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 of the world fell into war. When all was said and done, civilization lay in ruins and the last vestiges of humanity existed in scattered villages across the countryside.
Drakan: Order of the Flame - Drakan: The Ancients' Gates