The manuscripts of ancient
times tell of the history of two civilisations, the Utopia of the Sphinx and the Ophidian Alliance, which could have conquered
Aarklash if they hadn’t mutually destroyed each other. The ancient reptiles of the Ophidian Alliance found refuge in
the entrails of the magical high places of Aarklash. There they transformed the networks of caves into sanctuaries. These
lairs are guarded by their army’s most powerful marksmen: the enigmatic Serpentines.
Only the judges of the Ophidian Alliance, the wicked sydions, sometimes venture out to the surface
with their faces unmasked
The ophidians are allied with the living-dead of Acheron and the alchemists of Dirz.