Early in this age, a star fell to earth and shattered into many pieces, bringing poisonous vapors, earthquakes, and tsunami. Spells and wards failed across the Empire, and strange creatures stalked the land: metal golems of curious design, and monstrous aberrations.
A tribe of invaders emerged from a star-fragment in the Owl Barrens and allied with an ambitious hobgoblin ruler. With the aid of the invaders’ strange sorcery, and swords forged from starmetal, the hobgoblins conquered much of the Empire and lay siege to Axis. The tide turned when mysterious sages taught a band of heroes a rite to restore magic to the world.
The age ended when an explosion poisoned much of the Empire; historians suspect that some group meddled with a relic from the fallen star.