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.
In the Horgon Era, the Mandate of the Heavens was losing its effectiveness. The most notorious god to break it and not get punished was Poseidon. Twice in the Horgon Era, he wiped out mortal populations on the world Bal-Kriav, the first was the Sundering of Ghol Markúl and the second the Sinking of Hleirim.
The Balance, formed in the first year of the First Epoch, was established to enforce the Mandate of the Heavens. One of their first acts was making Talos a Higher Power. This was done to counter Poseidon's actions, adding another to the pantheon for competition and hopefully lead to the dilution of Poseidon's divine power.
|Creation of the Hobgoblins||Maglubiyet||632 LE|
|Lava Flood War||Surtur||125 HE|
|Sundering of Ghol Markúl||Poseidon||14 Bloom 1003 HE|
|Sinking of Hleirim||Poseidon||4 Witchrite 1890 HE|
|Making of the Jara||Krak-Oth||13 Saunas 43|
|Othrangad Cataclysm||The Balance||1200|
|Duplicity Period||Neld-Rac||1529 - 1538|