An age of legends
The Third Age, also called the Age of Legends, which ended more than a millenium ago, is barely recalled by our scholars of the Fourth Age. Yet tales of how it ended have been transmitted to us, some by mere oral form, some in old manuscripts written by contemporaries of that Age's Legends. Most of them have been copied by the historians of the Travellers Guild, and presented in the following form, also called "Tales of the Third Age". One book has been dedicated to each Legend, and they can be read separately, even though their lives were tied together by bounds set by the gods themselves...
The legends' tales
The political situation
Political map of the Third Age (circa 1500)