History and lore
The history of the realm of Shadowgate is based upon the Forgotten Realms of D&D, and those familiar with it will find a comfortable familiarity with many of the events therein. The timeline varies, however, shaping a different realm to that of Faerun.
Timeline of major events
In the beginning...
35,000SG to -30,000SG: Days of Thunder
30,000SG to -24,000SG: the Dawn Age
24,000SG to -12,000SG: the First Flowering
12,000SG to -9,000SG: the Crown Wars
9,000SG to -3,000SG: Rise of Civilisation
3,000SG to present: the Age of Humanity
0SG: the Godswar