The Land of Esperia is a vast realm divided into four main islands, through which serve as the primary setting for AFK Arena. It is home to the many creatures of life, including the common people and mythical beings such as the dwarves, co-existing with the iconic six factions: The Lightbearers, Maulers, Graveborns, Wilders, Celestials, and Hypogeans. Although Dimensionals also inhabit the land, they are not native to Esperia and have been brought there through tears and rifts in time and space.
As of Patch 1.66, Esperia currently has 43 regions which serve as an individual “chapter” placeholders for the game campaign, and frequently expands as more lands are continuously discovered. The realm is home to various towns and kingdoms each situated in their respective regions/chapters, notably the bustling capital of Ranhorn City. Presently, it is under the threat of the evil Hypogean forces led by Annih, the God of Death, after breaking out of the sealed Barred Gate.
Esperia comprises of four main islands, which are divided by a large bodies of water between the landmasses. The first island (mainland) extends through the north and bounds Chapters 1-20, whereas the second island spreads throughout the south and is home to Chapters 21-34. The third and fourth islands are both situated to the northeast, with the former hosting Chapters 35-42; and the latter currently only hosting Chapter 43. Being surrounded by large bodies of water along with the smaller islands within the country, it is classified as a peninsula.
Topography of the country is very vast in nature, some of which have been formed naturally or manipulated by the Hypogean forces. Lush forests, scorching deserts, mountains and cold fronts, volcanic features, and many other landforms scatter throughout the Esperia, each of which are commonly associated with their respective chapters.
History and Notable Chapters
Origins of the Land of Esperia revolve around a handful of legends which have been passed down by generations, all which commonly derived from respective regions. With 43 different and unique chapters, Esperia is home to a number of landmarks which contain valuable legends of the realm’s history.
At Chapter 12, The The Ancient Ruins, it has been believed that Honas, the God of Creation, was first to don the land before his departure “gave birth to earth, bone to rock, blood to lava and his coarse hair, the trees”. This sacred land is also said to be the birthplace of Dura, the Goddess of Life, and Annih, the God of Death, which have led to the construction of a praying temple at the region until its demise when the jealous God rebelled towards his life-creating sister.
With the onslaught of Annih’s creation of the Hypogeans, another notable location is The Barred Gate at Chapter 20, believed to be “the source of greed, jealousy and loathing in the world”. Being another important location, The Barred Gate got its name after it was sealed by Dura many millenia ago after the great invasion. Presently after centuries of being locked away, the Hypogeans broke out of the seal, and have returned to wreak havoc of Esperia.
In present day, Ranhorn City, the ancestral home of the Lightbearers, serves as the evident in-game capital of Esperia, home to the players’ assets and their respective guilds. Being the first chapter, it is where the main buildings for player development and ascension are located. Notable landmarks include: The Noble Tavern, Guildhall, Temple of Ascension, Library, Field of Stars, The Elder Tree, The Oak Inn, Trading Hub, Store, Rickety Cart, Wall of Legends, and the Resonating Crystal.
Kuilin City is recognized as Esperia’s capital of arts. Opera, painting, and music blend together harmoniously to create the city’s atmosphere, giving rise to countless artforms and great fame, becoming a resplendent jewel in the field of the arts.
List of Chapters/Regions
Esperia is presently subdivided into 43 different regions, each of which act as "chapter" placeholders in the game campaign. Each of the chapters are listed below with its corresponding island group. For further details about each region, see here.
Mainland (Island 1/Main Island):
- Chapter 1: Ranhorn City
- Chapter 2: Bastion of the Elements
- Chapter 3: Yggdrasil
- Chapter 4: Tomb of the Ancients
- Chapter 5: Desert Sanctuary
- Chapter 6: Mauler's Enclave
- Chapter 7: Maldan
- Chapter 8: King's Manse
- Chapter 9: The Abandoned Port
- Chapter 10: Island of the Banished
- Chapter 11: Mire Town
- Chapter 12: The Ancient Ruins
- Chapter 13: The Old Mine
- Chapter 14: Hoarfrost Ridge
- Chapter 15: Abandonment
- Chapter 16: The White Woods
- Chapter 17: Esperance
- Chapter 18: Monastery
- Chapter 19: Sanctum
- Chapter 20: The Barred Gate
Extended Island (Island 2):
- Chapter 21: The Scorched Valley
- Chapter 22: Dereliction
- Chapter 23: The Dwarven Forge
- Chapter 24: The Scalding Peaks
- Chapter 25: Stormbreath Fortress
- Chapter 26: Blazerock
- Chapter 27: Preying Jungles
- Chapter 28: The Standing Stones
- Chapter 29: The Forbidden Temple
- Chapter 30: The Decaying Port
- Chapter 31: The Damned Cemetery
- Chapter 32: Mycosprout Glade
- Chapter 33: The Fallen Stones
- Chapter 34: The Sunken Lands
Largely Abandoned Island (Island 3):
- Chapter 35: Reef of Wreckages
- Chapter 36: Dragon's Rest
- Chapter 37: The Winding Corridors
- Chapter 38: The Murmuring Chasm
- Chapter 39: The Infernal Gate
- Chapter 40: Tidal Monuments
- Chapter 41: The Nether Steps
- Chapter 42: Realm of the Ancients
Dream Island (Island 4):
- Chapter 43: Candyland
1. AFK Arena Lore, Chapters 1-34
2. AFK Arena - Opening Animation