Sorol is the planet’s name. It is is comprised of about 14 continents most of which are semi-connected on the same land mass.
Faridar – at its core, based on 14th to 15th century Germany/Italy. An explosive growth of culture and economy has outpaced military science, and armies are up to fifty percent mercenaries. The aristocracy struggles to retain supremacy among the rising middle class. Nationalism, and effective firearms are not yet on the scene to wipe them away.
Gantau – based on Three Kingdoms (184-280) era China. Political intrigue and mismanagement have destabilized the central government twenty-five years ago. Unlike Faridar, the Gantonese do not recognize separate countries, and unification must happen. It is the era of warlords and a million people die every year.
Jalaun – based on the very early days of the Roman Empire, at the height of their power.
Azhnar – Based on the Persian Empire.