“When the Life Giver dies, all around is laid waste…”.
At least that is how the saying goes. Some say this comes from an ancient prophecy, but none that I have encountered has been unable to identify which one. The origins have so descended into the fogs of folklore that this is now but a colloquialism.
Many felt the truth would finally be learned when the Elves and other fey left this existence almost 40 generations ago. They expected a mighty cataclysm, but with exception for the seasonal drought, and an occasional crop blight, there has been no such catastrophe. And now the Elves are but a faint memory stirred only buy the occasional discovery of elven ruins. This is yet another mystery to which we may never know the reason.
But I have seen evidence that this may soon change…