Many decades ago, there was a worldwide cataclysm, known as The Flux. The Flux filled the lands with an unknown energy that seemed to only affect the Elves of the world. No one really knows what happened to them, but they became overly hostile and began a war against all the other inhabitants of Astevar.
While generations of grudges still remain and do erupt to the surface from time to time, the people of Astevar have tried to set aside their differences. In some cases they've banded together to create Factions across the world to hold off the Elvish onslaught; while trying to take back and rebuild their cities or establish new territories entirely.All while trying to set their differences as people aside in order to just survive another day.