Situated in the South of Halcyon Riegna Novis was once the forefront of philosophy. After deposing the last of the Riegna emperors, the people of the 13 holds of Riegna formed a new representative government based on the ideals of individual freedom, collective protection, and the rule of law. The original 13 philosopher-mages bound the Will of the Lands together with their blood to summon The Executor to enforce the law of Riegna Novis. A being of pure magic crafted from the pure stuff of the Plane of Order – the Executor ensures that the laws are followed – his acts becoming more powerful the more they align with the will of the Senate. The Executor established the Riegna Justicars – Judge-Knights who wandered the 13 holds dispensing justice and resolving disputes in accordance with the Laws of Riegna Novis.
But, as the Cataclysm descended on the 13 holds – forcing the disparate survivors into the shelter of Riegna Prime under the protection of the Tree of Order – the cooperative spirit and individual strengths of the holdsmen were put to the test. The strength of the Executor diminished as feuds broke out among the citizens of Riegna Novis. Now, 1,000 years after the Cataclysm, Riegna prime is divided into 12 wards – housing the citizens of the original 13 holds. No one knows what happened to the citizens of the 13th hold. The populace has grown tired and suspicious of one another. The senate is unable to agree on the most basic of resolutions. The Justicars have become corrupt and cow-tow to the wealthier denizens of the city. The bonds that gave rise the Executor are fraying to their limit – and She has fallen into a deep slumber.
Now, at the dawn of the awakening, the citizens of Riegna Novis seek to reclaim their once proud Holds – and look to restore their proud nation.