The ancient ruins of Macrodonia’s sands hold a storied history that stretches for thousands of years. The Great Pyramid of Arnu-Kaliz speaks of a strange and eldritch race known as the Kaarth but whatever mark they may have left has long since disappeared, ground to dust by the desert wind.
It was in Macrodonia that human civilisation first emerged, and it was in Macrodonia where humans first learned the way of the Art. From its very beginning, Macrodonia was a land of mages who ruled over their communities like living gods. Blessed with a divine bloodline they claimed descent from the six wistarni – the legendary hero-ancestors of Macrodonia.
The greatest of Macrodonia’s magi was known as the Archmage, a title that soon began to take on a more expansive definition when the Archmage Jaguesti unified Macrodonia’s city-states into a mighty empire. Under the new title of Pharaoh, or Great House, Jaguesti’s empire spread across the face of Carurlonia, but at its death, it began a slow decline. None of his legitimate descendants carried the talent for the Art, and so the title of Archmage was lost to his line, and eventually, to Macrodonia itself.
The dwindling of Jaguesti’s line mirrored that of Macrodonia itself and as the centuries passed the nation’s years of glory receded into the past. The nation would endure the humiliation of foreign conquest by the Infinite Caliphate. In a strange twist, the land was once again ruled by an Archmage – in the person of Cassian the Grey, who ruled the land as a satrapy of the Caliphate. Even with Cassian’s death, the foreign domination was only ended when a new vigorous Pharaonic line ascended to the throne. Cassian’s apprentice, Aelzandar, sided with the Macrodonians and became an advisor to the throne, eventually serving as regent for child-Pharaoh Jagontay V.