It happens to all great empires eventually. Look what happened to the Roman Empire. Its already happening to the Imperial Empire. The Elven Empire is still in its growing phase.
If an Elven Empire also rises, it will eventually fall. Just like any and all forms of government.
It's the cycle that is always true. No mortal or immortal can do anything about it.
Note: This is giving me very a good idea for a script :-P
Exactly. Its the end of the cycle for the Imperials and the start for the Elves...unless the Empire gets it together REAL soon.