?—The Prophet Angeshraël incites the Four Nations of Men to embark on a holy war of extermination against the Nonmen. Men and Nonmen fight the Cûno-Halaroi Wars, of which very few accounts exist. Within the course of a few generations, the Nonmen were nearly exterminated. Only the Mansions of Ishoriöl and Cil-Aujas survived.
?—Over a relatively brief period of time, the High Norsirai tribes that settled the rich alluvial plains along the lower River Aumris founded the first cities of Men, including Trysë, Sauglish, Etrith, and Ûmerau. As a result of trade with the Nonmen of Injor-Niyas, the power and sophistication of the Aumris River civilization grows quickly.
c. 300 / 4th c.—High Norsirai city-states along the River Aumris unite under Cûnwerishau, the God-King of Trysë. Sometime in the fourth century, Cûnwerishau and Nil’giccas, the Nonman King of Ishoriöl, make a treaty between their two peoples, the first between Nonmen and Men. As part of the treaty, Cûnwerishau is given a copy of the Isûphiryas, the great work chronicling the history of the Nonmen prior to the Breaking of the Gates.
c. 430—God-Kings of Trysë are overthrown. The Ûmeri Empire, the first great nation of Men, encompassing the length of the River Aumris, is founded.
“The Dûnyain have surrendered themselves to the Logos, to what you would call reason and intellect. We seek absolute awareness, the self-moving thought. The thoughts of all men arise from the darkness. If you are the movement of your soul, and the cause of that movement precedes you, then how could you ever call your thoughts your own? How could you be anything other than a slave to the darkness that comes before?”
The Second Apocalypse is a series of epic fantasy novels written by Canadian author R. Scott Bakker. It consists of three sub-series: The Prince of Nothing, The Aspect-Emperor, and a further series not yet named. This Wiki contains information about all three series, in addition to the short stories set in the world of The Second Apocalypse.