AT RAGNARÖK, the twilight of the gods, the Nine Homes were swallowed by the sea, and a single new world emerged. For a very long time after that, there was peace, but it ended with the rise of humankind.
With their greed, envy and capacity for great evil, they brought about the first destruction of an age, aldar rök, that killed 40% of their kind. Yet, the humans did not change, and 800 years later the second aldar rök claimed 60% of their kind.
Now, another 600 years have passed and humans have no fear of old gods or apocalyptic disasters. But the signs are there. A third aldar rök is under way, and there is nothing science, technology or money can do to stop it.