Dominion of the Dead
The Five Kingdoms
For over 600 years, the Five Kingdoms were at war with each other and with neighboring realms. You can find numerous books on the era, and read about the battles, the intrigue and the dynastic squabbles, but little of it would seem important today.
While most scholars would say that the Five Kingdom era ended with the Darkness, some say it ended in Year 12 of Alaric’s reign, when King Fergand of Ryhl negotiated peace between the Five Kingdoms. This cemented Fergand’s enormous prestige, ultimately leading the Syawar to travel to Idos on his behalf, which in turn led to the Darkness and the events that followed.