Once upon a time there was a group of ancient structures known as the Seven Wonders, which, to this day, have still stood the test of time. Within them was said to contain the power of the goddess. According to legend, when this power was released, the goddess would appear, heralding the return of the Golden Age. It was also said that the deserts parching the land, ice plains of the polar regions, the forbidding mountain regions and the stormy oceans were remnants of a time when evil beings invaded the world. Some believed these stories religiously, others dismissed them as myths.
Somewhere in the history of people, in the midst of their interactions and their wars, there appeared a woman known as the Young Conqueress, the Heroine of Legend, the Blood-Smeared Oppressor, the Chosen One, the Second Coming... Iskendaar. At the time, she had conquered nearly half of all known lands and vast new tracts of previously unexplored territory as well. Her conquests finally returned the term 'world' to its true meaning and expanded the horizons of all - the culmination of a revolution which had been years in the making.
Iskendaar, already a legend in her lifetime, gained mythical status after her death. She was the most widely researched historical figure of all time, and the one whose existence posed the most riddles. Her death alone gave rise to legends - of assassinations, of death by disease, of flight to faraway lands or ascension to heaven. Some even claimed that she never existed at all.
There are people who connect the successes of her conquests with the magical legacy of the Seven Wonders. Evidence even suggests that the Underground City of Pharos, one of the Seven Wonders, is located near Iskendaaria - the city named after Iskendaar and founded in her honor.
And yet she had suddenly returned one day. Out of nowhere, out of nothing. Somehow she is now alive and well, and has gathered a small sum of people of her choosing to help reclaim the wonders to prevent the threat within.