Assasination Attempt
1942, the Immolators finally get a hold of Zyan, subjecting him to the same fate as Iyaria. The move is sudden and Zyan was not expecting it this time, so he was picked off. The gekkonids, without a leader, are shocked, and several leave the clan in fear the Immolators may now try to actively destroy them all. It never happens, but the gekkonids cease being important.
Unbeknownst to anyone but a handful and Zyan himself, Zyan survived, barely, and spends the next decades recovering with the help of strong magics and large quantities of blood to regenerate.