The world that came to be called Malgrovia was once much like ours, circa 1840-1890. Cities and towns dotted the lands, and bold explorers charted the unknown. Things were relatively peaceful.
Then came the War of Darkness. Out of nowhere, Monsters emerged; Vampires, Lycanthropes, Demons, Fae and more, with intent to feast and destroy. Humanity defended itself to the best of its ability, but it was clear they would lose. Any humans or settlements that could not hide or adapt were wiped out.
Now, centuries later, the world is a place of darkness. Monstrous aristocrats rule the lands, and strange Founts of dark magic twist and warp the lands. Yet, even in the darkest of times, light still can shine. Remnants of humanity lead the fight to bring enlightenment and power to the masses, and still serve as a beacon of hope. Monsters more often than not choose to defy their bloodthirsty origins and lineage, and even those with the most evil heritage can be trusted friends, family, and allies.