Norrath is the world in which EverQuest Next takes place.  It contains four main continents:

  • Antonica, to the very West.
  • Amaril, the landmass just east of Antonica that was seperated by the Ashfall.
  • Faydwer, to the far east of Amaril.
  • Kunark, southernmost of all the continents.[1]

Creation Edit

Norrath was created by Veeshan to imprison the slumbering Chaos god, Kerafrym. She placed four warders to stand guard over the slumbering god, locked away deep under layers of earth.

In creating this prison planet, the primordial powers of Nature manifested a potent world spirit to establish it's dominion over the world. Veeshan was unable to commune with this world spirit to ask for it's help in containing the Chaos god. So, she then seeded the world with her own perfect creations, the dragons. Her children were given two directives: assist the warders with safeguarding Kerafyrm's prison, and find a way to commune with the spirit of this new world. Her will made clear, Veeshan left Norrath to undertake her own celestial journey.

Life evolved as the world spirit matured. From a primordial age in which the dragons clashed with elemental titans to the rise of giants and eventually the mortal races, this world called Norrath was a place of growth and change. And thus the tapestry of Norrath's history began to unfold.

Present Day Edit

What does the average Norrathian know of these old truths? Nothing. Such secrets have long been buried, or have become the stuff of legend. The only evidence to be found is the existence of ancient artifacts, objects that predate even the Keldarain--such as spires that open gateways to realms beyond their own.

The dragons know. But Veeshan has been gone so long, and so much has happened in her absence, that some of her children have begun to question the best manner in which to fulfill her ancient edicts. One might wonder how creatures of perfect Order came to be divided so...

This universe was born of conflict between rival influences. And those conflicts echo through the pages of Norrath's history, forming the foundation of gameplay in EverQuest Next.


  1. Steve "Moorgard" Danuser's Post (
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