In the year 375 of the first era, "the year of bustling summer leaves and flowers," Madara’s Undead Army launched a surprise attack on Aouine. This first offensive latter became known as the first Black Rose War.[1]

In this war Aouine was completely decimated, with the situation only reversing when the Bruglas army arrived. The sudden assault from Madara was swift, merciless, and silent. By the time the kingdom reacted, the survivors were less than one out of ten.[1]

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