Chronicles of Time
The Continent is the extremely large body of land that forms a giant ring shape within the Ring World. Geologists have speculated that in the early formations of the planet, the land masses were reshaped from several continents, perhaps pulled towards the Island of Ascension, however that is speculation at best, crackpot theories at worst.
The Continent is divided into 8 sections, each divided by vast mountain ranges, and each section possessing some form of peninsula that points towards the Island of Ascension. Climates of the Ring World are often quite different between the sections.
It is rumored that Angelus returned or hid one Orb of Ascension within each section of the world to ensure the recovery of them to be nearly impossible.