Ashfall "the Dark Century"
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Ashfall; also called "the Dark Century," was the result of horrific magical energies expended in the destruction of Saravôsh. The release of such powerful dark-magic unleashed a period of 100 years of black rain and darkness that covered most of eastern Corwyn, poisoning the lands forever.


One of the unexpected results of Ashfall was the Taint. This irreversible magical poisoning caused the appearance of the Dark-Elves to be altered forever; their skin turned black, their hair turned white, and they began to hate sunlight. Soon after, the Dark-Elves began to migrate underground, mostly through the huge Grôn Chasm. Soon after, the Dark-Elves began to migrate underground, mostly through the newly created Chasm.

Even today, all living beings dwelling in the Darklands suffer from the Taint; including the Dark-Elves, the Gauth, and to a lesser extent, the Adari.