Regions of Abria
The northern lands are perhaps the most fertile. Slightly temperate with mild winters and a long growing season, they also have an abundance of hardwoods, softwoods, and various metal ores.
Although they lack exotic spices, and some sorts of luxuries, they have staples in abundance. The people of this land rarely go hungry or suffer from cold. With hard work, anyone has a chance to live off the land.
God’s Reach Mountains
Theocracy of Abria
The Travelling City
The western lands are isolated and wild. They do not share close borders with their neighbours, and the spaces between pockets of civilized lands can be quite perilous. The western lands are very warm, and have predictable and moderate weather, leading to excellent growing seasons. The settlements of the western lands make a huge profit by trading between the north and the south.
The Viridian Woods
The southern lands are harsh and have extreme climates. To the west lie frozen tundra and ice-covered mountains, to the east the Eternal Desert. In the north, the temperature might be more moderate, but the Quaan is a treacherous swamp, and Ilusara is a rocky desert with little more than dried brush covering its surface.
The Ipashian Empire
The central lands are defined by their largest feature; the Innersea. The Innersea is warm and bountiful but prone to extreme weather. Extreme waves, torrential downpours, and even unexpected volcanic activity are the norm, and rarely do they occur with any sort of forewarning. Although the waters are often placid and warm enough to swim from island to island, only fools or the desperate would attempt to do so, as an unexpected storm could easily kill a swimmer or even a small vessel.
The eastern lands do not share any common climate, they do however share one common element: until recently no one in the west knew any of these lands were inhabited. The recent rediscovery of Lost Oasis, after nearly 3,500 years, has reopened the land route through the Eternal Desert. With the new contact with the Dragonsworn Empire came knowledge of Shyr and Loknar, which are easier to reach by sea from the west or south. These lands have cultures that are alien to the west, but ultimately share the same distant roots.
The Dragonsworn Empire
Some lands are primarily in other worlds. The Feywild and the Shadowfell both have a few points of predictable or permanent contact with the World, and such reliable crossings can be used to create trade routes from one world to another. Of course, they can also be used for darker purposes such as banditry or invasion.
Empire of Shade
Some racial communities that exist alongside or even within other nations have cultures that are very distinct from their neighbours. A member of such a community likely views themself as being a member of their clan or tribe first, and a member of their nation second (if at all).
Grey Orc Enclave
Sometimes the situation of one’s childhood is more important than the location. If you were raised in a shack in the woods and never met anyone outside of your family, it hardly matters which forest that shack was in.