Before the events of Paladins: Champions of the Realm, the Realm saw massive chaos and war. It was not until an order of magical warriors, formed an elite fighting group called the Paladins and united the Realm. Karne is also one of these Paladins.
One of the earliest known threats to the Realm was the Dragon Scourge. Boasting incredible destructive magic, the dragons served as the impetus for the formation of an ancient civilization known as the Warders - a race of mages that dedicated their existence towards quelling the dragons.