For ten thousand years the cruel Olveri empire has ruled the known world, enslaving those they conquered and taking the spoils of the land for themselves. Among the races they conquered were the fierce humans of the northern reaches, the fanatical and ingenious Samites who would rather surrender their freedom than relinquish their ancient secrets of smithing, and the O’Roqesh, a desperate people willing to collaborate with their conquerors in order to reclaim their rightful place as the chosen people of their god.
Thirty years ago, things changed.
Some say it was the ancient gods of the Olveri who disapproved of the way their children were stewarding their world. Some say it was the god of the Samites meting out justice. Some say it was a darker force seeking entry into this world. Whatever the cause, the Wanderer was first spotted in the heavens by Imperial stargazers, and word spread of impending doom. Three months later, the Wanderer fell on the city of Olverus, reducing the once-proud capital of the Olveri to a huge lake of lava and bringing down the entire empire in an instant. Now, these conquered races must learn to live with their former masters, and with each other. Welcome to the world of Wanderer’s Wake, a low-magic world where the social order has been completely shattered. Can you remake it?