The Sundering occured just over 100 years ago when the Tarrasque rose from the Worlds Core and decimated the continent of Baleforn. During this period the continent was broken apart and much of it sank below what is now called the Ocean of Chaos. The new reminents of Baleforn were the Demonshard, a land of unforgiving deserts and dangerous monsters. The Sunshard, the largest fragment and the land where the Sunscape now reigns. The Seashards, home to the Pritate Kings. And the Iceshard, a frozen wasteland dotted with magically guarded cities. The Sundering lasted for 13 years before the Tarrasque was at last defeated and sent back to the Worlds Core. The Sundering cost the lives of approximatley 50% of the inhabitents of Baleforn and led to the destruction of most major governments and nations.