1472 DR - The beginnings of a 7 year war rages along the sword coast between Neverwinter and Waterdeep, destroying everything in it's path. Among the first casualties of this war is renowned philosopher and arch-mage of the host tower of the arcane Zinnaella Droverson. The news of her death drew Luskan and all of its resources into the war against Neverwinter.
1474-75 DR - A temporary peace is agreed upon but is shattered by the sudden assassination of Markul Serpenthelm the king of Neverwinter and two lords of Waterdeep, Piergeiron the Paladinson and Nindil Jalbuck. War ensues once more upon the ravaged lands of the sword coast.
1478-79 DR - Faerún is stunned by the complete annihilation of the city of Neverwinter from a cataclysmic explosion of never before seen magnitude. both sides were decimated. There were no survivors.
Casualties: 8.9 Million