Thousands of years ago a war between heaven and hell turned the region into a massive desert. The exactly history of the war has long since been lost to time, if the history was ever recorded in the first place. As such, no one is sure of how or why the war came about or even who, if anyone won.
The war left its mark on the land. Magical sands roll through the ruins of what was once the Elven Empire. Storms of hellfire are held at bay by Cloud Anchors, massive edifices which dot the landscape.