City of Silence
A period of social upheaval preceding the Rending. No one remembers what caused it, but many theories abound. Many priests argue that mortals tried to become as gods and the Gods punished them for their hubris with the Rending. Others say that it was simply the greed of mortals that led to their natural downfall. Still more say that the Collapse and subsequent Rending was the result of a war amongst the Gods, beyond a mortal’s ability to understand. These are topics widely discussed amongst intellectual circles and priestly castes but often just mentioned in passing by the lay people. The only details not under debate are that the Collapse and Rending happened as the evidence lies all around.