Nerath was at one point a powerful kingdom in the east. Prior to the cataclysm it had grown to control an impressively large empire. It boasted a highly regimented feudal society where the rule of law was held to be greater than all else. In truth much of it was corrupt and decadent, grown comfortable with the order of things, and far from the imperial seat the whims of local governors held far more authority. Many Nerathi, particularly those of noble houses, had an arrogant confidence in their superiority over all others, one that took a terrible blow with the sudden collapse of their empire during the cataclysm.