This is Lodmor, the land of the Fathers, the Empire's Core.
The thousand years' war is now a distant memory and few remember the brutality that ravaged the lands before the Advent of the emperor. To help maintaining the peace, the emperor has established the Judgement of the arcanium, where Champions selected by the Great Houses – the Archmages – battle against each other with powerful enchantment and invocations. To the victorious House the emperor will grant a request, and the mightiest of the Archmages will have the chance to enter the Wanderer’s Tower, cornucopia of magical knowledge, overflowing with artifacts and ancient relics. The champions are eager to fight, hoping the arcanium to be in their favour.