Talanor, the Bright Tower
World - Realms
The Realms of Æustëra
Esteparon, the large, lower plains of the continent were populated by four tribes of man before the Godling Wars. The battle for supremacy of these fertile lands has dominated the history for these four tribes, each one having controlled vast swaths of the plains for centuries. Both gnomes and hobgoblins have called this region their home since before the wars, as well. While the gnomes have been largely displaced, the hobgoblins now control a significant portion of the region.
Often referred to as the Savage Lands by those west of the Iron Mountains, The First Lands are throw back to the primordial landscape of the world before the Godling Wars. Clans of Elves, Goblins, Hobgoblins, Humans and Orcs coexist uneasily as they fight for survival against hags, vampires and creatures time has forgotten..
Haemil is a vast, plateaued plains of the north leading to the foothills of the Iron Mountain. Earthenwork, with its earthen walls carved from the mountains that surrounds, is the capital city of the Kingdom of Haemil which controls nearly all of the region. Earthenwork was built by the gods, they say. Calledrym is said to have established it as his stronghold during the great wars against Kiravor. The sheer granite walls of the fortress are seven hundred feet high and over one hundred feet thick. Two massive doors of oak bound by iron stand ready to seal the city off from the rest of the world. It’s been three dynasties of Kings since the doors have been drawn closed as no one has dared to attack the city in ages.
The frozen continent to the north is covered in frozen tundra until the ice flows of the polar caps dominate the land
The southeastern section of the continent was settled by the human descendants of Jeshur and Emironzu. The largest city of the region, Leyrtis, rose to power within 1200 years of end of the Godling Wars. The first city of the halflings is located on the eastern shores of this region. However, since the Empire closed its borders thousands of years ago, the halfling cultures of the region have vanished.
Nynasis is a small section of the lower flatlands along the northeastern shores of the Rynin Sea. The city of Parthis has been the epicenter of the region since its settling.
The elvish realms currently split between the aristocratic society of Greyton and the upstart, racial purists of the roaming host of Mÿragólar. The ruins of an ancient civilization of the elves known as the Kingdom of Barad’el can be found throughout the region controlled by the Aristocracy of Greyton, but the ruins are forbidden to be entered.
The Under Realms consist of various self-governed settlements in the Shadow Mountains and the Iron Mountains. The Realms of the Shadow Mountains were once connected by a vast underground highway that span several thousand leagues. These passages were invaded by creatures from the depths of the world and have now been shut off from the still functioning realms within the Shadow Mountains. The Iron Mountains are filled with a network of caves and fissures that were built by the Mithril Fathers before the Godling Wars. Only a single realm still remains inhabited by the dwarves.
Several of the islands from the Archipelago have survived the shaping and are between the Kingdom of Greyton and broken piece of the world upon which rests Barad’el. The dictator at the Shaping has died, but the Avatar has appeared and anointed a new Dictator, Qhoksira Tan’dronéc