Five years after the War of the Four Kingdoms, Gornt erupted into violence, with husband fighting wife, brother fighting brother and the Town Militia divided. This terrible orgy of madness began after a seven day visit to the town by the sham Circus of Dreams, a cover for the abominable Mandrakes, who were secretly taking over Gornt. Among their victims was the town's Burgomeister, Ennian.
The violence in Gornt was brought to an end by a massive explosion which turned the town into an inferno. It is rumoured that this destruction was caused by Korin, a woman of the town, who rigged Gornt with explosive powder and blew the whole town to pieces in a suicidal bid to cleanse the town of the evil Mandrakes.