Erdreja has existed for thousands of years, and we have been playing our game in it since 1992. Many characters devote much time and effort to exploring the ancient history of the world. When our game started being played in 1992, Erdreja had just emerged from a time of great conflict, with an agreement to end the mass bloodshed, with the grievances between nations being tackled at an annual meeting called The Gathering, held at the end of August bank holiday. If agreement could not be reached peacefully, then the attendees at The Gathering would settle the matter with an honour battle.