Kingsmaker is a science-fantasy setting set on the planet Prius, whose arcane is formed through the omnipotent aura of the Veil.
Roughly 5000 years ago, after the great unknown reset everything Prius had accomplished pushing the world into an age of godless ignorance, four survivors of the catastrophic event emerged out of the dust. They were Eternals, mechanical beings, who had transcended mortality by placing their dying souls within these colossus contraptions.
Able to share some of the knowledge, that got lost, the Eternals helped the mortals to rebuild societies out of the dust of centuries of chaos. It didn't take long for the survivors to begin worshipping these miraculous metallic saviours as guardian angels and later living gods.
The Eternal Counsel was born!
Prius eventually healed and began to prosper for the first time with the Counsel's aid. Giving up their global influence the Councel founded the science centred country of Etherium in 800 AS. Retreating from their place as Prius leaders to Etherium with their most dedicated devotees, they made way for the rest of the world to start developing freely on their own, restoring diversity.
“Nature itself is screaming up lately.
Beings long forgotten are trying to rise up again, longing to regain what got taken from them.
. . . Heh! . . .
The coming millennium might develop into an interesting one, the balance of power will get challenged once more by new, yet very old, contestants.
I just hope the signs are not a fluke again.“Terminus, the Omniscient [4940 AS]