Facing the Faceless
The heart of human civilization is the Grand Empire of Thyatis. To the west lies the fallen empire of Daerendil and the forbidding peaks of Novskaya. To the north lie the Frozen Wastes and the fallen dragonborn kingdom of Altmere. East lies the Murk and the open seas, while the buried ruins of Bael Turath lurk beneath the southern sands. These are the few familiar lands of this world. Beyond these points, few travelers return, and those who do are loathe to speak of the monstrosities that roam the wilderness. Rumors of an Underdark occasionally surface, but are dismissed as fanciful legends by common folk.
These, however, are only the few known locations of the mortal realm; there are other worlds besides this. The Feywild and the Shadowfell embody the extreme boundaries of life and death, respectively, that form the cradle of the Material Plane. Beyond this lies the Abyss, where demons roam unhindered, and the Nine Hells, from which Asmodeus plots his revenge. Somewhere, silent but not forgotten, the Old Deities sleep in the Astral Sea, unapproachable for some unknown reason.
Far beyond even this lies the Far Realm, a vast planar wilderness encompassing dimensions beyond mortal comprehension, universes which would shatter a mortal’s sanity to even glimpse.