When the last Demon War ended, the Coalition formed to prevent it from happening again. At first it was comprised of only a few human governments. Most resisted this change, not wanting to give up their freedom or government. However political maneuvering and constant pressure from the Coalition finally prevailed. Now all but the famed wall city of Palosi and West Islanders have given up their local government, accepting Coalition rule. Originally the Dwarves resisted as well, hoping to rebuild the destruction of their lands and be left in peace. The war left them too haggard and too few to resist for too long and they submitted as well. The Elves, in many years back the only keepers of the magic, simply faded away. Rather than accept rule of a government they didn’t believe in, they used magic to hide away their lands. Now the “mixed bloods” are the only evidence that the Elves ever even existed. Most of the other races, those who sided with the demons and other who did not, live to far away from Coalition rule to have been affected. Those that do travel outside their own lands are treated with suspicion and distrust.
Recently, Coalition patrols are seen more often and are all but harassing outsiders. Rumors are abundant that many Dwarves and anyone with elven blood have been going missing. The Coalition is using that as an excuse for the increased patrols.
The Gavalites are a religious order who once believed in peace and harmony of the world. Their order was formed by the elves after the War of the Great Rift. Their purpose then was to oppose the old sciences that nearly destroyed Andora. They believed, as they do now, that the sciences were plague on the land. Stripping it and its people of basic self reliance and causing them to stray from the harmony of the world. To them, magic was an extension of that harmony and a tool to help them heal and rebuild the land the sciences destroyed. In years to come, other races were accepted into this order. Slowly at first then more rapidly as time went on. At the start of the War Of The Races the Gavalites were predominantly Elf and Human. When the Elves vanished from Andora humans took over their order.
Over the past 20 years or so the Gavalites have become strict in allowing others to magic. They claim the use of magic will cause another cataclysm similar to the War Of The Great Rift. Slowly, they have been collecting the Channeling Stones, sometimes hording them other times outright destroying them. Their methods were peaceful at first, offering a sum of money or something of value to the current owners. More recently there have been reports of people being hunted and robbed or outright killed for the stones. The Coalition remains neutral at these reports, claiming that they do not have the Authority or men to spare to track these treasure hunters. Whatever the case, magic has become widely distrusted and even feared due to the efforts of the Gavalites.
Palosi Wall Guard
The Palosi Wall has existed since before The War of the Great Rift. No one really remembers who created it or the exact purpose it was created for, but it has seen its share of war. Though for as far back as people can remember, The Palosi Wall Guard have held back countless invading armies. They were the line of defense for the humans; the barrier between them, the other races and the demons. Due to their proximity, constant dealings and relative peace with the other races, the people of Palosi have a higher tolerance for them. Their fighting prowess is renowned