Veydrus is a world rife with magic, where nations of human, goblin, ogre and others contest amongst each other for dominance, with the balance of power swinging with the birth and death of great sorcerers. Relations among the races are tenuous, but the only race to make frequent war against their own are the humans. Kadrin, home to Brannis Solaran, is a dynastic empire propped up by the support of the powerful Imperial Circle. Hundreds of generations of careful intermarriage amongst sorcerers have produced bloodlines that supply the empire with sorcerers that are the envy of Veydrus.
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