May you live to outlast these interesting times!
This last millennium of peace has begun to groan under its own momentum. Ancient alliances are strained, and the forces of darkness are on the rise throughout the land of Olarth1.
The Trilateral Empire2, a once great empire of an alliance between the three great races is rotting from within.
As every great civilization has only so long before its inevitable decline, the Trilateral Empire was born of the efforts to imprison an ancient evil. With the decline of the culture, the chains are weakening. Now only concerned with its own entertainment, the disgustingly decadent culture that was created to guard against the darkness forever has left the gates wide open with no guards left to care.