The Empire of Nerath was once the greatest nation of the known world. Spanning much of a continent, a long succession of emperors ruled in a manner befitting the patron goddess of the Empire, Erathis.

But no empire stands forever, and the Arch-Devil Asmodeus set out to demonstrate that very principle. The heroism of a brave few saved the Empire from the demon’s grasp, but Asmodeus’ minions managed to slay the imperial family. The resulting wars of succession led to the Fall of Nerath.

400 years after the Fall, civilization has restored its grip on what was once Nerath. Where once there was only the Empire, now several nations rule the peoples of Nerath-That-Was. But in the North, the land is still wild and untamed, and evil begins to stir…