Virikenden's First Age
The time period, Before Ruin, very little is known. All written records were destroyed and few now live who remember it. The “ruin” refers to the Great Ruin that took place at 0 B.R., marking the turn of the age. It is unknown who committed or what caused the Great Ruin.
Before Ruin is usually shortened to B.R. for the purposes of writing and speaking.
The period referring to after the ruin is known as A.R., or After Ruin. This time is also little documented, as it is the present day.