If you've followed the development of the game, you'd know that this game is from the same people that brought us the Realms of Arkania series. Supposedly, this game was set on Aventuria, an entirely different world. Different world? Hardly. A different continent perhaps, but the similarities are so many as to necessitate acknowledging that Arkania and Aventuria are closer than kissing cousins. They have the exact same 12-god pantheon. The names of magic spells and alchemy are identical. The different races and ethnic groups have the same historical backgrounds.