Nadir of the Darklight: Part 1
In Nadir of the Darklight: Part 1,
the ghost of the wizard Thomas recruits supporters to free his imprisoned body by recounting the story of how he inadvertantly began this war against the Orcs.
In Episode 1,
ancient wizards "Thomas" and "Pseudo", actually Tom and Xiu, seek bearers for the Gems of Fire and Ice, with which to heal their broken world.
In Episode 2,
Thomas' chosen Gem-bearer, the prince of Chalmany, is corrupted by his newfound might, seizes political power, and tries to kill Thomas when he opposes him.
In Episode 3,
the Chalman prince successfully conquers all of the "human" lands, and even seems to permanently subdue Thomas despite his unique arcane powers.