Amandon — The breadbasket of the Risen Phoenix Empire and the core of its Heartlands, despite the lingering scars of the Fire Season.
Averogne — A quiet little Imperial protectorate backwater. Nothing to see here.
Corvia — A loose collection of spiritist tribes — the remnants of a broken kingdom — at war with the Risen Phoenix Empire and specifically the protectorate of Wyndon.
Darronwy — An Imperial Heartlands province tucked against the Khaeleokiel mountains and home to its (possibly heretical) Firebird cult.
Gejara — An independent nation west of the Rift, populated by a mix of humans and ogre-kin and ruled by a mage-inclusive council, the Senivaten. Currently treaty-bound not to trouble the Empire, but a major source of spies and proxy warfare.
Haaraka — The Accursed Thornland, sectioned out from the Imperial Heartlands by both a spirit-invoked curse and its own twisted wraith-magic.
Illane — The Empire’s newest territorial acquisition: a collection of mercantile city-states in the shadow of the Rift, as well as the shadows of the kingdoms and empires that surround it.
Jernizan — The Empire’s western enemy, a highly patriarchal kingdom of plains and hills and swamp. (Old material, to be revised.)
Kerrindryr — Mountainous ancestral home of the primary protagonist, Cob, and currently the western-most protectorate of the Risen Phoenix Empire.
Muria — The hidden land of the Silver Folk, situated within and beneath the Thundercloak mountains that host Kerrindryr.
Riddian — A rough Imperial province of warrior-clans, hunters and herders, cored by the toxic Salt Wastes.
Trivestes — A fierce and rigid Imperial province voluntarily operating under a military government from its fortresses among cliffs and canyon-lands.
Wyndon — A forested upland province of the Empire, nominally ruled by its own king and counts and continually at war with its northern neighbor, Corvia.
Older Material (Circa 2012):
On the Amands — Fiora and Cob talk about the religions, history, and too-obedient present of the central Imperial Heartland.
On the Averognans — Captain Sarovy tries to make sense of his highest-ranking Averognan officer, to no avail.
On the Brother Islanders — Captain Sarovy makes notes on the roots of a drunk Island mercenary’s behavior.
On the Corvish — Lieutenant Linciard complains to Captain Sarovy about his people’s northern neighbors.
On the Gejarans — Scryer Mako and Captain Sarovy discuss the Empire’s ogrish ‘allies’.
On the Illanites — After the Kerrindrixi discussion, Lark explains the Illanic city-states to Cob.
On the Jernizen — Stormfollower tells Captain Sarovy about loyalty, harems, and being an extraneous man.
On the Kerrindrixi — Cob tells Lark about his childhood and heritage.
On the Riddish — Lark and Dasira discuss history and gender issues among the warrior clans of the Salt Wastes and its environs.
On the Shadow Folk — Cob and Lark discuss faith, family and business in the Shadow Realm.
On the Trivesteans — Captain Sarovy comments on his people to a puzzled Scryer Mako.
On the Wynds — Lieutenant Linciard explains Wyndish history and grudges to his captain and the scryer.