The human empire of Nerath was founded roughly 600 years ago and quickly grew to encompass much of the known world. Under their banner most of the “civilized” people came together to stand against the darkness at the edges of society. The next 500 years were times of great prosperity and security for the world as Nerath flourished.
However, like Arkhosia and Bael Turath before it, Nerath also fell into ruin. There was no one event that finally brought the empire down but rather a series of invasions from orcs, gnolls, goblins, and others combined with internal strife which shattered the once mighty kingdom only a century ago. Many of the settlements that exist today are survivors of the fall of Nerath, though few escaped unscathed from that difficult time.