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Heimr is a high fantasy world. It has three large states (and lots of smaller ones) and 15 races.

Asgard (north) has elves and fae (elves with magic veins). Asgard lives in a strict hierarchy with 5 castes (ruling, thaumathology, diplomates/scribes, worker, and warrior caste). Asgard is at war with the Utgard alliance.

The Utgard alliance (south) has orcs, trolls, ogres and tellurians (a sort of stonemen that live in mountains and work together like ants). Utgard is a very loose alliance and the races in it frequently war with each other.

Midgard is a state that lies in between Asgard (in the north) and Utgard (in the south). Midgard has humans, halfling (that aren't small, just crouching to crawl into hill-holes) gnomes (that aren't small either) and slemmering (a races of fat, lazy, sinful creatures). They remain neutral in the Asgard-Utgard war and sell weapons and mercenaries to both sides of the war.

There are also merfolk (in the sea, but they have legs and can walk), feyfolk (shapeshifting forest creatures), shanata (savage wood-elves), nymph (seductive forest creatures) and lizardman (they live in the islands far out to sea and rarely visit the mainland of Heimr.). These races aren't part of the three big states.

There are also 15 gods. One god for every race. (but after a while the gods got mingled and now all the races worship all the gods somewhat). Every god has both an evil and a good side. Every god has an angel race and demon race of servants. So there are 15 types of angels and 15 types of demons. Priest get magic from the gods.

Asgard has lots of mages that program reality trough magic. Utgard has lots of shamans that make deal with magical spirits. Midgard has a bit of both.

The Numen gatherings (the LARP events) are gatherings of disciples (servants of the gods). These gatherings are dangerous because the new and old disciples are tested by the gods on those gatherings. Lots of people come to pray, trade, explore or loot these Numens despite (or maybe because) of the dangers.