Frozen in the far north of the lands of Abasyne lies an emerald green glacier. It spans countless leagues east and west and to the north, well no one has made it past the Azure Guardians to find out where it stops.
Ancient legends tell of an empire frozen in time being hidden below the great depths of ice. Other legends tell of a wizard who entrapped a demonic legion sent to recover his soul after he traded it but refused to release it when the time came. Yet still other stories tell of a boy king who upon ascending a throne made of crystal was persuaded to release a frostmare that was imprisoned and his reward for kindness was a storm of ice that lasted 30 years and when it was done his people were dead or gone and his city and its crystal throne encased under a mile of ice.
Which is true? None of them or maybe all. What matters now is the Dwarves who lived in the Kragnam Mountains have reported that their northern outposts that once sat leagues south of the Green Glacier are now empty because the Glacier has expanded southwards and its expansion is increasing.
Add to this the Dark Heart, rangers of those mountains have all but been eliminated by some foe who kills these noble and rugged warriors as if they are children and leaves not a trace magical or normal of its passing.
Dark times are upon us, the winter is coming…