Life was not easy for the humans of ancient Albion, for the land was also home to the Dragons. Humans were food to be eaten or toys for torture. In fact the Dragons saw all other life as beneath them and terrorized Albion with fang and fire.
Eventually a war broke out that lasted for many years, as giants and humans joined forces with the great beasts of the land, throwing ferocity and numbers against the magical might of the dragons. Many thousands of warriors died, and when the war finally ended, there was no celebration.
This was in part because the threat had been contained rather than destroyed, for the dragons' nature was immortal and no power in Albion could truly end them. The druids came together to perform a great ritual, forcing the dragons into a deep and endless sleep.
From then on, the tribes and the giants became known as the Keepers of Albion, both for their role as the dragons' jailors and for their greater calling of protecting the land from other threats.
Centuries passed, and Albion saw the great civil war between the forces of Merlyn and Morgana erupt and finally come to its destructive end as the lands were shrouded in strange, chill mists. As the mists covering Albion later began to retreat, a terrible scar was revealed on the land, and around it, restless spirits stirred. The Keepers took this as an omen of things to come... and they were right.
Not long after, strange humans arrived, wily and selfish like the Merlyn of lore. And elsewhere, old enemies crawled from their holes, still fighting in Morgana’s name.
The Keepers see the threat of a new war coming, and they are ready.