The story begins on this continent, which is inhabited by mortal humans. To the north is Bryn, high in the North Range. To the south is Shadow Fjord. To the west is Jarr. Halvera sits in the center of the continent, hidden by a valley.
Berit A mountain village to the southwest of Bryn, Berit was once in competition with Bryn for mining. It is also the closest village to Bryn on the continent, along the same mountain range. Many of the buildings have been left derelict after the mine closed and villagers move elsewhere for work. Descendants of the founding family still reside in a large manor in the center of town. A few retired workers remained in their houses to the south of the village. The only way to reach Berit is through a winding path up the mountainside.
Bryn A small mining village, remotely located in the mountains, Bryn has a main south entrance and a path to the mine to the north. Many of the buildings are constructed right into the mountainside. The central region of Bryn is a flat area where the city has a water well, fed by an underground stream.
The mine to the north has a main south entrance and a few small tunnels leading to exterior cwms. The mine itself is composed of many large chambers, the deepest of which leads to a vein of ore.
Jasper, the first member of the party, lives here with his grandfather Ardren.
Halvera A kingdom-turned-democracy that has flourished for hundreds of years in peace, Halvera can only be reached through a cave that connects the rest of the continent to the isolated valley. Halvera has relatively flat land inside the city limits with a brook running through the down center, from the Castle Belmeir to the north. Due to isolation, there are no fortified walls to the village, so open entrances exist on all sides except the north, where a small path leads to the castle.