2187 is the current year so a lot has changed since the Crusades ended with the sealing of Justice in 2175.
Starting with the American continents, they have begun to rebuild, particularly with Neo New York (as old New York was completely destroyed, they just finished transplanting the Statue of Liberty there apparently, since it was still a part of the rubble of buildings in 2180).
The Devil’s Forest has been confirmed to be located somewhere in America, though the exact location is unknown. It’s still an ancient ruin garden in a forest built by unknown hands… (possibly located near a Gear Plant). Kliff Undersn’s grave was buried near here as a memorial to him and the men who died under him during the Great War. Since the incident with Dizzy in 2181 a peaceful village exists there with people who eagerly welcome visits from the Jellyfish Pirates who kindly split their bounties with the poor people.
Most Underground Gear Plants were apparently either sealed off and Gears rounded up and sealed away, but some Gears managed to escape to Ganymede Island (such as Dr. Paradigm, though the exact location of the island is uknown). It was confirmed however that Paradigm came from a Gear Plant in Ohio.
Much of the History of the Gears seems to be traced to America, but more information and the true story behind their revolt remain untold.
Much of America is still undergoing reconstruction from the damage the Gears did, and also political reform since it was discovered the Assassins Organization had plans to set up a puppet president there (this incident was thwarted by Zepp and Chipp Zanuff). …Also, rumor has it Chipp is trying to set up his new “Chipp Country” somewhere in this region.
RIOT Brand Clothing (along with Oath) were established here in America, in a place called Garnetcrow back in 2012.
At the end of the Crusades several villages and kingdoms were built on the remains of areas destroyed by Gears… The reasons were both sentimental and a need to research what has happened there over the years, though organizations such as the International Police Force are trying to seal off ancient ruins to prevent biological research.
Two such places in particular are Calronia and Villtania (particularly the island of Isene), both of which have recently dealt with conspiratorial incidents with Assassins and Gear Biological Experimentation. Blackard Company was supposedly headquartered in this region of Europe as well.
London intially had segments of its survivors rebuild upon the remains of a Sealed Gear named the Hydra (though they were probably unaware of that fact). Fortunately Hydra was destroyed before it could break its own seal, but as a result the former village became a dead zone (due to an anti-Gear satellite) and can no longer be inhabited for many years to come.
Eventually London slowly got rebuilt along with neighboring Scotland. Eventually these places became Edinburgh Magica Polis and are possibly associated with the Federation of Witches in Eastern Tioria.
Though his home is Transylvania, Slayer recently established a Mansion in London which he calls “Villa Vampir”.
It’s currently unknown if the old church in Paris (France) where Ky and Sol used to spar even exists anymore, since it has long since been condemned. France’s neighbor Spain (in Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia) was once home and the birthplace of Zato=ONE, former Leader of the Assassins. Many orphans from the war were raised to become assassins in this region. The Frasco Mansion where A.B.A. was created is also possibly located here.
Apparently both Kliff and Testament were born in Switzerland, while Raven was born in Germany over 900 years ago.
Italy has recently begun to prosper after uniting several “politically demolished” neighboring nations and island districts to form the Allied Kingdom of Illyria with Ky Kiske as its currently elected ruler who presides in the Royal Court in Illyria, Albania. Illyria somehow prospers due to ancient ruin site digs such as in nearby Bel Canto Valley, where Gear Fossils are found and sold for profit.
The Senato are also headquartered here, though they operate in secret, they answer to the Holy Pope in Rome, though the details regarding their connections with the United Nations and other world organizations are unknown.
Rome is a hub of prosperity and commerce now (despite once having been completely invaded by the Gear army and destroyed), but has recently established a combatant arena for Bounty Hunters and eager Warriors and former Knights to test their mettle. It also managed to preserve some of it’s old culture in the form of the ancient Opera Houses in nearby Athens, Greece (which seem to be owned and operated by the Assassins Organization).
A little west of Italy on the Island of Sardinia in Cagliari, Faust is currently taking temporary residence there. Cagliari is supposedly known for its Music-themed buildings and musicians.
Far far south, deep in the Congo Jungle of Africa lies Dragonica Falls… the remains of an ancient Gear battle. Africa’s history with the Gears has yet to be told, but it’s clear they made their presence known even there and turned it in to a Graveyard Battlefield.
A little East of Italy and its Illyrian Kingdom in Albania lies Israel and further East, Iraq. In the City of Babylon, its people have begun to enjoy prosperity and peace since the War ended, with its people blissfully unaware of the grim future that awaits…
North East of Babylon lies the vast Himalayan Mountains in Tibet… though at first glance this inhospitable environment would look to be no place for humans OR Gears… The Japanese Dimensional Colony was sealed here, and continues to thrive under an invisible barrier that can only be lifted by certain token medallions. The Japanese are said to be national treasures as they were almost completely wiped out by the Gears when Japan was destroyed approximately 100 years ago (around or before the year 2087). The artificial environments created via Magic keep the Colony stable, though the people who live there feel like they live in a zoo rather than a village.
Further North and East lies the Siberian Federal District of Russia. Russia has somehow managed to tolerate the Gears and has since cooperated with the Republic of Zepp (reformed Garrison State Airship Empire) to build a Zepp Center Arsenal, which Zepp seems to be building in preparation for a potential war. The fortress seems to be much more advanced than any other nations’ current technologies, so it is clearly all of Zepp’s doing.
It was unfortunate but many places, including Millia Rage’s village were burned to the ground by Gears during the Crusades in Russia.
Meanwhile, China and India have somehow managed to pass on their cultures and traditions despite the Gears’ destruction as Chinese Doctors and Martial Artists have been sought out throughout the world.
Far South is Australia, who seems to have prospered despite the Gears and brought foreign exchange students to various schools around the world (one such student being Zappa, though he has had issues).
A little north of that is the East China Sea where Mayship II (and it’s Jellyfish Crew) are temporarily stationed in secret.
Still north is the vast Crater ruin where the Islands of Japan once existed… now just a dry hole in the sea that drains in water… this desolate place is where Ramlethal Valentine has declared War on Humanity.
Further East In the South Pacific, along the Equator and West of Mexico and South America is apparently a hidden dimension known as the Nightmare Theater, a Vile Vortex (similar to the Bermuda Triangle) where Bedman tortures his victims (it seems to be an extension of the Backyard, so it’s not confirmed if this place actually exists or not, just that it’s location is ‘currently’ in this area).
Antarctica / Blockaded Zones / The Backyard
There are very few places in the world that Gears have not touched, as even the uninhabited Antarctic Ice Shelf is home to one such Gear named Leopaldon (though he is kind in nature and rescues anyone lost in the drift and whiteout blizzards there).
It is because the Gears and other magical creatures roam the wild No Man’s Lands of the world that Bounty Hunters maintain a lucrative business of ending dangerous threats to humankind, both human and biological nightmares like Gig.
Beyond this tangible world lies the Underworld and its layers peeled back like some complex dimensional onion… till at last there lies the Backyard. The source of Gear Power, as well as home to dangerous residents like the King of the Underworld named Gig (including friendly spirit creatures like Izuna who also live there as “Residents”).
Humans and Gears have both just barely survived the Great War… but did that war truly end? Things have only just begun!