The World of Zayathine
Zayathine is a world less wild, less separate, than it once was. After the fall of the Bleak and the death of the tyranny of predestination, the people of the world have drawn together to form nations.
But as some powers rise, others fall. The once-mighty Empire of Zayathine for which the world is named has been split in two, as men fight to claim a dying legacy. New nations have taken its place as premiere: Sollust and Valiance rise in the west to make their own names, while in the east, an old name is reborn: The Estermarch Confederacy. Other lands, like the fallen kingdoms of Welskorn, have scarcely known how to live life without their shackles, and have descended into a new dark age of barbarism and infighting.
But overall, it is known: man is free. And man advances. The sword has begun to give way to the musket. Honor gives way to pragmatism. And in castles and palaces across the world, lords and kings dream of empire.