The Troubled Lands
The First Crusade
The First Crusade was the war waged between the Angels and The Thousand Gods around 10 BC. The Angels, once subjects of the Gods, declared their independence and fought to break the gods' grip on the terrestrial world.
They found that the gods cannot be killed, but they can be contained – and so they forged weapons that could capture the spirit of gods, and built a mighty prison that could contain their souls for all eternity. The war was long and bloody, but the Angels succeeded in locking the gods away, despite the the fall of one of their cities to The Old Empire.