The world is torn by war. The great Tiefling empire of Bael Turath and the great Dragonborn empire of Arkhosia have been at war for hundreds of years. All government forces are devoted to the front lines of battle, leaving only mercenaries and militias to defend the humble citizens of these empires.
The empires draw truce for one month each year on an isle in the middle of the ocean to hire new heroes and exchange prisoners. The Player Characters are mercenaries hired by one of the governments to keep the peace within their borders.