The year was 578 by the Iron Librarian Calendar, the old reckoning of the humans. However, it was the eleventh year since the orcish warlord Arslan removed the human king, Jerun De Caprio, and placed himself on the Black Throne of Dublineshire. There he forged the first Orc empire known as KaraKorum. At that moment, Arslan Khan, became known as “First Among Equals”.