Before enslavement, Allinon, Craig, Darius, and Johannes lived normal lives for their race as adventurers. Humans crowded into cities and Elves spread out in vast areas to accommodate thousands. Orcs prowled the northern plane in the world, but were boxed in by Mountain, hill, and plain dwarves on all sides. There was a constant struggle against pirates that controlled many parts of the ocean that surrounded the land. Human empires competed for power, like the usual Humans.