Sanctuary is an island in the Sea of Red Sun. It lies several days to the west of the land that was once the Kingdom of Thandis. It is approximately 30 miles across with a hilly central region and at its heart lies a great forest. The eastern edge of the island is protected by reefs and shoals that provide good fishing but also protect the island from unwanted visitors.
The island itself is protected by powerful wards that make it invisible from the sky and bloack magical scrying and detection. How long these wards will last is not known as the last Great Wizard died over a millenium ago.
The island is ruled by the Council of Twelve. A Duke from each of the Twelve Tribes of Men sits on the council and governs the humanity of Sanctuary. Each year a delegation from the Elves and the Dwarves arrives to discuss trade and sort out any issues. Every fifty years a special council is called and each Tribe, the Elves and the Dwarves must nominate five young males or females, and a lottery is drawn to select those who will be selected to venture forth and discover what they can of the Homelands. So far, none has returned and knowledge of the Homelands is now legend and myth.