Rise of Monsters
The war effort is centered in the Twin Cities in the Kingdom of Daven. All able bodied men are being asked to report to their capital cities for training and eventual transfer to the Twin Cities. No one doubts the return of the monsters but a few question it’s true severity. But none remember the horrors of 600 years ago. There are many temples, shrines, and dungeons scattered across the land, but few have bothered to venture into them, both because there is no need because of the peace and because while Kimber might be gone, some of his creations are rumoured to remain, wandering lost and seeking their former master, and more importantly hungering for flesh. There are a few guilds dedicated to searching these ruins, but their successes have been few as it is difficult for them to secure funds and patrons to help support their cause. Most of them are nothing more than glorified drinking clubs.
All species exist somewhat peacefully though the farther you get from the city the more racism you will find. Most people are still hostile to the more aggressive species like orcs, but generally groups that don’t get along do a good job of keeping to themselves.
In the southwest there have been reports of Orcs getting more aggressive and violent, and the Giants in the mountains to the west have been sighted more frequently.
The north is occupied mostly by humans while the elves keep to the forests in the north east. Two different tribs of dwarves live in the mountains to the east and west, and while they mostly keep to themselves envoys have been sent to recruit their help for the war effort. Most of the dwarves in the dragon’s nest mountains are packing to leave, aware of the danger ahead. Some believe the dwarves hold more knowledge about the growing threat then they let on, but dwarves have always been the secretive type.
The gnomes and halflings to the south are frequent visitors to the nearby cities, and great sources of entertainment for the locals. They are often farmers or entertainers and much of the world’s food supply comes from them.