The land of Myndrin is broken into a smaller southern continent and a vast northern continent. Major cities include Kael (southern) and Cynesera (northern). Every five years, leaders from around the world gather in one of these cities to discuss the future of the land, economics and politics and the like. This year the gathering is taking place in Kael, where your characters begin. You may be one of the many travelers (political, merchant, mercenary, whatever) who are drawn to the city for the meeting and festivities.