Not all in known about the universe. Strange things have happened throughout history that men nor mages can explain. What occupied the earth before Iokastos Astraios arrived? What had the Khanate of Necromancy found, and feared so much they confined it to a bottomless pit? And what had turned 13 Archmages, leaders of civilization for millennium, into the power-hungry, malicious Impuri?
Naught is a powerful concept. It represents what we do not know. We do not know what is over the horizon. We do not know what lurks behind the blinding light of the sun. We do not know what was in that bottomless pit in the ruins of Hemgiin Khi. Yet we know it is something. And we are terrified.