by a ghost, he also discovers what is believed to be the skeleton of Thomas Veale. It is returned to Mortem. Ambrose forms a Sentinel Guard to manage and protect the Rift.
1881 - Adam Coon, a famous medium in Boston, tells Sarah Winchester to begin building in California. In Ambrose, the leaders of each guild form a council in direct result to this egregious abuse of power. Fae-Touched associated with Mortem, Oraculum, and Fascinare are found guilty. Sarah Winchester believed so deeply the spirits told her to do this, she suffered many mental breaks and never stopped building until she died.
1890 - After years of growing sanctions over abuse of power and ethics, Mortem is officially banned from Ambrose once more, deemed dark and forbidden magic and openly persecuted. This ushers in a short and violent time of witchhunts in secret, until it is declared Mortem has died out - despite many scholars believing no magic can ever truly die out.
1922 - After years of debate on how to handle magic manifesting in mortals, the ADVOCATE initiative is formed to begin seeking out those who have abilities and bring them to Ambrose in order to foster and teach responsible practice. This effort is still in place today with many young acolytes dedicating a period of their life to travel the world seeking these individuals. It is believed that the earliest intervention is key to overcoming any inclination toward dark magic.
1963 - After years of exploring, it is uncovered that there are other magical communities around the world at great points of naturally occuring magical power. The Tri-centennial of the opening of the Rift ushers in a new era of commitment to protecting Fae-Touched on a global scale.
1995 - 2006 - Magnolia Cunningham is appointed steward of Oraculum in 1995. Bernard Belmont begins stewarding Mutatio in 1999. Niles Undgergrove begins leading Protego in 2000. Oliver Wu steps into steward of Conjuro in 2002 and Sanders Stone takes over Fascinare in 2003. In 2006 Pollyanna Fernandes becomes steward of Illusio.
2020 - Thurston Windemere is appointed steward of Excitare when Valentina Quigley steps down. She still lives in Ambrose.
2021 - Niles Undergrove unexpectedly passes away leaving Iris Havenash as the steward of Protego.