The Obsidian Keep
Year 0 of the 5th Era
The Shattering of a Continent
“…there was a scream that became silent. This is the day that people will never forget.” – unknown historian
The event known as the Cataclysm has little surviving information found outside of the elven fortresses.
What is known is that a massive battle was fought in the southern metropolis of the western continent that was the heart of a great alliance of races. Just when victory seemed inevitable, a massive explosion emerged that proceeded to shatter the entire southern portion of the currently deserted continent.
This signaled the start of a new era, as each race blamed the others for the outcome.