Nobody knows when the Red Cult began, but by most estimates it has been around since the year 150BE. The cult formed to worship the fire god Bremalth and destroy Bharglblat, the god of death. Over the years they have started numerous wars first fighting against the Drathmir, and then the Imperials who eventually surpassed them. The most recent war ended 100 years ago in 1657 after the Red Cult co-opted Shlytoh the red dragon to destroy the Chowta Empire once and for all. After Shlytoh was killed by the Academy masters, the Red Cult disappeared and hasn't been seen since.