The Second World, also known as The Metahuman Age Magic and the Dragons return to the world. As the scourge approaches, the which once granted inherent abilities to various members of the pre-human homid lines. Among other variants, Orks, Trolls, Elves, Dwarves, Obsidiman, Windlings, and their “Physical Adept” variants are created. The Adepts, at least, are moderately successful against the Horrors. Various techniques for building refuges and fortifications are, however, at least as useful; civilization is badly damaged and there are numerous casualties, but it could have been a lot worse. Towards the end of the age, certain dragons also sire Dragonkin and T’Skrang on various humans and variant humans. A very few elven crossbreeds seem to inherit undistorted forms and natural draconic near-immortality, the first of the “Immortal Elves” (there are other, but difficult, routes to near-immortality).
Ehran the Scribe puts the era of the Second World as 18,789 BC to 13,589 BC.