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The Great Cataclysm was a devastating war fought among the Old Ones which ended their civilization and left the world in ruins. Also known as The Old War, The Great Fire, or The Great Poisoning, it was a combination of biochemical, nuclear, and biological disasters that left the air, water, and soil toxic and led to widespread mutations of both animals, such as horses and wolves, as well as humans.[1]

The effects of this catastrophe continued to be felt for at least 1300 years when Arthur Eld journeyed to the fields of Can'-Ka No Rey and climbed the Dark Tower to retrieve the guns and sword upon which his kingdom was founded.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Long Road Home/Chapter Four - "Mid-World Mutants"