The Arasimian Empire and the continent of Balmafula
The First Era
Most of our understanding of the first area comes from old tomes found deep in the Red Ranges, the mountains all dwarves originally came from. The earliest records mention the first encounters between the dwarves and the elves did not go terribly well. The High elves believed that the dwarves were too invested in their caves and needed to experience life outside the mountain. Only one dwarven clan decided to leave the mountain and settled in the Bluegrass hills just south of their ancestral home. This clan slowly became what we know today as the hill dwarves. These hill dwarves quickly came into contact with the Halfling communities already living in the area, but the Halflings being naturally curious and rather friendly and these two communities grew into one prosperous nation. Not much else is known about this time but it was mostly a time of peace and exploration.