It was discovered that this planet was Earth-like with one interesting note – specifically that people that arrive on this planet soon acquire the ability to perform sorcery. If one already has latent abilities, they are further strengthened on arrival. If one has none, they will be given such abilities. How this comes about is unknown and research into this is ongoing.
There are five major continents. Only two are settled at this time, with one continent named Lightmere and the other settled continent earning the name of the Weald.
The three other continents are currently unsettled and not much is known about them after the initial survey.