The world of Abandoned Realms is made up of five different "realms", or in other words, planes of existence. Most of your time will be spent in Serin (the realm of mortals), but there is also "Acadia" (the realm of faeries), the "Material Abyss" (the realm of demons) and "Winter" (a highly dangerous prison realm). Immortals live on a separate plane known as "Limbo", which is the source of all magic. There is also a realm known as "Ether" which surrounds all others. This is where ghosts walk, it is entirely devoid of any life because it is roamed by powerful chaos demons that sense and immediately hunt aggressively any lifeforms.
While playing, you can use the command AREA to see which one you are in. AREA LIST can be used to see all areas with their recommended levels.
GOLD areas are hometowns
GREEN areas are newbie-oriented
YELLOW areas are challenging, difficult to solo
RED areas require a well-equipped and experienced group
Clicking on an area name will retrieve its Codex entry, and there may sometimes be a detailed map available.
Inexperienced adventurers will find the following areas to be helpful for gaining experience. The
recommend level range may change depending on whether the player character is a warrior or
sorcerer, use your best judgement and stay longer in an area if you feel its working better.
Academy of Learning
Walk down where available, near your hometown temple. RECALL will put
you back in your temple.
Slightly south and east from Seringale's South Square. This forgotten
graveyard houses some aggressive creatures, so BE CAREFUL!!
Exit the south gate of Seringale, and bear east into the caves. The
vile goblins are a source of cheap starting items for all alignments.
Exit the north gate of Seringale, and head northwest to the overlook.
The kind elves in the valley are less hospitable to shadowspawns.
Exit the west gate of Seringale, continue west, and then north of the
colossal tree. Evil has malformed the creatures of this dark place. Oozes
and spiders are of interest here.
West of the goblin village, a fog-shrouded trail leads up into the
natural habitat of many joyful creatures of the Light. For evil, there
is no easier place to rank, although it is dangerously close to Seringale.
The Orc Mountains
North of Seringale, and then east in the plains of the north. There
is a small pool someplace, and the mountain trail begins north of that.
When you feel ready, this place has sizeable equipment upgrades.