- Circa: Taark Shanat the Crusader and his sons lead a dwarven exodus out of Bhaerynden and into the west. They become the shield dwarves and found the empire of Shanatar. Their first holdings were in the Alimir Mountains.
- Circa: Around this time, illithid refugees from Glyth settle the enclave of Oryndoll.
- Brian R. James, Ed Greenwood (September 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. Edited by Kim Mohan, Penny Williams. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 14. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
- Steven E. Schend and Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. (TSR, Inc), p. 39. ISBN 978-0786912377.
- Steven E. Schend (October 1998). Calimport. (TSR, Inc), p. 13. ISBN 0-7869-1238-3.