Quick rundown of setting:
A coalition of races including Humans, Dwarves, and Elves wage a war against the most powerful God in the setting, when they discover he's pretty much responsible for all the evil shit in the world through crafty, subtle influences. While successful, the God's dying acts completely eff over the world. With his last breath, he breathes a curse that takes the form of a divinely inspired plague that focuses on the races who struck him down. The Dwarves are able to hold onto survival thanks by hiding in their mountains. Elves use up almost all of their magic to skip time, removing themselves from danger by skipping a couple centuries. Humans however, are utterly fucked. Those who survive the plague number in the dozens at most, and are spread across the globe, and will quickly die out. Undead however, had no problems with the plague. Many wizards even became liches to avoid the plague, and are now trying to preserve the human way of life. The Gods, unable to stop the curse and dying out with their client races, seek new domains to stay alive. Most latch onto the Lesser Races unaffected by the plague. Pelor, however, refuses and ends up dying, only to return as an Undead God, who spends his time reviving his paladins as the undead. The Dwarves are opening their mountains now, and find all of their ancestral rivals have taken over pretty much. In stubborness, they can't allow it, and have in turn become the very thing they used to hate, randomly raiding and marauding forces that can't be reasoned with. Eventually, they'll calm down, and a resurgent Dwarven Empire will arise out of the ashes. Currently, though, they are known as the Golden Horde. Lesser races to come in next post.