Secrets of Tora-Keyr
Brief History of the Five Kingdoms
After centuries of conflict, from minor border skirmishes to major wars of aggression, the kingdoms signed a major peace accord in the year 1275. The tenuous peace was spurred by the discovery of a new substance by alchemists in the kingdom of Litara, a stone which when ground to a powder and mixed with simple substances became a powerful explosive. It was quickly weaponized by Litara, then quickly stolen by Ardin and Gosava. The three kingdoms waged a bloody war from 1271 until the summer of 1275, at which point the rulers of all five kingdoms realized the high toll the war was taking on their people. In the sixty years since that summer the five kingdoms have worked cooperatively with the betterment of all five as their stated goal. In reality each kingdom is using the peace to try and position themselves politically and economically into a dominant position, trading one battlefield for another.