Shard: The Clockwork City
The main continent of Eberron, at least from the point of view of the humans and their closest kin, is Khorvaire. In ages past, the goblinoids ruled the continent. By the time the first human settlers arrived 3,000 years ago, the goblinoid nations were already in ruin. Their time had passed, and the stage was set for humans and the other newer races to carve out their own age.
On Khorvaire, humans settled what became known as the Five Nations. Dragonmarks began to appear, and the dragonmarked families developed in to the mercantile houses as time went on. Humans interacted with the races they encountered-trading and formng partnerships with dwarves, gnomes, and halfings, conflicting with and driving off goblinoids and other monster races. In time, humans and their allied races ( including elves, who migrated from Aerenal to forge a new way of life on Khorvaire) controlled the central region of the continent. They settled portions of what is now the Eldeen Reaches, Aundair, BReland, Thrane, Zilargo, the Mournland, Karrnath, the Talenta Plains, the Mror Holds, and the Lhazzar Principalities.
Eventually, the great and wondrous kingdom of Galifar rose from the joining of the Five Nations-the original human settlments. During the reign of the Galifar kings and queens, human lands expanded, the dragonmarked houses stabilized, and wonders such as Shard: The Clockwork City, and the Korranberg Library were established. The shining kingdom was lengendary, even in its own time , and for good cause.
Population: 3,700,000 (44% humans, 14% gnomes, 10% half-elves, 8% elves, 7%dwarves, 4% halflings, 4% changelings, 4% goblinoids, 3% orcs, 2% other)
Exports: Weapons, armor, tools, processed ore, metalwork, manufactured goods, heavy industry
Languages: Common, Gnome, Elven, Dwarven, Halfling, ORc, Goblin, Sahuagin
Breland, one of the original Five Nations founded by the human settlers of Khorvaire, mixes a proud agricultural tradition with a more urban and industrial outlook, especially in its massive cities. As with the other Five Nations, Breland’s borders have fluctuated over time. It was named for King Galifar I’s daughter, Brey, in the year 32 YK.