The Shadow holds most of the world

Isolated places of resistance exist in a world turned inside out to cage a dark power. Thousands of years ago the gods saw no option to chain the dark god but to bind it to the world itself. As the prison closed around it the dark one took its revenge and sealed the gods out as it was locked in thus imprisoning all the peoples of the world under its foul influence without the light to aid them.

A few rise up from these places to resist the Shadow, from places like Chandering.

The Long Night