Orkish Re-enactors
(for some reason, the Dark Ages continue to be popular with re-enactors)

The First Dark Age

The First Dark Age began with the fall of the Empire in the West, traditionally dated to 1229Æ. It is called a "dark" age in part because we have so few records from this time, but also because it was an era when it seemed to the people at the time as if the Wild might utterly conquer the world. The two are of course related.