The Dark Age
Once the dragons of The Calamity disappeared, the few pockets of survivors entered The Dark Age. The major threat had disappeared, but the dragons were not the only new creatures to appear during The Calamity. There were many new and dangerous beasts wandering Inretio, though it is unclear if they arrived with the dragons or were merely attracted by the chaos they caused. Groups took shelter in the most intact cities they could find, building up their defenses and repairing damaged buildings. The monsters were driven away from the major strongholds over time, and became concentrated in the inhospitable north western section of the continent. In the generations of relative peace, the populations of the survivor cities were able to explode and eventually make contact with each other. This re-established contact between the different cities was the beginning of The Modern Age.