Life hides from malignant stars and irradiated wastes, deep in the dark. While cosmic evils haunt the surface and the endless deeps, life clings to existence where-ever it can take hold.
Nzata is called the Unwelcomed Hunger, because it compels its sufferer to believe they can gain nourishment from no food but human flesh and organs.
In Araea, there are any number of ways that the flesh can twist and warp.
Like their name suggests, these bats sport feathers and dine on bugs and shrooms. To the well-travelled, their bone-marrow is enjoyed as a powerful narcotic due to their diet.
Located on the fringe of civilized lands, the Ti'aturi are a loose collection of villages and towns on the edge of the unknown.
The City of Ancestors honors their dead as gods and those who speak with them rule in their stead. Despite that, it is a colorful, vibrant city with a cheerful folk.
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Most of the Surface world belongs to the Shrouded Lands; regions so blasted with blight that no human can hope to survive it.
In the series of Example Characters for players or stories in Araea, Haranha is one of the Kaia - explorers of the deep, willing to go where others fear to tread.
In the series of Example Characters for players or stories in Araea, Xael is a theurg - magi who channel powers from terrible spirit-creatures to warp reality.
Rarely, the meteorites that bombard Araea's surface carry with them a strange and valuable metal; star-steel. To be the first to find such a bounty is to ensure wealth beyond measure.