The region known as Baste has never truly been unified. To the north are the Ehrazhi, the alchemists, and merchants of the world. To the South-west are the Krachtans, an empire which at one point had control of Baste, but realizing that it had overextended itself, drew back towards home. To the East are the Mirelands, the domain of a people with a semi-barbaric culture, and organization. They are organized by clans, but are more or less unified.
Tension is rising in Baste, the Ehrazhi are becoming greedy, and the Krachtans are becoming more stable.