The Splinters of the Old Realm
The Vivain Confederacy
When Lord Respence lived, he dreamed of reforging the Old Realm. To that end, through conquest and diplomacy, he united the many of the Northern lands once part of the Realm. He made alliances with the Clerics of the Eternal City and brought about a new Realm, only for his death to prevent all hope of permanently uniting the lands. Leadership of the territories that Respence had conquered fell to his three sons and soon the land fell into civil war. Finally, with the intervention of Respence’s most trusted advisors, the Council of 12, called the Paladins by the masses, a peace was forged with a loose confederacy providing limited stability in the land while powerful families controlled the individual territories. Most of the citizens of the Confederacy are human, though there are a fair number of Elves, Half-Elves, and Half-Orcs. Few in these lands remember more than the most basic of arcane skill.