The Splinters of the Old Realm
A Brief History of the Realm
The Old Realm was a glorious empire that ruled most of the world. It was a land of diverse races and faiths, but united with a common purpose of prosperity and safety. The arcane arts were freely practiced by many and were put towards furthering the society. However, that embrace of magic led to a great cataclysm that shattered the continent and divided the lands with difficult to traverse impediments. Millions died. With trade disrupted, famine set in. Weakened, the Realm was not able to defend itself from wild forces that pressed into their lands. Ultimately, the Old Realm was ripped apart. In the East, the Realm persisted, but in the West, where the Realm was born, it fell into darkness.
It has been 400 years since the fall of the Old Realm.