The Great War
Occurring shortly after
the Barrier was built, the Great War was a battle for territory between the loths and the vampires. Up until the Creation
of the Vampires, the loths ruled entirely over the Land of Ashes and all of its creatures. But as the vampires began to swell
in numbers, they began to move in on the tribal lands of the loths, leaving death and destruction in their wake. This forced
the loth tribes to unite together to protect their lands.
Truly, the Great War was
in the makings before the Barrier was built and the Traditional Calendar was begun. After the death of Master Sorceress Keydee
Sunblood, battle exploded, as the vampires were furious that they had been cut off from the Earthland. What followed were
several years of bloody warfare between the loths and vampires, as each side wanted to destroy the other. Led by Kelltun Silversky
and Lash Wynterwolf, the loths eventually managed to push the vampires off the mainland and into Kyanos. In Kyanos though,
the vampires were protected by their god Kyan, and the loths could go no further. Instead, the loths fortified the coast and
vowed never to let the vampires leave their sanctuary.
By Year 15 of the Phoenix,
the loths had proclaimed an uneasy victory. The borders of mainland Ashes were re-drawn as the loth tribes realized they would
never go back to their nomadic way of life. The west belonged to the great Kelltun Silversky, and the southeast to war-hero
Lash Wynterwolf, while the north was divided between two other loth lords, Tynord Song and Borand Darkmoon. In the east, land
was also granted to the humans that remained in Ashes, a tiny territory that was meant to keep them contained, surrounded
by powerful loth kingdoms.