Time of Beginings
The Time of Beginings refers to the mythical creation of Peranorn, and the millenium that followed. The Patrons created their children, and half-breeds mingled. Magic was a seemingly endless reservoir of power, and it permeated every living thing. The first cities were built, the first technology developed, the first wars were fought.
The myths tell that the First War was between the Elves and the Dragons, the two immortal races. The Aurun Desert is supposedly a scar of the battles, and the Isle of Mann a last remnant of a lost continent. More than a third of all Elves lost their lives in the war, and three entire subspecies of dragons driven to extinction…
And then the magic began to fail. At first, each thought it the result of a terrible weapon or spell their enemy had devised, but scholars soon found that magic— that endless reservoir— was a limited pool, overlapping and infusing life with its power. So fierce was the First War, that what had lasted for a thousand years was nearly depleted, and with that loss came the wrath of the other sentient beings. When the last battle was over, only five subspecies of dragons remained, and the Elves had barely enough population for a hamlet, let alone a civilization. Elves were forbidden to come to the mainland of Andril, save as diplomats, and Dragons were forbidden to fly south of the Cape of Noelsen Lei.