For convenience, dates in this section will be followed by a conversion of the amount of years that has passed since an event.Decades with BA, short for "Before Accord", following them refers to the time before the Accord was signed.
Most of Kourend's history before the uniting of the five Houses remains largely unknown, as most of Kourend's early history was lost during Xeric's reign during the 38th to 47th decades (1,030 years ago) Sometime during 6th BA (1,470 years ago), the Tower of Magic was constructed under the rule of King Rada III.
The Tower has many powerful enchantments and traps, with many rooms and levels hidden from sight.
Kourend was founded by refugees fleeing from the mainland during the God Wars; the exact date of this remains unknown.
At the time, only the Arceuus, Piscarilius and Lovakengj Houses existed; the Hosidius and Shayzien Houses were founded later during the Dragonkin Conflicts in the Fourth Age about 2,000 years ago.
The Council of Elders was disbanded during the 1st decade (1,410 years ago) after the lords of the five Houses (Ethrain Hosidius, Seabry Shayzien, Ret Piscarilius, Solange Lovakengj and Bourath Arceuus) wrote the Royal Accord of Twill, a document which detailed the transition of authority from the Council of Elders to the Lords of the five Houses.
The document detailed the rotation of succession between the Lords of the five Houses, with one House lord becoming the Grand Lord of Kourend for one decade, and passing the office to the next House lord.Meanwhile, the most important texts were stored in the Library Historical Archive, a repurposed chamber of the Tower of Magic, for further study and additional protection.On 1,748 - 7 (1,340 years ago), a master Lovakengj smith named Dinh creates a plan to defeat the Winter Beast.In order to utilise teleports that take the player to the kingdom, players must have travelled to Great Kourend via Veos at least once.The following section uses date conventions different from conventional formats.Thus, the Lord of the Hosidius House, henceforth known as Lord Hosidius I, ruled Great Kourend for one decade.The next lord to rule was Lord Lovakengj I, then Lord Shayzien I, Lord Piscarilius I and Lord Arceuus I.After the rule of Lord Arceuus I, the cycle would repeat and the Hosidius House would have their lord rule Great Kourend.During the 2nd decade (1,400 years ago), the Winter Beast (now known today as the Wintertodt), an entity of unknown origin, ravaged the lands north of Kourend, causing them to experience perpetual winter, with livestock and crops freezing.Players can travel to Great Kourend by speaking to Veos in Port Sarim in the northenmost dock.They can then choose to travel to the Piscarilius House, the easternmost district of the kindgom, or Land's End, the south-western docks near the Kourend Woodland.