Nishi (西, West) is a large continent that lies, as the name suggests, in the western part of Earth in Wazurai. It is the homeland of the elves, as well as home to a large population of humans. It is also the second largest continent on the planet.
Nishi, is a large landmass that is primarily covered with forests. Starting at the north, the coastlines are covered in a tundra-like terrain that doesn't stretch too far from the coastal areas. Enormous mountains then arise, and dominate the northwestern part of the continent; these mountains are known as the Ōkina Mountains. To the direct east of these mountains, lies a vast extent of plains, which stretch to the eastern coast. To the direct south of the Ōkina, lies Lake Aoaoa, the second largest lake on the planet and the largest lake on Nishi. The rest of the continent is ruled by lush forests which support large amounts of wildlife. At the very bottom of the continent is the Sea of Gufū, named for the intense storms that often rage in it.
Humans are the Earth's most numerous and politically dominant sentient species with millions of major and minor colonies planet-wide. They can be found anywhere, engaged in many different pursuits: politicians, mercenaries, smugglers, merchants, soldiers, assassins, farmers, crime lords, laborers, slaves, slavers, and many others, including Weavers. Since Humans are the most common sentient species, they were often considered to be a standard or average to which the biology, psychology, and culture of other species were compared.
- Main article: Elf
Elves are a race of humanoid beings, with human features. Madō's arcane energies are the primary reason for the existence of the elves, so it makes sense that they would be magical in nature. All elves are exceptionally long lived and, at one point, were immortal, though the main races of elves have lost their immortality. Further, all elves possess glowing eyes, a sign of the use of great magic — a being of any race can exhibit glowing eyes while focusing or casting a particularly powerful spell, but the trait is innate in only a few races.
They are said to have originated on this continent.
- Main article: In'yōji
In'yōji (陰陽師) are a race of humanoids who wield great powers and the unusual ability of summoning Shikigami. They are immersed in Madou of the occult, and as a result often seem detached from the world. Their appearance is that of humanoids with odd features, sometimes imitating the natural world and sometimes completely bizarre, which are unique to each individual and the result of a long growth process. They inhabit the far south of Nishi, with the greatest population of them on the planet being located here, while their civilization is more concentrated on Higashi.
- It's shape appears to be based on it's real life counterpart, North America.