The world is a standard AD&D 3.5e setting. There are a few minor tweaks, primarily to races, but nothing major. Anyone familiar with the 3.5e PHB will not have any big surprises.
All PC material must come from the core 3 rulebooks (PHB, DMG, MM) or setting-specific material on the Mircanum webpage. Note: the tilde (~) is screwing up the URL for some reason. You have to manually replace TILDE with ~. Lame, I know… sorry. :( I think it’s an Obsidian Portal thingy.
In an effort to build some ambiance and share the flavor of the setting, I’ve taken the liberty of writing up some in-Character stories. They’re set in this world, and they include and introduce actual legends (which may or may not represent actual events… legends can be tricksy that way.)
Tarim Legends The Forest Sleeper – as told by a ragged minstrel in a smalltown tavern
Durmon’s Claw – the legendary ranger of Parimar’s Riders
Osselim Legends Skale the Vile – the legendary Pirate King of the Storm Sea