A Home Continent (or Home Planet in the Post-Bending era) is simply a planet, or continent which possesses a link to an Empire's Sanctuary. By link it is implied that this connection cannot be severed, as in the Sanctuary contains a warpgate which leads directly to that planet without needing to broadcast there. Patch 3.12.28 (July 31, 2007) changed the Home Continents of each empire. The current Empire Home Continents are
Historically the VS had Esamir and Amerish, the TR had Ceryshen and Forseral, and the NC had Solsar and Hossin.