The long old story of Daren tells of numerous kingdoms that have risen and fallen during the centuries. From most of
these kingdoms, only a few words summarize decades or even centuries of story and their culture. There are, however,
many kingdoms from which no word is written, though the scholars of the Setting Sun Church know them to have
existed. Ancient relics, ruins and fossils, tell the scholars about other long-forgotten kingdoms and even extinct
races about whom no word was written. Such is the case of what they now call the Lost Kingdom Under the
Despite the remains, and the ruins of stone roads built through the Solekk Mountains long before the first existing
kingdoms started to settle, though, not much data could be gathered. That was, until the fight against the Darkness
for survival took the first adventurers up the mysterious and forgotten paths of the mountain that lead to their
very heart. There, under a whole world of ancient stone, was found the untouched Lost Kingdom Under the Mountain.
Its halls and buildings still stand, untouched, unharmed. Whatever happened to that kingdom and its people are still
a mystery, though a few valuable clues and the most important eyewitnesses were found. A self-called King Under the
A cursed spirit, prisoner to his own kingdom, cursed to walk his halls alone through eternity, he claims. According
to the report, the spirit slightly resembles the dwarves from Omekka Mountains and Khai-Udun though the greatest
difference is their height. This dead king is taller than any dwarf ever was. His arms are longer and stronger. His
clothes and armor bear coats of arms and patterns very much alike the ones of Daren's dwarves, which lead the
scholars to believe they must descend from the same lineage. Their taste and greed for gold and gems are also very
similar, judging by the riches of the kingdom, as well as their ability for smithing.
The King Under the Mountain, according to the report, blames himself for what happened to his people and
The reason, although could not be precisely understood. The documents are unclear as to what regards the Lost
Kingdom's doom. Not even the eyewitnesses seem to remember well that part of what happened inside the
They spoke of visions, creatures, and destructive powers. Sanity cannot be expected of those who face the past from
so close, mainly when they are fighting the monstrous spawns of Darkness for so long. Between a mad curse spirit and
adventurers whose sanity can be questioned, the scholars await an opportunity to visit the Lost Kingdom Under the
Mountain to unravel its secrets.