The setting commemorates a certain period in the history of medieval Romania, during which three principalities—Moldova, Transylvania, and Walachia—fought bitterly against one another. It was a time when the notorious Vlad "the Impaler," a.k.a. Vlad Dracula, emerged from Walachia.
The atmosphere is paramount in Domnitors. Epic music, accompanied by the thundering war drums, sets the tone. Burning flames, combat banners fluttering in the wind, and executed enemies enhance the reels, adorned with various melee weapons, bloody paling, majestic castles, and the rulers of the three principalities as the main symbols.