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  • Geography of the Northern Continent

    The Northern Continent is the ancestral home of the humanoid races, and more lately of the humans themselves. From shattered [[The Dark Forest | Arganthorn]] in the exact center of the continent, the races spread outward, leading to the elven nation in …

  • The Dark Forest

    At the beginning of the First Era, there was Arganthorn, the greatest city ever known. Arganthorn did not simply _rival_ other legendary cities like the City of Brass or Sigil, it was orders of magnitude greater. Arganthorn was the center of everything …

  • Shining South

    The Shining South is primarily human communities, mixed with some gnomes (mostly along the Sapphire River to the northeast) roving bands of halflings, and the odd half-elf or half-orc. Countries: [[The Duchy of Avadi]] [[The Duchy of Bralin]] [[ …

  • Myrsetic

    Myrsetic is an independent country in the Shining South. It is primarily known for its wines and cavalry. The Myrsetean cavalry is the best in the world, bar none. However, the cavalry is primarily composed of knights, who own most of the land in …

  • The Floating City of Jarjazikh

    Jarjazikh. The name alone conjures visions of swirling banners, towering domes, and sunlight every day of the year. Jarjazkh is the single greatest magical engineering achievement of the current era. The entire city flies from place to place, trading …

  • Barovia

    The country of Barovia was nestled between the [[Dragon Plains]] to the north and the ocean to the west. Thousands of people lived there once, and the legend of the Vampire Count kept people safe (mostly). The major trading port of Saltmarsh was …

  • The Duchy of Avadi

    The Duchy of Avadi is the oldest unconquered human power on the Northern Continent. While [[Bralin]] is the oldest city, Avadi was the center of the first human empire. The duchy also includes the western half of the [[Twin Cities]]. Important Sites: …

  • Twin Cities

    The Twin Cities are the largest civilization on the Northern Continent, by any measure. Situated on each side of an ancient, massive bridge spanning the mouth of the Sapphire River leading up to [[The Border Lands]], the city also serves as the only …

  • mithral-claw

    Once a dwarven settlement, the dwarves of the Mithral Claw fashioned the entrance to their city into a large stone hand facing upwards, hence the name. According to legend, however, the dwarves dug a [[Project Long Stair | long stair]] into the earth, …

  • Diamond Fortress

    The oldest of the three major Fortresses defending the Borderlands from the Savage North, the Diamond Fortress is also tasked with guarding the Diamond Pass. The fortress garrisons a full regiment of soldiers - one thousand - and nearly three hundred …