There once was a tribe of Lizardkin living in the swamps of Gre'Dle, having little contact with the outside world. They lived there for the longest time, peacefully. But it all changed, when the Holy Empire of Mankind found them. The Holy Empire of Mankind is, as the name implies, an empire of humans. They forcefully converted any humans the met, and slaughtered or enslaved any other races they found. And that includes the Lizardkin of Gre'Dle. Whoever resisted was slain. Those who were too old, or crippled were executed. The rest were taken back to the capital of the empire to be sold as slaves. The Empire had destroyed many races, but one they could not get rid of was the Elves. They had always been able to hold out, mostly by avoiding the main forces of the humans, ambushing whatever forces they could and raiding wherever they were exposed. And in most of their raids, they tried to save whatever slaves they could find.