In ancient times, Gods walked alongside their mortal children through the world they sculpted, their paradise. For centuries peace reigned, until an event known as the Gods-war, or The Shadow War. For more than two ages, the war desolated the land, and most of the mortal races. Their safety came about when a God known as The Deep One ushered the survivors into great cities underground, where they lived until the Shadow War above passed.
When the various races of Folk emerged, the Gods were gone from the world, and the forces of Shadow with them. Most found it was time to rebuild, and set about recreated life above-ground. It was here when the Nation of Rhyssia rose from the ruins of the God’s greatest city, and expanded rapidly across the face of the land. They subjugated their fellow man, and pacified the Elves in the West. To the East, they drove the Shadow-corrupted Orcs into the badlands and deserts, and began erecting a great wall to keep them out. For Two Centuries the Rhyssian Empire has thrived, colonizing in the South, and keeping the barbaric Greenskin forces at bay in the East, while the wall crawled ever Northward, splitting the continent in two.
Recently, during a great skirmish with an Orc horde by forces lead by the Emperor himself, a great meteor struck across the sky, and slammed into the frigid North. Since this event, the Emperor and his army have disappeared. Meanwhile, another Orc Horde struck deep in the South of the Empire, in a Nation-State known as Sojourner’s Rest, The Duchy of Darmondy was quickly lost, and the Duchy of Norgas was put at dire risk before there could be any reaction.
It is here, the Avengers of Norgas earned their names, striking back the great Orc Horde, first at the Military Installation known as the Bulwark, and again in the fields of Duke Aedyn, wielding the might of an ancient weapon of The Gods.
Now the Heroic Adventurers find themselves entangled in a politically driven civil war in the South, with promise of darker stirrings just beneath the surface, and all clues point you towards a structure beneath the great Heart Tree of the Westwood, where danger awaits.