A planet of advanced magic and technology, Antium is unique in being a nexus of elemental energy which powers a unique form of elemental "magic". This energy also has the effect of ravaging the world with intense natural disasters: summers are often blisteringly hot, storms can wipe villages off the map, and tides can swallow entire coastlines for days. But despite all these problems the peoples of Antium are well known for their adaptability and ingenuity. After a devasting calamity called the Ruination, four surviving city-states decided to put aside their differences and unite their people and resources together to create the Kijani Republic. A great era of invention and exploration followed called the Resurgence and now Antium has entered an era of "modern" magic and science.