The Southern Isles
Sages believe that either the continent of Esar was much larger at some point in history; that it was part of Alorial until some great catastrophe befell lands and peoples of the South, or that there was a great southern land that dominated the Sea of Steam. What remains of this land are the Southern Isles, which stretch from the easternmost coast of Esar to just beyond the southern shores of Borzhurad. These great isles are home to a myriad of distinct cultures and races – dim remnants of the former masters of this lost southern realm.
|The Ivory Isles (Tsetomba)||N||Eridea||Chain of culturally linked but individual kingdoms: Anoga, Nago, Sodon, Eppo, Alim, and the largest and most powerful, Eridea. Remnants of the great Empire of Tsetomba, destroyed by Starfall. The land is now fragmented and filled with strange, dangerous beasts found nowhere else in the Cunaerai. Power shifts and struggles between the nobility, the priests, the warrior caste known as the Faceless, and the Smokewalkers, a powerful sorcerous caste enmeshed in the cultural identity of the Ivory Isles.||Tireless, Industrious||Insular, Brutal||Contentious City-States|
|The Boal Archipelago||C||Erok||Islands overrun by the dangerous, flesh-eating Khulth lizardmen.||Powerful, Cunning||Murderous, Superstitious||Strong Primitive Chiefdom|
|Spyr||C||None||Magic-Rich land warped by something wicked that festers in the caves and tunnels beneath the mountains. Contested by Shien, Raeum, and Esarans. Dangerous magic abounds here.||Adaptive, Creative||Maddened, Greedy||Unstable Vassal States in Conflict|
|Raeum||C||Muur||Feudal, strict, militaristic power that claims rulership over the seas near Shien. Nominally ruled by a shogun. Holds tight to traditions and wary of outsiders.||Artistic, Honorable||Xenophobic, Wrathful||Loose City States|