The Twilight War
The exact duration of the war is unknown. The war is known to have gone on for over six centuries but it could have been longer. What is known is that the Elven Nations were attacked by the neighboring Dwarven and Human Kingdoms. The provocation, claimed by the Dwarves, was a broken treaty that put every race at risk. Through secret assemblies, the Dwarven Kingdoms united the leaders of some of the most powerful powers of the world to rise up against the colossal nations of the Elves. Even still, their combined power barely matched the Elven nations.
Behind the Dwarven Kingdoms were the small but powerful armies of Mankind, fierce clans of Centaur warriors and the solitary mountain Giants. The Elves had at their side the creatures of Twilight. Goblin and Hobgoblin hordes overflowed their infantry, Ogres and Orcs served as their shock assault troops and Trolls their heavy assault. Elven magic was as devastating on the combat field as the creatures of nightmare they brought with them.
The war came to slow grinding halt as the cost of war began to take it’s toll on generation after generation on the kingdoms. Too many young men and women lost in battle over too long a period a time put many of the races very existence in danger. Kingdoms war coffers were empty and their people too heavily taxed. It’s said that the elves retreated to heal and raise their remaining children in seclusion. Some say they lost too many to the war and were nearly extinct. Either way, they retreated deeper into the Twilight Forest and haven’t been seen in numbers for generations. None enter their land and return.