In a land shrouded by fog and mysticism, the Xukzun Imperium reigned supreme for millennia, believed to have gotten their powers from the Titans of Creation themselves. However, the mortal races - all created by the Xukzun trolls - came to chafe under this rule and took up arms against their makers. Mortals would have failed had it not been for the gods, individuals who used troll magicks to ascend to incredible and sometimes horrible power. While some worried that the gods might fill the power vacuum left by the trolls, this fear faded as the gods and mortals worked together to push the trolls back over the southern and northern mountains into the great cloud forests that fill the landscape beyond their impressive peaks.
Today the gods walk amongst the people of Aesyr, and wherever they wander demigods are born called trollblooded. These trollblooded will sometimes erect temples to their godly parents, or will simply try to live without the cloud of divinity over their heads. Mortals themselves can ascend to godhood, either through defeating a god - which has only happened on three occasions - or finding lost troll laboratories and undergoing ascension rituals...should they survive.