A rough timeline of events leading up to the Amulet's arrival on Earth, and Marlene's adventures in Thera.
rise of the anlu nari
Razuse gives rise to a sub-sect of sorcerers in Thera. They pursue darker practices of magic, and push the lines of ethical conjuration. They push the boundaries of the Theran Order, and at times are in direct contradiction to the Order's edict. Rather than use magic to serve and enrich society, the seek to use it to serve their own desires. It is a small group when founded, but it grows as Razuse's teachings prove hard to resist.
knights of azura
After the destruction of many of the Azura Trees at the hands of the Anlu Nari, the Knighs of Azura is created to defend and protect the remaining trees. They are a group of Elves unmatched in archery, tracking and woodsmanship. None dare enter the Azura forests or approach the Azura trees without seeking permission from the Knights of Azura.
Theran Order founded
As the use of magic grew more frequent and powerful, a group of specialists was created to shepherd and regulate the usage of magic to ensure its use always served the people of Thera, and was never used for unethical or diabolical purposes.
razuse accepted into theran order
Razuse climbs the ranks of sorcerers and is accepted into the Theran order.
Destruction of Azura Trees
The Anlu Nari begin harvesting Azura Trees to power their dark magic. They drain the trees to an extreme degree, bleeding them dry. In the process, they kill a great many. This draws the ire of the Theran Order. Razuse is demoted and other known followers of the Anlu Nari are banished from the Theran Order.
Flight of the Dwarfs
Dwarfs were the greatest miners and crafters in all of Thera, and the Anlu Nari enslaved them to mine the Azura from the deep below the ground. To escape the persecution, the Dwarfs ultimately sealed themselves deep underground. They used the power of the Azura they mined to buttress their already impermeable doors, preventing the Anlu Nari from reaching them. In the process, however, they also cut themselves off from the rest of the world. The remained underground until the end of the Dark War.
At the start of each decade, a prophecy would be conjured. This required a great deal of Azura, so was limited to once every ten years. The Azura needed for the Prophecy was gathered each year at the Victory Feast. The Prophecy was used to gaze into the future and give warning of any rising danger to prevent another group such as the Anlu Nari from rising up and threatening Thera.
age of doom
all of Thera is engulfed in the dark war for 100 years.
The few remaining members of the Theran Order succeed in their great gamble. They lure the Anlu Nari into a trap, and banish them from the Theran universe to one of no magic where the Anlu Nari will be rendered powerless and live out their days in exile, never to return to Thera.
Feast of Theraday established
After the Great Victory, it was decided the events that led to the worst war and devestation Thera had ever seen should never be forgotten, and never be allowed to happen again. A Theran holiday was created to celebrate the victory, honor the fallen, and to remember the horrors of the Anlu Nari. It was also at this time that the people of Thera sacrifice Azura into a reserve that is used every 10 years for the conjuration of the Prophecy.
DArk War begins
The Anlu Nari wage war against the Theran Order for control of all the lands. The Anlu Nari seek to enslave the people, demanding that the people worship them as gods. Both the Anlu Nari and the Theran Order conclude that complete annihilation of the opposition is the only way to victory.
Razuse cast out of Theran Order