The God’s Cursed Mankind.
Towards the End of the Trojan war the Gods Cursed Humans. Threw the use of Evocation “Greeks” and Necromantic “Trojans” Magic the Greeks and Trojans Killed a God. As punishment the gods punished man. Resulting in the total disappearance of all the Evocation spells from the world and the complete Destruction of the Trojans. From here the story splits. The Romans say that other humans turned into the lesser races. The Demi-humans say there ancestors simply conquered and replaced the humans since there clerics had no spells. Some say it was a combination of both, the truth is lost to history. Undead are rare and highly feared. The gods who govern the dead do not look kindly upon those who tread within there realm of influence.
A short time line
1250 BC. Trojan War Humans cursed by the gods
1200 BC Gnomes replace Humans Phoenician Empire
1150 BC Halflings “Britons” replace Humans in Great Briton and Ireland
1125 BC Goblins replace Humans in Iberia “Spain”
1100 BC Hobgoblins Replace Humans is Gaul
1050 BC Bugbears replace humans in Germania
1000 BC Drow replace humans in “Numidia/Saharia” North africa
950BC Orcs replace humans in Egypt
893 BC Romulus Founds city of Rome.
850 BC Gnomes colonies N Africa, eastern Iberia and S England. “Carthage founded”
850 BC Elves replace humans in Greece
825BC Gnolls replace humans in Thrace
800 BC Flinds replace humans in Macadonia
775 BC Half elves replace humans in Illeria
750 BC Dwarves replace humans in southern black sea mountains/Hills.
700 BC Iron introduced to Europe
509 BC Founding of the roman republic God’s Favor of Romans Begins.
480 BC Battle of Thermopyle in Greece
450 BC Iron introduced into Mediterranean/Egypt.
387 BC Rome sacked by Brennus and his Gaul army
338 BS Romans Conqure the Latains
331 BC Alexander the Great Destroys the last Human Kingdom “Persia” God’s curse of Man kind ends“
312 BC Dwarf king Seleucos conquers Babylon and founds the Seleucid dynasty.
304 BC Ptolemaic Dynasty founded in Egypt. “Half Orcs”
290 BC Romans conquer the Samnites
282 BC Romans conquer last of the Etruscan kings in northern Italy.
281 BC: Rome issues coins
280 BC King Pyrrhus of Epirus “Greek city state” invades Italy
276 BC Romans Defeated Pyrhus
275 BC: Rome conquers Southern Italy
273 BC Rome and Egypt Form an official alliance.
269 BC Illerian & Sicilian Pirates begin large scale raiding of Roman, Cartagena and Egyptian shipping near southern Italy.
267 BC Relations between Rome and Carthage start to begin to break down.
265 BC start of our campaign year 489 Ab urbe condita). By Roman reckoning