Ok... in light of my recent acquisition of computer-aids, I'll spend some time focusing on things that aren't in my bookmarks folder, namely some fluff and history. Byz, Eldest, everyone, what's your current opinion on the backstory for the world?

Short version is that the old empire comes in, short period of cultural assimilation, war breaks out, first people retreat across the river and throw up a wall of fog that no living person has since passed through and returned.