White Barrow survived the end of the world but its spirit didn’t. Over the decades that followed the desperate attempts to heal the damage became embittered attempts to retain control of what little remained. The ruling body fragmented, the towns began to rise up and civil war broke out in the bones of the past, culminating in the Firewalker Battle. The collapse of the mech, and the conflagration that it left in its wake, devastated the region anew.
But didn’t destroy it.