The Land of Ilyria
Many ages ago, a fierce battle ravaged the land between the two gods of Ilyria, Dremos and Fieldiak. Their power was so great, the world was forever scarred with huge chasms made by the swings of their swords, and all life seized to exist.
Eventually, one was victorious, though nobody is sure to this day which. At this time, one God was said to have been slain forever, and banished from the land completely. The other, greatly wounded from battle, seemed to disappear from existence. Some believe with his last strength, he sought to restore some life in the land, so that one day it could grow and rebuild itself.
Of course nobody truly knows what happened or whether the gods even existed. The only proof of their existence are relics and artifacts depicting them that survived the war, dating back thousands of years. Now though they are kept hidden from all but the most privileged eyes, by those that call themselves the Demi-Gods, humanoids that are said to control supernatural powers that only the first of the newborn life are said to possess.
The land grows quickly now, and new life appears each day. Inhabitants of the land have become strong and wise. Some of the fiercest of wild beasts, most notably Dragons, have been tamed by brave adventurers, although there are many still said to roam free in alternate planes of existence.
However, dark forces are said to be rising again (as with any good story) and the very life of the land is once again under threat. Without the Gods, the world is in need of heroes to protect it, and only the strongest will triumph in the face of evil.