There’s nothing to fear. — High Chancellor Danton, speech on Conflagration, Metropolis, Year 0
After Kindling, High Council promised to shut down NRC as soon as its subjects undergo rehabilitation. Many believe that its personnel continued their research instead; whatever the case, three month later the facility was almost completely destroyed during Conflagration. In just one day, hundreds of Demons were manifested by espers, who neither wanted nor, in most cases, could control what they gave birth to. The ensuing conflict of espers, Demons and Tetrians became known as War, possibly the shortest one in history of Kyos. It was a one-sided battle that Kyosians lost; rather than having to deal with organized attack from outside, Tetrian military had to fight a horde of rampaging creatures, even one of which posed significant threat, pouring from within. In less then a year, Kyos lost two-thirds of its population and all of its major cities and outposts.
Ilyon was the most advanced civilization on Aya by third century AW according to Kyosian calendar. Its many countries were finally united under banner of Adrion, and few questioned its financial, scientific and military leadership. Especially not Kyos, who, according to a mocking remark by one of Adrionian diplomats, was by then an observer rather than a participant.
If Kyosians, who never really learned to love outsiders despite having suffered their own demise from within, heard his comment, they’d probably “observed” Calm with even less compassion then they did. In just an hour, every living thing completely disappeared from Ilyon, leaving no explanation as to what happened behind.
Miras, Talis and other septs have sent joint expeditions to Ilyon; they failed at their main goal, but scientists from the first of them, after having walked silent streets of Adrionian cities, gave Calm its name.