Factions in Dark and Light are separated by races. You will play one of three: Humans, Elves or Dwarves and you will make this selection at the time you create a character.
When humans first arrived on Archos, they struggled to survive and were shunned by the other races. With stubborn determination, Leondas Talos led his people west, where they discovered an abandoned fortress on the coast surrounded by bountiful grasslands. Here he founded the City of Talos, vowing that all people would be welcome within it's walls.
Before the Fall of Gaia, the southern lands were dense magical forests and the elves were its unquestioned masters. When the meteors and dark creatures arrived on Archos, the elves and their sacred groves were devastated. To survive, they joined forces with any who sought to protect the forests, and the city of Estel grew around the last Sylvan Oak.
The Legends recount the story of Fafnir, the Dwarven king who first led his people north into the Thunderspire mountains following a flock of Nidhog. Here they dug out the caves and mines that would become the City of Ironfast. Today, all races still sing of the walls that are filled with more gold and iron that all...