the Old World

the Old World

The Old World is a large landmass, divided politically into several human nations. Its dominant inhabitants are humans, whose common heritage distinguishes the Old World as a distinct civilisation and continent. It is bounded to the north, west, and south by the Great Ocean. Its eastern borders are delineated by the Worlds Edge Mountains. The Old World is located south of Norsca and north of Araby. Much of the land is an untamed wilderness, the forests giving way to large expanses of marsh and swamp in the lowlands, and heath and moorlands in the highlands.

The Old World has a temperate climate, although it varies over the wide expanse, from cool temperate in the northern coasts, to warm temperate in the western and southern coasts. Among the major states of the Old World are the Empire, Bretonnia and Kislev. To the south are the kingdoms of Estalia and the city-states of Tilea, both of which lack a central authority and government, as does the anarchic collection of petty kingdoms known as the Border Princes, at the southeastern frontiers of the Old World.

The Old World is also home to a number of non-humans, such as the Dwarfs, and the Wood Elves living in the Forest of Loren. Within the boundaries of the Empire is the Halfling-administered area of the Moot.

the Old World

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