Of Kings and Dragons
The Linnorm Kingdoms have their spots of civilization, but the majority of this realm’s land is wild—it is the domain of monsters. This means, of course, no shortage of adventure for would-be heroes, but merchants and other travelers between Linnorm Kingdom settlements are well advised to stick to the roads when they must travel beyond the safety of their homes. Even then, the roads are no guarantee of safety, especially in kingdoms like Southmoor, where the protection of the hinterlands is constantly shuffled to lower priorities.
The encounter tables presented on this page are not meant to be exhaustive lists of creatures that dwell within the seven Linnorm Kingdoms and the Steaming Sea—the inclusion of a “GM’s Choice” allows for the introduction of stranger or rarer creatures at times. And while there are certainly both less powerful and more powerful creatures in the Linnorm Kingdoms (such as low-level barbarians or linnorms, respectively), these tables are skewed toward giving a good range of challenges for mid-level play.