The Great War between the races ended half a pass ago, and creatures roam the world, savaging small villages and their people. Farmlands are virtually destroyed in the south, and the rivers to the North and West are the only sources of fresh, clean water. Large groups of humans are rebuilding their towns and cities. Thieves and bandits roam the continents, preying upon the journeying peoples. Shadow beings and cave peoples have started to venture out of the dark recesses, protected by the film of pollution in the air. The world is under a red glow. The Elven people have become even more reclusive, and have increased security around their borders. Orcish races have retreated into the farthest reaches of their homeland, and the Halflings/Gnomes stay much as they were. Without order, chaos runs rampant, and the people call for the return of heroes.