The origins of the Drakorean Empire have long been forgotten in the mists of time. For centuries the rule of the Emperors seemed to be a natural law. Military genius and the mastery of magic allowed the Imperial Legions to conquer the entire known world. The key to their success was the Nethersea Gates, scattered across the seas of the world. Through these huge portals, the Empire’s galleys entered a parallel universe: a gigantic ocean called the Nethersea. A voyage that would normally take weeks could be bridged in a matter of hours by connecting two sea gates. This allowed the Drakorean forces to send legions and reinforcements wherever they needed to in a very short time.