The Nine Ages
In the First Age, the world was desert and fire.
The Dragonriding Skeletons were the first to rule, flying from the West.
The Forest Ratmen travelled North, turning the land green with their magic, destroying the Undead wherever they found them.
When the mountains cracked and broke, the Mounted Dwarves rode South by boar and bear, and found lush lands to conquer.
In the Ninth Age, the Humans freed themselves from their masters, the Wizards, founding an Iron Empire, matched by many Clans.
The Dwarves have found peace in ceaseless travel.
The Trolls chafe under the Underworld Halflings’ yoke.
The Ratmen are thought gone, but may yet return.
Details of the other Ages will be uncovered as the players explore the world, from carvings on the stone walls of ancient caverns, written on scrolls in halls of study, or perhaps sung by a bard in exchange for a few copper pieces.