It rises out of the mist to the south of Khorvaire, beyond Shargon’s Teeth and the Thunder Sea. Today, Xen’drik is a continent of secrets and mystery, a wild place full of promise and danger. In the distant past, Xen’drik was home to a great civilization of giants, and the remains of these kingdoms hide within the dense jungles of the continent. Giants of all types still roam the jungles and mountains of Xen’drik, but they are primitive and disorganized compared to the society of the distant past. The elves of Aerenal also trace their origin to these mysterious shores, and the darkskinned elves called drow still live among the ruins of the giant civilization.
The city of Stormreach has been established as an outpost of the civilizations of Khorvaire on these distant shores, but the term civilization is relative. Corruption runs rampant, storms constantly batter the city and crime and poverty are the norm rather than the exception. Mercenaries and adventure seekers depart from this outpost to explore the dark continent and uncover the secrets of the fallen giant empire. Many of these expeditions are never seen again, and more than a few orphans have been left amongst the whorehouses of the port.