The Sarkanist Chronicles
The Sarkanist Chronicles is set on the continent of Abalethia in the year 556. Scholars believe history to date back thousands of years, but much of that history is lost. The map to the left depicts the lands predominantly controlled by the Katari (citizens of the Katarus Empire). It constitutes the middle portion of the continent, with relatively unknown lands spreading further north and south.
Around the continent is a perpetual hurricane that has remained stationary for as long as the Katari can remember. No-one has ever travelled into it and returned. The Katari place their honoured dead into small grave-boats and sail them into the hurricane, believing the after-life to be on the other side.
Because of the danger of the hurricane, the Katari do not sail the oceans. The rivers, however, are sacred to the Katari, and constitute the basis of much of their culture and belief.
Every month, the Hurricane sends a catastrophic wind (The Red Wind) across the continent.