Map of the massive continent of Azara, home to three intelligent races: the magical and devious elves, the strong and honorable orcs, and the wise and adaptable humans.
The forked mountain range in the continent's upper middle is known as the Splitting Peaks, for it divides the three races' domains. The elves farm and build in the lands west of the Peaks, the orcs hunt and roam in the east, and the humans thrive in the south. Also functioning to separate the races is a vast desert called the Dustheart, which lies south of the Peaks and north of the human lands.
Both the elven and orcish lands have predominantly temperate climates, grading to subarctic to the north and to Mediterranean or humid subtropical to the south. On the other hand the human lands all lie within the tropical latitudes and so have a consistently hot climate with savannas and jungles.
The Three Races and Sub-races of Azara: