It is said that millennia ago, great and powerful beings ruled over Toril. The Ancients, as they are called, built great cities, developed great magic, and built fantastical machines. But that was millennia ago, and they have not been seen since, though ancient cities with strange architecture are found all across Seron. Their departure from Seron is clouded by myth and legend. Some say the “Old Ones” came to Seron and destroyed the Ancients Others say the Ancients simply died out, like other civilizations before them. Still others believe that there were no Ancients at all and that it’s all just fodder for tavern stories.