After King Vinter’s Skorne army crushed the Cygnaran Army and seized power, many of the remaining Cygnaran warcasters defected to Khador rather than serve under The Tyrant. Although she was hesitant at first to receive such long-time enemies, Empress Ayn Vanar’s eventual trust in them proved wise. Bolstered by the sudden influx of experienced warcasters and reserves of warjacks, Khadoran armies liberated cities such as Corvis and Fharin from Skorne control, eventually driving them back to the Bloodstone Desert. Caspia remained in Menite hands, having been captured during a sneak attack while the bulk of the army was defending against the Skorne hordes.
Kapitan Yeremy Kraye (formerly Captain Jeremiah Kraye) led his troops – a mix of Khadoran regulars, scavenged Cygnaran ‘jacks and Cygnaran irregulars – at the forefront of many key battles against the Skorne. Kraye cares most about freeing the citizenry from enslavement and doesn’t much care who rules, as long as they do so fairly. With Llaelese and Cygnaran royalty disgraced, his eyes now look to Empress Vanar for guidance.