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  • Taan

    Taan is the world; the Uruk simply called it variants of "the world" or "the universe", but mages and scientists and philosophers over the last thousand years have tried to separate the concepts of "what can be seen" and "everything that can exist", and …

  • Leataana, the Elven Nation

    [Map: Black borders] The Elven Nation, called Leataana by its inhabitants, is a key - perhaps arguably the dominant - power bloc in the world. Despite this, estimates of the number of Elves tend to congregate arund 8 million, a tiny number compared to …

  • Arbina

    Arbina is the largest continent on Taan; its name derives from the Wastes of Arbina, a huge desert that bisects the continent north to south, ensuring the Sacred Empire in the east and the nomads and Sheikhs in the west followed different paths and stayed …

  • Encyron

    The twinned continents of North and South Encyron are linked at their midpoints by three land bridges, which are 16, 7 and 0.6 miles across, each. South Encyron was initially colonised by trade ships following coastal routes to the far east towards …

  • Birren's Land

    The island of Birren's Land was mapped centuries, perhaps millennia ago; when the landmasses on the other side of the world are visible to the naked eye on a clear day, how could it be otherwise? Regardless of that, it was the skygazer Birren Adolus, …

  • Taan's Calendar

    Taan's officially recognised international Calendar is based on the Calendar of the Sacred Empire, which in turn is supposedly based on the Calendar of the First Empire. The Elven calendar is similar in its divisions (one year is equivalent, though Elves …

  • Overview of Taan's History

    Historians on Taan have only recently - largely thanks to the Illumination philosophical movement - been freed of the shackles of dogma and legend, and allowed to publish freely - even if, perhaps especially if, their findings contradict cherished …

  • Taan's Money

    The standardised trade currency - which is relatively straightforward to trade in across national borders - is the *Guilder*, named after [[Talras Guilder | Talras Guilder]], the God of Wealth. The Guilder is a golden coin worth roughly an unskilled …

  • Trynsham

    *Trynsham is the game's starting location.* The small town of Trynsham nestles in the Taryan Valley, and has long been a stopping point through the passes to [[Shephame | Shephame]]. Despite this, its population has always been small – the valley’s …

  • World Events

    This lists events that have occurred during the game, and the dates that they occurred. 1933: 30th Midautumn: Trynsham attacked by persons later found to be wearing a New Arkalian Naval uniform. 14th Leaffall: Skyhorn seized by (apparently) New …

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