Ydria is a vast world. There are three continents, one recently discovered. The first is the continent of Sathe, and it is home to the Sathian people, a varied group of Tabaxi, Halflings, and Gnomes. One united country, Sathe is at constant high tensions with the other two major countries of the world, due to the inhuman nature of the inhabitants.
The second continent in Ydria is Fallast. This continent is home to two major kingdoms and a city state. The first kingdom is Gotano, a kingdom of Dwarves who live in the northern half of the continent, and they have an uneasy relationship with the second kingdom, Allastairia, a human kingdom. Within Allastairia is a city state named Mumbjl. This city state is run by orcs, and is a step above the uncivilized raiding parties that plague the southern tip of Allastairia.
Of the east coast of Fallast is a small island, known to most as ‘The Ancient Wood.’ The oldest forest in Ydria, it is home to a large variety of Fey and other strange woodland creatures. It is also an area of magical influence that fluctuates throughout the forest. In the forest there is an elven kingdom ruled over by the grand guardian, Salton the Eternal. Elves are a reclusive race but will occasionally wander into the civilizations of the the great continents.
In the year 7D60 (The sixtieth year of the seventh Allastairian dynasty) a new land mass was discovered. Dubbed ‘Tafatai’ this new continent was then all but ignored for the next 74 years, only the occasional independent explorer venturing toward it. However, in the current year, (7D134) a discovery of a new iron mine and subsequent economic boom allowed the current ruler of Allastairia (His Exellence Lord Magesty King Orville Neotrey II) to have the resources necessary to send a group of adventurers hand picked by the King to explore and evaluate the potential monetary and militaristic gains that this New World provided.