CMIIW. Basically, during the War of the Sun and Moon, Verlaat sought peace with Crest. Knowing this, Afeemina (and most likely Dical) granted a safe passage in Crest secretly to Verlaat, so that he could talk with Eskatia to negotiate peace without Annarose's intervention. Verlaat agreed and formed a small party to venture into Crest, leaving Zagar behind to manage the kingdom while he was gone. Unfortunately, Annarose learnt of this and responded by sending her augmented army led by Gaieshart. The augmented soldiers confronted Verlaat's party in the border between Folrart and Crest. In the midst of the battle, Gaieshart pushed Verlaat down to the river. Unfortunately, the battle is in the augmented's favor, Verlaat's party cannot pursue him and retreated instead. Back to Verlaat, fate had brought him even nearer to Crest, making him stumbled upon the Crest soldiers. He was brought to Eskatia. The war story stopped here in Set 9. Also, note that in Set 9, I safely assume that two stories, The War of the Sun and Moon and also The Ruin of the Wizard Kingdom, happened at the same time, but didn't have any relation with each other, except that both of them are initiated by the Triad of Chaos.