Here's a brief look into the world of Dragon Age. Hope it helps.
The main setting for this RP is the country Ferelden
, a typical fantasy setting based off medieval Europe and Britain. Fereldan is to the far south of the continent, with nothing but frozen wilds and blighted land south of it. This southern area is where Ostagar
is, an ancient fortress used to defend against barbarians.
At the moment, a new Blight
is occuring. Blights are when Darkspawn
- usually just roving monsters - find a new leader in the form of a corrupted old god: an Archdemon
. Led by this Archdemon, the normally subterranean Darkspawn storm the surface lands en masse, and it usually takes decades to force them back underground.
In response to the constant threat of a Blight, the Grey Wardens
were formed. This is an independent elite band of soldiers who have drunk Archdemon blood, allowing them to kill it. The Grey Wardens, knowing a Blight has begun, rally Fereldan's king to Ostagar to defend against the Darkspawn. However, the king's lead general betrays his nation, allowing the army to be routed, and his king killed. The tragedy at Ostagar leaves Fereldan defenseless, and the Darkspawn quickly begin to run rampant.
The day after the Rout at Ostagar is where the RP begins.