Rise of the Durnskald
The Shadow Veil
The Shadow Veil is a phenomenon that sweeps the continent periodically, plunging the entire landmass into the Plane of Shadow. Time and distances distort, the land itself becoming primal and dangerous while creatures from the plane of Shadow stalk the land in search of prey. House Alabaster has dedicated most of their resources and influence to researching the cause behind this phenomenon and mitigating the majority of its effects with the use of soldiers from The Chapter of the Argent Archon.
The effects of the Shadow Veil are not generally permanent but may last for up to several weeks before the land reverts to normal. In some instances the effects have been rendered permanent, requiring agents from House Alabaster to investigate the scene and to purge the area, restoring normality. The only place that is completely free from the effects of The Shadow Veil is The Alabaster Isle.