Magic coursed through the veins of Albion and
for generations the people learned to harness this power, and as
with all things in nature they understood there was a balance.
Uther Pendragon, the King of the Britons, was without an heir to
his throne. With the help of a powerful wizard, Merlin, magic
was used to conceive a son. The balance of magic was not
understood by Uther, and as one life was created another was
taken away; Uther's wife, Igraine, died giving birth to Uther's
Uther blamed magic for the death of Igraine, and set out to
purge Albion of those devoted to what he decreed as 'The Old
Religion'. Some devout followers exiled themselves, few went
into hiding; Most were slain as they stood against Uther in
defiance, even those who proclaimed they meant no ill and would
use their magic only for good...
A darkness now spreads across Albion, the crops are dying and
the water is turning foul. The people are plagued with hunger
and disease. Fewer by the day have the strength to fend off the
Saxons who have been invading Albion from the East and ever more
swiftly gaining ground. It is feared they are now aided by dark
magic, by those who were exiled by Uther's blood-lust...
Masters of The Old Religion.