Just as for every fire there is a spark that lights it, for every war there is an event that starts it. For the Great War of Lordaeron, the Fenris Summit was that spark. King Alford Menethil of Lordaeron called the leaders of Lordaeron to Fenris Isle in hopes of maintaining peace, but it ended in disaster. Thaumas Proudmoore was killed by agents of Ravenholdt.
War had begun.