King Bernard the Fourth of Kyrandia saw nearby nations became jealous of his kingdom's prosperity and declared war.

Bernard saw years of brutal attacks which almost ruined Kyrandia as he was reluctant to use magic as an offensive weapon. However he employed the magic of the Kyragem to turn the invading armies against the evil of their own commanders. Thus began the friendly alliances that endure today with Kyrandia's neighboring lands.

Bernard apparently died without a heir, and he was succeeded by his nephew, Benjamin the Gardener.