The world of Odysseu is where our burgeoning tale begins! It is a world in its technological beginnings, where warriors use swords and armour, and the first musket was fired earlier in the current Encassian calendar year, 1294. The four known realms of Odysseu are as follows: Norvladen, the smallest, frozen but most savage realm, their barbarian populace are adepts in sailing and hand-to-hand combat, hailed as fearless they are a terrifying presence on the battlefield. The Glimshadow Empire is the next biggest realm and the most technologically advanced. Their pursuit of knowledge and innovation is cult-like; they pay zero regard to any "useless" governing principles like morals or ethics. The Kingdom of Encassia is the largest, most populated of the inhabited realms, split into five sections: Northern, Eastern, Southern, Western, and Central Encassia; it is a Class-based monarchy steeped deeply in its traditions and customs. Northern Encassia is where our main character Elmund Everlast calls home. Finally, the last realm eclipses all of the others combined and multiplied called The Cinders. This realm was once rich with resources, fertile land, and wildlife. However, after over 300 years of being pillaged and plundered for its rich harvests, there was an accident called "The Great Incineration," now referred to as the Cinders. What is believed to have happened is in an immense effort to maintain the ever-growing lines of border skirmishes, both The Kingdom of Encassia and The Glimshadow Empire intensified their mining efforts to keep the supply of swords, armour, and siege equipment to their troops. Unfortunately, it is thought that this most likely resulted in an underground gas explosion that triggered a chain reaction in the massive underground oil deposits. This chain reaction has turned the vast observable majority of The Cinders into a wasteland filled with death, tar pits, and deadly fumes from the burning oil that meanders above the land in a thick black rolling miasma. It is kept out by only the mountain ranges and the cool sea breeze that flows in from the east coast. But nobody truly knows what happened or how far the choking death of the cinders actually extends.