The Third Age, also known as The God Wars, is one of the six ages of Gielinor. The Third Age lasted four thousand years and officially began when Zamorak, now as a god, returned from his banishment and began a massive war to retrieve the Stone of Jas. These God Wars would last throughout the entire Third Age and their end was marked by the establishment of the Edicts of Guthix, which is also when the Third Age ended. The Gielinorian God Wars lead to millions of deaths, the destruction of dozens of major settlements and cities, the near complete eradication of all references to Zaros, and the extinction of several races. The wars and concurring conflicts are by far the most notable events that happened during the Third Age, although others did occur. For example, the Void Knights were established during the Third Age and the dwarves founded Keldagrim (albeit both as a result of the war).