On New Year's Eve just 603 years ago, our people witnessed the destruction of an entire planet and fought against the decimation of our own. Billions of people, creatures, and plants perished; all of Masera's civilizations were lost; and the dimension portals connecting Erbede to the others - to Kadaun, Masera, and even Earth - were broken.
In one night, more than a third of Erbede's population, an assortment of interplanetary settlers and tourists, became refugees who would never see their home again. They lost family and land, friends and jobs. Some lost everything they had ever lived for during a single breath while asleep.
This horrible tragedy is known as The Great Conquest.
TGC was such a wide-spread catastrophe it marked the beginning of a new era: the time After Amesyth, which is the name we chose for our literature.