The Skies of Velaris
Faenan was an empire that fell approximately 1000 years ago whose ruins can still be found throughout the Floating Isles. Little is known about the empire, but its remains are extremely widespread, with artifacts having been discovered in most of the developed nations of Velaris. Faenan appears to have been the most expansive empire of its time until its fall, the reasons for which are still unclear. Various theories exist, but few of these have any real evidence to support them. Most of what modern civilizations do know of the empire of Faenan comes from artifacts recovered from the empire’s scattered ruins and the growing field of Faenian scholarship pioneered by Capron the Wise. Capron’s seminal work on Faenan noted the disparity in size between Faenan and its contemporaries and related this to the old nation’s worship of the skies, theorizing that Faenan was the first civilization to effectively engineer flight technology. His theory remains unconfirmed, and doesn’t explain the empire’s fall, but does remain one of the most influential in the field.