World of Arden
As the great plague fell across the realm, few truly knew of the coming darkness that would sweep the lands. The elves, the last of the elder races, had sailed off in their grand fleet attempting to end the threat in one bold stroke. But their foe had a long reach and had corrupted one of their own. None of those elves ever return to the great forest. Those few remaining dwarfs sealed themselves in their underground strongholds. They cut all ties to the surface world and faded from human memory. Humans of the lands tried to cure the plague but they never sought to find its cause. They didn’t see the darkness until it was fully waging war across the entire realm. The great evil had fashioned the plague to his needs. It would kill it victim and after a short time the victim would rise again a mindless undead under his control. The great evil had all the resources to wage a war that the people of Arden could not hope to win. So the grand cites of Arden fell one by one.
The war raged on for longer then any had expected and it was even rumored that the war was all that the great evil ever wanted. But the light of man and their allies shined though the darkness here and again and stung at the great evil true plans. An entire generation has fought against the great evil. Their entire lives have only known war, famine and death. The strong have survived and true heroes have immerged. It is a time of struggle and a time of great need, but it also a time for those men and women of courage and drive to step forward and lead. Arden is dire peril and the Gods watch for their champions to return.