The era of the great empires is over. The brutal gods’ war between the Beast-Gods and the Titans has left Chaldis’s divine powers shattered and at the mercy of the Primordial Ones. The elder gods are dead or imprisoned, leaving lesser gods to pick-up the pieces and continue the work maintaining the Great Labyrinths and the Prisons of the Unnamed.
Unable to channel the power of the Greater Gods and empower their worshippers and faithful directly, the lesser gods make alliances and form the Four Divine Courts. The Illiath Court of the Artificer Gods focuses on rebuilding civilisation. The Tsargoth Court of the War Gods muster their followers against the new tide of Primordial spawns and abberations, sent against them by the insane world soul of Chaldis. The Mortanius Court of the Death Gods still maintain the age-old duty of Dagobh, Lord of the Seven Hills, but these lesser gods are weaker and more susceptible to bribes and corruption without their father’s rigid influence. Finally, the Isayer Court of the Chaos Gods….
On the mortal face of the world, the Shattered Age starts with the collapse of the last great empire, ruled by a red dragon called the Blood Queen. With her death, her empire shatters into a group of warring states, while the far-off colonies declare their independence. In the face of this struggle, the struggle to restore the old empires and the struggle for freedom defines the age.