Staged on the continent of Shantra, players are able to choose between four races: Humans, Orcs, Moon Elves and DragonScions. Initially scoring poor reviews from gaming authorities, it became free to play with the release of the game's expansion, Season of Siege.
One of the really interesting features of the game is the ability to compete with other players for the position of ArchLord, the absolute ruler of his/her server. There can only be one ArchLord at a time and that person is given his/her own castle, mount, is able to control the weather, and dishes out huge damage. Every four weeks, the ArchLord may be challenged (and maybe) overthrown.