In the World of Itherad the primary source of all energy which drives machinery and magic alike are little particles in the air called rovas, named after the scholar who discovered them. By complete accident, Rovas the Scholar had formed these particles into large, glassy spheres which not only stored this energy, but also produced this energy. These spheres, the scholar named stallums to pay tribute to his late mentor. Under the dominion of his King Da'ill, Rovas was commanded to create more stallums to fuel the energy to build and maintain an invincible mechanical army to achieve world conquest. When news of the stallums' infinite energy had resounded through Itherad, many other empires and nations took arms to capture the power they so long yearned to wield. A great war ensued, ravaging the nations until very few people remained on the surface of the planet and the nations' lands were devastated. Massive amounts of rovas in the atmosphere were used, resulting in the dwindling strength of the warriors who still had desire to fight. Both the planet and its inhabitants were on the brink of extinction. However, the clement Empress Ranna of Lann proposed a treaty amongst the nations. The stallums were divided amongst the nations according to their size and these were to be used to recreate the world of Itherad. Thus, the land was reformed and the people soothed. Peace and prosperity was throughout the land for then next millenium. A millenium later, and a power rises again to claim the stallums.