A Glimpse of the Big Picture
Countless moons ago, the Glorious Empire of Yemoril straddled this part of the world. Memory of this ancient realm is long dead and the only evidence of its existence lies in the continued tradition of naming this region thusly and in the ruins that lie scattered across the land. The ruins outside Ilayson are an example of such remnants. The Empire no longer truly exists, the name today describes a geographical region that is home to numerous city-states and petty fiefdoms, all paying the most token fealty to the Emperor, who sits on a throne in the huge, decaying city of Yemoril, at the heart of the old Empire. Only the fact that the Emperor can field large, well-trained armies allows Yemoril to maintain its supremacy.
The Glorious Empire replaced an older civilisation, the Empire of Night, which was a place of great horrors where the Daemonim and Mankind lived in a time of depravity and brutality. The Empire of Night was finally overthrown by Yemoril and his seven sisters. Yemoril sat on the throne of his Empire for many generations of men before he disappeared, at which point his sisters ascended to the heavens as gods.