Most of the campaign takes place in the vast stretch of rocky sands known as the Tchavaal Desert, particularly the trading city of Carani and its environs. To the south past the mountains lies the Empire of a Thousand Spices. To the north lies the region known to southerners only as the Wetlands.
There are many faiths and beliefs in the world, ranging from the largely unsecretive Church of the Sublime Hand to the near-mythical legends of the Yellow Man. Most of these correspond to one of several divine archetypes.
Races and languages
The region around the Tchavaal Desert is multi-ethnic and diverse, with everything from lizardmen to gnomes represented. Although largely human in population, other races also thrive in the region, and various regional languages and traditions abound alongside racial languages and cultures.
Several powerful organizations operate in the region around the Tchavaal Desert. From the nomadic Warriors of the Crescent Moon to the mystic order of elemental sorcerers known as the Brotherhood, Carani and the Empire hosts a multitude of different sects, fraternities and guilds.
The environs of Carani have a rich and ancient history, ranging from the legends of the ancient Samarin Empire to the recent confrontations with the Blue Dragons of the Western Mountains and their lizardmen minions.