The First Age
The First Age is an era of history which has virtually no reliable documentation, so very little is known about it. In the absence of primary sources, historians have had to rely on myth, legend, and secondary sources from the early parts of The Second Age to try to get some idea of what the First Age was like. These sources vary and often contradict each other, but a few things are generally agreed upon as being probably true.
- The first war in Morrendesil was fought between the Dragons and the Aboleth Empire. The Dragons were victorious, and the Aboleths eradicated. The devision between Tiamat and Behaumat occured shortly after, and Dragons have been divided between Chromatic and Metallic ever since.
- Elves were one of the earliest humanoid races to appear on Morrendesil, and Humans one of the most recent. The rift between the surface races and Underdark races occured during the First Age.
- There was originally one land mass, with was somehow divided into several
It’s impossible to say how long the First Age was, but its end is marked with the arrival of Orcs to the mainland, as that event is recorded in the oldest known reliable historic record.