The Red Hand
Lyria is a low-fantasy, mid- to high-magic, world in the midst of its dark ages. It has few large cities and large areas of wilderness. For the most part, the political organization is that of city-states with small areas of influence.
While no one remembers such a time, it is a commonly held belief that Lyria once was the home to much greater civilizations. One factor sages tend to point to is the rather cosmopolitan make up of the population; with very few exceptions, settlements are composed of multiple intermixed races with no one remembering a time when this wasn’t the case. Which is odd in the absence of large movement-facilitating networks.