The Frozen Seas
Centuries have passed since the age of the old world, and the march of progress pushes ever forward. The Primordial metals have allowed mortals to create weapons, tools, and vehicles with power beyond the capabilities of everyday items, and the art of Metallurgy has become a significant advancement to work alongside the ancient practices of magic. Even with the end of the Dusk War and the advent of the eternal winter, the mortal races have adapted, invented, and thrived.
Welcome to the Age of Sail. New technological breakthroughs have allowed the mortal races to create ships to sail to the farthest lands and to brave the untamed wilderness of the outer planes. Explorers in search of fame, glory, or wealth have taken to the sea and set off to find and conquer distant lands, seek valuable treasures lost to the ages, or find and exploit the vast riches of the planes. Many have taken up piracy to exploit this as well.