Chronicles of Ekos
The Yanesti Empire was the nation of the dark elves, they were lost in a magical cataclysm 150 years ago which cut them off from the rest of the continent, during a great war between their nation and an alliance of the kingdoms of men. The region of land between their nation and Theles is now impassable due to the Planes-meld. Here then landscape is wrought and twisted into impossible shapes, and the barrier between the planes of existence is fractured, the raw stuff of the elements leaking through. Any attempt to reach the nation by sea or air meets a similar obstacle, however not many have ever returned alive to tell of it. The Planes-meld is a popular destination for the various arcane universities and magical colleges across the continent as it provides a source of rare materials for magical studies.