Gaeldren is an ancient world full of spectacular wonders, ancient horrors and potent magics. Many secrets await to be uncovered in the untamed wilds, while consuming and maddening evils await in the pits and tunnels of the Dark. It is a world of peril for the meek, but a world of adventure for the bold.
Gaeldren is a spherical planet orbited by 3 moons. The planets surface is 60% covered in ocean, and the landmass is divided in to 3 continents. The largest continent, Demistra, accounts for nearly half of the planet’s overall landmass, and is located primarily in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere, but stretches in to the tropics of the southern hemisphere.
The second largest continent is Iktur, which lies solely in the southern hemisphere and stretches from the southern polar zone to nearly the equator. Iktur and Demistra exist opposite each other on the globe, and there is little travel or contact between the two because of the vast distance of travel.
The final and smallest continent is Jaald, which is located in the southern-most part of the northern hemisphere’s temperate zone and in the northern tropics. It is isolated and largely unexplored by the civilized peoples of Demistra and Iktur. While there are ruins of an ancient Elven civilization there, Jaald is said to be inhabited by strange beast-men.
There are also many archipelago across the oceans of Gaeldren. The only archipelago of any significance is Ao, between Iktur and Demistra, which is thought to be the birthplace of man, a race whose origin is stepped in mystery. It is from here that the seafaring men of Ao created mighty galleys which they used to explore the globe and map the coasts of the continents. These maps are still used to this day, and have since had their land masses filled in, though there is still much of the wilderness that have remained unexplored. It is for this reason that maps of Gaeldren are always drawn with Ao in the middle with Demistra to the east and Iktur to the west of it.