As I told @matt_smith, I would be posting a rundown of the races, but I’m going to do one better. If you don’t particularly care about the world, you can skip this post, or just choose a particular section to jump to. This will be basic descriptions for now, but will be expanded later. Feel free to ask questions about anything.
The world of this series is split into several different eras, but I’m going to be focusing on the first era.(Time and time travel is a feature of this, as I said it’s a fantasy with sci-fi elements) The first era is split into two continents. Varen and Kaven(working name)
[details=Varen]Varen is separated into several regions and one kingdom. Each region is vast, and ruled over by a particular species, or royal family.
The Norhajj Desert is a near endless region filled with creatures called the Friitan. The region’s only real building is the Salhal Temple where the Friitan go to worship their deity Salhal. The Friitan live in the many caves and caverns that dot the desert landscape. The desert rests in the north area of the continent.
The Caltraan Forests were once vast and covered nearly every inch of the continent that once was Varen. Although humans cutting down trees for their houses was a significant cause of the forests shrinking, the main cause was The Rift(Will be explained later). The forests rest on the western cliffs where the continent sharply drops into the ocean below. The forests are home to many hidden Elven cities(with buildings built inside the trees) and centaur gathering sites(which change as easily and as many times as the tides) The new capitol of the Elven lands is the city built around the Stellraan eth Ra tree(the largest tree in the forest, also the home to the leaders of the Elven lands)
The Daltron Mountains to the east is home to the Dwarves, goblins, etc. The mountains are by far the most difficult to traverse due to the large number of mountains and the avalanches that happen all too often(The Dwarves have nothing to do with these, or so they claim) The capitol of the Dwarven empire is Mt Zantrii, which they claim is the tallest mountain in the world. The safest way to get to the Dwarven cities, and the only safe way to get into the region, is the Saiine Passage
The Utra Plains is the largest region in Varen, and perhaps the most dangerous, given to the large number of barbarians that make their home here. It is in the southern-most areaSomething to note is the Toltris Ravine, which is the only source of a certain type of crystals(Unnamed as of now), which can absorb and emit a certain amount of magic, which will play a role for magic users who wish to use these crystals.
The Felkphine Kingdom is the central region which is run by and inhabited by humans. It is also home to the Order of the Knights, and the Sienti Unos Para(or the Seven Mages of Power. More details on this region will have to be given in game. You can however ask about the two organizations which are mostly free of spoilers.
There are also a few islands around this continent
Mortis Marsh is an island to the south of the continent which are home to two creatures who are constantly at war with each other, the Kovan and Salval.
Carcera is a collection of small islands around a larger islands. The large island is home to Trovadiar, which used to be a prison meant to hold the worst criminals, though now many black mages make this place their home. The smaller islands used to hold the homes of the cooks and other minor employees of the prison.
The most important island(which I can’t give many details about or, as Riversong says “Spoilers”) is Umbra Insula, which is the magically binding prison of Katran, the cursed demon wolf.[/details]
[details=Kaven]Instead of regions the second continent is separated into kingdoms. This section will not be so detailed right now, as there is still much to work on here, but I’ll let you know what there is.
Tor the longest time on Kaven, there ruled only two kingdoms. The Flinaar Kingdom ruled the east, led by the Straids. The Western kingdom of Gatel were ruled by humans. In the third year after The Rift, a race of cannibals invaded the City of Kani at the southwestern coast, and slowly began taking over as much as they could. Two hundred years after that, the Cannibals had control over most of the southern half of the continent and were officially recognized as the Tolek Kingdom.[/details]
I’m going to be giving basic descriptions on species, but I will answer most questions on them.
[details=Species]Human: They lived their lives in Varen expanding and populating. Humans live a maximum of 77 years.
Elves: Regarded as legends by most other Races, they spend their lives in the Forests of Calltraan. Elves are least likely to produce a half-elf as half-breeds are generally looked down upon. Only one or two elves a year leave these large forests and, disguised as humans venture the world. Elves live a maximum of 300 years
Dwarves: Dwarves are the main choice of other races as builders. Usually they live in or near mountains especially around the Daltron mountains. It is highly rumored that Dwarves fear magic, yet in truth most tend to steer clear of it because of as they say ‘Nothing beats the value of hard work.’ Dwarves live a maximum of 175 years
Possibly playable species:
Straid: A Straid is a children of two deities, though they are not deities themselves. The Straids were the first creatures to wield magic and through procreating, they passed this trait on to other species. However, they are the species with the lowest numbers, as Straids can only be born to two deities, or two Straids. If someone were born to A Straid and another species, than they would take the species of their non-Straid parent. Straids are near immortal, unless some outside force(Illness, combat, murder, etc.) kills them. Straids look mostly human except for two traits. They share pointed ears with the elves, and they have markings like tattoos on their body. Straids are born with entirely different marking designs with different colors, though the markings don’t cover the face.
Kovan: The Kovan look like a cross between a human and a frog. They have a human stature and similar way of walking, but with a frog-like skin, face, and webbed fingers.
Salval: The Salval are a cross between human and snake. Between each individual their appearance is varied(Some look completely human, some look entirely like a snake, and some are in between), however one constant is that they always have tell-tale silver eyes.
Friitan: The Friitan are centaur like, but instead of horse, scorpian.
I know there are some species I mentioned earlier that I missed, but there isn’t much to tell about them at this moment.[/details]
Again if you have questions about any of this, do not hesitate to ask.Or if you have suggestions, don’t hesitate to say them