However The Shield has slowly begun to weaken over time, and with it magic as we know it. Magic has become more chaotic with practitioners gaining or loosing use of their abilities seemingly at random. Magic creatures as well have become more hostile, encroaching on human territory and more encounters have left people frightened and seeking aid and answers. Its has all been a mystery to the 2 kingdoms that rule Sustigaria.
The Northern Kingdom of Risolia and the Southern Kingdom of Echenia, who up until recent years have been at conflict with one another have decided to put down their arms and research on why The Shield was placed and what it is happening to the world.
There have been several meetings between each of the two kingdoms but nothing has actually been done as of yet. Some say that is due to the council that runs each. To the North the elves have had a command of most of the magic schools and have more of a research mindset to how the world works and in the south the dwarves have tried to mount exploration parties but have been waylay-ed by having to be granted permission to enter the northern lands. The other races of the world, scattered among the different nations, have also tried to do their own activities based on the shield have never had much luck without the backing of Risolia and Echenia