The Necro Wars
With the elder kind out of the way, the only species left for the humans to fight was their own. New kingdoms were formed. Those with power wanted more power; those with land wanted more land. About this time there were significant breakthroughs in the nascent school of magic known as necromancy. Speaking to tortured spirits was a parlor trick next to those who had mastered raising the dead. A particular powerful necromancer, whose name has been erased from historical archives, marched an army of dead across Draza, while kings hired their own necros to bolster their ranks. There was a series of long and savage wars with the slain simply risen to continue the fight. After twelve years of relentless warfare, realms united under the human’s first high king who swept the land free of shambling corpses and made necromancy an offense punishable by death.