Ystred is one of the major continents and is home to numerous races and cultures including humans, elves, orcs and dwarfs. The majority of the continent sits north of the equator and the climate ranges from sparse tundra and boreal forest in the north to desert and sub tropical rainforest in the south.
One of the defining features of the continent of Ystred is the Elmetian mountains that divide the land mass in two and run from the central north of the continent in a south-south-eastern arc. An almost parallel, smaller range of mountains the Caurian mountains boarder the continent’s eastern seaboard. The other significant features of note are the two Mediterranean sea, the Icarian Sea of the west and the smaller Taigan Sea on the continent’s south east.