In a new, blighted world, the embers of a once proud kingdom set the stage. The timeline of the game is hard to pinpoint, and it perhaps flows between times without being overt. There are ancient dragons, giant humanoids, and a building that is architecturally reminiscent of Anor Londo.
"As they say of pilgrimage, the fire fades, and Lords have no thrones." Players are invited to "embrace the darkness".