The history of Rivven is one of constant strife and disaster. Near the end of the Second Age, the world itself nearly ended. Calamitous earthquakes shattered the world, destroying civilizations and driving nearly all life to the brink of oblivion. After this apocalypse, the world had broken into bits and pieces around the globe. Slowly, mortals began to rebuild. It is a thousand years into the Third Age, and nations, so recently recreated, are at each others throats. War looms where it has not already broken out, and destruction will not be kept at bay much longer.