The Heroes of Heaven's Height
Afterwards, she founded the Realm, a bastion of law and order in a near-post-apocalyptic world. Originally limited to the Blessed Isle, the Realm expanded outwards, offering smaller states in the Threshold protection, from barbarians, despotic gods, Fair Folk, and worse, in exchange for tribute.
The Scarlet Empress was a Fire-aspect of enormous beauty, in addition to her wisdom, cunning, and strength. She was known to possess a great talent for sorcery, strategy, and for feng shui.The Great Houses are her descendants, either founded by one of her children, or consorts.
Five years ago, she disappeared, causing a crisis now known as the Scarlet Succession.