All That Glitters
The continent of metal and minerals, Zaelu-Kil-Tane's outward appearance belies its status as a powerhouse of industry. Badlands and desert make up much of its central core, flanked by two sharply rugged, nearly impenetrable mountain ranges. Signs of civilization in this area are few and far between, with most of the population living near the coasts.
The southern half of the continent is much more habitable, with lusher grasslands giving way to sparse, temperate forests. However, the Golden Elves lay claim to nearly the entire region, and have only gained ground in the centuries-long war of attrition against all who have attempted to usurp their rule. A small slice of the southern frostfell, the nation of Virren, is the only land in the south not under Elven control.