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  • Divine Imperium of Aq'arwa

    In the western reaches of Ki'vun, beyond the Sea of Sela, the [[:nefir|Divinator Nefir]] rules over the Divine Imperium of Aq'arwa from the Platinum Throne in [[Aq'arwa City]]. Once limited only to the island of [[Rheastria]], the Imperium—fiercely …

  • Niobe

    The vast undersea kingdom of Niobe has been one of the most important—if not _the_ most important—players in the past three thousand years of Ki'vun history. Indeed, the construction of the [[Crystal Spire]] marked the beginning of the [[Age of Magic]] …

  • Yab Ytom

    Yab Ytom is the ancestral homeland of the Hen'yab, liberated from the harsh rule of [[Shadowlands of Cas Nima|Cas Nima]] only a century ago in the [[Plains War]]. The nation stretches across the vast [[Hen'trase]] plains, and consists of a collection of …

  • Shadowlands of Cas Nima

    Stretching from the dark [[Yarmali Rainforest]] on the shores of the Darkened Sea north into the [[Nima Highlands]], the Shadowlands is a fierce kingdom of Aphoran warriors. Ruled from the immense [[Cas Nima Stronghold]], the nation, having been defeated …

  • Calaedria

    Calaedria is the realm of the Aphorans, tracing their history back tens of thousands of years. The capital city of [[Amma]] towers over the [[Ammarovoa River]], white marble spires reaching into the sky, with the nation's yellow and green standards …

  • The Sylphwood

    On the [[Ulfrun Islands|Isle of Ula]] lies the home of the [[Faerie-folk]]: The Sylphwood. Standing barely thirty centimeters tall, the Faerie-folk leave a tiny footprint in the forest, living in small shelters high in the trees. On the forest floor, …

  • Kingdom of the Sky

    The Kingdom of the Sky is located in the [[Great Cloud Forest]] at the eastern edge of the continent of Plyna. Once united with [[West Plyna]] the Kingdom quietly claimed independence at the end of the [[Crystal Wars]], a reward for the rule they played …

  • Aq'arwa City

    Aq'arwa City is located on the eastern coast of the island of Rheastria. It is the Imperial Capital of Aq'arwa, and holds the Platinum Throne of the Divinator. A wealthy and prosperous city whose vast empire once spread to all corners of the world, Aq' …

  • Rheastria

    Rheastria is the largest island in western Ki'vun, and the birthplace of the [[Divine Imperium of Aq'arwa]]. To the west of the island—and usually assumed to be included when one mentions Rheastria—is a small archipelago called Memory's Ruin, home to the …

  • Mitho

    Mitho is a small island in western Ki'vun, and the southernmost island in the [[Divine Imperium of Aq'arwa]]. Sparsely inhabited, mostly by subsistence fishermen, Mitho's claim to fame is that it is near the traditional mating grounds of the [[whoals]].

  • Sité

    Sité is an island in the far northwest of Ki'vun. Cold and extremely isolated, the island is home to an immense Aq'arwan military presence, guarding the rich crystal mines on the island.

  • West Plyna

    West Plyna is dominated by the cold, rugged [[Urnan Steppe]], and the people who live there are just as rugged. Since the discovery of crystal deposits in the [[Batorak Mountains]], the Ithrians of West Plyna have enjoyed two millennia of great prosperity …

  • Leda

    Leda is the capital of the [[Niobe|Nioban nation]] and the birthplace of [[Crystallurgy]]. Lying in a great bowl carved into the sea floor—twenty kilometers across—the sunken city nurtures and protects the [[Niobans|Nioban people]]. Above the city, …

  • Urnan Steppe

    The Urnan Steppe is known as the cradle of [[Ithrians|Ithrian]] civilization and has been inhabited more or less exclusively by the native Ithrians since driving out the [[Aphorans]] [[Age of the Land|six thousand years ago]]. Surrounded by the [[Batorak …

  • Batorak Mountains

    The crystal-rich Batorak Mountains form the northern border of the [[Urnan Steppe]], stretching for hundreds of kilometers before abruptly turning south and rising to meet the 10,000 meter massif of [[Mount Ithrian]]. The [[Ithrians]] have made a series …

  • Mount Ithrian

    Mount Ithrian is the tallest mountain in Ki'vun, towering ten kilometers above sea level. In recent history the mountain has served as a boundary between [[West Plyna]] and the [[Kingdom of the Sky]]. It also features heavily in Ithrian mythology. Many [[ …

  • Hen'trase

    Stretching across the eastern third of [[Aphora]], the vast grasslands of the Hen'trase cradle [[Yab Ytom]], homeland of the [[Hen'yab]] peoples. A thousand kilometers of unbroken, rich savannah, the Hen'trase sustains the Hen'yab tribes and shapes their …

  • Ytobe

    Among the [[Hen'yab]], one tribe—the Be'kun—has forsaken the nomadic life and settled in [[Yab Ytom]]'s only city: Ytobe. At first glance, the city appears little more than a sprawl of adobe huts, but a closer look reveals bustling markets, busy merchants …

  • Camp Yak'tab

    Situated on the southeast coast of [[Aphora]], Camp Yak'tab is the yearly meeting place of the [[Yab Ytom|Thirty-Seven Tribes of Yab Ytom]]. Each year, as the dry season is drawing to a close, all of the [[Hen'yab]] journey to this remote camp, creating, …

  • Ulfrun Islands

    The Ulfrun Islands are an archipelago east of the continent of [[Aphora]] made up of two large islands—Ea and Ula—as well as a number of smaller islands. Ula is home to [[The Sylphwood]], home of the [[Faerie-folk]]. The islands are steeped in magic. Many …

  • Aphora

    Aphora is the southeastern continent of Ki'vun. Stretching three thousand kilometers from west to east, and seven hundred from north to south, Aphora is home to the nations of [[Calaedria]], [[Yab Ytom]], and the [[Shadowlands of Cas Nima]]. To the east …

  • Yarmali Rainforest

    Bordered by the [[Shadow Sea]] to the east, the [[Darkened Sea]] to the south, and the [[Nima Highlands]] to the north, the Yarmali Rainforest is a dense, wet mass of vegetation, which remains largely unexplored. In part this is because of the forest's …

  • Nima Highlands

    Dominating the north-central region of [[Aphora]], the Nima Highlands are a high, rugged area of rocky grasslands, dotted with patches of evergreen forest. For many, the Nima Highlands are synonymous with the [[Shadowlands of Cas Nima]]. Indeed, that …

  • Shadow Sea

    The largest body of freshwater in Ki'vun, the Shadow Sea separates the dense jungles of the [[Yarmali Rainforest|Yarmali Basin]] from the wide open grasslands of the [[Hen'trase]]. The Sea is rich with marine life, most notably [[golden warrior crabs]], …

  • Darkened Sea

    The Darkened Sea is the southernmost ocean of Ki'vun. It is bordered to the west by the [[Shallow Storms]] and the [[Sea of Sela]], and bordered on the north by the continent of [[Aphora]], and stretches into the unexplored southeast reaches of the world.

  • Sea of Sela

    The Sea of Sela is Ki'vun's shallowest ocean of Ki'vun, and it stretches from the continent of [[Plyna]] in the north to the [[Darkened Sea]] in the south. The [[Divine Imperium of Aq'arwa]] is located within this ocean, with the exception of their …

  • Tethia

    Tethia is a densely forested and sparsely populated archipelago in the northern [[Nioban Sea]]. It is also the most distant colony of the [[Divine Imperium of Aq'arwa]].

  • Nioban Sea

    The northeastern ocean of Ki'vun is known as the Nioban Sea, and it is at the bottom of this sea that the vast nation of [[Niobe]] is located, populated by the aquatic [[Niobans]]. The ocean lies between Ki'vun's two major continents—[[Aphora]] and [[ …

  • Plyna

    Rugged Plyna is the northern continent of Ki'vun. It is home to the [[Mount Ithrian|world's tallest mountain]] and its [[Batorak Mountains|most productive crystal mines]]. Mount Ithrian divides the continent in two, roughly down the middle. To the west is …

  • Great Cloud Forest

    The Great Cloud Forest is home to the [[Kingdom of the Sky]], and it is a dense and rugged land. Rocky hills and sharp ranges criss-cross the area, covered in thick evergreen forest and shrouded in fog. Streams spring from the forest's seemingly limitless …

  • Ammarovoa River

    The Ammarovoa River is the longest river on the [[Aphora|Aphoran continent]], though it is greatly exceeded in outflow and drainage area by the [[Yarmali Rainforest|Yarmali River]]. Over millennia, [[Calaedria|Calaedrians]] have built a system of locks …

  • Amma

    The city of Amma, also known as the City of the Circle, is the seat of [[Calaedria]] and its largest city. The city is ringed by seven towers, each containing an elaborate mandala made of crystal dust. Together they form a [[Crystalogy|great array]] that …

  • Great Library of Orwen

    Upriver from [[Amma]], on a hill overlooking the [[Ammarovoa River]], stands the Great Library of Orwen. The library holds the oldest records of the [[Aphorans|Aphoran people]], dating back tens of thousands of years. The library also contains thousands …

  • Faranim

    Faranim is the connection between the [[Kingdom of the Sky]] and the rest of Ki'vun. A rich port of merchants and fishermen, on the shore of the [[Sea of Sela]], since [[:tian|Queen Tian]] opened the borders to adventurers the town has become a rough …

  • Silver Citadel

    Located at the southernmost tip of [[Rheastria]], the Silver Citadel is a heavily-fortified, walled city, standing in the shadow of a massive obelisk—polished to a mirror sheen, and inscribed with the succession of Aq'arwa's rulers dating back ten …

  • Golden Citadel

    The Golden Citadel is the heart of the so-called "Gold Coast" of [[Qair]]. Sheltered by the two peninsulas that make up the northern part of the island, the fortified city is a near-exact copy of the [[Silver Citadel]] in [[Rheastria]]. At the heart of …

  • Qair

    Qair is the southern of the two major islands of the [[Divine Imperium of Aq'arwa]], with the slightly larger, northern island being [[Rheastria]]. Qair is home to the [[Golden Citadel]], the Imperium's largest shipyard. It is also mineral rich, as the …

  • Tet

    Tet is a fishing town on the western shore of the island of [[Tethia|Tethis]] in the northern [[Nioban Sea]]. It is the capital of the [[Divine Imperium of Aq'arwa|Aq'arwan]] colony of Tethia, and the seat of the governor appointed by the Imperium.

  • Io

    Io (pronounced EE-oh) is a [[Niobe|Nioban]] city near the island of Lukor and the [[Nioban Mines]]. What started as a [[Niobans|subaquatic]] mining town has grown into a busy city with the wealth brought in by the crystal trade. Nearly half of the world's …

  • Calli

    Calli is a quiet town in northeastern [[Niobe]], all that remains of what once was a city built to honor the alliance between [[Niobans]] and [[Faerie-folk]] in distant antiquity.

  • Tala

    Deep in the [[Yarmali Rainforest]] lies the town of Tala. It is a town with an ancient history and very little contact with outsiders. The people of Tala consider themselves a part of no nation, instead viewing their people as the protectors of the forest …

  • Carel

    Carel is the easternmost city of [[Calaedria]], located on [[Imladria Island]] off the western shore of [[Aphora]]. The city is home to Calaedria's finest shipbuilders and is renowned for its explorers and mariners. At the beginning of the [[Age of Magic …

  • Imladria Island

    Imladria is a rocky island just off the western shore of [[Aphora]], situated in the center of the [[Ammarovoa River]]'s outflow. The island is home to the city of [[Carel]].