The Dark Age is now unquestionably upon us. The elder Kurus, living austere lives in the forest, found themselves consumed by a forest fire of their own creation. Let this be a lesson to all you Hindu campers out there to douse your sacred campfires!!
18 years later, things go from bad to worse when news arrives of the death of Krishna and all his relatives. This story alone is deserving of an extended treatment, but we only get a sketchy account of how things went down.
With the death of the Vrshnis, Krishna's work on earth is done. He accepts his fate and embraces death when it comes to him.
The Kali Yuga is here to stay, so I'll warn you now, don't expect things to get better!