Legends of Emeria
Emeria was settled about 60 years ago. 40 years ago, an unknown arcane event caused the town to explode from deep underneath its foundations. Large chunks of the town were propelled into the sky, but instead of falling they floated there, and remain to this day. Most of the inhabitants of Emeria were killed in the blast. Those who survived either stayed to found New Emeria a few miles away, or returned to less exciting centers of civilization.
New Emeria continues Emeria’s purpose as a buffer between the utter wilderness and the larger cities of the Carrack Empire. Its main economic value is in a simple copper mine located in the hills south of the Fellwood. Most of the inhabitants of New Emeria work there or work to support those who do, and they generally shun people who openly practice the arcane arts. They are forever mindful of the events that led to their old town’s destruction, which was blamed on the actions of an old wizard who lived in the town.