Height of the Empire of the Golden Sun

Year: 
-4 000

The height of what is referred to by scholars as the Empire of the Golden Sun. It spans across most of what is now called the Eternal Desert and spreads out into the northern lands. Though there are very few remnants of that time, what has been seen indicates a highly developed and advanced civilization.  It is believed that the earliest forms of metalworking and the forging of iron are developed by the Dwarves of the northern lands at this time. More weaponry is forged from iron at this time as it is found to be superior to that of bronze.