The Dead Nights

The high holiday of Lady Death, the Dead Nights see the moon disappear from the night sky, and angry spirits manifest across the world.
Powerful witches are able to dream travel to the shores of the dead with ease and without ritual, and the spirits of departed relatives sometimes appear in mortal dreams.
It is also the time when the Undeath curse is most powerful, and the bodies of those who die are most carefully watched.

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On the Fall of the Drakashi

The fall of the Drakashi Empire was one of the major causes of instability amongst the warring Istani kingdoms, but they also fought over dwindling supplies of silver and, after the Ascension of the Storm, water supplies.
The descendants of many of those who fled the constant turmoil would become the conqueror-kings of the Old Crown Margravate.