The Seeking, also known pejoratively as The Shattering and The Deluge, in other parts of Kal Arna and The Great Convergence among the Kharj elite, was an expansionary war lead by the Kharjik Empire into the continent of Kal Arna. Within 26 years The Seeking saw to the subjugation of lands to the far east up to the second mountain chain of The Free Cities and pushed the Halonan Federation as far north as Chogon. It was not until The Stirring of the Jervia that rebuffed, halted, and subsequently turned the advancing Kharj military back into their mountain homeland. The ramification of The Seeking has generated great ire and contempt for those of Kharjik ancestry and citizenship and the sphere of influence of Jervia expanded to the mainland to include the Jervian Protectorates. Millions of lives were lost among the common populace and the combined losses of the Halonan, Kharjik, and Jervia 1.5 million military with the majority of the losses being Kharj.