Karas "the Falcon" Novotnian and several friends, with assitance from the Chelish military, established a fort in Darkmoon Vale in northern Andoran in 4113 AR and begin to take control of the region in the name of Empire of Cheliax.[1][2]

In 4117 AR Karas was awarded the title of Baron of Darkmoon by the Cheliax emperor for his efforts to bring the Darkmoon Vale into the empire. This title survived for nearly six centuries.[2]