The Northern Continent spans the length of the north side of the Middle Sea. It is home to several Tribal Nations of Younger Races, as well as the Holy Empire of Humanité. The diverse set of ecosystems across the northern continents support a wide range of agricultural and pastoral economies. The only source of significant mineral wealth is in the Jotunheimen Range, which is highly contested. The range is inaccessible to the Empire, a source of constant strife with their Rus neighbors.
Five main geographic regions compose the continents breadth. Norjord tribes. Norjord, where the eastern face is claimed by the Rus and several goblinoid tribes. Rus are the dominant force on the steppes. L'église universelle and the College of Cardinals. Holy Empire of Humanité and the Knights of Humanité.
The western portions of the continent are rich in high quality timber, fish and game reserves, and small precious metal deposits. The only significant source of high quality metals is found in the Jotunheimen Range. Mining in this area is largely the province of the native races of Zihæt, and trade with the native human populations can be dangerous and unpredictable for both sides. The eastern reaches of the continent are primarily low quality banded iron formations and low yield copper and tin deposits. The fertile soil of the eastern parts of the continent are an excellent agriculture and pastoral base.
The Northern Continent was home to many native species on Zihæt at the time of arrival of the Younger Races. Since that time it has come to be dominated by the The Northern Peoples and Humanité. The period since the arrival of the younger races has been marked by nearly non-stop conflict. On the eastern side of the continent, the various Rus tribes fight small territorial wars over the grazing and agricultural lands of the continent. The Rus habitually raid the Holy Empire of Humanité, while the empire seeks to constantly expand and absorb the grazing lands of the Rus. Even within the western forests, tribes of Norjord vie for resources and dominance.