Once a great and powerful human nation, this country now lies desolate and destroyed. During the Time of Tears Istlun sought to bring the whole of the world under its control and was consequently destroyed when Velios and St. Celeste killed each other. The release of divine, arcane, and necrotic energy wiped out a majority of the population and left those who did not die as sentient and non-sentient undead. This release also strained and thinned the barrier between the Material Plane and the Shadowfell in Istlun allowing the taint from the Shadowfell to warp the land and bolster the newly created undead. Explorers who have managed to return from Istlun swear that at times the world just turned grey and took on an entirely different look at times, sages and scholars believe that these explorers found tears in the fabric of the planes and accidently walked through them entering the Shadowfell. Recently, ghoul tribes have been banding together and creating a nation amongst the sentient undead. And with the destruction of Celestine have even begun to trade with the outside world. In spite of this, Istlun still remains a dangerous land that is still much unexplored.