Geography of Niorath

The World

  Niorath itself is a varied world, consisting out of many different biomes. The north and south pole areas are still rather unexplored because they are frequently covered in ice. Various species live there but they have not played any major role in the history of the planet.   Around Niorath there are two moons in orbit, the large moon Naelik and the smaller Aziel. These moons create larger than usual tides which causes most civilizations to have their harbors in bays with minimal tide differences.   The planet is slightly tilted giving Niorath 4 seasons, each lasting about 98 days. A total year on Niorath last 392 days. Most civilizations have divided it into months loosely based on the cycle of the largest moon Naelik. This means that they have 8 months of 39 days and 2 of 40 days.      

Continents

 

Farlis

 
Geography
  Most of the continent is rather temperate but the south is home to areas such as the Volker desert and the Baidan Jungle. Although the desert is quite a hostile region the country of Kevarim is quite populous thanks to the large river that flows through it. The Baidan Jungle is quite large and not easy to travel through so most large settlements there are found near the coast.   Along the east coast, where most Humans live, the nations have varying biomes. The northern part of Terios is temperate while its southern regions and the country of Varena have a warmer climate which allows them to grow crops like wine and olives.   The west and north coastlines are generally colder environments and less populated than the other regions. The Dwarves of the Arendor States, however, occupy quite a large region consisting mostly out of underground settlements.   The continent is also home to some inhospitable regions such as the chaos areas of the Silent Forest and the ruins of the Avaronian capital, Bagor. Also the Visar Volcanoes are not known to have any settlements.  
   
Countries
  Farlis is a rather mixed continent where almost all species can be found. In ancient times it housed the center of the Avaronian Empire and many of its ruins can still be found to this day.   Today only the Elven successor nations such as Mervidel, Aelerium and Kavonia remain of this once large nation. The eastern part of the continent is mainly controlled by Human countries while the north is in large part under control of the Dwarven Arendor States. In the central region there is the Dragonborn nation of Aldhir. The rest of the central regions and west are mostly in the hands of Elven nations.
 
   
 

Pavanor

 
Geography
  The western part of the continent if full of fertile lands seperated from the rest by some mountain ranges. Most of the rivers of this region come together in the Pares inner sea which also form the heartlands of the Pavan Empire. In the south-eastern mountain ranges of that area it is common to find karst mountains.   The northern and north-eastern regions of the continent are dominated by coldere biomes such as taiga. Some of the colder areas are even clasified as tundra. Still the eastern coast has some fertile river regions with a warmer climate.   South of the large mountain ranges of the continent the climate is much drier. From west to east a large band of desertlike biomes seperates the continent from the Mizarion region to the south. The western desert is a rather sandy desert while the eastern area is actually more of an arid land closer to savannahs.   To the west of the main continent there are also the Elervir Isles which have a great range of different biomes. The northern islands are rather warm temperate while the most southern islands actually have some desertlike areas.  
Countries
  Pavanor is the continent with the highest concentration of Humans and the largest Human country, the Pavan Empire. Other common races on Pavanor are Half-Elves, Dwarves and ORC's. One of the Dwarven nations, Crevania, is also a vassal state of the Pavan Empire.   Along the north and north-east coast there are several independent nations that are either under Human or Dwarven control. Some of these regions used to be under the rule of the first Pavan Empire but they were never reunified with the current one.   South-east from the Pavan Empire there are several mainly Human nations but more importantly the large Half-Elf nation of Ceprin. Arkhan is the odd one out as it is the main ORC nation of the region.   In the western desert and the savannah at its edge one can find Savanor and Evilyea. Both are mainly Human nations but also have a fair amount of Beastfolk.
 
 

Mizarin

 
Geography
  Originally Mizarin was not considered a continent as its northern region were associated with Pavanor while the south was linked to Oneraga. But due to the large differences in culture and biomes with its neighbours it was given the status as continent.   The continent itself was named for its largest region the Mizarin Jungle. This jungle can be found all around the Sandokashi inner sea and also covers a large region to the east until it reaches the mountain ranges seperating it from Oneraga. The Risha River that flows through the eastern region of the jungle is the largest drainage basin of the planet. The region itself is also home to the mysterious Mizarin Nightlights trees which are know to have some degree of intelligence.   Along the edges of the continent there are savannah and temperate biomes. The only exception to this are the Arkash Volcanoes which are a mostly inhospitable place. Because they are dangerous to ships that pass near them the inner Sandokashi sea receives less travel than one would normally expect.  
   
 
Countries
  The Mizarin is one of the most mixed regions in the world in terms of species. In the nations along the northern edges it is more common to encounter Humans and Half-Elves while the southern regions are home to Gnomes. But the true melting pot can be found within the jungle and all areas around it.   The center of the jungle, around the Risha River, is home to all types of Beastfolk. This is the general name giving to all species that in some way resemble animals such as the catlike Nekorians and the lizardfolk. It is not known how many types of beastfolk live in the region exactly but it is estimated to be at least 20. Some even suggest that the Selefer who used to live near the Arkash volcanoes are also a type of beastfolk.