Vueria

The planet of Vueria, otherwise known as the world, is the second planet from the sun and the only object in the universe that is known to harbour life. It is the densest planet in the solar system and the largest of the three terrestrial planets. Vueria has one moon named Luna which acts as a stabilisation for Vueria’s relative vertical axis orientation.

Chronology

The planet was formed roughly 4.92 billion years ago according to radiometric dating. It has gone through a number of biological ages consisting of a wide variety of lifeforms, and subsiquently a number of different periods dictated by sentient lifeforms.

The Prehistoric Age consists of three eras: The Birthing Era, The Mitlock Era & The Menalithic Era. The Prehistoric Age generally concerns the time period before the Seven Races were prevalent. The birthing era dates from the formation of the world to the most ancient fossils of the earliest creatures ever to have existed. During this era it is assumed that life on Vueria developed and evolved. The Mitlock Era is so named after the famous biologist Ivern Mitlock who cataloged many of the reptilian species that were prominent during this time. It is believed that these reptiles were the ancient early ancestors of the Othman and the Toman. The Menalithic era is the period of time when the seven races came into prominence. Its literal meaning is the time of men, referring to the rise in sentience and the birth of the Seven Races

The Mythological Age is the period of time during which the seven races supposedly founded the ancient mythological seven kingdoms. Little is know about this period, much if not all of it has turned to myth and legend. Most scholars agree that the kingdoms did not exist at all, given the lack of evidence. However there are some inexplicable ruins and artefacts that seem date back to before the Ancient Age that remain to be a bone of contention within the historic academic community the world over. As nobody can currently prove one way or another if the mythological seven kingdoms were real, the period remains to be called the mythological era.

The Ancient Age is the period of time after the supposed fall of the mythological seven kingdoms. The seven races had dispersed all over Vueria, supposedly, during the mythological age, and early multiracial tribes and villages were formed. This is a major contributor to the theory that the seven mythological kingdoms did not exist, as the technology and artefacts from The Ancient Age indicate that the people were simple folk who lived off the land, living hard and short lives. Had the mythological kingdoms existed, with the supposed technology and culture that is written in legend, there would surely be some remnant passed on to these most early tribes of the Ancient Age. As yet historians and archaeologists have not discovered anything to suggest that the people of this age were anything more than barbarians or hunter gather folk with little or no culture. This age is also know as the age of discovery and the dark age, due to the warlord hierarchical dominance towards the end of the age.

The Middle Age is the period of time where the early civilisations formed and technology progressed. This age encompasses the many rises and falls of the great empires and countries that lead towards the modern civilisations. The Western continent, now know as Egathria, has had a history steeped in war, as the northern kingdoms quarrel amongst themselves while the maritime kingdoms of the south constantly fought over the ownership of the thousands of islands within the Great Archipelago. The Eastern continents suffered a no less violent a past. The Irlean Empire spread across Irlea and Irlea-Minor and set its sights further afield, warring with the northern Atilusian kingdoms and the southern Stravian warlords.

The Modern Age refers to the most recent history including the present day. The West continues to have be very divided, whereas the Eastern continents have mostly formed larger more powerful nations, built on the commonality shared by their culture and their past.

Geography

Vueria consists of five major land masses: Egathria, Atilus, Irlea, Irlea-Minor & Stravia. There are also two minor land masses consisting of a series of islands: The Grenock-Isles and The Oban-Isles.

The vast Soporific-Ocean separates the eastern continents from the western. Tectonic movements suggest that at one point the eastern continents where all joined as a single continent as early as the mythological age. It is also believed that long before that there was a single continent known as Apheria.

The continent of Irlea is mostly made up of the Radina-Desert also known as the bad lands in many historic tales and accounts. The western land has many mountain ranges and as such is a much more verdant area, with many swamps forming at the mouths of the rivers that run from the mountains.

The continent of Irlea-minor has a simlarly hot climate to Irlea but has many tall mountains at its centre which supply the land with many rivers making it a much more temperate area.

The continent of Atilus has a temperate climate in the south and is permanently frozen in the north. The continent has many large mountain ranges and rivers. It is a diverse landscape, with tundra plains in the north, grassy hills in the south, forests shifting from evergreens to seasonal from north to south. Some coastal areas  enjoy a much warmer climate due to the tidal forces bring the warm air up from Irela. This however means that many great storms also hit these coastal areas, particularly on the west coast.

The continent of Stravia is mostly temperate with the north being the hottest and the south coast being the coldest. The land is mostly flat plains and evergreen forests with a few mountain ranges along the tectonic joins.

The continent of Egathria is the largest and most diverse of the five continents. The south of the continent consists of a main strip of land, with many thousands of islands, known as the great archipelago. They have a tropical climate and many diverse land and sea creatures exist in this region. In the centre of the continent a series of deserts is slowly spreading, with temperate conditions around the coast and rivers. The north of the continent is permanently frozen much like the north of the continent of Atilus.