Kelbonnar is a world in peril. For hundreds of years, the The Divine War
, a near cataclysmic conflict waged between Kelbonnar’s deities has thrown life into disarray, turned its once peaceful places into war-zones and resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocents caught in the crossfire of the Divines
. Not confined to the Celestial Plane of Kelbonnar, the fighting has spread to the Material Plane with devastating results. Huge tracts of land have been decimated beyond all use and turned into barren wastelands by the fury the gods and goddesses have thrown at one another, heedless of the destruction that they are bringing down on their own creation.
For the mortal races of Kelbonnar, recent centuries have been hard. The one grand kingdoms and glorious empires of Kelbonnar’s Material Plane have dissolved into a disparate spread of city states, lordly fiefdoms, petty princedoms and merchant burghs, who act almost exclusively for their own interests. The only exception to this rule is the The Empire of Turelion
, now much reduced in size and riddled with dissent and corruption, whose Emperors have only just managed to retain a semblance of order within their borders, thanks to the patronage of the god of war Astartes
, one of the major players in the Divine War.
Whilst the Divine War slowly pulls apart any sense of order in Kelbonnar, in the vast tracts of wilderness between the villages, towns and cities of the Material Plane, monstrous creatures that were for decades held at bay by the hunters of lost and forgotten kingdoms grow stronger in number and begin to stalk nearer and nearer settlements in search of prey; in the Celestial Plane deceitful and cunning entities pit the warring factions against one another, carving out their own personal stakes in the power struggle; and observing all, insidious eyes from other, darker and more horrible planes of existence watch and wait for a time when they can strike out and claim Kelbonnar for their own.