Rumors abound of across the land of the darklands masters and their demon pets suddenly vanishing. In their absence their underlings more often than not were unable to quell the rabble. Cities and towns burned due to fighting and riots, darklanders were killed by various means ranging from a broken beer bottle to crucifixion.
Many commoners died in the chaos following the disappearance, killed in the riots, clashes with darkland loyalists, and even by celebratory overindulgence. The smart people fled the cities immediately, fearing the return of the darklanders and demons. The cause of this disappearance is unknown.