THE EASTERN CONTINENT
The Eastern Continent is a land dotted with forests, and thick with rivers. A peculiar quality of the soil of the Eastern Continent has tinted the waters of this land a curious yellow color. Demons are said to wander the lands at night, and many fear strangers here. The Golden Empire rules most of the Eastern Continent, ruled over by the human August Lotus who, it is said, has mastered the secrets of immortality. The humans of the Golden Empire are even more advanced than the Sun Children, having mastered the arts of gunpowder and explosives. For reasons unknown, the August Lotus has outlawed arcane magic. One notable feature of the Golden Empire is a great wall, erected along the empire's Western border, nearly bisecting the continent. The lands beyond the wall are thought by those of the Empire to be a blasted wasteland full of demons, known as Oni. This is false propaganda spread by the August Lotus' administration; though there is some kernel of truth. A great horde, known as the Morguths, seek to conquer the entire continent, lead by the half-oni Mahi Shu.
Humans of the Golden Empire often have dark hair and eyes, with a golden hue to their skin and eyes that are swept back. Morguths appear similar to the Golden, but are often of stockier build (add +1d10lb to weight). Wood elves inhabit many of the forests of the Eastern Continent, but are rare beyond the Wall. Walled halfling villages dot the landscape on the eastern side of the Wall, often built around areas where two rivers meet, giving them the nickname of River Brothers. There are no known dwarves in the Golden Empire.
The Wood Elves and Morguths tend towards worship of the Great Spirits, while the Golden almost all worship the functionaries of the Heavenly Bureaucracy. A few Golden and many halflings revere the Ama-Tsu-Kami.