In the beginning, all beings in the Realm of Hodl lived in peace and harmony. There were 6 races, the Seals, Bears, Apes, Penguins, Humans, and the now rarely seen Stonytes, rock creatures hunted to near extinction during the Great Wars. The early tribes of the Seals comfortably resided in the furthest reaches of the land upon the shores of the Open Sea, isolated from the emerging political developments in the heartland of the Realm. The Bears, a proud and powerful people, ruled throughout the domain of Grizwood, a vast forest stretching from the edge of the Great Plains to the Gloomy Mountain range. The Apes, a society of intellectuals, greatly valued science and technological development. Originating from where the Eastern Rainforests meet the numerous deltas opening into Languid Ocean, the Apes served as emissaries to all kingdoms of the Hodl, hoping to advance civilization throughout the Realm. The Penguins, largely a nomadic hunter-gather community, migrated on the Icey Fringes of the Hodl from the Northern Mountains to the Grand Ice Plateaus of the South. The Humans of Hodl Land sought economic power and wealth. They largely engaged in commerce with the Apes and Bears. Over hundreds of years their Kingdom, which rested within the heartland of the Realm, gained influence and prosperity.