The world in ArcheAge consists of three continents. The southern two continents are home to the NPC factions and starting locations. Most zones on these continents will go in and out of wartime, allowing pvp. The northern continent is constantly flagged for pvp.
The northern continent of Auroria was the continent the races of Erenor originate from. Due the to aftermath of The Expedition it was deserted by most in what is called the Exodus. Still stories exist that there lie many treasures to be found in the ruins of the old places like Delphinad.