Friday, August 29, 2014
The vast distance between the continent of Anador and the rest of Eldreon has hindered exploration and settlement. The elves, sailing far and wide in their golden age, discovered the land and established a foothold there. This initial outpost grew into the modern elven kingdom of Anador from which the rest of the continent takes its name - though even the claimed borders of the kingdom are only a tiny portion of the land.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
[Map Coming Soonish]
Verrath is a harsh and savage land. It has no teeming cities and no rolling farmlands. What few humanoid towns exist either cling to the coast as trade outposts or shelter inland under the direct protection of Verrath's true masters - the dragons. Dragons exist throughout Eldreon, but it is here that they are most common, and where the teeming, ceaseless numbers of the lesser races have never grown great enough to rival the wyrms as they have in other lands. Dragons, however, have their own squabbles, and Verrath is far from peaceful.
Verrath's geography is dominated by southlands which are by turns temperate and barren, the tundras and glaciers, and the lush and extensive Drau Kosh Jungle that breaks the tundra's hold in between large mountain ranges dotted by volcanoes - a location many scholars believe cannot be entirely natural.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The subcontinent of Durnauc is remote, cut off from much of the rest of civilized Eldreon due to distance and the barrier of the Kadeshi desert. Trade ships still make the voyage largely for the rich gem mines found in the region as well as the export of rare animals and the materials they provide.With large stretches of uninhabited land sheltering pirates and marauding gnoll bands even along the coast, civilization clings tenuously to the larger settlements and those areas they can protect. This wild and largely lawless land has attracted many adventurers and fortune-seekers, helped by the legends of fabulous and wealthy ruins left by a long-fallen ancient civilization somewhere in the wastelands.