Looking at the plotlines post that @raddu wrote, and specially to the new options added on the FB group, it seems pretty clear that the designers intention was to move the setting from a Cold War status to a World War scenario.
The Tyr Region has been in this Cold War status since Kalak death, but then it has started to move very fast to a complete chaos: several SKs are dead, the Dragon is dead, revolts have started on several CS, Dregoth is back, etc.
And then we have all this “new” players:
- The Kreen Empire is planning an invasion of the Tyr Region
- The Dead Lands powers, with their own problems with the undead bugs, are also starting to look at the North
- Nature-masters (and benders) coming back and forcing halflings to take part on world events
I don’t think the designers had something planned, but it really seems they were moving to this war scenario.
So, the questions: how do you think it would happen? which power groups would form an alliance? will someone win or would it mean the destruction of the existing civilization?