Blue Sands, Black Houses
The word Saviors refers to both a land and it’s peoples. A thousand years ago the Generals of the defeated city of Twinwatch (Ove, Taraan, Fenris, Verendi, and Prima) fled against their ancient foes to this land where they were put under siege. But much as a cornered beast becomes fiercer the more it is pressed their opponents could not finish the slaughter they had started on the then corrupted and decadent city. When it appeared that the siege would lift as both sides had sustained horrendous loses making sure the other did not have supplies and would starve and fester under disease along with them, the Pale Shroud came; drawn some say by the misery that was commonplace at the time – an ancient evil which surrounded the besieging forces and consumed them. The Saviors themselves held on to the defenses they had erected against their first foe and have held on sometimes giving ground sometimes taking it ever since.
Each of the Generals was responsible for an approach to this new rugged land. The forests to the North West were given to the General who had the least soldiers remaining – Verendi outfitted his soldiers to strike from the trees and fall back all the while punishing enemies with skilled archery. The open plains to the South West were given conclusively to the General with the most soldiers remaining – Ove and his Garrison of Infantry and Heavy Cavalry who quickly became known for their use of crossbows and lances both on foot and mounted. The more difficult land to survive in the rocky waste to the North East was given to the most rugged of the people – the Rangers and Wolf Knights that followed Fenris, who were and still are known for their constitution and iron will to survive despite the odds. Turaan who was a born raider and who had always led the forces of Twinwatch when they set forth for conquest entered the deserts to the South East, and quickly founded the walking dead military tradition that Turaan has today. The general who had the best sense of tactics and strategy Prima actually split his forces into 4 legions and stemmed up the seams between the forces taking the North, South, East, and West to keep the rivalries that had resulted in the loss of Twinwatch from flaring up again and leading to disaster – his men at the time were the only ones who had the discipline to make this a reality and many see Prima as the defining force that held the Saviors together when they were most likely to break. The Saviors of today is much more united after a thousand years of combat.