war of settlement
For the first time in over 500 years, the Knossians had to fight for survival. In forging new axes and carving new clubs and in fighting the puny humans and half humans, they regained much of their primal nature. For 74 years the battles raged and minotaur numbers slowly but steadily declined. The humans, many eager to prove their fighting skills against the now infamous beasts, came and died like swarms of insects. Eventually, the humans quit sending their youth to die and moved on to easier islands; besides, few humans liked the fact that though they looked like beasts, they spoke common and elvish back at them.