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Randamor begins his tale starting with events taking place in March, 1454 aed.
The time reckoning aed means After the Ending of the Darkening.
According to oral traditions and some documents in the secret vaults of the High Priestesses of the Great Goddess, in times immemorial a disaster, of man’s making, almost wiped out the whole of humanity.
A long period, of unknown length, followed, called the Darkening, in which mankind slowly rebuilt. Nothing very much is known about the Darkening, except legends, and again, some facts purportedly related in secret documents of the Order of the Great Goddess.
Sometime after 200 aed, an arbitrary date was chosen to retroactively mark the Ending of the Darkening.
By the time the events related by Randamor take place, mankind has crawled back to a society that is reminiscent of our Middle Ages. But there are some differences between our medieval period and the world of Anaxantis.