Terminology

Ahris: Legendary home of the High Elves before the Twilight, purported to be made up of several cities within a region at the center of the Old Realm, and connected to the seas by two great rivers. The lands of Ahris have been almost entirely cut off from the rest of the Old Realm since the departure of the High Elves.

Frontier/The Wilds: Known by many names, depending on the region, the ‘Frontier’ and ‘The Wilds’ are the most common for those lands outside of the Known Lands. Little reliable information is known or widely accepted about the people, lands, and challenges of these vast expanses of the world.

Goren: One of two dwarvish lands in the Old Realm. It is a hybrid of above-ground and subterranean structures and is the scene of much of the trade between the dwarves and other races. Named after one of the mythical founding twins of the dwarves.

The Known Lands: An expanse of land including and surrounding the Old Realm, consisting of those lands generally mapped and traveled. During the Twilight the frontier effectively moved inward toward the core of the lands, leaving increasingly more space as wild, untamed, and unknown.

The Old Realm: The core of the Known Lands, with Ahris at its center. The Old Realm was comprised of elven, human, dwarvish, and other races’ lands, and consisted of a number of different governments.

Torenhold: One of two dwarvish lands in the Old Realm, this one entirely subterranean and mostly isolated from the rest of the area. Named after one of the mythical founding twins of the dwarves.

The Twilight: A period of roughly 1000 years since the departure of the High Elves, during which arcane knowledge, social development, and political cohesion receded from what had been the norm for many centuries before that. The most widely-used term among scholars, this term has been adopted by many among the greater population. There is debate over whether it’s over or not, or when exactly is began.

Terminology

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