In the year 1704 a great battle took place on the Fordian Highlands. The two contenders were the holy champion Raderva and Nosstrilos, The Death Bringer. Raderva planned to purge the world of this blight upon the earth that was Nosstrilos. The battle raged on for raged on for hours. Raderva was probably the most skilful and powerful humans in history, but in the end she could not stand up to the catastophe’s nigh limitless power. During the battle, Norstillos had used a fair amount of his power. His necromantic energies seeped into the ground and spread across the land. Many people were able to flee the highlands but others were not so lucky. Those killed by the blight were resurrected as Nekro. Within the next few years many Nekro banded together to form their own nation of Jahozaphax.