Across The Sea
"For many ages, the world that lies beyond Thedas has been largely unknown to us. Rumors and legends exist, tales of hardy sea captains crossing the ocean in search of treasure or ill-fated forays into the wilds, but they have always been buried under hearsay. Any serious attempts at exploration have been foiled by either the devastation of the Blights or the discouragement of waters plagued by both pirates and Qunari dreadnaughts.
Still, with so many ages having passed since the Fourth Blight, the nations of Thedas are slowly pushing at the edges of their borders. It is inevitable that interest will turn outward, and that both landless settlers and intrepid kings will seek new lands to claim. The question, then, is what will await us when the shadows lift and the age of human exploration begins in earnest?"
~ Excerpted from In Pursuit of Knowledge: The Travels of a Chantry Scholar
, Volume II