[World help] Pyrathia - The Main Continent

Both astronomers and sailors alike agree that the world is not only flat,
but it is in fact shaped like a disc.  Sitting roughly in the center of this 
disc lies the massive main continent of Pyrathia.  Few men can claim to have 
seen the edge of the world, because oceans surround the continent and stretch 
as far as superstitious sailors will go, with but the occasional island to 
interrupt the sea.  Even those who have magically travelled to the edge have
not reported seeing anything worth the effort of such exploration.

Certainly the most populous section of the world, Pyrathians simply assume
that they are also the most civilized.  And at one time this may have been 
the case, for far back in the mists of time it is rumored that one empire 
ruled the entire continent with all races living in peace and harmony.

But in the present that legendary empire lies shattered into many pieces
constantly fighting for dominance in a variety of shifting alliances.  The 
largest is the lawless sprawl of Uxmal in the center of the continent, 
acting as a buffer between some of the more aggressive nations.  Radiating 
outward are smaller kingdoms: the dark and militant Empire of the Bright Star
to the east, the chill necromancers of the Northern Wastes to the north, the 
tolerant but ever besieged Kingdom of Taslamar to the northwest, the fae 
races of the Ayamaoan Alliance to the southwest, and the serene but exotic 
Dominion of Zhenshi in the south.  Beneath all of them lie the Deep Realms
where Delves war with the Dwarves and their Gnomish allies for supremecy.
Far from safe and peaceful, Pyrathia is a treacherous place to live but it
certainly helps to create a hearty breed of adventurers...

See also: Uxmal Empire Wastes Taslamar Ayamao Zhenshi