The ring-shaped landmass of Aleya, located west of the Sword Coast in the Trackless Sea, did not always have its current shape. About 1,000 years ago, a massive explosion ripped the continent asunder and pushed Aleya apart. Empires were torn or disappeared completely in the masses of water that flowed into the freed space forming the Shatter Sea. Due to this event, henceforth called "The Rupture", latent magic flowed from the interior of Toril to the surface and permanently changed the flora and fauna. In the years that followed, new life forms developed: Animate plant creatures and wandering rock giants can now be found here, as well as flying ray-like mammals that have been altered by the mysterious energy through magical underwater eruptions and adapted to the new habitat. Since I have described my world so far only in German here (or in my head), there is only a small part in English, but I try to translate this little by little.