This has been linked to many events in history. It is the worst-case scenario for any society requiring rebalancing through Natural Law. Where an individual may go through the “Dark Night of the Soul”, so can a society. This is when they receive the Action of Retribution. It is a period where a society goes through transformation.
The best way to describe the Scourge of God is that one, “brings it upon oneself”. As an individual this can be when the avatar behaves differently from their Soul’s core traits. At a societal level, it is when the population is in breach of Natural Law. It does not matter if one is conscious of it or not. Where there is Action there must be Reaction.
The Wheel of Fortune is not a positive or a negative Tarot Card. When the Wheel of Fortune turns, it works on the aggregate. It gives people another chance to change. This is what makes it different from the Judgement Card. That is permanent change. There are many opportunities for people to combine with their Souls in any lifetime.
Throughout history, the Scourge has been indiscriminate. It matters not one’s status or whether a person is good or bad. When it happens, many innocent people die. A historic example are the exploits of the Huns. They led former peaceful tribes into a fighting force. Everywhere they went, they brought total devastation and genocide.
With Natural Law being objective, “What goes around, comes around”. The Roman Empire, just like all empires, fell. Then came the Dark Ages. It can only be expected that the New World Order will eventually fail, just as Atlantis did, when it took the wrong path. What positive elements of human society worth keeping will remain and thrive.
From an archaeological view, the Dark Ages were more peaceful than history would like us to believe. It took time for Empires to come back. These were based on old religions and hierarchal structures. Bit by bit, they gained power and evil began to take shape in the world again. All hierarchy and all religions are forms of Mind Control.