30The Doom Of Valyria
The Valyrian Freehold was a vast empire that prospered for thousands of years. They were rich in every sense and the greatest civilization of their time. At the height of their power, they ruled half of the known world. They had the best weapons (Valyrian steel swords), the most magnificent architecture,
and an intellectual renaissance brimming with the world's best art and scholars.
Much like the Roman Empire, only one devastating event was needed for it to fall, though. A cataclysmic event struck and wiped out the center of the Valyrian Freehold, which caused the entire civilization to collapse. This became known as the Doom of Valyria. The once mighty empire was reduced to ruins.