Welcome to Tamriel. It is currently 4E 17. The new Era began only 17 years prior, after the Oblivion Crisis and the ending of the Septim Dynasty. Following the assassination of Potentate Ocato and the chaos of the Stormcrown Interregnum, vying nobles factions fighting viciously for the ruby throne, Thules the Gibbering was crowned Emporer. A Nibenese witch-warrior, Thules was disliked greatly by the people but counted among his supporters those of the Elder Council. Yet even as the in-fighting for the throne has ceased, tensions have grown as the Empire continues to weaken every day. Profits disappearing and with crime on the rise, the questioning of Thules the Gibbering's leadership is becoming commonplace.
It is here, among the resilient inhabitants of Cyrodiil, that our tale begins.