Kriang-Krai was a powerful Daroon warlord who founded the nation of Kurand in the year 505 of the Fifth Age.

Kriang became an agent of Sorimmar the Necromancer and used his newfound powers of dark magic to unite the warring Daroon tribes together.

Before this time, the Far East had been in a state of anarchy for 1,000 years, following the fall of the Empire of Shang-Zhou. That period was known as the "Age of Chaos."