Shadows of Oerth
Greetings to all whom find themselves staring upon this tome.
For the lands of Oerth are no longer as they once were. After two millennium much of what was known has been lost, with only the ruins of an unknown civilization left to tell the story. So far the Oerthean Archeological Society has been able to learn that a great cataclysm fell upon the land destroying an ancient empire known as the Keoland empire.
The year is now 1576 A.C. and the Oertheans have rebuilt a new civilization. Prosperity and growth has again returned to Oerth, so much so that even the demi-humans are slowly starting to integrate themselves into City-States of Oerth.