City of Phoenix
The Great War began when hoards of goblinoids began to attack nations of the northern kingdoms. The situation was deemed dire and The Guild of Nations passed a resolution to draw support from all the member nations into the conflict. The war escalated with the goblinoids pushing the armies of the humanoid nations back. As time passed and land was lost so were nations and resources. When it became clear army of the Guild of Nations was going to ultimately loose a withdrawal of troops and resources took place. The northern territories had geographic boundaries the goblinoids would never be able to overcome, mainly the ocean, and would thus be stopped from continuing their campaign against the other nations. There was no halt to hostilities, no peace talks. In the end the last of the humanoid armies left the coast by ships and the fighting stopped. This retreat resulted in the formation of The Lost Nations and a major economic shift in the world. Nine countries were wiped out in the Great War and countless royal bloodlines, historical artifacts, and cultures were annihilated.