The only city and sign of civilization on Arlia that remains, is the walled city of Janacre. In the heart of the city is a massive Coliseum where the art of blood sports is practiced and has been for centuries. Its ruler is King Moai, who ascended to the throne roughly 50 years ago. His rise to power is somewhat a point of debate away from the earshot of the guards. Before becoming King at the age of 16, Moai was nothing more than a commoner.
The Night of Woes, preceded his ascension. It was a period when pitch black darkness blanketed Arlia for 10 days and foul creatures hunted without opposition. Prior to the Night of Woes, there were three cities left inhabited including Janacre, the other two were but shells of their former glory. Both these cities were lost in that event.