Araliss is a kingdom that has been around for most of recorded history, but only now has it begun to prosper. It’s been run by a strong, human noble family for centuries that established the kingdom within its dangerous wildlands. However, King Alric Jaramon disrupted the long line of benevolent rulers and treated his kingdom as a plaything. He used his powerful sorcery to subjugate the kingdom and meant to take down the Northshield and invade Elven and Dwarven lands. The five greater noble houses allied to depose the power hungry king and he was finally slain by a hero named Balrune. Now Araliss is ruled secretly by the greater nobles while Alric Jaramon‘s cousin, Talus Jaramon, serves as a figure-head. A new charter was drafted that limits the King’s power, as well as the size of the army.
Araliss is filled with dangerous creatures that constantly threaten expansion. The Great Wilds lie to the south, an unexplored land of strange, fearsome beasts.