The Reign of Darkness
Following the collapse of the Praedan Imperium, Anathar was in chaos. It was not until the rise of Loramar Isarius (later known as the Paladin-King), who was dedicated not only to the conquest of the surrounding lands but to their union under a common culture and faith, that civilization flourished once again.
The lands he joined came to be known as the Great Kingdom and included modern day Pellioh, Mittlund, and parts of Norvenheim. Though it lasted less than 50-years, the Great Kingdom ended a period of deep darkness in the world and set Anathar back upon a path of progress.