THe World of AfterLight
AfterLight is the name by which the world of today is known. This name was first suggested by the authors of Historium Homides, an exhaustive collection of histories written and compiled by the scribe-lords of Melithia, a far away city-state renowned for its collection of artifacts and records from the Lost Age. The world is known by many other names as well, names given by the once-great nations and cultures who now make their home behind the fortified walls of the last cities. Eras Toa. Talera. Amah. The planet has many names, but for the purpose of simplicity will be referred to here according to the name by which it is most widely known: AfterLight.
According to ancient records and folk stories predating the Lost Age, AfterLight consists of three continents; Athrain in the north, Khemet in the south, and Calinost in the west. Very little is known of these continents beyond the stories passed down through generations of survivors whose people once called those lands home. It is believed that humanity came from the lands of Athrain while the mighty Saurian people once tamed the great Archosaurs native to their home continent of Khemet. The Elves claim to have come from Calinost (which they still call Elaesqua) as slaves and prisoners brought over by those who sought to colonize their mystical homeland. The veracity of these stories remains in question however, as any official records and documents that could authenticate their claims were lost when the world ended over a thousand years ago.
Athrain (northeast), Khemet (southeast), and Calinost (west)
It is believed that Belhaven lies somewhere on the western coast of Athrain
Yet the end of the world is not so grim as one might imagine. Without bearing the burden of modern society's endless hunger for resources, nature flourishes. There is incredible beauty to be seen throughout the wild places of the world and great abundance waiting to be gathered beyond the walls of the city. The wilderness holds its secrets as well; caverns dark and mysterious hide entrances to underground cities buried by the apocalpyse. A traveler never knows what strange and wondrous things they may encounter in the world outside the city's walls.