Steel of Tasril
The Ice Age was a period that lasted for an undocumented amount of time; probably more than one thousand years. During this age, glaciers covered all of the land north of the Silverback Mountains on the east coast, and ice extended almost as far as Riversend in the interior. This was a dark, bitter time when humanity was given little chance to grow at all. Agriculture was very difficult, and plague and famine were quite frequent.
A few religious and historical writings suggest that the Ice Age began at the end of the cataclysm, but little is known about anything so long ago. The ice is said to have begun retreating about 200 years ago, and the Icy Wastes still recede a bit more each year.