Before the birth of Brandyé Dui-Erâth, his exile from Consolation, and consequently the events that led to the final struggle against the forces of Darkness, there were no less than three Ages of Erâth, through which the civilizations of men and the races of power rose, battled, and fell. Many times it has seemed that the race of men would be extinguished from Erâth forever, and throughout all, the threads of the Duithèn, race of Darkness, have tainted and corrupted the world.
During the First Age, the race of men rose to their greatest heights and achieved their greatest successes, only to discover that their aspirations of eternity would become their undoing. After the catastrophic downfall of the First Age, which saw the annihilation of the race of Life from Erâth, the world would never be the same again: even as men rebuilt their kingdoms, the Duithèn stole across all the lands, giving rise to the terrifying creatures of Darkness.
Eventually the powers of Darkness could no longer be contained, and the Second Age culminated in the great War of Darkness, from which the world of Erâth has never recovered. Although the Duithèn were defeated, the last kingdoms of men were in ruins, left to decay under the poor leadership of lesser kings. So began the Third Age, which saw the advent of Changelessness, the departure of the races of power, and the eventual return of the Duithèn, in a final bid to enslave the world in Darkness.