The planet of Alal is an alternate version of Earth, and much more famous throughout the various dimensional sets than it's ethically backwards counterpart. While both dimensions are populated by countless small nations at war with each other, Alal has high background levels of magic surpassing twelve Thaums in some areas, while earth has close to none, save for a small area known as the Bermuda Triangle. By far the biggest independent country on Alal is The Empire, followed closely by the kingdoms of Dwarves. However, the Merfolk claim the largest territory, but due to a lack of central government, they are widely regarded as independent tribes who get along fairly well. Several jumpers live here, the most notable being Ali, the Mask and John Duke, two of the most powerful jumpers in existence, second only to The One Who Has No Name, the first jumper.