from the Secret of Zir'An rules:
The world of Zir’An is one of change, of destruction and renewal, a world reshaped by war. Countless eras have come and gone, countless empires have risen and fallen, destroying themselves only to be reborn again. The ruins of these ancient confl icts, these forgotten epochs, lie buried and silent in the dim corners of the world. Evidence of the cycle of creation and destruction, of mighty empires that once dominated the globe, laid to waste by their own ambition. For despite all their power they were not immune to the cycle. Zir’An suffers, and Zir’An endures. It has in the past, and it will continue to do so in the future.
In the Modern Era, the world of Zir’An hangs in an uneasy balance. It has survived countless hardships yet remains plagued by dark powers bent on plunging the world back into the mire of war and the annhilation of a new dark age. Ageless tyrants of godlike power, the Fane, stand as a grim reminder of the evils still loose in the world. Their fanatical empires dream of the conquest and the degradation of their enemies. But against them stand an alliance of powerful Treaty Nations, who’s massed might are the only proven match against the threat of Fane domination.