The event took place during the Second Investiture, when the armies of Kûniüri and allied states under the command of General Sag-Marmau besieged Golgotterath. Agents of the Consult had allegedly murdered Anasûrimbor Nau-Cayûti and hoped this would throw the armies of Kûniüri into dismay; instead, they rallied and inflicted crippling defeats on the Consult and were able to throw them back to the Golden Horns themselves. The forces of Sag-Marmau were preparing for a final offensive when the Consult triggered the creation of a destructive force of devastating power.
Initiation refers to the birth of the No-God. Exactly what the Consult did to create or unleash such an entity is unknown, save that the No-God's very presence on the World was anathema to life. The Years of the Crib began and the Apocalypse got underway in earnest. The carnage was not halted until Anaxophus V deployed the Heron Spear against the No-God at the Second Battle of Mengedda thirteen years later.
- ↑ Encyclopedic Glossary II, 'Apocalypse'