Exile to Graystone
A large human nation that occupies much of the Southern continent, Hesharim is a strict theocracy and a powerful rival to The Empire of Kelaine. They have recently initiated a crusade into the empire in order to drive out the many heretics that dwell there, most notably practitioners of arcane magic. They have enjoyed several early successes, and are poised to seize much of the Southern empire.
The Hesharii are devotees of Ahriman, the Lawbringer, God of Civilization, Justice, and Punishment. His commandments are strict and sentences unforgiving. He forbids the use of arcane magic entirely, and his followers stand devoutly against the adherents of many of the other gods. Ahriman is also a god of Mankind, and his faith teaches that Humanity is the most powerful force in the world.