The following is an overview of the history detailed in the
Dreaming Web. Note that until the Sundering there is no strict time in the
Dreaming. Events are presented here
in the most sensible order, but are not constrained by that
In the beginning, there was only the Dreaming. Those who were to become Trolls were the only fae. The only light was from the stars, which were
the Sidhe shining through from that place
which is behind the Dreaming. Dragons were there, the shadows cast on the
walls of the Dreaming by the
The first change was the advent of Nocker. The Trolls-to-be were the embodiment of
the Dreaming, but one of them decided
to create something with its own Dán: the Gate of Ivory. At this moment there was
Nocker, who creates things with their
own fate, and Troll, who tried to stop
Redcap comes through
the Gate of Ivory and brings
death to the Dreaming.
- The Mountain
King, wishing to protect the Dreaming from Redcap's
destruction, creates the Sluagh,
using the Emerald That Lies at the Heart
of the World. They arise from Moonbeam Fissure, the embodiment
of the Oath of
Guardianship. They collect the souls of those Redcap has severed (from their connection
to Dreamstuff) and return them to
the Dreaming Beyond.
Nocker wanders off and
finds the Dragon graveyard and the
bones of Sidabras. He takes the
horns and fashions the Gate of Horn
from them, hoping to summon something that he could master and
gain power from.
- The Sidhe House Founders come through the
Gate of Horn and announce their
rulership of the Dreaming.
- The Sidhe lords and
their followers spread out over the Dreaming, seeking adventure. Each of
them fights and slays one or more Dragons, save Lord Liam.
chastises Lady Fiona, causing enmity between
Lord Balor betrays the justice of the Mountain King and summons the Sidhe to war.
Lord Balor takes
Arcadia while the Battle of the Riven Mountain
is being fought. He is killed by Lord
Leanhaun in the Siege of
Arcadia after the Trolls are
defeated. The remaining Trolls swear
an Oath of Fealty to the
Lord Liam is
killed by a Dragon.
Eshu goes to Ironfell, leading to Nocker going
there and getting iron in his blood, the universe becoming
polar, and the Sluagh gaining the
Sluagh agree to
destroy House Leanhaun with
the Iron Knives at Lady Fiona's request. In doing so, they
break their Oath of
Guardianship (for the knives bring death of the soul, irreparably harming the Dreaming). They stop the killing, and
thereby break their Oath of the
Long Road to the Sidhe.
- The Sundering
occurs. Lord Dougal breaks the
Gate of Horn and the Fomori begin to appear.
- The Fomori drive
everyone out of Arcadia.
- The Trolls revolt against the Sidhe after the Mountain King is reincarnated. They
are vanquished with the aid of the Sluagh.
Lord Aelil slays
Sidabras and uses its bones to
create a new Arcadia but
fails and dies.
- The Sidhe march on
Arcadia to free it from the Fomori.
- The Shattering.