The Kingdom of Light
The time before Gloriana united the Kingdom of Light. The Dark Age is remembered as a time of lawless savagery, violence, and fear. There was no established religion, so different regions worshipped diverse pantheons of Gods and Godesses. Arcane magic ran wild, and the forests were full of many strange and wondrous beings.
For all that, though, the people lived in fear and uncertainty, and dark magic, as well as good magic, was everywhere. Fearsome beings of pure malevolent evil, demons and devils, consorted with blasphemous priests, sorcerers and unholy gods.