My ideas for this setting are still scattered; the blog is an attempt to get them out there, make some decisions about what does and does not belong, then organize them in a meaningful and fun way. But here's the basic elevator pitch:
A historically derived Mediterranean fantasy setting.
Well, that sounds kinda boring. How about:
Think about all the cool stuff from 2000 years of Mediterranean history -- Barbary Corsairs, Tuareg Caravans, Venetian Politics, clash of cultures, cutthroat merchants, Sinbad, alchemy, Rome, Greece, Byzantium, Gibraltar, Cordoba, Alexandria -- It will be in there and OH MY GOD IT WILL BE AWESOME!