The Consolidation of the Empire

800 years of peace followed, leading up to the beginning of the events described in EXMORTUS.
The Empress consolidated her power and sent her powerful solomonari assassins into the countryside to hunt down and kill rogue Sheaim Red Cloaks. Under her guidance and the knowledge she gleaned from the Sheaim, she became the Matron of the Art, and wizards profilgated throughout the empire. Her own mage guild, the Lady's College of Music, became the most powerful force on Loross.
Peace rules the continent, although Helios often clashed with the Hyperion Empire across the sea over the few cities of southern Norwald that escaped the great disaster. Despite the long years of peace, the wounds of history run deep underneath the Empire's pleasant facade...