Solas is the name given by the people of the Western Isles to their world. It means „place of light“ in the Old Language and is used by almost all peoples and cultures. Other races and beings who are also residents of this little planet sometimes have other names for it. Solas is a small planet that is mostly covered by ocean. Only a few continents and thousands of islands can be found in it, on which different cultures have emerged.
Solas is the third planet orbiting a small yellow sun. It has a small moon and is shaped by the cycles of his all-encompassing ocean. Violent storms sweep over the vast expanse of the sea and hit the small land masses. Volcanoes and tsunamis are a constant danger, yet always provide opportunities for new life.
The Western Isles
For 5,000 years humans and other peoples have been inhabiting the Western Ocean islands, where winter storms are weaker than in many other regions, where reefs and volcanic islands provide a habitat for great biodiversity. After the fall of the empire more than 1,500 years ago, many small kingdoms developed, which joined forces in wars and negotiations and eventually became the Seven Kingdoms.
This northern kingdom is characterized by extensive coniferous forests and its harsh cold climate. The people here still often live like nomads, just like their ancestors, only in the south are fortified towns and villages. Their archaic language and traditional traditions mean everything to them. They have relatively little to do with other peoples and kingdoms, but are busy trading in furs, ivory, wood and other resources. Their culture is anything but primitive, yet many other peoples regard the inhabitants of this country as regressive. The small number of inhabitants is compensated by the inhospitable nature, otherwise Vakadunia would have long fallen to one of the other royal houses.