A map is upcoming, but basically the world is similar to our Europe in the early centuries of the first millenium. The massive Araellian Empire covers much of the known world, having taken over a large portion of the Isle of Britannia. North of the western expanses of the empire are the few tribal lands that remain of the Celts and Goths. Further north than that, the orcish lands extend all the way to the arctic. The far western parts of the Araellian Empire cover the lands of the Gauls and then down into Iberia. The Araellian Sea splits the empire into the northern civilized lands and the southern desert lands of the empire. To the far east the steppes of the nomadic black orcs lie to the north and the lands of Babylon lie to the south, crisscrossed with verdant rivers cutting through arid lands.