Centuries after the Elves of Faria had been peacefully coexisting with the dryads, Raf Maliksh led a rebellion. He and his followers saw the reverence of nature backward, and primitive. They clearcut jungles, murdering thousands of dryad and elves in the process, and where the beautiful farian jungles once stood he erected arcane towers and metal infrastructure. His rebellion was not unopposed, but it easily outmatched any opposers until Sae Lamindra gathered armies from around the world and led a war against Raf Maliksh. Ultimately she was victorious, though it cost her life.
During the uprising an oportunistic warlord from Callan saw the weekness and establish the Semash kingdom on the Farian Continent. He led his armies quickly and efficently at the start of the rebellion. Decades later the Semash kingdom was the staging point for destroying Raf Maliksh rebellion.
Raf Maliksh used magically enhanced ranger generals, or Aliaks, to recruit and assassinate any who stood in his way. They were ruthlessly effective and loyal. When his victory looked imminent, Raf Maliksh blessed his Aliaks with natural far beyond the life span of even the longlived elves. Despite the rebellion happening in the distant past, a number of Aliak still remain in Farian prison, Raf Maliksh blessing turned to their punishment. Traditional Farians respect all life and as such no criminals are killed, they are worked with in most cases. The Aliak however are simply locked in an underground pit and left to die.