All of the Player Characters hail from the Enlightened Empire. The Enlightened Empire is the westernmost empire in The Old World, and is the only empire home to few Flaming Elves. The Enlightened Empire was was at war with the Flaming Empire from 2700 – 2750, but as of 2751 they have reached an agreement.
There has been a sort of cold war between the Enlightened Empire and the Eastern Empire for at least a hundred years. There are no actual acts of hostility, but there are constant rumors of assassinations plotted by both countries against each other and covert missions to steal new technologies and magics from each other.
The Enlightened Empire is ruled by a trade family. The ruling family has very much money, and technically very little power. However, in the Enlightened Empire, money is power. The ruling family is funding an expedition to colonize The Bluedeep Isles.