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This article provides an '''unofficial timeline''' of recorded important events in the [[Warcraft universe]] compiled from official timelines and all sources published by [[Blizz]]ard. Blizzard has used two standards when establishing dates in various official timelines, both based on the opening of the [[Dark Portal]].
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This article provides an '''unofficial timeline''' of recorded important events in the [[Warcraft universe]] compiled from official timelines and all sources published by [[Blizz]]ard. Blizzard has used two standards when establishing dates in various official timelines, both based on the opening of the [[Dark Portal]].
   
 
Numbering is based on the opening of the Dark Portal, as this is the method used by the latest sources. Some sources have the opening of the Dark Portal as about 25 years before the start of ''[[World of Warcraft]]'', and other dates state that it was about 30 years before the start of ''World of Warcraft''. This [[timeline]] is based on the 30 year standard.
 
Numbering is based on the opening of the Dark Portal, as this is the method used by the latest sources. Some sources have the opening of the Dark Portal as about 25 years before the start of ''[[World of Warcraft]]'', and other dates state that it was about 30 years before the start of ''World of Warcraft''. This [[timeline]] is based on the 30 year standard.
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*[[The Waking World and the Well of Eternity]]
 
*[[The Waking World and the Well of Eternity]]
   
;.25,000
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;-25,000
*[[Sargeras]] arrival on [[Argus]]. Promised the [[Eredar]] [[Leader]]s godlike powers but [[Velen]] had a vision about the [[Eredar]] transforms into despeakable [[Demons]]
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*[[Sargeras]] arrival on [[Argus]]. Promised the [[Eredar]] [[Leader]]s godlike powers but [[Velen]] had a vision about the [[Eredar]] transforming into unspeakable [[Demons]]
 
*[[Velen]] and his [[Draenei]] fled [[Argus]]
 
*[[Velen]] and his [[Draenei]] fled [[Argus]]
   
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;-9,998
 
;-9,998
 
*{{jump|jump=from|[[Mount Hyjal and Illidan's Gift]] ends|#MHaIG-begin|MHaIG-end}}
 
*{{jump|jump=from|[[Mount Hyjal and Illidan's Gift]] ends|#MHaIG-begin|MHaIG-end}}
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*[[War of the Satyr]]
 
*{{jump|''[[Curse of the Worgen]]'' (Past) begins|#CotW-end|CotW-begin}}<ref name="wowinsiderchronguide">{{ref web|type=[[WoW Insider]]|url=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/08/04/wow-insiders-chronological-guide-to-warcraft-novels-manga-com/|title=WoW Insider's chronological guide to Warcraft novels, manga, comics, and short stories|author={{wowinsider|Anne Stickney}}|date=4-Aug-2011 7:00PM}}</ref>
 
*{{jump|''[[Curse of the Worgen]]'' (Past) begins|#CotW-end|CotW-begin}}<ref name="wowinsiderchronguide">{{ref web|type=[[WoW Insider]]|url=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/08/04/wow-insiders-chronological-guide-to-warcraft-novels-manga-com/|title=WoW Insider's chronological guide to Warcraft novels, manga, comics, and short stories|author={{wowinsider|Anne Stickney}}|date=4-Aug-2011 7:00PM}}</ref>
   
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*[[Aegwynn and the Dragon Hunt]]
 
*[[Aegwynn and the Dragon Hunt]]
   
;-370
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;-370 (Year 222 by the ''King's Calendar'')
 
*Last [[Gnome]] royalty
 
*Last [[Gnome]] royalty
   
;-230
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;-230 (Year 362 by the ''King's Calendar'')
 
*[[War of the Three Hammers (History of Warcraft)|War of the Three Hammers]]
 
*[[War of the Three Hammers (History of Warcraft)|War of the Three Hammers]]
   
;-170
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;-170 (Year 422 by the ''King's Calendar'')
 
*[[Dwarves]] meet [[Gnomes]]
 
*[[Dwarves]] meet [[Gnomes]]
 
*[[Gnomeregan]] is built
 
*[[Gnomeregan]] is built
   
 
== Rise of the Horde ==
 
== Rise of the Horde ==
;-100
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;-100 (Year 492 by the ''King's Calendar'')
 
*{{jump|[[Kil'jaeden and the Shadow Pact]] begins|#KatSP-end|KatSP-begin}}
 
*{{jump|[[Kil'jaeden and the Shadow Pact]] begins|#KatSP-end|KatSP-begin}}
 
*The invincible [[Manta]] is slain with an arrow with three drops of a volatile black liquid, saving Azeroth from total annihilation
 
*The invincible [[Manta]] is slain with an arrow with three drops of a volatile black liquid, saving Azeroth from total annihilation
;-46
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;-46 (Year 546 by the ''King's Calendar'')
 
*{{jump|[[Rise of the Horde (History of Warcraft)|Rise of the Horde]] begins|#RotH-end|RotH-begin}}
 
*{{jump|[[Rise of the Horde (History of Warcraft)|Rise of the Horde]] begins|#RotH-end|RotH-begin}}
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* [[w:c:wowwiki:Garrosh_Hellscream|Garrosh Hellscream&nbsp;arrives]] slightly before these events after engaging in time travel from timeline A, creating timeline B
;-45
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*[[Blood River War]]
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;-45 (Year 547 by the ''King's Calendar'')
 
*[[The Last Guardian (History of Warcraft)|The Last Guardian]]
 
*[[The Last Guardian (History of Warcraft)|The Last Guardian]]
   
;-40
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;-40 (Year 552 by the ''King's Calendar'')
 
*{{jump|jump=from|[[Kil'jaeden and the Shadow Pact]] ends|#KatSP-begin|KatSP-end}}
 
*{{jump|jump=from|[[Kil'jaeden and the Shadow Pact]] ends|#KatSP-begin|KatSP-end}}
   
;-19
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;-19 (Year 573 by the ''King's Calendar'')
 
*{{jump|jump=from|[[Rise of the Horde (History of Warcraft)|Rise of the Horde]] ends|#RotH-begin|RotH-end}}
 
*{{jump|jump=from|[[Rise of the Horde (History of Warcraft)|Rise of the Horde]] ends|#RotH-begin|RotH-end}}
 
*{{jump|jump=from|''[[Rise of the Horde]]'' (Past) ends|#RotH2_Past-begin|RotH2_Past-end}}
 
*{{jump|jump=from|''[[Rise of the Horde]]'' (Past) ends|#RotH2_Past-begin|RotH2_Past-end}}
 
*{{jump|[[Unbroken]] begins|#U-end|U-begin}}<ref name="wowinsiderchronguide"/>
 
*{{jump|[[Unbroken]] begins|#U-end|U-begin}}<ref name="wowinsiderchronguide"/>
   
;-18
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;-18 (Year 574 by the ''King's Calendar'')
 
*{{jump|jump=from|[[Unbroken]] ends|#U-begin|CotW-end}}<ref name="wowinsiderchronguide"/>
 
*{{jump|jump=from|[[Unbroken]] ends|#U-begin|CotW-end}}<ref name="wowinsiderchronguide"/>
   
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*{{jump|[[The Dark Portal and the Fall of Stormwind]] begins|#TDPatFoS-end|TDPatFoS-begin}}
 
*{{jump|[[The Dark Portal and the Fall of Stormwind]] begins|#TDPatFoS-end|TDPatFoS-begin}}
   
;1
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;1<span style="font-weight:bold;"> (Year 593 by the </span>''King's Calendar''<span style="font-weight:bold;">)</span>
 
*{{jump|jump=from|[[The Dark Portal and the Fall of Stormwind]] ends|#TDPatFoS-begin|TDPatFoS-end}}
 
*{{jump|jump=from|[[The Dark Portal and the Fall of Stormwind]] ends|#TDPatFoS-begin|TDPatFoS-end}}
 
*{{jump|''[[Warcraft: Orcs & Humans]]'' begins|#WC1-end|WC1-begin}}
 
*{{jump|''[[Warcraft: Orcs & Humans]]'' begins|#WC1-end|WC1-begin}}
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*''[[The Last Guardian]]''
 
*''[[The Last Guardian]]''
   
;4
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;4<span style="font-weight:bold;"> (Year 596 by the </span>''King's Calendar''<span style="font-weight:bold;">)</span>
 
*{{jump|jump=from|''[[Warcraft: Orcs & Humans]]'' ends|#WC1-begin|WC1-end}}
 
*{{jump|jump=from|''[[Warcraft: Orcs & Humans]]'' ends|#WC1-begin|WC1-end}}
   
;5
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;5 <span style="font-weight:bold;">(Year 597 by the </span>''King's Calendar''<span style="font-weight:bold;">)</span>
 
*{{jump|jump=from|''[[Cycle of Hatred]]'' (Past) ends|#CoH_Past-begin|CoH_Past-end}}
 
*{{jump|jump=from|''[[Cycle of Hatred]]'' (Past) ends|#CoH_Past-begin|CoH_Past-end}}
 
*{{jump|''[[Arthas: Rise of the Lich King]]'' begins|#ARotLK-end|ARotLK-begin}}
 
*{{jump|''[[Arthas: Rise of the Lich King]]'' begins|#ARotLK-end|ARotLK-begin}}
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== Second War ==
 
== Second War ==
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;6<span style="font-weight:bold;"> </span><span style="font-weight:bold;">(Year 598 by the </span>''King's Calendar''<span style="font-weight:bold;">)</span>
 
*''[[Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness]]''
 
*''[[Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness]]''
 
*''[[Tides of Darkness]]''
 
*''[[Tides of Darkness]]''
 
*''[[World of Warcraft: Ashbringer]]'' (Past)
 
*''[[World of Warcraft: Ashbringer]]'' (Past)
   
;7
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;7<span style="font-weight:bold;"> </span><span style="font-weight:bold;">(Year 599 by the </span>''King's Calendar)''
 
*''[[Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal]]''
 
*''[[Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal]]''
 
*''[[Beyond the Dark Portal]]''
 
*''[[Beyond the Dark Portal]]''
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*[[Icecrown and the Frozen Throne]]
 
*[[Icecrown and the Frozen Throne]]
   
;8
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;8 (Year 600 by the King's Calendar)
 
*''[[Day of the Dragon]]''
 
*''[[Day of the Dragon]]''
 
*[[The Battle of Grim Batol (History of Warcraft)|The Battle of Grim Batol]]
 
*[[The Battle of Grim Batol (History of Warcraft)|The Battle of Grim Batol]]
 
*[[Lethargy of the Orcs]]
 
*[[Lethargy of the Orcs]]
   
;18
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;18 (Year 610 by the King's Calendar)
 
*''[[Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans]]''
 
*''[[Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans]]''
 
*''[[Lord of the Clans]]''
 
*''[[Lord of the Clans]]''
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*[[Kel'Thuzad and the Forming of the Scourge]]
 
*[[Kel'Thuzad and the Forming of the Scourge]]
   
;20
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;20 (Year 612 by the King's Calendar)
 
*''[[Of Blood and Honor]]''
 
*''[[Of Blood and Honor]]''
 
*[[The Alliance Splinters]]
 
*[[The Alliance Splinters]]
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== In Between the Second and Third Wars ==
 
== In Between the Second and Third Wars ==
;23
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;23 (Year 615 by the King's Calendar)
 
*The events of [[Escape from Durnholde Keep]] take place.
 
*The events of [[Escape from Durnholde Keep]] take place.
   
 
== Third War and the Scourge ==
 
== Third War and the Scourge ==
;25
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;25 (Year 617 by the King's Calendar)
 
*''[[Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos]]''
 
*''[[Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos]]''
 
*[[The Scourge of Lordaeron (History of Warcraft)|The Scourge of Lordaeron]]
 
*[[The Scourge of Lordaeron (History of Warcraft)|The Scourge of Lordaeron]]
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*{{jump|''[[Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne]]'' begins|#WC3X-end|WC3X-begin}}
 
*{{jump|''[[Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne]]'' begins|#WC3X-end|WC3X-begin}}
   
;26
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;26 (Year 618 by the King's Calendar)
*''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'' <ref>''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', pg 33</ref> <ref>''[[Alliance & Horde Compendium]]'', pg 9</ref>
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*''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'' <ref>''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]'', pg 33</ref><ref>''[[Alliance & Horde Compendium]]'', pg 9</ref>
 
*[[Rise of the Blood Elves]]
 
*[[Rise of the Blood Elves]]
*[[Civil War in the Plaguelands]]
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*[[Civil War in the Plaguelands]]
 
*[[The Lich King Triumphant]]
 
*[[The Lich King Triumphant]]
 
*{{jump|jump=from|[[The Betrayer Ascendant]] ends|#TBA-begin|TBA-end}}
 
*{{jump|jump=from|[[The Betrayer Ascendant]] ends|#TBA-begin|TBA-end}}
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*{{jump|''[[Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne]]'' (Bonus) begins|#WC3X_Bonus-end|WC3X_Bonus-begin}}
 
*{{jump|''[[Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne]]'' (Bonus) begins|#WC3X_Bonus-end|WC3X_Bonus-begin}}
   
;28
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;28 (Year 620 by the King's Calendar)
 
*{{jump|jump=from|''[[Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne]]'' (Bonus) ends|#WC3X_Bonus-begin|WC3X_Bonus-end}}
 
*{{jump|jump=from|''[[Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne]]'' (Bonus) ends|#WC3X_Bonus-begin|WC3X_Bonus-end}}
 
*{{jump|jump=from|[[Old Hatreds - The Colonization of Kalimdor]] ends|#OHTCoK-begin|OHTCoK-end}}
 
*{{jump|jump=from|[[Old Hatreds - The Colonization of Kalimdor]] ends|#OHTCoK-begin|OHTCoK-end}}
   
;29
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;29 (Year 621 by the King's Calendar)
 
*''[[Cycle of Hatred]]''
 
*''[[Cycle of Hatred]]''
 
*''[[Manual of Monsters]]''
 
*''[[Manual of Monsters]]''
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== Rise of the [[Qiraji]] ==
 
== Rise of the [[Qiraji]] ==
;30
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;30 (Year 622 by the King's Calendar)
 
*''[[World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]''
 
*''[[World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]''
 
*''[[Lands of Mystery]]''
 
*''[[Lands of Mystery]]''
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**The [[Gates of Ahn'Qiraj]] are reopened.
 
**The [[Gates of Ahn'Qiraj]] are reopened.
 
**[[Naxxramas]] appears over Stratholme
 
**[[Naxxramas]] appears over Stratholme
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**[[World of Warcraft: Ashbringer]]
 
*''[[Alliance Player's Guide]]''
 
*''[[Alliance Player's Guide]]''
 
*''[[Horde Player's Guide]]''
 
*''[[Horde Player's Guide]]''
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*''[[Dark Factions]]''
 
*''[[Dark Factions]]''
   
;32
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;32 (Year 624 by the King's Calendar)
 
*{{jump|jump=from|''[[Shadows & Light]]'' ends|#SaL-begin|Sal-end}}
 
*{{jump|jump=from|''[[Shadows & Light]]'' ends|#SaL-begin|Sal-end}}
 
*''[[Rise of the Horde]]'' ends
 
*''[[Rise of the Horde]]'' ends
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*[[War in Outland]]
 
*[[War in Outland]]
 
**The [[Dark Portal Opens]] under the command of [[Lord Kazzak]]. His forces are defeated by the [[Argent Dawn]] and Alliance and Horde forces.
 
**The [[Dark Portal Opens]] under the command of [[Lord Kazzak]]. His forces are defeated by the [[Argent Dawn]] and Alliance and Horde forces.
** The Legion leads a counter attack against the Alliance and Horde on the [[Stair of Destiny]] which fails.
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** The Legion leads a counterattack against the Alliance and Horde on the [[Stair of Destiny]] which fails.
**The Alliance and Horde then rendezvous with the stranded Alliance forces and the uncorrupted Horde who were left on Outland after the Dark Portal was destroyed over 20 years earlier.
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**The Alliance and Horde then rendezvous with the stranded Alliance forces and the uncorrupted Horde who were left on Outland after the Dark Portal was destroyed over 20 years earlier.
 
**[[Black Temple]]: [[Illidan]] killed at the hands of [[Akama]], [[Maiev]] and the [[Ashtongue Deathsworn]]s.
 
**[[Black Temple]]: [[Illidan]] killed at the hands of [[Akama]], [[Maiev]] and the [[Ashtongue Deathsworn]]s.
 
**Battle of [[Zul'Aman]]: [[Zul'jin]] killed.
 
**Battle of [[Zul'Aman]]: [[Zul'jin]] killed.
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== War against the Scourge ==
 
== War against the Scourge ==
;34
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;34 (Year 626 by the King's Calendar)
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*[[War against the Lich King]] starts
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**The [[Lich King]] awakens and leaves the [[Frozen Throne]]
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***[[Sindragosa]] is awoken
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**[[Zombie Infestation]]
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**The [[Scourge]] begin [[Scourge Invasion|regular attacks]] on [[Stormwind City]] and [[Orgrimmar]]
 
*[[Battle for Light's Hope Chapel]]
 
*[[Battle for Light's Hope Chapel]]
 
*''[[Night of the Dragon]]''
 
*''[[Night of the Dragon]]''
 
*{{jump|[[Nexus War]] begins|#NW-end|NW-begin}}
 
*{{jump|[[Nexus War]] begins|#NW-end|NW-begin}}
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*[[Naxxramas|The Fall of Naxxramas]]
 
*[[Lor'themar Theron: In the Shadow of the Sun]]
 
*[[Lor'themar Theron: In the Shadow of the Sun]]
 
*{{jump|[[Nexus War]] ends|#NW-end|NW-begin}}
 
*{{jump|[[Nexus War]] ends|#NW-end|NW-begin}}
*[[War against the Lich King]] starts
 
**[[Zombie Infestation]]
 
**The [[Scourge]] begin [[Scourge Invasion|regular attacks]] on [[Stormwind City]] and [[Orgrimmar]]
 
 
*{{jump|''[[World of Warcraft: The Comic]]'' ends|#WoWTC-end|WoWTC-begin}}
 
*{{jump|''[[World of Warcraft: The Comic]]'' ends|#WoWTC-end|WoWTC-begin}}
 
*{{jump|''[[World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King]]'' begins|#WotLK-end|WotLK-begin}}
 
*{{jump|''[[World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King]]'' begins|#WotLK-end|WotLK-begin}}
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*Battle at the [[Isle of Conquest]]
 
*Battle at the [[Isle of Conquest]]
   
;36
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;36 (Year 628 by the King's Calendar)
 
*Battle at [[Icecrown Citadel]]
 
*Battle at [[Icecrown Citadel]]
 
*[[War against the Lich King#Fall of the Lich King|Fall of the Lich King]]
 
*[[War against the Lich King#Fall of the Lich King|Fall of the Lich King]]
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== Post-apocalyptic [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]] ==
 
== Post-apocalyptic [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]] ==
;39 (Five years after the start of Wrath of the Lich King, three years since Arthas' death)
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;39 (Five years after the start of Wrath of the Lich King, three years since Arthas' death. Year 631 by the King's Calendar)
 
*''[[The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm]]''
 
*''[[The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm]]''
 
*{{jump|''[[World of Warcraft: Cataclysm]]'' begins|#Cata-end|Cata-begin}}
 
*{{jump|''[[World of Warcraft: Cataclysm]]'' begins|#Cata-end|Cata-begin}}
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** {{jump|jump=from|[[Genn Greymane: Lord of His Pack]] ends|#GGLoHP-begin|GGLoHP-end}}<ref name="wowinsiderchronguide"/>
 
** {{jump|jump=from|[[Genn Greymane: Lord of His Pack]] ends|#GGLoHP-begin|GGLoHP-end}}<ref name="wowinsiderchronguide"/>
 
** [[Gilneas]] rejoins the Alliance
 
** [[Gilneas]] rejoins the Alliance
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** [[Wolfheart]]
 
** Second battle of [[Mount Hyjal]]
 
** Second battle of [[Mount Hyjal]]
 
** Island at [[Vashj'ir]] appears
 
** Island at [[Vashj'ir]] appears
 
** Conflict breaks out at [[Tol Barad]]
 
** Conflict breaks out at [[Tol Barad]]
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*[[Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects]]
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*[[Charge of the Aspects]]
 
*[[Zandalar Island]] is destroyed and the [[Trolls]] try to retake their lands
 
*[[Zandalar Island]] is destroyed and the [[Trolls]] try to retake their lands
 
*[[Ragnaros]] tries to burn down [[Nordrassil]] but is defeated
 
*[[Ragnaros]] tries to burn down [[Nordrassil]] but is defeated
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*The [[Dragon Aspects]] give up their immortality
 
*The [[Dragon Aspects]] give up their immortality
 
*[[Wrathion]] is the only [[Black dragon]] left; To his knowledge
 
*[[Wrathion]] is the only [[Black dragon]] left; To his knowledge
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*''[[Dawn of the Aspects]]''
 
*''[[Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War]]''
 
*''[[Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War]]''
 
*{{jump|''[[World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria]]'' begins|#Mists-end|Mists-begin}}
 
*{{jump|''[[World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria]]'' begins|#Mists-end|Mists-begin}}
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*War breaks out in [[Pandaria]], [[Jaina Proudmoore]] purges the [[Sunreavers]] from [[Dalaran]]
 
*War breaks out in [[Pandaria]], [[Jaina Proudmoore]] purges the [[Sunreavers]] from [[Dalaran]]
 
*The [[Zandalar tribe]] resurrects the [[Thunder King]]
 
*The [[Zandalar tribe]] resurrects the [[Thunder King]]
;41 (2 "Dragon"-years after [[The Cataclysm]])
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;41 (2 "Dragon"-years after [[The Cataclysm]]. Year 633 by the King's Calendar)
 
*[[Sunreaver Onslaught]], [[Kirin Tor Offensive]], and [[Shado-Pan Assault]] end the attempted emergence of [[Zandalar Trolls|Zandalari troll]] and [[Mogu Empire]]
 
*[[Sunreaver Onslaught]], [[Kirin Tor Offensive]], and [[Shado-Pan Assault]] end the attempted emergence of [[Zandalar Trolls|Zandalari troll]] and [[Mogu Empire]]
 
** [[Lei Shen]] is killed.
 
** [[Lei Shen]] is killed.
 
*''[[Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde]]''
 
*''[[Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde]]''
 
*{{jump|[[Darkspear Rebellion]] begins|#Darkspear-end|Darkspear-begin}}
 
*{{jump|[[Darkspear Rebellion]] begins|#Darkspear-end|Darkspear-begin}}
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* [[Siege of Orgrimmar]]
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** [[Garrosh Hellscream]] is defeated by the combined forces of the Alliance and the Horde and imprisoned.
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* [[Warchief]] [[Garrosh Hellscream]] is replaced by [[Vol'Jin]].
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* Varian tells Vol'Jin he is willing to end the Horde and Alliance war.
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* ''[[War Crimes]]'' ([[NYI]])
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== Warlords of Draenor ([[NYR]]) ==
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* {{jump|''[[World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria]]'' ends.|#Mists-end|Mists-begin}}
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* {{jump|''[[World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor]]'' begins.|#Warlords-end|Warlords-begin}}
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* [[Garrosh Hellscream]] escapes his imprisonment with the help of a time agent and travels back to Draenor, intent on stopping the Horde drinking the blood of [[Mannoroth]] and creating his own [[Iron Horde]].
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* A portal into Draenor's past opens, allowing citizens of Azeroth to travel there.
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* A past version of Draenor is re-created.
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* {{jump|''[[World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor]]'' ends.|#Warlords-end|Warlords-begin}}
   
 
== Future? ==
 
== Future? ==
* [[Siege of Orgrimmar]]
 
* {{jump|''[[World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria]]'' ends|#Mists-end|Mists-begin}}
 
* [[Warchief]] [[Garrosh Hellscream]] is replaced.
 
* ''[[Expansion 5]]''
 
 
* The [[Burning Legion]] returns to [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]]
 
* The [[Burning Legion]] returns to [[Azeroth (world)|Azeroth]]
 
* [[Velen: Prophet's Lesson]] (Future)
 
* [[Velen: Prophet's Lesson]] (Future)
* [[End Time]]
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* [[End Time]] or The final return of the [[Old Gods]].
 
* {{jump|jump=from|''[[World of Warcraft]]'' end|#WoW-begin|WoW-end}}
 
* {{jump|jump=from|''[[World of Warcraft]]'' end|#WoW-begin|WoW-end}}
   

Latest revision as of 12:34, September 21, 2014

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This article provides an unofficial timeline of recorded important events in the Warcraft universe compiled from official timelines and all sources published by Blizzard. Blizzard has used two standards when establishing dates in various official timelines, both based on the opening of the Dark Portal.

Numbering is based on the opening of the Dark Portal, as this is the method used by the latest sources. Some sources have the opening of the Dark Portal as about 25 years before the start of World of Warcraft, and other dates state that it was about 30 years before the start of World of Warcraft. This timeline is based on the 30 year standard.

All dates are considered to be spans of time from one to the next since many events are only given vague ordering and estimated dates. Warcraft products are displayed in italics.

It should not be considered as an official timeline, but should be as accurate as, and more complete than, whatever Blizzard has provided.

Beginning of Azeroth Edit

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Age of the elves Edit

-14,000
-13,500
  • The Kaldorei begin to actively study and practice arcane magic. They bend magic to their will and use it to build beautiful cities, craft artifacts and reshape the land. Some Kaldorei resist the lure to use the Well of Eternity’s power and warn others of the dangers of abusing it. Their warnings go unheeded.
  • A group of upper-class Kaldorei begin to refer to themselves as the Highborne and revel in the use of magic.


-10,250
-10,000
  • Start of the War of the Ancients[1]
-9,999
-9,998


-9,000
-7,300
-6,800
-4,000

Age of the mortals Edit

-2,800
-2,700
-2,500
-1,200
-1,000
-818
-370 (Year 222 by the King's Calendar)
-230 (Year 362 by the King's Calendar)
-170 (Year 422 by the King's Calendar)

Rise of the Horde Edit

-100 (Year 492 by the King's Calendar)
-46 (Year 546 by the King's Calendar)
-45 (Year 547 by the King's Calendar)
-40 (Year 552 by the King's Calendar)
-19 (Year 573 by the King's Calendar)
-18 (Year 574 by the King's Calendar)

First War Edit

0 (Year 592 by the King's Calendar)
1 (Year 593 by the King's Calendar)
4 (Year 596 by the King's Calendar)
(Year 597 by the King's Calendar)

Second War Edit

6 (Year 598 by the King's Calendar)
7 (Year 599 by the King's Calendar)
8 (Year 600 by the King's Calendar)
18 (Year 610 by the King's Calendar)
20 (Year 612 by the King's Calendar)

In Between the Second and Third Wars Edit

23 (Year 615 by the King's Calendar)

Third War and the Scourge Edit

25 (Year 617 by the King's Calendar)
26 (Year 618 by the King's Calendar)
28 (Year 620 by the King's Calendar)
29 (Year 621 by the King's Calendar)

Rise of the Qiraji Edit

30 (Year 622 by the King's Calendar)
32 (Year 624 by the King's Calendar)

Siege of Outland Edit

War against the Scourge Edit

34 (Year 626 by the King's Calendar)
36 (Year 628 by the King's Calendar)

Post-apocalyptic Azeroth Edit

39 (Five years after the start of Wrath of the Lich King, three years since Arthas' death. Year 631 by the King's Calendar)


After Cataclysm ended Edit

41 (2 "Dragon"-years after The Cataclysm. Year 633 by the King's Calendar)

Warlords of Draenor (NYR) Edit

Future? Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ The War of the Ancients
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Anne Stickney 2011-08-04. WoW Insider's chronological guide to Warcraft novels, manga, comics, and short stories.
  3. ^ Expanded Universe (US) → The History of Warcraft, Chapter I: Mythos - The World Tree and the Emerald Dream
  4. ^ Expanded Universe (EU) → The History of Warcraft, Chapter I: Mythos - The World Tree and the Emerald Dream
  5. ^ Expanded Universe (US) → The History of Warcraft, Chapter I: Mythos - Exile of the High Elves
  6. ^ Expanded Universe (EU) → The History of Warcraft, Chapter I: Mythos - Exile of the High Elves
  7. ^ Expanded Universe (US) → The History of Warcraft, Chapter I: Mythos - The Founding of Quel'Thalas
  8. ^ Expanded Universe (EU) → The History of Warcraft, Chapter I: Mythos - The Founding of Quel'Thalas
  9. ^ Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, pg 33
  10. ^ Alliance & Horde Compendium, pg 9


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