Obalta is Qairn’s centermost continent. The ancestral homeland of the halfling people, Obalta, like Colcambria, was conquered fully by the Arkhosian Empire. Crisscrossed by rivers, dotted with lakes and mired in swamps, Obalta is, generally, the wettest and most navigable of Qairn’s continents.
In 44 F.I., the scale rot epidemic began to manifest in Obalta and, while the dragonborn numbers in northern Eregia and Irmina were never great enough to facilitate major outbreaks there, Obalta was quickly ravaged and decimated by the disease. Since the Three Seas Shipping blockade was erected in 248 F.I., Obalta has dissolved into an ungovernable wasteland, populated by mingled groups of survivors, willing exiles and roving orc warbands.