Characters Trained in History know the following information:
- Much of the world falls to darkness. Only a few points of light exist holding back the dark
- 90 years ago FallCrest was distroyed by the Bloodspear Orcs
- The Nerath empire fell to dark forces
- The good Human empire of Nerath rose to power following the distruction of Bael Turath and Arkhosia
- The two empires are destoyed in the fighting. Razortear: one of the last stands of the dragonborn, with more than ½ million tieflings laying siege to the dragonborn for more than 10 years. The tieflings dug a huge tunnel to win the battle.
- Arkhosia empire founded by the dragonborn.
- Bael Turath founded by devil-worshipping humans who become the first tieflings.
- Hobgoblins once had an empire in which bugbears and goblins were their servants. This empire fell to internal strife and interference from otherworldly forces-perhaps the fey, whom many goblins hate.
- Dwarves are enslaved by giants.
- The drow, eladrin, and elves all split from each other.