The realm has become increasingly unstable. The five kingdoms have been at war with each other for centuries. Alliances between kingdoms are weak, forged out of necessity. The war has reached a standstill over the past few years with news of only a few skirmishes happening near No Man's Land. However, the kingdom of man to the south has grown darker in recent years and reports of beings, before unseen, have made their way throughout the Southern Realm. This threat has forced the Southern alliances to allocate resources that are already sparse and are now fighting a two-front war. The Northern kingdoms have received reports of this and see it as an opportunity to regain some land. They are rallying their forces to push further into the Southern realm.