Though there was peace within the four villages at this time, there was still great separation between them. The leaders were all pretty cool with each other, but all quite distant, even if their subordinates interacted regularly. This was quite true within the Reality, which still acted in isolation, since its reality was indeed still isolated, even if existing in the same space floating above The Lost World land. Khrona and Maze, who were introduced into a world where pure energy, which was referred to as 'chakra' was bountiful; a world where the Shinobi Way was prominent and there was not a trace of anything they knew (such as magic or soul wavelength), they simply stayed to themselves and tended to their floating isolated village. Those from the Chaos and Nightmare naturally called them 'weird and creepy,' since they used 'foreign' energy and did not socialize much. This drove wedged between the Reality, which tried to get closer to the Lost Worlders, with their leaders.
Things stayed this way until the planet was threatened once again, this time by a power known as Unicron. Though Khrona did not assist due to his... Insanity and uncomfortableness about being with others, he knew that things would end up alright, and merely went about his business. However, Tigen and Pumpkinhead made their way to the fray, combining their powers to become Tigenhead, a being close to the power of their father when combined. With the efforts of everyone, they all took down the planet destroyer known as Unicron. However, the Depths was collateral damage from this attack.
Because the Reality was close to the Depths, when their village was almost completely decimated, Khrona took it upon himself to make the first move in helping to repair, which was a rarity in his antisocial demeanor. Either way, the Kages of the Depths, Rion and Rozalyn, (more so Rion) accepted Khrona's offer to merge the villages, and they combined their powers to become the original Dusk Village. Maze, now having children (oh yeah, that. Khrona had kids, too. Everybody had kids at this point) wanted to resign as Kage to tend to his family, and thus left one of the other officials of the Depths, Rozalyn, to take his place. Rozalyn, however, created Hakku to take her place whilst she went off to a different realm (when that happened, too.) So, a black hole appeared and scooped up some of Ves' population due to some accident, taking them to another world. But that's a whole different story.
After that, Khrona and Hakku ruled the Dusk, with Shinigami and Zita still in their respective alliances. However, one day, a mysterious man entered the library and found a secret and ancient Grimoire riddled with powerful energy from Dimensia, and when he read from it, part of that realm that was still intact became connected. This mysterious man turned out to be Grimnyzmal in disguise, who hadn't been truly killed by Vash, who had recently become Shinta by then. When this happened, the world of fantasy merged with the world of Dusk.
(I'll put the Kishin in here at some point in time, and Medusa and Arachne, I just don't feel like incorporating them right now.)
Now with the Dusk as a realm of fantasy, many eerie creatures began to appear, as did a giant Tree of Life and Tree of Knowledge that were brought straight from Dimensia, itself. These two trees brought knew understanding and light to the Dusk, even if they didn't know. Where the Tree of Life stood where the capital of souls was (Dusk), the Tree of Knowledge stood where the capital of magic was (Witch Province), and thus more magical knowledge flowed to the Witches as more souls flowed to the Dusk.
Anyway, at some point in time, the Masters of Life and Death of another world came and attacked the Dusk, which ended up in a large portion of the Dusk being destroyed by the giant beings, and this was the first time that Maze and Khrona realized that there were different versions of 'Life' and 'Death' in each realm, specific to how it worked. Either way, you kill one of them, you're like, god status, so they smited them bad boys and got their powers.
(There's a whole section about how Khrona and Maze went to go fight the Masters of Life and Death of another world and thus became Masters of Life and Death, themselves, as well. Yeah, that happened. Khrona was Master of Life, surprisingly, and Maze was Master of Death, surprisingly. Then the former Masters of Life and Death were created as Instruments and presented as gifts to Khrona's daughter, Chroma, who just so happened to have the power of Life and Death in her soul.)
It would seem that after that, all was well, but the Kishin had arisen once again, which caused Khrona to go insane... Again (I'll put that part in later, I'm going from memory right now, you know). So, with Khrona insane, he destroyed lots of stuff in the Dusk with his newfound powers, under the control of the Kishin. However, when that happened, he was confronted by Sadako (I think) and those who possessed the Anti-Insanity Wavelength (like Chroma, I think) and they silenced him for the time being and saved Khrona (I think, this part of the story is a little hazy. I'll get to it later.)
Anyway, at that time, Evangeline came back and noticed that the girl Sado from before was pushing up on Maze, and they had gotten married and whatnot, and realized that she wasn't having that foolishness. So she killed her. Then Maze went all crazy and had his darkness rise up again, but it ascended his magic into Omni Magic