The Covenant is a divine pact which strictly governs the use of Magic. The Covenant acklowedges twelve gods as divine, but allows that gods may have many names. The Elves of Ara had long practiced the Covenant, and while there have been human converts, they only officially began the Covenant twelve hundred years ago. It was the Covenant they made with the Gods that feed humanity from the yoke of the Demon King of Razenor.
In order to help guide humanity as they learn their role in the new Covenant with the gods, the Elves have come to help establish temples, creating an immense network of temples, cathedrals and monestaries across Opara.
Important to the Covenant are Cornerstones, large monoliths that act as anchors and help maintain the order and peace of the Covenant.