East TN Adventurers League
The magocracy of Netheril was one of the ancient human empires of Faerûn. Netheril was also the home of the most powerful wizard who ever walked on Faerûn, Karsus. The Netherese also created powerful artifacts known as mythallars, which allow mundane objects to become magical, dramatically changing the face of the Netheril Empire (or better said the face of the upper side of the empire, as Netheril eventually became twofold: the “have”, High Netherese, and the “have not”, low Netherese).
Netherese was an ethnic group of humans residing in Netheril. Many human cultures were either descendant or had been absorbed as Netherese, such as the Shadovar, the Halruaans, the Bedine, the Illuskans, the Nimbrals, etc.
The Netherese had always lived in a magical society. Currently, the netherese are rebuilding their mythallars so that they can once again live above “those who fear and don’t understand magic”. They use the orcs as slaves for two reasons: to finish the extermination of the orcs by “domesticating” them, and to rebuild their empire to heights never before seen.