790 BCE: Battle of the Three Rivers. Akashics press various Thanatoic cults to the Ganges, Krishna and Sarasvati in three simultaneous operations. Death mages use the power of the rivers to hold off the attacks, but anger local Brahmins. Both sides are expelled from major population centres, and quickly form an alliance.
771 BCE: Barbarians allied with rebel lords sack the capital of China. The capital is later moved to Luoyang, and the kingdom falls into a decline.