Age of Darkness was a period of indefinite length that began after the Godswar and was the first age of Old Time.
Although indefinite it was thought to be roughly four hundred years long. After the Godswar the races returned to their homelands. The Elves retreated to the forests and the Dwarfs hid away in their underground domains. Of the four original sentient races it was the Giants and Men who were most effected by the end of Godtime. The Giants numbers were so severely depleted that they became mostly solitary beings. The cities of man, which had for the most part stood on the plains, were the easiest targets for the Dark Forces and they were destroyed. Thus men regressed and were forced to compete for survival with Orcs, Trolls and Goblins. Men did not have the safety of the forests or the underground domains to fall back on. This is why, in the period following the Godtime, men were perceived as being primitive compared to the Elves and the Dwarfs. But remember, during the Godtime Men, Dwarfs, Elves and even Giants lived, worked and laughed together and treated each other as equals. This Age was as night compared to the daylight of the Golden Age.[Titan]
Canon vs Non-canon
The name is non-canonical but the events are based on information within the book Titan.
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|Age of Darkness|| Succeeded by|
Time of Heroes