In the past the inhabitants of Pandora considered the eastern isles of Xiam to be the extent of the world's reach. To the far north stood nothing but the cold, endless chains of frost-covered mountains and ice, and the chiefdoms of the Norwestrian Isles to the west had for centuries attempted to traverse the Norwestrian Divide with no apparent luck. The vast seas beyond in the south held nothing of clear interest.
For the time the inhabitants of Pandora didn't think much of it, as they were content with the knowledge that the world was as it was.
Or at least until the discovery of the Pandoran Continent 105 years ago, in 1621 AL. When Giram Calvanossa's expeditionary fleet lost its way from Tavinia in its goal to reach the southern tip of Sarrad within three months, and instead arrived in a strange new land, he had inadvertently discovered a continent so large, it potentially amassed a landscape larger than the old ones combined. He named it Pandora, after the world itself, because he deemed the New World the true face of the entirety of the world as a whole.
It wasn't long then until the spark of exploration lit interest in the hearts of not only those from Norania and Sorania, but also those in Xiam. Eventually Xiamese explorers discovered a smaller continent south of their territories, which they named Xintam, although Noranians and Soranians mockingly nicknamed the continent "The Baby Continent", due to its small size.
A few years after the discovery of the Pandoran continent the lands of Pangolia began to be mapped, upon which, in its Moontouched Desert, Ventian explorers met thenative Caidhe. Further expansion of colonies around the northeastern coasts of the Pandoran continent revealed further clans of Caidhe living there, which led to inevitable conflicts as the civilized fought the primitive for lands and resources.
Shortly after the discovery of the Pandoran continent came the event known commonly as "The Awakening". In the jungles of Ishvar, sands of the Sarradian east, and museums of Modernian explorers awoke a slumbering people known as the Narum. Believed to have been mummies infused with mechanical parts, the Narum proved that a long lost civilization had once ruled Sarrad's sands long before the arrival of modern Man. Their mysteries, however, remain elusive even to the Narum themselves, as no one truly knows how the dead could return to the living in such a fashion.
Even now, in the Galvic Age, the year of 1726 AL, the majority of the Pandoran, Xintami and Pangolian lands still remain largely uncharted, much due to the more recent issues of colonial conquests and whispers of rebellion, as well as rising tensions between nations back home in the Old World, and the growing hostility of the Caidhe Clans.