In 391 BDW, the black dragon Gelkonimaros led a flight of dragons to level the human burg of Zibach and expand her growing territory. A single young girl escaped the carnage and was found by several adventurers traveling upon the road the next day. Word was brought to the city of Austoria, where King Gehten petitioned the Scales of Valor, lead by the silver dragon, Zinkellaron, to take back the ruined city and protect his kingdom.
The resulting battles between chromatics and metallics escalated into a conflict that reshaped the face of Orldeza. Armies were rallied from among the lesser races. Plagues were spread through cities to break seiges. Valleys were flooded to destroy supply lines. And finally the forbidden Orl magic was unleashed. For nearly 400 years, the dragons and their supporters clashed, each side refusing to submit to the ideals of the other. It took the sacrifice of Gelkonimaros’s mate, the blue dragon Dalgaz, to bring and end to the hostilities. While trying to save children, trapped beneath a collapsed building, Dalgaz was vaporized by the Orl magic the Dragon Sovereigns were wielding on the battlefield. Striken with grief for causing the death of her mate, Gelkonimaros declared an armistice to negotiate with the other Sovereigns.