The Great Cataclysm is an event over 300 years ago which wiped out civilization from Edda. Details of what happened, or what triggered the cataclysm, are unknown. The cataclysm reshaped the continent, creating the Great Sea which has been treacherous and impassable as long as anyone remembers. At the center of the Great Sea is the island of Arke, which most believe is the source of danger in the Great Sea, and possibly related to the cataclysm.
Civilization has rebuilt over the last 300 years around the Great Sea region. Three nations have risen through years of alliance, war and treaty: Izmir, Khoth and Valencia. To the north is also the region of Farland, a confederation of small towns. In the northwest is the mysterious land of Immrama, known only for constant severe cold and storms covering barren mountains and dense forests.