Chasm Of Ghosts
Ethreal is the continent your character start out living on. The world is a harsh place where there is undead lurking around almost every corner. The land was ravaged by the spellplague creating a giant chasm cutting the continent into two parts. The chasm in a host to spellplagued creatures and undead, monsters of every kind live in the chasm though. No one has ever journeyed down into the chasm but many say they had a great uncle twice removed that did. The chasm emits a otherworldly heat, causing the town of HOPES END to be mostly dwarves and other creatures that can withstand the heat. The land is mostly temperate, but the north is very cold.