The Zhing Dynasty was the strongest and most advanced nation 1000 years ago. With their colonial trade cities to the north, they traded and communicated with the entire world. It is said that the elves of Nalaria adopted the Zhing religion of Er'ren and over the ages it eventually evolved into modern-day Vala'marism. Followers of Er'ren believe in two gods much like Vala'marism; Guang ,the deity of light, and Hei'an, the deity of darkness. Magic plays a major role in Er'ren, ones devotion directly translates to the power they are given. The last few emperors of the Zhing Dynasty turned to Guang; as he gifted them immense power and extra long life.