Terra Antiqua is a world not quite in the Dawn of it's growth, but not near noon yet. Technologically, it is solidly Bronze Age, though the greater empires have comfortably embraced Iron Age technology.
Civilization is very much in it's infancy, though very ancient cultures exist and have for millennia. Three cultures stand, separated by wilderness that makes each legendary to their neighbors. Trade routes through this wilderness fall to the terrain far more often than pass, and the various societies assist the wilderness with constant bickering and occasional warfare.