“It is said that history becomes legend and that memories grow dimmer in the slumber of peace. Thus the noble peoples of Urath languished in a thousand years of peaceful slumber growing forgetful of the dark times their land once knew, headless of an ancient enemy that yet labored in silence. So Golgoth the terrible god of death beheld that the world was right for an era of terror and blood. He summoned Balkoth the most evil of his servants and bestowed upon him a terrible artifact of power so that the necromancer might better serve his master, heralding the coming days of darkness…” from the journal of Balthruis, historian of the world