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So Portal:History currently points people towards Days of Thunder as the earliest point in history. As such a new user (hello) who clicked on History expecting to find out where the world came from would miss out everything from Ao's creation of Realmspace to the creation of the new sun. I was wondering whether there was another article that could be inserted into History to explain what was going on. If not I will more than happily try writing one.
~ El Komodos Drago A.K.A. swordsofwrathadmin (talk to me) 14:31, December 16, 2019 (UTC)
That certainly is a good thought! I know there is mention of the creation of Realmspace in the History of magic article. If a new article about the formative events were to be made, I think a proper name should be taken from source material and the events incorporated into the history navboxes. My only concern is the in-world accuracy about creation myths/events.

I'd be interested in hearing opinions from our admins and fellow editors.

Ruf (talk) 17:39, December 16, 2019 (UTC)
And I am already beginning to realize why no one has done this before. There Is Absolutely No Consistency. One moment Ao is creating everything the next the Primordials are looking to destroy whatever he has just created. How could the prime material plane full of 'primordial essence' if Ao created it from Phlogiston and if it was then where did the Phlogiston come from. Well I might as well give it a go.
~ El Komodos Drago A.K.A. swordsofwrathadmin (talk to me) 12:53, December 17, 2019 (UTC)


It's because the sources that first laid out ancient history, like Serpent Kingdoms and Grand History, only start with the Days of Thunder. That's the beginning of recorded history, that is, the actual written-down known history. Everything prior is creation myths, which are different in each pantheon, and divine events, which are impossible to date. Kara-Tur has its own for the Celestial Empire. It wouldn't be easy to include that alongside the proper history. Maybe it would be better to have a Creation Myths section that links to the various known stories.
— BadCatMan (talk) 13:16, December 17, 2019 (UTC)


For the sake of completeness, Template:Ages features three articles from before the Days of Thunder (which seem to me to be more (pre)history than myth): the Blue Age, the Shadow Epoch and the Dawn War, spanning both.
Daranios (talk) 07:40, December 18, 2019 (UTC)
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