The Empire is an anomaly. It was founded by the Lich Necromancer Karnas. He had gathered around him a batallion of necromancers and even gained the service of an Eye Tyrant, that alone was an amazing feat. He then set about creating an army of undead to carve out a nation for himself. He almost succeeded, until his Eye Tyrant, Oq, killed him and took over what he’d carved out. No one knows what actually happened, just that after the northward advance stalled, Oq, appeared upon the wall of the newly built Imperial Palace, proclaimed himself the new Emperor, and ordered a funeral celebration for Karnas. All of the necromancers and undead have served him faithfully, and there have even been many beholders take up residence within the Empire’s borders, all swearing loyalty to Oq. The Empire seems to have many secrets that few have been willing to delve. A few righteous individuals have gone in to try to clean out this abomination, they now serve as undead border guards.
Characters from Karnas gain a +2 to arcana checks, and a +2 to streetwise checks