For the first time after the end of the rune wars, which had lead to the final
elimination of the Circle, an order started to develop in the old empires.
in Nortander the five dynasties still contend for influence, the southern human
empire of the Highmark has a new king. Despite the harsh conditions after the
Convocation, the empire blossoms, but at the same time has to defend its wealth
against the Iron Storm Clans and the Dark Elves from Lar. But even with its proud
castles and well-armed knights, the Highmark has to remember the old realm of
the Light People, if it wants to stand against these enemies.
Elves of the white tree of Finonmir have, since the Convocation, cut off all relationships
with other people. But their banned sisters, the fighting Mohir, who live in the
ruins of the lost Elves Keep, Dun Mora, still acknowledge the old realm. Invigorated
by the everlasting fight against the marsh and its demons, the Mohir fight wild
and resolutely for the light.
dwarves of the Middle Mountains, far away from their brothers in Windholme and
constantly threatened by Mountain Orcs and demons from depth, contribute more
to the realm than just their craftsmanship. From the mines of Underhall and the
Fireforge come not only the heavily armored axe warriors and famous forgers, but
also the siege machines of the realm.
The heart of the Pact consists of the Dark Elves, the people of the nightgod Nor, known as the Norcaine. The culture of the Norcaine has always been shaped by the fight between the two largest castes, the warriors of the Dracon and the sorcerers of the Archons. While the warriors are striving for an honourable life in the fight against the Light, the Archons are recklessly striving for power.
This striving made the current High Archon Toth Lar forge the bond with the Shadows with the help of his mother Sorvina. He gave a part of the power of life of his people to the Shadows and in return got the invisible Assassins who slaughtered his antagonists in the caste of the warriors within just a very short time. The honour of the Norcaine died along with these warriors.
But the Dark Elves have been dragged out of their paralysis that was caused by this inner conflict and now they are ready for new campaigns.
The new allies of the Norcaine, the Shadows, are invisible in their normal form and only become visible when they want to or when their lethal blow hits its target. It is known that they came to Eo from another world, but nobody really knows their goals and plans.
The gargoyles are no real members of the Pact. They are bloodthirsty demons from the inner centre of the world that have been given a form by magic. Grateful for their new bodies and happy to quench their blood thirst at last they throw themselves into battles for their masters. Sorvina’s knowledge as an alchemist of the Silver Hand enabled her to join these creatures into the army of the Pact.