The Tasan Coast is a land in decay. The once-great Palek Empire is now a shell of its former self, the power of the royal line all but extinguished. The Great Forest continues to encroach and devour settlements as it expands eastward, and the lizards continue their endless wars in the southern marshes. In the south seas, there are said to be savage halflings who attack any ship foolish enough to enter their waters. Through all of this, life goes on as usual. People live and fight and die as they have since the first Palek landed in Mistport 300 years ago.