Fantasia is a world separate from the world known as Earth. It was a world devoid of Sentient Life until the Grand Exoduses.
Three thousand years ago, Magick lived on Earth, in the forms of living creatures with supernatural abilities, herbs and plants with mystical properties, and Sentient Beings that actively sought out the secrets of Magick, studying it, practicing it, and teaching their discoveries to those seeking the same answers.
There were those who used magick responsibly and for others, and those who abused magick harmfully and for themselves.
But eventually Superstition and Paranoia spread like a plague, infecting the hearts and minds of mortal humans. Magick was condemned, magicians segregated, confronted, attacked, and sometimes executed. Magickal Creatures were hunted, young virgins forced to lure unicorns to their dooms hunters could rip from them their purifying horns, there were those who hunted dragons, looking to carve a so-called heroic reputation out of their scaly hides, and more. Magickal artifacts stolen, abused, tomes of mystical knowledge declared taboo and burned.
Not even the Reign of King Arthur escaped this fearful infection.
After many a serious debate, it was eventually decided, heartbreaking as it was to admit, that Earth had become too hostile for Magick. So it was the Grand Exoduses were undertaken. Every mage, every creature, every tome, every artifact, all of it and all of them gathered and collected as a great wizard by the name of Taliesin used ancient magick to open doorways across the globe.
The Grand Exoduses split off towards these doorways. None of them escaped mortal detection and none of them escaped unscathed, and all of them suffered casualties.
Finally, the Grand Exoduses arrived at the doorways, and every mage, creature, tome, artifact, everything magickal stepped through forever leaving Earth behind, to a world free of mortal persecution and hatred.
This new world was Fantasia.
The settlements were not easy, and the magickal races all came together to debate the next courses of action to be taken. It took some doing but using magick, they were able to see the shape and mass of the land. It was agreed that all the world of Fantasia be split into Five Provinces, each ruled by a Royal Family. Who would be the Royal Families was a debate that took even longer until at last they were chosen.
The Elves' king and queen took sovereignty over the Earth Province.
The MerKing over the Water Province.
The Fairy Queen over the Air Province.
The Human Mages were granted rule over the Fire Province.
And last, was Cephiro the Dragon King who was granted reign over the Spirit Province, but even more, as he was elected High King over all of Fantasia.
Around the same time, five powerful mages, by the names of Bade Beowulf, Lana Lyonhart, Sophia Swoobelle, Hartwin Harmonott, and Eowyn Erasmus, with the help of their friends and allies, established the very first school of magick, and dubbed it the Arcane Academy of Magickal Arts.
In this academy would future mages learn the arts of magick. Other educational institutes of magick came to be, but none were so revered as the academy.
However, unrest, rage, and hatred festered in the hearts of some like-minded individuals. They rallied groups of followers in the bid to reopen the doors, storm back into Earth, and punish the mortal humans for their crimes against the Magickal and reclaim the world of magick's birth for them to rule.
A war unlike any before or since erupted. Brother turned against brother, between the content and malcontent. It irreparably scarred Fantasia with horrors and destruction and losses that could never be fully healed.
The extremists lost the war and peace was restored by the Avowal of Fellowship.
"We the Races of the United Provinces, in Order to hold onto hallowed Unity, remind of Honour, insure internal Harmony, avow for the future of all, uphold the general Prosperity, and secure the Blessings of Independence to ourselves and our Scions, do enact and establish this Constitution for the United Provinces of Fantasia."
This was a promise by and to all Races to strive to remain in fellowship, to hold fast to unity and the harmony that comes from it. It was not a perfect promise but there never is one, for there were disputes and minor wars
Fantasia and its many peoples took many trials and errors to flourish, to unite. And while the old rivalries and disputes linger, the Races hold fast to fellowship, to friendship, to honor, and to peace.