The Heartlands is a colloquial term used by residents and outsiders in an attempt to name the massive landmass that largely constitutes the northern hemisphere of Joria. Its four major nations are Entreria, Oria, Civean and the Empire of Sethrian and in addition, the Heartlands comprise of several other important landmarks such as the Betheenas’ mount and its surroundings seas and oceans.
The Heartlands has seen countless nations rise and fall over the millennia, and many of its more well-known points of interest persist to this day. From the indomitable Axeld Mountains to the mysterious Well of Sleeping Whispers, it has always been a land of hardy folks regardless of where you look. Avoiding the oppressive heat of the Kilanti deserts due to its northern geography, the Heartlands is dominated by large forest ranges, arable pasture land and icy mountain ranges that often frame freezing glaciers. Roughly three million living souls call the Heartlands home, and its racial diversity is among the largest in any part of Joria.