In the year 1195 The great Al’ikir forest nation decided to explore an icy land to the west. Two novice explorers, Malcom Ironforge and Regulis Lightbrand, were chosen to lead the expedition. Upon arrival the two explorers and team of guards were greeted by a harsh freezing landscape. Traveling a few miles in they discovered a Rakasha village. The natives were friendly and welcoming, however the guards noticed many of the natives were wearing jewelry encrusted with rare snow diamonds. The explorers and the guards razed the village and seized all the snow diamonds in the area.
In 1197 after having made so much money off of the last expedition, the Tsar of Al’ikir decided to colonize the icy strip of land, naming it Lëd (pronounced Lee-yod)where the Tsar established the city of Altea. Angered by the massacre of a native village, the Rakasha natives began a long, bloody war with the Al’ikan people. Fearful of what might happen to them, the Frost Giants and Oni allied with the Rakasha and led a massive assault on the city of Altea. Unable to grow and prosper due to constant raids of the supply caravans, the city was powerless against the combined might of the three native races. The city was reduced to rubble within the week.
Fleeing the destruction to the west, the survivors found a clan of snow dwarves battling some arctic kobolds. Convincing the two races to make peace, the three groups established the city of Snowfrost and formed the Knights of Ocean Guard to fight of invading threats in the year 1199.