The Thorn Within the Rose
Aeia is one of Orrthus’ modern wonders. An entire flying continent, set on a slow enough rotation around the planet to simulate 7 seasons, Aeia’s origin is unknown. The spells keeping it in flight are excessively obscure, the point that elves have spent their entire lives trying to decipher it and only finding half of a letter of the words used to set it in motion. Aeia is split in two by a mountain range down the center, flanked by a forest to the east and a crescent moon lake on the west. Popular myth has it that the crescent moon lake is an arcane symbol used as a focus to help set the continent to flight.
Aeia is populated almost exclusively by elves. The mountains are almost unpopulated, but the lake and the forest each have several cities. The elves have incredibly strict laws for who can and cannot emigrate to Aeia, as it has an excessively delicate ecosystem partially kept intact by the arcane skill the elves have preserved. However, the elves also thirst for new experiences due to the incredibly intimate knowledge they have over their own home and their unwillingness to permanently immigrate. As a result, when Aeia floats over other continents, a rash of half elves are born months after, and magic itmes flood the market as cloth, wood, gems, steel, and other precious materials the elves cannot produce themselves are bartered for magical wonders.
Aeia has one sorrow: it also passes over Canto. When it does, the magocracy of necromancy challenges the might of all the arcane power the elves can muster that year, sometimes with more, sometimes with less success.