The Prince of Undeath
“All Empires fall. We can only hope what we leave behind inspires respect and admiration”
Arkhosia was not the first dragonborn empire- nor,many dragonborn proclaim, will it go down in history as the last. It stands as a shining high point in dragonborn history, the pinnacle of their civilization and a culture that, though long dead, still shapes its descendants. Every living dragonborn is in some sense an heir of Arkhosia, and carries both the pride of that ancient lineage and the burden of the fallen empire’s memory.
Arkhosia arose in the distant recesses of history, untold centuries before the rise of the human empire of Nerath. Arkhosia prospered for hundreds of years, taming the wilderness and expanding its trade and diplomatic missions to far-flung corners of the world.
That constant drive toward expansion soon brought Arkhosia into conflict with the other imperial power of that distant era, the diabolic empire of Bael Turath with its tiefling noble caste. Bitter wars between the two empires spanned centuries and wrought terrible devastation upon the world.
When neither side had the will or the resources to fight any longer, when the shouts and horns of battle were silenced at last, nothing remained of the two empires but scattered remnants of displaced populations and haunted ruins.
Few dragonborn still inhabit the lands at the heart of their ancient empire-lands that remain tainted by the evil and powerful magic, yet many dragonborn still think of themselves as citizens of Arkhosia, exiles from a land that no longer exists but might someday be reborn.