The Gathering of Erthwylder is the name given to the nation of mankind that inhabits the lands surrounding their capital of Chanceway. Formed 544 years ago when King Geir united the tribes of the ethnic Erthwylder under a single flag, it has brought stability to their race. The Gathering made early expansions north in Dwarf lands, which brought with it many years of bitter war. These ended 220 years ago when a “cessation of hostility” was signed between the two nations to deal with the Skaald Insurrection.
Time is measured in “years of the Gathering.”