In the later years of the Hyperian Age, King Valgoth IV of the Almain initiated an ambitious undertaking: the building of a beautiful, shining city set atop and within a massive dam. This city, called Valiance, would serve as the new capital of the Kingdom of Almere and seat of power for the Concordance.
The construction of Valiance started in 1068 AE (4344 NW) and continued for decades. Though the majority of the building was done by Almain labor, the other kingdoms of the Concordance provided assistance. The gnomes proved to be valuable contributors as well, offering architectural plans and building techniques that furthered the project. Costly in both resources and lives lost, the dangerous undertaking endured due to the sheer force of will of the Almain people.