About The Atlas

The writings and photographs contained in this volume are the product of an expedition to the world of Areth, undertaken by photographer Adam C. Ryder with generous support from the Areth Research Commission (ARC). Created in cooperation with the Sales and Publishing Department, this fourth edition in the series Areth Analyzed documents architectural forms across the three geographic regions of the planet’s super-continent — the Northern Mountains, the Central Basin and the Great Barrens. Analysis of the structures in the text that follows are based on detailed studies provided by the Xeno-Anthropological Research Authority (XARA) and the Architectural Study and Preservation Agency (ASPA) as well as several other departments within the ARC.