THE FALL OF ROME

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When the Roman Empire fell, Europe was shattered into countless fiefdoms and petty kingdoms. The Dark Ages that followed led to a nearly constant state of civil war that lasted for centuries. These wars gave rise to new empires and kingdoms such as England, France, Italy, and countless others. Borders were made and unmade many times as these nations tried to conquer and assimilate one another. After the fall of all the royal families, my fantasy world will be thrown into a similar situation. The original nine kingdoms of Gradaia would cease to exist and new kingdoms will be formed after nearly twenty years of war and conquest. Knights and barons who lose their land will be reduced to nomadic warlords who plunder and pillage wherever they go. Overall, Gradaia will turn from a united and prosperous empire to a war zone and failed state.

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