I've always wondered how imperialist and industrialist global trends managed to develop when there are no more than 2 large human cities on Arcanum...
It's clearly because of disingenuous ignorant Caladon city elves: "Why don't I know where Quintarra is? Erm, well... you see... it's because... I'm from another continent! Yes, that's it! With like gold, and hot elven babes that need to be civilised, and lots of magickal stuff that means it's probably best conquered by industrialists - I mean, it's more or less the perfect place to colonise. I'd take you there right now, but with the bloody zephyr crash I have mild amnesia and can't recall quite how to voyage back there - isn't that annoying?! I'm perhaps the only living elf who could possibly know the way but now - by pure happenstance - I can't remember; what are the chances?!? Still I promise you it's definitely - unequivocally - a real place that I did in no way just make up to disguise the fact the I have hopelessly inadequate knowledge of my own culture. Anyway..."
Elves make me sick.