The universe is divided into several different planes of existence with the mortal world at its centre. Due to its position, powerful creatures from all the other planes converge upon the mortal world to play out their diverse conflicts. The Dawn War, a titanic struggle between the gods and the primordials, stands as the largest of these conflicts. The primal spirits, manifestations of the world itself, ended the conflict by shutting out both the gods and primordials from direct intervention in the world. Now their servitors, both mortal and immortal carry out the wishes of their patrons from other planes of existence.