The world of Endland is bleak. Its sparse civilizations are constantly on the brink of collapse, its powerful magi are driven insane by their own magic powers. Even the dirt and air is poisoned with the taint of aether. It is also a place of mystery. Ruins of fantastic design, filled with artifacts of great power, cover the landscape. Three of The Great Civilizations are ruled by immortals, ageless individuals, infinitely wise, yet infinitely secretive about their knowledge and powers.