On the Table of Fate
Westmarch can be thought to have two distinct regions. The northern reaches are characterized by constant conflict and border skirmishes. The two major powers of Dalon in the west and Arcadia in the East are ancient and implacable foes, kept short of all out warfare only by the forceful intervention of the third major power, the repressive Theocracy of Volta. The lands between these three empires are a dangerous and lawless region known as the borderlands, where the very landscape has been scarred by the incessant fighting of the greater powers. To the south of this tumultuous region lie several ancient merchant nations, vying for economic control of the Sea of Stars. Militarily weak, these kingdoms are nonetheless the site of great technological and artistic progress, and the intrigues and machinations of their major houses are infamous throughout Westmarch.