Chaos is often held back by the Kings of Daventry, and its feared that if they die or are defeated it would bring about utter chaos in the land.
When Chaos reigns, the vile evil spirits who rule the elements are free to cause mayhem o'er the land. Mortals find themselves trapped within rocks and stones.
Behind the scenes Edit
In Greek mythology Chaos was a primordial spirit the first thing to exist, out of nothingness. Depending on the myth it was the parent of Mother Earth (Gaia).
Even in Christian tradition the idea of chaos was the first thing to appear in creation, before God brought order to the universe.
In KQ8 its possibly a little bit of both a state of being, as well as potentially a 'living force' of its own possibly tied to Lucreto, or Lucreto released it. The elemental spirits appear to rule under chaos.