HEROES OF IMPILTUR
The kingdom where most of the campaign takes place. Impiltur’s fortunes failed when the Sea of Fallen Stars withdrew, drying up the vibrant ports of the cities that served as the heart of commerce. In addition, the death of the last royal, King Imbrar II, during the Year of Blue Fire ended the long reign of the monarchy and shifted power to the lords of the remaining cities. Now collectively called the Grand Council, the lords had proven to be inept at rule, impotent in the face of their nation’s inexorable decay. A stain of demon worship held Impiltur in the grip of terror. At the height of the corruption, a full half of the Grand Council was in the pocket of the demon-cult, the Fraternity of Tharos. The heroes found Ryu, the long-host heir to the throne, and helped him assume his rightful place as King. He removed the corrupt members of the council and declared war on the demon-cult. A brief civil war ensued but was shortly ended due to the actions of the heroes who bravely entered the base of the cult’s power – and destroyed it. About a year ago the country of Vaasa invaded Impiltur and the nation is very close to falling under their domination. Vassan forces have overrun most of Impiltur’s countryside, blockaded her ports, and currently lay siege to the remaining free-cities.