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The world of Dimentiara is an earth-like planet from a parallel universe. Although the laws of physics in this universe are subtly different, and the planet itself has different continents and a blue moon, Dimentiara is remarkably similar to Earth. It's the same size, is the same distance from its sun, has a similar climate, and is even located in the same solar system with the same planets. The reason for this is because it actually is Earth, or could at least be considered Earth's alternate-dimension counterpart. This would explain why many Kreatures would appear to be superficially similar to our own flora and fauna (though it must be emphasized that Kreatures are not animals: they're monsters!)

Zaitopia

The nation where our story takes place. On its east coast is the Sawtooth Mountain Range, one of the highest in Dimentiara, which forms a natural barrier that separates its population from most roaming Rank A Kreatures, making it a relatively safe place to live. As a result its people are friendly but complacent: it is a quiet, cozy democracy which is better known for its thriving entertainment industry than its government. Zaitopians are obsessed with Kreature Combat, the national sport, so it’s only fitting that the KCF has its head office located in Zaito City, the nation’s capital.

Akatoria

Due to the proximity and extensive trade between Zaitopia and Akatoria, the two nations share a broadly similar culture and speak the same language. However, there are some key differences between them. There are fewer geographical barriers separating its populace from powerful Wild Kreatures, so its people are more paranoid and defensive. Thus, it has a much higher defence budget than it probably needs. As a result, Akatoria has a larger military and plays a more proactive role in Dimentiara’s global politics.

Lavok Archipelago

A small chain of islands off the eastern cost of Akatoria. These islands are volcanic and geologically recent, and are a popular tourist destination thanks to their warm climate and unique endemic Kreatures. Each Island is ostensibly a province within the greater Lavok nation, but each one has its own unique culture and traditions, practically mini-nations each unto themselves. The ocean keeps out most external threats so most of the conflict comes from within as the provinces bicker with each other like a broken family.

Rikenga

A nightmarish totalitarian dictatorship ruled over by a bloodthirsty warmongering tyrant. Its people are impoverished and kept in line through brute force and propaganda. Civilians aren’t allowed to own Kreatures and completely at the mercy of the armed forces. It has frequent territorial disputes with Lenlaria and the two nations have a proverbial gun to the other’s head: though small, it has the military clout to give its neighbours some serious battle scars should they challenge it.

Lenlaria

A republic with a royal family who have since become powerless figureheads. This nation doesn’t have much habitable land for its size, but it has a large population. This has caused real estate prices to skyrocket, weakening the economy and creating social unrest between its proletariat and elite classes. Immigrants from Lenlaria frequently travel to Badonlas, Akatoria and Zaitopia.

Badonlas

The largest nation in Dimentiara in terms of the sheer volume of safe, habitable territory. A somewhat benevolent monarchy ruled by a queen, it is rich in natural resources and an economic rival of Akatoria. The two countries have a rocky relationship and sometimes challenge each other, but this is mostly macho posturing and unlikely to escalate to war.

Olios Islands

Formerly a province of Badonlas, the Olios Islands have since split off from their mother country, though they maintain a close relationship. These islands actually used to be a continent, but it was flooded when the global climate became hotter and the sea level rose. The waters between them are littered with the ruins of an extinct civilization who worshipped Kreatures as Gods, which have since become makeshift reefs for the aquatic Kreatures who live there.

These maps were a collaboration between myself and another artist: I drew the continents and she did the geography. I used these as a reference for the main image. Commission her here!