The theme is pagan Europe with a focus from the view of the nordic peoples. It is not strictly historical, so one might call it historical fantasy. The map of the world is based off of the map of our world. It includes some of the major cities that have existed throughout history as well as many fantasy locales. Included on the website is a general map of the world. It gives a broad view of the area involved. In game play you find specific ANSI maps that help with directions.