The Vard and Steinr never “fell from the stars” but are the creation and secret tools of one or more Eternals.
The trolls that dwelt in Wintermark and Urizen are not long dead but quietly controlling both nations from the shadows.
Emperor Nicovar was right. He burned the libraries to destroy the false histories perpetuated by Them when he couldn’t take being Their puppet any longer.
Wisdom is a false virtue, established by Them to slow the path of humanity to greatness. You can’t learn from a history that They rewrite; don’t think, just act.
The Axou steal souls that are on their way to the Labyrinth, interrogating our finest minds for information and forcing our greatest warriors to fight for them.
The Liberty Pact is designed to slow the empire’s rise to greatness. By forcing humans to grub in the soil ourselves, we have less time to spend on higher matters, weakening us while the troglodytes literally undermine the whole empire in a plan to bring our civilisation crashing down. The big hole is proof.