Empire of Ald
Ald is an empire of many races who strive together for mutual prosperity, but alliances between the races can be shaky. Both internal strife and invading barbarians threaten the stability of the empire. Gnomes and kithkin ply their trades in the great cities of Ald’s heartland while elves and dwarves stand poised to ignite a civil war. The wise and powerful giants struggle to hold the empire together while the enigmatic vedalken spin plots within plans to broaden their own power base.
Sixty years ago, a horde of goblinoids, orcs, and ogres swept out of the western steppes seeking to claim the empire for its own. After three long years of bloody battles, the invaders were crushed, and their descendants now struggle for acceptance as second-class citizens. Today, a new wave of invaders raids Ald’s southern borders as the alien serpentkin crawl inexorably out of the southern forests.