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Source: the impressive work from http://www.blackdesertroleplayers.com/lore/m/33765621/article/3447679 , updated and expanded where information emerges.

YEAR (Calendar of Ellon) EVENT
??? The Ancients build the Tower of Will.
233 King Imur Nesser, 14th king of Valencia, starts pushing the Akman Tribe to subject to his rule and become part of the kingdom.
234 King Imur Nesser commands to slaughter the Akman to force them into submission. The Akman do not give in but disappear.
The Black Death appears out of nowhere and ravages Valencia.
235 The Black Death devastates Calpheon, Keflan, Heidel, and Olvia.
The priests of Elion declare the Black Death a result of Valencian heretical practice and alchemy involving Black Stones.
The provinces of the western continent form the Calpheon alliance and begin a campaign against Valencia.
The war between the Alliance and Valencia begins under Lord Eddric (of Calpheon).
236 The Alliance discovers that the Black Death has ravaged Valencia as well thus damaging the Elion priests claim that Imur caused it as curse for the Alliance.
The priests of Elion are criticized and begin to lose favor with the public.
The Alliance barely makes it to the Black Desert but is thrown back by the Valencian army.
King Eddric of Calpheon dies in the Black Desert and is followed by Dahad Seric on the throne.
Media begins to accept Black Stones from both Valencia and the Alliance as payment for goods and supplies.
Media begins to prosper greatly and grows in size.
265 Crucio de Mongart is crowned King of Heidel Castle at the age of 37 years.
King Crucio de Mongart attempts to leave the Alliance’s expedition against Valencia, but is pressured by Calpheon and the priests of Elion to remain.
Media is discovered to have fortified itself with barracks and soldiers.
266 King Dahad Seric (of Calpheon) and most of his army are buried in the Valencian desert after a massive sandstorm.
267 Natural disasters of every type batter the land.
Pushed to the extreme, savage settlers and far-flung tribes begin to move inland toward established cities and settlements. Pillaging and fighting ensues.
The Alliance disbands due to the extreme circumstances and the upheaval in their homelands.
The war between the Alliance and Valencia ends.
??? Valencia outlaws the trade with Black Stones.
270 Torme Nesser is crowned 15th king of Valencia.
271 Guy Seric is crowned as king of Calpheon at the age of 20.
275 To rebuild their economy, Keflan, Heidel, and Olvia establish trade with Valencia via the merchant city of Media.
Media is discovered to have grown significantly in wealth and strength and is now more heavily fortified.
The Heidel Merchant Guild discovers what Valencia and Media already know: the magical properties of the Black Stones.
Black Stone deposits are discovered in Keflan, but they are of inferior quality.
Black Stone deposit of high quality are discovered in the swamps of Serendia.
King Guy Serric (of Calpheon) empowers Calpheon merchant guilds to field their own armies and galvanizes the priesthood, gathering his forces and people to begin a martial campaign to obtain Serendia’s supply of Black Stone.
The war between Calpheon and Heidel begins.
276 Keflan in Serendia falls to Calpheon.
Heidel Castle in Serendia succumbs to a nightly ambus of the Calpheon army.
King Crucio de Mongart of Heidel Castle is captured by Calpheon.
277 King Crucio de Mongart's health begins to fail.
King Guy Serric of Calpheon issues the three demands to release king Crucio.
278 Fulfilling Calpheon's terms, Crucio de Mongart is released from captivity and returns to Heidel.
The war between Calpheon and Heidel ends.
King Crucio de Mongart steps down to become Castellan of Heidel Castle.
King Guy Serric of Calpheon sharply raises taxes on his subjects (including the priesthood) and commandeers the armies of the Calpheon merchant guilds in order to return to Valencia and try to conquer the Black Desert.
281 King Guy Serric of Calpheon is assassinated by poison, though officially the cause of death is proclaimed to be the result of an unknown disease. He dies at age 30.
In his place, a parliamentary government with senators from each class is instituted.
282 King Torme Nesser of Valencia dies and Sahazan Nesser is crowned new king and 16th king of Valencia.
283 Alundi, a peasant at Heidel, is elected by his fellows to represent their concerns at Heidel Castle.
Castellan de Mongart of Heidel has Alundi imprisoned and tortured, then abandoned in neutral territory.
Chamberlain Zordain of Heidel raises the taxes at Hidel. It is unpopular with the peasant class.
A streak of light is seen across the night sky.
The savage tribes become more violent, with monstrous beings appearing among them.
Some report seeing Black Stones come to life. This is referred to as The Tower of Will Incident.
Rumors begin to circulate about outsiders gathering around Velia Village, in Balenos.
285 The Akman Tribe reappears in the deserts of Valencia.
Prince Bahar of Valencia learns that King Sahazar of Valencia does not have the Golden Key and is thus not properly justified as king.
318-320 The game starts in North America, 50 years after Nesser died.

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