Calamity

We don’t know what, exactly, this was or when it actually occurred. The few texts we find that speak of the world pre-calamity state that the gods existed, and reference land marks that either no longer exist or are so disfigured as to be nigh unrecognizable. It is only through the myriad references that we can identify that we know they are even speaking of the same world as the one we currently inhabit. The information that has been gathered and is widely accepted as truth about the calamity is listed below.

1. It occurred between 400 and 800 years ago.
2. It reshaped the layout of our world. Mountains rose, seas drained, oceans moved.
3. IF there were gods before, there are none now.
3a. If there was divine magic that existed and wounds could be healed with a touch, this has fled with the disappearance of said gods.
4. It either destroyed, changed or caused the majority of Elves and Dwarves to withdraw from society.
4a. It’s possible the Dwarves and/or Elves caused or had fore-warning of this event as it’s not known WHEN they withdrew, only that pre-calamity they are mentioned quite a bit. Mentioning this in mixed company is likely to result in arguments and bloody noses. No one likes to be blamed for catastrophic events.

Calamity

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