Eve of the Monarchs
It was the beginning of the end, the apocalypse. The gods turned away to other worlds as the people of Orbis destroyed their own. As a final attempt of salvation, the gnomes came together to produce a massive structure made of metal, the Oculus. It would withstand the destruction of what appeared to be everything.
In it the greatest mages of all the lands also created magical constructs that would serve as the pseudo gods of this new world and were created to be perfect. They were programmed to build a Utopian society! The Monarchs!
Thousands of years have passed and through the help of the Monarchs, life reemerged but far from anything that inhabited this realm before. The monarchs awoke from a great sleep to warn their people of a looming threat. This time, the chance of survival looks grim.