Altamira was home to the first major human empire, from which it takes its name. Bordered on all sides by warm and shallow seas, Altamira is mostly temperate in climate and is filled with forests, meadows and rolling hills. The northeast of Altamira is filled with tundra, and glacial ice, while the northwest is covered with a seemingly unending forest of grand coniferous trees. The eastern expanses are filled with rolling hills and some low mountain ranges. The southern land bridge is one of the harshest and most arid deserts in all of Devonia, so almost all trade between the kingdoms of Altamira and Meridia is by ship traffic on the Balmic Sea.
The bulk of the continent is filled with many kingdoms of mostly fair-skinned humans. Some dwarves have made their homes in the mountains of the east, and a large empire of elves rules the northwestern forest. With the elves and humans at peace for thousands of years, trade and mingling is fairly commonplace, making half elves frequent sight along the forest borderlands. The western land, between the White and Brinic Seas, is mostly unsettled savannah, populated by herds of wild beasts and also rumored to be home to a kingdom of centaurs.