The War of the Four Princes was a civil war between the Norican princes for the throne of Norica after the death of King Noric. The war lasted two years and resulted in the destruction of the Norican capital at Ardmore and a significant loss of manpower for all participants involved. Since no single princely house possessed the strength to claim overlordship over all of Norica, the Princes agreed to divide the nation among themselves, each ruling over the territory bestowed upon them by Noric. This treaty became known as the Treaty of Partition. 

Another result of the was the banishment and condemnation of magic users, whose destructive spells had caused Ardmore to be destroyed.