Once upon a time, the rakshasas dominated both Khorvaire and Sarlona. However, the dragons of Argonnessen and the couatls of Xen’drik joined forces, and waged a great war against the rakshasas and their rulers, the great Overlords. Though the dragons and couatls were victorious, most of the couatls gave their lives to bind the Overlords deep within Khyber. A number of rakshasas remain free, and call themselves the Lords of Dust. Their end goal is to free their Overlord rulers and avenge themselves against the dragons and the remaining agents of the couatls.