Around 1600 years ago, warlike Lythians began to raid Harn. At first a minor threat to coastal villages, the raids increased in severity until King Daelda was forced to order all coastal settlements fortified and garrisoned. Stopped only briefly, the invaders began traveling up the rivers inland.
After a century of pillage, the barbarians began to land forces intent on conquest. At first, King Daelda and his allies were able to expel them, but they were eventually forced to abandon the coasts. A great battle, called the Battle of Sorrows, was fought. The invaders were finally defeated, but Daelda was mortally wounded.