While not a particularly religious or spiritual bunch, the people of Darkmoon Vale nonetheless pay lip-service to numerous divine entities. Among the 20 most powerful and common gods of Golarion, only Gozreh, Iomedae, and Sarenrae have managed to acquire “worshipers” here. They frequently compete with older faiths for the hearts of Valers.
Kor Alanth was a small, but immensely powerful island city-state situated in the center of the inner sea. Their trade-fleet ruled the economy of every nation within reach, and their massive mystical might kept any grumbling from other countries strictly to a minimum. Kor Alanth, in a very real way, ruled the world. All it took was a single artifact to bring it all crashing down.
You are all currently in the employ of Auguste, the eleventh Earl of Halebridge.
The Earldom is quite large, with a good portion of the land the Earl rules given over to farming and grazing. It is this, along with the poverty that blights the realm, that has gained the Earldom the reputation as something of an undesirable backwater.