Ten times ten generations past, the last great empires of the ancient world fell. Legends from that time tell of wars and famines and invasions of barbarian nations. Great heroes rose and fell and rose again across the scarred landscape; their names lost in the shifting seas of dust that cover the graves of these antique kingdoms. It is said that it was in this time that the elder folk began to stir from their millennia-old slumber and re-appeared across the world, taking up their rightful places in majesty once again. But for almost 500 years, chaos reigned supreme throughout the known world. All for the singular reason that for ten times ten generations, the dead will not die.