A long, long time ago, there was a small country with a kind and caring king and queen, held in high esteem by their subjects. Under the protection of the King of Light, they lived a peaceful life. But deep underground, the dark lord of the Abyss was plotting to invade their land. The Dark Lord sent the enchanting vampire queen, Alice, to seduce the king. The king stopped attending court and no longer cared for his once beloved queen or kingdom. The king's betrayal razed the queen's sanity in flames of jealousy, and in an attempt to win back her husband's heart, she made a deal with the dark lord to regain her youth and beauty. Every day in the kingdom, another young and beautiful maiden went missing, and a panic fell over the people. The country grew weaker with each passing day, and the sacrifices demanded by the queen's sorcery grew as well. Finally, the kingdom collapsed, with no more sacrifices to be found, and the devouring power of darkness suddenly caused the queen to become a wizened and frightening monstrosity. A thousand years have passed, and this unknown kingdom has since disappeared in the winding river of history, leaving only the legend of the demon queen. Very few today connect this tale with the great and terrible Necromancer Vexana in the Land of Dawn. After all, it happened so very long ago.