In the end, words would not resolve this conflict. The two sides came to blows, with the Ancient Gods threatening to undo the Greater Being’s work. However, the Elders would triumph in this war, casting down the Ancient Gods. Those who survived retreated to the dark corners of the universe to regain strength. Fearing that the Ancient Gods would one day return, the Elders constructed seven citadels, dubbed Pillars. These citadels were crafted from the bones of the fallen Ancient Gods, imbued with their own power, and thus resistant to the other Ancient Gods. The Elders hoped that, should their old enemies ever return, the Pillars would protect the mortals from harm… regardless of what happened to them.