The Azerothian Calendar (intials AC or A.C.) is the timeline of known events that have taken place on the world Azeroth, with some mentionings of happenings on worlds such as Draenor.  

Chaos Era Edit


  • The time of the Old Gods and the Burning Legion's rampage across the Twisting Nether. The time of which Sargeras was corrupted and shattered Mardum, becoming the Lord of the Burning Legion.


  • The Old Gods are encountered by the titans of the Pantheon


  • The Old Gods are imprisoned, and Y'shaarj is killed


  • The five dragons Alexstrasza, Nozdormu, Ysera, Malygos, and Neltharion are given special powers by the titans, and become the Dragon Aspects


  • Sargeras corrupts much of the eredar on Argus, convincing Archimonde and Kil'jaeden to join his ranks. They became Sargeras's right and left hand. Meanwhile, Velen, with the help of a naaru, escaped Argus with those loyal to him, who later are called the draenei, or "Exiled Ones".


  • The War of the Ancients
    • Sargeras senses the Highborne's use of the Well of Eternity and decides to invade Azeroth. Corrupting Queen Azshara and her followers, a portal is opened through which the Burning Legion enters the world and laids waste to the night-elven civilization.
    • Shaohao, the last emperor of the Pandaren Empire, has a vision of the upcoming Burning Legion. He isolates his empire through the some magical mists, which protect it from the war and the ensuring disasters, but also leave it hidden from the rest of the world for thousands of years.

New Era Edit


  • Khaz Modan is founded in central Azeroth by the dwarves


  • The seven human nations are founded in continental Lordaeron (Lordaeron, Alterac, Gilneas, Dalaran, and Stromgarde), north of Khaz Modan
  • The kingdom Azeroth (later called Stormwind) is founded in continental Azeroth. Kul Tiras is founded just off the coast of Khaz Modan.

Rise of the Horde Era Edit


  • The draenei first arrive on Draenor


  • Kil'jaeden deceives Ner'zhul and the orcs start a war against the draenei


First War Era Edit


  • The orcs first come through the Dark Portal


  • Llane is assassinated by Garona Halforcen


  • Stormwind City falls to the orcs, and Lother flees with the kingdom's survivors

Second War Era Edit


  • The Second War erupts

Return of the Legion Era Edit



  • The Battle of Mount Hyjal


Ordinary Time Edit


Burning Crusade Era Edit


  • Kael'thas Sunstrider and his blood elves take over Tempest Keep
  • Velen and his draenei escape Draenor aboard the Exodar
  • Events during the Burning Crusade


  • A resurrected Kael'thas goes to the Sunwell Plateau and attempts to summon Kil'jaeden, and while part of the demon lord was summoned, he ultimately fails in the end

Lich King Era Edit


  • The Lich King reawakens
    • The Scarlet Crusade moves to Northrend, forming the Scarlet Onslaught. The Argent Crusade and Knights of the Ebon Blade are formed immediately after the Battle of Light's Hope Chapel
  • Varian Wrynn returns to the throne of Stormwind
  • Warchief Thrall sends an offensive force to Northrend, led by Overlord Garrosh Hellscream


  • Aftermath

Cataclysm Era Edit


  • The Shattering
    • The Worgen Curse spreads across Gilneas. Gilneas is later abandoned in ruins
    • Kezan is destroyed


Pandaren Era Edit



  • Garrosh Hellscream is put on trial at the Temple of the White Tiger in Kun-Lai Summit

Time-Break Era Edit


  • Garrosh Hellscream escapes with the help of Kairozdormu and the Dragonmaw Clan, and travels to an alternate Draenor to stop his father from drinking the blood of Mannoroth

-4 (Timeline B)

  • Grommash Hellscream slays Mannoroth, Gul'dan is captured, and the Iron Horde officially begins their conquest
  • Events of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
    • The Assault on the Dark Portal
    • Lunarfall is established by the Alliance in Shadowmoon Valley
    • Frostwall is established by the Horde in Frostfire Ridge
    • The ogre stronghold of Highmaul in Nagrand is assaulted by the Alliance and Horde
    • Blackrock Foundry in Gorgrond assaulted by the Alliance and Horde, Blackhand killed

32 (Timeline A)

-4 (Timeline B)

  • Assault on Tanaan Jungle
    • Archimonde is slain at the Black Gate in Hellfire Citadel, his spirit is sent back to the Twisting Nether
    • Gul'dan is pulled into the Twisting Nether and sent to Azeroth

Legion Era Edit



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