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Sloe is the westernmost of three large, major islands that are linked
together by an ancient portal system. This island is home to most new
players, and the main city of Vemarken hosts an elaborate Mud School.
Contact with Sloe was made by mages experimenting with the portal
system in Gad's Landing. They discovered a race of humans who
called themselves 'Zulians' living there. The small island was mostly
deserted from the constant in-fighting amongst the Zulians, so Sloe
was quickly settled by colonists from Ralnoth, who soon superceded the
Sloe and the other portal-linked islands, Kordan and Archais, are known
to be west of the main continent of Alter Aeon, and Sloe is the
westernmost of these. While the exact location of any of the islands
remains undetermined, Milano Gonzales, the governer of Nueva Granada,
claims to have sailed to an island near Sloe to collect Zulian
colonists before the activation of the portals, and that he purposely
destroyed any information he had regarding its whereabouts in order to
protect them from foreign invasion.
So far, no ship sailing from the mainland has ever found any of the
islands, and ships sailing from the islands have never found any other
island or the mainland. The distances between the islands appear to be
so great that even magical location spells are only able to provide an
approximate direction, and give no hint as to distance beyond "really,
really far away". Don Milano remains tight-lipped about the subject,
only suggesting that Sloe is "probably on the other side of the
The island of Sloe is suitable for levels 0 through 15.