Many generations ago Alistran was a barbaric world, ruled by primitive clans who warred one against the other. Clans warred against other clans, regardless of race. Elves where just as likely to fight other elves than they where to fight dwarves. Then the Four Powers came.
When the Four Powers, Dilyn, ‘the eldest’, Jobir and Temor, ‘the twins’, and Lisrain ‘the phoenix’ came to Alistran, they taught the clans, and races, of the world a different way of living. The clans began to farm, craft and trade. They began cooperating and building cities and nations.