The Scouring is an event mentioned by Xal'atath, along with the Cataclysm and the Great Sundering, that caused great upheaval in the land.
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The Scouring likely refers to the fall of the Black Empire by the titan-forged armies of the Pantheon, who toppled the Old Gods' temples, destroyed their cities, eliminated almost all aqir and erased their presence from the surface of the planet.
- ^ Xal'atath, Blade of the Black Empire whispers: "This land has seen so much upheaval. The Cataclysm, the Sundering, the Scouring. You really have no idea."