The land of Edthel is sundered by magic and a legacy of war.
Long ago the Elves wrought the sundering, a great invocation that brought down the great kingdom of Ughel Gwlascor.
The great magic destroyed the centre of Human power in Edthel and destroyed the hold of the corrupt mages that held the whole of Edthel in thralldom.
Now the Ruined Lands are the lasting reminder of the sundering, permanently seperating the Humans of Nordwyrdeland and Sudwyrdeland. They are the source of much that plagues Edthel, the wild magics that still fill the air in the Ruined lands also cause the veil between worlds to weaken and the long dead sorceror kings of Ughel Gwlascor to stir in their great barrows.
Ancient races stir in the Clustorholt Forest, Goblins raid from the Hwitscylfa Mountains and the brave and the greedy gather to battle the forces of darkness and search the ruins of the broken empire for ancient treasures.