|After the Great War that divided the
peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500
hundred years. To heal the lands and restore the light, the great
kings decreed that magic and all that is magical, be it creature,
man or device, shall be cleansed to dust. Creatures born of magic
were hunted to extinction. The
cleansing raged for so long that no human could recall a time
without it and it is in this time that the Dark Lord Sathar returned
from the dark beyond.
The one hope of the peoples of Ruin Mist was Queen Mother, the elf queen of old. She saw a way out of everlasting darkness, a path that required the union of the divided peoples. Yet the Elves of the West did not share her vision. They thought her mad and answered her call for help with a call to arms. Now for the first time in recorded history the armies of the West are marching toward the sacred city of the East and an unholy war where elf must fight elf is inevitable.