Setting

The Land That Never Was is set in the world of Procul (meaning far away in Latin). It is quite big; about three times the size of earth and is inhabited by a variety of wildlife. While Procul has many of the animals that we know and love (e.g dogs, bunnies and lizards). It is also foreign to some as well (no cats [soz cat lovers]). It is home to some unique species such as dragons, elder lizards and greater stallions, all of which are quite common place (not household pets though).

The land has 13 large land bodies (or continents as we call them) and 21 large bodies of water. Each land body is separated into three (39 in total) and each part is called a regio and is ruled by an elder; similar to a president. Each elder has a council which helps govern the land although the elder has the last vote. For every land body (or three regios) there is a council of tionol; which governs the laws in all three regios. There are some undiscovered / unexplored lands but that is for another day…

The most important difference between Procul and Earth is the fact that the residents of Procul utilize what we like to call magic. Drai, as it is known over there, is a unique force which lets to wielder perform incredible feats. While nearly everyone has it, it is still incredibly difficult to master requiring years of training in scoils (houses of learning). Those who are unable to use drai are called Nulls. There are five basic levels of drai users (rank 3 being the lowest, rank 1 being the highest);

  1. Junior Initiate – Ranks 1 to 3
  2. Initiate – Ranks 1 to 3
  3. Senior Initiate – Ranks 1 to 3
  4. Junior Conjurer – Ranks 1 to 3
  5. Senior Conjurer – Ranks 1 to 3

After passing Senior Conjurer, a drai user can move on to one of five roles;

Mages

Mages make use of elemental drai to change their surrounds, they can destroy or rebuild almost anything (essential your spell based mage in games).

  1. Junior Invoker – Ranks 1 to 3
  2. Invoker – Ranks 1 to 3
  3. Senior Invoker – Ranks 1 to 3
  4. Junior Mage – Ranks 1 to 2
  5. Mage – Ranks 1 to 2
  6. Senior Mage – Ranks 1 to 2
  7. Junior Archmage – Ranks 1 to 2
  8. Archmage – Ranks 1 to 2
  9. Senior Archmage – Ranks 1 to 2
  10. Grand Archmage – Rank 1

Warlock

Warlocks make use of mystique drai to see into the future, observe locations or even teleport. They are often scholarly & wise and usually the makers of spells and charms. (essentially your sage / mage).

  1. Junior Seeker – Ranks 1 to 3
  2. Seeker – Ranks 1 to 3
  3. Senior Seeker – Ranks 1 to 3
  4. Junior Sorcerer – Ranks 1 to 2
  5. Sorcerer – Ranks 1 to 2
  6. Senior Sorcerer – Ranks 1 to 2
  7. Junior Warlock – Ranks 1 to 2
  8. Warlock – Ranks 1 to 2
  9. Senior Warlock – Ranks 1 to 2
  10. Grand Warlock – Rank 1

Guardian

Guardians can use mystique and elemental drai on people, causing them to gain or lose power. Most guardians are docile (your support character).

  1. Junior Keeper – Ranks 1 to 3
  2. Keeper – Ranks 1 to 3
  3. Senior Keeper – Ranks 1 to 3
  4. Junior Protector – Ranks 1 to 2
  5. Protector – Ranks 1 to 2
  6. Senior Protector – Ranks 1 to 2
  7. Lesser Guardian – Ranks 1 to 2
  8. Guardian – Ranks 1 to 2
  9. Greater Guardian – Ranks 1 to 2
  10. Grand Guardian – Rank 1

Bulwark

A Bulwark is capable of strengthening and weakening objects & spells and are often seen to be extremely neutral using mystique and elemental drai. (Tank / forger)

  1. Junior Keeper – Ranks 1 to 3
  2. Keeper – Ranks 1 to 3
  3. Senior Keeper – Ranks 1 to 3
  4. Junior Defender – Ranks 1 to 2
  5. Defender – Ranks 1 to 2
  6. Senior Defender – Ranks 1 to 2
  7. Lesser Bulwark – Ranks 1 to 2
  8. Bulwark – Ranks 1 to 2
  9. Greater Bulwark – Ranks 1 to 2
  10. Grand Bulwark – Ranks 1 to 2

Enforcer

Enforcers are capable of using a variety skills of the above classes; they are a jack of all trades drai user. (Fighter / Assassin)

  1. Junior Aide – Ranks 1 to 3
  2. Aide – Ranks 1 to 3
  3. Senior Aide – Ranks 1 to 3
  4. Junior Pathfinder – Ranks 1 to 2
  5. Pathfinder – Ranks 1 to 2
  6. Senior Pathfinder – Ranks 1 to 2
  7. Junior Enforcer – Ranks 1 to 2
  8. Enforcer – Ranks 1 to 2
  9. Senior Enforcer – Ranks 1 to 2
  10. Grand Enforcer – Rank 1

These are all the currently (wink wink) known drai users. The following are some more things to know about Procul:

TRIVIA

  • Procul’s largest land body is Angk – it has the largest land size but smallest population.
  • Procul has seven seasons – first spring, first summer, second spring, fall, first winter, second summer and second winter. 
  • Procul is home to around 3 billion people – the Proculites mostly live in small villages surrounded by farm space and empty land.
  • Naz Saransk is the only Null to be ordained as an elder. His brother Toaz, is the highest ranked elder – a third rank Senior Warlock.
  • Most Proculites are Rank 2 Senior Conjurers.
  • Most farmers are Guardians and Mages.
  • Most workers are Bulwarks.
  • Scholars are mostly Warlocks.
  • The police force is mostly comprised of Enforcers.
  • 23% of Proculites are Nulls with 46% of Proculites being Senior Conjurer or lower.
  • The average lifespan of a Proculite is 217 human years with women living up to 30% longer than men.
  • The poorest regio is Quresti closely followed by Peinke.
  • Nadas, in the prologue, is a first rank Senior Mage.