|Period||817 - 840|
After the fall of Tinnanguth in the Dao Insurrection, former Earthen slaves found themselves master-less and leaderless. The dao, the most cunning of the lot, jockeyed for power as earth elementals rampaged the country-side. The Dao Civil War was a conflict to determine who would rule the dao people. The dao knew that the other Earthen would fall in-line once absolute control was established. The war lasted 23 years, ending with their unification under the Dao Khan Sal'rurg, and the formation of the Rilirthad Empire.