Changes In The Land
The World As We Know It
The world is a rather dark and unforgiving place. Evil monsters and creatures lurk in the dark, and hound the living. Practitioners of black magic call the dead from their graves to do their bidding, and depending on their location, the people trying to live off the land have to do so under the protection of mercenaries and wandering adventurers, some of which are honorable and noble, but just as many are predatory and opportunistic.
The known world is based in a continent known as Korath, and is fractured into dozens of petty kingdoms and earldoms. There is a large empire far to the west, but even it finds itself in the throes of corruption by squabbling princes. To the east lies the untamed lands, the frontier in which our story is set. The folk here are proud and hard, and are working to turn this region from a spooky forest into beautiful farmland. Quite a few are folk who worked to expand the frontier in the first place, in the lands where two petty kingdoms have been created.