Now that the angels knew of the full potential of humanity, they feared it more than ever. The angels decided to annihilate humanity, but they knew they would not succeed in a direct war, as it would accelerate the growth of humanity's power.
The Pennalegis also made pacts with many of the human's rulers, offering them powers such as making miracles or simply guidance in times of doubt.
This all resulted in the rise of many religions in many parts of the world, in which angels had not only an authority but were respected and even feared.
Using many of these religions and connections, the Pennalegis started wars between humans, in which thousands died.
These connections also gave a very high control of humanity to the angels, making it near impossible for humans to rebel against them en masse.