The magical Valley of Edufu is a place of ancient tombs and temples. Scroll down to learn more about this enigmatic world.
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Edufu calendar begins. Years are measured from this date.
First Valley of the Dead tombs uncovered
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Archaeological finds have dated the very first tombs to have been uncovered at the Valley of the Dead around this date. No documented evidence exists from this time and very little is known about the occupants of the earliest tombs present.
Orb of Power dicovered
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The Orb of Power was not known as such until modern times. When it was first discovered, it’s true nature was not recognised. Still identified as a precious object, the orb was installed atop the throne as a symbol of regal power and influence upon its initial discovery.
See also Magical Artefacts.
First settlements outside of Astowan
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After the creation of the first settlement in Astowan, the town grew steadily over many years until population pressure forced people farther away from the city to find fresh pastures and arable land. Settlements started to spread south along the River of Edufu from around this time.
Goat acquires magical powers
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Little is understood about the Goat’s origins but he is understood to have first come into possession of magical powers around this time.
Astowan identified as first capital
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With steady population growth triggering the creation of more and more settlements along the river, Astowan was formally chosen by the people as the first capital city. It has been the seat of power since this time also.
Ancient scrolls uncovered
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Archaeological digs just outside of what is today known as the Valley of the Dead reveal a hoard of ancient scrolls. Priests have devoted their lives to the study and interpretation of these scrolls, which now reside in the Great Library in the Valley of the Dead.
Queen Raha born
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Lack of records from around this time have resulted in disputes over the true lineage of this baby. It is believed she was born of wealthy and influential parents, although conflicting information on this subject ensures it will be debated for many years to come.
More scrolls uncovered
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After many years of study, the priests from the Valley of the Dead conjectured that the library of scrolls unearthed in 532 EF was incomplete. Internal wrangling and disagreements between the priests meant that no serious efforts were made to find the missing scrolls. A series of expeditions and archaeological digs were eventually undertaken over the course of many years until the missing scrolls were eventually discovered beneath what is today a River Palm fruit orchard just south of the capital city of Astowan.
Queen Raha ascends to the throne
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At the tender age of just fifteen, Raha the first became Her Divine Majesty Queen Raha on this date. Universally recognised as the most popular ruler in the history of the Valley of Edufu, Queen Raha was also known as the People’s Queen. Very little documentation exists regarding the rulers from before her time.
Construction starts on the snake temple at Alexur
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Queen Raha commissions the snake temple at Raha. This becomes the first of several such temples to be built throughout the Valley of Edufu by successive monarchs.
The Orb of Wind is discovered
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Queen Raha comes into possession of the Orb of Wind, further solidifying her in the eyes of the people as one of the most powerful rulers to have ever reigned. The orb’s origins are hotly debated.
See also Magical Artefacts.
King Ahmoses I is born
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The first of what would be a long lineage of rules of this name, this child was not born of royal parents himself.
Queen Raha dies
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Triggering several years of mourning throughout the land, Queen Raha’s died at the age of 65. She was buried at first in Alexur but her body was later exhumed and relocated to an unknown location
Unrest spreads across the land
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With no heirs to succeed her, Queen Raha’s death triggers waves of unrest that spread throughout the land rapidly.
Civil war spreads throughout Edufu
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The unrest spread until different religious factions openly rebelled against each other. Full-blown civil war erupts, resulting in the widespread damage and destruction to many of the great temples and monuments throughout the lands. Most notably affected was the Eye of Tekhenu in Ramanna.
Eye of Tekhenu erected in Ramanna
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One of the biggest obelisks in all of Edufu, this monument was built in honour of Queen Raha and constructed by the people. Inscriptions on the obelisk pay homage to the queen, further fuelling speculation that she might be laid to rest somewhere nearby.
King Ahmoses I ascends to the throne
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King Ahmoses I ascends to the throne following his pivotal role in quelling rebellion throughout the south
Law and order is restored to the land
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Following years of civil unrest, King Ahmoses I implements a series of sweeping reforms throughout the land. Order is soon established, bringing peace back to the lives of the common people.
King Ahmoses II is born
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Following the death of his first son and wife during childbirth, King Ahmoses remarries. With his new queen, he goes on to bave three children. The firstborn inherits the king’s name and will go on to succeed his father as ruler.
Great Pyramid of Astowan is commissioned
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Shortly after the death of his first son and wife, King Ahmoses I commissions one of the most ambitious construction projects ever seen in the Valley of Edufu. The Great Pyramid of Astowan towers above anything else ever built previously or since.
Alexur becomes principal trading port
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With more and more settlements developing throughout the valley, the fertile farmlands of Alexur and its central location in the valley secure its status of the most significant trading port. Orchards and farmland in the region generate more food than anywhere else along the river.
King Ahmoses I dies
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At just 41, King Ahmoses I dies of an unknown illness. His legacy lives on in the greatest monument ever constructed at Astowan.
King Ahmoses II ascends to the throne
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Upon this father’s premature death, King Ahmoses II assumes power at the tender age of just 21. Instead of ruling by decree, the new king choses to create a council of trusted advisors to help him press his father’s agenda of reform and improvements to the common people.
Free trade routes established
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King Ahmoses II begins a regimented program of continued reforms, including free trade agreements and other far-reaching changes. Prosperity throughout the Valley of Edufu grows quickly from around this time. A huge construction boom follows, bringing with it population growth throughout the valley but especially in the cities of Astowan, Alexur and Asteena.
The Great Pyramid of Astowan is complete
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After almost 40 years of construction, the Great Pyramid of Astowan is finally complete. It immediately becomes the official seat of power and remains that way from this time onwards.
The pyramid temple of Asteena is commissioned
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Following in his father’s footsteps, King Ahmoses II commissions a great temple in his own honour. In an attempt to bring prosperity and commerce to the southernmost city of Astowan, that location is chosen for the monument to be erected.
King Ahmoses III is born
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The only born child to King Ahmoses II, this baby will be the third to bare the name.
Jafar is born
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Jafar is born into poverty but quickly climbs up through the ranks to eventually become a servant to the royal family. He eventually finds his way into the employ of King Ahmoses III and remains a loyal servant of that monarch until his untimely death at the hands of The Goat.
Goat begins wiping out Metamorphs
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The Goat began systematically wiping out all Metamorphs from Forestium. Although they were never actually a threat to him, the Goat was deeply mistrusting of the Metamorphs due to their magical abilities to become other creatures and to heal the sick and wounded. Fiercely protective of his control over the land, the Goat believed the Metamorphs might one day rise up against him. Although brutal in his approach, the Goat was never able to completely eradicate the gentle Metamorphs and some still remain to this day.
Construction starts on the Temple of Ramanna
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One of very few significant religious buildings to have been constructed not by royal decree but by the people, the Temple at Ramanna was the first choice of burial for the People’s Queen, although she was never actually buried there. Rumours persisted that Ramanna did eventually become Queen Raha’s final place of rest, although these have never been substantiated.
Queen Neferemu is born
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Queen Neferemu is born on this date. Blessed with stunning beauty, the child develops a thirst for power, gravitating towards powerful men until she catches the eye of King Ahmoses III.
Construction finishes on the Temple of Asteena
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The last of its kind to be built in the Valley of Edufu, this temple pyramid becomes a heavily guarded fortress and the home to the Orb of Memory.
Rashida is born
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Rashida is born in Ramanna and remains there her entire live. She devotes herself to the study of the ancient scrolls housed at the Great Library in the Valley of the Dead.
King Ahmoses II dies
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King Ahmoses II dies at the ripe old age of 83. One of the longest serving rulers, he was also one of the most popular. Like many kings and queens before him, he was laid to rest in the Valley of the Dead.
King Ahmoses III ascends to the throne
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The third of his name and the current ruler of the Valley of Edufu, King Ahmoses III takes his seat on the throne in Great Pyramid of Astowan. He is said to have mourned the death of his father for over a year before being seen in again public.
The Orb of Memory is discovered
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The Orb of Memory surfaced during an archaeological dig in the southern city of Asteena Believed to have magical properties, the artefact is heavily guarded in the Temple of Asteena.
See also Magical Artefacts.
Royal statue at Asteena commissioned
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Paying homage to himself, King Ahmoses III commissions statues throughout the land depicting himself. The most impressive of these is a tall structure directly in front of the temple at Asteena. The statue is constructed such that the morning sun passes through the statue’s eyes into the temple. The design of that temple was altered during its construction so that the sun’s rays passing through the statue strike an altar situated high in the structure. The altar is where the Or of Memory rests.
Statue of King Ahmoses III is completed
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The statue of King Ahmoses III at the Temple of Astowan is completed.
Eye of Horentus discovered
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King Ahmoses III discovers the Eye of Horentus, a magical mirror that permits the king glimpses of other places. This initiates a feud between the King and The Goat which lasts for many years.
See also Magical Artefacts.
Memory barrier created over Edufu
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Fiercely jealous of anyone possessing any magical artefacts, The Goat does not react well to the king discovering the Eye of Tekhenu. In an attempt to inflict control over the land, The Goat creates a magical memory loss barrier that causes anyone passing through it to lose their memories.
Joshua arrives in the Valley of Edufu
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Joshua and his friends arrive in the Valley of Edufu. They quickly find each other and attempt to restore their lost memories with the remote aid of the king.