The basic backstory of Asheron's Call involves the following events:
- The discovery of portal magic.
- The Olthoi invasion of Auberean, and Asheron's involvement in that event.
- Asheron's casting of the Sundering.
- The events that summoned Isparians and other creatures to Dereth.
- The Olthoi's enslavement of Isparians, the Isparian rebellion, and the events leading up to Portal Year 10.
This story has been told many times, and there is often inconsistency with these tales.
Asheron's Call Era:
- Asheron's Call Manual
- Lore Videos/Asheron's Call
- Asheron's Call: Sybex Official Strategies and Secrets
- Microsoft Games Archive/World/History/Historical Archive
- Stormwaltz Quotes/The Historical Overview
- Stormwaltz Quotes/On the Call
- Microsoft Zone Archive/Asheron's Lore/Dereth: A Brief History for Travelers
- Microsoft Zone Archive/News & Events/Writing Contest Results
- Elysa Strathelar, the expatriate ruler of the Aluvians in Dereth and slayer of the One Queen, was merely the daughter of a scribe.
Asheron's Call: Dark Majesty Era:
- Asheron's Call Dark Majesty Manual
- Lore Videos/Asheron's Call Dark Majesty
- Gaerlan's Diary
- Gaerlan's Field Reports
- Gaerlan's Research Notes
- Ages of the Empyrean
- Stormwaltz Quotes/On Harlune and the Storyline
- The History of Auberean
- Elysa Strathelar's Letter to Lania Cartoth (Second)
- Microsoft Zone Archive/Asheron's Lore/The Eyes of a Child - information on when Thorsten died / when Borelean was born
- Microsoft Zone Archive/Asheron's Lore/A Brief History for Travelers
Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny Era:
- Asheron's Call Throne of Destiny Manual
- Delacim's Death
- Olthoi at Knorr
- Personal Entry, Arrival of Kellin's Troops
- We, the Defenders of the Helm
Asheron's Call Later Era:
- Knorr Quiddity Seed Quest
- Black Death Catacombs Quiddity Seed Quest
- Interactions and Observations, 'Gear Knights'