Brief Explanation of,
Kromatisk-Continent of the Chromatic Dragons
Set to the northeast, Kromatisk is massive, easily the largest landmass in the known world and half again the size of the Metallic lands. However, it is also one of the harshest and most unforgiving lands.
Despite being temperate by latitude, ocean currents pull tropical waters northward a streach, and seasonal storms follow to bring warm winds and rain to the southern extremes of the continent. Far too much, however, for the Black Marsh is little more than swamps, moors, and fetid jungle. Tribes survive in the few patches of approximately dry land, where the climate allows lush vegitation, but much of the terrain reeks of death and decay. The dead walk in the Marsh, and the Black Dragons seem to rarely care if their subjects breathe or not, so long as they serve. The marsh is home to few cities, only tribes who are quick to kill eachother when they happen to meet.
Ships bearing Black colors are almost all prizes taken by means fair and foul. Their sails tattered and masts neglected, the ships instead turn to undead rowers to tirelessly push the ships through the waters. No port welcomes Black ships without posting guards first, but the treasures of a Black Pirate are many and varied.
Away from monsoon and hurricane are the Jade Forests, west of the marsh and north. Away from the currents but taking rain from the winds, the forests are the most fertile region of the continent and home to one of the two true civilizations on the continent. Elves, men, and the rare Drow cultivate the meadows and harvest orchards, providing an abundance of food that is traded to the infertile desert region. The Green Fleet is the third largest in the world, after Bronze and Topaz, and the port-city of Rasen is the nation's capital. Green, Black, Topaz, and even Bronze and Gold ships can be found trading at the piers, the latter only rarely.
The Crimson Mountains strike up from the western coastline north of the forests and streach into the frozen wastes. Smoking volcanoes and deep valleys define the Red Dragons' land. The land, hyper-fertile with ash, is farmed with abandon by the largest civilization crushed beneath Tiamat's spawn. The Reds do not rule, they own their subjects. Each person is part of a dragon's hoard from birth, and whole cities have been devoured by dragons seeking a peaceful passing to the next life (see Draconomicon if you don't get the reference). Escape, often dreamed of, is rare. However, the Reds do protect their slaves, as they would any treasure in their posession, so they are perhaps the safest of all creatures in this forsaken land. The heart of the Crimson Mountains holds Viskayt, the Chromatic capital. The Reds decree that their lesser brethren report to them every century. There are have been sightings of dragons with glossy black hides reside in the Crimson Mountains, but no one is talking not even the Red Dragons.
The Azure Desert is unremarkable. A barren wasteland, as much rock as sand, covers the eastern portion of the continent. A few scrawny rivers and wind-swept ash allow live to spring up here and there, and a few larger rivers flood to give rise to small cities. However, most of the desert is given to creatures who have no need of water or plantlife. The Blue Dragons spread out, with a nominal capital on the largest river, but by and large each dragon's territory is defined by what can live there.
The frozen lands of HvŪtur is why the continent is so massive. A quarter of the continent by area, the north is where land gives way to tundra, then water and land alike give way to ice. No one knows what secrets are hidden in the frozen land. The White Dragons, little more than hyperintelligent animals, rule the fewest subjects of all dragonkind, attend the fewest meetings, and have the least interest in anything beyond their own territories. It is said that the only reason they have not been wiped out is that no one can find a reason to expend the effort, but even these are Tiamat's creations and may well have a part to play in the deity's endless war with her twin...