The Realm of Joroin
Day of Silence
The gods in whole convened in a still unknown location and decided that they would leave the mortal realm to its own devices until such a time as a power great enough to threaten their own power came to the realms. They hid away the weapon that would signal the time, knowing that The Nanoc would call out to man to be broken out of its prison when it was needed to face darkness once again.
A few of the darker gods did not agree with this decision but did not have the power to fight it directly, instead they cheated the system by granting boons to their blind followers in Joroin; knowing that when they did return they would already have a following waiting for them, maybe enough of one to make themselves strong enough to oppose the rest of the gods should this decision come up again.
People prayed, sacrificed, and toiled in every way possible to get the gods to talk again, but to no avail… and within only a few decades most sane people did not even mention them again.