Roaya is the mortal world, the physical realm where humans and animals live and die. It is a world similar in technology to Earth in the 13th century. Despite this, the world is far more dangerous, and travel outside the cities poses constant peril. Chimera—living weapons of war left over from the Kosharitun—haunt the wilderness and prey on any foolish enough to draw near. Bandits and pirates lurk along all known trade routes. And sometimes, the Echo itself begins to bleed through, allowing ghosts and demons access to the mortal world. Such places are called Rifts.