The world of Kings Glaive.
Also called by its inhabitants as the world of Orbis, it is a world where all kinds of races and creatures exist with each other, where all kinds of ways of life meet with one another.
This world that I created is divided into the 5 major continents that are separated through the boundless ocean with numerous other smaller islands scattered by these distances.
The names of these 5 continents are named after what type of main race inhabits that continent or how it looks.
This is similar to how we humans on earth separate the europeans and the asians from another with continents, the names of these 5 continents are as followed.
The Imperia continent or also known as the land continent.
This continent by far is the most lush and widely covered with greenery, having recently switched into the industrial age, a lot of machinery and modernization can be seen everywhere in the most developed cities and areas of that continent, but for the most part even through industrialization it is still covered by the most vegetation out of all the continents that are known, having almost 60% of its area covered with trees and plants, it is a place that thrives everyday both in strength and in technology.
And in terms of politics there exist occasional wars between kingdoms but only to a small scale and not fanning towards the entire continent making it fairly peaceful.
The main races that inhabit this continent are the humans, the elves and the beastman, other than those major races that have a lot of members there are lot of other races that live in that continent as it is fairly big and full of life, these races while not considered major are still very powerful to its core and are recognized on this continent even with a few members, those races are the giants, the dragonkin and the vespians, even though they possess the least amount of territory compared to the other 3 major races they still are not a force to be scoffed at as any single member of that race possess astounding or even weird innate capabilities that make them powerful on their own.
And while there are other races that live on this continent, they are simply too weak, too few or too dumb to properly call them a race, any race that falls under this category is considered by the world as the “Minority’ or the bottom feeders,.
Races that are simply not worth mentioning if they aren’t exceptional in any way and are most often rather looked at as monsters instead because of their trait of not wanting or not being able to evolve into a higher species leaving others to do with them as they please be it killing or enslaving them, in technical terms as a “Roteater” even I am considered a “Minority” by the world, even if I am more intelligent and capable of speech, the world will still not recognize me or my kind as a intelligent race.
The “Majority” is far more important then the “Minority”, only the “Majority” decides what is a monster and what is a person, such generalization is cruel and inhumane, but it is what it is, because this is not a world where all individuals are equal like humans on earth but a world where a single individual can surpass the strength of an entire army, rules such as these have become necessary to keep the world at balance, and individuals like me the “Minority” can only follow them and make the best out of their shitty luck.
Continuing on the second continent which is called the Aviana continent or the sky continent.
The reason its called the sky continent is because the continent is literally floating on top another continent which is also a part of the sky continent called the bottom layer making the floating upper continent the top layer, all continents by this point in time are roughly the same size, the size being the same as the entire continent of europe on earth, having a gigantic floating continent on top of another continent sounds weird I know, but thats just how it is, the bottom continent is just like another land continent but the difference here is the fact that the bottom continent is almost always dark, the vegetation there is almost non existent or extremely weird because of the lack of sunlight, evolving into a bizarre manner with a lot of humidity causing them to have a lot of swamps and drinkable rivers but less edible food. The top continent on the other hand is almost always bright, being very close to the sun compared to the other continents and also closer to the sky, they suffer from droughts regularly and often have a water shortage, with most of their terrain either turning into rocky terrain or into a desert they often times struggle to live with the lack of water, food on the other hand is something they don’t really worry about, as the top layer is almost always infested with creatures who yearn for the sunlight making hunting a very common theme on the top layer.
The major races of this continent are the Nightbats and Arachnids who live in the bottom layer and the Harpies and Sunfuries that live on the top layer.
As of now there is a intense political strife between these 4 major races, the top and the bottom layer have each formed their own faction wanting the resources that are found on their side of their layers which is water and food.
Originally this political conflict did not exist, it is only a recent event that has happened, before, the 4 races used to trade with each other fairly and without complaint as they all knew that they needed the resources the other one hand on each individual layer to survive.
But soon a scandal occurred through one of these trades, it was discovered that the Harpies and the Sunfuries had colluded with each other and raised their food prices down in the bottom layer so they could take advantage of the Nightbats and the Arachnids for more water.
This when discovered caused a widespread conflict between the top and the bottom layer of the continent, many accusations and explanation where brought forward between the 2 factions, if this were only just greedy merchants who had caused this scandal, this whole event wouldn’t even have been that bad and simply blown by the wind, but because it was later also discovered that the royalty of the harpy race was also involved with this machinery the issue could no longer be ignored and just simply forgot.
Even though a full blown war has not happened yet, in the future the chance of it occurring is not zero percent making everyone on that continent stressed and set on edge.
Because of this, both continents had also stopped their official trade agreements finally getting into square one as both sides were made to suffer again especially the common people on both layers.
Some notable races on this continent if not being major are the Lamias from the bottom layer and the golems from the top layer.
Now going to the third continent the Mermidia continent or the sea continent.
This sea continent just like the sky continent has also 2 layers.
Well not whole 2 layers but rather 2 different types of terrain.
The first layer or rather the surface layer is a collection of numerous big islands that are connected to each other.
The islands used to be the homes of numerous other inhabitants of the Mermidia continent, the most common people in the Mermidian continent being the fishmen and the merfolk, these people while mainly living inside the ocean could also live above the surface, and because the islands had numerous other resources that were not available inside the sea, the people of the Mermidian continent decided to use that opportunity to collect these resources and gain another stream of revenue for their respective countries.
It all went well and good until one day thousands of pirate ships coming from both the sky continent and the land continent swarmed these islands.
The pirates that came from those ships while originating from the sky and the land continent were not actually the main races of those continents.
No humans, elves, beastman, darkbats, arachnids, sunfuries or harpies could be seen among those ships, what was instead discovered were numerous other unheard races and creatures aboard the ships, the leader of which was also a powerful individual who came from a unknown race, this man called himself the king of the pirates and the leader of the “Minority” which entirely comprised of his crew who were in fact all of the “Minority” races.
From where they had suddenly popped up from and how they came to being no one really knows, there are numerous stories about them and origin tales depicting their lives but the pirates under the leader of the pirate king Ozurk still remain a mystery as no real story could point or proof the origin of these people who all came from “Minority” races.
Ozurk the pirate king official also became a real “King” taking over every single island of the Mermidian continent and making it his kingdom, he claimed and set his mark on this world, and obviously in the process he was not very gentle about it as well, his path was covered in blood with ruthlessness unrelenting.
The Mermidian people were obviously outraged by this turn of events, their immediate action upon this invasion was also to chase these pirates away, and at first the Mermidian people seemed to have victory on their side when they attacked the pirates from the sea which was their home ground, but soon enough as the battles continued, ships sank and the Mermidian people drowned in their own blood, the final victor still ended up to be the pirate king Ozurk.
How all of this happened, was also fairly simple as well, Ozurk from the very beginning understood that he and his crew would stand no chance against the Mermidian people on the sea with their ships, the sea gave the Mermidian people their power while also restricting the strength of his crew mates.
But without the sea the people of the Mermidian continent would be weaker than humans from the land continent, easy pickings so to say, and because of this Ozurk with the help of his finest tacticians made a plan to swiftly seize every island they could grab and by doing so they could then defend they islands from the Mermidian people overturning the home ground advantage the sea gave to these people while enhancing the strength of his own crew mates.
Admittedly Ozurk still could do nothing to the Mermidian people on the sea, but so as well, the Mermidian people could do nothing to Ozurk on land.
This stalemate continued on for a few years, Ozurk continuously fought against the Mermidian people be it on sea or land, but mostly preferring to fight on land, the Mermidian people upon seeing this stalemate and the vicious tactics Ozurk employed couldn’t help but lament their bad luck and curse the pirate king and his shameless ways,
Everyone thought this war would continue indefinitely until one side completely exhausts their fighting strength but no one expected that only a few years later the pirate king would once again pull another audacious move.
The pirate king now formally and official a “King”, build a alliance with one of the “Minority” races of the Mermidian continent !
And it wasn’t just simply a ordinary “Minority” race, No, just like the dragonkin,vespians and the giants on the land continent this race while few in numbers was still considered powerful.
Those were the Bloodwhales, vicious and terrible hunters of the sea not even the most powerful of the fishmen and merfolk would dare to challenge a bloodwhale who was literally the sea goddesses favorite.
Bloodwhales in general were commonly known as only brawn and without brain hunters, they never communicate with others making people believe that their evolutionary trait gave them herculean strength and enormous power in return of intelligence, but in reality this was not the case, the strongest of the Bloodwhales, the bloodwhale king, was known throughout the entire Mermidian continent to be the most chattiest of all kings, even though his own people never talked, this king was strange as the only thing he did was talking as if he was possessed.
Ozurk in fact made this Alliance through talking with the Bloodwhale king, giving him a few generous conditions and hefty amounts of payments for his help, he was able to convince the Bloodwhale king to come to his side and help him fight his battle against the Mermidian people.
This sort of news shocked everyone as no one could believe that the bloodwhale king was so easily convinced just with a few conditions and payments, the other countries even scrambled among themselves rushing towards the bloodwhale territory to speak with the king and also make an alliance.
Though ultimately none succeeded, the bloodwhales even ate some of the ambassadors and envoys who came, and when asked why the bloodwhale king only agreed to Ozurks condition he replied like this.
-I like him ! He has interesting topics to talk about and he is a strong king who had the guts to talk with me face to face. if he becomes the next emperor of this continent I am sure there will be a lot more interesting things happening in the future !
This answer left everyone dumbfound, but in the end no one could do anything against it, the war continued for another year but as time went on it was already crystal clear that the Mermidians couldn’t chase the pirate king away any longer, with the help of the Bloodwhales and even the king himself the initial sea advantage they had immediately backfired on them, this in turn giving the Mermidian kings no other choice but to sign a temporary ceasefire treaty until it finally transformed into a peace treaty.
The islands since then became known as the kingdom of the “Minority”, lead under the banner of the pirate king Ozurk the kingdom flourished in trade as they possessed thousands of ships to send cargo with and with the help of the Bloodwhales who became employed in the end, Ozurk could practically assure the safety of the cargo with having at least 1 of the Bloodwhales escort the cargo ship.
The Bloodwhale king was very happy with this duty, he wanted his people to become more educated and knowledgeable of the world outside and hoped to one day being able to exchange words with his people, even the king himself sometimes escorted precious cargo on sea desiring the outside world and conversing with other unfamiliar creatures.
Next is the fourth continent, or what people call the continent of Galfonda also known as the ground continent.
This continent does not possess any types of layers, it is generally comprised of 2 halves one of which is a thick jungle forest and the other being a barren rocky terrain, but what is unique in this continent is the fact that there exists a gigantic inactive volcano which takes 10% of the continent that the inhabitants of the continent use as a power source.
The people in this world don’t really know much about the ground continent, out of all the 5 continents people have rarely ever ventured into this continent as the entrance to it was completely restricted by its people.
The Dwarves and the Stoneskins.
As far as the public knew the entire continent at the current phase seemed to be incredibly united for one reason or another, these 2 races control virtually every single perimeter of the continent making it almost impossible to invade them without being spotted, they are also the most reclusive and boast incredible technological prowess showing the world weapons and machinery that has never been seen before like ships made entirely out of steel and metal or arrows the size of a tree shaft that can fly for at least a kilometers until they hit their mark and even explode causing devastating damage.
Of course these things are pretty common on earth, technologically the Dwarves are simply too far ahead compared to the other races even though culturally they still have been lacking which is not a problem since the stoneskins make up for this weakness by improving culture alongside technology which rangers all the way from clothing and machine design to architecture, medicine and food.
Now why is it that these 2 races don’t let any foreigners into their continent ?
And why is it that even though they are so far technologically advanced they don’t want to explore the rest of the world ?
The answer to this question is quite complicated really.
I myself don’t know why I made this continent this way, but I gave numerous reasons as to why it could be.
First of all, the Dwarves fear that their technology could get leaked to the outside world if they let people into their continents.
This is one of the most common fears that exist, having your technology, that you and your ancestors worked so hard to complete for the past centuries, stolen by another race would be both humiliating and hurtful, nobody could accept such results much less the dwarves who had done entirety of the work.
Furthermore the dwarves are by nature a reclusive race that likes to keep away from the surface world and just fiddle with their devices instead.
Mining, smithing and tinkering is their natural calling and even though they are also capable magic users the dwarves don’t use this talent for magic to improve themselves but rather prefer to use it for improving their devices.
At one point the dwarven people probably sat down with each other and discussed this problem as well whether or not venture out into the foreign world and see whats out there and maybe even join the people outside as well to broaden their horizons.
Ultimately the result of this discussion must have not gone well as there still are no signs that the Dwarven people want to interact with the outsiders and the same goes to the other race as well.
Standing approximately 2 to 3 meters tall, this races skin is covered entirely in what seems like ragged stones, their eyes and other facial features similar to gems, a adult usually weighs somewhere between 300 to 450 kilograms and even though they look intimidate with their big statue and strange appearance at heart a stoneskin is very gentle and kind.
Their reason for not letting anyone in or going outside is also complicated but at the same time it also has to do with the fact that stoneskins are a race that simply don’t feel the necessity to move away or feel comfortable enough to let others into their territory.
In short they are a bunch of rock heads.
Stoneskins prefer peaceful solutions towards a problem and never choose violence if they aren’t forced to, they are kind, gentle, patient and almost always out to help people if needed, but don’t let that fool you, even though the stoneskins are a bunch of zen seeking monks they are by no means weak, the fact that they can become a part of the majority race on a continent so big with so many other vicious and smart creatures proofs as much.
Stoneskins are inept magic users, no rather then saying that they are inept it is more accurate to say that they simply cannot use magic of any kind other than their racial ability which is close to magic but not quite, but in return stoneskins boast the most highest magic resistances that exists, as they get stronger stoneskins are capable of tanking all kinds of high level magic without even a single drop of sweat or scratch on their body.
And in terms of fighting strength, even though they can’t use magic this doesn’t make them immediately weak, a stoneskins preferred way of attack is through either utilizing their racial ability which allows them to bend earth into their desire or just simply slamming their opponents with their sheer size and strength, sharp or heavy weapons are nothing in comparison to a stoneskins ragged stone armor, if a stoneskin really wanted to they could easily snap such a weapon like they snap a twig.
And with that said you should probably now understand why stoneskins are so strong, Their inherent nature comes from the earth itself which makes them a peaceful and loving race, they are also far more interested in the fine arts and rather then fighting prefer to practice these arts, even though they are also the most inept artists since they have such a large statue and big hands that doesn’t allow them to do detailed work.
But even then the stoneskins don’t care, in terms of willpower and persistence a stoneskin is almost unrivaled, they try until they succeed which makes them both inspiring and adorable at the same time.
And in terms of their diet, stoneskins aren’t carnivors or herbivors, they generally only eat stones and drink water, and most of the time a stoneskin can also choose to simply absorb the energy of the world to feed itself as well, stoneskins are one of those races that you are glad about that they are not your enemies, if the stoneskins weren’t so kind and gentle they would have probably conquered the entire continent and even ventured out into other continents for conquest.
The other continents on numerous occasions already tried to negotiate with the ground continent, but on each and every occasion the answer was the same, which was “no”, such level of rejection would usually be met with a similar level of initiative but unfortunately on each initiative the other continents took by charging at the continent with their ships blazing, they would only ever meet the other end of the explosive metal arrow.
Even Ozurk the pirate king who also tried his luck finally stated that it was simply impossible to breach that continent without having a similar level of technology or possess higher level of magic.
This in some sense very much frustrated the rest of the world as the kings and rulers wanted to see what was on that continent and what they could find to maybe benefit them.
A lot of those countries even send numerous amounts of powerful spies towards that continent, but most of the time these spies would either never return or when they did return have nothing much to say other then the general terrain and the people living on that continent.
Diplomatic relations with this continent in general have not been going well for the past few years, but its improving to a large scale, numerous dwarves and stoneskins have already been send all over the different continents to either teach or explain them their culture, both Dwarves and Stoneskins are highly admired as they possess extremely huge potential and knowledge, the dwarves and stoneskins also get something out of this as they can collect information about the other continents while also looking at all the unknown and different resources they don’t originally have in their homeland which is a win win situation for everyone.
Finally we get to the final continent of this world.
This continent is actually uninhabited by any intellectual race, but at the same time it also not owned by any single race either who came to it when pioneering, this continent was also the last to be discovered and the most hardest to get to as it is completely surrounded by whirlpools and tornado’s on all sides, the continent itself is also completely obscured by fog you wouldn’t be able to see what it looks like without actually setting foot on it.
This continent is called the Xehas continent or what the people call it the forgotten continent.
Early pioneers and adventures who came to this continent all commented that such name was fitting for such mysterious and hard to get place, the fog is actually a large scale magic that only activates when the people look at it from outside, the fog drastically wanes and even disappears the moment you set foot on the land as if it wasn’t there to begin with, allowing you to see clearly.
The whirlpools and tornado’s aren’t natural either even though people still have no clue how they are made, they known that it is similar to how the fog was created with the help of magic.
Now what the continent itself holds even now no one knows, getting to it was already hard, but as soon as they landed and advanced their expedition, every person who has come so far soon came to realize that things were just starting to get harder.
The area they walked on was a forested area of the continent, as soon as they walked a mere 100 meters into the forest the expedition came to witness its first ever encounter with a creature of this continent.
Everyone expected to find some kind of small fry at first but the moment they laid their eyes on the creature everyone gaped their mouths.
They saw a 500 meter tall looking raptor with crimson fiery scales, red eyes and pitch black claws, calling it a dragon was wrong but also calling it Lizard wasn’t right either, this creature was simply so out of place that it made the expedition team question whether they were simply unlucky or just stupid regarding the fact that they didn’t notice this creature until getting close enough to see its feet.
But the worst here had yet to come.
The creature was a Sudo legendary creature.
This in leveling terms being the equivalent of a pinnacle 4th advanced combat class who is one step away into the 5th advanced combat class that is legendary rank in terms of a creatures strength.
More explanation wasn’t necessary anymore, the expedition team was obviously terrified the moment they realized the strength of that gigantic raptor, everyone already wanted nothing more then just leave at that very moment before the raptor noticed them, but just as they were about to make a run for it.
They heard a terrifying roar heading their way, the roar was so loud and powerful that it even shook the earth and rustled the trees all around them, some of the stronger expedition members even bled from their ears listening to that roar whiles others who were not so strong plainly lost consciousness in their own puddle of blood with few unlucky ones instantaneous dying from the roar itself.
By this point everyone was terrified to their very bone, the raptor who seemed to be closest to the roar turned his head and looked grimly as something seemed to approach from the distance.
It was another Sudo-Legendary creature.
Now don’t misunderstand, Sudo-Legendary creature are not so plenty that you could easily find them inside a random forest. Usually people would never even see a Sudo-Legendary creature their entire lives if they aren’t strong enough much less a full fledged legendary creature.
With this common knowledge alone everyone could already understand the gravity and weirdness of this situation, there was something extremely fishy and weird going in either this part of the forest or…In this continent in general.
Judging by the whirlpools, tornado’s and fog screen alone when getting here, the expedition team knew that it wasn’t the former but the latter.
They did not hesitate the moment they came to this conclusion and didn’t even bother to pick up their unconscious teammates, instead everyone ran for their lives wanting to escape this hell heading towards their ships not wanting to be involved in this Sudo-Legendary battle.
But as they ran and headed towards their ships they realized that a lot of the other wild life in this forest had similar ideas of running away from the zone of destruction caused by the Sudo-Legendary creatures.
The expedition team when they saw creatures and appraised them mid-run realized that the weakest of these creatures was actually a rare rank monster while strongest was a epic rank monsters.
Rare rank being equivalent to 3rd advanced combat classes while Epic rank being equivalent to beginner 4th advanced combat classes.
There were simply no common or uncommon rank monsters to be seen only those two kinds were observed scaring the expedition team even more as they ran.
Common rank is equivalent to 1st beginner combat classes while uncommon is equivalent to 2nd advanced combat classes.
The strongest amid’s their team was merely a beginner 4th advanced combat class while the average power of the team was somewhere between 2nd class to 3rd class with majority of them not even being a combat class but more like support or crafting classes.
And just like this, the first ever expedition to the forgotten continent ended.
There were many more expeditions in the future, because of the rarity and abundant amount of rare and epic rank monsters even Sudo-Legendary rank beings plus many more rare materials found found the continent, strong individuals came to hunt for both experience and the materials found on this continent.
But as this stream of strong individuals came forward wanting to improve and find riches, they came to realize that there was another obstacles in their way the moment they came into the continent.
The continent didn’t just simply have physical restrictions keeping them away like the whrilpools and the tornado’s no, the moment a pinnacle 4th advanced combat class walked into the continent and desired to return back home, he soon came to realize that he was blocked by a invisible barrier from leaving the continent.
And it wasn’t only him, there many just like him at equal levels of strength which started at a pinnacle of 4th advanced combat class to a beginner 5th advanced combat classes all stuck inside the continent blocked off by the barrier.
Anyone who was bellow such levels of strength could easily leave and go as they pleased, but only these strong individuals seemed to be stuck and no matter how much they struggled and attacked the barrier even with their forces combined there was not even a crack on that barrier much less a scratch.
The people who were no stuck over there could only despair and lament their bad fates, realizing they now had to survive on that continent and maybe even live the rest of their lives their until they find a way to break the barrier.
This turn of events frightened a lot of the strong people who had initially ideas of coming there, immediately upon the discovery a lot of the stream of people started to lessen each month until it got the point that almost no strong enough person went there anymore, seeing this as a eternal death trap instead of a leveling haven and rare material harvesting plane.
The people who got greedy and hasty with their decision when heading there were still stuck on that continent, most of them already died because of the insane level of difficulty and danger involving this continent that had regular Sudo-Legendary fights all over its regions, as of now no full on Legendary creature has been spotted but everyone believes that they do exist since there are so many Sudo-Legendaries to begin with who can still evolve.
But if those Legendary creatures truly exist people wonder whether they can break or leave the barrier, ever since the discovery of the forgotten continent no other continents sovereign could sleep entirely in peace knowing that there is a gathering place for so many insane monsters out there in that continent.