16th of Greenspring, Year 252 of the Age of Empires
It is the height of a new age. The world, having been brought back from the brink of disaster, has entered an era of discovery and enlightenment. With the fall of the Cult of Tharizdun, and the end of the War of Kings and Emperors, the Age of Lost Prophecies has come to an end.
With the true King of Rivenwald returned, and the Usurper overthrown, peace between the nations of Andrym came swiftly. The Last King of Rivenwald surrendered to the Jorvian Empire in an effort to protect his people. Together, the nation's formed a new Empire, the Aendric Empire. While the Clans of Aestwyl reluctantly joined shortly after, the Elves of Fellwyn and all their pride refused to bow. They retreated to their homeland, and haven't been seen since. The Dwarves of the Glittering Kingdoms, now finally emerged after centuries in isolation, rejoin the world to claim the prosperity they once had. And the Dragons? No one knows for certain. After the war ended, travelers through Black Wing Bay no longer saw the Mists that once concealed Drake's Landing, and nary a dragon in sight.
Now, with the rise of the Aendric Empire, a new threat rises in the East. The Goblinoids of the Iron Empire have been conquering the territories East of the Bellowing Peaks, and have begun turning their gaze to the West. To the frigid north, rumors spread that the ruins of the Ancient Kingdom of the Giants has been found once again. And every day it seems, new discoveries in Magic and Artifice are made. It is a time of wonder, and the possibilities are limitless.