Of Kings and Dragons
Southmoor shares much of its southern border with Varisia, in a region known to both nations as the Nolands, a desolate, rock-strewn plain. The exact border between Varisia and the Linnorm Kingdoms is vague here, for neither region cares to fully claim the Nolands under its purview. A land of broken hills, stony gullies, and scant vegetation, the Nolands have long been regarded by the Linnorm Kingdoms as a prime dumping ground for exiles and other Ulfen criminals. Those sent to the Nolands are either killed or inducted into one of the area’s tribes, violent gangs that function as nomadic raiding parties, killing travelers, animals, and other Nolanders to survive. Many of these tribes consist of cannibals who enjoy feasting on their victims. Newcomers who are strong or cunning enough can work their way up the brutal tribal hierarchy, though even the strongest and most intelligent will fall eventually—banishment to the Nolands is ultimately a death sentence.