Seas of Ashur
10,000 years ago a mighty empire spanned the length of the planet. In this time, there was 1 main continent called Ashur that spanned the entire world with a single sea surrounding the edges. This empire did not have the technological prowess enjoyed by today’s civilizations, but its skills in the arcane we’re unparalleled. However, with great power came temptation, with temptation came risk, and with risk came catastrophe. The Empire of Ashur was facing a rebellion, and a group of 100 masters of the arcane were summoned to the capital city of Assur. Here they attempted to summon a fearsome demon to crush the insurrection, but in their hubris they called forth something they could not control. This unnamed horror ruined the capital in 5 short minutes, and was well on its way to destroying the whole planet before action was taken. All of the remaining wizards, warlocks, and other masters of magic on both sides of the conflict banded together and merged their power to destroy the beast. They gathered all their power and dealt a single, powerful blow that banished the creature back to the abyss. However, this was not without a price. The strength of the strike sundered the world, causing the great continent of Ashur to fracture in hundreds of locations. In addition to this, pockets of great magic still linger throughout the world. These Scars hold the ability to give whoever happens upon them terrible powers or curses. This Fracturing caused the entire planet to now be made up of thousands of islands of all different shapes and sizes, as well as for many of the arcane secrets of the Ashur empire to be lost forever.
However, this left many questions. Why had the unknown demon come forth when it was not called? Why did the Gods do nothing to prevent this catastrophe? And what became of the power of Ashur?
After the Fracturing, hundreds of communities sprung up, some staying on a single island and others spanning several.