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Qalia is one of the three continents of Telon where new players can choose to start the game. Qalia is a harsh desert wasteland, with a history of civil wars and cataclysms. The hero of Qalia is Idara.
 Official Description
The sands of Qalia have seen the rise and fall of many ambitious yet ultimately ill-fated empires. Intrepid adventurers tell of fantastic ruins that stand as silent witnesses to the power and knowledge of the Ancients. The Mordebi and Qaliathari Empires have sunk beneath the sands, but their memory and accomplishments still resonate in the hearts of the nomads that remain.
Qalia is a continent of extremes. Fierce sandstorms, harsh sun-blasted deserts, impassable mountain ranges - these are its defining features. Though the land is unforgiving, it is alive with vibrant, minaret-peaked cities and blissful oases.
The descendants of the Mordebi and Qaliathari live among the faded glory of their once great empires in the breathtaking city of Khal. Within the cavernous city of Hathor Zhi, Dark Elves perfect their magical skills in preparation for their next great raid. Hidden deep within the vast desert wastelands, the feline Kurashasa live side by side with the nomadic Varathari in the trading outpost of Lomshir. The whimsical city of Mekalia, built upon an ancient wellspring, is filled with song and mischief from its Gnomish inhabitants.
See also: Timeline of Qalia and Qalia's rulers
Qalia In-game Map
 Detailed Information (Spoilers)
 Zone Map
 Cities and Towns
 Landmarks and Other Places of Interest
 Relevant Lore
Early Concept Art of Qalia Map