The adventure begins in the city of Shorefall. A large city on the northern edge of a mediterranian island. It is an Eladrin city, built towards the sky.
There is a single resident Dwarf in their midst, who spends most of his time in the Wink and Smile Tavern. Battle hardened from his time in the great war, he drinks all day with his fellow soldiers.
The great war happened over 50 years prior, and no side really won or lost, the war just ended. Though, afterward, a race known only as the ancient ones vanished and were heard from no more.
Religion is not about gods, instead it is about ideas, and those ideas when beleived in strongly enough have great power.