On the Long Night

“I lived through both of them.  I was on Sangrar during the Cataclysm and with Kandol in the Darkhold when he cast his spell of undoing, and I can tell you this.  Both broke the world, but beyond that, they had little in common.  The Balance, the Primals and the Herald appeared at the Reckoning to proclaim the new age, but after the Cataclysm, there was only the Long Night.  The Girdle had collapsed.”  The Wizard of the Blue Lagoon