In the early days of the Larencian Continent, there were no countries or governments, but wandering peoples. Eventually, this changed, and the people came together and formed states. From states to nations, from nations to empires. Eventually, when the Larencian's were at the apex of their technological advancement, one Larencian accidentally created a weapon of great power... and great destruction.
Apparently, the Larencian's were at war with people from another continent who wished to rule the entire world. The war was brutal, and this Larencian scientist just wanted it to end. So, he created this weapon of mass destruction. It would eventually be called the darkness. No one knows exactly what the darkness is, but according to history, it swept over the entire continent, destroying everything. When people were once again reduced to wandering people again, a man finally came and bought the darkness to a halt.
The man went across Larencia, cleansing it with a sword of pure light. When the world was finally cleansed, they came to a final confrontation over the waters of Lake Valkyrie. Using a powerful spell, the man finally abolished the darkness... or so he thought. The darkness took up residence in the hearts of men, yet it seemed to not effect them at all, so the man never noticed that the darkness had retreated to seclusion in the hearts of all of them... including himself.
After the grand battle, he disappeared, never to be seen again. After he left, the now again wandering peoples of Larencia noticed that there science and most of their history had been lost in the war... not with the other people, but with the darkness. So, soon after, they began to rebuild. Four countries formed in the next 100 years.
One was the United States of Larencia in the Northwestern section of the continent. Which formed because of one mans desire for people to unite together to rebuild the world they had lost. They formed under an constitutional monarchy government.
Another was the Union of Avaron, which was formed because of a hero who had managed to preserve the branch of humanity from his section of the world. Since he was so revered, no one opposed him, and he became the king of an absolutist government.
Another was the Country of Prestentia, a large chunk of land directly south of Lake Valkyrie. It was formed when the peoples who lived in the area wanted to be ruled under a democratic government. There was no king, but their president stood for them all.
Finally was the Coalition of Darius, which was formed by the brutal magician Darius, which originally, the country was kept under an absolutist rule. This man had the men under his control wage war with other countries from resources. As such, the rest of the countries allied themselves together and abolished Darius, who was killed in the fighting. From then on, the Coalition has been ruled by a council of three.
But after the great battle for the Coalition, a festering hate of those who used magic rested in the hearts of the many, and the magicians were cast out into the great north eastern lands. They formed their own government their, and as the hate of their kind melted in the next 200 years, people came to respect those who used magic again. The magicians kept their land, but the people of magic were let out into the world again, treated as equals again.
Today, it is 1000 years from the incident that destroyed Larencia, and the darkness has grown. It is ready to yet again release itself from the hearts of the many, and destroy the world again... will Clark be able to stop it?
This is a map of the Larencian Continent, and where the entire story will take place. This is the final version of the map (but is still due to change in-case of future plot decisions).
In case some of you get confused by which capitals are where (it was a little difficult to get all the text to fit and still be visible), here is a list of the names of each of the capitals.
Forkers: Capital of Prestentia
Darian: Capital of the Coalition of Darius
Korkan: Capital of the Union of Avaron
Seron: Capital of the United States of Larencia
Castellian: The Center (Capital if you will) of all the magic in the Magic Peoples Lands (it is what all magicians must answer to).
Here we have the Prestentia Zoom Map, as in a zoomed in view of The Country of Prestentia.
Here we have the Coalition of Darius Zoom map.
The Union of Avaron Zoom Map
The Magic Peoples Lands Zoom Map
The United States of Larencia Zoom Map