A Brief Overview
Five hundred years ago saw the rise of the great human empire of Nerath. Taking advantage of the void of power left by the war between Bael Turath and Arkhosia, establishing great cities across the continent, Nerath held strong for nearly four centuries before its collapse. Waves of humanoid raiders battered the defenses of the empire for decades, eventually breaking it apart. The death of King Elidyr and his heirs at the hands of the invading hordes threw the empire into chaos. It was a matter of decades before it was just a memory.
The civilized regions that were able to hold against the invasions divided up into city states, providing protection for people in their immediate areas. The elves, dwarves and others that made their homes in the wilderness took refuge in the human cities. Now these beacons of civilization dot the world, providing some safety against the encroaching darkness surrounding them.