Rancientia is a fantastical world in a distant solar system. It is dominated by two allied races—the Spirits of the White Realm and the Magi of the Mainland. Long ago, Dalasia, Thayer (Pan), and other all-powerful First Spirits defeated a group of vicious and powerful Dark Magi and won admiration throughout Rancientia. Unknown to his kin, Thayer kept the dark secrets of the fallen Magi and intensively studied them. Slowly but surely, he became consumed by his pride and fell from virtue. He plotted to overthrow Dalasia—Queen of Rancientia—and claim the planet for his own.
In the meantime, peace and intellect seemingly flourished as Queen Dalasia proudly reigned and races freely intermingled. The Second Spirits were born, and these in turn birthed the Third Spirits, to which the Weasels belong. To counter future insurgencies like that of the Dark Magi, Dalasia decreed that the Second and Third Spirits would be trained in guilds in accordance with their talents. When Thayer finally moved against Dalasia and released a leviathan from the depths of the sea, the virtuous Spirits and Magi mobilized. To escape their wrath, Thayer—who later took the name Pan—transferred to Earth in the 1400s and slowly regained power until he was able to usurp the body of British general Ingram White in the 1700s. In response to Pan’s treachery, Dalasia and the First Spirits send guilds to Earth to kill Pan. Up to 1776—when the narrative of Spirit Guild starts—all guilds have failed.
The White Realm
The White Realm is a floating mountain made primarily of ice. It is suspended high in the atmosphere of Rancientia. The White Realm is the ancestral homeland of the First Spirits. It is well defended by a multitude of psychic traps and fortifications, and, is surrounded by a great, winding ocean that leads to the Mainland.
Mainland Rancientia is located many miles below the White Realm. Also simply called the “Mainland,” it is an extensive continental land mass with active tectonic forces. These forces have produced grand volcanoes and vast red-sand deserts to the west, and large mountain chains covered by ancient yellow forests to the east. The mainland is home to the Magi and many Second Spirits and Third Spirits.