Once the greatest rival of Ilimbera, locked against one another in a slow, unending war, this is now a land broken and wracked by the magics of the past. In the cataclysm, a great Ilimbran mage created and cast a spell that shook the world itself to its core and destroyed almost all of Sterzeme outright. Now, petty warlords fight over what lands they can hold, as the peasants farm the tainted land. Many suffer from magical ailments due to living so close to the site of such destruction. On the islands, the hardy Minotaurs live, the greatest sailors and navigators in the world, fishing and battling the sea monsters that are created by the unstable magical fields. It is said that the crescent sea has no bottom, and that the cataclysm ruptured the barriers between worlds – it leads directly into the elemental plane of water.