The Curse of a Madness was an anomoly of dark powers that doomed the land of Rodinfall and all its inhabitants.
Precisely 10 years after the imprisonment of Queen Calliope in the Box of Ensi, the gentle, benevolent Queen became something else altogether. Her insanity and wrath manifested itself outside of the box as dark, shadowy powers, and in vengeance, was unleashed upon the land.
Almost instantly, the entire population, including animals, was wiped out. 70% of the deceased returned as lost souls in the form of mindless undead. 25% returned as the skeletal legion known as The Damned, and the remaining 5%, returned as powerful dark spectres.