After being cast out of the material world at the end of the War of the Primordial Twins and the subsequent defeat of their deity, Urgash, the Demons established a foothold in the world during the Elder Wars, taking advantage of the general confusion and ignorance. Lurking in uninhabited places, they gathered their strength and grew in numbers, and launched their first great incursion in Ashan in 20 YSD; the event was known since as the Wars of Fire.
The firsts to react were the Elves — previously an inconspicuous race, they summoned forth the other races to do battle against the demon armies. The Humans of the Falcon Empire and the Dwarves of Grimheim answered the call. Even though the alliance was assisted by the great Wizard and Seventh Dragon, Sar-Elam, and his disciples, the war lasted for twelve years and caused great pain and agony, scarring the face of Ashan. Most of the Angels perished in those days, as they had already lost many of their kind in the Elder Wars, bringing them ever closer to extinction.
The Demons were finally repelled when Sar-Elam sacrificed himself voluntarily, donating all the powers of his divine soul and body to help lock the demon hordes away in a prison dimension. During the incantation of the impossibly complex spell that created the prison, Sar-Elam was betrayed by one of his students — corrupted by the Demons, Sar-Shazzar deliberately sabotaged the ritual. He introduced the tiniest of flaws into the prison, a weakness that allowed Demonic influence to seep into the world during the times of an eclipse, giving the Demons an opportunity to return. Sar-Elam's noble, selfless sacrifice caused Asha, in her sorrow, to drop tears on the face of Ashan.
After the Wars of Fire, the few surviving Angles took refugee in the Falcon Empire. Under their influence, the Falcon Empire turned away from Ylath, the Dragon of Air, and instead started to worship the Dragon of Light, Elrath.
|The kingdom of Irollan|
|Heroes and benefactors|
|Alaron · Anwen · Arniel · Brythigga · Dirael · Earol · Euny · Findan · Galan · Gilraen · Lasir · Ossir · Sylrael · Talanar · Tieru · Thirdan · Tuidhana · Vaniel|
|Notable territories and cities|
|Altyr · Blazing Sands · Dragonmist Islands · Druid tree · Erewel · Forest's edge · Hunter's lodge · Irisus Sea · Sun Crystal Lake · Syris Thalla · Twilight Archipelago|
|Bear · Blade dancer · Day of the Tears of Fire · Deer · Druid · Elf · Eye of the Hunter · Green Dragon · Kersyl · Lay of the Steadfast · Mother of Trees · Pixie · Queen Isabel's War · Ranger · Shataqua · Sylvan · Tam Avlee · The Harmony · Three Moons festival · Treant · Unicorn · War of the Bitter Ashes · War of the Blood Moon · War of the Gray Alliance · Wars of Fire|
|Heroes V · Heroes V: Hammers of Fate · Clash of Heroes|