https://www.reddit.com/r/FFXV/comments/5l54gy/spoilers_the_history_of_ffxv_from_scenario/ really interesting, the timeline is more detailed 255 Years Ago "A mysterious object (Shigai - Starscourge Virus) is discovered by the Imperial Army. Treated as new life form." 31 Years Ago [ 2 / 24 ~ 4 / 1 ] Battle of Lucis and Niflheim King Mors (Noctis’s Grandfather) under strain from the Magitek army, is forced to reduce the Magic barrier from protecting the Kingdom of Lucis to just the city of Insomnia to maintain its strength and keep guarding the crystal. Prince Regis and his friends (Cid, Clarus, Weskham) who have been fighting on the front lines to defend the city retreat. so the barrier actually protected the ENTIRE nation at some point its confirmed that regis marries Auria after his "road trip"