The Tragedy of Idium was an event that took place during the Netherwind incursion into Windbloom. The force commander at the time decided to have his troops overload the power cores of the town to stop the 2 million strong force of Netherwind troops.
The overloaded power cores exploded killing all 700 million Netherwind troops, at the cost of 300,642,000 civilian and 121,135,000 military deaths.
The only survivors of the event were a small scouting party led by Ghis Lightheart and Rufus Kristoffer. This event led to the creation of the I.L.F. by Rufus.