Seven nations. Seven books. The nations were formed after the end of the Collapse, a great war between human Settlers and the leader of the Ancient Guardians called Dathok. The Dathok tried to destroy the Settlers with the power of the Artifact. Many Guardians, however, rejected the Dathok and instead helped the Settlers defeat him with the Twelve Stones. With the Dathok defeated and imprisoned, humans began to fear that Guardians would follow in the path of their former leader. Seeking to avoid another conflict, the Guardians vanished, and the war, the Guardians, and the Twelve Stones faded into legend. Five centuries later, Eldor, the first of the seven nations to be founded, has become ignorant and prideful. Though they once valued knowledge and wisdom, they have foolishly scorned the legends as archaic and untrustworthy records. However, a disturbance in the eastern nations may force them back into reality and end the age of blissful self-deception.