The Land of Reeshugan
In ages past a great empire ruled the land of Reeshugan. These Progenitors were masters of the arcane and forged numerous artifacts that defy all existing knowledge of magic. For reasons that have been lost to the ravages of time, these Progenitors disappeared without a trace. The slaves kept by this ancient empire prospered and set forth the Code, a system of laws upheld that would be upheld by the bravest of their warriors and wisest of their scholars.
Over the centuries these warriors and scholars formed into knightly orders that protected the common man. Over time they began to split into factions based on geography, racial divisions, or ideals. The Protectorates were established by these Orders, which have served as the system of government for the last two thousand years.