The lands of Telles once enjoyed peace and prosperity, but the long reign of the Death has left them broken and warring. Long-standing nations have crumbled and much of the region has become a treacherous wasteland beset by bandits and littered with unburied dead.
These powers retain some semblance of the order they once represents, or have risen from ashes of their forebears.
Many states and kingdoms that once ruled portions of Telles were destroyed by the Death itself or wars that have been fought in its wake. Survivors still remember them or seek to restore them.