Long ago, the planet Earth was a thriving world filled with wonderous inventions, music, and cultures. And long ago, the planet Earth stood still.
The apocalypse; the end of life as we knew it. Millennia of human history was all but entirely wiped out in the matter of a few days. But humanity does not give up so easily. After the destruction of all that was known, the survivors of Armageddon emerged. What little knowledge they had of the Old World was twisted and warped by generations of oral history, and as new civilizations were born from the ashes of the Earth's past, so too, were new religions, cultures and ultimate "truths" about what life was like before the end.
The world was shattered. Continents had broken apart and reformed into new lands. Though not all hope was lost. With the advent of the apocalypse came a new resource; one not yet exhausted by humanity, hidden deep within the Earth for eons. Magic.
Magical Crystals from within the planet's core had been unearthed. Though rare and volatile, a single crystal could shape the world around it, and anyone who could get their hands on a crystal could change their lives forever. The new world would transform into something entirely different than what had come before.
The crystal charms were spread across the world during the apocalypse, free for any wild animal or wandering survivor to stumble upon. The crystals' unbridled power warped the DNA of all those who came in prolonged contact with them, changing them in spectacular ways. In the following generations after the end, the races of man and beast mutated into new species. Mutants, going by the self-applied names of Elves, Dwarves, Dragons, and Orcs soon populated the land and sea, alongside a plethora of other fantastic creatures.
The world of the post-apocalypse was given a new name by its inhabitants: Ennya; a realm divided between the relative safety of magically wrought civilizations, called Havens, and the wild and unkempt vastness of the shattered world, The Broken Expanse.