The Realm of Joroin
With the release of The Nanoc, and the whispers of The Eternal’s power growing, the gods had no choice but to appeared once again. Melora was the first, but the others (light and dark) followed suit very quickly, and like a tidal wave their power swept over the nations. Make-shift churches popped up, prophets crawled out of every corner to preach the words of who spoke to them, and the power of the gods grew back quickly.
Unknown to the gods, it seems that when they left Joroin the first time they cursed themselves. These gods will never be able to walk the lands they created again. The best they can do is send an avatar, a person with just a tiny speck of the gods power, to aid their followers… and the few avatars of light that came were not enough to counter the evil ones that tossed their aid to Simon.