14 years ago, at the end of the Fourth Age, the Treaty of Alliance was signed, forming the military alliance known as Ametia. The Ametian Alliance built the world’s first wonder, a world portal called the Maetia that connects the sister worlds of Aresia and Aspenta.
10 years ago the Maetia was completed and chaos washed over the world, changing the laws of reality (going from 4th edition to 5th edition) and marking the beginning of the Fifth Age, also known as the “Next Age”.
In the past 10 years the Ametian Alliance has crumbled. Although there are still open borders, the various military forces are no longer unified and the articles in the Treaty of Alliance is no longer being upheld.
The elves have greatly expanded west, all the way to the Hesperian Plains. The dwarves are at the end of a decade long civil war that have divided their nation up into three kingdoms known as Electris, Dawnforge, and Sirenum. The Goliaths, Dragonborns, Eladrins, and Genasi have left the Eridanian Region and returned to their homes in the Australe Region, Tharsis Region, Feywild, and Shadowfell respectively.
Meanwhile, the human Septarchy of Cimmeria has become much more corrupt, and yet it strives for prosperity. A few years ago, settlers have built the village of Phandalin in the Moon Hills north of the capital of Fallcrest in the hopes of reclaiming the rich hills from the goblins, orcs, bandits, and other evils that lurk there.