A small, backward region of the dense, primal Ardennes forests. The Church wields little influence among the counties and baronies along the river Loup. Christian fervor clashes with Frankish and Celtic traditions. Barons feud for land, while greedy princes — the Prince-Bishop of Liège and the Count of Luxembourg — grab the last tidbits left of the Empire. Here it takes heroes to confront the challenges of a world in conflict.