Order of the Amethyst
The Bitter Years
Following the removal of many powerful and magical beings, wide swathes of land were left empty while other nations and places lost their existing leadership and strength. In the period immediately after The Severance a number of lesser races, including humans, orcs, goblins and gnomes attempted to take control of these areas, while other more established peoples such as the dwarves, elves and dragonborn withdrew and focussed on maintaining their borders.
Many regions were volatile and contested, with regular battles and wars waged between emerging states and existing nations. Corsairs and sea-brigands roamed the sea and hounded the coasts, interrupting sea trade and communications.
It is notable that the Empire of Vaiparis suffered particularly badly during this period with a shortage of food so severe that there was widespread starvation across the Empire’s continental realm, resulting in their unlikely treaty with Bardac’s Holdfast now known as Morven’s Treaty.