The Starless Land
Little is known of the eastern continent of Ilatari, dubbed “The Starless Land” by the elves. Whether or not the stars actually shine there is unknown; humans are a forgetful race, and departed from this mysterious continent almost a millennium ago. Tales about the Starless Land are patchy, unreliable, and often contradictory, for humans are also an inventive race. Consequently, the truth is lost in myth and fable.
What is known is this: The ancient, forbidding continent lies somewhere in the East. The humans who first crossed the ocean came in four great fleets – Storm, Stone, Salt and Sun. The last of the four has gone extinct, and its descendants do not walk Ilatari’s shores; nobody knows whether they ever even arrived. They sailed on magical ships, fueled by powers since long lost, and the Old Gods were their ancestors. Men commonly bore elemental blood then; the lineage has thinned over the centuries, and is rare even in the East.