First Astral Era
The First Astral Era is thought of as the "dawn of mankind", and is believed to be when man first learned to work with stone and make fire.
Summary of Events
This period saw the rise of agriculture, animal husbandry, basic metallurgy, and the first kingdoms of man. However, the era soon descended into constant wars for supremacy between kings seeking to expand their domains. As they gutted mountains to forge weapons of war, the despoiled land reacted and the Second Umbral Calamity—the Calamity of Lightning—began.
- Encyclopædia Eorzea pg. 022-023