Since the invasion ten years ago, the civilized races have fought back across The Continent to try and push the Conquering Horde back into the wilds. Although efforts at first were scattered and uncoordinated, Maria Decante started trying to coordinate the various forces about three years ago. Her Resistance has made contact with bands of freedom fighters in most lands and now leads most of them, though the Dragonborn in Tseth have proven difficult to work with and the Dwarves in the far west have been impossible to contact.
The Resistance is organized into individual cells. A cell might be as small as 3 people meeting in a small village to a large group of 500 hiding out in a ruined stronghold. Only one or two in each cell know how to contact any others.
Small groups roam the land in service of the Resistance, keeping the different cells in contact and coordinating their efforts. These groups are known as Couriers and are widely respected among the Resistance as they are given some of the most dangerous and difficult missions.