DATA, DUNGEONS, DRAWINGS, DRAGONS AND OTHER DORKY DIVERSIONS
World Map (Large!)
This full map of all the known lands of the world. Capitals and Major cities (greater than 10,000 population) are named, and the major trade roads and ship routes are marked.
The Three Kingdoms
The Three Kingdoms is the most populous continent and has a wealthy and diverse set of communities. The three kingdoms of Karthos, Pahadivara and Madeena share a peaceful rule of the lands of The Three Kingdoms. Many governorships, townships and fiefdoms exist betwen the hills, mountains, woods, glades, swamps and deserts that make up the lands ecclectic landscape. Karthos is known for his strong naval and military prowess. Madeena has a deeply strong orthodox religion running through its veins while Pahadivara is decidedly more secular, its citizens seeking the thrill of the blade in its fighting pits and the pleasure of the flesh in its "red houses".
The strong bonds of peace between the three kingdoms has lasted 1,000 years.
The most known world wonders from each kingdom are: in Karthos, the 7 Titan Statues; in the forests west of Madeena, the laughing trees; and in Pahadivara, the Jeweled domes of the Palace of Pahadivara.
Elhowari is the land of the High Elves. The capital, Faelstra, is seated deep in a green valley, gaurded to the east and west by high mountains, to the north by a dense jungle, and to the south by an unforgiving grassland patrolled by giant beasts. No other place in the world is more protected.
The High Elf society is xenophobic and no non-elves are granted access within Faelstra's walls. Cities on the edge of the kingdom do trade with the other kingdoms.
The lands of Elhowari are vast and very sparsely populated. Many, many, many rumors of untold riches and magic artifacts buried within thousand-year-old temples. But very few treasure-hunters dare wander the lands of Elhowari for fear of being captured by the High Elves and prosecuted for crimes against nature and Her Queendom.
The Ravages are home to the misfits. The Orcs live in their fortified capital, Tzolk'in; other beasts and hybrid humanoids also live in scatted settlements within The Ravages. Hideous monsters and aberrations wander the plains and mountains; everything from Cyclops to Bugbears to Centaurs. To the south are the mysterious towns of Xika'al and Arakh. Some have talked about Dragonborn and Birdmen, but most people who have traveled to The Ravages and returned to tell the tale are not the type of people that should be trusted...
The Cradle is named such because it was the start of the world as we know it. 10,000 years ago, the God War split the world and the Cradle was where humans and dwarves were forged.
Now The Cradle is home to two kingdoms: the Dwarves to the north, in the jagged mountains and deep caves they call "Cloudstone", and to the south, the Human kingdom of Parthen, surrouned by the gently rolling hills and grasslands perfectly suited for expansive agriculture.
Parthen and Cloudstone are the oldest kingdoms in the world, and their respective ruling bloodlines can be traced back to just after the end of the God war.
Two of the best known world wonders in the Cradle are the Library in Parthen City and the Great Silk mines of Cloudstone.