A New Era
Greyhawk, 609 CY —
Twenty five years ago the Pact of Greyhawk was signed, officially ending the Greyhawk Wars. From this an Age of Peace was born (though it saw little of the sort), and thousands took to the life of Adventuring. Tombs were plundered and left bare; countless ancient evils awoke and were cast out almost immediately; individuals from humble beginnings gained powers matching those of the Gods…
Oerth was a powder-keg, ready to blow.
… But it never did. The men-gods vanished without a trace; their powerful artifacts and trinkets became as worthless as the metal they were produced with. Magic in the world seemed to wane. Those who relied so heavily on the versatility of magic suddenly found themselves at a loss.
A new era had begun.