The Eighth Age is one of the nine ages of the world. It is known as the Age of Waste [1]. It is one of the Ages of Ruin [2], most likely the the sixth. The creation of the Inferno by the Infernal Dwarves marks the end of the Seventh Age and the beginning of the Eighth. Sunna's conquest of Avras marks the of the Eighth and the beginning of the Ninth Age.

Events[edit | edit source]

These are notable events taking place in the Eighth Age, listed (approximately) chronologically:

  • The Inferno is created by the Infernal Dwarves. It is never explicitly stated that the Inferno is created in this age, but the first verse of the Eight Age in the World Hymn end with the lines: "And all is lost in burning death. With daemons free the world a pyre." Which seems to describe the event of the creation of the inferno based on how it is described in other sources. [3]
  • The Wasteland is created as a result of the Inferno being created. Again, the timing is not explicitly stated. [2][3]
  • Daemons and Warriors of the Dark Gods surge across much of the world.
  • After a long time of Cuatls being mere myths and history, sightings are starting to be recorded, all over the world [4]. This is believed to confidence with the creation of the Inferno, but it could be pure speculation. [5]
  • The two westmost kingdoms of the Ogres are nearly obliterated by the creation of the Inferno. The survivors unite under Tsanas, who lead them to a mountain fortress (possibly the Sky Mountains). There they defeat an army of daemons lead by Foloy the Skullbringer [6]. [7]
  • Sunna appears before Warin and the Askar at the battle of the Gewache, and slays Bragh, the Black Bull. [8]
  • Sunna unities most tribes of men and battles a combined force of Warriors of the Dark Gods and ogres at the river Volsk. [9]
  • Sunna slays an emissary of the vermin empire, who offered peace in return for obedience, then lead her armies to Avras. On the journey she defeated three armies of the Vermin Swarm, and at Avras she slays the Rat King, though suffered mortal wounds in the process. Sunna dies shortly after, though Avras is conquered by mankind. [10]

Unless otherwise specified, text that green italic in the list above uses the World Hymn poem and tapestry as its source. Or the event itself may have a source that does not list when the event took place, but the World Hymn suggest it took place in this age.

The World Hymn[edit | edit source]

Main article: World Hymn

The World Hymn is a dwarven carving of a poem that details all the nine ages of the world. It was later copied to an Equitan tapestry and supplemented with imagery. A transcript of the poem and the image for the eighth age are both shown below. [1]

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8.1[edit | edit source]

The Age of Waste the time of Fire
Our kin have fail’d and woe have wrought
For devils cannot loyal be
And all is lost in burning death
With daemons free the world a pyre

8.2[edit | edit source]

A cataclysmic wake they left
And burn the land and open gates
To realms unholy, realms debased
And men such fools do worship Hell
And left us all of peace bereft

8.3[edit | edit source]

But one good thing did come from fire
That men at last did come combined
Together stood o’er vermin slain
Held back the dark and worshipp’d day
Thus did It end this time of ire

8.4[edit | edit source]

The girl of sun and steel arose
She slew the King​ of rats and filth
So like a dwarf she stood so proud
Remembering the oaths long lost
Renewing friends and true allies

8.5[edit | edit source]

The swords of men ascendant now
And much a mess and much a ruin
And they will rule with troubled brow

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The World Hymn: the 8th Age (T9A:FB Rulebook, v1.3.5, p126-130)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jorge Zamoran; An account of the peoples, nations and monsters which inhabit the world: Infernal Dwarves (T9A:FB Rulebook, v1.3.5, p139)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Informative text about the Infernal Dwarves (The 9th Scroll, issue 7, p38)
  4. Interview with Sigmund Selig, the Great Sage, seventh session (The 9th Scroll, issue 17, p10)
  5. Informative text about the Saurian Ancients (The 9th Scroll, issue 16, p6)
  6. Extract from the ogre epic Tsanas: Lines 3410-3473, translated by Pascaline Caillat (T9A:FB Rulebook, p86)
  7. Informative text about the Ogre Khans (The 9th Scroll, issue 8, p18)
  8. The Book of Askar: chapter 1, Sunna Cycle (T9A:FB Rulebook, v1.3.5, p3)
  9. The Book of Askar: chapter 5, Sunna Cycle (T9A:FB Rulebook, v1.3.5, p64)
  10. The Book of Askar: chapter 14, Sunna Cycle (T9A:FB Rulebook, v1.3.5, p146-147)

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