Artifacts uncovered by researchers in the Antaran Empire suggest that the world of Ramar was originally occupied by the Vell, a technologically advanced civilization without magic. Unknown factors caused their decline and disappearance, and the earliest recorded human histories describe human-inhabited territories sharing a simple, agrarian lifestyle. Nonhuman races of Ramar include Grrrlf, TrKaa, and Montari.
A concentrated attack by the Grrrlf forced humans out of many areas of Ramar in a catastrophic event later called the Migration. Magic first erupted among humans during the ensuing Grrrlf War, aiding in the recapturing of human lands. The result of mana leakages through extradimensional fractures from Etherea, also accessible to Montari mages, magic shaped the lives of humans during the Age of Magic that followed. Many magical techniques and artifacts were created whose crafts are lost to time, such as the Imperial Cloak, the Mirror of Smoke and Dreams, and the Vanguard Shield. It was also during this period that the Triune first revealed itself to humans, giving rise to priesthoods and evangelism for each of its three faces.
However, a conflict between at least two mages resulted in the horrific maelstrom of magical energy which destroyed most of Chuno and created the Waste. During the ensuing anti-magic Uprisings, human fear of more such catastrophes led to mages being persecuted and hunted out of human lands.
Over a period of twenty-five years, the visionary king Valorian I of Antara offered mages amnesty and used them, along with the priesthood of the Triune, to conquer neighboring provinces and form the Antaran Empire. Since that time, under a succession of Valorian heirs chosen by the magical Imperial Cloak, the Empire expanded to cover most of the continent.
The Antaran Empire borders Mehrat to the north. It treats with Chail, north of Antara but more easily accessible by sea, and with Grrrlfland, which lies north of Chuno. Also overseas from the Antaran continent are Linaga, famous for its expensive Linagan apple brandy, and the sovereign island of Fain.
- Though not many pre-Migration artifacts survived, some artwork is still preserved at the Museum of Antiquities in Ravenne.
- The continent occupied by Mehrat, Grrrlfland, Chail, and the Antaran Empire has a vague resemblance to the continent of North America.