Included with the limited edition of Stardock's Elemental: War of Magic is a lore book called the Hiergamenon World Guide.
Shacknews has teamed up with Stardock to present some excerpts from that book over the next few days, starting with a look at the game's "Sovereign's of the East", seen below.
The book was written by Stardock CEO and Elemental lead designer Brad Wardell and Random House, which is also publishing the companion book Elemental: Destiny's Embers through Del Rey on August 24.
The game itself will also be released on August 24 at retail and digitally through Stardock's Impulse service. A beta is currently running for pre-order customers.