The Second Founding
Its been 200 years since the fall of the Nerath Empire.
The world is divided and chaotic. Fearsome monsters have reclaimed much of the land and aside from a few remaing city states much of the continent is lawless and without hope.
Massive dwarven holds have been overrun, many elven settlments have been ravaged, the once proud dragon born nation is in ruins and the time of the tiefling empire has long passed.
Adventurers looking for gold or glory can easily find employment as the lack of organized government leaves many common people largely unprotected.