The continent of Aemer was once filled with majestic empires and grand kingdoms. Then The Maddening Times began. Gods forsake their people, magic disappeared, and entire races went insane.
In these times the grand orc and goblin empire fell apart allowing the burgeoning human population to expand, the fey races went into reclusion and the dwarves poured from their mountain homes with conquest on their minds.
Now, some 500 years after The Maddening, humans have settled across the continent and raised kingdoms; The dwarves now count one third of the land in their empire; magic is slowly returning; and mysterious races are appearing from far away lands.