the Miaran Eras
The mortals were the seconds inhabitants of Miara, after the world spirit herself. They ruled over the land for eons, eventually depleting Miara’s natural resources. To prevent the Ancients from exhausting the world’s resources entirely, Miara birthed mortals to overthrow the Ancients’ rule.
Ancients, albeit very rare and often reclusive, survive to present day in Miara.