The Dragon Wars were a series of conflicts that raged across the world of Erenor for over six hundred years. Historians often make a distinction between the wars and refer to three different wars: The First Dragon War, The Second Dragon War and The Third Dragon War. However, there is great disagreement as to whether the later two wars can be considered separate from the First Dragon war and some consider the three conflicts as one great long war. Others believe that the First Dragon War was distinct and the the Second and Third wars a simply another war. Regardless of how the wars are categorized, the Dragon Wars brought an end to the Age of Antiquity and reshaped the people and land of Erenor.
The effect of the Dragon Wars were so great that the history of Erenor is chronicled as BW (Before the War), DW (During the War) and the current time AW (After the War). The Wars and the Great Cataclysm destroyed most of the records of the world. As such, little is know about the time before the Dragon Wars. This time (BW 1000-?) is often called the Age of Antiquity and is spoken of sagas, myths and legends. The start of the First Dragon War (1 DW) is marked as the end of the Age of Antiquity.