Valley of the Ancients
Life in the rim cities continues much as it always has for nearly three centuries.The governements fight to gain control of their various regions and inturn the whole of the valley. Some of the city states fight this war with force of arms, others with political guile, some with assassins and secrecy, some economical might, and others turn to the mages of the region for support. But as each tries harder to gain control, the others work in concert to stop them creating a self correcting and balancing system with none gaining the upper hand. now though something stirs in the darkness, it calls to the mages, corrupts the priests and encourages the rulers to acts of war.