The earliest archives in the Council of Mages describe Karim as a monarchy, established by a sea faring prince long before the creation of neighbouring states. It was said a kraken forced his ship and crew destined for the far eastern coast to shore, dashing his ship and forcing them to seek shelter above the wave ravaged cliff face.
With nowhere else to go, the prince and his surviving crew established a settlement and placed a warning spell there to ward off other ships from entering the kraken territory. Over the years the kraken aged and was defeated, or so it was told. The settlement opened as a port, and then eventually great artisans were invited to build the original palace walls.
The two generals of the new king, eventually had a falling out. One followed Corin, a paladin of the light, whilst the other worshipped Garos, a denizen of the 4th hell. A duel ensued and the winner was granted ultimate control of the king’s army. It was suggested the demon worshiper cheated, but nevertheless warlocks soon became employed in the service of the king thereafter.
In recent times the king has aged, and some reports say he lies ill on his deathbed. Meanwhile his generals transpire to raise even more recruits for their army. To what end is yet unknown.
The story of Demontide can be discovered by playing the game. Next week be sure to check out the history of the Northern barbarians.
Until then, happy deck building!