The kingdom was the first to fall to Ma'ar in his quest for secular domination, which later became known as the Mage Wars. Ma'ar untied a dozen warring tribes, building a large power base. From there he worked his way into Predain's government, becoming Prime Minister to the King. When the king died without an heir (likely with help from Ma'ar, though this is never specified), Ma'ar took the throne. He consolidated power in the kingdom, waging a campaign of political and ethnic cleansing. Once he had eliminated any possible opposition, he began conquering other nations.