The manuscripts of ancient times tell of the history of two civilizations, the Utopia of the Sphinx and the Ophidian Alliance, which could have conquered Aarklash if they hadnít mutually destroyed each other. The ancient reptiles of the Ophidian Alliance found refuge in the entrails of the magical high places of Aarklash. There they transformed the networks of caves into sanctuaries. These lairs are guarded by their armyís most powerful marksmen: the enigmatic Serpentines.
Only the judges of the Ophidian Alliance, the wicked sydions, sometimes venture out to the surface with their faces unmasked.
The ophidians are allied with the living-dead of Acheron and the alchemists of Dirz.