The Burning was the name given by the post-apocalyptic inhabitants of Canoga to the event which destroyed civilization, dividing the periods of the world into pre-Burning and post-Burning. Many texts from the pre-Burning days still survived and were used by scholars to recreate lost technology. Over the course of generations, the Kingdom of Canoga was able to recreate enough technology to conquer and unite its neighbors into the Namerican Empire.