After 103 years of conflict during the Great War, the Kooluk Mages of Power called down the Invoked Devastation on the Karakans, resulting in an apocalypse so complete that its true form remains unknown.  Entire cities, nations, and millions of people were purged from Filgaea, leaving no sign of the great civilization that once thrived.

In retaliation, a cabal of Karakan Mage-Priests brought down the Rain of Colorless Fire on their hated enemies.  The skies above the Kooluk Empire opened, and all beneath were burned to ash.

These catastrophes came to be called the Twin Cataclysms.