Resurrection of the Hidden
Countless millennia ago, a ‘great power’ (known after this as ‘Being X’) somehow found some space in the universe it came from. You see, real estate in space is quite hard to find in highly advanced transgalactic cultures so this is quite the accomplishment. Anyway, this Being X found some space and decided to smash 2 toy cars together, cuz why the fuck not. That created the little shithole known as your universe. Well, it turned out that space wasn’t free after all and Being X accumulated a fuckton of debt from buying the rights to the volume. To repay this he turned the pocket universe into a tourist attraction, allowing members of the public to make small tweaks every millennium for large sums of money. This eventually turned into a widespread spectator event, but yours is the first universe and as such one of the most unique.
Obviously at some point life was introduced onto the planet Forliene. Being the lovely people they were, the inhabitants of Being X’s universe decided to create 8 races, split them in half, place each half on their own continent and make each continent’s inhabitants think the other continent’s inhabitants were demons. Of course, demons actually existed but they were placed on another plane for storage until the time was right. Even though this idea was mostly overcome, the stigma left behind is large.
In the following millennia, the West created grand kingdoms within their own races, whereas the East formed a large kingdom across the continent. The West were stable after this, some of them ventured off to explore around but these were the minority. The East, however, grew too powerful for its own good and the leaders got greedy. The people rose up and fragmented the empire, leaving only a slight trace of the previous power. 200 years on, only the Dwarves remember these events through stories passed down through the ages. It is a time where monsters roam rife, and evil has penetrated all provinces. Out of this chaos, the job of the adventurer is born for people to fight the monsters and quash the evil.