After the strongest empire on the plane failed a rutial and created "The Gloom" many generations have passed and the world have forgotten most of the history surrounding the event. The empire, led by dark elfes is now gone. Only the High-Elves (Termalien) on the other side of the sea has some memory of the ritual. However, they are occupied in a war against a newly risen teocracy (Nakramont) built on the practice of necromany and is losing ground to the undead horde.
The gloom behaves like a slow spreading mist that erases memory of the things it touches. From the ashes of the forgotten ruins the Valdurian Union has risen. Valduria is mostly on a desert continent, but has recently started to expand in hope to compensate for the claims the advancing Gloom has started to make more rapidly as of late.
The northen empire: Norm has set a stop to Valdurais expansion and the two countries have signed a strenious peace agreement. A cold war is currnetly taking place between them and alot of it is being fought in the free province of Aspya. This is an impirtant trade hub that Valduria would need to get the upper hand in a real war if it where to take place.