On the Table of Fate
The modern era of history, known as the 5th age of the world, begins on the first pass, the pass of 1, almost 3900 passes prior to the current time, when Chronos, god of knowledge, first ascended to godhood. Ever since this time, extensive records for every pass can be found in the Great Library of Chronos.
The most important event to have occurred in the first 4000 years of the 5th age is undoubtedly the rise and fall of the Solaran Empire. A subrace of humans, so far unknown to history, suddenly enters the picture, first described in the pass of 2847. Gifted with innate magical powers the likes of which had not been seen since the end of the Godswar, the Solarans quickly came to conquer most of the Continent of Moravia, ruling with excessive cruelty over what they viewed as the lesser races. Finally, in the pass 2932, Woden, god of magic, is said to have taken pity upon the world, teaching the subjugated humans how to channel and control magic through intellect and incantation. Thus was the first conclave of wizards born, a force to rival the natural magical might of the Solarans. Rallying behind the human wizards, the various races united in a bloody revolt against their Solaran oppressors, finally defeating them in a decisive battle on the pass of 2937. Following this battle, all traces of the Solarans disapear from Annwn, and their history has been obliterated from all records. No historians now know what became of the Solarans following their loss, although there blood still flows in many humans of other races which had intermingled with the Solarans.
In general, most races of humanoids have now recovered to something of an equilibrium state following the ascendancy of their new gods, the end of the Dark Ages, and the defeat of the Solaran Empire. The pantheon is filled once again, and the opposing forces of law and chaos, good and evil, are balanced once more. While much arcane lore has been rediscovered since the dark ages, none of the races even approach the power they had known prior to the Godswar, and many wondrous treasures from this time still lie undiscovered, sparking tales and legends of long lost civilizations and tempting adventurers to plumb the depths of crumbling ruins in search of ancient treasures.