As of Imperial Year 5802, the Zerithian Empire has been founded three times. The First Zerithian Empire, was founded (unsurprisingly) in the first year of the calendar, and lasted some eighteen centuries before falling apart. The Second Zerithian Empire was founded in 2699 IY in the face of the Third Dragon War, and the rise of the Alliance of Four Peoples. The second Empire collapsed after more than 1600 years, with a revival of regional interests and localized authority seen after the end of the first empire. The Third Zerithian Empire was declared sometime in the spring of 5802 IY.