With a perfect year-round climate, rich soil, and a flower (the ilm) with remarkable medicinal properties, the Ilmar know nothing of war, greed, or clothing. The impassable Ukko Mountains to the north and the dense Wildwood jungle to the south have kept Ilmarinen hidden from invaders for ten thousand years. In 1026 AGM, this primeval paradise turns to ruin when a shift in climate delivers devastating drought and an invading bogren host from the Dark Hemisphere, forcing its natives to migrate to more hospitable lands.