Paravia is the major populated continent on the world of Athera.
In addition, there are land masses which are not part of any High Kingdom:
- Lost Isles of Min Pierens: A chain of islands in the Westland Sea.
- Los Lier: An archipelago in the Cildein Ocean.
- Unnamed Land Mass: An area of land between Araethura, Lanshire, and West Halla is outside the borders of any kingdom and has no distinguishing features. The author has stated in the Chat Area that this is intentional, and not an oversight.
The southern end of Paravia is near the equator of the planet -- in the stories, this area is described as having a mild, tropical climate.
Please see the Atheran Timeline for an in-depth look at the various Ages in history.
An interactive clickable map of Paravia can be found on the Janny Wurts Official Homepage.