A lesson in history
It has been a thousand years since the fall of the Nareth civilisation, the civilisation of man that spanned from Albion across the great continent to the Eastern seas. In the end it was greed and warring mages that destroyed it and in it’s death throws it was torn apart. In the aftermath it balkanised and those smaller states without the empires legions where easy prey to monsters and races long since banished by the light of civilisation. Those states fell to become cities and towns divided by a deadly wilderness. Some say all civilisations always fall like those of the Dragonborn and Tieflings, some say the Nareth civilisation was destroyed by some darker power whatever the truth the great continent and Albion are in a dark age.
When the Nareth fell Albion was torn apart by warring Nareth officers, mage and the others wanting to hold onto power until Albion, much like Narath, was now many towns and cities ruled by their own dictators. It wasn’t until 300 years later that Tuath came out of Duskwood and started through conquest and diplomacy unite Albion behind a single throne. The stories of how Tuath tamed his giant eagle Gwidion and his slaying of gog and magog are legend. His sword Excaliber rests still in the stone he stuck it in at his death before the throne of Albion.