A great war was waged by the Holly King and the Oak King. Each eventually killing the other in an epic six month struggle.As the winter ended, the Oak King struck down the Holly King and returned life and light to the land.
Despite being mortal enemies, their fate was intertwined and they were part of a whole. The Holly King would return and strike down the Oak King and plunge the world into darkness once again.
As the darkness spread, the trees shed their leaves until somewhere, in some hidden land, the last two leaves finally fall to the ground.