The Dark Wars are a period of history where members of the Order of the Flame broke away and joined the Dark Union. Using dark magic, they sought to wrest control of the world. The Order fought against them, and the whole world fell into war. Victory for the few remaining Order knights and their dragons had come at a great cost, civilization lay in ruins and the last vestiges of humanity existed in scattered, vulnerable villages across the countryside.
Drakan: Order of the Flame - Drakan: The Ancients' Gates