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The King's Calendar: A Timeline

Before the First War, Stormwind humans counted forward from the end of a long and bloody civil war which occupied the latter half of the 1st century PC. The war ended in 590 PC (by the Lotharian Calendar) with the founding of the Kingdom of Stormwind. The calendar begins counting at this date, although it was adopted somewhat later, and continued to be used officially until the fall of Stormwind. Even afterwards, however, many government documents dated by the king's calendar, as do numerous pamphlets, publications and personal writings that we have (the Timeline on this Wiki follows this calendar).

This timeline shall serve as an index for events pertaining directly to the Kingdom of Stormwind, beginning with the conquering of Azeroth by the Arathorian Empire in the tenth century P.C. and continuing as time progresses in the World of Warcraft on Moon Guard server.

The current year is 634 K.C. (2022).

Please be advised that on a number of articles, you may need to subtract 3 years to get the 'proper' date by this Calendar. Some count time progression in real time since WoW's launch, which complicates matters. It is normally safe to assume that the conventional timeline seen here applies, however. A helpful way of distinguishing is that K.C. uses the current year of this article, while KY is 3 (or more, potentially) years further ahead.


Colonization (~900 P.C. - 6 P.C.)

With the loss of Lordaeron in the great civil war, the Arathorian Empire turned south to subjugate and develop the verdant land of Azeroth.

War for Stormwind's Independence (6 P.C. - 0 K.C.)

After the empire's tyranny pushed Azeroth's people to their breaking point, the Stormwind Militia fought a bloody war to break the land free from the Arathorian Empire's control.

  • Culling of Lakeshire (6 P.C.)
  • Founding of the Stormwind Militia (5 P.C.)
  • First Battle for Stormwind City (4 P.C.)
  • Elwynn Insurgency (4 P.C. - 2 P.C.)
  • The Westridge Rebellion (1 P.C.)
  • Battle of the Three Corners (1 P.C.)
  • Second Battle for Stormwind City (1 P.C.)
  • Arathorian Empire Defeated (0 K.C.)

Consolidation of the Realm (0 K.C. - 125 K.C.)

The young nation of Azeroth found leadership in the House of Wrynn - though tensions rose amid regional disputes.

Reign of Logan Wrynn I (0 K.C. - 48 K.C.)

Reign of Daniel Wrynn (48 K.C. - 83 K.C.)

Reign of Adam Wrynn (83 K.C. - 92 K.C.)

Reign of Thomas Wrynn I (92 K.C. - 125 K.C.)

10 Years' Strife (125 K.C. - 135 K.C.)

After Thomas I was assassinated by his wife in her grab for power, Samson Wrynn rallied the kingdom to exact justice on the Queen and her cult.

The Stolen Throne (125 K.C. - 148 K.C.)

  • Mary Brightwood claims the Throne (125 K.C.)
    • Exile of Samson Wrynn
    • Dissolution of the Church of Northshire
    • Mary's Massacre
  • Founding of the Stormwind Army (131 K.C.)
  • Siege of Stormwind City (133 K.C.)
    • Exile of Mary Brightwood

Reign of Samson Wrynn (131 K.C. - 150 K.C.)

  • Battle for Westridge (134 K.C.)
  • Battle for Grand Hamlet (134 K.C.)
  • Siege of Brightwood Keep (135 K.C.)
  • Construction began on Karazhan Keep (137 K.C.)

The Age of Plenty (175 K.C. - 360 K.C.)

With the discovery of vast deposits gold on the coast of Westfall, the kingdom surged with growth and prosperity - establishing its presence in the Eastern Kingdoms.

Reign of Thomas Wrynn II (150 K.C. - 183 K.C.)

  • Re-establishment of the Church of Northshire (152 K.C.)
  • Construction began on the Stormwind Cathedral (160 K.C.)

Reign of Adamant Wrynn I (183 K.C. - 239 K.C.)

  • Discovery of Gold on the Gold Coast (189 K.C.)
  • Rise of the Redsky Raiders (190 K.C.)
  • Establishment of the Stormwind Navy (191 K.C.)

Reign of James Wrynn (239 K.C. - 261 K.C.)

  • Peasant Rebellions of 249 (249 K.C.)

Reign of Logan Wrynn II (261 K.C. - 302 K.C.)

  • Conquest of Balor (265 K.C. - 266 K.C.)
  • Treaty of Tol Barad (289 K.C.)

Reign of Henry Wrynn (302 K.C. - 349 K.C.)

  • Peasant Rebellions of 306 (306 - 321 K.C.)
  • Establishment of the House of Magistrates (307 K.C.)
  • Brookwood Expedition of 340 (340 K.C.)
    • Joint expedition with the Kul Tiran navy

War of the Three Hammers (362 K.C. - 382 K.C.)

A massive civil war breaks out within the dwarven capital of Ironforge. The Dark Iron dwarves, soon defeated and exiled from the kingdom, travel south and annex portions of the Red Steppes as territory of the Empire of Thaurissan. Following Thaurissan's War, the region is destroyed after Ragnaros the Firelord is summoned to the physical plane.

Reign of Charles Wrynn (349 K.C. - 375 K.C.)

  • Siege of Mountain Watch (362 K.C.)
    • Construction of the Blackened Wall
  • The Ironbound Pact (365 K.C.)

The Age of Conquest (364 K.C. - 465 K.C.)

Spurred by a growing population, Azeroth set itself to expand its borders and holdings in and around the southern continent.

Reign of Eadred Wrynn (375 K.C. - 401 K.C.)

  • Conquest of the Black Morass (380 K.C. - 381 K.C.)
  • Thaurissan's War (Dark Iron Offensive) (381 K.C.)
  • Summoning of Ragnaros (382 K.C.)

Reign of Adamant Wrynn II (401 K.C. - 451 K.C.)

Reign of William Wrynn (451 K.C. - 489 K.C.)

  • Conquest of the South Seas (463 K.C. - 465 K.C.)

The Age of Peace (465 K.C. - 592 K.C.)

The years prior to the orcish wars were marked by peace, with trade between the Eastern Kingdoms strengthening Azeroth's ties.

Reign of Landen Wrynn (489 K.C. - 516 K.C.)

Reign of Barathen Wrynn (516 K.C. - 571 K.C.)

  • The Gnoll War (517 K.C.)
  • Birth of Medivh (547 K.C.)
  • Birth of Llane Wrynn (551 K.C.)
  • The Gurubashi War (571 K.C.)
    • Death of King Barathen
    • Coronation of King Llane

The First War (592 K.C. - 595 K.C.)

After the opening of the Dark Portal, the Orcish Horde swept across the Kingdom of Azeroth - destroying centuries worth of progress and gutting the nation to its core.

The First Orcish Invasion (592 K.C.)

  • Opening of the Dark Portal (592 K.C.)
  • First Siege of Stormwind City (593 K.C.)
    • Orcish Horde Defeated

Reign of Llane Wrynn (571 K.C. - 595 K.C.)

  • Invasion of the Swamp of Sorrows (593 K.C.)
  • Sacking of Brightwood (593 K.C.)
  • Rescue of Lord Anduin Lothar (593 K.C.)
  • Sacking of Redridge (594 K.C.)
  • Battle for Elwynn (594 K.C.)
  • The Northshire Rebellion (594 K.C.)
  • Assault on Karazhan (596 K.C.)
    • Death of Medivh
  • Rise of Orgrim Doomhammer (596 K.C.)
  • Sacking of Northshire (596 K.C.)
  • Assassination of Llane I (595 K.C.)

Regency of Anduin Lothar (595 K.C. - 598 K.C.)

  • Sacking of Elwynn Forest (595 K.C.)
  • Black Morass Insurgency (595 K.C.)
  • Sacking of Stormwind City (595 K.C.)
    • The Great Exodus

The Second War (596 K.C. - 598 K.C.)

With the backing of the Alliance of Lordaeron, the survivors of Azeroth rallied to push the Orcish Horde back and liberate the ruins of their homeland.

  • Alliance of Lordaeron founded (596 K.C.)
  • Orcish assault on Khaz Modan and the Baradin Sea. (596 K.C.)
  • Sacking of Loch Modan and the Wetlands (596 K.C.)
  • Sacking of Grim Batol (596 K.C.)
    • Enslavement of the Red Dragon Flight
  • Torching of Eversong Woods (596 K.C.)
  • Battle for the Thandol Span (596 K.C.)
  • Founding of the Order of the Silver Hand (597 K.C.)
  • Peasant Riots of Tyr's Hand (597 K.C.)
  • Siege of Capital City (597 K.C.)
  • Siege of Alterac (597 K.C.)

The Alliance Offensive (598 K.C.)

  • Liberation of Khaz Modan
  • Siege of Blackrock Spire (598 K.C.)
  • Liberation of Azeroth (598 K.C.)
    • Destruction of the Dark Portal

Reconstruction of the Realm (599 K.C. - 610 K.C.)

After the death and destruction of the Orcish Wars, the remaining people of Stormwind began to rebuild their lost kingdom.

Reign of Varian Wrynn (598 K.C. - 615 K.C.)

  • Orcish Internment (599 K.C.)
  • Construction of the Greymane Wall (599 K.C.)
  • Reconstruction of the Realm (599 K.C.)

First Alliance Expedition to Draenor (600 K.C.)

  • Reopening of the Dark Portal (600 K.C.)
    • Artifacts of Gul'dan Stolen
  • Construction of Honor Hold (600 K.C.)
  • Siege of Hellfire Citadel (600 K.C.)
  • Destruction of Draenor (600 K.C.)
    • Second Destruction of the Dark Portal
  • Disbandment of the Alliance of Lordaeron (608 K.C.)
  • Death of Doomhammer (608 K.C.)
  • Rise of Thrall (610 K.C.)

The Third War (610 K.C. - 611 K.C.)

What began as a rogue wizard's plague in the Kingdom of Lordaeron eventually spread into an all out war for the very survival of the planet.

Scourge of Lordaeron (610 K.C.)

War with the Burning Legion (611 K.C.)

  • Establishment of Theramore Isle (611 K.C.)
  • Contact with the Night Elves (611 K.C.)
  • Mannoroth's Fall (611 K.C.)
    • Death of Grom Hellscream
  • Battle for Mount Hyjal (611 K.C.)
  • Battle for Theramore (612 K.C.)

The Dark Times (612 K.C. - 618 K.C.)

Despite the victory against the Burning Legion in Kalimdor, the remaining kingdoms of the east fell one by one - leaving Stormwind as one of the last bastions of humanity.

Regency of Bolvar Fordragon (615 K.C. - 619 K.C.)

The Burning Crusade (618 K.C. - 619 K.C.)

As Stormwind slowly recovered from internal strife, the reopening of the Dark Portal emboldened the kingdom to retake its heroism of old.

War in Outland (January - July, 618 K.C.)

  • Siege of Hellfire Citadel (March, 618 K.C.)
  • Siege of the Black Temple (July, 618 K.C.)
    • Illidan Defeated

War Aftermath (July, 618 K.C - October, 619 K.C.)

  • The New Guard (July, 618 K.C.)

Wrath of the Lich King (619 K.C. - 620 K.C.)

As Varian Wrynn was returned to the throne of the Kingdom of Stormwind, the Lich King launched a war that would engulf all of Azeroth.

Reign of Varian Wrynn (619 K.C. - 626 K.C.)

Nexus War (October, 619 K.C. - December, 619 K.C.)

  • Dalaran is lifted and flown to Northrend.

War against the Lich King (November - December, 619 K.C.)

Battle for Icecrown (January - February, 620 K.C.)

  • Rout of the East Gate (January, 620 K.C.)
  • Establishment of the Argent Tournament (January, 620 K.C.)
    • Death of Anub'arak
  • Siege of Icecrown Citadel (February, 620 K.C.)
    • Fall of the Lich King (February 16, 620 K.C.)

Reclamation of the Realm (February - December, 620 K.C.)

After victory against the Lich King, the Kingdom of Stormwind surged with growth and pride - its armies set to bring order back to its provinces.

Prelude to War (May - July, 620 K.C.)

The Shattering (November - December, 620 K.C.)

  • Elemental Invasions (November, 620 K.C.)
  • The Stonewatch Massacre (December, 620 K.C.)

The Great Cataclysm (621 K.C. - 622 K.C.)

Deathwing erupted from deep within the earth, sundering the world of Azeroth; the war between the Alliance and Horde fast accelerating.

  • The Shattering (January, 621 K.C.)
    • Attack on Stormwind City
  • Disaster Relief (January, 621 K.C.)

Liberation of Ironforge (January, 621 K.C.)

War against the Horde and Twilight's Hammer (621 K.C. - 622 K.C.)

  • War in Northeron (February - March, 621 K.C.)
  • Invasion of Kalimdor (March - May, 621 K.C.)
  • Battle for Surwich (May, 621 K.C.)
  • Northern Reinforcement (July - August, 621 K.C.)
    • War in Arathi
    • War in the Hinterlands
  • Reclamation of Fort Adamant (September, 621 K.C.)
  • Ashenvale Reinforcement (November, 621 K.C.)
  • The Bauvlet Crisis (November, 621 K.C.)
  • Siege of Wyrmrest Temple (December, 622 K.C.)
    • Deathwing Defeated (December 2, 622 K.C.)
    • Liberation of Blackrock Mountain

War against the Horde (622 K.C. - 624 K.C.)

With Deathwing defeated, the forces of the Alliance and the Horde clash in a bloody war of conquest and colonization.

  • Battle of Alabaster Valley (January, 622 K.C.)
  • Destruction of the Black Mines (February, 622 K.C.)
  • The Gilded Horn Crisis (March, 622 K.C.)
  • Siege of Northwatch Hold (April, 622 K.C.)
  • Defense of the Fjord Colonies (July - August, 622 K.C.)

War in Pandaria (September, 622 K.C. - October, 623 K.C.)

Post-Siege Armistice (October, 623 K.C. - October, 624 K.C.)

With the Siege of Orgrimmar at an end, the Alliance and Horde entered an uneasy truce.

War against the Iron Horde (624 K.C. - 626 K.C.)

Post-Iron War Armistice (August, 625 K.C. - September, 626 K.C.)

Return of the Burning Legion (September, 626 K.C. - August, 628 K.C.)

  • Battle of the Broken Shore takes place. King Varian Wrynn is killed in battle and Warchief Vol'jin is fatally wounded. (September, 626 K.C.)
    • Vol'jin dies of his wounds in Orgrimmar.
    • Sylvanas Windrunner is named Warchief of the Horde by Vol'jin.

Reign of Anduin Wrynn (626 K.C. - Present)

  • Siege of the Nighthold (January - March, 627 K.C.)
    • Death of Gul'dan (March 7th, 627 K.C.)

The Fourth War (August, 628 K.C. - Present)


Timeline dates adapted from Wowpedia and in-game events in World of Warcraft.