Daera is a world physically very much like Earth. It is very similar in size, composition, rotational speed and orbit around its sun, Ymis. Daera is slightly older than four billion years. It is a green and blue world, home to vast oceans and vegetation on both land and sea. Animal and sapient life is abundant on almost every landmass, and due to Daera's high concentration of magical energy, supernatural creatures abound as well.
There are four large continents that support the land-dwelling life of Daera. The largest, Hauner, is separated into three barely-joined branches and is nominally connected over the North Pole to the continent of Heligastenen and the mostly lifeless subcontinent of Sarvoda. Kotime and Waritu straddle the equator, though the southern reach of Waritu also extends over the South Pole.
Daera is orbited by three moons: Rama, Medro and Loi. Medro is only a fraction of the size of Rama and more distant. Loi is the smallest by far and has a transpolar orbit.Invisible ley lines criss-cross the planet, connecting subtle points of magical strength to one another. In the days before recorded history, these centers of magical strength led to the practice of geomancy among the mortal races, though it has been mostly abandoned for modern, more readily accessible magical practices. Supernatural creatures such as fey, dragons, and elementals can perceive the ley lines and their nexus points, and are most likely to be found near strong nexus points, or along the path of a powerful ley line.