The Empire of the Vold rules over many nations, which after the conquest they call provinces of the empire. Eilthir is just one more than two score current provinces. A century ago the Vold ruled over almost a hundred, but lost a number of them when the mage city of Karaius fell to demons.
A race of tall, fair, and powerful humans, the Vold see themselves as the pinnacle of human civilization and consider it their duty to spread the boons of their civilizations to all the human people of the World. Even after the destruction wrought by the fall of Karaius, the Vold are still the undisputed masters of arcane magic among the human peoples. And that mastery of the arcane has help them create a large and efficient bureaucracy, army, and method of trade—including a stable network of portals open to all citizens of the Vold Empire.