Shards of Gaia: Ravenoak's Legacy
Gaia, the world where our story takes place, is covered in vast oceans and 6 continental land masses, themselves covered in vast forests, deserts, and plains. Each of the 6 “major” races is said to have originated on a separate continent, explaining why Humans tend to dominate the Eastern continent of Sparda, while Elves dominate the Northern continent Asu, and Orcs dominate the Western Continent of Sidra. This is inconsistent, however with the fact that gnomes tend to dominate the western part of the southern continent Henry, while Halflings tend to dominate eastern Henry. Dwarves live on every continent, atop and under mountains, but are said to have originated on the polar continent of Ereb.
South-East of Asu and further East of Sparda is Ursa, a large forest-covered continent that is home to a number of “monstrous” races. While strange humanoids are observed living all over Gaia, no particular empire or race seems to dominate Ursa for very long.