Dwarf Timeline

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The following is a timeline of the Dwarfs.

Time of the Ancestor Gods

Imperial Year, (Dwarf Year) Event Sources
Pre History Grimnir kills father of Dragons Urmskaladrak. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
The mountains are slowly colonised about the year -500 (imperial year -5000). Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
-4523, (1) Valaya founds many holds including Karaz-a-Karak. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-4421, (102) Grungni makes the Throne of Power for his eldest son, Snorri Whitebeard. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
Grimnir meets the Elves for the first time. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-4420, (103) Grimnir disappears into the Chaos Wastes. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21

The Golden Age

Imperial Year, (Dwarf Year) Event Sources
-4119, (404) Snorri Whitebeard becomes High King. He becomes friends with Malekith, who join forces and purges last of Chaos form the old world. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21, Malekith (book) by Gav Thorpe
c.-3900, (500-600) Dwarfs in Zorn Uzkull turn to Hashut and become Chaos Dwarfs. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-2839, (1684) Phoenix King Bel Shanaar visits High King Snorri Whitebeard at Karaz-a-Karak. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-2188, (2335) Elves return to Old World after strife and civil war. The Dwarfs and Elves trade once again. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
-2005, (2518) The Great Betrayal mars relationships between Elves and Dwarfs. Dwarf merchants are murdered by Dark Elves masquerading as High Elves. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21,
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
-2000, (2523) The Elves set up a fortress near Krag Bryn. According to the Dwarfs, the Elves ferment ill between the Dwarfs of Krag Bryn and Kazad Thrund. Queen Helegar Thrundsdottir and Drong the Hard the Hard unite in mariage and on the battlefield to settle their grudges which costs Drong his life. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
Karak Zorn come into conflit with the Lizardmen in the Southlands and are not heard from again 4a. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
-1997, (2526) High King Gotrek Starbreaker sends ambassadors to Ulthuan who are returned shaved beginning the War of Vengeance. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-1974, (2549) Snorri Halfhand, son of High King Gortrek Starbreaker is slain in combat by the Phoenix King Caledor II. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-1968, (2555) Morgrim Bargrum, a cousin of Snorri Halfhand, kills High Elf Lord Imladrik at the Battle of Oeragor. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
-1948, (2575) The Elf city of Athel Maraya is burned to the ground by an army led by Morgrim. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18

The Time of Woes

Imperial Year, (Dwarf Year) Event Sources
-1520, (3003) High King Gotrek Starbreaker slays Phoenix King Caledor II in the Battle for Three Towers at the gate for Tor Alessi and takes the Phoenix Crown. Elves retreat to Ulthuan and the Forest of Loren.

Note, The revised 6th edition book lists the imperial year as 1560 and 8th edition lists it as year (3003, -1600 IC) which is not 4523 years difference.

Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21,
Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
Warhammer: The Old World Rulebook pp 22-29
-1500, (3023) Earthquakes and Volcanoes erupt causing damage to Dwarf holds, mines and the Underway. Karak Ungor falls and renamed Red Eye Mountain by the Night Goblins. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-1499, (3024) Karak Varn falls to Night Goblins and Skaven. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-1498, (3025) Ekrund taken by Orcs. Watchtowers in Mad Dog Pass taken by Night Goblins. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-1457, (3066) The Gold, Brightstone and Brynduraz mine of Gunbad falls to Night Goblins. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21, Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
-1387, (3136) The Silver War Road War begins at Mount Silverspear. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-1367, (3156) Mount Silverspear falls after 20 years of fighting to Orc Warboss Urk Grimfang. The hold is renamed to Mount Grimfang. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-1362, (3161) Mines and settlements on the eastern part of the Worlds Edge Mountains are abandoned. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
-1250, (3273) Thunder Mountain erupts driving Orcs and Goblins north. The towns of Valhorn and Budrikhorn around Karaz-a-Karak are destroyed. High King Morgrim Blackbeard leads crusade in the Troll Wars, retaking minor holds as well as repairing and resealing tombs. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21, Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
-1245, (3278) King Morgrim Blackbeard clears Mad Dog Pass. Logazor Brightaxe leads an army and temporarily recaptures Mount Gunbad until Orc reinforcements arrive. The Dwarfs also attempt to recapture Mount Silverspear but are forced to leave and reinforce Kazaz-a-Karak from Troll and Ogre army. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
-1185, (3338) Runesmith Kadrin Redmane clears Karak Varn of Skaven. Miners return to mine for Gromril. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-1136, (3387) Battle of Black Water Pass: Kadrin Redmade is killed in Orc ambush at the shores of Black Water. Kadrin throws his hammer into the waters before he is killed. Karak Varn is lost within a decade. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-975, (3548) Battle of a Thousand Woes: High King Skorri Morgrimsson attempts to retake the hold of Karak Ungor. They are driven back and Skorri dies soon after in Karaz-a-Karak. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-750, (3773) Karak Azgal attacked by Night Goblins who are repulsed and attack Karak Azul. Night Goblins take a foothold in the western halls and lower depths. The Goblins are expelled after a decade. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-720, (3803) The Dragon Skaladrak Incarnadine destroys several mines near Karak Kadrin. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-701, (3822) At Karak Eight Peaks, Miners dig into Skaven Tunnels. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-650, (3873) King Baragor of Karak Kadrin takes the name Ungrim and becomes the first Slayer King. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-513, (4010) Fall of Karak Eight Peaks to Night Goblins and Skaven. King Lunn orders the ancestor tombs sealed. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-469, (4054) Orcs destroy Karak Azgal who are in turn driven out by a Dragon. Karak Drazh also falls becoming the Black Crag. Karak Azul hold out largely due to the influx of refugee Dwarfs from fallen holds. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-380, (4143) Karaz-a-Karak attacked by Orc Warboss Ugrok Beardburner. High King Logan Proudbeard is captured. Orcs are defeated at the Battle of Black Water with primitive Cannons. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-250, (4273) Dwarfs increase trade with Humans. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-108, (4415) Daled Stormbreaker leads an expedition to Karak Azgal to recover lost treasures. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18

The Age of Men

Imperial Year, (Dwarf Year) Event Sources
-15, (4508) Orcs ambush and capture High King Kurgan Ironbeard. He is then rescued by Sigmar, prince of the Unberogen tribe. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
-1, (4522) Battle of Black Fire Pass is won by Dwarfs and Men. The Empire is founded and Sigmar named Emperor. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
287, (4810) In the mountains south of Karak Azul, Miners discover the nest of the dragon Mordrak. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
380, (4902) Dwarfs find Wood Elves in Athel Loren. Their meeting does not go well. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
590, (5113) Karak Vlag falls. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
657, (5180) Gromril discovered by Thori Gundrikson in caves west of Black Water. Ore is mined until caves are destroyed by Skaven. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
662, (5185) The Lost Heartstone is discoverd by Dorin Heldour and Katalin Kandoom in the Dragonback Mountains. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
684, (5207) The Axe of Dail is found by Dorin Heldour and Katalin Kandoom in Karak Varn and is brought to King Finn Sourscowl in Karaz-a-Karak. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
685, (5208) Dorin Heldour brings the skin of the Dragon Fyrskar to High King Finn Sourscowl at Karaz-a-Karak, where the skin is engraved with runes. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
742, (5265) Elmador and Older Finnson are rescued by Dorin Heldour and Katalin Kandoom from the Black Crag. Elmador later becomes High King. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
892, (5415) Kragg the Grimm forges the Rune of Stone under the eye of his master, Morek Furrowbrow. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
1032, (5555) Skalf Dragonslayer slays the Dragon Graung the Terrible and claims Kingship of Karak Azgal. Skalf establishes a town in the valley below the hold's entrance because on the infestation of Night Goblins in the hold. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
1111, (5634) The Black Plague sweeps the Old World. Dwarfs seal their holds and Skaven attack. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
1420, (5943) The Dragon Skaladrak Incarndine ravages lands around Karak Kadrin. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
1712, (6235) Battle of Blood Peak: The last of Orc Warboss Gorbad Ironclaws army is destroyed by High King Kendrak Gottrison as it moves towards the Badlands. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
2010, (6533) The Empire and The Dwarfs fight in many battles together in the Wars of the Vampire Counts. The Vampire Countess Emmanuelle is defeated in the siege of Castle Tempelhof. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
2205, (6728) High King Alrik and Goblin Warlord Gorkil Eyegourger duel at the Battle of Black Falls. The Goblin is mortally wounded but manages to drag the High King off the falls to their deaths. The enraged Dwarfs led by Alriksson massacre the rest of the Goblins. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
2302, (6825) High King Alriksson marches and army from Karaz-a-Karak to Kislev in the Great War Against Chaos. The High King is honoured by Magnus the Pious. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21

The Age of Reckoning

Imperial Year, (Dwarf Year) Event Sources
2304, (6827) Thorgrim Grudgebearer is crowned High King. He reclaims Mad Dog Pass. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
2321, (6844) Battle of Bloodwater Sound: Ironclads from Barak Varr defeats a Skaven fleet in the Black Gulf. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
2350, (6873) An explosion caused by Burlok Damminson and Sven Hasselfriesian's pressure vessel experiment, destroyed the Engineer's guild Hall in Karaz-a-Karak. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
2420, (6943) Waaagh! Grom: Grom the Paunch rampages the Worlds Edge Mountains and defeats a throng in the Battle of Iron Gate before heading west into the Empire. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
2473, (6996) Belegar Ironhammer, a descendant of King Lunn establishes a foothold in Karak Eight Peaks. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
2498, (7021) After the Battle of the Jaws, reinforcements reach Karak Eight Peaks. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
2503, (7026) Gorfang Rotgut leads a force of Orcs who attack and plunder Karak Azul. King Kazador's family excluding his son are taken to the Black Crag. His son is shaved and nailed to the throne. Over a decade later Thorgim Grudgebearer slays the orcs responsible and frees the captives. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21, Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (6th Edition) pp. 68
2510, (7033) Battle of Broken Leg Gully: Ungrim Ironfist defeats an army of the Orc Horde of Gnashrak Badtoof. The Dwarfs are aided by Ogre Mercenary Golfang who later betrays the Dwarfs. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
2515, (7038) Ungrim Ironfist defeats, captures and releases Golfang Maneater, saying it would be more sporting to hunt him down later. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21
2519, (7042) Greenskins attack Zhufbar who are defeated by a combined army of Ungrim Ironfist andThorgrim Grudgebearer. Later a marauding Ogre force arrives who face the combined Dwarf force and an allying Empire army from Nuln. They defeat the Ogres at the Battle of a Hundred Cannons, the largest concentration of artillery ever seen. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21, Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (Revised 6th Edition) pp. 16-18
2522, (7045) High King Thorgrim Grudgebearer leads a throng to Nagashizzar in an attempt to free the future Everqueen of Ulthuan, who is prisoner off the Vampire Mannfred von Carstein. THeir quest fails and leads to a falling out with Prince Tyrion and the High Elves. After the battle, the Dwarf force march north to Karak Eight Peaks. Warhammer Armies: Dwarfs (8th Edition) pp. 20-21