The continent of Terrestria is a diverse and exotic continent beaming with many different life forms and creatures. The continent is currently made up of 8 sovereignties called territories, and each one is unique in its own way. The Bombaro are a proud and strong race that uses the fires of their homes to produce some of the best weapons in the world. The Acqua are an enterprising people helping fulfill the demand of the continent. The Selva people are known throughout the world for their rich vegetation and produce that is ships throughout the continent. The Saraghar are a strong people who will build mountains that tower over any building. The Alipotrypa are the people who search and refine the life blood of the modern world, refractor crystals. The Frigus are a race of people who are bent on the advancement of magic. The Avant people are a mysterious race that rarely leaves their floating city. And finally there is the Civil, the city of the entire world where all races can come together to exchange ideas and create long term relationships. In fact this is where the futures leaders will start their adventures. It is custom in every territory to allow their children to leave the territory to explore the world. The age varies with race, but in human terms it is in-between their 18th and 21st birthdays, and it is strictly up to the child to leave. The reason behind this is obvious, to allow the children exposure to the other territories so that they can create a better tomorrow for everyone. To help facilitate them, the Civil created Guilds all across the land in every territory as an embassy to facilitate adventurers in finding missions.
These missions can range from investigating to fighting to exploring. It is through these missions that the Terrestria World Counsel can keep the peace across borders and to keep everyone as happy as possible. Another job that is often given to adventurers is to explore the ancient ruins that litter the land. Thousands of years ago, history tells of a great civilization that utilized crystals to run their civilization. These crystals lead to the development of some amazing technology that made the lives of the people very easy. However, some tragic event occurred that wiped all of the people out leaving only ancient ruins and a big mystery about the past. So it is the job of adventurers to investigate these ruins and find out any information regarding what happened to the people. The catch is that the ruins have self defense systems in the form of machines that make it very dangerous to explore. The machines are called Reapers, which can take many destructive forms in order to guard the secretes of the past, and this doesn’t even include any monsters that have taken up residence in and around these ruins. So the danger of the ruins is great, but the potential of treasure is greater.
The final purpose of the Guilds is dealing with the “Corruption”. This is a group of many races and classes that have banded together to stop the progress of the people of Terrestria in order to avert the calamity that destroyed the civilization that came before the current one. They are a dark and dangerous cult bent on destroying technology and sealing off the ruins, and they use any violent means necessary to achieve their goals. Not much is known about them except for their trademark symbol of a snake consuming its own tail and their unique weapons. Their weapons are made from refractor crystals that have been tainted in some way that causes them to sap the power of any working crystals, which is why they are called the “Corruption”. Despite the truly horrifying fact that they could easily crumble society with these weapons, only the most elite soldiers have them alluding to the fact that they are not easy to produce. This is the only comfort that the authorities have when dealing with this dangerous group of people.
2 years ago, there was a catastrophic event that has turned Aqua into a wasteland. This event is known as The Great Decay. Not a lot is actually known about what took place, but the effects are known throughout the territories. The lagoons, beaches and rain forests are now nothing but desolate sand and soil with rotting materials all over. The sea life will not swim near the shores anymore, as if something was frightening them. The once proud people of Aqua are now refugees searching for a new home since their current territory no longer produces any income anymore. The trade of the Aqua people was tourism and fishing and now that the territory is a 3rd world, no one comes anymore unless they are bringing aid to the suffering people.