The sinister forces of Zargon, the Evil Sorcerer, had swept all before them. At the sight of the Black Banner and the massed hordes of Chaos, even the bravest warriors of the Emperor had fled, the land was laid to waste and all men despaired.
There then came a mighty warrior Prince from the Borderlands — Rogar the Barbarian. He bore a glittering diamond on his brow — the Star of the West. Hope returned and men flocked to his standard, leaving their hiding places in the hills and forests. Other great Heroes joined him: Durgin, the fearless Dwarven warrior from the World's Edge Mountains, Ladril the Elven fighter mage from distant Athelorn, and Telor the Wizard whose sorcery was to save Rogar on many occasions.
For many years Rogar trained his army, being careful to avoid open battle with Zargon's general until all was ready. He ever harried the Chaos supply lines and wiped out countless Orcs and Goblins.
Then came the day for which Rogar had waited. His army had grown strong and was well practiced. Camping in the high passes, Ladril saw the Black Hosts from afar and bade Durgin blow the call to arms on his mighty horn. Rogar's army poured down upon the enemy from two sided and battle was joined. Many foul creatures and good men perished that day. Yet, as the light of day faded, it was Darkness that fled the field. But the victory was not absolute. Zargon and his general escaped beyond the Sea of Claws, and even now they plot their revenge. Soon their plots will be ready and the Empire will have need of a new Rogar. But where are the Heroes to equal him?
You have much to learn if you are to become as great as Rogar and his companions. I will help all that I can. The book I protect — Loretome — was written when time began. All that ever was and all that ever will be is recorded in its countless pages. Through Loretome I may guide you, but I may not intervene, lest a greater evil befall the World, and the evil forces of Chaos triumph forever.