The world of Metheus 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. Humans were pushed to the edges of the world as the monsters took over
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. Humanity leads the fight to bring enlightenment and harmony to the masses, and serves as a beacon of hope to the downtrodden. 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.