The First Era is the name given to the period of Umbrian history marked by the emergence of Ullr and the beginning of what are now the six Clans. Everything before the First Era is considered largely myth and legend. It was at this time that the Nords began to truly settle Umbria, creating cities, carving out and dividing up lands, and leaving their lasting mark.
The first hundred years of the First Era (known as “the Golden Time”) were spent under the leadership of Ullr as the first Patriarch. These were prosperous and wondrous times. Even after Ullr’s disappearance, the Nords continued to thrive and grow.
However, their time in the sun was marked. For as they grew, they encroached on the ancient lands of the Giants. This culminated in the beginning of the Giant War, which marked the end of the First and beginning of the Second Era.