Less of a traditional MU and more of a collaborative storytelling game, Arx is based in an original setting with hundreds of players all helping to shape the world with their roleplaying stories. Telling the story of a low fantasy, low magic world slowly awakening and seeing the rebirth of magic, Arx is a saga of the players learning about the dark forces that have long been in control of the world while dealing with intrigues closer to home.
The common people of Arvum wouldn't really call the last thousand years a 'golden age'. Since the founding of the Compact of Arvum, the five great noble houses of the realm have schemed and warred against one another, locked in a millennium-old struggle for dominance kept only in check by the occasional powerful monarch. But even as the fragile peace frays with the latest dynastic crisis, creating courtly intrigues in the capital city of Arx, ancient foes that took mankind to the brink of extinction a thousand years ago stir once more.