For millennium,the eldaran
of the Faewylde have shaped their world, and the world of the mortal realms, with the energy of The Source
. Granted power from the True Gods, they have molded all that grows upon the land, swims in the sea, and soars through the skies. From the scuttling insects to man himself, the Eldaran have had a hand in the creation and evolution of all living things. For aeons untold, this was the way of life. Long ago, however, the natural order of things was challenged.
Over four thousand years ago, the immortal eldaran saw that mankind had become the new masters of the mortal realms. Their leaders decided they would play no further role in the development of mankind, and even when it came to the mortal realms themselves they would not interfere with the way of things. Their work had been done, and from that time forth humanity would be the caretakers of the mortal world.
He felt the eldaran were the rightful rulers of both the Faewylde and the mortal realms, and that only with their direct involvement could they ensure peace and the preservation of all life.
When Drakhen brought his views before the grand council of the eldaran, his ideas were summarily dismissed as anathema to all things their people stood for. Rather than discussing his point of view or examining the potential for compromise, he was told never again to speak of his thoughts of the eldaran directly controlling the mortal realms.
Not satisfied to have his viewpoint summarily dismissed, Drakhen instead began to share his ideas with others in secret. Over time, he amassed a following devoted to his cause. Once again he brought his ideas before the council, this time armed with the consensus of a large number of delegates. Although the ideas were discussed in more detail the second time, they were again dismissed as contrary to the natural order of things and banned from being discussed further.
Drakhen, together with his followers, decided to take it upon themselves to exert their will over the mortal realms despite the ruling of the council. Calling themselves the drakhari
, named so in honor of their founder, these rebels acted in secret to influence everything from the development of mankind's role within the mortal realms to their very behavior and politics. Through exploring new ways to utilize the power of The Source
, they also expanded their power base to a point that rivaled the loyalist eldaran. Soon, their corruption of the natural order would come to light, and this would lead to all-out war.
In the roughly four thousand years since the Drakhari Rebellion, the two factions have wages a seemingly endless series of wars. In the best of times, they have reached an uneasy and temporary truce. In the worst of times, battles rage across the Faewylde as thousands of Eldaran clash over their ideological differences. Today, there seems to be no end to the conflict in sight. After almost a hundred years of relative peace, old tensions are flaring. Once again, the immortals are taking to the field of battle.