Stetriol (pronounced stet-tree-ole) is a continent located in the far south-east of Erdas. It is where the Conquerors originate from. Traditionally, it was ruled by a king, but in the aftermath of the Second Devourer War the throne remained vacant. Tahlia planned to take the throne, but was stopped by Shane.
Before the First Devourer War, Stetriol was very rich. However, after the war, when Stetriol was isolated from the rest of Erdas, they became the poorest nation in Erdas.
Stetriol is based on Australia and possibly Indonesia (due to Komodo Dragons belonging exclusively to Stetriol while, in real life, they are only found in Indonesia.) It is known to be where The Devourer was born as well as most of the Conquerors, including General Gar, Drina, Shane, and Feliandor. Stetriolans typically have light complexions, usually with blonde hair and light eyes. The continent itself was described as a terrible to place to live, due to its arid deserts, the soil's inability to grow plantlife properly, and low supply of natural resources that humans need to survive. Therefore not many people live there, and daily life is harsh, even for the nobles. After the Wyrm is destroyed, hot jungles bloom across Stetriol.
Stetriol was wiped off of Erdas's maps because of the First Devourer War, in which the conflict originated in Stetriol and the blame was pinned on the continent. Its fleet was destroyed by the Greencloaks, who also neglected to provide it with the Nectar of Ninani. Because there was no Nectar, Stetriolans developed the Bonding sickness easily and had to turn to another alternative: the Bile. The rest of Erdas seemed to be unaware of Stetriol's suffering because it had been removed from maps. This caused Shane, the heir to Stetriol's throne, to echo the actions of his ancestor, King Feliandor, and start the Second Devourer War. In the aftermath of the war, Stetriol was in ruin but slowly started to recover. Shane was banished from the continent and none of his family remained, which meant that there was no heir to the throne.
Towns, Cities, and Landmarks
- Muttering Rock: A huge rock formation surrounded by scorching desert. Kovo the Ape was imprisoned here, and it is a major location in The Evertree.
- Red Mountains: A mountain range mentioned in Tales of the Great Beasts. It is extremely dangerous to travel through and the heat can be fatal. Its highest peak is called Mount Crimson.
- Gray Hills: A small town with a marketplace and a location in The Evertree.