Continents

Aserra has four continents; Thiskel, Kalesten, Athok, and Ageond.

The largest continent is Thiskel, central to the others. To the southwest of Thiskel is the remnant of Ageond—now commonly referred to as the Forsaken Land—and many island chains that are left of the continents mountain ranges all along the west of Thiskel. To the east of Thiskel is the hook-shaped continent of Kalesten. Aserra’s arctic is occupied by the continent of Athok, while the antarctic is home to only a massive icecap. Kalesten, most of Thiskel, and the more habitable regions of Athok dominate the eastern hemisphere of the planet, while Ageond, the rest of Thiskel, and the Tonult ocean fill the western hemisphere.

Ageond

Ageond was once a much larger continent, but it also held the highest population of Danaij, therefore the greatest influence of the Goddess of Darkness, Ispa, and her children. During the War of the Gods, Ispa drew upon the population of Ageond to create an army to slaughter the races belonging to her siblings, the other six Elemental Gods. To protect their peoples and decimate her forces, the other gods united to sink Ageond. They succeeded in sinking most of the continent, but the southernmost portion survived the Cataclysm, and the gods let it be. Sea levels around the world dropped to fill the new void, and the climate warmed significantly from the volcanic activity, melting the ice caps. This event caused great upheaval in Aserra, but with the protection of their gods, the peoples of Aserra survived to see the world regain balance.

Forsaken Land/The Remnant

The remaining fragment of the continent is known as the Forsaken Land to most of the world today, and is cloaked in dark clouds during the day. The Forsaken Land is around the same size as Australia. Inhabitants of this land refer to it as the Remnant. The population is made up of races loyal to the Dark Gods; primarily the Danaij, Danaij'vai, humans, kuzo,Forsaken Land Asath, and vampires.

Tonult Islands

Many island chains north of the Forsaken Land remain as archipelagos that provide a rough outline of the continent that used to exist. Some of these islands are formerly mountains whose peaks remained above sea level or are volcanoes that arose in the Cataclysm. These islands are independent of the Forsaken Land and have since become populated by humans, Asath, and some other races.

Thiskel

Thiskel is now the largest continent, which is divided into two sub-continents connected by a small isthmus. The northern half of the continent ranges from arctic to temperate, and is around the same size as North America. The southern half of Thiskel is quite large and broad, mostly occupied by the massive Great Desert, which is surrounded by tropical grasslands and jungles.

North Thiskel

North Thiskel is a largely temperate continent. It is home to many races, including the Idayn, Eain'Idayn, many tribes of Nafod, Zaedyn, Brech'mar. Humans predominate and Iengi once had the seat of their civilization in this continent. Kuzo run feral in the wilds.

South Thiskel

South Thiskel is home to the Great Desert, as well as tropical savannahs and rainforests. Humans, Ery'Idayn, and Asath are the most populous peoples, with Zaedyn, Brech'mar, Iengi in the mountains, and some Nafod tribes in the grasslands and jungles. Samiss live deep in the southern jungles, and significantly less kuzo in than in more temperate regions.

Kalesten

Kalesten is a rather narrow continent with a hook-like shape. The sub-continent of Ertia forms the bottom of the hook and is kept separate of the rest of northern Kalesten by the high Ertian plateau and intractable Ardir Forest. Northern Kalesten is the top of the hook, a continent of temperate forest and prairie. Southwards, a long isthmus leads down to the southern part of the continent which is thick with jungle.

North Kalesten

North Kalesten is a temperate continent where the majority of the human population lives. Forests are home to many tribes of Nafod and the mountains are inhabited by Zaedyn and Brech'mar. Idayn colonies in the east became the Fayl'Idayn of the Ardir Forest and the Oir'Idayn in the grasslands of the west, as well as Eain'Idayn. Kiar established themselves in isolated communities, mostly on the western side of the continent. Kuzo can be found in the wilderness.

Ertia

The subcontinent of Ertia is connected to to the eastern end of Kalesten, but the Ertian plateau makes the region unreachable by land, so the region is geographically isolated, except by sea travel. It is mostly in a tropical climate with grasslands and jungles. Humans, Nafod, and Asath populate the region. Danaij invasions never made it to Ertia, and thus, neither did kuzo.

South Kalesten

South Kalesten is tropical grassland and rainforest. It is home to some humans, but Ur'Idayn dominate in the forests. The southern grasslands are home to humans, Oir'Idayn, Ochae'nafod, Asath, and Eain'Idayn. The forests also are home to more Nafod and the Samiss. Kuzo are rare.

Athok

The arctic continent of Athok is at the top of the world, with a peninsula which sits like a wedge in the ocean between Thiskel and Kalesten. It is solely inhabited by the Aeul’Idayn.