At the end of the God Era, the Hall of Edicts issued a decree to all Higher Powers that direct intervention in the Mortal Systems would result in punishment. This would be doled by economic means or war. A legislative branch was formed to carry out the will of the Hall of Edicts. The enforcers of the punishment would be decided upon as needed.
By the Horgon Era, the Mandate of the Heavens started losing some of its force. The most notorious god to break it and not get punished was Poseidon. On two occasions, he wiped out mortal populations on Bal-Kriav. The Balance, formed in the first year of the First Epoch, was established to enforce the mandate. One of their first acts was making Talos a Higher Power. This was done to counter Poseidon's actions, adding another to the pantheon to create competition and hopefully dilute some of Poseidon's divine power.
|Lava Flood War||Surtur||125 HE|
|Sundering of Ghol Markúl||Poseidon||1003 HE|
|Sinking of Hleirim||Poseidon||1995 HE|
|Making of the Jara||Krak-Oth||13 Saunas 43|
|Othrangad Cataclysm||The Balance||1200|
|Duplicity Period||Neld-Rac||1529 - 1538|