Wraeclast is the continent on which the player is exiled at the start of the game. Once home to thriving civilizations, huge cities, and great wealth, the continent has fallen into decline due to some unknown calamity. By the time the player arrives, Wraeclast is an empty husk of its former self with only ruins, monsters, and bandits inhabiting the vast wilderness areas that stretch between small encampments maintained by desperate survivors. Little is currently known about Wraeclast and it's history but these are expected to be revealed as the player progresses through the game and explores ever deeper into this unknown and dangerous world.
Wraeclast is an Old English word that translates roughly as "path of exile". Wraec meaning 'exile' or 'misery' and last meaning 'track' or 'path'.