The Creeping Madness
The adventure is going to begin in Ori, the capital of the Empire, seat of the Empress. It is a large metropolitan center and parts of it are incredibly ancient.
The adventure will take us beyond the city and out into Arkoa. There are a few places that I do not want you to write your characters origin story around. Those would be:
The Neck, which is a hub of overland trade between the north and south forested areas in the west.
Jatear, which on an isthmus in the great bay where Ori is also located. It is a cultural center.
Firstlight, which is the westernmost city in Arkoa, in the hot and humid jungles.
Dragon’s Den, which is a mining settlement high in the Dragontooth Mountains.
You can use any other city in the empire as your home town, or just claim you are from Ori, a small hamlet or raised by wolves. I am leaving you ample opportunity to put your mark on the world.