Tag: Geography

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  • Golden Strait

    The Golden Strait is the wide expanse of salt water that separates the continents of [[North Meshtun]] and [[South Meshtun]]. The largest cities on the Golden Strait are [[Pard'lu]] on the north shore, and [[Sanc Ni]] on the south shore. Not to be …

  • North Meshtun

    The continent of North Meshtun stretches 9500 miles from east to west and 3500 miles from north to south. The main features of the continent are the extremely long chain of mountains, the [[Doomspire Mountains]] that separate the continent from the …

  • South Meshtun

    This great continent extends 11,000 miles, east to west, and 4,500 miles north to south. One of the major features of this continent is the [[Greenswath]], a vast jungle that covers the continent along the equator, and which is home to the [[Empire of …

  • River Navee

    The largest (if not the longest) river of [[North Meshtun]]. It begins flowing out of the [[Great Inland Sea]] headed to the [[Golden Strait]] over 1000 miles as the wyvern flies to the south. It passes through the [[Sea Realm of Enyen]], the Kingdom of …

  • Great Inland Sea

    The largest _fresh-water_ body on Meshtun. It lies in the center of [[North Meshtun]] and is an irregular circle roughly 650 miles wide. The lands around the sea are calle the *Sea States*. They include the elf-kingdom of [[Varéia]], the [[Sea …

  • World Ocean

    The vast ocean that lies between the eastern and western limits of the two main continents of [[North Meshtun]] and [[South Meshtun]]. It extends for almost half the circumference of the world, and has never been fully explored. Legends speak of islands …

  • Empire of the Ni

    A thousand years ago, this Empire dominated over half of [[South Meshtun]]. It's ancient capital of [[Sanc Ni]] is one of the oldest cities in the world. But today, the Empire is sadly reduced to only a quarter of its size, centered on the vast …

  • Varéia

    The elf kingdom of Varéia has existed for over three thousand years. It is one of the *Sea States* of the Great Inland Sea of North Meshtun. The capital is New Varéia, where the High Queen holds court. Legends speak of the Old Capital, much further …

  • Free States of Lanver

    The old province of the [[Golden Kingdom]] called Lanver is now divided into several small Free States, each one ruled by a baron or lord. Every year the barons meet at the port of Lanver to discuss matters of defense and economy. Currently the Free …

  • Land of Elye

    The hundreds of halfling villages of the Land of Elye have been around for almost all of recorded history. Unlike other halfling lands that struggle to survive in the wild part of Meshtun, the Land of Elye has enjoyed a very unusual understanding with …

  • Kingdom of Nerëo

    The island Kingdom of Nerëo lies in the middle of the [[Great Inland Sea]]. The citizens of this kingdom live off the riches of the fresh-water sea - both as fisherfolk and traders. Much of the shipping that traverses the Inland Sea and that travels …

  • Doomspire Mountains

    The Doomspire Mountains are the backbone of [[North Meshtun]]. They extend for thousands of miles across the northern reaches of the continent and protect the lands to the south from the frigid winds of the arctic. These mountains are home to many …

  • Coldfang Mountains

    This great chain of mountains covers the southern reachs of [[South Meshtun]]. Many high peaks are found here, greatest of all is Mount Dread, over 30,000 feet high. Dark legends speak of a large, high, plateau-like valley in the middle of these …

  • River Ni Om

    The "Mother of the Ni" - this is the best translation of *Ni-Om* - and it is an accurate one. The homeland of the Ni people has always been this great river that flows north from the [[Coldfang Mountains]] far to the south, and continues across the great …

  • Kint

    Kint, long one of the oldest provinces of the [[Golden Kingdom]], now finds itself cut loose and independent. From its long coast on the [[Golden Strait]] to its inland regions near [[Kes]], the Kintites are renowned for the fine textiles and weaving. …

  • Emirate of Pira

    A couple of hundred miles west of the [[River Navee]], the rolling farmlands and deciduous forests of the [[Golden Kingdom]], [[Kes]] and the [[Sea Realm of Enyen]] give way to the vast prairies and grasslands of the Pirans. From their capital, *Pira*, …

  • Lictarian Protectorate

    The Protectorate grew from the ancient Province of Lictare, one of the crown jewels of the [[Golden Kingdom]]. With the decline of the great empire, the Lictarians found themselves without protection from the wild peoples of the sea that prey on the [[ …

  • Usszusszu River

    The second great river of [[South Meshtun]] after the [[River Ni Om]]. It also runs through the [[Greenswath]] jungle to empty into the [[Golden Strait]]. The mouths of the Usszusszu lie far to the east of [[Sanc Ni]] and are home to a strange new …

  • Freeport

    Freeport was once called *Haran*, and was the proud capital of *Haranta*, one of the northern provinces of the mighty [[Golden Kingdom]]. Now its glory has disappeared, the province has become part of the [[Wild Lands]], overrun by barbarian tribes …