The World of Altera
The world of Altera is composed of one major continent with several islands scattered throughout the ocean. This continent is divided into northern and southern halves connected by the Bridge of Galhard.
Much of the history of Altera is lost to the mists of time, with large amounts of records being destroyed by the Mages during their short rule, as well as in the Mage War. Because of this, most records only stretch back a few hundred years, with the most complete reaching briefly into the era before the Mages took control of the world.
For a complete history of the world, see History.