During the time of swords, shields and early gunpowder weaponry, the threat of Demons is on the rise and relationships between the nobles of the world and the common folk are wearing thinner and thinner each day.
Large cities now build thick, fortified, stone walls to protect their citizens. Caravans for trade are strongly defended by small armies of soldiers or mercenaries and no one travels far from civilization alone.
Almost every major settlement in the land has seen war against at least one of the hordes beneath the great Nadirs of Sin. Remenants of past battles can still be seen today in the form of claw marks etched into the defensive walls or even in the form of grand skeletons littering the landscape.