The Arai are a mighty species, older and wiser than Mankind.
When Mankind was awakened, the benevolent Arai began to guide it in their own ways and knowledge. What then changed their attitude? What would cause a mighty compassionate race to stumble so as to oppress their own wards? The answer has evaded us for centuries, mayhap it can be found within the vaults of the Forgotten Halls.
Ancient illustrations depict the Arai with antlers crowning their heads. It is believed that they were irreversibly shed when the unnatural leeching of the Essence took place.
Some factions still consider the Arai as gods. This is a dangerous notion and we must fight boldly to eradicate it!