The empire at the center of Creation is called simply The Realm. It is the single greatest power in the whole world and the greatest concentration of dragon-blooded in all of Creation. At it’s throne the Scarlet Empress sat for nearly 800 years, until she disappeared 4 years ago. Now the greatest military and political power in the world is in turmoil, several factions are trying to get their leader on the throne and a civil war seems inevitable. The Realm is recalling it’s legions to the Blessed Isle in preparation, and the rest of the world is either waiting for a new ruler to emerge or planning their own assault to gain control of the Realm.